Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Durgapuja and religion

Last night I was talking to Katrien over net. She is my friend from overseas, from faraway Netherlands. She said she was having an autumn holiday, much similar to ours ---- Durgapuja, Navaratri or Dusseraah, or to the British Halloween. This small piece of information brought to my mind an endless chain of associations ---- fertility cult, birth-cycle, the idea of sacrifice, myth of Kane and Abel, the idea of Sin...

Modern human civilizations retained all those memories. Was it these host of memories that Jung termed collective unconscious?