JP’s not epic. He uses “postmodern logic” poorly to make his case, deconstructing and reconstructing reality to fit his theory, which he sells.
He’s an AA-style motivational guy (“clean your room, let the spirit-in-the-sky / universe/ god etc guide you”) hinging on a lobster metaphor of all things, takes modern things and throws his proofs into pre-history where it can’t be checked, then tries to bolster his case with Campbellian (actually Jungian) archetyping.
I don’t have a problem with the pieces. I just don’t like how he puts them together and what he’s using it for.
If JP’s the 12-step program for men of the 2010’s, I suppose we could do worse, but hes WAY too political to be of much use to me.
Ok. I’ll start: Do you find the lobster hierarchy a reasonable premise?