Tuesday, August 22, 2017

On the Power of Symbols, Myths, and Stories

[a] characteristic of a symbol is that it opens up levels of reality which otherwise are closed for us.
[a symbol] also unlocks dimensions and elements of our soul which correspond to the dimensions and elements of reality.  A great play gives us not only a new vision of the human scene, but it opens up hidden depths of our own being.
Paul Tillich, Dynamics of Faith