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Tonsil Hockey

26/06/2012 17:31

Tonsil Hockey

 

 Often a tonsillectomy has to be performed to remove the tonsils because of `crypts`, accretions called `stones` which, within the tonsils, cause `cryptic tonsillitis`. `Tonsil hockey` is a euphemism for kissing, which is more or less cryptic, and may be understood more readily by means of a joke:

 

`How is tonsil hockey played?`

 

`Through a hole beneath the eyes.`

 

 

 Eskimos, Indians of the ice tundras, such as the Innuit of Alaska, often cut a hole in the ice to fish. Beneath the ice, of course, there are seals. Innuit`s kill the seals to make clothes and fishing tools so that they can be warm while they catch fish.

 

 The eyes are the `windows of the soul`, and the `fish` is a symbol of the `Self`, according to developmental psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). Because Jesus` symbol is the `fish`, Jesus is archetypal, that is, one of a plethora of heroic `role models` for the ego found in dreams, the imagination, and history.  These collective archetypes of the unconscious `Self` in the mind of mankind, swimming like `fish` beneath the ice that corresponds to the ego`s strength in resisting evil, communicate themselves to the imagination and assist the developing soul to grow. The hole beneath the eyes corresponds to the mouth and, as Jesus was a `fisher of men`, we may assume his words are wise, and vision true. Or, to put it another way, speech and looks are, in Jesus` teachings, for the development of the `Self`, which isn`t the case with those who don`t accept the law of God. For these the `windows of the soul` are for `breaking and entering` and the mouth is for deceiving what lives behind the eyes until the demons of deceit possess its house.

 

 To `homosexualize`, for example, is to pervert someone by means of lies to the eyes about the nature of human sexuality. If women had a penis, and they do ( https://www.futanaria.com ), then they`re a species, and men are parasites that have enslaved their `host wombs` from which they emerge, as from a cave, as thieves who don`t value her. In Genesis Eve is told she has to have pain in childbirth after Eden, and Adam has to obtain his bread by the sweat of his brow, which means that she`s being taught through `labour pains` to value what she produces, while Adam is to work to produce sufficient to keep her. Homosexuality is the idea that heterosexual women produce, and so homosexuals, feigning heterosexuality, feed off them as parasites and don`t work.

 

 Commentators on the Bible often observe that Jesus is open to the accusation of being homosexual because he doesn`t have a woman, and he`s tortured and murdered. In Eden the serpent tempts Eve until Adam doesn`t have a woman, and God tells Adam that he must die. Effectively, Eve`s been deceived by homosexual lies, which is why Adam and Eve feel naked after eating the tempting fruit of the `tree of the knowledge of good and evil` that God has forbidden to them and which Eve is tempted by. They are being watched by the serpent eyes of the homosexual. Because homosexuals don`t produce, they don`t want reproduction, that is, Adam, Eve, and their descendants must die as ephemerals because the homosexuals want what they produce, but don`t want them to have a future without homosexuals, and so Mankind mustn`t reach a level of technological progress that would allow them to escape. If production is for those who can`t produce, then it`s a system in which the producers must remain ignorant. A paradox because the producers must die young so that the homosexuals can continue not having to work. They won`t have to worry about the producer becoming wise enough, that is, old enough, to develop an `escape programme`, because they`ll make sure that she`ll always be too ephemeral to be wise.

 

 Evidence of God`s hatred for homosexuality is the erasure from the Earth of Sodom, the `city of the plain` in Genesis (16,18)  where sodomy, that is, non-productive anal sex was practiced against the will of God whose injunction to Mankind was `be fruitful and multiply`, which means develop. In Revelation development is presented in terms of the `hidden` woman of the Earth leaving to sow her seed amongst the stars, where she defeats evil and receives a new heaven and Earth to dwell in forever, whereas the evil are punished with eternal unendurable pain. Because the hidden woman of the Earth sows her seed in heaven, she`ll need her own penis, which means God`s `chosen people` are, in fact, Woman as a species. God`s injunction to develop doesn`t simply mean breed, which is reflected in the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis, where Cain slays Abel because Abel can cook.

 

 Cain wants to pick fruit, because it`s less effort, whereas Abel is more able in that he`s developing. Or, in other words, Cain is homosexual and doesn`t want to work, whereas Abel wants to have a relationship with God in which, eventually, immortality will be restored to him, and he`s prepared to work towards that. In even simpler terms, Abel is killed by Cain because homosexuals aren`t interested in knowing how to do something, like having  heterosexual sexual intercourse productive of the future through educative communications to descendants from memory, or wisdom stored in books, for example.

 

 

 In The Fox and the Crow by Aesop, a crow is tricked into dropping cheese it has from the tree it is sitting in by a fox who asks it to sing, which is what homosexuals do. What is worked for is a metaphor for a woman`s labour pains in producing a child, which homosexuals don`t do. Consequently, heterosexual women work for homosexuals, but the homosexuals don`t want them to develop to the point at which they`ll extinguish them. It`s in the interests of the homosexuals to kill the heterosexuals, and AIDS is a symptom of this. Adam and Eve are the heterosexual couple from the Bible tricked by the homosexual into accepting death. They die because the homosexual wants them to produce and develop but not to develop to the point at which they can escape from him. Knowledge of starship building, for example, would allow them to leave Earth, and then the homosexual would have to work. So it kills the heterosexual `impulse engine` after it`s produced enough for the homosexual`s enjoyment, and then the homosexual activates the `impulse engine` of sexual libido, which is the desire of the heterosexual woman for its own penis, and the impulse to produce and develop begins anew.

 

 In Revelation the `hidden` woman escapes because she`s protected by the `New Redeemer` born of the `woman clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet`, a symbol of space travel.  The red dragon that lies in wait to devour her child before its born waits in vain and is a symbol of homosexual devourment of potential that it doesn`t want realized. In the last book of the Bible the homosexual`s symptoms are defined:

 

`Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.` (Rev: 16.10)

 

 What they have done is refuse to produce and develop, but instead have accepted homosexuality, here refied as AIDS, which is the teleological nemesis of their parasitical life form, in preference for the enslaving of women`s `host wombs` to keep her in heterosexuality rather than let her develop to the point at which she can leave as a species with her own penis, so the homosexuals can continue to live as leeches:

 

``... the embryo ... obtains nourishment from the blood of the mother, similar to the leech, which feeds on the blood of others.`1

 

 In the Gospels Jesus is described as a `fisher of men` because his eyes spoke through the `windows of the soul` and his words came from the spirit of God through the mouth. In the Old Testament of the Bible the Shekinah is the female spirit that resides in the tabernacle where the book of the law is kept, which means that she`s the word of God that comes from the lips of Jesus. Inevitably, because homosexuality is the bane of humankind. God says so, and doesn`t want it speaking from the mouths of humanity.

 

 Because `cryptic tonsillitis` may be understood as deriving from the spirit of God`s desire to communicate from the hole beneath the eyes in the sea of the unconscious `Self` that contains the swimming fish representative of emerging developmental content, `tonsillectomy` constitutes the removal of an encrypted seal from the mouth of a cave. It isn`t yet a tomb, like that where Jesus was before his Resurrection, but the tonsillectomy is, effectively, a loosening of the tongue that, held by the spirit of the stone tablets of the Commandments of God`s law, may speak with the spirit of the word of God, and the relationship of pupil and teacher obtains. In developmental terms, the homosexual procedure is to kill the developmental functionality of the individual once the homosexual goal of having something without working for it is achieved and before the individual can escape. In God terms, Adam and Eve, as an immortal pairing, with Redemption would have achieved spaceflight and, off Earth, away from homosexuals who are only concerned with the simplest development coincident with their desire for `something for nothing`, would be left on Earth to die of their `disease`, which is thievery.

 

 

 Effectively, in Eden the serpent steals Adam and Eve from God, on the understanding that it`ll kill them and they`ll be productive on Earth but not so productive as to escape with the knowledge and wisdom of how to build starships, for example. In even simpler terms, nuclear missiles are the homosexual`s penis demonstrating its sexuality, whereas  the species of woman with a penis, `teased` with camp television shows like Star Trek, in which men, who obviously can`t show their penis because that would encourage the woman to show hers, having built starships in the past perhaps, has been killed by homosexuals until she`s not able to, and now Star Trek mocks her as her emasculator.

 

 

 In The Cage, the first Star Trek episode, Pike is the captain of the Enterprise starship, a `fish`.  Vina is a green-skinned woman of the planet Talos and Pike is taken into what is symbolically `Paradise` to be with Vina. However, the crew of the Enterprise use phasers to get at them, and so the name of the starship has, symbolically, become `prise open` and its phasers, a metaphor for sterility, melt the rockface corresponding to the door of the cave that requires a password, `Open Sesame` in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the story from A Thousand and One Nights that features a cave in which there`s a thieves` den. In short, if Pike and Vina`s door is forced on Talos, it`s `breaking and entering`, and so the crew of the Enterprise are criminals.

 

 

 The Cage is a version of The Cave Sura, 18, of the Koran in which the `green one`  is Khidr, the `fish`, a representation of wisdom who, fearing pirates, seeks to escape them. Subsequently The Cage was remade as a two part episode featuring the new Captain Kirk, which means `church` in Scotland. Pike, the `fish`, and Vina, the `green one`, are wed by, effectively, Captain Church. The story ends with the couple escaping `piracy on the high seas`, as the door in the rock closes behind them, and the church (Kirk) gives them its blessing as the representatives of Starfleet leave.

 

 The tale is unsatisfactory because Pike isn`t a woman with a penis, although Vina is, symbolically, Khidr, who`s the wise old man of Arabian tradition. In other words, she`s the wisdom of Mankind, which is that a man is a woman with a penis but doesn`t yet know it, and so it`s possible for the story to continue. That, however, only restates the homosexual position, which is that women are receptacles for men`s seed so that men can reproduce themselves a s a replicating virus that enslaves women`s `host womb` and has, as its ultimate goal, species` death for Woman as its victim.

 

 

 In the Koran, Moses and Joshua lose a fish by the Red Sea, which Joshua had been keeping for Moses` supper. In cryptic terms, Joshua is the loosened `seal`. The `fish`, which is a symbol of Jesus in Christianity, reappears almost instantly in the form of Khidr, the `green one`, who`s `wisdom`. Moses asks Khidr to teach him, but Moses can`t understand because Khidr acts from wisdom, and Moses isn`t wise. In the Talmud of Judaism Moses receives the `tablets of stone`, which are the laws of God, because Moses must be obedient if he isn`t wise.

 

 

 In terms of `cryptic tonsillitis`, Moses has the stones, or tablets of the law, because they aren`t `cryptic`. Tonsillectomy, however, is the removal of the tablets of the spirit of the law, as a curative, deriving from the knowledge that the Shekinah, or spirit of God that dwells within the law in the Old Testament, is the spirit of Woman, is feminine, and without her it isn`t possible to develop beyond simple adherence to the law. That`s why `tonsil hockey` is a metaphor for sexual activity between men and women that devolves from kissing, and is presented as `normal`, but women are a species with their own penis, so tonsilectomy prefigures true wisdom, because woman as a species with her own penis isn`t for `tonsil hockey` with homosexuals feigning heterosexuality but heterosexual relations with her own `futanarian` species.

 

 The story of Khidr is a description of what happens when people who aren`t wise are given something. The basic Commandment from the ten stone tablets of God is `Thou Shalt Not Steal.` All ten Commandments derive from that basic principle. Taking from others (even murder is defined as `taking life`) is infantile, because the assumption is that, if you want something that belongs to someone else (coveting another`s wife, for example), you can have it. Classic biblical examples are Salome`s demanding the head of John the Baptist, he who baptized Jesus, or she wouldn`t dance, and the taking of Jesus` life.

 

 

 The story of Khidr is from the 19th Sura, or chapter, of the Koran,  which is called The Cave, and it was the removal of the stone from in front of a cave that was necessary for Jesus to emerge from his entombment after his Resurrection. In symbolic terms, he emerges as `Khidr`, the green one`, because green is the colour of Resurrection, and means that Jesus has wisdom so doesn`t need the stone tablets of the law to guide him.

 

 

 The Cave Sura also contains the story of `The People Of The Cave`, who are an unnamed number of monotheistic youths whom God causes to sleep for three hundred years in a cave during a persecution of monotheists, and when they awaken everywhere is monotheist. Again it`s a Resurrection metaphor but there`s no stone to roll away from the cave mouth, which means they don`t have the stone tablets of the law, while God has caused an elision. Monotheism may have developed, but the `sleepers` might not have. Others have worked for the future, but the sleepers may`ve remained `homosexual` insofar as their perception`s of God and Woman producing for them. Monotheism, in the awakened sleepers` minds, would amount to homosexualism, that is, to exist as parasitical thieves that create nothing.

 

In the A Thousand And One Nights story Ali Baba`s uncovering of the den of thieves living inside a cave allows him to discover the password `Open Sesame` to enter. When they leave, he uses the password he has overheard and takes some treasure. He tells his brother, but Cassim forgets the password and is dismembered by the thieves when they find him still inside the cave.

 

 The story is reminiscent of Egyptian mythology where Osiris, the incarnation of Ra, the sun god, is dismembered by Seth, his brother, and the goddess Isis collects all of the pieces, but cannot find Osiris` penis. She make a new penis, and Osiris is resurrected as the sky god, Horus. The myth doesn`t go far enough because, if woman as a species has a penis of her own, Osiris should become Isis and the new penis that she fashions is her own.

 

 In symbolic terms, seals are for encryption and, if Jesus had been found in the cave of his tomb by thieves after his resurrection, he`d have been murdered again for his `heavenly treasure`, which would be the knowledge of himself as a woman and would explain why he remains celibate unto death. His recognition is that women are sexually desirable because it`s their penis that desires them. In simple terms, men are undesirable, which is why they`re not sexually excited by themselves in the mirror, whereas women are, because they`re  a species with its own penis.

 

 In the story Khidr`s first `teaching` is the rebuilding of a wall so that the person who`s to find the treasure hidden there will find it and not someone else. In the story of `The People Of The Cave` the monotheists sleep and wake, in accordance with God`s wishes, that is, they wake when they`re `resurrected` and the treasure is the future`s development, which they haven`t worked for, and so are homosexual in outlook if they don`t obey God`s law.  Similarly, in the story of Jesus, when the seal on the tomb is gone, he`s found resurrected. But God removes the seal because Jesus couldn`t have and so it`s clear that what Jesus has worked for, his `treasure`, is Jesus`.

 

 In the Koran the appearance of Khidr demonstrates that Moses isn`t ready for wisdom but is ready for the obedience that monotheism requires.  Or, in simpler terms,  the `treasure` of Jesus is genuine and his own, because it arises from development rather than a `homosexual elision`, to coin a literary term, in which someone else is made to produce within God`s law so that the homosexuals can live off women as `bottom feeders ` outside of it.

 

 Dead fish sink to the bottom of the sea where there are parasites that feed upon them, but in order for the `bottom feeders` to live, the fish have to die, which is the archetypal motif of Jesus. Developed minds could escape from the homosexual prison, which is why Jesus was killed. Because of his teaching. Dead fish sink to the sea bottoms, and if fish are a metaphor for those archetypal contents of dream and imagination that assist the development of the `Self`, then  Jesus` crucifixion is a metaphor for homosexuality`s seeking low level developmental functioning in the oceans of the spirit, so that their victims can`t escape.

 

 Khidr`s second and third teaching relate of how Khidr kills an evil man and makes a hole in a boat because there are pirates following and Khidr doesn`t want to be caught again. Finally, observing that Moses is a pirate because he wants something that he can`t understand and isn`t his, Khidr tells him to go away and leave him alone.

 

 In the Bible Moses receives the Ten Commandments and makes a Covenant with God for the `Promised Land`, but dies outside of Canaan before the walls of Jericho come tumbling down at the behest of Joshua. Viewed from Khidr`s perspective, Jericho corresponds to the wall that Khidr rebuilt lest someone else find the treasure that was reserved for another. According to the Bible Canaan is the `Promised Land`, but it belonged to the Phoenicians, and from their perspective, as well as modernity`s PLO, it was stolen from them. From Khidr`s point of view, the rebuilt walls of Jericho conceal the treasure that awaits discovery by the one who is predestined, which would be Jesus, the `fish` of the Christian New Testament, and Joshua`s losing of the `fish` represents care in the `will of Allah`, because loss is equivalent to theft, and only the evil steal.

 

 

 Joshua`s loss of the fish must be the `hand of Allah`. Khidr`s appearance from the `fish` prefigures wisdom, and so he`s a precursor of Jesus, the `fish`, whose life is taken by the evil. In the Gospels Jesus accepts that the `will of God` is his crucifixion because it serves his purpose. His Resurrection is proof of his belief that life cannot be taken from others because it is not theirs to take and so loss that is in accord with the `will of God` is merely a prelude to wisdom, which in Jesus` teachings is the knowledge that the Earth is a prison in which the homosexuals seek to entomb alive the species of Woman as God`s producer in `Tomb Raider 666`. Or, as it says in the Bible, `the number of the beast is the number of a man, and the number is six hundred three score and six; let he that hath wisdom understandeth`. Yes, a man is a beast.

 

 

 A cave mouth corresponds physically to the mouth of the body, which is below the eyes that are the `windows of the soul` idiomatically. If `tonsil hockey` is kissing and takes place beneath the eyes, then the eyes are the holes through which the `fish` is caught. Jesus described himself as a `fisher of men`, which meant that he wanted them to obey God and have Redemption. Because all men have an anima, that is, an archetypal content of the collective unconscious `Self` that corresponds to an image of woman that is desirable because of the spirit of God which is female, that is, the Shekinah or Holy Spirit of the New Testament, libidic energy is channeled into sex, which includes production. Homosexuals use the image of desirable women to keep Mankind on a low level of development, that is, merely `sexual`, and feed off her species as parasites that don`t work. Consequently, Woman as a species hasn`t yet developed to the point at which her `fish` escapes their eyes.

 

 The basic homosexual position manifests itself as infantilism because they don`t want adults. The homosexuals prevent them from developing, or have killed them if they`re old, beautiful, and immortal, because they`d be wise to them. They  conceal the truth, which is that the human body consists of but two activities; eating and fucking. By explaining that fucking is taboo, eating is all that remains. Consequently, all activity is channeled into devouring by homosexuality, because libidic energy, as Carl Jung observed, is transformed by genuine desire for individual growth, from instinctual to spiritual activity, symbolized in the Catholic Mass of transubstantiation. Acceptance of the Holy Spirit, and its teachings, is in the symbolic shape of the bread and the wine. Jesus gave the bread and the wine to his disciples at the `Last Supper`, as a token of his body and blood and symbol of his faith in the Resurrection. The transformation of libidic energy into spiritual worth is what Jesus preaches. In simple terms, eating is bodily sustenance, whereas sexual libido is spiritual. Homosexuality only wants to devour; it doesn`t want to develop. Jesus is sexual and spiritual whereas his murderers were homosexuals who didn`t want his message to be received. In Revelation, Jesus` Second Coming is with the sword, and Woman leaves Earth. She`s developed through Jesus` and the Holy Spirit`s teachings while:

 

`Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.` (Rev: 16.10)

 

 The opened seal at the mouth of Jesus` cave, or tomb, biologically corresponds to the tonsils, removed after the diagnosis of `cryptic tonsillitis`, a spiritual superceding of the stone tablets of the law in the individual`s developmental functioning. Tonsillectomy, widely recommended as a prophylactic surgery preventative of sore throats and possible disease from kissing is, at least symbolically, an actuating of the spirit of God relating to the biblical Revelation in which `out of his mouth came a sharp sword`. Jesus` ability to command is because he has the Shekinah, the spirit of God from the Old Testament, given to Mankind as the Holy Spirit or Paraclete in the New Testament, and the actuating surgical procedure is, hypothetically, tonsillectomy.

 

 

 If possession by the spirit of homosexuality is what the law of God is designed to prevent, tonsillectomy would be the theoretical procedure for its removing. In the Bible the Shekinah dwells within the Ark of the Covenant where the tablets of the law are kept. Consequently, she`s the word and the voice of God. After Jesus` death at his crucifixion, his side was pierced by the spear of the Roman centurion Longinus, which effectively preceded the emergence of the Paraclete from Jesus` side; as Eve emerged from the side of Adam in Eden. Jesus describes the Paraclete as a `tutelary spirit` or guide that will continue his teachings after his death and so she must be listened for. In the United States of America, the spear of Longinus is a symbol of the self-perceived `Manifest Destiny` of the USA`s `American Dream`. Longinus` spear came to be known as the Spear of Destiny because the Paraclete effectively emerged from the side of Jesus after it was pierced by the spear. The USA`s Paracletian symbol of the `tutelary spirit` that`s everywhere present by our side is Britney Jean Spears:

 

`I`m Miss American Dream since I was seventeen.`

 

 

Without the Paraclete, the ability to hear Jesus` teachings and the word of God is lost, which corresponds to Joshua`s losing of the fish in the Koran, where Moses receives wisdom but can`t understand it because he isn`t developed enough to have it.

 

 Khidr`s story of Moses the pirate is an allegory of how to deal with those who can`t bear with the fruits of others` development, which in science fictional terms would be the difference between nuclear missiles and space rockets. Moses receives the law, and Jesus teaches in the spirit of the law in the Gospels, and in Revelation commands in the spirit of the law, because men don`t use wisely what is discovered by them.

 

 

 Ali Baba learns the secret of the cave in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, but his brother, who forces out of him the `Open Sesame` password, doesn`t value the knowledge enough and is trapped where the thieves can kill and dismember him. The meaning is that memory and remembering are symbols (and , indeed, actuals) of Resurrection, that is, tools belong to those who have worked for them, and not to thieves who don`t value them because they haven`t.

 

 Ali Baba loses the treasure, which in science fictional terms corresponds to starships, because his `brothers` (Cassim and the thieves) in Islam don`t want to build starships, they want to steal them, but they don`t have the knowledge to build more, and so the dismemberment symbolism signifies the loss of memory that precludes the construction of starships when the `pirates`, having taken them by force, that is, `murdered`, those who`d built them, and for whom they were built, don`t have the skills to repair, that is, resurrect, the ships when they`re worn out from use.

