mythologyofthepoetandthemuse:

There are no longer any gods whom we can invoke to help us. The great religions of the world suffer from anemia, because the helpful numina have fled from the woods, rivers, and mountains, and from animals, and the god-men have disappeared underground into the unconscious. There we fool ourselves that they lead an ignominious existence among the relics of our past. Our present lives are dominated by the goddess Reason, who is our greatest and most tragic illusion. By the aid of reason, so we assure ourselves, we have “conquered nature.”

Carl G. Jung, Man and his Symbols