"Emotional energy has got to go somewhere, and self-loathing is a powerful emotion. Turned inward, it becomes our personal hells: addiction, obsession, compulsion, depression, violent relationships, illness. Projected outward, it becomes our collective hells: violence, war, crime, oppression. But it's all the same thing: Hell has many mansions too" (p. 6).
Marianne Williamson, "Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles"