I suggest reading the earliest posts first

What is the relationship of the experience of synchronicities?

What is the relationship of the experience of synchronicities to the 'rational'? That question has been answered:

"Accompanying the more profound occurrences of synchronicity (is) a dawning intuition, sometimes described as having the character of a spiritual awakening, that the individual herself or himself not only is embedded in a larger ground of meaning and purpose, but also in some sense (is) a focus of it."
Richard Tarnas Cosmos and Psyche

The above quotation is embedded in 492 pages + 50 pages of endnotes, etc, little bitty print, not many pictures in the book.

"There is another world, but it is 'in' this one." Paul Eluard, Morris Berman, The Reenchantment of the World"

"Here again the dialectic that runs through the whole development of the mythical-religious consciousness stands out with particular sharpness....It is a fundmantal trait in mythical thinking that where ever it posits a definite relation between two members it transforms this relation into an identity. An attempted synthesis leads here necessarily to a coincidence, an immediate concrescence of the elements that were to be linked. " Ernst Cassirer, page 250, The Philosophy of symbolic Forms, Vol 2.

Concrescence is a term coined by Alfred North Whitehead
to show the process of jointly forming an actual entity that was without form, but about to manifest itself ...

"I saw not with the eye of the body, but the eye of the soul." Goethe; Theodore Reik's Fragment of a Great Confession

In discovering the other world, the hidden world, a very strange kind of conversation can be experienced but it's not the typical 'voice' that speaks in that other world. It's created artificially! It uses whatever is available to the individual, the specific individual.

This quotation is from War In Heaven by Charles Williams.

"When Mr. Batesby had spoken that morning it had seemed as if two streams of things: actual events and his own meditations had flowed gently together; as if not he but Life were solving the problem in the natural process of the world. He reminded himself now that such a simplicity was unlikely; explanations did not lucidly arise from mere accidents and present themselves as all but an ordered whole."
Read only the words in Bold-red. and that's the best example I can give of the process of 'abstraction' from embeddedness. This is an excellent description of synchronization as a life process. One's own meditations and actual events flow together and a new 'voice' speaks through this natural process.

Its an individualizing experience in every day life that has been named various names throughout history. C. G. Jung named it individuation, Emanuel Swedenborg had accurately identifed it as regeneration, a process that includes a life review.
An individuation process is not commonly recognized because its such a unique personalized life experience of one's own body and mind. You may be as surprised as I was to have to learn that the 'irrational' is what can't be scientifically validated because it's unique, ultra personal experiences that happen over a life span and science requires repeatability.
So the irrational is what ever isn't rational because science excludes personal analysis, the process requires repeatability. In fact the irrational is a wholeness of experience in that it includes the rational when the individuation process operates in a life or in lives. An individuation process is not commonly understood yet but I became aware of the process and the pattern without knowing about it myself!
How it creates a 'voice' and a conversation is the most personalizing life experience that can be experienced if it's recognized, because the form of its 'speech' is difficult to be discerned. Order emerges from chaos, literally over a span of time that may be decades in a life. It's speech is created artificially, the 'voice' aspect is created by a process of abstractions from every day life content. The bibliography at the end of a technical non-fictional book is in my opinion the result of that process of abstractions, its basically invisible to the author.
When quantum physics was 'discovered' that was a message that 'said': "The physical world is derived from another world" and: " there are no causes in the physical world, only effects." (Emanuel Swedenborg had already written that fact and other important details about the process of life, regeneration was his name for it, that he believed prepared a person for life after death.) One attribute of its speech is symbolic but literalness is also part of how the' voice' is created by a process literally of 'abstractions' , highlighted by the mind from every day life content, by a special function of mind that creates a 'second under lying context' automatically, with an extra 'sense'. The term 'second underlying context' was my own definition but a local Jungian psycyhiatrist told me it was an excellent term. Swedenborg's term, 'double thought' is appropriate too.

Only last year I saw an old movie (Blade Runner) and the process of 'abstraction' caused me to hear a remark made in it about 'tears lost in rain' with that 'extra meaningful sense' that I've noticed myself in my mind. It has helped me describe the undescribable invisibility of such events that occur, embedded in every day life until the 'extra sense' abstracts and highlights them. The 'jokes' that cause you to laugh most heartily are the simplest example I can give now. Television situation comedies in our time are popular from this mechanism's operations but that's just one of 'its' attributes.

