Yes, of course, the mythological human needs a Past and a Future to place himself in and orient himself towards. A form of historical consciousness forms the moment we envision some "Before", some unsplit, uncracked egg. And then a "Final" where things get really problematic before a new era arises... they are classical themes! And there's no way to deny them since it can be felt, envisioned and found in the books of Others who felt and envisioned it: the purest elements of faith.Urizen wrote:With the 'Fall' (that is, the division of human consciousnss into Subject and Object by our entrancement to cosmic manifestations), with the Fall we lost our divinity, and became humans; with modernity, we lost our humanity, and became animals; with postmodernity, we lose even our animality, and become as metal--the computer is the symbol of this last stage of human degeneration wherein the soul, trapping itself in a machine, is finally enslaved to matter. We are approaching the final phase of the Kali Yuga which is the birth of the religion of the Antichrist; one suspects the mythology surrounding the Computer will play an essential role in this, as well as New Age pseudo-spirituality and ideas related to Transhumanism.
Nevertheless, these days I'm looking into a more immediate application of the myth: how consciousness is birthing by separation each and every breath (of prana). How development is always geared towards the world and the material, to master it, to embody, to posses this or that: necessity to some extent and a crazy fatefulness too. And then the learning to release: it can be a kingdom gained and lost in a lifetime or a wink of an eye. This is the modern, turned inside out "history" of consciousness. One would do wise to study it just as well.