Written by Robert Bruce Baird

DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY (ARCHETYPES): - "All material bodies are condensations of frozen bodies." (2) Jung is becoming 'in vogue' again, I hear. Perhaps this time around it won't just involve so little real appreciation for all that he meant and understood. Dream interpretation and projected Western values can be a Freudian gambit - Jung grew to see things few will ever admit to inrepparttar present ideologies ofrepparttar 142623 West. He was able to contactrepparttar 142624 future beforerepparttar 142625 First World War and it almost convinced him he was mad, until he saw his visions were right - then he knew it wasn't himself who was mad - it wasrepparttar 142626 world he lived in! His archetypes may be a contact withrepparttar 142627 genetic 'history book' thatrepparttar 142628 Director ofrepparttar 142629 Human Genome Project talked about recently when he announced that only 2.8 centimetres of 1.8 metres of a gene are required to makerepparttar 142630 human being. It might be a collective 'tap-in' or evenrepparttar 142631 'medulla oblongata' hasrepparttar 142632 ability to recordrepparttar 142633 knowledge of previous evolutionary experience of man's development. Personally I feel it is a matter of some of each of these things andrepparttar 142634 factors relating to chaos andrepparttar 142635 interference of conflicting vibrations or wavelengths inrepparttar 142636 confusing array of bandwidths and personalities.

The 'archetypes' and our dreams are definitely important to our discovery of whatrepparttar 142637 soul and oversoul is trying to achieve. Our conscious waking experiences are far too influenced by convention and peer pressures orrepparttar 142638 five senses, to differentiaterepparttar 142639 ego's interest fromrepparttar 142640 purpose we are here to explore and refine. Is there a connection betweenrepparttar 142641 archetypes andrepparttar 142642 helical structure of allrepparttar 142643 naturally occurring paradigms like time, harmonic building blocks of one dimensional force, nanotubes, DNA and telomeres, etc.? Is that structure part of a form which is unique torepparttar 142644 earth experience or does it have close corollaries in other parts ofrepparttar 142645 universe? We are onrepparttar 142646 verge of breaking downrepparttar 142647 insights of intuitive attuned masters ofrepparttar 142648 philosophies that are aware ofrepparttar 142649 ego and its NEEDS. Soonrepparttar 142650 Eastern mystics and shamans ofrepparttar 142651 world will be universally appreciated, I hope. Their ethic is a clear requirement to explore if we are to beginrepparttar 142652 'New Age' in a position to makerepparttar 142653 most of all that can be! It might be required by other life forms we call alien before we are allowed to participate inrepparttar 142654 cosmos and its order. That would be great!

"When I go pastrepparttar 142655 dark alleys and passages of my mind, I come torepparttar 142656 core of my Being. - Atrepparttar 142657 core of my Being I am in touch withrepparttar 142658 light andrepparttar 142659 love andrepparttar 142660 knowingness that are inherent properties of my natural state." (3)

One ofrepparttar 142661 outcomes and plans involved inrepparttar 142662 rape and pillage of aboriginals and nature-worshipping cultures aroundrepparttar 142663 world was a history that injected war intorepparttar 142664 lives ofrepparttar 142665 Mayans. Personally I have a hard time accepting thatrepparttar 142666 'missionaries' ofrepparttar 142667 Keltic/Toltec or Druidic tradition that are reported inrepparttar 142668 stories about Kukulcan and Quetzacoatl were responsible. However, they were probably accompanied by those members of their society (or followed by) who broughtrepparttar 142669 mindset of European power-mongers and aristocrats. I can see whererepparttar 142670 Ostrogoths disappeared to and it wouldn't surprise me ifrepparttar 142671 Sybarite/Milesian faction had ousted other 'Bruttii' beforerepparttar 142672 6th century BC., who found their way torepparttar 142673 Upper Mississippi area ofrepparttar 142674 Great Lakes before moving south torepparttar 142675 more extensive mounds they built.

There is mounting evidence thatrepparttar 142676 Basque played an important part inrepparttar 142677 Mayan scheme of things. Their language is connected as isrepparttar 142678 Rh factor inrepparttar 142679 blood. It is rare and traceable to Iberia, (the one betweenrepparttar 142680 Black and Caspian Sea) andrepparttar 142681 Mayan. They also seem to have lived in harmony untilrepparttar 142682 Norman or other conquests were occurring in Europe. Needless to sayrepparttar 142683 conventional wisdom is trying to paint them as sacrificers of barbaric proportions, but that too can be traced to Moshe (as in Moshe Rabbenue) and European influence and practice. There is no doubt in my mind thatrepparttar 142684 nature and archetypes ofrepparttar 142685 Mayan culture make it clear there was a long tradition of harmony and awareness ofrepparttar 142686 ego and its conflict that adds so much negative inputs to our shared experience with nature. I likerepparttar 142687 words ofrepparttar 142688 following author who has lived inrepparttar 142689 lifestyle or with these people even more than I have.

