Nuclear Darkness

Now we are at the edge of a nuclear conflagration, perhaps a few words about what vast opportunity we missed because of our blind insistence in ignoring any possibility of powers greater than the human will at work in shaping the destiny of the world. This essay, companion to my The Meaning of the Bomb as World Destroyer, tells the inner story of nuclear power, i.e. the story of our first encounters with the soul aspect or inward meaning of nuclear power and how a future possibility for us and the world was thwarted by our sheer stubbornness in privileging power and control over all else.

We have missed that opportunity and now our destiny has become our fate. Instead of transformation of life on Earth we face instead utter destruction of everything.


Companion Essay: Cave of Forgotten Dreams