An exploration of the myths we currently believe and the ancient myths we no longer recall, failed social policy, and the need for feminine insight and balance between individual pursuits and community building. The struggle between who we are and who we want to be is conveyed through themes of an earlier enlightenment, a dying Dream, and our empowered potential through creative endeavors. More
An interdisciplinary look into American society, how we got here, and what we might become. It exposes failed policy, the myths we currently believe, and the ancient myths we no longer recall. The struggle between who we are and who we want to be is exemplified through themes of an earlier enlightenment, a dying Dream, and our empowered potential through creative endeavors. We learn how the transmission of knowledge is related to human consciousness, our connection to the land, our democratic ideals, and the fundamental goal of all societies—to protect and prepare the next generation for life. High quality public education, public media and public libraries—are essential to a strong democracy. With increased support, the creative arts can be used to enhance empathy, spread ideas and enrich society. Attaining the knowledge we need to change course is vital for American recovery, but in order to move forward, we must first go back to the natives of this land, the roots of our species, the origin of language, religion, empathy, cooperation, self-reflection, and our search for immortality. Only then will we have the foresight to plan for a humane future that balances individual prosperity and community well-being.
Elizabeth K. Langley has a Masters in Library and Information Science. She works as a Reference Librarian in a public library and spends time reading, researching, writing and painting. She lives in Tucson with her husband and two small children.