"Even thoughrepparttar 142690 Mayan temples became overgrown with jungle lushness,repparttar 142691 Mayan beliefs have survived. Because of their togetherness all these years and their deliberate lack of contact withrepparttar 142692 Spanish,repparttar 142693 Mayans have managed to practice their beliefs and practice them today almost as they did thousands of years ago.” (4)

The Mayans say we should be careful and observe our involvement with nature andrepparttar 142694 progressions of different forces. They say: "Do not put yourself, in front of your SELF!" Most people are unable to quiet their mind and keep order in their memory and recall, due to a lack of proper tools (like Ars Memoria, inrepparttar 142695 'Symbols and Concepts section') andrepparttar 142696 spiral of educational inputs that have no flow and fit. If we have a through-line of purpose and ethic these problems ofrepparttar 142697 busy-mind disappear and a greater sense of mental and other well-being permeates our lives. The Mayan are naturally this way and if Western Man succeeds in abusing them with greed and need then it will be a greater loss in my heart than I wish to bear. "The inner quest

The tradition of vision, andrepparttar 142698 inner quest byrepparttar 142699 shaman,repparttar 142700 Druid,repparttar 142701 saint orrepparttar 142702 holy man, seem to be connected at specific places whererepparttar 142703 energy forces ofrepparttar 142704 planet are located {Inrepparttar 142705 microcosm of our mind orrepparttar 142706 macrocosm ofrepparttar 142707 universe, too.}. The Celtic and pre-Celtic shaman,repparttar 142708 living embodiment ofrepparttar 142709 collective psyche, wasrepparttar 142710 link withrepparttar 142711 ancestral spirit world. He performedrepparttar 142712 ceremonies connected withrepparttar 142713 dead, andrepparttar 142714 annual rites of renewal on behalf ofrepparttar 142715 living. The age-old communal tomb which wasrepparttar 142716 source of his power {Like relics ofrepparttar 142717 Catholic Church. The lattices ofrepparttar 142718 DNA archetypes and stone enclosures were designed to houserepparttar 142719 forces of personal and tribal attunements.} wasrepparttar 142720 place whererepparttar 142721 forces of heaven and earth could meet. The vulva-shaped megalithic dolmens from Cornwall and India show how widespread wasrepparttar 142722 ancient belief inrepparttar 142723 burial receptacle as a womb-place ofrepparttar 142724 Earth Mother andrepparttar 142725 Other-world. These tombs were usually constructed with giant stone slabs forming a chamber and a trenched passageway,repparttar 142726 gaps filled with dry-stone walling and covered by a great mound of earth. Dolmens, quoits and cromlechs arerepparttar 142727 remains ofrepparttar 142728 original chambers. Natural caves and artificial chambers cut intorepparttar 142729 rock were also used.

The Monkey And The Spreadsheet

Written by Abraham Thomas

Whenrepparttar mind was fidgety, like a monkey

When you felt restless, it helped to understand drives. The mind perceived, recognized and interpreted. It set goals and acted. Those five faculties were managed by sovereign intelligences. Out of these, it wasrepparttar 142144 fourth intelligence, which set goals, by translating feelings into drives. A feeling of fear dictated an escape drive, whose purpose was to achieve safety. That demanded instant responses, varying across species. A deer bounded away. A bird took flight. A fish swam off. Whilerepparttar 142145 activities of running, flying and swimming differed, it wasrepparttar 142146 the drive, which achievedrepparttar 142147 objective of escaping. Drives often made you restless.

Intuition managed drives

Drives have been described inrepparttar 142148 book, The Intuitive Algorithm. Intuition, a pattern recognition algorithm, enabledrepparttar 142149 mind to respond, from input to output, within just 20 milliseconds. The incredible speed of this process depended on massive combinatorial memories in nerve cells and this elimination algorithm. These vast memories enabled nerve cells to remember and trigger drive sequences, with infinite contextual finesse. Drives enabled birds to build nests, selecting secure locations and suitable materials. The wracking sobs of sorrow, orrepparttar 142150 relaxing movements of a belly laugh were both drives responding to emotions. Such drives wererepparttar 142151 inherited responses of nerve channels to varying feelings and emotions.

