straight to the ground by a lightning conductor. Scientific explanation has disposed of mythological causation. We know that the serpent is an animal that must succumb, if humanity wills it to. The replacement of mythological causation by the technological removes the fears felt by primitive humanity. Whether this liberation from the mythological world view is of genuine help in providing adequate
enigmas of existence is quite another matter. The American government, like the Catholic Church before it, has brought modern schooling to the Indians with remarkable energy. Its intellectual optimism has resulted in the fact that the Indian children go to school in comely suits and pinafores and no longer believe in pagan demons. That also applies to the majority of educational goals. It may well d
Law enforcement officers assigned to patrol duties, their immediate supervisors, and administrators.
t it does justice to the Indians who think in images and to their, let us say, mythologically anchored souls. I once invited the children of such a school to illustrate the German fairy
tale of "Johnny-Head-in-the-Air" (Hans-Guck-in-die-Luft), which they did not know, because a storm is refe
our heads perched upwards in recollection of