Alchemy Of Fire Sample Track - Conflict and Creation by Michael Meade published on 2017-11-03T19:52:49Z Beginning with the frustrations of cultural conflicts including: fundamentalism, literalism and opposed ideologies; Meade takes up the soul's cry for a multiplicity of ideas and a diversity of beliefs. Using mythic imagination and alchemical ideas, he reveals how conflicts and oppositions are essential for the ongoing creation of the world as well as for a genuine redemption of the individual. An Eskimo story, The Mistress of Fire, shows how solutions for both personal and cultural problems require the sacrifice of our unconscious, infantile attitudes towards both spirit and body. Meade shows how received ideas from others and fixed ego attitudes restrict and distort our instincts for survival and for shaping vital communities. Beyond that, he redeems the role of pleasure in life and reconnects the flame of libido to its origin in the spiritual realm. In addition, he echoes the soul's passionate struggle to ignite the divine spark of creation again and its life-long effort to love and be loved.