posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 01:34 PM
I have had some thoughts concerning the way we as humans like to populate the unknown that I would like to share some of these.
In previous times the unknown was always the place unconscious projection as in the 'here there be dragons' phenomenon. The socially accepted
consensus map of reality always has limits - usually the limits of physical exploration. But the planet has now been largely mapped; such that the
new physical limits are offplanet - specifially the moon - or even more specifically the dark side of the moon (always faced away from the Earth). The
moon functions now as a border area, half known and half unknown as a place actually visited by humans. Further than this it is 'here there be
aliens'. In order for the unconscious archetypal material to have access to the conscious ego, it must transit the liminial boundary through the
mechanism of plausability. In other words, people dont believe in dragons anymore, but cannot rule out the possibility of alien life. This is why
certain spiritual/religiously orientated material found will be found linked with material dealing with alien life. The is the border of physical
exploration (i.e. manned exploration). This space of imagination/projection is populated by the collective unconscious (as mediated by existant
cultures) and as such is generally always seeking re-integration into the individual psyche. Thus, such spaces are always actively sought out and
entertained as apocrypha, legend and myth - also necessitating the requirement for new spaces of projection.
With the strong delineation of nature through science and exploration on the
planet; these spaces become smaller and smaller such that new unknowns become necessary as repositories of projection. As a possibly modern phenomena
(On the physical level) new spaces are now
created within known spaces such as the Bermuda Triangle, based not on physical
exploration but suppossed limits of scientific understanding transposed to geographical locations. It is from here that we can see how the deliberate
culture of secrecy (disinformation, compartmentalization, obfuscation and obstruction) practiced by Govermental Defense departments and industries
will also qualify as a new unknown space. As such it will be siezed upon by
human projections of the collecttive unconscious - often also transposed onto geographical locations (Area 51, Montauk etc.).
It is wondered whether there is a psychological transference occurring, wherein Black budget operations and secret defense intitiatives are now
becoming the new image of the collective unconscious; possibly causing indirect reprogramming of conscious individuals through the assimilation of
military style secrecy policies through fascination with the exotic (as the entrance and limit of the known).
(Witness the excitement palpable in certian individuals visisting the border of area 51, popularised in various visual media) The idea is that
susceptible individuals assume (inadvertantly) this web of stories concerning
the military/extra-planetary as their unconscious. This represents a mutation with the usual represenations of the collective unconscious which have
traditionally been religious-shamanic (gods and animals). Of course fusions of traditional images and the new unconsious paradigms often occur as
So we have a combination of the old sage/magic man with the alien prototype - telepathic aliens with cosmic knowledge etc. What is the result of
these new archetypal mutations? Unkown, except that phenomenologically
the new unsconsious paradigm seems to be oriented internally rather than externally, also suggested by the finding of new uknowns within existing
spaces rather than literal map boundaries. The content of abductin
experiences for intance uses a well know shamanic trope of the tearing apart of the body, but transposed internally - injection of implants, bodily
probes, invasion of the mind through telepathy etc. The body is not torn by external spirits but rather medically imploded.
On a side note, this not meant in any way to eithe confirm or deny the actual possible existence of any of the aforementioned phenomena. It is meant
purely as a possible overview from an (obviously) psychological perspective
[edit on 1-8-2010 by liquidself]