The Prodigal Son

represents the hidden drama of the soul. When we enter into matter - taking upon us a body and embarking upon a lifetime of experience - we are truly going off into "a far country" to be tested, fed on scraps (compared to our true spiritual heritage), degraded, and alienated in many ways. One day, however, true enlightenment dawns. The divinity within is recognized, the "sleeping Christ" is awakened, and we return home to the waiting "Father."

Tom Harper - The Pagan Christ