BeTween - I meets the Other
"... I come from a country where Otherness is hardly acceptable, this is due to extensive post romantic tradition that situated our nation as the centre of individual sacrifice for the good of the public – the Christ of the Nation. This perspective makes the destructive actions towards other cultures and so called ethnocentricity serve as an explanation for the invasion ... "
Over the centuries, we can see various reactions to the difference between openness and acceptance of the hatred and destruction.
These responses relate to ourselves and the experience provided by the ancestors. They are a reaction to the oblivion that the Other lies also in Us. The encounter of the Other should be an adventure, but we have to get rid of our prejudices. Then we can discover how beautiful and diverse the world is – thanks to the Other.
Our Other is Jungian Persona, but also the lack of faith that we can meet the challenges of the encounter, the encounter as an active forum for dialogue where we against the Other are partners to the Unknown.