sexta-feira, 16 de junho de 2017
On Spirituality, Religions, Pan, Plutarch, Chesterton, Mankind and Consciousness evolution.
About the famous legend shared by Plutarch (46-119) in his book On the cessation of Oracles, in which, during a trip on boat, it is heard a voice on the heavens saying to the pilot Tamus to anounce near the seashore that «Pan ho megas tethneke»,«the great Pan has died», what being done caused a great cry of sorrow coming from land and Nature, happening that in the time of emperor Tiberius (42 A. C. - 37 D. C.), and that was interpreted by posterior Christians as the vanishing of Paganism under Christianity, the english writer G.K.Chesterton has said, or better published in 1925 in his The Everlasting Man : “It is said truly in a sense that Pan died because Christ was born. It is almost as true in another sense that men knew that Christ was born because Pan was already dead. A void was made by the vanishing world of the whole mythology of mankind, which would have asphyxiated like a vacuum if it had not been filled with theology.” (In the chapter End of the World).