 

 

 The `fall of Man` is the beginning of the story in Eden when Adam and Eve preferred the homosexual to God in the form of the apple of temptation, so accepting their own devourment rather than the libidic transformation of sexual energy into intellectual and spiritual endeavour that`d take them to the stars and heaven. Instead, they`ve preferred to live as the flesh off which homosexual parasites feed. Pornographers, who stimulate meager developmental achievement, suggest the penis alone represents the heights of human desire, so that something is produced upon which they can feed as parasitical leeches. Khidr`s story in the Koran is the simpler observation that thieves who don`t have the wisdom to build shouldn`t have the buildings, and it`s better to escape from the pirates than to help them, so better care should be taken of the `fish`, which in The Cave Sura is the symbol of the spirit of God that, if lost, may leave; as Woman does at Revelation`s end.

 

1 Ibrahim, I. A., A Brief Illustrated guide To Understanding Islam, Darussalam, Houston, Texas, USA, 1997, pp. 74, p.6.

The Magic of Advertising

24/06/2012 13:52

The Magic of Advertising

 

Advertisers use symbols and symbolic imagery in the promotion, sales, and marketing of ‘product’ - whatever that might be - from cars to sweaters, to the latest software or professional expertise. All is grist to the advertiser’s mill, as it were. The concept of ‘targetting’ and ‘target groups’ of consumers is central to the ‘mythos’ surrounding advertising ‘lore’. The archaic language is not misplaced, advertising is replete with symbolisms from mythological sources, be they ancient or modern. An ancient form, for example, would be the ‘love goddess’ motif in all her various erotic guises and disguises as she is used to sell anything and everything from chocolate bars or cosmetics to aeroplanes or holidays, other archetypal figures include those of the hero, the wise old man and the magician. So, is there a difference between, let’s say, James Dean in ‘Rebel Without A Cause’ and Gilgamesh in the Babylonian epic or between Madonna in ‘Desparately Seeking Susan’ and Helen of Troy? Perhaps the only real difference is that, as an archetypal heroine, Madonna or Dean would sell more jeans than Helen or Gilgamesh because they are instantly identifiable by a large segment of the world’s population.

 

 

 What do we mean by the term ‘archetypal’? The science of archetypes belongs in the realm of psychology. Jungian psychology in particular, that is, as developed by the Swiss philosopher Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). According to Jung, human consciousness consists of three basic levels, the conscious ego, the subconscious corresponding to memory, and the unconscious, which is common to all mankind, that is, collective, universal, and containing all possible archetypal configurations and imagery in potentiam. What is important from the point of view of advertising is that archetypes, be they symbolic designs like the seal of Solomon or the wheel of the zodiac, or figurative such as those of the Virgin Mary or Diana, the virgin huntress and moon goddess in Greek mythology, all have a developmental function in terms of the growth of individual consciousness, a process described by Jung as individuation. Mechanistically, archetypes - at periodic intervals in the course of an individual’s development - emerge from the collective unconscious, for example, the hero or goddess, to ‘possess’, as it were, the individual for that short period of time which is necessary for he/she to develop an aspect/facet of personality. One example might be that of the hero archetype which, in adolescence, is useful in developing that ‘heroic’ ego-consciousness necessary to overcome such ‘simple’ difficulties as ‘passing exams’ or ‘asking a girl for a dance.’

 

 

 Of course, noone would recommend Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator as a model for teenage behaviour, but the hero archetype is central to the characterisation and it also helps to sell chocolate bars. The situation with regard to the usage or non-usage of archetypal material in advertising is, therefore, problematical. On the one hand, George peppard’s role in the A-Team might promote the sales of a particular brand of cigar, but noone wants to see their child driving a jeep into a shopping mall and terrorising local residents because they ‘saw it on t.v.’. Obviously, there is a distinction to be made, and it is possible to make one. The emotive power of a film like Batman or Predator is undeniable and some of the material may be archetypal but it isn’t developmental in the sense that the makers/actors use them - either consciously or unconsciously - to create ‘submyths’, which have a powerful emotional effect but are not concerned with individual growth. The danger is at this crossover point between archetypal ‘triggers’ hero and goddess, crucifix and Star of David, and role models like Brad Pitt or Sophie Marceau.

 

 

 Archetypes have a symbolic logic of their own and their function in, for example, a film about Vampires or the Third Reich might have an impact beyond the level of entertainment and, if the actors who play the characters in these films become associated with those roles, they become ‘icons’ like the recently suicided lead singer of Nirvana or ex-world heavyweight boxer-rapist Mike Tyson who represent dangerous configurations of submythical materials rather than having any correspondence with archetypally developmental symbol systems.

 

 The concept of ‘symbol system’ is an important one. The world religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism etc., have their ‘maps’, that is, each has a ‘path’ for the individual to follow, for example, in Hinduism each chakra is associated with symbols and signs which, as it were, give directions to the individual as he/she comes to understand/develop their individual consciousness in the course of meditation/yoga. Directional indicators which they can use to orient themselves both internally and externally, that is, the world becomes a system of signposts, pointing them in the direction they need to go in order to achieve ever higher levels of consciousness (each stage of development corresponding to one of seven chakras or symbol maps situated at one of seven energy points along the spine or chakra ladder up to the ‘crown’ of the head or lotus chakra). The point here being that, through a process of comparison of the different ‘symbol systems’ such as the Sefirotic system of Kabbalah in Judaism and that of Hinduism, for example, then we can arrive at an understanding of what we are doing with the submythic materials in our ‘artistic creations - be it film entertainment or advertising promotions - and, if not regulate, at least monitor what is done in the name of Mammon. Unless we know, for example, the effects of putting Egyptian symbolism with the multi-armed figure of the Hindu goddess Kali and the light-sword of Darth Vader in the film Star Wars, we are simply creating emotional/psychological effects/disturbances that may be entertaining but may also have contributed to escalating scales of violence - and violence worship (no violins please) - in society.

 

 

 Which brings us back to ‘target groups’ and ‘target markets’, the gun metaphor is, perhaps, not an inappropriate one. Figures like Dean, Monroe, Madonna, Schwarzenegger etc., are media ‘icons’ whose appeal is related to the roles that they play - be they archetypally heroic (Arnie in Hercules, Maddy in Evita) or mindlessly submythical (Arnie in Terminator, Maddy in...pick any video), and they each have ‘targets’ in terms of that appeal which the advertisers and the movie moguls want to ‘hit’. As a psychologist, my interest is in healing and, it seems to me that ‘icons’ like these represent - or can be made to represent through PR and image-makers - archetypally developmental configurations of symbol-toned images that can have a beneficial effect on the development of the ‘target groups’ over and above the mindlessly submythical roles that they may have to play in order to make money for themselves and the media industries of which they are a necessary part.

 

 

 To take the analogy a step further. In psychiatry we have combinations of chemical compounds which - thanks to the science of pharmacology - we use to treat what are often euphemistically described as ‘chemical imbalances’ in the brains of patients suffering from problems like schizophrenia or mania. From a psychological perspective it should be possible to ‘trigger’ the release of those same healing chemicals through the use of developmentally archetypal material, whether it be in the shape of chakra meditation or iconographically in the shape of an archetypal figure (thanks to the Hollywood image-makers) playing a character or role in a submyth such as the Wise Old Man figure of Alec Guiness as Obi Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’ original Star Wars. Simply put, archetypal characters in mythical or submythical roles can, as ‘icons’ for certain ‘target groups’, function as ‘healers’ in the sense that they, in themselves, represent combinations or configurations of archetypally developmental material that can have the same therapeutic effect treatment-wise for, let’s say, depression or mania, as prozac or lithium. This is not to say that every Hollywood film is a cure-all or panacea, but is an indication that the role of cinema, television, video, computer technology and virtual reality is going to be of paramount importance for the future of clinical psychology. I can foresee a situation not too distant in which a doctor will prescribe some form of interactive therapy for the patient involving any or all of the above mentioned media forms, but not just that! He or she would be able to determine precisely which genre and with exactitude the course of treatment.

 ”What’s your problem son?”

 ”I just broke up with my girlfriend, and I feel like killing her and myself.”

 ”I prescribe ‘Gone With The Wind’, ‘Psycho’, ‘Duck Soup’ and Madonna’s ‘Makin’ it Big for Momma’.”

 

The Magic of Psychology

24/06/2012 13:40

The Magic of Psychology

 

The use of Jungian archetypes and symbolic motifs in the analysis of the unconscious is widespread even amongst those not expert in the fields of psychology/psychiatry. Their role as an indicative framework with which to measure the level of consciousness/neurological functioning  in an individual is not. It is, for example, well known that the unconscious of a woman from Manchester may contain elements from symbolic structures/systems as diverse as Egyptian mythological fragments and Tibetan mandalas, as well as images from the Judaeo-Christian tradition that constitutes her background. The point here being that knowledge of the various symbol systems/frameworks, which is the task of a Jungian analyst, is essential in mapping the level of development/functioning. The chakra system of energy points and their associated mental images/symbols in Kundalini yoga and the system of Sefiroths in the Judaic system of Kabbalah are but two instances of models available for the purposes of such mapping.

 

 

 The importance of the channelling of sexual libido in ensuring developmental progress cannot be over-emphasised. Consultations with experts in the fields of pediatrics, particularly with regard to the linking of movement therapy with speech articulation suggest that concentration upon correct body posture with regard to the crown of the head produces normal individuals at the expense of  their creative potential. In Kundalini yoga the third chakra in the vicinity of the solar plexus is described rather poetically as a plenitude of jewels, a reference to its in potentiam character, corresponding in psychological parlance to the wealth of psychic contents waiting to receive actualization in the psyche of the individual, the fruition of which is symbolized in alchemy as the cauda pavonis or peacock’s tail but which might also be described as the ‘crown jewels’, a suggestion that has both a sexual connotation - in the English vernacular a reference to the male genitalia - and a psycho-physical dimension in terms of the crown of the head or lotus chakra in yoga. Sex or Tantric yoga is, therefore, indicated as a useful form of therapy in assisting individuals who, for whatever reason, are unable to realise their blocked potential due to socio-economic conditioning which tells them that work, marriage and the raising of a family - a situation associated with the third or solar plexus chakra in the Hindu system - should be the zenith of their aspirations, and is in fact ‘normal’.

 

 Of course, vested interests may have a role to play. There are elements of society - Freemasons, for example - whose goal is to maintain the status quo and keep the mass of people at a low level of consciousness because they are easier to manipulate that way. Emphasis in Christianity, for example, upon logic in the form of  Logos rather than Eros may have been necessary for the channelling of libido into the creation of a technological approach, but at the expense of the brain’s as-yet unmapped capacities (a human being we are told uses only 10% of its potential); in other words, the field of Eros is a territory which needs to be opened up and fully explored if an individual is to maximize his/her intellectual/creative potential.

 

 Recent experimental studies in the field suggest that the use of symbolic structures and archetypal frameworks in the environment can be useful in producing a therapeutic relationship between individuals and what often seems an alien and hostile world surrounding them. Results indicate that the use of  symbols in the externality as iconographical tools - just as one might ‘click’ on icons in a computer - by focusing one’s energies upon a particular motif, produce effects associated with that particular ’icon’, thus  creating a more creative, playful and harmonious relationship between ‘patient’ and  his/her reality. A concept which has far reaching possibilities with regard to future scenarios.

 

 In theoretical physics there is a very famous experiment in which an electron gun is fired at a target. A camera placed next to the target records that each electron arrives as if  travelling in a straight line. However, further observation reveals that, in spite of appearances, if the electrons are watched by technical apparatus at a point mid way between gun and target, they show signs of deviating from the direct path and, as it were, choosing one amongst many alternative paths to the goal, that is, each electron chooses from a plethora of possibilities within what the physicists describe as a ‘probability wave’, a notion that gave birth to the theory of parallel universes or multi-realities and which has some significance for us in our concerns with transcendent consciousness or higher levels of neurological functioning. In short, the extrapolated conclusion would be that, if human consciousness can be said to be responsible for determining the reality which it inhabits, then it must also be possible, by changing the level of consciousness or neurological functioning - either developmentally organic, biochemically, or some kind of fusion of the two approaches - to choose which world to inhabit or even produce alternative worlds through the power of what Jung referred to as creative imagination.  The notion of world-as-computer offers the further possibility of  individuals being able to simply ‘ask’ for and obtain what they require by, as it were, ‘clicking on the icons’ around them, which raises another question. What constitutes an ‘icon’?

 

 

The classical figure of Madonna and Child is archetypal and iconographical whereas the figure of Madonna the pop-singer isn’t - although what she represents probably is, that is, meditating upon her image of  pop-icon would probably produce effects of the ‘Whore of Babylon’ variety. A further question would involve discussions of  whether or not moving objects can be categorised as having the attributes of an icon, a contention that brings us into the areas of  behavioural psychology and what I have described elsewhere as ‘human hieroglyphics’, an ancient form of symbolism familiar to us from Egyptian temples and, to take a rather less well known example, the Tarot deck of the seer in which the posturings of the characters depicted in the twenty two major arcana are associated with the hieroglyphical forms of the twenty-two characters of the Hebraic alphabet. And what of Yin and Yang, the male and the female? Indian temples celebrate the acts of physical love in three-dimensional stone carvings, so what would a study of the ‘hieroglyphics of human sexuality’ reveal?

 

 

 Ethical questions remain to be resolved for advocates of both the biochemical and developmentally organic approaches. On the one hand, at what point is it appropriate to intervene pharmacologically in the growth processes of an autonomous individual? On the other hand, at what point is it desirable for an individual’s awakening libido to be channelled into sexual or mental activity? What is the correct balance? What, as Karl Marx once asked, is to be done?

 

 Study requires the stimulation and observation of the creative imaginations of patients or subjects in relation to the available symbol maps in order to ascertain what, if any, correlations exist between the ‘map[s] and the territory’ of the collective unconscious. The implementation of a programme resulting in a description of the effects produced in the environment by a creative interface between human consciousness and the world-as-computer hypothesis.  The use of hypnotherapy to facilitate the unlocking of the individuals self-awareness and requirements in terms of his/her potential and goals. An examination, involving aspects of behavioural psychology in connection with Jung’s concept of imaginatio to discover the effects produced in the environment by ‘human hieroglyphics’. A study of  the effects produced by the ‘hieroglyphics of human sexuality’ involving sex therapists/therapy and analysis of the static image as found in pornography of the ‘Playboy’ or ‘Leo’ type as well as cinematographically.  The study might also be extended to what might be described as ‘archetypal archaeology’, that is, the use of archetypal icons to ‘access’ racial memories - perhaps involving regression therapy - to, as it were, ‘visit’ the past; or, and which might be more exciting, if certain products of the past were, as some contend, designed/constructed by ‘visitors’ from other worlds/dimensions, either discover something of  that alien psychology/psyche through the aforesaid techniques  - what might we discover about alien psychology by observing the effects produced by intense meditations upon the god Anubis, for example, a figure linked in Egyptian mythology with the binary star system of Sirius and, traditionally, telepathy? - or make contact with the psyches of the now-living ancestors of those visitors both here-and-now and, who knows, out-there-somewhere too through what might be described as projection therapy, that is, visiting or producing/creating the future by accessing the developmental archetypes of perhaps alien psychologies as preserved in myth, folklore, stone and image.

 

The Magic of Technology

24/06/2012 13:19

The Magic of Technology

 

In theoretical physics there is a very famous experiment in which an electron gun is fired at a target. A camera placed next to the target records that each electron arrives as if travelling in a straight line. However,  further observation reveals that, in spite of appearances, if the electrons are watched by technical apparatus at a point midway between gun and target, they show signs of deviating from the direct path and, as it were, choosing one amongst many alternative paths to the goal, that is, each electron chooses from a plethora of possibilities within what the physicists describe as a ‘probability wave’, a notion that gave birth to the theory of parallel universes or multi-realities and which has some significance for us in our concerns with transcendent consciousness or higher levels of functioning. In short, the extrapolated conclusion would be that, if human consciousness can be said to be responsible for determining the reality which it inhabits, then it must also be possible, by changing the level of consciousness or neurological functioning - either developmentally organic, biochemically, or some kind of fusion of the two approaches - to choose which world to inhabit or even produce alternative worlds through the power of what psychologist Carl Gustav Jung referred to as creative imagination.

 

 

A famous science fiction writer, when asked about ‘Virtual Reality’ (William Gibson) replied with a question of his own, ”What’s the difference between reality and ‘virtual reality’?” He supplied the answer himself in the form of a further question: ”Is there one?” From the point of view of a physicist, the world is a ‘hard light system’, that is, each thing in it is a ‘wave form’ - complicated in the case of human beings and not-so-complicated in the case of a table or chairs, the point being that ‘wave forms’ are not ‘solid’, they fluctuate constantly; or, in other words, their status is merely one of - to coin a phrase - ‘constant probability’. What this means is that the world each of us thinks we perceive might not be the world as it is or could be (or is the same for me as it is for you - although we might be able to agree about its content we might not be agreeing about the same thing). To put it another way, it is possible that the world behaves in a completely different way when we’re not looking than it does when we are’ and, furthermore, in connection with the ‘parallel worlds’, ‘probability wave’ theory, ‘what we see’ - or, perhaps, what we are is ‘what we get’, that is, by changing our consciousness we can change the reality we inhabit.

 

 From an educational standpoint, the Japanese have a concept of ‘Mu’ in which what appears in one’s field of vision/experiential domain is, in fact, ‘for us’ and, in a very real way, the creation of our minds - ‘we get’, as it were, ‘what we want’ in terms of our developmental requirements. I remember being told at school about America for the first time, for example, and then for me it existed - it became part of my ‘Mu’, as it were. Did it exist before I was told, or did the telling create America? If one told a different history with different countries etc., would that ‘reality’ exist for the child instead of ours, that is, would that reality be brought into being by the telling? In the parlance of Jungian psychology, what happens is that the archetype of the ‘Self’, corresponding in religious terms to ‘God’, provides opportunities for personal growth and enrichment, which is where the educator becomes important - as an interface between the child and its internal ‘mission’. The usual approach is for the child to be taught that the world is separate, apart from them, but if the growing infant is taught that, for example, the world is his/hers, like a virtual reality film script - to use the latest techspeak - in which the child can ‘write’ his/herself, but because he/she is small and vulnerable, its parents will guide and care for it until it is sufficiently developed enough to access the medium, the child’s relationship to, as it were ‘God’ is of a directly developmental or ‘personal’ one, that is,  what happens to the child as it grows is aimed directly at him/her in terms of his/her development or progress.

 

 

 The ‘particle gun’ situation is applicable, of course, to the visual interface between, let’s say, viewer and screen (be it television or computer) or camera/video technology, that is, it might also be possible to produce changes in one’s environment by interfacing with these media in the ways suggested; or, to put it another way, changes in one’s ‘directional consciousness’ (desires) can result in a ‘collapse of the wave form’ which is the t.v. or monitor screen to produce something akin to ‘telepathy’ but what might truly be called ‘television’ in the sense that ‘what we see’ or ‘produce’ on the screen/monitor in our homes is somehow communicated/translated into external reality by the power of the archetypal ‘Self’, i.e., God, in which case satellite dishes and other forms of aerial/cable would replace the crucifix as the mediator between man and the divine. So, is it simply a question of desiring or ‘wishing’ for ‘things’ using the medium of a t.v. screen? Not exactly, although there is a limited success factor in such an approach. However, much greater results are produced by using what might be called ‘the technology of archetypal psychology’, that is, the use of archetypal symbolism both to programme oneself to reach different/higher states of consciousness (thus changing one’s perceptions of reality/reality itself) by means of the ‘what we want is what we get’ scenario in which the environment that contains it is treated as a ‘computer system’ containing archetypal symbols/motifs that can be made to function as ‘icons’ much in the way that ‘clicking’ on icons in a computer programme can give access to different ‘windows’ or aspects of the ‘system’.

 

 How would this work? A Hungarian scientist working on the structure of the benzine molecule dreamt one night of  a serpent eating its own tail, a central motif in Jung’s theories of self-actualization or individuation, and the next day - as if by magic - the helical structure of the benzine molecule appeared in his mind. The point here being that, if we juxtapose archetypal symbolism or imagery associated with, let’s say maths or chemistry, then those images can stimulate the creativity of the brain/consciousness; or, in other words, by using appropriate archetypal material within the framework of textbooks or computer programmes - including the ”world-as-computer” - these images can act as catalysts for inner and outer developmental/environmental impulses.

 

 

 Educational level is, of course, important in terms of access to the ‘multiverse’ of alternative realities/systems available to the individual, for example, a woman from Manchester may have elements from symbolic structures as diverse as Egyptian mythological fragments, Tibetan mandalas, as well as imagery from the Judaeo-Christian tradition in her subconscious/unconscious mind. The point here being that knowledge of the various symbol systems/frameworks, which is the task of a Jungian ‘systems’ analyst, is essential both in providing ‘maps’ of the system(s), for example, the chakra system of energy points and their associated mental images/symbols in Kundalini yoga and the system of Sefiroths in the Kabbalah are but two such ‘maps’, ‘guides’ for the ‘user’ of such maps. In short, the greater one’s knowledge of the ‘symbolic territory’, the more possibilities you have for ‘access’ into ‘multiversal reality’.

 

 In the Occident, the emphasis has been upon logic in the form of Logos rather than Eros, which may have been necessary for the channelling of libido into the creation of a technological approach, but at the expense of the brain’s as-yet unmapped capacities (a human being, we are told, uses only 10% of its potential); in other words, the field of Eros is a ‘territory’ which needs to be opened up and fully explored if an individual is to unlock his/her ‘access’ potential. In Kundalini yoga the third chakra in the vicinity of the solar plexus is described rather poetically as a ‘plenitude of jewels’, a reference to its in potentiam character, corresponding in psychological parlance to the wealth of psychic contents waiting to receive actualization in the psyche of the individual. Unfortunately, it often represents the zenith of an individual’s aspirations, corresponding as it does to the results of socio-economic conditioning which says that work, marriage, and the raising of a family is ‘fulfilment’. Sex or Tantric yoga is, therefore, indicated in individuals who, for whatever reason, are unable to realise their blocked potential, which brings us into an area which I have called the ‘hieroglyphics of human sexuality’, an ancient form of symbolism familiar to us from Indian temples, Playboy and the Kama Sutra. If the ‘hieroglyphics of humanity’ can also be categorised as iconographical in the ways suggested - and the Tarot deck of the seer, in which the posturings of the characters depicted in the twenty-two major arcana are associated with the twenty-two letters of the Hebraic alphabet, suggests that they are - what might an analysis of their effects in terms of the ‘world-as-computer’ hypothesis reveal?

