Through the centuries,  religion and art used the power of symbol as an end in itself for the transformation of consciousness, to uplift and awaken.

Today their influence is minimal. Instead, politicians use this power as a means to gain and maintain control; commercialists use it so sell products.

If we are to take control of our own destinies, we must reclaim this power for ourselves as individuals. We must consciously develop our own relationships to myth, archetype, and symbol.

- Laurence G. Bold