Richard G. Petty, MD

Humanity Has a Spiritual Unity

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“All mythology involves a corresponding philosophy; and if there is only one mythology, as there is only one ‘perennial philosophy’, then that ‘the myth is not my own, I had it from my mother’ (Euripides) points to a spiritual unity of the human race already predetermined long before the discovery of metals. It may be really true that as Alfred Jeremias said, the various cultures of mankind are no more than the dialects of one and the same spiritual language.”      

–Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (Sri Lankan Philosopher, 1877-1947)

“Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension: Select Essays, 1944-1968” (Joseph Campbell)

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