- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination."
"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."
- George Orwell
They “constantly give what is unreal precedence over what is real.” - Freud
HP Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"
This makes me think of Ernest Becker's thought that modern humans have been disinherited by their own intellectual strength. For some nothing less than a transhumanistic utopia or a final solution will do. For others retreating to the illusions of our ancestors is the answer. Could there be a middle way... a path that avoids hubristic utopias and destruction. Seeing the world in its fullness is not an easy task for the human brain but the striving towards it allows for irony and reflection which often give humanity an often needed jolt to raise consciousness.
The imagination for reality leaves little room for the provincial and human centric gods of our ancestors.