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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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Language that can teach itself...

It has been a long time since I've made a post because I've had a great change in my physical life and in my thinking. Its so unexpected and distressing a change that I couldn't  think of the kind of posts I've made in the past, I'm dealing with the new effects in my body, its not just old age,  I'm certain its part of the great change on our planet that is affecting greater numbers of people  and the very atmosphere of the planet every day. Although today I want to focus on an essay written by Anne Baring about visionary individuals.  I've not had even one experience in my life similar to hers or  C. G. Jung whom she mentioned was also a visionary; I wouldn't know how to live with a mind that produced some of the inner content that Jung wrote down in his personal books, not in his Collected Works.  I'm no visionary like they were.

I read Anne Barings' essay a few years ago. It affected me personally because  I've met the intelligence she's met and lived with not as a visionary but as a specific individual female who has been isolated, identified and physically located on this planet. What I wrote and still write about is information I  learned from real  people and situations in the real world that were used by this intelligence, to control events on the planet, acting through people to illustrate its presence and teach how to understand its language. Carl Sagans' book Contact was an outline of what I experienced literally, it was an introduction to a real world experience of a 'palimpsest' painted over real world events and creating new meanings and a new understanding.

Living through this new change may be a part of the interface from the purposeful intelligence that has led me and made its self  evident to me  though the events and experiences I've had since I was born physically 01-02-1932. Another birth happened in 1984.

The essay is: http://www.annebaring.com/anbar12_lect09_unexplored.htm. She expressed the particular idea that I want to focus on is:

- Anne Baring wrote: "It is now roughly a hundred years since William James wrote his ground-breaking book - The Varieties of Religious Experience. It is clear to me from my study of visionary experience in many cultures that a visionary is aware of the reality of worlds and presences inaccessible to the "normal" state of consciousness, as this drawing by a modern teacher of Kabbalah illustrates. So to end, I would say that I am absolutely certain through my own experience and my long study of visionary experience (see The Mystic Vision) that a wider, deeper consciousness than our own is trying to reach us, trying to make itself known to us. It has been doing so for millennia. Parmenides, Dante and Jung are three individuals who have acted as conduits for this consciousness. As long as this dimension of consciousness is denied existence and dissociated from our own, it will act in the manner of an unconscious autonomous complex, influencing us without our awareness in all kinds of ways. As long as we believe that consciousness begins and ends with the brain, we will never reach what we are capable of becoming - people who, like these three remarkable men, are in conscious communion with metaphysical reality."

 I've not had one dream or even one vision similar to what they wrote about. I had never heard of  Jung when I had my first  mindquake in 1984 but by 1989 when I had the second and third mindquakes, I had become convinced his term, 'meaningful coincidence' had other names in the past and was what I was experiencing as symptoms of mental diseased interpretations of events in my life, my whole life.

 I have never interpreted even one aspect of the changes that altered the meaning of events in the early 1980's and since then.I've had several major and minor mindquakes that were actual downloads of information about my life, information about ideas I had not thought about myself. Interpretations happened to me.  That happened automatically and always was a surprise to me. A local Jungian therapist told me  in 1987 the word 'autonomous'means 'the thing that names itself." That works for me. The word 'synchronicity' wasn't in a dictionary when I looked for a definition when I realized the word was the modern equivalent of older descriptions of mental experiences.

I've been told I have some symptoms of Parkinsons' Disease, although its not verified or verifiable apparently. The worst symptom is a loss of energy and balance, A bath towel is too heavy to  lift! I can't walk normally without a cane or at times I need the support of a cart on wheels. And at times I experience, without any warning, dizziness that varies from minor to extreme. In the extreme I fall instantly, and may even lose consciousness briefly. A few weeks ago I suddenly felt my body hurtling forwards when I walked towards a shop and I thought I could stop the fall by  gripping a heavy cement planter nearby but I couldn't. So I landed on the concrete, injuring my replaced knee, but not seriously.

 Its hard to feel confident when such an incident happens so unexpectedly and in public. I remembered later that I'd had a somewhat similar incident happen in 1999. I had the sense of moving rapidly but thinking I could grip something to stop the fall marked that event. I fractured my hip in that incident.

I've joined a support group that includes individuals and families who have physical diseases that I had never heard about, Its a level of suffering that is frightening since many people are not aged like I am,  I've read everything I can find on the Internet about PD and other disorders caused by the failure of subatomic particles to function normally.  I've watched many YouTube videos that have been uploaded, but nothing explains the loss of energy and balance and the way medication works so well for a short period of time, I can walk without the extra pull of gravity that is the main symptom I experience. Its hard to walk right, left, right, left predictably, This familiar rhythm can suddenly become right, left, left, left, right, left, right, left, right.left, left,

The connection between the essay that Anne Baring wrote and my changed body and mental changes may seem to be evidence of my irrational thinking, but after a long span of becoming aware of myself as a person that was born with a purpose and a goal that was established long before I was born, there is sense  that "the system works very well" in all the planetary influences that affect the individual so personally and specifically.