 

 

 Research would involve the stimulation and observation of the creative imaginations of subjects in relation to the available symbol maps in order to access correlations between ‘maps’ and ‘territory’ - both internally in terms of the collective unconscious and externally in terms of the affects produced by the use of archetypal ‘icons’. The implementation of a programme resulting in an understanding of the effects produced in the environment - involving possible computer technology/televisual audio linkages between human consciousness and the ‘world-as-computer’. An examination, involving aspects of behavioural psychology to discover the effects produced by ‘human hieroglyphics’ - possibly involving sex therapists/pornography. The use of hypnotherapy or hypnagogic drugs to ‘unlock’ or ‘unchain’ the consciousness of the subject - though not recommended - is not ruled out. The use of ‘archetypal archaeology’, that is, the use of archetypal ‘icons’ to ‘access’ racial memories - perhaps involving regression therapy - to, as it were, ‘visit’ the past; or, and which might be more exciting in terms of the implementation of futuristic technologies, if certain products of the past were, as some contend, designed/constructed by ‘visitors’ from other worlds/dimensions, ‘accessing’ that alien psychology/psyche to make ‘contact’ with their now-living ancestors through what might be described as projection therapy, that is, producing/creating future technology by accessing the developmental archetypes of perhaps alien psychologies as preserved in myth, folklore, stone and image.

Magicians or Teachers

24/06/2012 10:31

Magicians or Teachers

 

The Japanese have a concept of man in relation to the externality, the concept of 'Mu'. Everything that exists outside the individual is, potentially, part of his/her 'Mu'; or, to put it another way, what appears in one's field of vision/experiential domain is, in fact, 'for us' and, in a very real way, the creation of our minds - 'we get', as it were, 'what we want' in terms of our developmental requirements.

 

  In the parlance of Jungian psychology what is happening is that the archetype of the `Self`, corresponding in religious parlance to 'God', is providing opportunities for personal growth and enrichment, which is where the educator becomes important - as an interface between the child and its internal 'mission'. The usual approach is for the child to be taught that the world is a difficult and dangerous place against which it - and its parents - need to protect it. The result being that the child sees the outside world as a threatening, hostile, alien 'thing', a situation complicated by parents who have problems of their own; child abuse, violence, psychoses, neuroses etc., possibly due to previous problematical educations of their own including false conditioning and social maladaptation. On the other hand, if the growing infant is taught that, for example, the world is his/hers - like a virtual reality film script - to use the latest techspeak - in which the child can write his/herself, but because he/she is small and vulnerable, its parents will guide and care for it until it is sufficiently developed enough to access the medium, the child's relationship to, as it were, 'God' is of a directly developmental or 'personal' one, that is, what happens to the child as it grows is aimed directly at him/her in terms of his/her development or progress.

 

 

 The use of archetypal symbolism/imagery in pediatrics does not end there, however. It also has a role to play in the developmental understanding of children with dysfunctionalities; for example, a Hungarian scientist working on the structure of the benzine molecule dreamt one night of  a serpent eating its own tail, a central motif in Jung’s theories of self-actualization or individuation, and the next day - as if by magic -  the helical structure of the benzine molecule appeared in his mind. The point here is that, if we can juxtapose archetypal symbolism or imagery associated with, let's say mathematics or chemistry, then those images could help the student grasp the subject more easily - to say nothing of the possibilities for creativity.

 

 

 The use of Jungian archetypes and symbolic motifs in the analysis of the unconscious is widespread, but their role as a framework with which to measure/enhance the level of consciousness is not. It is, for example, well known that the unconscious of a woman from Manchester may contain elements from symbolic structures/systems as diverse as Egyptian mythological fragments and Tibetan mandalas, as well as images from the Judaeo-Christian tradition that constitutes her background. The point here being that knowledge of the various symbol systems/frameworks, which would be the task of a Jungian educator, is essential in mapping the level of development/functioning - the chakra system of energy points and their associated mental images/symbols in Kundalini yoga and the system of Sefiroths in the Kabbalah are but two instances of models available for the purposes of such mapping - and also in his/her task of monitoring, gauging and guiding the child's creative potential, that is, through the literary/artistic products of its 'imagination'.

 

 

 The role of sex as an educative medium cannot be ignored. The importance of the channelling of libido in ensuring developmental progress cannot be overemphasised. Consultation with experts in the field of pediatrics, particularly with regard to the linking of movement therapy with speech articulation, suggest that concentration upon correct body posture with regard to the crown of the head produces normal individuals at the expense of their creative potential. In Kundalini yoga the third chakra in the vicinity of the solar plexus is described rather poetically as a plenitude of jewels, a reference to its in potentiam character, corresponding in psychological parlance to the wealth of psychic contents waiting to receive actualization in the psyche of the individual, the fruition of which is symbolized in alchemy as the cauda pavonis or peacock's tail, but which might also be described as the 'crown jewels' a suggestion that has both a sexual connotation - in the English vernacular a reference to the male genitalia - and a psycho-physical dimension in terms of the crown of the head or lotus chakra in yoga. Sex or Tantric yoga is, therefore, indicated as a useful form of therapy in assisting individuals who, for whatever reason, are unable to realise their blocked potential due to socio-economic conditioning which tells them that work, marriage and the raising of a family - a situation associated with the third or solar plexus chakra in the Hindu system - should be the zenith of their aspirations, and is in fact 'normal'. Of course, vested interests may have a role to play. There are elements of society - Freemasons, for example - whose goal is to maintain the status quo and keep the mass of people at a low level of consciousness becuase they are easier to manipulate that way. Emphasis in Christianity, for example, upon logic in the form of Logos rather than Eros may have been necessary for the channelling of libido into the creation of a technological approach, but at the expense of the brain's as-yet unmapped capacities (a human being we are told uses only 10% of its potential); in other words, the field of Eros is a territory which needs to be opened up and fully explored if an individual is to maximize his/her intellectual/creative potential.

 

 

 With regard to youth culture and, in particular, the taking of drugs and the need to find a solution to the problem of those seeking to recover from substance abuse, recent experimental studies in the field suggest that the use of symbolic structures and archetypal frameworks in the environment can be useful in producing a therapeutic relationship between individuals and what often seems an alien and hostile world surrounding them. Results indicate that the use of symbols in the externality as iconographical tools - just as one might 'click' on icons in a computer - by focusing one's energies upon a particular motif, produce effects associated with that particular 'icon', thus creating a more creative, playful and harmonious relationship between 'subject' and his/her reality. The therapeutic applications for those  experimenting with drugs is great - and I am not an advocate of such methodologies, but if it's going to occur isn't it better to give those undertaking this self-examination or research exploration into inner space all the information they might need in order to survive it?.

 

 

 But there are further far reaching possibilities with regard to future scenarios in connection with this concept. In theoretical physics there is a very famous experiment in which an electron gun is fired at a target. A camera placed next to the target records that each electron arrives as if travelling in a straight line. However, further observation reveals that, in spite of appearances, if the electrons are watched by technical apparatus at a point midway between gun and target, they show signs of deviating from the direct path and, as it were, choosing one amongst many alternative paths to the goal, that is, each electron chooses from a plethora of possibilities within what the phsicists describe as a 'probability wave', a notion that gave birth to the theory of parallel universes or multi-realities and which has some significance for us in our concerns with transcendent consciousness or higher levels of functioning. In short, the extrapolated conclusion would be that, if human consciousness can be said to be responsible for determining the reality which it inhabits, then it must also be possible, by changing the level of consciousness or neurological functioning - either developmentally organic, biochemically, or some kind of fusion of the two approaches - to choose which world to inhabit or even produce alternative worlds through the power of what Jung referred to as creative imagination. The notion of world-as-computer offers the further possibility of individuals being able to simply 'ask' for and obtain what they require, which quite possibly is the area of experimentation for those elements of the drug culture with enquiring minds?

 

 The question of whether or not moving objects can be categorised as having the attributes of icons is one which brings us into the areas of behavioural psychology and what I have described elsewhere as 'human hieroglyphics', an ancient form of symbolism familiar to us from Egyptian temples and, to take a rather less well known example, the Tarot deck of the seer in which the posturings of the characters depicted in the twenty-two major arcana are associated with the hieroglyphical forms of the twenty-two characters of the Hebraic alphabet. And what of Yin and Yang, the male and the female? Indian temples celebrate the acts of physical love in three-dimensional stone carvings, so what would a study of the 'hieroglyphics of human sexuality' reveal?

 

 

 Ethical questions remain to be resolved for advocates of this biochemical and developmentally organic approach. On the one hand, is it appropriate to intervene pharmacologically in the growth process?. On the other hand, is it desirable for an individual's awakening libido to be channelled into sexual rather than mental activity and vice versa? In the end the decision has to be for the individual concerned, the task of the developer or educator being one of guidance and as a facilitator of choices already made.

 

 

 The stimulation and observation of the creative imaginations of patients or subjects in relation to the available symbol maps needs to happen in order to ascertain what, if any, correlations exist between the ‘map[s] and the territory’ of the collective unconscious, and the implementation of a programme resulting in a description of the effects produced in the environment by a creative interface between human consciousness and the world-as-computer. To ascertain in infants whether they are highly developed in terms of mental activity - or they are mentally deficient, an archetypal methodology using sound and visual stimuli of an archetypal nature - and the careful monitoring/gauging of the reactions on the part of the infant to this input – would both determine the level of mental activity and, perhaps, assist in facilitating the infants' education; particularly in early language learning or TESOL. The same techniques can, of course, be applied in organically assisting the developmental progress of 'normal' children. By using appropriate archetypal material within the framework of textbooks or computer programmes alongside the usual illustrations and diagrams etc., these images can act as catalysts for developmental/individuational impulses. To take an old example of the sort of thing I mean, a Hungarian scientist dreamt one night of a serpent eating its own tail, a central motif in Jung's theories of individuation, and the next day he was able to model the structure of the benzine molecule he was working on.

 

 

The use of hypnotherapy and, perhaps, hypnotic hallucinogens to facilitate the unlocking of  the individual's self-awareness and requirements in terms of his/her potential and goals (part of the battle for individuational growth is discovering just what the person concerned wants from life) is indicated, before using techniques like archetypal imaging and hypnotic autosuggestion to get them moving away from whatever they thought their problem was and towards their self-discovered and, if the Jungian educator is doing his/her job properly, self-programmed destiny.

 

 

 Applying aspects of behavioural psychology in connection with Jung’s concept of imaginatio, the effects produced in the  environment by ‘human hieroglyphics’ could be analysed, including thpse effects produced by what might be described as the ‘hieroglyphics of human sexuality’ through analysis of the static image as found in pornography of the ‘Playboy` or 'Leo' types as well as cinematographically. This might be extended to an ‘archetypal archaeology, the use of archetypal icons to ‘access’ racial memories - perhaps involving regression therapy - to, as it were, ‘visit’ the past; or, and which might be more exciting, if certain products of the past were, as some contend, designed/constructed by ‘visitors’ from other worlds/dimensions, either discover something of  that alien psychology/psyche through the aforesaid techniques  - what might we discover about alien psychology by observing the effects produced by intense meditations upon the god Anubis, for example, a figure linked in Egyptian mythology with the binary star system of Sirius and, traditionally, telepathy? - or make contact with the psyches of the now-living ancestors of those visitors both here-and-now and, who knows, out-there-somewhere too through what might described as projection therapy, that is, visiting or producing/creating the future by accessing the developmental archetypes of perhaps alien psychologies as preserved in myth, folklore, stone and image.


Demonique

23/06/2012 11:07

Demonique

 

 

When Madonna made her book Sex she took the role of Dita as an alter ego through whom she could examine her desires. In the single Erotica released with the book inside its silvery plastic bag, she sings the lyric: `My name is Dita, I'll be your mistress tonight.` The concept of the alter ego isn`t unusual with pop divas:

Oh Oh
Tell me have you seen her
Because I'm so
Oh
I can't get her off of my brain
I just want to go to the party she gonna go
Can somebody take me home
Ha ha he he ha ha ho

Britney Spears - If You Seek Amy

 

 

Britney`s preoccupation with sex follows Madonna`s role as a mother producing herself as a woman from its infant state. The danger for most individuals is that of infantilism, which is often confused with paedophilia. In essence the mother`s relationship with the child is one of preparedness for the infant`s growing sexual activity, and so the child has the role of the paedophile who wants to have sex with an adult, who is described as a paedophile for making sex available to the growing individual. The mother who denies the child sexual access is infantile because she`s refusing to facilitate growth:

With a taste of your lips,

I'm on a ride

You're toxic, I'm slippin' under

With a taste of a ... [boy son] ... paradise

I'm addicted to you,

don't you know that you're toxic?

 

- Britney Spears Toxic

 

 

The infantile perspective has much in common with Satanism, where the Satanist perceives development as a process of food in, excrement out, that is, the individual personality has no function other than the biologically obvious one of moving water from one place to another (the human body is 60% water, and the brain is 70% water). To a Satanist urine is what people are for. From Satanism`s perspective, no matter what the individual creates, he or she is reducible to urine and shit, and so that`s what the collected works of humanity are. It is no accident that the incurable disease of AIDS is contracted from shit, urine, and blood. Because urine and shit is what Satanists believe human beings to be. By promoting the sterile evil of anal sex with the anus that is not a sexual organ, and denies the woman`s clitoris as the only organ of the human body that is solely concerned with the production of physical pleasure, Satanism has found a way of infecting our blood.

 

 In refusing to facilitate the normal sexual growth of their perceivedly `paedophile` children because they want to have sex when `too young`, parents are in fact practicing infantilism. Parents who`re condemned for having sex with undeveloped children who don`t want to have sex, are practicing paedophilia, which is the frightening of children in order to prevent normal growth, and so these adults or parents are in fact not paedophiles, which is definable as children`s awakening desire for sexual activity, but infantiles who`re seeking to make another individual as infantile as they.

 

 

In England students are educated from kindergarten to PhD level, in English literature, without anyone ever explaining that women have a penis of their own, which is infantilist. But where is the education system anywhere on Earth that provides such information? Apart from the internet, which is condemned for showing `dirty` pictures almost routinely by infantile minds who don`t want personal sexual growth:

 

Want to get dirrty
It's about time that I came to start the party
Sweat dripping over my body
Dance and getting just a little naughty
Want to get dirrty
It's about time for my arrival

Christina Aguilera - Dirrty

 

 Christina Aguilera is a woman attempting to give birth to herself, the `arrival` of her baby, as it were. Infantilism denies her species` authenticity, and schizophrenia is the concomitant of a woman`s understanding that she has her own penis as a species, so where is she?

 

I can't get her off of my brain
I just want to go to the party she gonna go

Britney Spears - If You Seek Amy

 

 

 The connection between infantilism and nihilism is evident. If infantilism is the denial of personal growth, then human beings are reducible to shit. Because the infantile assists the nihilist in denying personal growth to others, infantilism is desired by the evil, because it facilitates the process of reducing humanity to shit, that is, `crop`, fertilizer.  Anal sex is infantile because it`s nihilist. An infantile is an individual who`s been educated to believe that personal growth is undesirable, and anal sex doesn`t represent growth, so it`s become an acceptable place to put a penis for the infantile.

 

 AIDS indicates that anal sex, resulting from nihilism`s promotion of infantilism, has facilitated the achieving of the nihilist manifesto of physical and spiritual species` death for humanity. However, because women have a penis of their own ( https://www.futanaria.com ), they are the species on the planet, and men are parasites leeching from their `host wombs` from birth, which the holy book of the Moslem peoples, the Koran, recognizes:

 

``... the embryo ... obtains nourishment from the blood of the mother, similar to the leech, which feeds on the blood of others.`1

 

 

 Infantilism may be understood as a `plot` by men as parasitical leeches to keep women in ignorance. Nihilists manipulate concepts such as `paedophile`, defined by dictionaries as `one who likes children`, and not eliminating children themselves from that `liking`, to prevent the `paedophile` child who likes itself from receiving appropriate sexual care to facilitate personal growth. It`s the English `nanny knows best` system in which infantilism, anal sex, and AIDS are molly coddled into birth by nihilistic species` killers masquerading as `carers`. In Womanizer Britney Spears rejects infantilism because she perceives it to be parasitical vampirism:

 

Lollipop
Must mistake me, you're a sucker
To think that I
Would be a victim not another

Britney Spears - Womanizer

 

 

 If women have a penis, then looking in the mirror and finding yourself sexually desirable as a girl requires some parental explanation. If it isn`t forthcoming, a woman is lost to her own species. Similarly, a boy looking at his erect penis in the mirror and not seeing anything he fancies needs to have it explained that the penis belongs to the woman, in fact, and that`s why he has an erection. Because she`s the species and he isn`t. That`s why girls find themselves sexually desirable in their mirrors and spend so much time with jewellery and make up. Explaining that they`re dressing for a future husband isn`t even close to half of the story, and the woman`s penis hasn`t even been invited to the discussion, irrespective of a possible wedding between a woman with a penis and her own species.

 

 

 In fact Satanism isn`t the correct word to describe what Satanists are. It`s perfectly justifiable to define a Satanist as someone who accepts that women have a penis of their own and are a species independent of Man, or even of God, which makes the practice of sex between women rebellious in the same way that Satan was, traditionally, removed from the heavenly realm, for refusing to acknowledge God and Man`s superiority in the development of Mankind. The emergence of Woman with a penis as a species may be viewed as the Redemption of the penis of Satan upon his prison, the Earth, and in the biblical Revelation, at the Bible`s close, the woman of the Earth, who is `hidden` because she has her own penis, leaves to sow her seed amongst the stars and receives a new heaven and Earth from God while the evil receive perdition as their punishment.

 

 

 The Redemption of Satan is the penis of the species` Woman, and in fact that`s why Satanists are confused. What is described as Satanism is actually nihilism, which is the principle that its adherents believe in the negation and extinction of all living things, and in Revelation these receive eternal unendurable pain from God, who is wise to them. Britney Spears implicitly recognizes the evil of men as parasitical leeches, but she`s a sucker too if she finds it acceptable:

 

He is a sucker with a gun, gun, gun, gun

...

But mama I'm in love with a criminal

Britney Spears - Criminal

 

 

The Egyptian myth of Osiris explains this on its simplest level. Ra, the sun god, incarnates upon the Earth as the corn god Osiris, who is dismembered by Set, the evil one, and in spring the corn god is resurrected once more. In other words, the corn is threshed, made into bread, and eaten by the people, who shit it out which fertilizes the crops for the next spring. When the people die, they`ll be fertilizer, which is what everyone in fact becomes, from the perspective of nihilists who don`t want the Resurrection of Jesus or heaven, and so every sucker has to be made to believe and understand, until they`re suicidal, that their lives are pointless and nihilistic:

 

I'm Miss Bad Media Karma, another day, another drama
Guess I can't see the harm in workin' and being a mama
And with a kid on my arm, I'm still an exceptional earner
You want a piece of me?

Britney Spears – Piece Of Me

 

 

 In Sudan those who imposed Islamic Sharia law on a man caught having sex with a goat and forcing him to marry the goat were ridiculed, but it makes more sense than to take custody of Britney Spears` children because one of them dropped his hat in the street while she was being hounded by the paparazzi and someone accused her of `negligence`.

 

 

 Princess Diana, similarly hounded by the paparazzi, as if she were the Actaeon her goddess` namesake rejected in the myth, was found dead in the Pont D`Alma tunnel in Paris while the paparazzi were inextricably implicated in the public mind with her murder.

 

 

 In Piece Of Me Britney spears tacitly observes  that the media view her as their `bad karma`, that is, she`s a mother and a rich pop star. Prophetically, Piece Of Me predicts the paparrazi`s attack on her. It`s newspaper law, which is worse than the Sharia law of the Moslem`s, which teaches us from what`s ridiculous rather than being ridiculous. Effectively, the newspaper law that took away Britney`s kids, represents an infantile perspective, rather than the received wisdom that it`s `parental`.

 

 

 In refusing to accept the individuality and personal integrity of the `other`, such paternalism promulgates a vision in which all individuals and their products are childlike, and so susceptible to a nihilist reduction in which everyone who seeks personal growth is `nothing but` urine, excrement and, should they resist, blood:

 

It’s getting late
To give you up
I took a sip
From my devil's cup
Slowly
It’s taking over me

Britney Spears - Toxic

 

 

 Normal sex, whether heterosexual or futanarian is actually species` resistance on the part of those who are prepared to fight against the infantile nihilists. AIDS represents a battleground where blood is being spilt. The nihilists have presented their manifesto of everyone as `nothing but` urine and shit in the numerous wars and bloody conflicts of the preceding centuries; Little Big Horn, Gettysburg, the Somme, Iwo Jima, Kosovo and, in the final biblical analysis, Revelation`s Armageddon. Now they`re attacking the nascent species of Woman by attempting to infect our blood and kill us on the inside too:

 

`Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.` (Rev: 16.10)

 

1 Ibrahim, I. A., A Brief Illustrated guide To Understanding Islam, Darussalam, Houston, Texas, USA, 1997, pp. 74, p.6.

 

The Non-Interactive Society

22/06/2012 14:07

The Non-Interactive Society

 

If women have a penis, and they do ( https://www.futanaria.com ), then the policy of non-interaction is their definitive mode. In the Moslem nations women are `hidden` behind the cloistered existences of the abiyah, which is a full length sack with eyeholes that prevents them from being seen or spoken with. In Western societies the norm is one woman one man although polygamy isn`t illegal, while In Arabia the rule is that each man can have four wives.

 

 

 In Hollywood a sight of the male penis is the main taboo of mainstream pictures, on `moral` grounds. However, because women have a penis, the taboo against its revealing is a prohibition against women`s being seen, which is `immoral` on moral grounds. Moslem societies are criticized for their non-interactivity, but women in the West are deactivated because they`re not able to function as a species with its own penis.

