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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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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My future flashed before my eye...

There was a point in Time when my future did begin to flash before an eye, although its not the two eyes of my body that saw and remembered afterwards what was relayed to me then, about my psychologically defined life. Be patient and non-judgemental please and read this  quotation from Silvano Arieti's obituary, it  may help understand what I mean about the psychologically defined mindset: "In 1975 he won a National Book Award for ''Interpretation of Schizophrenia,'' a work that emphasized the psychological origins of the disease, and developed methods for doctors to understand the schizophrenic's mind.   
The following year, his book ''Creativity: The Magic Synthesis'' outlined an elaborate theory for understanding what goes on in the act of creativity.  He also studied Roots of Judaism.  Where Dr. Sigmund Freud had defined a ''primary'' mental process of the disordered, unconcious mind, and a ''secondary'' process of logical, integrated thought, Dr. Arieti argued there was a ''tertiary'' process in which primary and secondary were combined to bring about an accepted artistic representation. 
In his later years, Dr. Arieti, who was born in Pisa, Italy, also became interested in the moral roots of Judaism. He wrote ''The Parnas,'' a short book about Giuseppe Pardo Roques, the leader of the Jewish community in Pisa at the start of World War II, and about Mr. Roques's mental illness." That illness had made Arieti want to understand the mind of that man. He, the  Parnas had an obsessional  fear of                dogs, and he would not leave the house, even when the town was being invaded  by Mussollini's 'dogs', in World War 2, he remained behind."  
This happened in my life but its a highly condensed  version: I (and other people as I found out later) had begun to be curious about the relationship between a  couple we knew and saw frequently because they seemed to be almost one person, which  seemed strange to me. While cleaning our van I found a roll of film under the seat, didn't know how long it had been there but I took it to be developed. A week or so later I went to their house for coffee. She was excited because it was her birthday and her husband had given her not one card but two!  I looked at the cards, sharing her delight as best I could because I must have envied her. After I left I picked up the film and looked at the pictures, which had been taken several months before when we were on vacation.

One picture was nearly identical to one of the cards my friend had gotten from her husband. A woman running through sunset tinged surf, wearing a sweater over her bathing suit, waving to someone; the picture and the card were so close to being identical that I felt strange for a few minutes. But then I forgot about the event until another and then another perfectly timed event happened. A string of similar precisely timed events built up and only then a degree of curiosity gripped my attention enough to wonder how even one such event could happen in a lifetime.

It was not my real life of course, it was building a story from what was really happening, using this as material.  As I had to find out over a span of decades because, the psychological method is a mode of interpretation that Sigmund Freud is credited for writing down but I knew nothing about the psychologically sensed mode of interpretation. It was the same 'kind' of material that he must have  experienced and tried to understand.
I read a lot and many events happened so I became informed that this mode was for a period of time, the accepted mode of getting meaning. However I didn't know that either until I found out there are other names for personal interpretation, one is 'psychosis', 'delusional thinking'.

 It was only when I read some of Freud's writings that I realized that he'd experienced in his life a pattern that individualized his thought and his lifes' events and it was close to  Silvano Arieti's explanation of how the  creative mind works.   According to Theodore  Reik, who was devoted to Freud,   Freud only wrote down what milkmaids had always known. But that's not actually true as I've learned to understand my own mind and 'see' with that inner eye, how it works to create information that I didn't know, its more than acquiring  'wisdom': "Dr. Arieti argued there was a ''tertiary'' process in which primary and secondary were combined to bring about an accepted artistic representation." There may be a fourth process that links the literal mindset in a particular way to the  primary, secondary and tertiary process that can explain paranoia, which Gregory Bateson wrote, was 'like' knowledge.  

 "Time" has layers in which certain ideas were commonly accepted then were later rejected and replaced with 'new' ideas. The old ideas do not die easily, they are experienced as long as someone lives them, in my opinion, the past is still present.

 It's the 'eye of the soul' (probably) that I didn't know was either part of 'me' or it seems that way because the timing makes it 'seem' a foresight other than my own  had been preparing a future where foresight, not mine, had to be established.

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