I am not sure I would apply the term ‘Covenanter’ to Donaldson’s doubting Thomas, not with its political ramifications, but his ‘unbelief’ does mirror the apparent choice of our ‘advanced’ society to shunt magic, miracles and a recognition of the hidden life around us into the realm of ‘fairytales’.
Not that fairytales should be dismissed either… at least not the old ones, which, like the myths and legends, such as that of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, show just how much the ancients knew of psychology, millennia before the label for that study was coined.
“If I can label it, it is mine…” The hand that grasps, again. Even when the understanding has been around for thousands of years.
Part of that conversation the other day was about the relationship between quantum entanglement and consciousness… which sounded suspiciously like the theory behind magic to me. In which case, you have to wonder exactly what, was behind our little swimming shrew and the sheep playing ‘statues’ at Nine Stones Close.
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