 

 

 In Claude Levi Strauss` structuralist anthropology the world is a phenomenological instruction kit. Milk is observed to curdle and produce cheese, for example. This is the model for inventiveness from man`s perspective. Vehicles are stable because they have four wheels, which derives its form from structuralist anthropological observations of a world in which most creatures have four legs. The idea of fourness is, therefore, a structuralist anthropological given in terms of nature, which is what structuralism is about.

 

 

 The structural anthropologists argue that the world is perceivable by the brain because it corresponds to the structure of the brain. The developmental psychology of Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) posits the `God archetype`, which exists as a natural facultas praeformandi that produces archetypes in dreams and imagination that are discernible in art and life as manifestations of the soul and spirit which seeks development and personal growth for the individual, or individuation.

 

 In simple terms, the phenomenological world is observable as inventive naturally, which is what men conceive as nature in their conservative approach towards reality, whereas the world of the soul, which is descried as spiritual produces archetypal phenomenon, which are natural but alien to the way that men think because they`re conservatively preventing women`s penis from emerging and being seen. Because men are a parasite due to their seeking to prevent women from knowing their own penis, and enslaving her as a `host womb` in which to be born and feed upon her as leeches, the fourfold marriage of Arabian society is an archetypal structuralist manifestation of the four functions of consciousness that Jung describes as being necessary for an individual`s perfect functionality.

 

 

 According to Jung, Thinking, Sensation, Feeling and Intuition are the four functions of consciousness, and the four wives of Moslem society correspond to the building of an individuated self from the perspective of the marrying, in the Shakespearian sense of `understanding`, central male who corresponds to the ego controlling the four functions. In short, the archetypal structure of the brain, which is natural and from nature, in women, and is perceivable as actuating spiritually in the phenomenological world, is not anthropological structuralist, which would correspond to the brains of men. In their concern with how to have nature produce so that they can feed upon it as parasitical organisms, men aren`t concerned with God because the archetypal structuralist female brain isn`t necessary for the production of bread and wine, for example, which can be `invented` simply by observing nature, whereas fourfold marriage can`t be presupposed from the natural world and so is a phenomenologically realized `spiritual` creation of God`s that, appearing in the natural world, has also arisen from it, which forms the basis for a perception of women as structuralist unifiers of nature.

 

 

 In Christianity, Jesus uses the bread and the wine, as high level products of civilization and culture, to indicate that soul and spirit are productive of `fellowship`. Bread and wine are structuralist anthropological, that is, they are naturally phenomenological and can be observed deriving simply from nature, which facilitates men`s feeding as parasites upon the Earth because they`re concerned with maintaining themselves through least effort. The soul, as the ultimately `emanatory` intellect of the archetypes of God`s spirit, insofar as the phenomenological world contains signs of them, is archetypal structuralist, or female. If women have a penis, and men don`t produce breast milk, then women`s selfless nurturing of their offspring is an archetypal stucturalist manifestation of God`s spirit in the phenomenological world, a `structuralist` sign of nature`s inventiveness and spirituality.

 

 

 From men`s structuralist anthropological point of view milk produces cheese, and women produce men, which means that men are parasites whereas women are producers. Because women are archetypal structuralist they`re developmental whereas men are stucturalist anthropological, which means that they`re parasitical. It`s the analogy of the fruit in the garden of Eden. Fruit is picked without effort, and men`s structuralist anthropological approach, determined by their brains, is to feed upon nature rather than assist it to develop spiritually, which is what breast-feeding women do with their milk.

 

 

 During Jesus` crucifixion he was given vinegar, which is rotten wine, and according to Levi-Strauss` structuralism vinegar is a higher form of culture than wine because, although grapes ferment to produce wine, and that`s structuralist anthropology insofar as its phenomenologically descryable by men and so implementable as a mass productive process, the sourness of vinegar tells us that fruit juice tastes better than wine and vinegar is consequently a symbol, in Jesus` crucifixion, of what`s wrong with men`s brains.  They`re rotten and crucify Jesus because they don`t want God to produce anything more difficult than a structuralist anthropological reality in which observation is inventive enough for men to live parasitically.

 

 Jesus was murdered because he was suggesting an archetypalist structuralist approach to production in which the victim wasn`t tortured to produce more, but produced because that`s what producers do. Because Woman is God`s producer, that is, everything comes from her enslaved `host womb`, men as her anthropological structuralist parasites would be frightened that Jesus` advocacy of the Holy Spirit as the `tutelary guide`, that is, the Shekinah or female spirit of the law from the Covenant with God in the Old Testament, would result in freedom for women to produce, as God`s chosen people, without men as her torturing parasites.

 

 In The Wasteland poem T.S. Eliot observed that the world had lost soul and spirit. Eliot posited that archetypal material existent within the psyche could be reactivated so that the soul and spirit of modernity could revivify life. A simple analogy is that of bars where alcohol is drunk, and Eliot refers to it specifically:

 

`When Lil's husband got demobbed, I said -

I didn't mince my words, I said to her myself,                        

HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME

Now Albert's coming back, make yourself a bit smart.

He'll want to know what you done with that money he gave you

To get yourself some teeth. He did, I was there.

You have them all out, Lil, and get a nice set,

He said, I swear, I can't bear to look at you.

And no more can't I, I said, and think of poor Albert,

He's been in the army four years, he wants a good time,

And if you don't give it him, there's others will, I said.

Oh is there, she said. Something o' that, I said.                      

Then I'll know who to thank, she said, and give me a straight look.

HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME

If you don't like it you can get on with it, I said.

Others can pick and choose if you can't.

But if Albert makes off, it won't be for lack of telling.

You ought to be ashamed, I said, to look so antique.

(And her only thirty-one.)

I can't help it, she said, pulling a long face,

It's them pills I took, to bring it off, she said.

(She's had five already, and nearly died of young George.)             

The chemist said it would be alright, but I've never been the same.

You are a proper fool, I said.

Well, if Albert won't leave you alone, there it is, I said,

What you get married for if you don't want children?

HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME

Well, that Sunday Albert was home, they had a hot gammon,

And they asked me in to dinner, to get the beauty of it hot -

HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME

HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME

Goonight Bill. Goonight Lou. Goonight May. Goonight.                   

Ta ta. Goonight. Goonight.

Good night, ladies, good night, sweet ladies, good night, good night..`

 

 The last line is from Shakespeare`s Hamlet in which Hamlet, Ophelia`s boyfriend, kills her father and she drowns herself after saying goodbye. If she`s  a species she doesn`t need them anyway. Eliot`s stanzas are concerned with the drowning of one`s self in alcohol, which has already reduced Lil to a toothless whore at 31 and Eliot`s refrain of `HURRY UP PLEASE IT`S TIME` relates to the need for a `spiritual` change, which would include the recognition by drunken Woman that she`s a species.

 

 

 The Wasteland contains the bars of the prison to which men go in order to rot their brains, practice rottenness and return to the bars of the prison to rot their brains. Women`s milk, like fruit juice, isn`t brain rotting, and neither is vinegar. But the Roman soldier gave Jesus vinegar at the crucifixion rather than water because he was rotten, although vinegar is actually sustaining of life. The soldier wanted to prolong Jesus` torture. Nature isn`t spiritually rotten, whereas alcoholic men and their brains are, which is why they imbibe the `demon drink`; they like to. It makes them more demoniacal.

 

 Apples can be picked from trees, and eaten. That`s `prison behavior` in accordance with perceptions of the structuralist anthropological phenomenology of nature as men`s prison. Vinegar, produced from fermented wine that`s left a little longer, may be used to sustain a victim under torture, and is rotten; but nature isn`t. In short, men prefer prison and torture because it`s easier; even though they may become the imprisoned and tortured.

 

 

 Britney Spears in a cage suggests that she`s a slave, whereas she`s a billionaire; but it`s the image that`s powerful and so the structural anthropologist observer doesn`t envision himself there. Consequently, going to the bars to rot their brains with alcohol so that they can live in the prison is what men do. Because they can`t see themselves living outside of the bars, but they can see Britney Spears on the inside of a cage during her Circus tour, which gives them the illusion of power. Or, as they say in the United Kingdom, when they go to the bars:

 

 `A couple of Britney Spears, please.`

 

 Inside the bars they can order beers, and understand that Britney Spears is a billionaire in a cage on her Circus tour, whereas they`re free to order `Britney Spears`, rot their brains with alcohol, and plan to torture the woman, as they tortured Jesus,  because of their alcohol fuelled delusion that she`s producing under torture while they`re free to imprison her and make her produce.

 

 

 Alfred Lord Tennyson`s In Memoriam contains the line `nature red I tooth and claw`, which relates to the nature philosopher and anthropologist Sir Charles Darwin`s Origin Of Species` thesis that `the fittest survive`, and that has been used by conservative ideologists to deny archetypal structuralism, that is, the development of women as a species with her own penis.  On structuralist anthropological grounds men perceive their brains superior because parasitical. Women`s brains are archetypal structuralist because developmental. Consequently, conservatism`s thesis that the `fittest survive` is, from an archetypal  structuralist perspective, rotten. Women`s breast milk is a natural sign that, because they have a penis of their own and are a species, they`re prevented from surviving by `conservative thinkers`. In political terms, the British Labour party`s name is archetypal structuralist, because it indicates `work` and `birth` rather than parasitism, whereas conservatism only preserves the parasite.

 

 Feminists, in subscribing to the theory of equality in socialism, perceive that homosexuals and lesbians are `politically correct` insofar as they`re `the same`, whereas homosexuals aren`t a species under development and lesbian women are the manifestation in the natural world of the spirit of God seeking physical and spiritual actuation for women as a species. In short, homosexuality isn`t politically sound feminist ideological thinking, because women`s brains aren`t the same as rotten homosexual conservatives who don`t want life, and who`ve given us their AIDS as a reification of their parasitical cannibalistic desire to devour Woman as the creature of which they`ve made an enslaved symbiote and which Revelation descries as precursing the woman `hidden` upon the Earth leaving for the stars to sow her `seed`, with her own penis, amongst the heavens prior to her final battle and defeat of the evil `seed` who receive a punishment of eternal unendurable pain as a consequence of their refusal to repent of their rotten parasitical cannibalism:

 

`Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.` (Rev: 16.10)

 

 In political terms, socialism`s advocacy of sameness as a criteria for PC is, paradoxically, strengthened by conservatism`s advocacy of the superiority of men`s structuralist anthropological brains, amounting to conservatism`s unopposed  embracing of rottenness and parasitism as a political platform. Women`s espousal of socialist PC criteria means that they`ve accepted de facto inferiority because they don`t have a platform that`s archetypal structuralist enough to counteract the structuralist anthropological vision from the brains of men. To be sufficiently archetypal structuralist they`d have to deny that homosexuality is `the same` as lesbianism and promote themselves as the `soul species` of God`s spiritual Earth.

 

 

 Because there`s a spirit in nature which is developmental and not inert, nature isn`t merely biological, but psychological. When a woman has four wives in Arabia because she`s a species with her own penis it`ll be obvious that the archetypal structure of Jung`s four functioned psyche is phenomenologically present in the world and so the `God archetype` of nature`s spirit is as real as the structuralist anthropologically derived `invention` of drinking straws from reeds, which in fact amounts to parasitism rather than invention, because even a chimp can pick an apple from a tree. In other words, the God archetype doesn`t `invent`, it exists phenomenologically as a manifestation of the design of the creator for creativity from within the creation, which is why Eve is depicted as emerging from the side of Adam in Genesis. The Earth may be perceivable as phenomenologically presupposing anthropological structuralist `inventiveness` such as the `traffic light` where `red for danger` is structurally nature, but woman from the side of man is `inventive` and not presupposed by nature but, archetypal structuralist, developmental.

 

 

 In Saudi Arabia`s predominantly Sunni Moslem city of Al Riyadh, `the Garden`, green, orange, and red, in terms of their traffic light system`s `symbolic logic`, is perceivable as the `Red Sea` by which Joshua and Moses lost a fish, the symbol of Jesus, and which heralded the appearance of Khidr, the `green one`. In Moslem tradition there are Sunnis, which would be symbolized here by the sun as the orange daystar, and amber of the `traffic light`, and Shi`ites, who are different primarily because of their preference for particular Suras of the Koran, which was dictated to the Prophet Mohammed by angels, according to tradition, and is the holy book of the Moslem world. The story of Khidr is from Sura 18 and relates Khidr`s teaching of Moses by means of three stages that would also correspond to the red, orange and green of the `traffic light` symbolism. Khidr does three things that Moses doesn`t understand. He rebuilds a wall, kills someone and knocks a hole in a boat. Explaining, Khidr says he did all these things to prevent something evil from occurring, and escape. Moses doesn`t understand because he doesn`t. In the Talmud Moses is therefore given the law of God to obey so that he doesn`t have to understand. He does as he`s ordered to do. In simple terms, the traffic light is the law, which is structuralist anthropological, whereas Khidr is the wisdom that doesn`t need the law. Moses is stupid so he needs the law, which is for stupid people who use the law to tell wise people what to do, but that`s not what the law if for, and that`s why much Sharia law is criticized because it`s used by stupid people:

 

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.

 

The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.

They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.

"We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.

Mr Alifi, of Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.

"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up."

Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case.

"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr

Alifi told the newspaper. 1

 
Map of Sudan
 

 The meaning of the traffic light is that the law helps people to go forward, whereas the wise person goes forward in understanding.  Moslem societies, on the whole, are sensible. When asked about `worship`, the Prophet Mohammed said: `I fast and I eat, I pray and I sleep, and I marry women.` Mohammed`s precept was `do good` and, when asked about Mohammed, his wife Ayesha said `His character was the Koran.`2 Most Moslem`s would observe that the Sudanese man needed a wife and not a goat.

 

 From a Jungian perspective, four wives, which is the number feasible in Moslem culture, is archetypally developmental because it corresponds to the number of the functions of consciousness. In Jungian terms, a woman with a penis with four wives would, archetypally, be God in the natural phenomenology of the world. This suggests that, although previously men`s structural anthropological parasitism has imposed itself upon the world, and what we are able to see of it is what remains from their enslaving of women as a `host womb`, the archetypal structuralist perspective is God`s, who is omnipotent, and can`t be denied forever. Men don`t want God because they want parasitism. Like paratroopers landing on the roof of your house to steal the family silver, it`s because they don`t have any and it seems easier in the short term; but God isn`t.

 

 

 Jesus` teaching presupposes culture and civilization in the form of corn and grapes being transformed by structural anthropological inventiveness, that is, bread and wine are phenomenologically derivable from a perfunctory study of nature by men. The story of the serpent in Eden is that of the parasite that observes the apple can be plucked from the tree without effort, and so advises Eve to take the fruit of the `fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil`, which results in her expulsion from the garden. Henceforth Eve experiences the pain of childbirth and has to obtain what she needs by the `sweat of her brow`. The history of civilization and culture is of men`s desire to obtain what they want without working, and the infestation of women`s wombs by men is a manifestation of that parasitical desire. In other words, the story of Eve from Eden is that of the woman`s enslavement, and Adam is her torturer.

 

 Jesus` offering of the bread and the wine to the disciples in fellowship precedes his torture and murder by men who represent the structuralist anthropological approach to production. From a structuralist anthropological reading of nature it`s possible for the parasites to discover how to make bread and wine. However, wine requires more observation insofar as it`s rotten fruit. Held up as a mark of civilization and culture it actually denotes the `mark of the beast`,3 because the structuralist anthropological brains of men view the producer as their victim, symbolized at the crucifixion scene by Jesus being given vinegar to sustain life so that the torturers can continue. In simple terms, the anthropological structuralist method is to torture the soul and spirit of nature so that it produces more of itself, so that it produces more of itself ...  The solution to this is the archetypal structuralist approach to development, which is that the spirit of God and the soul of Womankind are a unity that works together for production without parasitism.

 

 

 In the 1961 science fiction story Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (1907-88) the central protagonist Michael Valentine Smith is torn apart by a mad crowd in a Christ-like scene at the close of the book. His body is eaten by his disciples in a symbolic meal reminiscent of Jesus words about the bread and the wine: `This is my body and my blood.` Because women are a species with their own penis, their devourment of Smith isn`t cannibalism, whereas men`s eating of his body is, which means that, in terms of the production process, the parasites that are men are cannibals. Or, in other words, they should eat each other.

 

 In biology the AIDS virus is largely perceived as a homosexual disease deriving from monkeys, and AIDS lives by fooling the immune system into thinking that it`s a white cell from the immune system that attacks and destroys foreign bodies which would kill red blood cells. In fooling the body into believing it’s a part of the immune stytem`s defences, the AIDS virus kills the defending white cells and stops the body from living. Men are similarly parasitical cannibals that, fooling the `host womb` of the body of women, are an infestation replicating itself upon the Earth with her destruction or devourment as its teleological aim. In other words, men are a virus and women are a species with their own penis, but they`re susceptible to deception by men`s `camouflage`, which is the penis they have, in faith, from a developmentally archetypal structuralist `mother nature` or Spirit of God, which is spiritually present in Womankind as the archetypes, but not logically and necessarily present in men whose brains seem structuralist anthropological rather than archetypally developmental.

 

 In effect men are imprisoned by their structuralist anthropologically determined brains, which preclude them from being anything other than parasites; because they are. As a virus, AIDS is a structuralist anthropological manifestation of men`s killing of the women in the cells of their prison, which is the Earth. The solution to AIDS is archetypal structuralist, that is, the discovery by someone, with enough feminine soul or spirit from nature, of a cure derived from imagination. But structuralist anthropological men`s brains perceive that the solution is to torture the genius to produce a cure, and then continue torturing:

 

`Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.` (Rev: 16.10)

 

It`s a feature of replicating diseases that they kill themselves in killing the body they replicate within. Consequently, men are women`s disease because men have adopted structuralist anthropological nature as a methodological paradigm for the easiest route of parasitism upon women and the phenomenological natural environment which, because men are the torturers of women and nature as their victim, tells them that all they have to do is enslave the `host womb` of the planetary species, torture it to make it produce, and pick off its fruit from its developed branches while preventing it from any developmental functioning that would allow its escaping them, which is what the Bible ends with insofar as the escaping `hidden` woman of the Earth is given a new heaven and Earth by God for her `seed` while the evil receive perdition.

 

 If women are a species, and men are parasitical cannibals which seek to devour her and the Earth because they`ve achieved symbiosis with her flesh, then it explains why they`re gnawing on their own tongues. As cannibals, they`d be presupposed to. Similarly, as homosexual parasites that aren`t a species, but like the ancient Greek pederasts merely using women to replicate themselves, they`re supposed to die of their own diseases (AIDS, cannibalism) rather than give it to women, who are archetypal structuralist, and whose white cells mirror the milk their breasts produce for their baby, Womankind, as naturally and incontrovertibly pure.

 

 

 Aryan thinking has often been criticized for racism, but the whiter the cells, the whiter the spunk, and the whiter the milk, the purer the species of Womankind. This is a truism that applies to perception of women as a species with her own penis, and so the `Aryan path` is the path of the species of Woman. In simple terms, black babes with healthy white cells, testicles full of white spunk, and tits full of white milk are Aryan women, and it has nothing to do with colour of skin or creed:

 

`.. a nucleus of universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color; to study ancient and modern religions, philosophies, and sciences, and to demonstrate the importance of such study.`4

 

 The obvious problem with the Aryan path is that, in presupposing brotherhood, sisterhood is precluded because that presupposes brotherly and sisterly relations between a parasitical non-species, that is, men, and a species, that is, women with their own penis. In simple terms, men are `hoods` and Womankind is a better description of what humanity should be. This explains why the Nazis  were `hoods` who, in their brotherly way, exterminated 6,000,000, Jews. Judaism presupposes that, as one can only be a Jew if born from a woman, so Jews can only be women. Nazism, in exterminating Jews, presupposes that women are produced for men`s cannibalistic devouring of its symbiote.

 

 

 The whiter the woman, the closer she approximates to men`s target of destroying the white cell`s of the body of Womankind by means of themselves as a virus that corresponds, in structuralist anthropological terms, to AIDS. Nazism`s advocacy of the creation of white blonde ubermenschen on their `love farms` was merely a device to get closer to white blonde Woman and exterminate her as a species with her own penis. Because the `Aryan path` is Woman`s penis` path, the Nazis extermination of the Jews was men`s parasitical `behaviouralist` phenomenology. Judaism defines Jews as women, insofar as Jews can only be born from women, so Woman is God`s developing `chosen` species, which the Nazis didn`t want and so exterminated her in their concentration camps at Belsen and Auschwitz et al. The final conclusion would have to be that men aren`t human, because their `final solution` to women as a species is visibly all they`re preoccupied with.

 

 

1 https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4748292.stm

 

2 Characteristics of The Prophet, National Guard, The Organisation of Religious Guidance and Moral Direction, Prepared By: Educational Department in Madar Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, 2006, https://www.madar-alwatan.com

 

3 The mark of the murderer Cain in Genesis and which is used to identify men in Revelation by the simple expedient of observing that `the number of a man is the number of the beast`, that is, men are beasts.

 

4 Indo-Asian Culture, Vol. 20, Indian Council For Cultural Relations, January 1, 1971, p.86.

 

Male and female He created them both

12/02/2012 07:36

Male and female He created them both

 

In the Bible we're told that God created man and woman: 'Male and female He created them both.' (Genesis 1:27) Does this mean that he created man and woman as both male and female, that is, hermaphrodites? According to Jewish Kabbalistic tradition, the first man and woman had the attributes of both sexes, and in some accounts were physically one. But Lilith, Adam's first wife, refused to be subordinate and, calling on the name of God, disappeared.1 God, taking Eve from Adam's side (Genesis 2:21), gave him a woman that would lie beneath him. It's a tradition that points up the domineering characteristics of masculinity but also the serpentine lengths the female side will go to in order to see her will fulfilled. It is Eve that gives Adam the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that God has forbidden them to eat. Having disobeyed, the pair are expelled from Eden, condemned to an ephemeral existence, and told they must 'live by the sweat of their brow'. (Genesis 3:19) Clearly Woman didn't accept her inferiority. Eve is effectively told by the Tempter, Satan (in the guise of a serpent), that she will be a goddess if she eats the fruit. Afterwards she gives it to Adam and he eats too. It would seem that Adam is reaping the harvest of the seed he has sown. In refusing to accept the natural equality of the female side, represented by Lilith, he is invited by God to examine the argument of this female side (literally; Eve is created from his rib), and she decides to act as his goddess and teach him that repression and subjugation, particularly of his female side and of Woman, is evil. Adam becomes a god only in the sense that it is the Fall that condemns humanity to a seemingly never-ending struggle against the taint of repression and subjugation that was begun in Eden when Adam determined the female side of himself to be inferior. History is man's coming to terms with this need for complementarity - both internal and external - in terms of man's relations with the female principle. Familial and tribal conflicts culminating in global wars leading to the spectre of nuclear holocaust tell us that the male principle of Logos (technology) has reached a zenith that suggests the female principle of Eros needs to be rehabilitated if mankind is to survive.

