Self-destructive behavior and fantasies thereof are an integral part of contemporary psychological and mythological experience. It is a truism that human beings have reached the point of technological power that literally destroying life as we know it on a planetary scale is within our grasp. It is less widely accepted that, before moving on to opposing or discounting this idea, the complex reveals essential information about how we are living and what human beings need (and will continue to consciously and unconsciously co-create) in the current cultural moment.