About spiritual survival instincts, deeply hidden personality parts in humans; the main cause of segregation.
Spirituality is in the areas between ‘heaven and earth’, ‘life and death’, and between the conscious and the unconscious, and this makes spirituality so attractive to many people and surrounds it with an aura of deepening in spiritual and esoteric themes; the science of the unseen, the mysterious and the mystical. When one engages in spirituality, something of this aura also radiates on you and gives you an interesting status. Being intuitive or extra sensitive perceptive (ESP) can even be a status in itself.
People often are deeply impressed by both inner and outer reflections of spiritual statuses. From a universal spiritual perspective, however, spiritual and religious statuses are illusionary but they form the root of the social and spiritual schism between peoples and are at the root of the inequality between man and woman.
One derives a spiritual status from inner Archetypes that have formed in the human psyche over the course of many millennia. In spiritual development and our desire for unification with God, the ‘Source’, illusionary statuses of Archetypes form an important barrier.
How could this status sensitivity have arisen?
The origin of feelings of Power or Powerlessness
We are daughters and sons of daughters and sons… we ultimately originate from the primordial man; our original psyche is deeply hidden and still contains primal contents like strong instincts of survival and reproduction, and deep feelings of dependence on both status and family (tribe or clan) that are present in us as social, religious and spiritual survival instincts.
When the first people of 4 legs on 2 legs started walking, they took the first step in the field of awareness (consciousness realm) of the human kingdom. In the deepest layers of our subconscious, we are still standing with one foot in the animal kingdom and one foot in the human kingdom, but we are on our way to take the next step and then stand with 2 feet in the field of awareness (consciousness realm) of the human kingdom; we are on our way to pass through the artificial Archetype ceiling of consciousness, but that does not happen automatically.
The first conscious people began to give ‘names’ to people, objects, and natural phenomena such as dangerous animals or weather conditions such as ‘lion’ or ‘thunder’, or ‘water’ which is essential and even of vital importance for all life. By giving someone or something a name, you acknowledge it and indicate that you have a certain relationship with it. The ‘naming’ process is a form of ‘appropriation’ and an attempt to control our lives and the circumstances in which we lived. We started differentiating and naming the physical universe. This ‘naming’ is the foundation of our psychology; naming is done from within; we can assume that all names were made through the intuitive inner reflection of events in reality.
The physical reality, Creation, exists for us thanks to the acquisition of consciousness. Without this there was and there is nothing or no one who acknowledges Creation and we would not have existed; we would not have known that we exist because we had not been aware of it. The animal kingdom acts and responds purely from instincts.
For primordial people, naming would have been an almost magical act that gave them the feeling of gaining authority over their circumstances; the birth of the awareness of feelings of power and powerlessness. Naming is appropriation, assessment, and appreciation. By assigning a name we create something that is meaningful to us and that radiates a certain meaningful vibration. A name consists of a composition of sounds (the individual characters) that are in a certain order and this composition receives a certain charge with associated meaning that is linked to each other; Man is gradually becoming aware of the possibilities to manipulate their circumstances. However, initially, people would probably have been very instinctively intuitive and rationality still far away; a breeding ground for ‘magical thinking’, assigning supernatural qualities to people, animals, or objects.
Some individuals would have shown special qualities with which they naturally profile themselves as spiritual leaders, or they are selected for this by the group (tribe) with which status differences and hierarchy arise; here are the foundations of Archetypes.
The spiritual leader gathers assistants and a subgroup forms within the tribe; exclusivity arises and the chance of being excluded from the group or from the subgroup, these are ideal circumstances for the emergence of complex feelings of insecurity and dependence and possibly also of jealousy, competition, and ambition. Being excluded from the group is life-threatening and being excluded from the subgroup is losing status; one loses their status and then no longer exist in the subgroup or one loses their lives; the instinctual feelings of ‘spiritual survival instincts’ and ‘physical survival instincts’ become equal in terms of intensity.
These very intense and complex feelings that have arisen through the ‘linking’ of spiritual status to survival are still deeply hidden in the human psyche. They are at the basis of the human personality; one’s identity is determined by their spiritual and religious archetypal cultural or inherited background and all their experiences with these. This positively or negatively experienced archetypal background is the main driver for one’s intentions, choices, and actions in one’s life; man is governed by their sensitivity to, and dependence on, Archetypes.
The awareness development from ‘instinctively intuitive’ towards rationality is guided by a progressing overall imbalance between Yin and Yang; the shortage of intuitive Yin results in upcoming needs for dependence and guidance of supreme beings or leaders.
The Artificial ceiling within the Over-Soul; the power of the masses
What is deeply embedded within the individual being is deeply embedded within the Over-Soul. The intense psychological dependence on archetypal statuses lies at the core of our being and is a significant part of the collective subconscious mind. All share this ‘root of division’. This dependence is at the basis of the current global spiritual state of polarization and schism and may be recognized as group Karma.
An archetypal group field is an energetic field that is loaded with all specific information, data, of a religion or spiritual belief. Such a field contains all the dogmas, rituals, and rules of life in energetic form, you can compare this with the energetic radiance of an ‘Aura’. Religions can contain very different details and the atmosphere in the different religious group fields, the Aura, is just as diverse.
One’s inner archetypal ‘part’ resonates with a like-minded overarching archetype of a certain religion and in this way appeals to tribally sensitive parts in our primordial psyche. This can give someone a vague feeling, or a strong resonance of familiarity with that specific religion. If your inner Archetype does not match with the overarching type, then there is no resonance and no interest.
The most important properties of the energy of an Archetypal field are: group bonding, conditionally, and controlling. The field is held together by ‘loyal’ followers who have earned the ‘love’ of the field; their individual vibrational frequency has become identical with the field! They are the eyes and ears of the overarching Archetype. They observe whether everyone, like themselves, respects and follows all dogmas, rituals, and rules of life, to maintain the ‘power’ of the field.
The more people who share in the Archetype, the greater the charged energetic field. Just like the subconscious part, the overarching Archetype has charismatic properties, it has great appeal and hypnotic and seductive effects on one’s consciousness.
The characteristics of the field are strengthened in groups; one can easily fall under the spell of an Archetype and be driven into mass hysteria or develop intense polarizing feelings toward an Archetypal field of another religion. Once someone gets in the ‘grip’ of an Archetype, it’s hard to get away from it. It is not the power of the Archetype that has a grip on the consciousness; the inability comes from a lack of awareness, of clear spiritual insights, and of remaining feelings of dependence to the archetypal field; in your emotional life you are back in prehistoric times and respond instinctively. The group field strengthens inner feelings of power, righteousness, and superiority. However, if you are dedicated to becoming aware, then the veils will be taken from your eyes.
The largest religious and spiritual institutions and organizations in the world are immense archetypal fields with millions of loyal followers who can even ‘load’ pilgrimage sites, church buildings, and temples with the energy of their specific Archetype.
Psychologically, the number of followers, age, and size of world religions can be the validity and justification of all the “data content” of the archetypal field; if so many people believe in it, then all spiritual beliefs, rules of life, and dogmas must be okay somewhere, right? Or else, “If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t harm”. But is that really so?
In the sequel, the various spiritual phenomena evoked by Archetypes.