 


       
According to the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), Eros is the principle of relatedness and relationships, which is the essence of both democracy and diplomacy; the basis of those supposedly naive old standbys 'Peace and Love [Man]'. He observes that it is man's lack of 'Feeling', one of the four functions of consciousness that also includes 'Thinking', 'Sensation', and 'Intuition',2 that leads him to view Woman as inferior. He therefore designates 'Feeling' as man's inferior function, associating the negative treatment meted out to women - and all others deemed at one time or another inferior by men - with the shadow; a psychological component representing an inferiority within ourselves - in this case an inferiority of  'Feeling' - which is projected externally. It is, perhaps, no coincidence that Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Napoleon and Adolf Hitler were all ruthless small men seeking to cast a giant's shadow.

 


       
In Jungian psychology 'Thinking' and 'Sensation' are associated with the male ego and 'Intuition' and 'Feeling' with the anima; the soul and female component of the psyche which finds its chief expression in being the force of attraction between man and the opposite sex insofar as 'love' occurs when the anima is projected onto a woman who closest corresponds to the man's soul. Jung calls this the individuation process, whereby in the course of an individual relationship with a real person rather than a projection, the man learns to differentiate between his anima and the woman, and the anima as inferior function/shadow complex receives integration/introjection as a part of his totality. According to Jung the proper role of the anima is as an internalized mediator of 'Intuition' and 'Feeling' contents of the psyche which, otherwise unconscious, would go unrecognized and unacknowledged. He cites the biblical figure of 'the woman clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet' (Revelation 12:1) about to give birth to the new redeemer as an archetypal symbol of future hope in male-female complementarity symbolized by the sun (Logos) and moon (Eros) coming together to produce a child. The collective shadow is also present in the shape of a dragon waiting to devour the child as soon as it's born,  a symbol of the difficulties associated with such a birth; given the fact that each individuation represents an individual struggle with anima projections contaminated by the shadow (both our own and those of others) before we can truly claim to be reborn into psychological bisexuality.

 


'Male and female He created them both'  could be a reference to psychological bisexuality, that is, an original complementarity of male-femaleness. In Jungian psychology the soul of a man finds correspondence in the spirit of a woman. The masculine psyche is composed of the ego and the anima whereas the female psyche is comprised of ego and animus. Just as a man's soul is feminine so a woman's contrasexual component is masculne. In other words, both man and woman constitute a latent psychological bisexual complementarity that, in the course of the individuation process through the recognition/integration-introjection of projections, becomes conscious as a totality. Marriage, as the vehicle for this activity, requires for its culmination not only the coming together of male and female egos as Logos and Eros but also the union of masculine animus (which might be thought of as the female Logos) and feminine anima (which might be thought of as the male Eros). Rapprochement occurs during the process of shadow-integration and the recognition/introjection of projections arising from the activities of the contrasexual components insofar as they relate to the expression of unconscious contents of the respective psyches seeking to be made conscious during the individuation process. In this way male-female complmentarity for the couple becomes an external and internal reality. But the victory is hard won and the collective shadow is, as we all know from fascism and 'ethnic cleansing', bigger and stronger - or, if smaller, more determined in its terrorism. This is why a dragon is depicted in Revelation waiting to devour the new redeemer as soon as it is born.


In the Bible Christ is depicted as the masculine Sword of Logos, useful in Judgement but also highly dangerous. Witness the apocalypse of the prophesy in Revelation of the 'Pale Rider' which resembles nothing less than the apotheosis of techno-Logos in nuclear war. (Revelation 6:8) This is what the ancient Greeks termed enantiodromia: a lop-sided emphasis leading to imbalance and disaster. Christianity's one-sided reliance on the intellectual spirit of mankind has brought us to the brink of extinction. Man needs to balance his ego with the complementarity of Eros; the principle of relationships and relatedness that are the essence of those world-saving tools, friendship and negotiation. But what of the female Logos, the animus as woman's contrasexual component? Male logic has brought death and destruction to millions, so what would a fully conscious and differentiated woman's animus bring to the world's stage? In Eden it was Satan, Lucifer Fallen, that tempted Eve to punish Adam for his male chauvinistic denigration of the feminine because - in the shape of his first wife Lilith - she wouldn't accept she was beneath him. Effectively, Lilith's leaving him corresponds to the male ego's repression of the contrasexual component in his psychologically bisexual nature followed by negative shadow-projections indicative of Adam's own blameworthiness onto Eve: 'She tempted me and I did eat.' (Genesis 3:12) She has, in effect, 'from his side' already become a projection. So who is Satan, so intimately connected with Eve? Lucifer, 'the most beautiful of all the angels', cast out of the presence of God for daring to suggest that he was at least God's equal. If Christ is God then God is also Logos and Lucifer, if equal, must then be Logos too. He is Christ's 'brother'. And where do we find Logos II? As the animus of woman. Which would explain why it is Eve that is tempted by Satan as her animus to precipitate the Fall of Man and teach him a lesson about subjugation and dominance. Interestingly, Jung views woman's animus as being more like a crowd of appraising men for whom she is the centre of attention. Springing from the loins of Adam and Eve, mankind may therefore be thought of as Eve's self-appraisal. In the light of the glow from Hiroshima and Nagasaki did she do right in deciding to reveal to her husband the extent of the shadow he had constellated in rejecting his female contrasexuality? Clearly womankind came later too, and might have earlier developed a different perspective if she hadn't had to labour under the shadow of Monotheistic Patriarchy.

 

      
In the Church of Lucifer they worship Baphomet, a physically bisexual deity with horns, breasts, penis and vagina. Lucifer the Light Bringer is also the main deity in Wicca, a more female oriented religion that worships god and goddess as a true manifestation of the natural order of the cosmos. That Lucifer is associated with the worship of a male-female deity is primarily to do with the historical role of Woman's animus, the Fallen but Hidden Light of Reason (in the feminine sense of reasonableness rather than the nineteenth century's masculine quest for scientific formulae to explain away the mysteries of creation). Adam's unreasonable behaviour in refusing Woman equality and insisting that she was beneath him until she protested by leaving him is presented in the Bible as the more reasonable animus figure of Satan propositioning Eve - representative of repressed Womanhood - to show Adam 'the Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil' - and Adam bites. Effectively he elects to follow the guidance of the projected shadow-anima complex that Eve has become for him. He won't find Reason again until after the madness and death of disease and war; and then only by means of a few individuals through whom the Light of Reasonableness shone - like Mother Theresa, Mahatma Ghandi and Emily Pankhurst. Which is why there is a Church of Lucifer; somewhere where the Hidden Light of Lucifer as Woman's animus can be maintained. Baphomet, as a symbol, represents not only the male-female complementarity of Man (Logos) and Woman (Eros) but also the internalized psychological bisexuality of the male ego (Logos) with the anima (Eros) and the female ego (Eros) with the animus (Logos).

 


       
In Jungian psychology the male-female relationship is represented by the marriage quaternio,4 which is a schematic structure designed to indicate the relations between the marriage partners and their contrasexual relations, that is, there is a relationship between egos as well as between egos and contrasexual components and between contrasexual components themselves. Jung sees the process whereby anima and animus become consciously recognized and introjected into the totality of the workings of the 'Self' as being analogous to those processes through which the alchemists produced the philosopher's stone that, amongst its many other beneficent properties, included the bestowing of immortality.5 He introduces us to the figures of the Wise Old Man and the Great Mother as representing the individuated roles of the contrasexual components where the animus functions within the psyche of the woman as her Wise Old Man and the anima functions in the man's psyche as the Great Mother (or Wise Old Woman).

 

             
It is interesting that, in Wicca, the predominantly female-oriented pagan religion of witchcraft, the word 'wicca' means 'wisdom'. According to Jung there's an 'acausal connecting principle'3 operant in the world. It has a serendipitous function and the commonest example is that of the person who is thinking of someone and that person who comes to their mind telephones. It's a transcendent organizational capacity that the world seems to possess and occasionally is manifested in our mundane lives by concidence but we briefly acknowledge to ourselves that a power is there and we continue with our usual routine. Magic, of course, is what we associate with witches, and it is this that Jung associates with his 'synchronicity'. In witchcraft it's called 'sympathetic magic' in which the thing named becomes the thing itself in whatever magical process is underway. There are also 'correspondences', a system in which one thing may stand for another in the magical evocation, and this is elevated to the level of a science - or 'wisdom' in which each and every thing in the world 'corresponds' in some way to each and every other thing. A precursor to New Age holistics in which we recognize, through our understanding of Chaos Theory, that the beating of a butterfly's wings in the Pacific can cause a Hurricane that will devastate Indonesia.

 

Wiccans claim to be using 'correspondence theory' to bring harmony to humanity and, insofar as they elevate wisdom in their pantheism, from a Jungian point of view they're activating the animus within as Lucifer, the Hidden Light of Woman as Wise Old Man because it is in fact themselves as the god and goddess that they worship. Jung's marriage quaternio is, therefore, a 'magic square' in which the correspondences between egos and contrasexual components are designed to produce harmony and it is through the relationship between anima and animus that the 'magic' of the marriage is constellated as the 'synchronicity' of things coming together.


Jung views the operations of the unconscious psyche as being akin to those of the world at the quantum level in which particles lead their secret existence. In the Twentieth Century it was discovered by physicists that particles behaved differently when we were not looking at them. It was found that everything existed as wave forms that were made up of particles. Human beings, for example, were 'complex wave forms'. But scientists discovered that particle waves could be observed to 'collapse' when a single particle was being monitored in its progress. They decided that a particle wave represented a plethora of possible 'paths' open to the particle to travel along, but only when human consciousness looked at what it was doing did it choose one amongst the possible alternatives. If noone looked the wave remained, the particle did not 'choose', and all alternatives were possible. It gave rise to the alternative worlds' hypotheses and the idea that, as with Voltaire's (1694-1778) Candide, 'the best of all possible worlds' 6 somewhere did exist - if human consciousness could reach a sufficiently high enough level to be able to constellate it from out the quantum web 'without looking' but, as we are often exhorted by the world's major religions, 'by the power of Faith alone'.


Jesus Christ tried but his final words on the cross tell the whole story: 'My God! My God! Why hast Thou forsaken me?' (Matthew 27:46) The spiritualization of Woman in the shape of the Virgin Mary and the myth of parthenogenesis doesn't cut the mustard; nor does the notion of a thirty-something virgin celibate claiming that 'God is love' but never having experienced the physical love of a woman to bring him down off his spiritual pedestal long enough to point out that suicide isn't. In other words, Logos isn't enough. Love, as is often said, is 'beyond words' - or logic. Christ, the Logos, is represented in the Bible as 'the Word' also; but it's clear from Gnosticism that literal interpretation isn't enough either. The great American science fiction writer William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) in 1961 declared words to be a 'virus' that took over the 'soft machine' of humanity like a souless programmer.7 If anything is to be wordlessly changed it has to be at the quantum mechanical level where psyche and particular universe meet, and transformation must occur through love and the liberation of woman's animus, the Wise Old Man growing out of the Hidden Light that was Lucifer, the Light Bringer, and erstwhile bane of humankind.


In the Bible Sophia is the Sapientae Dei, the Wisdom of God. She represents His female side, His Omniscience. This is evident from The Book of Job in which the central character is often thought of as a precursor of the figure of Christ insofar as Satan tempts God into persecuting him in order to demonstrate His Omnipotence. Jung observes that God becomes aware only slowly of his Omniscient nature as He becomes more conscious of Satan as his shadow-side,8 that is, God discovers that He has hammered Job in order to learn that He lacks something; compassionate love. (Job 42:2-3) In other words, it's the work of His Omniscience that causes Him to hammer Job in order to remember His compassionate love in the form of Jesus Christ who appears historically later in the New Testament. Again, we might think of Sophia as a figure of the role of the transcendent anima and of Satan as the shadow-side of Logos, that is, the Fallen Lucifer as the Hidden Light of Woman's Logos, the animus, which appears in the guise of the 'woman clothed with the sun [animus] and with the moon [Eros] at her feet' as a type of the figure of Sophia giving birth to the 'special child' at the close of Revelation. A new redeemer we can now recognize as a future archetype of the Everyman who has a relationship with a woman which is transcendent in that anima and animus are consciously introjected and function within the joint psyches of a psychologically bisexual complementarity as synchronistically magical manipulators of the quantum web. It's simply the idea that good things come to good people, or good produces more good though the 'magic' of correspondences, which is what the Christian Church has been preaching for generations without a specific rationale based on an understanding of the human psychological apparatus or, indeed, its own sacred texts.


Does this mean that the new redeemer will always be a woman? The sex of the 'child' is indeterminate; but there is no overt suggestion that it will be male, like the first Redeemer Jesus Christ. In the Luciferian Church the god Baphomet is worshipped as both a male and female hermaphrodite; which, as we have seen, is psychologically comprehensible: but some of us may never be ready for a world in which hermaphroditism is the norm. I can already foresee the dilemma in sexing; those with an animus are female and those with an anima are male: but what if our hermaphrodites are born with an anima and an animus? True psychological bisexual evolution indeed! What magical propensities might such a creature afford? Clearly this is why the Luciferians worship Baphomet: gender magic. But it's retrogressive in the sense that Adam's rejection of his first wife Lilith because she wouldn't 'lie beneath' was based on the same fallacy that gender is about the exercise of power. But it seems symmetrical to argue that the new redeemer would be female; because she contains in herself the redemptive factor of the animus, without which there can be no true union between the sexes to produce the saving Grace of Synchronicity. Imagine someone you'd forgotten suddenly keeps on coming to mind and you then receive a 'phone call from them that turns out to be very positive in its consequences for your family's future happiness. Serendipity? Thank God you worked on keeping the magic in your marriage, huh?

 


      
To an extent the Luciferians are aware of the limitations of their model. Baphomet is also called The Goat of Mendes because the physiological bisexuality of their deity is pronounced in the fact of its goat-headedness. A bestial pronouncement that underlines, to one schooled in Jungian transformation symbolism,9 its unfinished character; a question mark hangs over its completeness as a symbolic representation of humankind's future divinity.To 'divine', of course, means to choose the right path based on intuition, and we might recall that 'Intuition' is that other function of consciousness that, in a man, is associated with undifferentiated consciousness and the anima as mediator of unconscious contents of the psyche. According to Jung's Theory of Psychological Types, although 'Feeling' in a man is usually the least differentiated or inferior function, it's quite possible for 'Intuition' to be the inferior function that requires differentiation and incorporation into consciousness during the process of shadow-integration and anima-introjection.


Clearly what would be constellated in any genuine psychologically bisexual complementarity between a man and a woman would be a secondary tier of consciousness in which, as it were, a second individual would be created by the symmetricity of anima-mediated differentiation of the initially unconscious inferior functions of 'Feeling and Intuition' in man and animus-mediated differentiation of the converse functions of 'Thinking and Sensation' in woman. In truth, a tertiary tier of consciousness and a third individual (the new redeemer, a 'child' with the best - because hard-earned - psychological attributes of both sexes) because the psychological bisexuality of the man (ego + anima) and the woman (ego + animus) would constitute the first and second tiers (with no regard for who's beneath or primary). In short, Eros in a man would constitute differentiated 'Feeling and Intuition', which would amount to 'Divine Love' in the sense of being able to divine through love the path that is best. We might remember that particle being forced to choose which alternative universe to inhabit and observe that it is human thought that causes it to choose but take heart from the knowledge that it is differentiated 'Thinking and Sensation' mediated by the woman's animus that was previously missing from the equation and have Faith in the thoughtful, love-making, heaven-constellating, sensitive tendernesses of our marriage partner.

 


      
In Job: A Comedy of Justice (1984),10 science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-88) has his protagonist, Alex, an espouser of wife worship, experience 'world shifts' in the course of his relationship with Margaret (the name means 'pearl of great price'; a euphemism for the alchemical lapis philosophorum and a nod in acknowledgement towards the 'science' of alchemy). We even find Satan, in the character of 'Jerry', playing a less than adversarial role as we discover that Heaven, Hell, Valhalla and Ragnarok - and all stops in-between - are only existent insofar as there are adherents to believe in them. It's a meditation, in the Candide-style, on the idea that wife-worship, insofar as it means the constellating of happiness - in Jungian terms - from the Chaos of undifferentiated consciousness, is the best religion a sane man can think of.

 


       
The premise of Job is similar to that of The Number of the Beast (1980),11 which features four characters as two married couples (Zeb and Deety, Jake and Hilda) in a flexible marriage quaternio of individuational shadow-contaminated contrasexual component projections where the four also correspond to the four functions of consciousness as they gallivant around squabbling individuationally, recognizing noone is superior or inferior and integrating their shadows, introjecting their projections, and having growth experiences in something called a multiverse that contains 'all possible worlds' (including the best of all, presumably) in a 'multiversal space car' - corresponding to the four-functioned or actualized 'Self' of Jungian psychology (and, presumably, the alchemists' 'stone of the wise') - all the while pursued by the 'black beast', a multi-personnel character that corresponds to Jung's collective shadow and, most likely, to the dragon of Revelation that lies in wait to devour the child of Sophia as soon as it is born. In Job Heinlein dispenses with the vehicle, as it were, and simply depicts his 'world changes' as a concomitant of Alex's worshipful attendance upon his wife, Margaret. In doing so he acknowledges the preeminence of the marriage relationship as the true vehicle for transcendence while presenting Jerry's (Satan's) household, in which the perky daughter is a devoted disciple of Wicca, as the model of self-actualization through sexual and familial love; the 'Agape' of Christianity which the first of the centralized repressive Churches banned as lasciviousness as early as the Third Century C.E., that is, right at the start.


So, what's the conspiracy theory? Christianity elevates Logos to the skies and man logically drops the atom bomb on us from there, and the Christians belabour us with celibacy, virginity and parthogenesis en route while making making love taboo. That's about the size of it. It's reminiscent of the behaviour of the figure of the god Set that, in Egyptian mythology, dismembers the sun god Osiris and hides his phallus so that he cannot be re-membered. Many scholars have noted the resemblances between the figure of Osiris and Christ, primarily because of the resurrection motif (the goddess Isis finds Osiris' phallus); but the real parallelisms reside in the Set-like role of the early Christian Church's rejection of sex and sexuality. D. H. Lawrence noted the omission and wrote The Man Who Died (1929), a story in which Christ crucified is discovered wandering around unable to remember who he is until he encounters an acolyte of the goddess Isis who restores him to himself through physical love.12 It relates to notions of rebirth and reincarnation; without the love of Isis, Osiris and Lawrence's Christ would not have resurrected. In Lawrence, Christ in effect recalls a past life; he experiences a reincarnation. It reminds us of the 'child' born to Sophia and the dragon lying in wait to devour it. Heinlein in I Will Fear No Evil (1970) presents a similar situation in which the three consciousnesses that have been the main characters of the novel, Jake, Eunice and Johann (Joan, incidentally, by sex-change) are preparing to transmigrate to the body of a newly born infant.13 It's a scene which has been called vampiristic, but it has the added dimension of focusing the reader in on the idea of life after death and the notion that, though ephemeral, we may be immortal in terms of continuity, that is, we don't remember past lives as infants but we could be taught to remember them as adults. It's just something we don't do; although the Osiris myth and the stories of the resurrection of Jesus point us in that direction.


And what if I was a woman in a previous life? Doubly difficult to remember if one's conditioned to accept that one's a man and most definitely not a woman. Perhaps this is the real reason why Luciferians worship Baphomet, to remind them that 'God created man and woman, male and female He created them both', that is, we are both male and female, viewed contiguously over vast stretches of space and time. Being 'as God intended us to be made' would then be as immortals rather than as ephemerals; with the knowledge of past experiences stretching behind, around, and in front of us. In Eden Adam and Eve were told by God that, because they'd eaten of 'the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil', they could never eat of the fruit of the tree of immortality, (Genesis 2:9) and He gave them a lifespan before expelling them from the Garden. In some ways it was an insurance, given the fact that Adam's repressive shadow-nature would result in global war and take us as victims of our collective shadow to the brink of thermonuclear extinction. To remember past lives would be to perpetuate past enmities; and it is only Christ's advocation of universal love in the New Testament of the Bible that can be said to have saved the situation.


Christian forgiveness is the key to our Salvation; as indeed they keep telling us. Only if we, as ephemerals accept the Christian position of universal love and forgiveness, can we hope to avoid perpetualizing past enmities as we recollect past lives and remember our immortal selves (as well as - potentially - our immortal enemies). This is what is being offered in the Catholic Mass; the bread and wine is symbolic of Jesus' body and blood, that is, of his forgiving of the betrayer Judas. Transubstantiation looks to reincarnate Christ, the Redeemer, as the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete: the 'Teacher'. It is this which would 'teach' the infant soul and help it to remember past lives and prepare it for immortality. The 'invisible friend' of childhood. The 'inner voice' of precognition or de ja vu usually 'nipped in the bud' by well-meaning paediatricians and other authority figures from pre-school awareness, but well-documented as a psychologem nevertheless. It would preclude that vampirism Heinlein is so criticised for in I Will Fear No Evil as the three disembodied consciousnesses of Jake, Eunice and Johann-Joan prepare to inhabit the new-born infant. The role of the Paraclete would be to ensure that contiguity in which the individual consciousness would be preserved over however many lifetimes it had been in existence. Vampires would then be those consciousnesses that seek to possess the newly nascent individuality and prevent it from remembering, for example, that (though a man) it was once a woman.

