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Naked Questions/14 - Understanding the snare of the "dead flies" and the gift of the "prophets"
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 07/02/2016
“At the foundation of a community there is always a dark, hidden spot, a collective unconscious, which has its origin in the unconscious of the founder and in his/her human need to control. If the community is destined to grow and develop, this dark spot must be purified. The crisis is the purification of this collective unconscious. The community will have to shift from the myth of the perfect founder to a more collective appropriation of the founding myth, purified from what is not essential.”
Jean Vanier, The Founding Myth
“Dead flies make the perfumer's ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honour.” (Ecclesiastes 10,1)