Anthropologists have often described what happens to a primitive society when its spiritual values are exposed to the impact of modern civilization.
Its people lose the meaning of their lives, their social organization disintegrates, and they themselves morally decay.
We are now in the same condition. But we have never really understood what we have lost, for our spiritual leaders unfortunately were more interested in protecting their institutions than in understanding the mystery that symbols present.
In my opinion, faith does not exclude thought (which is man’s strongest weapon), but unfortunately many believers seem to be so afraid of science (and incidentally of psychology) that they turn a blind eye to the numinous psychic powers that forever control man’s fate.
We have stripped all things of their mystery and numinosity; nothing is holy any longer.
~ Carl Jung