 


       
Interestingly, Lilith is associated with vampires, which would fit the case if vampires prevent us from remembering our contrasexuality. It was Lilith that, according to Jewish tradition, was the female part of the original human created by God, the hermaphrodite Lilith-Adam. She, of course, disappeared when Adam tried to subdue her to his will in a typical example of male domineering. In effect she became his shadow, which thereafter functions vampiristically in the sense that the children of humanity's collective shadow is the bane of civilization (Cain, Adam's son and the first murderer - of his own brother - is traditionally the fatherer of a vampire host upon Lilith, his mother). She signifies the danger that shadow-possession represents. Imagine an individual unaware that intimations of homosexuality, for example, only refer to past lives' experience of being the 'other' sex. This is an effect of the shadow that is vampirism. That individual may never reach a point of view at which the psychological bisexuality of the Self can be attained because they're stuck in preconceptions about being male or female that are determined by their inability to transcend their ephemeral timespan or present sexual orientation.
Of course, if homosexuals were vampires shadow-possession would increase the supply! But, joking apart, the role of the collective shadow constellated by an over emphasis upon the male principle of Logos in man has assumed the role of bloodthirsty vampire, and anything that prevents us from achieving psychological bisexual complementarity in our relationships based on a full understanding of our past as 'both male and female' has to be understood as the work of our Great Enemy. Whatever we choose to call it, identifying it is more important. In legend, Lilith has a spouse, the demon Asmodeus. Having attempted to rehabilitate the figure of Satan as the Hidden Light of Lucifer the Fallen, the animus in Woman, it would seem more useful to depict Asmodeus as the Evil One, amongst a host of demons that Lilith is supposed, with Adam and Cain, to have spawned. All of these are representative of the collective shadow or those for whom the existence of the shadow in man is of benefit.


Clearly these vampires aim to stop man from remembering he's been a woman (and vice versa) because then one would be as God intended: 'Male and female he created them both'. There must be an advantage, then, in keeping us in the dark, far outweighing the dangers of the shadow - or inclusive of them. Of course, there's the possibility of Pure Evil, that is, we're kept in darkness because that's what Evil Ones do. But what about the human servants of evil; what do they stand to gain by maintaining our ignorance? It's a wise person who once said that 'noone is evil to themselves'. Attilla the Hun, Stalin and Slobodan Milosevic (and their huge numbers of supporters) all thought of themselves as being amongst history's good guys. In Masonry, the stated goal is the creation of 'foursquare men',14 which corresponds to the individuated four-functioning men of Jungian psychology; but suggestions that men are also female - and used to, perhaps, be so - would doubtless meet with vitriolic business-and-Christianity outpourings worthy of the Ku Klux Klan's opinion of Michael X.


It's a fine line between ignorance and maintaining it. The number of high school abortions tells us that. In the nineteenth century, the English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote In Memoriam (1849), and canto 56, about 'nature, red in tooth and claw',15 was later given as the rationale for capitalist exploitation of the masses. The vampire imagery is so vivid as to be almost crass: but it's accurate. This is why we're kept in ignorance. One might equate it with the vampires' need to keep us alive as a steady supply of blood - to them we're only walking blood bags. There is, in fact, a science fiction story in which humanity discovers that it's a device for moving water from one place to another (90% of the body is H2O). In other words, we're only useful insofar as the vampires say we are. Once we stop being exploitable we're cannon fodder; the Wall Street Crash of 1929 produced the thirties' Depression, for example, followed by economic boom through the horrors of World War II. It's how the shadow and the collective shadow manifests itself. The Wall Street Crash of 2008 in which a trillion dollars was wiped off the value of the stock exchange (the then single biggest day's fall ever), together with the trillion dollar war against Iraq (which didn't have 'weapons of mass destruction' - the excuse for starting one) suggests that the Twenty-First Century has learned nothing from the Twentieth's experience of the shadow. If we have to wait for improvement through individual individuations then we may never escape our shadow. What's required is a general shift in consciousness equivalent to a mass conversion of energy in the E=MC2 bracket. Instead, we've got the False Prophets of the United States of America's Holy rolling Christian Fundamentalists high rolling with threats of hellfire from the nation's nuclear weaponry for anyone who doesn't accept Jesus.


'All You Need Is Love'16 The Beatles once sang and Woodstock's festival of Peace and Love was the hopeful voice of a new generation born in the mid-Twentieth Century. Half a century later, it's the age of the religious centre's suicide bomber and the lone high school gunman taking out their feelings of inferiority by projecting their self-hate onto anyone showing hope in the orbit of their shadow-possessed egos. Surely, it's not accidental. Schizophrenia is often blamed. Our societies are schizophrenic. Teevee violence is routine but if we want to see a penis going in and out we have to go to Budapest and lock ourselves in a porno cabin. Split-off components of the collective psyche leading independent existences in the shadows. No to women priests but openly homosexual and the Pope has to apologize to Australia for the Catholic Church's pederasty.This is schizophrenia, as clinically defined,17 but it doesn't explain why a schizophrenic in Finland hears evil voices in his head and blows away a dozen schoolchildren  like he's seen it on teevee. Evil is Evil and we need to recognize its existence in ourselves and society as well as do something about it. Noone, contrary to modern systems of psychotherapy, is suggesting here that the Evil arising in us is us. But we have to learn to see what might be described as the shadow of the vampire on our lives and take steps to discover just what it is and how to combat it.

 

      
The Middle Ages developed the idea of male and female demons, incubi and succubi, and Lilith was 'the mother of all demons' according to tradition. They existed by drinking the life force and weakening their host so that they were able to maintain an energy supply. But weakened individuals are more susceptible to shadow-possession and shadow-projection, so the collective shadow would grow as the demons flourished. After a while, the human race wouldn't be in a position to remember or notice that it was once more vigorous and industrious. In fact we would view what we could do as the limit of possibility, while living as virtual zombies. Robert A. Heinlein recognized the extent of the problem in The Puppet Masters (1951) in which 'slugs' attach themselves to the spines of human beings which become slave-hosts to these 'demons'. The story ends with this statement 'Puppet Masters - the free men are coming to kill you! Death and Destruction!'18

 


        
Heinlein was thought to be expressing what most concerned Americans at that time, the Communist threat. But, in hindsight, it seems more likely that he was concerned about whatever demons they were that seemed to be undermining the spirit of the nation. It wouldn't be long before playwright Arthur Miller, with The Crucible (1953) presented the 50s Communist 'witchunt' of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his House Committee on Un-American Activities as having parallels with the witch trials (1692) of seventeenth century Salem, Massachusetts, in which many innocent people were hung after some form of hysteria had possessed the town's citizens.19 We've seen this kind of thing repeated down through the centuries, most recently in the ethnic cleansings of Darfur and Srebrenica, and it's convenient to call it a manifestation of the collective shadow, which is also true, but Heinlein seems to have the right idea; we're being weakened, to make us more susceptible to the negative capabilities of the shadow. Whether we call them 'slugs', succubi, demons, 'voices' or viruses, we're in a fight that's been unrecognized for too long - and we'd better start fighting back.

 

Endnotes

 

1 The Alphabet of Ben Sira (Salonica, 1514), question # 5 (23 a-b).
2 Carl Gustav Jung Psychological Types (192l), The Collected Works translated by R. F. C. Hull (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London), Vol. 6.
3 C. G. Jung 'Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle' (1952), The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, Vol. 8.
4 Jung 'Marriage as a Psychological Relationship' (1925), The Development of Personality, CW, Vol. 17.
5 Jung Mysterium Coniunctionis: An Inquiry into the Separation and Synthesis of Psychic Opposites in Alchemy (1955-6), CW, Vol. 15.
6 Voltaire Candide (Sirene, Paris, 1759).
7 William S. Burroughs The Soft Machine (London, John Calder, 1968)
8 Jung 'Answer to Job' (1952), Psychology and Religion: West and East, CW, Vol. 11.
9 Jung Symbols of Transformation (1912/1952), CW, Vol. 5.
10 Robert A. Heinlein Job: A Comedy of Justice (New York, Ballantine Books [Del Rey], 1984).
11 Heinlein The Number of the Beast (New York, Fawcett, 1980).
12 D. H. Lawrence The Man Who Died (London, Martin Secker, 1931).
13 Heinlein I Will Fear No Evil (New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1970)
14 John Singleton Copley 'Masonic Biographies: Paul Revere', Short Talk Bulletin (Masonic Service Association, January 1923).
15 Alfred Lord Tennyson In Memoriam (1849), canto 56.
16 John Lennon 'All You Need Is Love', The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (Parlophone, Capital Records, 1967).
17 Jung 'Schizophrenia' (1958), The Psychogenesis of Mental Disease, CW, Vol. 3.
18 Heinlein The Puppet Masters (New York, Doubleday, 1951).
19 Arthur Miller The Crucible (First Performance, Martin Beck Theatre, New York, New York, 1953).

Wizardry with elephants

12/02/2012 07:27

Wizardry with elephants

 

When I was a small child of six or seven, I was 'transferred' from Pocklington, the tiny village and tinier school at which I had been taught, to a larger town in the middle of Yorkshire called Bridlington. The school was 'Moorfield', and a long time after its 'special' education I came to be described as a polymath, which means 'an expert in many fields' or 'more fields', as it were. While at 'Moorfield's' I was taught using an experimental 60s method that employed Sufi techniques, 'whirling dervish' dance and all.

 


       

The Sufis were Moors who had an ecstatic form of worship in which, wearing cloaks and holding in place with one hand their toweringly tubular ceremonial hats, they span round and round, the effect produced being something like a spinning top, and the idea being to invoke a loss of the sense of ego that would bring them closer to God; which is one of the reasons why the point within the circumference, is seen - by psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) and others - as a symbol of the ego's relationship with the invisible transpersonal 'Self'.1

 

Indeed, Carl Jung wrote extensively on one of the great riddles of the twentieth century, the UFO phenomenon, suggesting that, properly understood, flying saucers or UFOs (some the cognoscenti labelled 'spinning tops') were also symbolic, that is, representative of the higher  'Self'.2 If God is in the heavens, then UFOs appearing from above to take us there would be a logical response to the needs of the higher or spiritual man who wants to be closer to the divine. Clearly there is a need for symbol systems that point us towards and connect us with the heavenly, irrespective of whether we believe UFOs to be psychologically symbolical or physically practical. Perhaps we should, therefore, look to older symbol systems in order to try to see if they would seek to take us to the same place. In this way we may be able to justify - or at least understand - the modern myth of belief in UFOs.

 


       
There is a Zen koan; 'If a tree falls in the forest and there is noone there to hear it, does it make a sound?' The reader is meant to experience a frustration of ratiocination in, as we say, 'trying to get my head round it', which takes their consciousness to a higher level. Try another; 'What is  the sound of one hand clapping?'3  Sufi riddles, like Zen koans, aren't simple either. They are designed to be meditated upon and  pondered over till their meaning becomes clear. One of the books we were asked to read at school was full of Sufi-style riddles, the simplest being:


Q: What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence?
A: Time to get a new fence.    

 


The joke, of course, is that a fence would break if an elephant sat on it. As a child, I was always very literal in my understanding; and for the life of me I couldn't see why an elephant would want to sit on the fence to begin with. Maybe it was because the time was special? Like a signal for the apocalypse and the Archangel Gabriel's blowing of his trumpet at the Last Judgement, for example? No, seriously. The thought crossed my mind. The best place to judge is to sit on the fence. After all,  if you think about it, it's what the umpire does at the Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows lawn tennis championships. Can't you just hear John McEnroe? 'That soul was in!'  I am almost 50 years old now, and after 40 years or so I think I may have found a satsfactory solution to the riddle. The elephant is, logically enough, a symbol. The motif that first suggested itself was the four-armed Ganesh, the elephant god of Indian mythology and, some would argue, itself a symbol of the invisible transpersonal 'Self'.4

 

         
   
What is the fascination we, as human beings, have with representations in art and mythology of humanoids with six limbs? Clearly an extra pair of hands would be helpful. In Judaeo-Christian tradition, we often see depictions of human figures with additional limbs in the shape of wings like the angels; in fact, Archangels or Seraphim are doctrinally believed by the Catholic Church to have six wings.5 They are helpful too, of course. Spiritual beings that are there to raise us up to  heaven. Is Ganesh, therefore, and the elephant symbol generally (elephants are luck charms in Arabia where there are none), representative of the spiritual side of man's nature that, invisibly but powerfully, helps to raise his level of development?

 


       

Scientifically, it has long been posited that it's a person's aura that has given credence to the idea of humans as partaking of the divine in such a way that they are deemed to possess wings. We might think of our aura as extending around us in the manner of a constantly fluctuating, inflating and deflating baloon.

 


       
Psychophysically, it seems likely that, were the twin hemispheres of our brain fully actualized, in terms of our aura they'd baloon outward and appear in the fashion of an angel's outstretched wings. Our aura would then appear to have similarities with the elephant's silhouette - especially as seen from behind - as we often find it in childrens' books such as The Story of Babar the Elephant (1931).6


 

In Kundalini or Tantric yoga,7 there are two serpents, male and female that, during sexual-instinctual or psycho-spiritual activity, rise up from the base of the spine which, by no means coincidentally, is an energy point known as the elephant chakra. Ganesh, in fact, is often depicted as being there with serpents about his body. He is called 'Lord of Beginnings' as well as 'Lord of Obstacles' because the transforming of instinctual into spiritual power represents a long, arduous climb up the chakra 'ladder'. We might think of the Kundalini serpents, therefore, as invisible additional pairs of hands - or  de facto potential wings - necessary to the journey.  The image that comes readily to mind is, of course, that of the fallen angels with their blasted wings after rebelling against God.  Symbolic of the egoist's outreaching of himself in the quest for higher consciousness, wingless Satan is the serpent/angel in Eden who tempts Adam to Fall even before he has wings, and it is God's promise that 'man shall be greater than the angels' (Hebrews 2: 9). The myth of Icarus whose hubris caused him to fly too close to the sun and fell into the sea is a further reminder of how circumspect man is expected to be if he is to become god-like. How might our wings, then, appear? According to perceived experts, the normally achieved zenith associated with sexual fulfilment and the raising of a family is, in terms of chakra level, somewhere centred around the belly, although in more spiritually oriented individuals the Kundalini or serpent energy can rise up to the crown of the head or lotus chakra, passing through all of the energy points along the spine, including one in the region of the throat known as the purification chakra.

 


       

A chakra called the 'snow white elephant'. We might think of the elephant as 'relaxed' prior to its spiritual level rising as it passes through the temptations that are 'the world, the flesh and the devil'  to reach the higher level of the ajna chakra cleansed, having overcome every psychological obstacle on each chakra level in the manner of a spiritual Nintendo master, symbolized by the figure of Ganesh as 'Lord of Obstacles'. Afterwards, with the spirit renewed and released at the ajna chakra into a greater level of conscious awareness, the elephant might be thought of as existing in a state of excitement and blowing its trumpet.

 


         

In some ways we have to put ourselves in the place of the blind men who were asked to examine an elephant and say what it was to them. Each had a different perspective. Each gave a different answer. The one who examined the tail exclaimed to the others that what they'd been asked to look at was a piece of rope. Obviously ours has two heads. But we shouldn't be fooled by our eyesight either. Human beings are victims of chirality or handedness, that is, we are left or right-handed, and our 'other' limb is about as much use as a piece of rope when it comes to the dexterity required for the performing of more spiritual tasks such as writing. Our elephant, therefore, doesn't have a lop-sided look to it because it represents a spiritually balanced individual who has overcome the handicap of chirality to harmonize the creative and active hemispheres of the cerebrum.  Indeed, we can only tell which end is which - or which side - by the spot representing its eye, a vestigial sign, as it were, of the ego's role in self-actualization. Sightedness, of course, has its advantages. With our increased understanding,  we can change our perspective and recognize our 'cartoon' elephant's trunk and tail as not only resembling but symbolizing the wings in  our Archangel or seraphic aura model.

 

                   
        

In Graeco-Roman mythology, the chakra system is represented by the caduceus or magic wand of Hermes/Mercury, a divine messenger who, like our seraphim, possesses six wings; his wingéd sandals, wingéd helmet, and wingéd wand, that is, the spinal-column's penis-instinct mind-
spirit development package. As a way of emphasizing which, the god is often represented as the bust of a head on a column with a penis prominently displayed.

 


       
Our elephant symbol would then denote the aura or energy field created by the activation of Hermes' caduceus, that is, the chakra system - at least as far as the ajna or elephant chakra.

 

                    
       

There are, of course, further parallels between the elephant blowing its trumpet and the Archangel Gabriel of Judaeo-Christian tradition, that is, the angel who heralds the approach of God's 'heavenly kingdom' (Luke 1:1:33).

 

      

In Hinduism the devotees receive gifts from heaven in two ways, that is, either by petitioning the angels or the demons; in any event, it is the angels that give the gifts, either directly or indirectly through the demons.8 So, what has this to do with our fence-sitting elephant? Well, in the Judaeo-Christian tradition there are three levels of angels, the heavenly led by Michael, the Captain of the hosts of God, the fallen or 'rebel' angels led by Lucifer (also known as Satanael the Elder), and the 'doubting' angels9 - Zwilare in German - or, in the English vernacular, those who - like our elephant in the Sufi riddle - 'sit on the fence', that is, those who weren't sure whether they should remain loyal to the hosts of God under Michael or join the rebellious angels under Satan. But they are important for another reason too. In English slang the word 'fence' means 'one who sells stolen property', which reminds us of the 'heavenly gifts' that are 'fenced', as it were, to our Hindu demons who pass them on to their petitioners.


Our 'doubting' angels or zwilare correspond, in psychological terms, to the person whose 'left hand doesn't know what his right is doing', that is, the 'heavenly gifts' are not at the disposal of he to whom they belong; or, in other words, the vulnerable personality is at the mercy of the unscrupulous who represents the demonic, and to use a further example of colloquial English, what we mean when we say 'given with one hand and taken away with the other', that is, the heavenly angels - symbolizing the good genius of the invisible transpersonal 'Self' present in our best efforts - pass on the gifts of God to our 'doubting' angel or, in more modern terms, the manic creativity of our less capable ego-fractured 'Self' who, often 'in two minds' and hesitantly fence sitting, is unable to take advantage of the products of his own mind, and is taken advantage of, acting, as it were, as a 'fence' through which the fallen angels or demons, that is, the exploiters (enslavers) of our best human potential, appropriate the heavenly gifts (profits) that they then distribute to their worshippers (shareholders); and if this sounds like an exaggeratedly confused conflation of opposed realities, that is, the spiritual and the material worlds, take a look at the back streets of India where child labourers in sweat shops sew their lives away for purportedly unwitting high street clothes' stores and less than a meagre pittance.


If this is, as it surely is, business economics, what does it have to do with the reality of what is required, the change in consciousness necessary to benefit from our own efforts? Well, in Hinduism, the yogi or mystic passes through the state known as schizophrenia, that is, what we are taught to think of as a mix up of warring or multiple personalities, on the way to selfhood.10 We might remember our Kundalini serpents, representing the libido that is transformed into spirituality and how, because Adam didn't follow God's instructions on how to live in Eden, he is tempted by that whispering instinct which is, perhaps, best represented by the figure of Kaa, the snake in Walt Disney's version of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (1967) with its 'Trusssst in meeee' cajoling of Mowgli.

 


        

Adam, of course, beguiled by Satan in the guise of a serpent, loses paradisical immortality because he doesn't accept the guidance (neither did Satan) of his higher power: a salutary lesson (Genesis 3:5). Christianity often talks of 'testing the spirits to see if they are true' (John 4:1), which is a way of acknowledging the ofttimes ambivalent nature of communications from the level of unconscious instinct trying to mediate inspirations from our spiritual nature. We have to listen with care to what our 'inner voice' may be saying in order to become attuned to our 'higher man'. In Walt Disney's Dumbo (1941) it's the elephant's ears that are his wings; although he carries a symbolic 'magic' feather to indicate that, without the angels' gift, he wouldn't be able to attune himself to the divine word and ascend into the heavenly realm.

 


       
One who adheres to the 'Word', in Christian parlance, follows the path of the higher self  (John 1:14). He achieves self-actualization and is, as it were, 'in heaven' or 'One with God', that is, 'the Godhead' in Buddhist or Hindu parlance, where he is, presumably, entitled to those 'heavenly gifts' of which we have spoken - whatever they might be.

 

                    

However, if the 'Angelic One' can be prevented from achieving 'godhood', he/she remains at the mercy of instinct, the many-sided whisperings of the desirous soul we term 'schizophrenia', and the 'heavenly gifts' that are his/hers can be stolen. How? Because the multi-faceted personality, when schizophrenic, is the psychological equivalent of those parallel universes that, according to the quantum physicists,11 coexist alongside what we think of as our own. We might think of them as alternatives that could become realities if we have the will. 'God moves in mysterious ways,' we learn quite early in our general education (Romans 11:33), 'His wonders to perform.' And, in the world of quantum mechanics, God moves very mysteriously indeed. Science has discovered that we and all living matter are complex wave forms, and that this is what matter is. It has also been discovered that wave forms are made up of particles but, and here's the strangest thing, these particles behave differently when we are looking at them than when we are not. In the particle world a wave is a plethora of possible paths available to a particle, but only when we are looking does it choose a path. In other words, consciousness per se is deterministic in terms of what kind of physical world we inhabit, a world which is constellated from out the quantum web by us as we interactively observe it. Those among us with a differently differentiated kind of consciousness are often described, therefore, as 'living in a world of their own', and to a real extent this would be true - if they didn't have to share a world with the rest of us with our more materialistic-deterministic minds. That's why, in the Islamic world, we often find the tradition of the poisonous 'evil eye', and it is interesting to note that the talisman used to turn it aside is very similar to that point in the circle which we earlier interpreted as a symbol of the ego surrounded by the invisible transpersonal - and apparently protective - 'Self'.

 


       
Because of the role of the 'evil eye' in determining the world we inhabit, science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-88) describes our reality as a product of multiple-egoism. In The Number of the Beast12 he introduces a car as a symbol of the self-actualized individual that is able to access the plethora of possible alternative worlds that exist in his 'multiverse', a construct that symbolizes what kind of dream world we could inhabit if our consciousness were released into the care of our own imaginative selves rather than inhibited by the unmaginative minds of others.   

