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Our science-based, technological world has developed as a result of a strongly cognitive and archetypally masculine culture, and is valuable within a certain range of phenomena. But its counterpart, or shadow, is the individual and collective soul, psyche, imagination, and our feeling states, which have their own logic, and recognizable patterns of manifestation. Unacknowledged soul brings dis-ease, obsession, violence and disconnection from the life force. The patriarchal religions have failed us in that we've lost touch with the very important non-physical and non-rational parts of ourselves, seeing God as separate from ourselves and the biosphere. In our binary thinking, translating our experience into 0's and 1's, we've de-emphasized soul, which is our origin. We all have come here from the inner worlds of psyche, and will return there as well. Death, as a profound and ineluctable presence now, reminds us of this bridge which we all must cross. Pluto's strong presence in our lives also brings us the opportunity to “practice dying” as Plato said, to become more aware of the need to re-structure how we use our powers, how we hold the gifts that being alive and physical have to offer us. To do this, we are being pushed to forgo “doing” and enter “being,” going within, to explore Pluto's Underworld, and, like Persephone, to come back to the world of light with gifts, maturity and courage.