[T]he universal doctrine teaches that all the visible structures of the world

[T]he universal doctrine teaches that all the visible structures of the world … are the effects of a ubiquitous power out of which they rise, which supports and fills them during their manifestation, and back into which they must ultimately dissolve. This is the power known to science as energy, to the Melanesians as mana, to the Sioux Indians as wakonda, the Hindus as Shakti, and the Christians as the power of God.

-- Joseph Campbell
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