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This episode of Living Myth looks at the darkest time of the year and considers the ancient ideas of facing the darkness to find the hidden light of inspiration and renewal.  Michael Meade looks at the origins of Halloween and the Day of the Dead and follows threads  of mythology and cosmology all the way back to the beginning of the world.  In the course of this journey, Meade weaves a personal story of facing darkness with an ancient Celtic story, leading to “the drop of eternity that is the threshold and hinge between darkness and light, between time and eternity.”

The world is made of emptiness and fullness, darkness and light, and in between these two halves that keep recurring is a moment of eternity. This little moment, which becomes momentous when people pay attention to it, becomes what keeps the world going.
 

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