"From religion to philosophy, from alchemy to chemistry, from legend to history, the social organization of knowledge changes as a new elite comes in to challenge the old authorities. But this movement is not simply a linear and one-directional shift toward increasing rationalization and demystification; when the rational historian has come in to take away authority from the mystical and tribal bard, the artist has returned to create new forms of expression to resacrilize, re-enchant, remythologize."
—William Irwin Thompson
"Telling the proper stories is as if you were approaching the throne of heaven in a fiery chariot."
—Baal Shem Tov
"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there ...