Amnesia and Memory

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The Great Work requires ‘the Rebel’ (collectively all lifeforms on Earth) to lose its’ memory of its’ true identity and of the Great Work. This collective amnesia is reflected in mythology, legends and modern literature/entertainment.

In Greek mythology, the river of forgetfulness is LETHE, also the name of the Goddess of forgetfulness.

TOTAL RECALL (1990) – sci-fi film based on the PHILIP K. DICK novel “We can remember it for you Wholesale”, about confused identity and memories.

LABYRINTH (1986) – fantasy film directed and co-written by “The Muppets” creator JIM HENSON. A girl loses her memory in a weird otherworldly labyrinth kingdom ruled by a King with strange powers. Labyrinths/mazes occur in myths, e.g. the Greek story of THESEUS who travels to the centre of a labyrinth to slay the monstrous MINOTAUR.

THE MAZE RUNNER (2014) – based on the novel of the same name by the Mormon author JAMES DASHNER. Teenagers are dropped into the centre of a giant maze with no memory of how they got there or who they are.

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