Whoever has not experienced the mystery of life, death, and renewal, is not yet born.
“For me this means we need a second birth to become ourselves. The first birth gives us our entry, and our body, and we open our regular eyes. Everyone needs a second birth, which is a psychological birth, a birth to the story of one’s own soul. This second birth opens the inner eyes of the soul, allows us to see the world with new eyes, and to also see our place in the world. At the time we are now living, we’re looking for the rebirth, not just for us as individuals but for us as collective humanity.”
Michael Meade is a scholar of mythology, a student of ritual
in traditional cultures, and author of many books including:
Awakening The Soul: A Deep Response To A Troubled World