posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 06:03 PM
As an archetype of the collective unconscious, the apocalypse is inside us all. The "world" that is supposed to "end" (and be reborn) is the ego.
That's how enlightenment happens.
For starters, it’s at the very core of what C.G. Jung believed is happening to the world today. Jung's psychology is the only school of
psychology that believes there are two centers to the psyche---the ego being the center of consciousness, and the archetype of the Self being the
center of what he called the objective psyche, or the collective unconscious. Other psychological schools certainly acknowledge two realms of the
psyche, the conscious and unconscious, but only Jung posits the existence of two totally independent centers.
The word "Apocalypse" (revelation) is from the Greek meaning "uncovering what has been hidden." In other words, the revelation of new truth. This
process operates in four phases: revelation, judgment, destruction, and a new birth. If we look back over two centuries, we see the revelation of
torrents of new scientific, psychological and social truth; judgments or assessments made on the basis of this new truth; the collapse of beliefs and
institutions based on the former truth, and are becoming dysfunctional within the context of the new truth; and the sprigs of the new worldview trying
to blossom. Destruction and new birth take place simultaneously, although the popular use of the word apocalypse has come to mean total
So to summarize: the "archetype of the Apocalypse" is the activation of the archetype of the Self--the central archetype of meaning--that is bringing
with it some new worldview, a new God-image, a new relationship to the Divine, and a new stage of psychological maturation for the whole
An archetype is a formless, autonomous pattern in the collective unconscious. They find expression through symbolic forms in world myth and religion.
In living metaphors. That doesn't make it a lie or a hoax.
We project the archetypes out there
instead of incubating them in here
, where they can become activated.
Every day brings us closer to a possible SHTF scenario. Everyone knows it. We are in dangerous times. But we need to resist the temptation to project
the archetype of the apocalypse onto these dangers and circumstances. When we do, we create synchronicity.
We need to withdraw the projections we put on the world and on each other.
Happy Solstice everyone!
edit on 20-12-2012 by BlueMule because: (no reason given)