 

       
      
The number of universes accessible to Heinlein’s multiversal spacecar is made to correspond to the mythical biblical 'number of the beast' in St John the Divine's 'Book of Revelation' (13:18). 'Let he  that hath wisdom understand,' the reader of the New Testament is exhorted, 'six-hundred three score and six' is the 'number of a man'. In Heinlein's The Number of the Beast 666 becomes 6 raised to the power of 6 raised to the power of 6, an almost infinite number of possible alternatives, given the premise that it's the number of universes, and allows Heinlein to posit a quantum particle he calls a 'ficton', which means that, not only are the best of Candide's 'all possible worlds' to be found in his fiction, but the best of all possible fictional worlds, enabling his characters (time permitting) to visit the worlds of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Frank L. Baum's Oz, and Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom - amongst others.

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The 'Beast' in Heinlein's novel is what might be described as the projected shadow of the 'evil eye', the egoism of unenlightened 'vested interest', that is, those exploiters who stand to profit from our ignorance of the greatness of what we are and have. In The Number of the Beast Heinlein's fabulous car contains four characters whose quest for peace - and escape from would-be car thieves - is designed to symbolically mirror the Jungian individual's self-actualization through differentiation of the four functions of consciousness (Thinking, Feeling, Sensation and Intuition13) to which the four characters (Jacob [Jake], Dejah Thoris [Deety], Zebediah [Zeb] and Hilda ['Sharpie']) are made explicitly to correspond. Hilda Sharp, for example, denotes the sharpness, and indeed combativeness, of female - or feminine - intuition and, symbolically, is Brünhilde, who takes the heroes to Valhalla when she's in the driving seat. But the obvious image that comes to mind is that of the biblical 'Jacob's ladder' (Genesis 28:12) - Jake is the inventor-owner of the car - upon which the angels of the Lord are seen to be ascending to heaven.

 


       
Clearly Heinlein's 666 is a chakra ladder, an individuation process14 that requires the four to develop a retentive memory capacity, that is, they learn by their mistakes and become wiser as they grow older. Like us with our elephant symbol, which would take on a similar dimension as a symbol of the actualizing 'Self' because, symbolic of memory, as everyone knows, 'an elephant never forgets'. That's why there are two elephants in the Hindu chakra ladder. It contains parallels with the Egyptian myth of the sun god Ra, a symbol of the ego who is reborn15 daily as Osiris but dis-remembered, that is, cut into pieces, by Set, the Evil One. There is then a mythic promise - against the 'evil eye' of shadow-possessed consciousnesses - in the form of a re-membering in which Ra-Osiris is restored as Horus who represents the higher or spiritual man that has to be re-remembered - as it were, a rebecoming.

 


       

Our elephant chakra at the base of the spine would then represent the unreflective and unconscious-Self, Ra in Egypt's mythology, and his son Osiris representing the threat of schizophrenia, that is, the fragmented personality symbolized as dismemberment. So, in Hinduism, there at the base of the spine, in the first elephant chakra, the conscious totality of the Self is already present in potentiam, a potentiality that becomes conscious or re-membered when the ajna chakra or 'white elephant' is actuated. And, in this way, we can truly say that the elephant never forgets because, though the Self be there unconscious, it is always waiting to become what it 'was, is, and ever shall be' - in the words of a popular Quaker hymn.


But it won't have escaped the notice of the perceptive reader that our seraphic elephant corresponds more closely to the figure of Osiris than Horus, that is, a truncation of what's possible in terms of human consciousness. It is a feature of the birth of Ganesh that one who has the evil eye burns his original head to ashes and he is given an elephant's head as recompense. We might say that Osiris represents the capacity of the Self to be remembered whereas Ganesh represents the capacity of the Self to never be forgotten. But we're still talking about a disintegrated Self's capacity for self-actualization, the unremembered and forgotten lot of the Van Gogh type of figure who, doubtless now recognized as a seraphic genius, reaching the heights of spirituality in his art, during his lifetime remained obscure and uncelebrated,  crumbling woefully in his personal life and his finances. We might remember the painting of crows over a cornfield thought by many to represent Van Gogh's attempts to stave off the schizophrenia of a fragmenting personality.

 


       
People often describe such a personality as having something 'lacking' in them. From a yogic point of view such individuals represent a failure to deal with - and emerge from - schizophrenia, which as we have seen can be viewed as a stage in the development of a higher, more differentiated, and successful consciousness (symbolized in The Number of the Beast by the often warring personalities of the characters as - metaphorically - they try to decide who gets to sit in the ego's seat and drive). But the successful artist - like Robert A. Heinlein - is likely to escape his keepers, which is why, in the last century, we saw so many fall by the wayside because of the tempters with their drugs and alcohol. It is, therefore, interesting that the Tempter is often conflated with the figure of the Trickster16 identified by Carl Jung as a folkloristic archetype to be found in such tales as the Aesop's (620-560 BC) fable The Fox and the Crow where it is the task of the fox to trick the crow into dropping the cheese down to him from the seemingly unscaleable heights of the tree in which the crow is safely perched with his prize.

 


       
Perhaps that's why Van Gogh, in his determination to remain in command of his art and, figuratively speaking, not let fall his cheese, filled entire canvases with crows. As it says in the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, the I Ching, 'the superior man is kept down by the inferior man'17. Why? For profit. Van Gogh, a great artist, was 'unrecognized' and living in penury for his entire lifespan. Because that's what the unscrupulous do, take advantage of the creative personality (sell us your daubings now for a meal and later we'll sell them for $50,000,000) or create schizophrenic  zwilare by giving the one who has reached the snow white heights of the elephant's ajna chakra forbidden fruit, that is, the apple in the shape of LSD, for example, that poisons the ‘third eye’, thus rendering it impossible for the victim (Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and Syd Barrett of The Pink Floyd, for example) to enter the heavenly kingdom of the lotus and see with the eyes of the god within. Instead, he remains yearning expressively for what can now only be glimpsed inwards occasionally and is praised for his vision while his keepers line their pockets with their Judas' silver.

 


       
Those who remain or become schizophrenics may, because of their 'special' elephantine auras or energy fields, still randomly access, as it were,  different aspects of Heinlein's 'multiverse'; but, as these artificially truncated and fragmented angels do so, their unscrupulous creators can appropriate the 'heavenly gifts' that await them there - whether the 'cheese' be a job opportunity, marriage, the latest car, new or unknown technology, alternative history or a cure for Aids.


The meaning of our Sufi riddle is, therefore twofold. When the trumpeting elephant (the angel Gabriel in Western tradition) 'wakes up' the yogi-type personality and he passes out of the condition of schizophrenia, through the process of purification centred, in psycho-physical terms, at the throat or what might be termed the Gabrielephant chakra, the 'fence' is broken, which means that an individual with the 'angelic' gifts of an Albert Einstein, Britney Spears or Bill Gates can no longer be used by the unscupulous to access the multiverse, that is, the plethora of possibilities open to a polymath, a gifted artist or Renaissance Man, and appropriate what they find there.

 


       
Perhaps, more importantly, all of this offers a ray of hope to the so-called 'mentally ill' person, that is, schizophrenia as a phase of the development of a transcendent consciousness which is able to both choose and accept from what they are given to understand by God (for want of a better word) is theirs. Why wouldn't Britney Spears proclaim herself the Anti-Christ; if she perceives the collective shadow of her Christian society as schizophrenically responsible for labelling her an 'unfit mother' because she's sexy? She was asserting herself as a woman of Eros. In the Bible the new redeeemer is given birth to by a woman 'clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet' (Revelations 12:1), according to Jung18 a symbol of the synthesis of masculine (sun) and feminine (moon) principles that is essential if the human race is not going to allow the Sword of the masculine Logos (violence) to destroy it (the birth of the new redeemer is threatened by a devouring dragon, symbol of the collective shadow). In ancient Greece they termed what we have become used to from Christianity as enantiodromia,  a denigration of Eros and a dangerous weighting in favour of spiritual-mindedness that can result in an inward repression that is manifested outwardly. Darker components of the collective psyche are projected so that the 'other' appears negative and inferior (as happened to the Jews in 1930s Nazi Germany),  the exact opposite of what is intended by Christianity's lop-sided overemphasis on ego-consciouness. In Britney's case, a legitimate concern with the upbringing of young children, turning into an all-too-familiar shadow-projecting witchunt against a young woman clearly doing her best to love herself and her offspring under highly pressurized circumstances.


  As a further example of society's shadow-side, let's take the genius who'd expected to receive the financial benefits of their work on hydrogen fuel cells for cars, but not if all their hard work had caused their mind to collapse and become fragmented so that they forgot to file the patent and their notes are stolen by unscrupulous agents of industrial espionage whose interests lie in ensuring that the genius - and those like him - 'drop the cheese'. In The Fox and the Crow we understand that it is no matter how often the tale is repeated for our instruction, there will always be crows and foxes because this is basic business economics. The creative are doomed to be schizophrenic - or to be labelled so in the case of Britney Spears (which amounts to the same thing; society projecting its own sickness onto the 'other' so that she has to accept herself as Antichristian to remain sane) - and vested interest will always make sure that schizophrenics remain so in order that the cheese will be dropped down to them.


Bill Gates, on the other hand, is clearly someone who didn't drop his cheese and  became 'the Big Cheese' to whom all foxes had to defer in the hope of having some cheese. Witness the hard won so-called trade-restrictive monopoly's struggles with the regulators. We might think of the red tapers as corrupt bureaucrats in-the-making, preparing to act as a 'fence' for software licenses and contracts once entirely within the purview of the software giant, an elephant some might have wanted to see sit on that particular 'fence' in order to squash it flat; which is perhaps a part of the solution to the riddle: when the elephant of the Self is strong enough it is no longer schizophrenic (symbolized as fence sitting) and vulnerable to the exploitative (symbolized by the 'fence' as purveyor of 'stolen' goods) but independent and liberated (symbolized by the fence's crushing by our elephant as 'Lord of Obstacles').


  So, what kind of development would our symbols require in order to illustrate Bill Gates' kind of higher consciousness, the sort we are discussing? Microsoft is, primarily, about the transfer of data and data communications, and Hermes/Mercury is a symbol of telecommunications globally. Is, then, the caduceus carried by the god, symbolic of the spine-brain 'telecom tower', a type of biological transmitter which we use when praying in our churches; the god's wingéd helmet a symbol of 'thought transference', a prescient classical precursor of the Star Trek style communications' headset as worn by Brent Spiner's Lieutenant Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation?

 


           

If the opening of the ajna chakra, or third eye, symbolizes higher consciousness, the wingéd helmet of Hermes would represent the enlightenment of the yogi in receipt of high level communications from the divine. But the wingéd helmet is a little old fashioned a symbol of sorcery to evoke instantaneous communications from the heavens. Our hat, therefore, without visible means of aerial propulsion, to minds conditioned by Buck Rogers in the Twenty Fifth Century and Babylon Five, should appear as what it is in our more modern but equally traditional mythology of 'flying saucers'.

 


       

 

Perhaps it is what the Archagel Gabriel is calling for when he's blowing his trumpet at the Last Judgement? One is again reminded of the Valkyrie Brünhilde in her chariot, descending from the skies, come to take the fallen hero to the heaven of Valhalla in Norse mythology.19

 


       
I have long since given up on those who believe that angels will come and take them to heaven when they die but disbelieve totally in Steven Spielberg's notions of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) mother ships arriving to do the same thing in a more technologically comprehensible fashion. Perhaps the ufonauts should equip their craft with wings to make them fall in line with our archaic sensibilities? It was Carl Jung, of course, that suggested UFOs were a modern myth on a par with their more ancient counterparts and, using his hermeneutic approach, striving to be without prejudice, I have attempted to show why this is so by fusing elements of Muslim-Sufi, Aryan-Hindu, Graeco-Roman, Egyptian and Judaeo-Christian traditions to arrive at a New Age understanding of the meaning of the elephant's riddle. Or at least enough to pose another.


Q: What time is it when an elephant blows its nose?


A: Time to unpack its trunk.


Our 'elephangel', now looking rather like an old-style Quaker reverend with frock-coat, connotes a religious brand of Christianity noted for a belief in direct experience of communion with God which they called 'flying with the Lord' (Thessalonians 4:17) - like the angels (or the ufonauts). The only thing missing from the picture of my childhood is that Sufi's elongated tubular hat which, pointing backwards and upwards during the swirling, resembles nothing if not an elephant's trunk - to be unpacked (euphemistically speaking) in the home of the higher self.

 


       
The highest chakra is where purusha atman is said to dwell in certain Buddhist religious philosophies,20 the 'grain of mustard seed' (Matthew 13:32) from which all greatness magically grows as the New Testament of the Bible has it. In Hinduism he is 'the thumb', Hanuman, who swallowed by the  whale (symbol of unconsciousness), mysteriously swells up until the whale is burst21 and the ego - in psycho-symbolic terms - is freed. One might think of it in terms of the mental and spiritual efforts it took to write this article, 'Wizardry with Elephants'. I have mystically  burst into consciousness and taken command. My invisible transpersonal god of the 'Self' is now in the lotus chakra where, demons defeated, potentiality actualized, it will continue to prepare me to make my developing ego a self-advancing user of its own 'heavenly gifts'.

 

        
The image that comes to my mind is that of Star Trek captain Jean Luc Picard in command of the saucer disc on the bridge of the USS Enterprise. A symbol, to my way of thinking, of how the higher Self trains its young ensign (the developing ego) through symbological promptings and archetypal projections22 from myth and psyche to learn what's been forgotten by the 'elephant' of the unconscious-Self until, one day, having experienced a re-becoming,23 I step up onto the bridge and truly take command of my own ship. But, before I'm finally 'beamed up' by the Captain of my Self to that great starship in the sky, I have living here to do that, in our secular age of status symbols, may justifiably be represented by a more immediately attainable lotus.

 


       
Endnotes

 

1 Carl Gustav Jung 'The Relations between the Ego and the Unconscious' (1928),  Two Essays On Analytical Psychology,  The Collected Works translated by R. F. C. Hull (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London), Vol. 7.

2 C. G. Jung  'Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth' (1958),  Civilization In Transition, CW, Vol. 10.

3 C. G. Jung  'Foreword to the "I Ching"' (1950),  Psychology and Religion: West and East, CW, Vol. 11.

4 Robert Brown Ganesh: Studies of an Asian God (Albany: New York State University, 1991)

5 St. Thomas Aquinas 'The Angels (Spirit)' in Summa Theologia: Prima Pars, Questions 50-64

6 Jean De Brunhoff The Story of Babar (Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York, 1934).

7 C. G. Jung  'Instinct and the Unconscious' (1919),  The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, CW, Vol. 8.

8 James Broderick  Saint Francis Xavier (New York,Widlow Press, 1952).

9 C. G. Jung  'Answer to Job' (1952),  CW, Vol. 11.

10 C. G. Jung  'Yoga and the West' (1936), CW, Vol. 11.

11 C. G. Jung  'Syncbronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle' (1952), CW, Vol. 8 .

12 Robert A. Heinlein The Number of the Beast (New English Library, 1980).

13 C. G. Jung  Psychological Types (1920), CW, Vol.  6.

14 C. G. Jung  'Concerning Rebirth' (1940/1950),  The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, CW, Vol. 9, Part I.

15 C. G. Jung  'Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation' (1939), CW, Vol. 9, Part I.

16 C. G. Jung  'On the Psychology of the Trickster-Figure' (1954), CW, Vol. 9, Part I.

17 Richard Wilhelm (translator) The I Ching (Axiom Books, Australia, 2001).

18 C. G. Jung  'Answer to Job' (1952),  CW, Vol. 11.

19 Jesse L. Byock The Saga of the Volsungs (Penguin, London, 1990).

20 C. G. Jung  'The Psychology of Eastern Meditation' (1943), CW, Vol. 11.

21 C. G. Jung  'The Fight with the Shadow' (1946), CW, Vol. 10.

22 C. G. Jung  'The Development of Personality' (1934), The Development of Personality, CW, Vol. 17.

23 C. G. Jung  'The Structure of the Unconscious' (1916), CW, Vol. 7.

Fangs for the Mammaries

12/02/2012 07:21

Fangs for the Mammaries

 

It's a Mel Brooks vampire joke. Like the one about The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music when Mr and Mrs Hill awaken at the sound of the evening's piano after earlier being bitten by Count Dracula. The tune, of course, is Thanks for the Memories; but the vampire connection is still present. I never understood why the blood-drinkers were thought evil because they were the repositories of a collective memory from which a single individual could drink and draw on the collective wisdom of generations of consciousnesses. I guess the argument would be that those lives and memories weren't his own. But it's an interesting myth. Why is the rapacious biting of the throat and drinking of the blood associated with memory?

 


       
In Christianity the eating of Christ's body and the drinking of His blood is symbolically enacted in the taking of the bread and the wine. It is a god-eating in which the aspirants seek to be imbued with the miraculous attributes of Christ. Through this incorporation He is remembered as God in us. The faith is in the symbolism: the spiritual belief of becoming as Christ through the process of transubstantiation. In vampirism incorporation is enforced, though it seems to be the same in intent; the preservation of an individual through collective memory. How else could Christ become incarnate in another individual except insofar as it were possible for that individual to remember Him?

 


       
It reminded me of the Ourobouros serpent, adopted by Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) as a leitmotif for his developmental psychology. The serpent with its tail in its mouth can be interpreted in two ways - as self-begetting (a mouth birth) or devouring (a truncation). Being bitten by a vampire can indicate birth by mouth, but if the vampire doesn't choose to offer you immortality in its kiss it can leave you as a corpse instead; a truncation of your life's possibilities. Jung interprets the symbol as an archetypal depiction of the individuation process in which unconscious projections are first recognized before being integrated into consciousness - self-birthing through self-absorption. A simple example would be to recognize that a fault we'd supposed in others actually lay in ourselves. The Ourobouros would then be a symbol of rebirth through this circular introjection of projections. Truncation would occur when, for some reason, development was blocked, that is, one's negative projections or shadow continue to be projected and remain unrecognized and unintegrated. The historical vampire was 'Vlad the impaler' (1431-1476), the sometimes ruler of Wallachea (Southern Romania), and so called because he had the anti-social habit of impaling his victims on stakes. A bloodthirsty lack of regard for life indicative of one for whom other human beings are inferior, which is a clear sign of shadow-possession and, it might therefore be concluded, the shadow itself may be the vampire we're seeking.

 


            
There is a wrong way and there is a right way we are often told, and it might be argued that the only difference between Jesus and the vampire is one of methodology. The aim of transubstantiation is for God to be incarnated in man, but why would I accept God and reject the path of the vampire who is offering immortality as a participant within a wider collective consciousness or group mind that seems, in large part, to correspond to what God says He has in His mind for us? According to the Bible He turned against both Adam and Lucifer (Luke 10: 18) because they demonstrated an independent will. The myth of the vampire is, therefore, that aspect of man we find most attractive, the free-willed individual bestowing free will on others, while suggesting that aspect of God that we fear, which would reduce us to cyphers, mere zombies, bereft of free will and doomed to see ourselves as puppets. God, like Chronos' devouring of his children before Him, lying in wait only to extinguish our individuality should we aspire to raise our consciousness to His level.


Like the Fallen Lucifer as Satan, the figure of Dracula, 'Prince of Darkness', represents rebellion; a refusal to accept anything less than the body and the blood. A clinging to humanity that is laudable, especially in the light of God's treatment of Job in the Old Testament where first He explains to the man that he's less than a worm in comparison to His own omnipotence and then parades all the destructive powers of nature to illustrate the point.1 Is God incarnate in man, then, only the spectre of nuclear holocaust? Jesus' insistence at the Last Supper that the bread and the wine should be taken as symbols of his body and his blood (Luke 22: 19-20) reflect on his role as an intercessor between man and God, that is, His incarnation in us through the process of transubstantiation is an omission of God or at least an amelioration of His presence. The ambivalent figure of Dracula, then, represents man's desire for humanity - as the body and the blood - and a deep-seated distrust and fear of being taken over and possessed by God.

 


       
The antidote to possession, of course, is to be self-possessed, which requires continuation; particularly in terms of memory. There's significance in the similarity between the words 'memory' and 'member' and, though we all see clearly the relationship between remembering and memory, in the myth of the Egyptian god Osiris we see how Isis' collection of the dismembered pieces of his corpse in order to re-member him hints at the importance of the god's remembering, that is, memory, as being an intrinsic aspect of the process of resurrection. In fact it is the god's phallus, found last, that we understand is the most important member in the re-membering of Osiris. Isis remembers him through sex, and it is interesting that Set, the evil god responsible for Osiris' dismemberment, is set against sex because, according to tradition, vampires are incapable of sexual intercourse.


If, as the Catholic Church would have us believe, God frowns on all forms of sexual pleasure - particularly non-reproductive sex - then the sexless vampire would be the apotheosis of possession by God. But, for some reason, they are sexy. It's an oral thing, isn't it? Christians drink the blood in the form of the sacramental wine, and the body is present in the shape of the bread. Eating and drinking is, therefore, what the sexuality inheres in: oral sex. Osiris, as a fertility god, represents the Nile region's new risen wheat and, therefore, bread. In the myth Isis is depicted as using her spittle to fashion Osiris' penis anew. In other words, she performs fellatio and - as well as eating his penis in this way (the body as the bread of life)  - she doubtless also drinks his semen; the intoxicating wine of sex.

 


       
'Go forth and multiply' it says in the Bible (Genesis 9: 7) and the continuity of humanity and man's humanity to man is the task of Jesus; to make God human: a part of the eating of the bread and wine (rather than the body and the blood) symbolism. The vampire represents a non-human form of reproduction. Its asexual resurrection of the body through the blood represents not only God's wrath, because Christianity says He disapproves of sexuality, but also the fear that, incarnating God in the body and the blood, means His unleashing as an insatiable vampiristic cannibal whose concern isn't with the maintaining of our humanity but with our subjugation.


