My thoughts on our emerging global culture.
Mythologist Joseph Campbell.
In "The Power of Myth," and many other works and talks, he expressed our need for New Myths for the 21st Century.
He suggested the iconic photo of Earth in space,
"The Blue Marble," taken by Apollo 17 in 1972.
Another iconic photo
-- and the first view of Earth rising over the Moon --
was taken by Apollo 8, in 1968.
This was the first image ever taken by humans of the whole Earth.
And the book:
"Reality Isn't What It Used To Be:
Theatrical Politics, Ready-To-Wear Religion, Global Myths, Primitive Chic, and Other Wonders of the Postmodern World."
By Walter Truett Anderson
He shows how our postmodern world presents the friction of belief systems -- which define the primary philosophical divisions of our time.
Published in 1990 by Harper SanFrancisco.
And the classic book:
"Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man"
By Marshall McLuhan
He elucidates how our technology alters our senses.
He originated the expressions,
"The Medium is the Message" and
"The Global Village."
"Promethea," by Alan Moore.
Presents the Apocalypse as a Revelation of our divine nature.
The comic book series is available as graphic novels.
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