There is a kind of rational logic inherent to the process, not Aristolean, or linear, because 'it' uses personal memories and experiences as the content of the process. But that's a fact that had to be recognized over a span of time when 'it' created in my life a consistent synchronization between inner content that was new to me, certain memories from my past and everything, every thing, outside my body.
The process itself was almost overwhelming for a few years until it was a new kind of 'normal', but not yet invisible. What's new eventually becomes normal but whatever is normal gets to be invisible eventually, its ever presence has made it invisible.

The process as I had to figure out myself, operates 'in' every day events. I believe it is a special sense that unites (synchronizes is the best word to use) the body and brain with what's outside the body, history and Time itself with the flow of what I believe is the 'ongoing endeavor of Time'. It may be a function of the unconsciousness itself to create the process of individuation, from the depths of mind but I'm not sure about that. But let me emphasize that I had to discover all, every 'bit of information' myself and notice how it was created from mechanisms of mind that alter 'thought' and the direction of attention. The most difficult to discover was that there is a kind of 'prompter within'. It created a new relationship with every day life events gradually.'

" The medium is the message." The extension in Time of an idea can be 'like' a signal, in my opinion.

The process of individuation is virtually unknown but I have experienced that the 'transcendental function' is in charge, it's building a future event: The Future. Sometimes long strings of events have to happen, widely spaced in time so that the personal 'meaning and context' can in some situations only be given decades later. I've had several events, separated by even decades happen, then a 'closing event ' completes the string and then an inner display retrieves them and assembles them in a flash of a second as 'insight'. Only then suddenly, it's obvious that part of me in the past somehow 'knew' the future.

I wouldn't abandon 'string theory' which F. David Peat wrote is an 'interactive force'. He did not write about or mention a process of individuation. I will have to describe in detail why I believe Sigmund Freud's 'discovery' of psychoanalysis was his experience of this individuation process and Carl G. Jung's much deeper experience was the result of recognizing the effects of the same pattern.

What ever "it" is that energizes my body in that 'kind' of event, which often happens as an ordinary situation, it's not always 'numinous' (feelable at the moment) or even unusual. It's 'feelable' when a creative 'function' of the unconscious mind that is not unconscious its self., 'highlights' the event or the memory of an event. I know it never sleeps, I've had more than acceptable evidence of that fact. That's where its possible to see evidence of foresight, when I see what happened when I was 'moved' by that function in certain specific events and finally realized I'd been alone when many of them happened.

The depths of mind is where an unsleeping part of me (and probably everyone else) is at work. Nothing materially changes but 'associations and understanding'. Its nearly impossible to detect that there's a vast space between upper regions of mind and the most remote regions of mind that produces content that is thankfully strangely visible. It uses symbols that the individual 'knows' or can recognize.

My main symbol is the moebius band in all it's forms. An impulse caused me to make my first one in 1941 when I was 9 years old. The same impulse caused me to discover its 'secret', it's hidden forms that day after I'd made the band with a 180 degree turn. "Cut around it lengthwise." was a thought and I cut it once lengthwise, surprised at the result. The thought words repeated : "Cut around it lengthwise." so I obeyed again. The result was two bands separated but joined in a knot that didn't look like it could be undone. The two bands were joined but separated. The impulse has caused me to look over my shoulder at just the right moment, in the right location and what it brings to my attention is ALWAYS a surprise, sometimes its a real shock, perfectly timed.

It's connected to a part of 'me' that knows where I am, what's in front of me, where I've been and 'it' knows my most private thought. That part evidently knows the future, it has foresight and 'it' or whatever it's connected to uses a different language than our words. But it's within me, looking through my eyes, and I'm not unusual.

The four world balloon was created from an impulse to do something irrational.

About the image of 4 balloons?

I had an impulse to create my own image to represent (re-present) of the four worlds that William Blake's Tree of Life allegory had brought to my mind. I described what I wanted to a young man in a craft store and he thought it was impossible to do what I had in mind. Yet he did it without too much trouble then he made one for himself.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

The dark side of life is under the 'scope NOW!

"C. G. Jung wrote: "Philemon and other figures of my fantasies brought home to me the crucial insight that there are things in the psyche which I do not produce but which produce themselves and have their own life." Memories, Dreams and Reflections

I've hesitated to create a blog because I'm in a phase of life where I'm feeling that my life story will never be understood, even when I try to write it down. Why attempt something that seems impossible? After 1984 some events happened that I didn't have the feeling I created or made happen, now I realize that I was an observer to them, a recorder of what happened and I feel I should try to describe what I learned as well as how I learned that those events 'happened' to me, I didn't plan them myself. I didn't know anything about Jung in 1984 and the first time I read about 'synchronicity' (and remembered it) was in F. David Peat's book, Synchronicity, The Bridge Between Mind and Matter. What is it, this 'bridge between mind and matter' if it 'knows' me so intimately?

