Shamanic Drumming Blog

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Trickster Times

Print by Bill Lewis
Right now, we're living in Trickster Times. Because when civilizations start to become moribund; when social, economic and political systems stagnate, and empires become degenerate and unresponsive to the needs of the people, in walks Trickster to shake it all up. Trickster is the catalyst, the disruptor who triggers the breaking down of the old order. The Trickster we get is often, in Jungian terms, a reflection of the cultural Shadow. When you identify the contemporary Trickster(s) in your culture, you'll discover the nature of the contemporary cultural Shadow. It's anger, hate, alienation, xenophobia, and soul-killing fear. The cultural Shadow is part of who we are, and we all have to take responsibility for it. Read more.

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