“Catharsis provides a model of healing which deals with those things which most disturb us and which we least wish to face. The model which catharsis offers, and which the millennial vision communicates, is that there is a practical way to accomplish the ancient spiritual goal of creating light out of the very substance of darkness. This process may be crucial to our physical and spiritual survival, for as the myth of apocalypse keeps reminding us, the darkness will not just go away. Instead, it must be transformed.” *It is not easy to use pain to channel love. More difficult is to help others feel their wounds especially when most want to resist and deny their pain—hide the Shadow. Denial is a strong adversary*   – A Work of Lamentation by Joshua Leavitt from Parabola, Spring 1988