2013-01-10

Inverted Babel

The world would be very different if the man, instead of building towers of Babel, turned them upside down and changed them into funnels so that the Heaven could precipitate over the Earth.

That would be an example of an anti-myth, based on the incarnation rather than on the sacrifice. The eventual progress of humanity would have to be experienced in this sense.
Image after Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights (1490-1510) [pd] and Pieter Bruegel the Elder's The Tower of Babel (c. 1565) [pd].