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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Monday, August 5, 2013

Writing a book by living it

C. G. Jung discovered that a persons' life is a movie like story that one discovers as one lives it. His idea of his life plot was to discover the collective unconscious. After reading a lot during the past 33 years, and living a 'strange life' within my real life circumstances, I don't agree that he discovered as much as he might have. The Collected Works were written from a rational mind.  I realize he was unable to integrate the 'irrational/subjective' experiences he wrote  down in the Red Book; Seven Sermons to the Dead; and the last chapters of Memories, Dreams and  Reflections into reality.

I've also mentioned that Emanuel Swedenborg and others had already written about the fact that now (thanks to the Internet) its known that all civilizations share similar inner images and develop stories from them about the 'gods', invisible forces and their own relationship to nature. Reading information that's new to me has created the body of  my never ending life story, although the fact that I've had several 'mind-quakes' after the first one in 1984 is important to understand. I get new ideas from old information when my life plot is being revealed to me.

I've just re- re-read a wonderful article by Luis Monteil and M. S. Beer (The Symbolism of Dream (1814) by Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert: another link in the Aurea Catena) that suggested the presence of an 'inner poet' within the individual;  an entity that is 'crestfallen in the present existence'. I quote:  "This' strange' poet hidden inside us seems to find an unwanted pleasure in what saddens us, and has on the contrary, a very grave idea about our pleasures, which shows that he is not always comfortable with our present existence'.

And 'in fact, nature seems to agree with the 'hidden poet' inside us and together they mock our miserable joy and our joyful misery."
I've met that entity but it seems to me to not always be contrary, like a toddler in the "NO!" phase. There are phases when it  agrees with me, that's when its work is being accomplished through what I do, physically. Then if I can 'get the message in its form which is in the language of that deep, really deep level of mind'  I see a correspondence between my mental and physical content. I had to learn to see that correspondence but often they match perfectly so its impossible not to see that perfect timing in events, which I could not foresee myself.

It  is 'serendipity'. a word that  Alan Vaughn defined as 'the art of finding something valuable when you are looking for something else'. Its a kind of coincidence but not the kind that's easy to describe briefly.

The 'strange poet within' began to get my attention in the late 70s' and  early 1980's. It created a sentence of its own, and inserted it into my own thought but I recognized I had not 'thought' that thought myself. The hidden poet within repeated that thought until I was curious, and that didn't happen quickly.

When I recognized the mind produced sentence because it was repeating spontaneously and knew  I had not 'thought' it myself, that was a miracle, a slow moving miracle, timed so I could watch and listen to a 'voice' unlike ours. However I can only realize that now, 33 years after the event happened! Life plots don't follow a linear pattern, its like 'abstracting order from chaos' the way William Blake described it,  to build the entire story as one lives life in Time in a body.

I have just listened to Dr. Phil whose latest book is as he honestly says, about the 'new normal'. He's not lived the 'new normal' himself, at least not physically because he's listened and learned from others that the old rules are gone. He's heard and counseled  people who have  lived through most of the problems of our current slot in Time and up to a point, he's very good at his job. But his experience is from other peoples' life plot.

There are facts that he doesn't seem to know yet, about family life that I didn't know myself, until the 'change of life' happened in my family. (I base my understanding on personal experience but  its validated in The Family Unconscious, An Invisible Bond by E. Bruce Taub-Bynum; as well as several books authored by Theodore Reik, and a recent book by Kenneth Kimmel, Eros and The Shattering Gaze, Transcending Narcissism. I had lived much of that book.

Theodore Reik is an important person in my life plot.  He wrote that no scientific studies had been done of the effect of one person's unconscious on another BUT  he didn't realize how he'd written his own story, had woven it around Goethes'  until he was in his 60's. That's when he wrote Fragment of a Great Confession! Theodore Reik, by the age of 18, had read everything Goethe had written!

There's a debate about whether men have a menopause going on in the news now; to me, its a family change, a symbiotic experience, not well known apparently to males. But there's no doubt in my mind that there is a family connection and that a change in one member can and does affect the family.

 Watch the movie, Ash Wednesday starring Henry Fonda and Elizabeth Taylor to understand that males do 'change' at midlife. Its about a man who said the classic words associated with male menopause, (which I read in a book one day in 1984 or thereabouts and realized I'd recently heard someone say those words almost word for word, to me. Its a symbiotic family based experience, not well known probably because its just now possible to study such 'bonds' as are in families on small scales as in larger families, the entire family of man.

The new normal has happened  to us, and many should have experienced the 'new normal' as it advanced and began to replace the normal where I lived. It happened to people that did not know their life plot but more than a few know it now.

Divorces and the problems associated with severing ties that at times are too binding; the complicated  affairs relating to child care, support/custody, legal  processes that don't make sense and are incredibly time consuming and expensive, and the lack of  knowledge of the psychological sense itself and its role in history from even the ancient past, the new normal began there...

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