Rachel Pollack

Any society automatically teaches its people, just by the language it uses, to make certain assumptions about the world. Examples in Western culture would include the uniqueness of the individual, the reality and overwhelming importance of love, the necessity of freedom and social justice, and more complex, but just as strong, the basic separateness of each person. "We are born alone and we die alone." Our society, built upon the materialist eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, does not merely reject the notion of 'superconsciousness' or 'universal forces', we do not really know what they mean. - Rachel Pollack