If you’ve walked Pathway
A and/or B, you understand that the Earthfolk vision and imagination
is anchored in practices of ritual living.
A key Earthfolk insight is that the Warrior’s Quest vision
weaves through and connects the three dominant Big Stories (Abrahamic,
Scientism, Secularism). They are interconnected by four themes:
1) living in dreadful fear, 2) identifying the Other as Intimate Enemy,
3) annihilation of the feminine, and 4) a self-fulfilling apocalyptic
story of self-annihilation.
Living in dreadful fear
is the emotion that grounds the other three themes. It is so deeply
embedded in the communal global psyche imagined by the three Big
Stories that an individual is often quite unaware of
how he or she makes this dreadful fear manifest through
their every-day and personal, intimate actions. To
both get in touch with this dreadful fear and to begin to transform
it requires practicing the Earthfolk ritual
of “living as if I am no one’s enemy.”
—A word of advice and
If you’ve ever challenged a
basic belief or value of the Warrior’s Quest vision and imagination,
you know how savage can be the response.
The Warrior Quester cannot imagine his/her own dark
side, what is often called the shadow side. They cannot see
their shadow either in respect to their cultural
values nor their personal beliefs and actions.
For example, if you practice nonviolent civil
disobedience then you need to be prepared to be verbally abused,
possibly physically beaten, handcuffed, jailed or imprisoned. Violence
to the Warrior Quester is like gravity—they see
it as a metaphysical given of the universe.