Just as from the old cosmologies of the simple tribal peoples there was an enormous step to the vast cosmologies

Just as from the old cosmologies of the simple tribal peoples there was an enormous step to the vast cosmologies of the monumental cultures, so we are right now experiencing in our own lifetime a step as great: from the monumental to the mechanized world, to the no-horizon world, to a world that makes the sort of multiple nature of old Hellenistic civilisation look very simple.

-- Joseph Campbell
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