“As a poet,” Snyder tells us, “I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the late Paleolithic; the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation and rebirth; the love and Ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe.” He develops, as replacement for shattered social structures, a concept of tribal tradition which could lead to “growth and enlightenment in self-disciplined freedom. Whatever is or ever was in any other culture can be reconstructed from the unconscious through meditation . . . the coming revolution will close the circle––and link us in many ways with the most creative aspects of our archaic past.”
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August 14, 2017 at 6:13 pm
Great quote Jamie, this one resonates with me.
August 14, 2017 at 7:23 pm
It’s one of those insights whose depth continues to unfold, I think. Glad it resonated with you, too, Andrea.
August 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm
Gary Snyder is a brilliant poet, teacher, thinker, and human being. I enjoyed the Lion’s Roar article. Thanks for linking that. And thank you, Jamie. I needed to be reminded to read more Gary Snyder today!
August 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm
You’re welcome, Cheryl. My pleasure. It was a good reminder for me as well! Funny how that happens, isn’t it? 🙂