Because the 'thing itself' demands dealing with the impossible itself. When a certain kind of 'event' happens once and it seems impossible such a thing could happen even once, then it happens again, and yet again the idea of impossible has to vanish. The language that's used to describe 'that kind of event' is the same form that was used in the parables in the bible, a story has to be told and personal experience forms the 'bond' that creates understanding, i.e., 'wisdom', real knowledge.

I intend to clarify what 'kind' of event I'm writing about using that 'form'by telling a story as briefly as I can make it. This is an example very brief, much compacted because each event could be written in a book. This one is the first of it's kind that I noticed: We're on the freeway in heavy weekend traffic headed for a trip around the Olympic Peninsula in Washinton state. I'm driving when suddenly I hear myself blurt out: "I don't feel like myself any more. I'm not Betty anymore, I'm Ju-anna."

Quite suddenly a van on my right pulls in front of me then crosses to the left and sped away, but I notice the first vanity license tab I've seen on it's rear bumper: DJWANNA. My first glance decoded the letters to: 'Do you want to?' but my second sight recognized that the letters spelled out, seeming to repeat, to echo precisely what I had just said my new name was going to be but in a new arrangement of letters. I had not thought about changing my name when I heard myself blurt out "I'm Ju-anna." Some part of me seemed to know that van was approaching and was going to cross my path as soon as the words were out of my mouth.

Two other similar events happened but I gave absolutely no attention to them after they happened. We took pictures on that trip and one roll of film fell into a crevice in the van so I discovered it months later and left it to be developed. I visited a friend who showed me not one but two birthday cards her husband had given her, she was thrilled and I was envious. I admired them, said the appropriate things then left and picked up the pictures, wondering what was on them because I'd no way of knowing where they were taken. They were pictures from the trip we'd taken. I was astonished to see that one picture was virtually identical to one of the cards her husband had given her. A woman in a pink sweater over a bathing suit is waving her right hand as she runs along the edge of surf tinged with sunset colors, the picture and the card were basically identical in so many attributes I didn't see how that could happen.

The third event was different in that I was thinking one day about a person, just thinking about how difficult it was for me to talk to that person. I felt prevented literally, as though a barrier separated us. I'd never felt that kind of barrier before and it puzzled me. "It's like he has a wall six feet high around him." That evening we went to his house and I was amazed to see a new fence, six feet high across their front yard.

I had not a whit of curiosity about how such precise timing could occur, not once but three times. The fact that all three events related to one couple did not register either. The loss of personal volition didn't register, the sense of listening to my self, of hearing my self say things I'd not thought about took a long time to recognize and become curious about. A long string of 'impossibly timed' events, several strings in fact had accumulated by then.

There is something in life that's been 'mysterious' to those who met it and many men have tried to describe it in language that doesn't create understanding. I met 'it' in every day life; it was able to 'abstract' certain events from every day life and operate on them, through them, and many of those events happened when I was less than 20 years old. Most of them happened when I was less than 13 years old. One happened when I was alone. I never told anyone about it and never thought about that event after it happened until the day it was retrieved as complete in every detail as it had originally happened.

Many details of every day life escape notice, a special kind of attention has to be turned towards trying to get meaning from them and that kind of attention is not it seems to me, under my conscious authority. Carl G. Jung wrote as I mentioned a couple of times already, that his mind produced content that he didn't 'will' himself. In his time that might have been a novel idea, that the mind produces content of 'it's' own, sending it 'to' me. In those events and millions of similar events that have happened I can see easily now that 'it' worked like it knew the past as well as the future. And 'it' created a kind of 'story', a very complex story from events that were literally abstracted from my specific every day life, using them as it's 'material' in a way that I don't believe "I" could have accomplished. Unless "I" am everywhere at once, in Time and in space, connected to the past, the future as well as this 'point' that's named 'now'.

I've experienced the 'impossible thing its self' for such a span of time, for so long that it has to be possible. That fact and no other encourages me to try to explain the way the 'voice of the age' began to 'speak' through the 'medium' of every day events. I've been a witness to me, a recorder of me from a detached perspective that emerged slowly when an situation began where I needed to prove I wasn't imagining anything.

I think of moments in my past as snapshots, some are so complete in details that they stand out vividly, now. I don't remember every moment, it's the most complete moments that shaped and built a way to see what's unique in my particular life. It's my particular life and no other life has those particular moments. But everyone can experience such 'kinds' of events, that's what makes me feel it may be important to try to put them into the right category: they are the material for a highly personalized life on this planet. It seems impossible but when the impossible happens every day, it's possible.

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