The Polytheistic Organization
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When the Greeks settled on the membership of their Olympian pantheon, they were making a statement about the archetypal patterns they experienced most powerfully in their lives. Theorists and practitioners of family therapy work extensively with a particular kind of dysfunctional organization. The polytheistic organization is shaped in the same image as the flexible, multi-faceted individual and the flexible, multi-cultural society. It holds the same promise, feels the same tensions and meets the same contradictions. The Garrett Corporation under Clifford Garrett's leadership was essentially a Zeus organization. Within the Australian Antarctic communities, the male-female polarization has been critical. In the Antarctic communities we have on the one hand a sub-culture under the spell of Eros, Artemis, Hestia, and Demeter. The earth-mother goddess, Demeter seems to provide the fourth element of their energy source. The fantasy of the one and the fantasy of the many govern the way we behave and the way we think.