God of the Crossroads
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The 'new factor' Jean Gebser writes about is the capacity to experience reality integrally, not framed in a particular story in the manner of Apollo and the other gods, but in all their stories, in the manner of Hermes. The earliest image of Hermes is the stone-heap, which the ancient Greeks set up to mark crossroads and the boundaries of their land. The Hermes-inflated organization is committed to nothing but doing deals and making money. The Hermes organization will always prefer to get what it wants by charm, seduction, or trickery. Hermes is designated messenger to Hades, the one who guides souls to the underworld. As god of boundaries Hermes is god of connections, an aspect that is manifested in his sexual enthusiasm. It seems apparent that for a couple of decades the business culture has been worshipping the god of the marketplace with an excess of devotion.