2. Society is reenforcing a personal sense of meaningless by continuing to use former images and styles which have little or no connection to personal experience. Images point to an absolute, unambiguous universe. Powerful Twentieth Century symbols, rites and mythologies point to shallow spirit journeys. A person experiences his perceptions and experiences as suspect. Few individuals have the courage to explore the depth of their lives so most live with little meaning or greatness.
3. The social forms that once created meaningful, reinforcing images and life styles no longer do so. Personal images and symbols are shallow and inadequate to express individual consciousness and the meaning of life. In an absence of situations where the meaning of symbols is acted out, people lack consciously appropriate perceptions, both of awe and of encounter with their own inner depths. They fail to recognize the greatness and significance of their own existence.