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Sheila Collins

  • Organized religion — whether Judaism, Christinity, Hinduism, or Maoism — is first of all myth and only secondly doctrine and practice. Myths, which are stories told to explain the 'why' of certain universal phenomena (for example, why the world was made, why there is evil and disease, why women can't do the same things as men), are composed of powerful images, symbols and archetypes, which find deep psychic resonances in those they affect. For this reason they are perhaps the most difficult societal constructs to change.

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    • "When the Veils Come Tumbling Down," in Maggie Tripp, Woman in the Year 2000 ()

Sheila Collins