We start the new season of the Mirage Project with a truly epic voyage: A journey into the mysterious home of Pandora. According to Greek mythology, Zeus sent Pandora with a box of gifts to punish humanity for the theft of fire. As Pandora opened her box, all the evils of the world escaped. Only hope remained in the box, well hidden in a faraway place – or deep in everybody's soul.
The Ancients did not consider Pandora a hero. But for moderns, it's tough not to sympathize with her. When you're given a mysterious box and told by the authorities never to open it, who among us could resist peeking?
Pandora's fame has outlasted that of many of the Greek gods because of what she represents: curiosity, insatiability, rebelliousness, the spirit of investigation, and, above all, the irresistible will to peer across the barrier of consciousness and into the realm of strangeness and wonder.
Do you dare to open the box?