Search components of drives

Not all drives produced motor outputs. To achieve their objectives, drives also demanded an intelligent evaluation ofrepparttar 142152 environment. Ifrepparttar 142153 objective was to escape, that goal was hardly possible by heading intorepparttar 142154 predator. Increasingrepparttar 142155 distance from danger demanded evaluation of many escape routes. That goal could even be achieved by slipping into a safe sanctuary, inaccessible torepparttar 142156 predator. Likerepparttar 142157 underside of a rock.. Drives involved a search of multiple contexts to discoverrepparttar 142158 right answer. When a person sat down to write a shopping list, drives evaluatedrepparttar 142159 stock inrepparttar 142160 larder,repparttar 142161 likely menus,repparttar 142162 stock of toiletries, and cleaning needs. Drives delivered item lists torepparttar 142163 working memory, to be jotted down. By contextually searchingrepparttar 142164 mind, drives played a valuable, creative role.

The “Aha” experience of drives

Such drives, searching across varied contexts, were not limited to humans. Konrad Lorenz described a chimpanzee in a room which contained a banana suspended fromrepparttar 142165 ceiling just out of reach, and a box elsewhere inrepparttar 142166 room. "The matter gave him no peace, and he returned to it again. Then, suddenly - and there is no other way to describe it - his previously gloomy face 'lit up'. His eyes now moved fromrepparttar 142167 banana torepparttar 142168 empty space beneath it onrepparttar 142169 ground, from this torepparttar 142170 box, then back torepparttar 142171 space, and from there torepparttar 142172 banana. The next moment he gave a cry of joy, and somersaulted over torepparttar 142173 box in sheer high spirits. Completely assured of his success, he pushedrepparttar 142174 box belowrepparttar 142175 banana. No man watching him could doubtrepparttar 142176 existence of a genuine 'Aha' experience in anthropoid apes". Even monkeys inherited creative drives. And restlessness.

The burden of responsibility

The need for a solution had givenrepparttar 142177 animal “no peace.” This dilemma was not limited to animals or just ordinary people. It was a problem atrepparttar 142178 highest levels of professional life. Mathen had retired as director of a major medical college and hospital, where he had gracefully managedrepparttar 142179 myriad problems faced byrepparttar 142180 institution. He mentioned that, when he rose from bedrepparttar 142181 morning after retirement, he felt as if a heavy burden had been lifted off his shoulders. His subconscious drives, seeking solutions to a barrage of issues, had become inhibited. He felt unburdened. A multitude of such drives operated in your mind. Some of those could discover no solutions. Which caused restlessness. Understanding those drives and acting to manage them could be a step to peace of mind.

Many conflicting goals

Life was a creative process, facing a train of baffling problems. The options were to fight, compromise, or retreat. Each context triggered distinct emotions. Anger, friendship, or fear triggered competing drives. Intuition provided a narrow focus to each drive, by eliminating concerns that did not fit its own feeling. Forrepparttar 142182 drive supported by anger, amicable memories were eliminated. Each drive held a partisan view. As evidence built up,repparttar 142183 emotional strengths ofrepparttar 142184 drives varied. Opposing emotions competed for control. Intuition acted inrepparttar 142185 limbic system to establishrepparttar 142186 most powerful emotion asrepparttar 142187 current feeling. The current feeling triggered its own drive. Competing drives, which opposedrepparttar 142188 feeling were inhibited and became unavailable to consciousness.

Clashing drives

You were conscious ofrepparttar 142189 dominant drive. But, other divergent drives continued as subconscious search processes. Many sought to achieve opposing objectives. More often than not, these furtive emotions perturbed you. For some, this process created massive internal conflicts. How couldrepparttar 142190 conflicting viewpoints ofrepparttar 142191 mind be integrated? How could a multitude of clashing drives be focused onrepparttar 142192 problems of coping with life in a harsh and unforgiving world? Acrossrepparttar 142193 ages, many solutions were offered to focusrepparttar 142194 mind and still conflicts. Over time, meditation, chanting and breathing routines were found to be beneficial. But, that treatedrepparttar 142195 symptom, notrepparttar 142196 problem. The long term solution was to broadenrepparttar 142197 narrow focus ofrepparttar 142198 competing drives. An integrated approach to life would empower consciousness.

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