Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Battle for your Mind...

Or everything someone else thinks you need to know about.

"Transpersonal psychology recognizes spiritual and cosmic aspects of human consciousness, and the potential for the evolution of consciousness. It builds on the ideas of Carl Jung, who stressed the importance of the unconscious, mysterious, mystical, nonrational, and creative elements of consciousness and proposed the existence of a collective unconscious to which all mankind has access. A wideranging school of thought, transpersonal psychology recognizes realms of experience beyond the physiological, biographical, and individual, and takes into account cosmic, spiritual, past-life, and prenatal experiences, as well as shamanistic phenomena, altered states of consciousness, myths and archetypes, etc."
Sarah Belle Dougherty, "New Light on Human Nature"

"If communication transports essentially through space, transmission essentially transports through time. Communication prompts an instantaneous response between parties, by synchronizing and connecting them like a thread: a communicative network runs its course between contemporaries (sender and receiver present to one another simultaneously at either end of the line). Transmission takes its course through time (diachronically), developing and changing as it goes. A thread plus a drama, it links the living to the dead, most often when the senders are physically absent."
Regis Debray, "Transmitting Culture"

"For behind the concrete forces of revolution... beyond that invisible secret circle which perhaps directs them all, is there not yet another force, still more potent... In looking back over the centuries at the dark episodes that have marked the history of the human race... strange and horrible cults, waves of witchcraft, blasphemies, and desecrations, how is it possible to ignore the existence of an Occult Power at work in the world?"
Nesta Webster, "Secret Societies and Subversive Movements"

"...archetypes are elemental forces which play a vital role in the creation of the world and of the human mind itself. The ancients called them elemental spirits."
Carl Gustav Jung, "Archetypes according to Carl Jung"

"Archetypes resemble the beds of rivers: dried up because the water has deserted them, though it may return at any time. An archetype is something like an old watercourse along which the water of life flowed for a time, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it flowed the deeper the channel, and the more likely it is that sooner or later the water will return."
Carl Gustav Jung, "Psychological Reflections"

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1 comment:

The Secret Sun said...

Jung makes more sense the more insane the world becomes.