A God concerned only with becoming universally incarnate in mankind's billions would have no interest in sexual reproduction. He would have no humanity, which is the fear enshrined in the vampire myth. In the Osiris myth, the god remembers through sex. It is by means of the love of the goddess Isis for his several other members through his phallus that he is re-membered. She's the eternal feminine in man, the anima or soul, whose closest approximation Jung finds in the literary expression of H. Rider Haggard's She (1887) 'who must be obeyed'2; our essence because it's through the physical touch of a woman that we remember ourselves. She, then, is not a vampire. In Haggrad's novel 'She' is the immortal wife of her husband, who is immortal because of She. It is the love of a man for his soul as he finds in it woman that contains the promise that he'll always remember in her arms.

 


       
With vampires, the taking of the blood through the body is not always a metaphor for psychic devourment. We are told that it is the way of vampires to offer immortality to their victim or to leave behind a corpse; just as we are asked to accept Jesus into our hearts if we would have immortality or live as the damned and go to hell after our deaths in the Christian myth. Insofar as vampires bite through the flesh to drink the blood it's cannibalistic enough to satisfy Christ's requirement that His body and blood be eaten and drunk by His disciples. But the blood isn't diluted enough. We might remember Christ's turning water into wine for the wedding at Canaan (John 2: 1-3) as an indication that it is sexuality, sexual reproduction and, indeed, sexual orality - at the very least in the form of kissing (with lips wet with wine) between bride and groom - that is being underlined. Wine is the median somewhere between water (urine from the flacid penis) and blood (the engorged penis anticipating orgasm). It is a metaphor for semen, that is, what makes us human; literally. Vampires aren't human except insofar as they desire the body and the blood; and that's man's fear of an incarnated God. He is meant to be humanized by the idea of the wine of orgasm rather than the blood of the vampire in the transubstantiation of Christ.


It is interesting that Osiris' rending into many pieces by Set is because he's the sun god; vampires can't bear sunlight: it kills them. The rending could be symbolic of the multiple personalities of the schizophrenic who feels part of a collective because he has voices and split-off personality components that surface as separate lives. As a split-off personality component - Mr Hyde to Dr Jekyll,3 as it were - a vampire wouldn't want to be eclipsed by the sun of consciousness - as happens to Set when Isis remembers Osiris through his phallus. Vampires drink blood, they don't have sex. When Osiris' phallus is engorged with blood, due to his desire for Isis, 'the god is risen'. We might, therefore, be forgiven for assuming that the existence of vampires is dependant upon their 'host' not having sex or an ego, that is, these split-off components of our totality exist as independent entities by psychologically draining or sucking out the blood from their 'host' in order to prevent the penis from inflating with desire for a woman. In this way they stop one from remembering through Woman, the image of the soul, and that's why we say that, after being bitten by a vampire, a man has lost his soul.

 


       
What, then, of Christ as the Holy Spirit? According to Jung, ego, soul and spirit are independent entities. Spirit comes from the shadow in man, the darker parts of us that we prefer not to have associated with our ego and often project onto others so that we see those negative aspects of ourselves in them rather than us. The shadow has to be recognized and integrated into consciousness, that is, it becomes the Holy Spirit, so that we don't crucify each other thanks to our being possessed by a projection.4 The oft-cited example is that of the Germans becoming possessed by their collective shadow in World War II to the extent that six million Jews became victims of an extermination pogrom. The vampire, then, is a man with a shadow berfeft of soul, and the devouring ovens of bodies and blood at Belsen were an expression of what we now associate with the projections of a collective shadow facilitated by a single schizophrenic man - as shadow-possessed vampire -  Adolf Hitler.

 


       
In England they used to sing a song 'Hitler has only got one ball [...] his mother, she ate the other; and now he's got no balls at all!' It recognized the fact that war is, basically, men without a woman, and that the penis is the root of all caring in man; which the German leader didn't. Loss of soul is to do with lack of feeling for others and, according to Jung, in a man there are four functions of consciousness; 'Sensation', 'Thinking', 'Intuition' and 'Feeling': two masculine or ego-related functions and two feminine or anima as soul-related functions with 'Feeling' often the least developed or differentiated associated with the shadow as inferior function.5 A woman corresponding to a man's soul or anima is required if he is to integrate his shadow and incorporate his inferior function of 'Feeling' into a totality of conscious wholeness.


The penis as the crucial missing member in Isis' process of remembering Osiris is, therefore, because it is through desire for Woman that Man remembers, and remembering is not what Set, Satan, or Dracula 'Prince of Darkness' want. Is the shadow, then, the Anti-Christ that John (19: 20) writes of in Revelation? If so, then Christianity is guilty of what the Greeks termed enantiodromia: a one-sided over-weighting in favour of a particular belief or system that results in its exact opposite. In Christianity, an overemphasis on spirituality has made a demon of sex. Sexual love has become the Antichrist because the remembering of our wholeness is dependant on sexual desire. Satan has won. 'God is love' Jesus explicitly states in The New Testament of the Bible, but Christianity's lop-sidedness insists that that love can only be spiritual, so leaving us open to schizophrenic tendencies in ourselves and our culture.
The penis can only inflate when it fills with blood so, it would be logical now to assume, vampires seek to drink that blood to prevent the penis' inflation. It would seem redundant to make the obvious assertion that it is Isis' sucking of Osiris' penis that engorges it with blood. But, in some states in the USA, fellatio is ranked as 'sodomy' and punishable by a prison term. This is what we mean by enantiodromia: oral sex is the Antichrist even to mainstream Christians but the truth is that Christianity has become Antichristian insofar as the demonization of sexual love has resulted in a schizophrenic society and individuals that are both vampiristic and vampiristically preyed upon in the sense that they are conditioned by taboos against the expressions of sexuality to hide the fact of the penis' very existence on the one hand and, on the other, exploit the rarified existence it is forced to lead in the form of pornography and pornographers.


The furore that surrounded the publication of Madonna's Sex, a 'pornographic' book! Ms Ciccone's choice of her name showed incredible awareness of her time and place in history. A 'madonna' is what the Virgin Mary is; the mother of Christ. (Matthew 1: 25) In the Revelation of St. John the Divine, the final book of the New Testament, a new redeemer is proclaimed, born of a woman 'clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet'  (Revelation 12:1). According to Jung the woman and her child represent a change in human consciousness symbolized by the coming together of the male and female principles of Eros and Logos in the symbolic shape of the sun and the moon.6

 


       
It's a rapprochement that recalls the figure of Lilith who, according to Jewish tradition,7 was given by God to Adam as his first wife but she refused to submit to his ego and left him. Eve, Adam's second wife, was given by God's creating her from the man's side so that she'd never leave him. It's a classic foreshadowing of a future development in consciousness. Lilith represents gender equality while Eve is the figure of the anima that, projected from a man's side as his soul image, begins the process of guiding him to that male-female complementarity which is  the fruition of Jung's individuation process. That's why, in Jewish tradition, it's Lilith in the form of the serpent (rather than Satan) that persuades Eve to give Adam the fruit of the tree. In Hinduism, of course, consciousness-developing Kundalini power is represented by twin male and female serpents (skin-shedding symbols of rebirth and renewal) intertwining up the spine as they energize its chakras during sex.


Madonna is just one of a recent constellation of female stars, including Christina Aguilera and Shakira (the Woman in Revelation is depicted with a circle of stars about her head) that have tapped into a need for a fuller expression of sexuality without taboos as a means of breaking down the barriers between the sexes that Christianity has sought to erect over the course of two millennia. The shadow or negative aspect of Christianity is perfectly represented in Revelation by the dragon that waits beneath the moon at the woman's feet to devour the new redeemer as soon as it is born. (Revelation 12: 3) It's reminiscent of the vampire, Draco; the sublunary creature Dracula that can't live with the sun and seeks to prey upon humankind through Eros. We might think of the vampire as sexually repressive Christianity's production of Antichristian perversities such as pedophilia and snuff films because it wants us to pretend that we haven't got a penis and to hide it. In the Osiris myth it is the penis which is 'hidden' from Isis, the moon goddess and Eros' representative. Only when the penis is found is the sun god re-membered. In Christian terms, it has to be remembered that 'God is love' and that the penis is the male expression of physical love. Only then will God be safely remembered in Man through His love for Woman. In effect what Madonna did with Sex was rediscover the penis that had been lost.8 To some Christians she's the Great Whore of the apocalypse (Revelation 17: 5), but to others she's an archetype of Woman that seeks man's rebirth through a users approach to sex and sexuality.

 


       
Tantric or sex yoga seeks to activate the chakra ladder; that series of neural linkages along the spine that, conjoined, represent a remembering that could correspond to Isis' rebirthing of Ra the sun god as Horus after his dismemberment as Osiris because of the vampire-like Set that didn't want God to be remembered as/in Man. The Egyptian mythologem is a Trinity, a precursor to that of the Father (Ra), Son (Osiris), and Holy Spirit (Horus as sky god) of Christianity. The evil god Set/Satan doesn't want Osiris to remember through Isis as representative of eternal Woman because then he would be as God. This is what belief in transubstantiation is really about; Christ is remembered in us through the operations of the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit which represents shadow-integration (bread) through the mediation of the anima or soul (wine)9 as the Virgin Mary who fills the Isis role in the Christian myth.

 


       
In recent popular literature, particularly Julian May's stories of The Many Coloured Land (1981) we have come to know the term chakra vampire,10 that is, the notion that vampires feed on chakras, the seven energy points located along the spine from the base to a point situated someplace above the top of the head. It is the opinion of experts that most people only ever reach the level of consciousness that the third chakra represents, somewhere in the region of the abdomen. It is associated with the family, reproduction, and a working life that doesn't require much spiritual or intellectual nourishment. If there were chakra vampires among us, psychic or otherwise, then the human species' reduction to this level of psychic development would be a concomitant of their existence. They wouldn't, of course, want us to achieve that chakra level at which we could remember them because then our enemies would be recognized.

 


       
Auras are widely recognized as indicative of chakra activation levels, and studies have shown that there are individuals among us that, either consciously or unconsciously, exist as 'psychic vampires',11 that is, there are people around whom others feel debilitated or run down while those they share space with during the day - or at other times - feel energized or elated. Researchers, having compared the auras of such people, noted that those who felt symptoms of weakness had what they described as 'puncture wounds' in their auras which tended toward discolouration and blackness. They concluded that the stronger group were vampiristically feeding on the energies of the weakening group. For the weaker group it seems clear that, as their chakra level of functioning decreases, so too would their consciousness of what was happening to them. They would fall into the category of unconscious victims and, in a very short time, take on those apathetic characteristics we have come - from intuitive films like Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956) in which humans are taken over in their sleep and The Puppet Masters (1994) in which we are taken over by 'slugs' attaching themselves to the spine - to associate with a group of zombie-like individuals possessed by a collective consciousness that would correspond to the mass-mindedness of those for whom marriage, reproduction and wage-slavery are the only stuff of life.12 As the panic stricken character of Dr Miles Bennell in Invasion of the Body Snatchers cries out in desparation at the end of the movie: 'They're already here! You're next.'


  In the paradisical Garden of Eden, Man is tempted to eat of the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil so that he would be like God who had forbidden Man to eat it. (Genesis 3: 22) It is interesting that the tempter is disguised as a serpent (Genesis 3: 5) because, in Hinduism, the activating principle of the chakra system is Kundalini or serpent power, the chakras becoming energized as the twin male (symbologically Satan) and female (Lilith) Kundalini serpents rise up at the base of the spine and, entwining themselves about the spinal column in their progress, represent the individual's raising of consciousness to the level of the lotus chakra above the top of the head, which we might interpret as the fruit in the Garden of Eden that Man was forbidden to eat in order to know.
       

 

 As to what this knowledge might consist in, we can speculate. In modern Luciferianism (Satan is Lucifer Fallen or the Hidden Light) Lucifer and Lilith combine in sex to become the hermaphroditic Baphomet,13 symbol of internal psychological bisexuality and external complementarity (male ego + feminine anima as Lilith or man's Eros principle and female ego + masculine animus or Lucifer as woman's Logos principle). In this union Lucifer represents the ofttimes labyrinthine power of the revelatory female will. Kabbalists of the Middle Ages wrote of the 'Blind Dragon'14 which brings about the union of Lilith with her consort, a reference to the negative capability of the collective shadow (fascism, racism, ethnic cleansing) to force man into developing a higher level of consciousness. According to Jewish tradition Lilith was originally 'contained in the man', that is, Adam, but God separates her from him. When Adam refuses her equality she calls on the name of God and disappears. She represents the lost possibilities of that complementarity of male-femaleness which a chauvinist will always lack. Adam and Eve's main concern is with their nakedness after eating the forbidden fruit: a recognition of separateness and the beginnings of that ascendancy of the male Logos - the apotheosis of which is the spectre of nuclear holocaust - as well as the quest for balanced relationships that the anima figure Eve - as Adam's now externalized Eros principle - represents.

 


       
Psycho-symbolically, the spine represents the serpent as the instinct to climb to higher consciousness and develop conscience, which requires moral judgement. Interestingly, God says that, having knowledge of good and evil, man can never eat of the fruit of immortality, and he tells Adam 'I will put enmity... between your offspring and hers [Eve's] .. (Genesis 3: 15). It's a question that has puzzled generations: why does God do this? In fact, He doesn't. What is being recognized here is that man has developed a shadow. One of the first things Adam does is blame Eve for his eating of the fruit: 'The woman tempted me and I did eat.' (Genesis 3: 12) It's a classic shadow-projection of blameworthiness in oneself projected onto another person. The enmity that arises from the projections of the collective shadow can be seen as the cause of every conflict between men ever since; particularly the Nazis belief that the Jews were an inferior race and subject to pogroms on the strength of it.


This is clearly the reason why man can't have immortality. It's to do with memory; an immortal individual would have a lot to remember: but an ephemeral wouldn't. If God were to put enmity between us as a species then it were best that our enmities weren't perpetuated as immortals. It was clearly God's intention to make us immortal, but not after our gaining knowledge of good and evil. Reading between the lines, we might say that, in order to develop a higher consciousness, man had to behave in ways that were evil as well as good and, in recognition of this, God despairingly understood that enmity would result, and therefore made man mortal so that enmities wouldn't be perpetuated eternally. Transubstantiation would then be that process whereby God being remembered in us means the continuity of memories from one ephemeral existence to the next. Supposing that, when this body dies, the spirit is reborn again in a newborn infant. It is only the fact that that individual would have its own memories which precludes it from remembering previous existences (a bit like having only so much space on your hard disk) and to remember would be to invite past enmities.


This is why Christianity focuses on forgiveness and amelioration. For man to be as God would be to remember that we are immortal but inhabit ephemeral bodies. To remember the enemies of previous lives would be to invite the perpetuation of enmity; which is why Christ breaks bread with Judas and offers him wine from his own cup. The bread and the wine - in a very real sense - symbolize the body and the blood of Jesus murdered by Judas' betrayal. But the meaning is one of forgiveness and the offer is one of immortality to he who knows how to forgive and accept forgiving so that enmity is not perpetuated.
To accept Christ is to become immortal and one with God, which would be frightening if one hadn't accepted the Christian message of love; otherwise we'd remember our immortal selves and start looking for the enemies we'd also remembered. Vampires are always portrayed as the immortal enemies of mankind. Perhaps that's their symbolic significance. The immortality they offer is perpetual enmity because they haven't accepted the bread and the wine. With them it's about the body and the blood in the way of Judas - betrayal and murder - and, according to legend, Judas' house is cursed to continue as a branch of vampirism. The first vampire, traditionally, was the murderer Cain, who was given 'the power of the blood' by Lilith after being marked by God. First wife of Adam and refused sexual equality by Cain's father, Lilith represents woman's seeking to obtain parity for Eros alongside that of Logos - often glorified as the Sword of masculinity in the Bible - by supportng the one-sidedness of a male egoism that brings possession by the shadow (the vampire), war and death in order to underline the need for love as counterbalancing female principle. 


Cain, of course, was the first murderer; of his brother Abel. The reason being that God wasn't happy with his offering of fruit (Genesis 4: 3); but he was happy with his brother Abel's offering of an animal sacrifice - body and blood. It was fruit, of course, that Adam and Eve ate, which made God so unhappy He refused them immortality and condemned the fruit of their seed to possession by the collective shadow and eternal enmity. Clearly there is a part of us we call God that is bloodthirsty and needs must become civilized.


Structural anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss (1908 -) in The Raw and the Cooked (1969) observes that there are indications of man's climb to higher consciousness in the food he eats; fruit is at the lowest cultural level because it requires no preparation, whereas meat represents a higher level when it is cooked. Bread and wine represent the next highest level of culture because they are made by man; but, according to Levi-Strauss, the highest level of culture is, paradoxically, where we allow products like milk, for example, to rot in order to produce yoghurt.15

 


    
Christ on the cross was given vinegar to drink (Matthew 27: 48); which is 'rotten' wine: indicative of a high level of culture and the heights of consciousness that man had arrived at in the figure of Christ who, at the Last Supper, asks the disciples to accept bread and wine - representative of man's civilized nature - instead of His body and blood. Flesh, however, which so satisfied God when offered by Abel (and which results in Cain's slaying of his brother), again satisfies Him in the figure of the crucified Christ. The vinegar, therefore, is a symbol of Christ's transcending of God's rottenness, that is, what is best in man as opposed to what is worst.


Christ died celibate, the soured wine also representing his semen. In being offered vinegar by the Roman soldier,  he symbolically has his lips taunted with the taste of his own bitter sperm: a life of transcendent self-denial to discover that God's a sadist and one's Self's a masochist (which amounts to the same thing in Jung's psychology because he views God as an archetype of the Self). The bitterness also suggests a sexual connection between Eden's forbidden fruit that hasn't turned to wine but is become vinegar on the lips of Christ on the tree of the cross. It's a symbolism that, in effect, accuses Adam of performing self-fellatio in Eden. The serpent and the fruit of the tree (penis is 'branch' in some languages) is Adam's penis' bulb. The wine of orgasm now become vinegar (it is an attribute of Adam's legendary first wife Lilith that she turns wine to vinegar) is therefore symbolic of Adam's semen on the lips of Christ because, as the ourobouric Alpha and Omega, Jesus is the Anthropos. Psychologically, Adam's first wife Lilith represents the equal reality of woman that the first man Adam can't accept while Eve is the projection of himself onto a woman that he can't have because it's not realistic. He can only love and have sex with himself as a projection of his anima. Anthropologically, love means kissing; which says 'I'm not going to eat you, but you're that desirable!' For one in love with a projection of himself, the truest expression of such masturbatory self-love must therefore be self-fellation. Hence Adam's 'expulsion' from Eden for tasting the 'forbidden fruit' that is desire of oneself rather than love for another. Eve's vagina is, at least in psychological terms, merely a projection of Adam's own mouth. With Christ as transcendent celibate we come, as it were, full circle. He becomes God's ultimate patsy as the vinegar symbolizing ejaculate on his lips signifies only the sterile bitterness of aloof spiritual self-love.

 


   
It's a manifestation of the Ourobouros archetype. According to Jung archetypes exist in man's collective unconscious as facultas praeformandi, the purpose of which become visible in the course of our conscious development. One such example is that of the German scientist, Friedrich August Kekulé, who in 1865 dreamt of the Ourobouros archetype and, in the morning, found in it the solution to the puzzle of the structure of the benzine molecule he'd been working on. Adam's having oral sex with himself would then be viewable as an early manifestation of the Ourobouros archetype. A short step from penis or '

serpent' worship, but also the first archetypal urgings towards the development of instinct through the shadow side of human nature. Jung's psychology imbues the shadow with volatile - because inchoate - strugglings of the unconscious to become conscious; but the shadow itself represents that instinctual aspect of man which is closest to the developmental archetypes. Self-fellation would then be the first stirrings of the ourobouric desire to achieve self-differentiation or individuation through the projection-making factor that is the unconscious-Self. 'The woman tempted me and I did eat' (Genesis 3: 12) would then refer to Eve's first fellating Adam and his imitating of her (perhaps with his hand's fingers as a substitute for the sentience of prehensile lips and tongue). A separation of the sun of his consciousness from the moon of hers, eclipsed by the shadow of serpentine developmental instinct.


God sentenced man to live 'by the sweat of his brow', which would correspond to that chakra level at which family, reproduction, and work  are the sum of our aspirations. We might think of the penis as both tempting serpent, and fruit-bearing branch of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; the knowledge being that, to aspire as Adam and Christ did, is only to incur the truncating wrath of the collective shadow in the shape of war and persecution. It is the realization that, in accordance with Levi-Strauss' structuralism, the Garden would have produced wine but for the sourness - symbolized by the vinegar on Christ's lips - of man's knowing that God - archetype of man's Self - prefers sacrificed flesh and blood (Gettysburg, the Somme, Guernica, Mi Li, Srebrenica) to what man is able to cultivate for himself or make of himself.

 

1 Carl Gustav Jung 'Answer to Job' (1952), Psychology and Religion: West and East, The Collected Works translated by R. F. C. Hull (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London), Vol. 11.

2 H. Rider Haggard She  (Penguin, London, 1985)

3 Robert Louis Stevenson Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ( Signet, New York, [1886] 2003).

4 C. G. Jung  'The Fight with the Shadow' (1946), CW, Vol. 10.

5 C. G. Jung Psychological Types (1920), CW, Vol. 6.

6 C. G. Jung 'Answer to Job' (1952), CW, Vol. 11.

7 The Alphabet of Ben Sira (Salonica, 1514), question #5 (23 a-b).

8 Madonna Ciccone Sex (Maverick, 1992).

9 C. G. Jung 'Transformation Symbolism in the Mass' (1942/1954), CW, Vol. 11.

10 Julian May The Many Coloured Land (Nelson Doubleday, New York, 1982).

11 Joe H. Slate Psychic Vampires: Protection from Energy Predators and Parasites (Llewellyn Publications, 2002).

12 Robert A. Heinlein The Puppet Masters (Doubleday, New York, 1951).

13 Robert Stills Church of Lucifer https://www.luciferian.org/

14 Alan Humm Lilith, Samael and Blind Dragon https://ccat.sas.Topics/Lilith/

15 Claude Levi-Strauss The Raw and the Cooked, Mythologiques (University of Chicago Press, 1983) Vol.1.

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