A New Myth for America by James Hilgendorf (Submission)
Genre: Philosophy, New Age, Non-Fiction, Religion
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Summary (from back cover): Every great civilization has had its own myth, a cosmic story of how we fit into the universe, a divine story of who we are and where we came from.
Now all the old myths have crumbled to dust.
What we crave is a new consciousness, a new time, new stories, new heroes and heroines, dragons and great knights upon black steeds, the battle, the quest – a story that encompasses the heavens and suns and stars and galaxies and black holes and universes beyond number, yet is bolted down to rocks and rivers and flowers and thunder and rain, finding its tale reverberating through the bones and marrow and hearts of the blacksmith, the nanny, the insurance salesman, the ice cream vendor, the teacher, banker, garbage collector, shoe repairman, mechanic, musician…
This story unfolds here and now.
The real, true dream of America.
There are some bold statements in this author provided summary, so I was really intrigued by this text. I didn’t really know if it was supposed to be fiction, nonfiction, preparation for the apocalypse (that thought may have been planted from our last bookclub!), so I went in with an open mind. If you’re ready to do the same – let’s talk America, philosophy, and Springsteen (always Springsteen).