Hildegard of Bingen’s famous visions
made her sick until she wrote them down
and communicated them to others.
God will not let us bury our talents/visions/stories
– they are given to us for the common good.
Carl Jung’s story about humans is that
we are all interdependent and interrelated
not just interpersonally but cosmically –
from this came his idea of the Collective Unconscious –
whereas Sigmund Freud atomized humans
seeing each one as an independent individual
Jung fits much better than Freud
in the quantum interconnected story of the universe.
A basic quantum theology principle:
ultimate meaning is embedded in stories not facts –
create our world more than facts.
The main components of the new story
of the emerging Interspiritual Age:
the evolutionary consciousness movement
the developmentalist movement
Spiral Dynamics/Integral Theory/Einsteinian physics
all these together create a new metaphysical story.
In the other major story –
the materialistic/scientific/rationalistic one –
Meister Eckhart’s spiritual concepts are hard to grasp –
the “God-beyond-God” and “praying to God
to rid him of the concept of ‘God’” –
since all our concepts of God are false idols.
Even simple Bible stories written for the common good
need interpretation: the meaning of John 3:16
changes radically depending on how you interpret
“everyone who believes in Jesus will not perish” –
does “believes” mean “intellectual assent
that Jesus is the Third person of the Trinity”
or “everyone who trusts in Jesus” will be saved?”
Biblical interpretation is the story about the stories
that created western civilization.