Tag Archives: The Second Coming

Cycles,Gyres, and Yugas, Part 1

The point of these stories for me is not to find literal explanations for current events but to look for mythic / imaginal truths that underpin these events. We have forgotten a lot of ancient wisdom, like that of Homer, who reminded us that when empires fall, there are always invisible forces at play behind the human drama. Continue reading

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What Rough Beast?

I posted William Butler Yeats’ best known poem, The Second ComingĀ five years ago. Its time has come round again. Yeats (1865-1939), one of our greatest English language poets, had an abiding interest in the mythology and folklore of his native … Continue reading

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The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats

We have all heard and read more words this week than we want or need. The ones that keep coming back to me were written in 1919, in a poem called “The Second Coming,” a haunting vision written by William … Continue reading

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