This episode of Living Myth begins with issues raised by the spread of the coronavirus and leads to a consideration of the ancient, initiatory practice of katabasis or conscious descent to the inner world. At each turning point in life, we must face our deepest fears in order to grow. We are now at a collective turning point, where we must stop and listen to the body of humanity despite fears of the stock market crashing and in spite of the common belief that everything must keep expanding, so that we avoid a major descent. The willingness to stop and consciously descend can lead to a greater understanding of one's life and a deeper connection to both meaning and purpose.
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