Episode 103 - Flowers for Algernon I

Episode 84 · April 24th, 2012 · 35 mins 59 secs

About this Episode

How does the ego actually die?

Or rather, what does a person look like when their ego has died,
or is dying?
Can we see this -- the "seed falling into the ground"?
Algernon Blackwood wrote about the dying.
He wrote about it vividly and concretely, not just symbolically.
This podcast quotes from two of Blackwood's "Eternity" stories:
"The Centaur" (1911) and "A Descent into Egypt" (1914).
The theme is healing, at the end of the day;
and even,