Archetypal Channeling and Mediumship

In this second part about archetypes, we explore our complicated relationship with these fascinating elements deeply rooted within the human psyche. Despite originating from the distant past, they possess charismatic qualities. They can still evoke feelings of inadequacy or superiority in us today, as well as the belief that they exist independently and hold authority over us. We will examine how they influence and challenge us as we search for the Path of the Soul.

Our personal development is rooted in our evolution from early humans, exhibiting parallels with the stages of development from infancy to adulthood. We start as closely connected and entirely reliant on our mother, and over a few decades, we gradually transform into independent individuals.

If we start recognizing the influence of archetypes on our personality, it feels like undergoing a spiritual coming-of-age. We have grand ideals, aspire to make a difference in the world, and are receptive to conspiracy theories. We believe we possess all the answers and aim to unravel things independently. We perceive no threat in anything and pay little heed to authority, yet the viewpoints of other spiritual group members significantly impact us. We continually seek affirmation from one another.

In general, personal development focuses externally on functioning in society, but we are hardly aware of what is happening in our subconscious mind. In the spiritual sense, we are still insecure, needy, and dependent individuals yearning for connection, spiritual intimacy, and guidance. However, we prefer to safely follow the masses rather than delve into our being and seek connection internally. This demands courage.

We ground ourselves as we explore what exists in our subconscious mind, what drives us, our needs, and what we truly and deeply long for. Meditative activities are more inward-focused (Yin-loaded) and are forms of spiritual self-care. We may be spiritually focused or slowly but indeed growing towards this. We will undoubtedly come into contact with Archetypal energy on our way in.

The inner confrontation

We can be deeply touched or confronted by someone else’s spiritual radiance without probably being aware. Our inner archetype is touched and resonates with that input. We become aware of ‘something’ in ourselves, a quality or ability that we quietly or excessively compliment in someone else; ambition arises; we also want what they have.

We have lived in different times and other spiritual cultures where we may have had highly profiled spiritual or religious functions that brought us power over circumstances and people. This secret wisdom was not widespread but instead assigned to a small, selected group of people who could resonate with it. The exclusivity may have led to receiving a supernatural status or a spiritual teacher or leader position. We can easily imagine that this could also have caused all sorts of complex spiritual mystifying thoughts and feelings of jealousy or desire in people excluded from the ancient teachings. Remains of the once heavily charged mystifying thoughts and ideas can still be found in the most profound primal areas of the human psychological system and play a distinctive role here in subconscious feelings of inadequacy or, on the contrary, overcompensation, feelings of superiority! These complex and deep feelings are primarily unconscious, yet they significantly impact our attitudes and actions.

Depending on our character and personal views on spirituality and belief, we may link an archetype as a symbol of spiritual superiority and power to our personality. This could involve a sense of obligation to perform ‘good works,’ known as the ‘helper’ syndrome, or the misuse of any attained spiritual or religious position to fulfill our needs, a more common occurrence than one might realize. We may also portray ourselves as spiritual initiates (Esoterists) highly developed in religious, spiritual, and intuitive aspects when, in reality, these traits are primarily manifested in our thinking.

Or we will project from ignorance and feelings of dependence and modesty, an inner archetype explicit on an external source; this can be a form of false modesty and a means of empowering and ratifying ourselves through that ‘source.’ We may be under the assumption that we are in contact with God, Jesus, (arch)angels, or other immaterial beings, guides, and possibly with other galaxies. An archetype brings excellent feelings of solidarity and can entail unique ESP qualities, such as mediumship, communication with the ‘beyond,’ and channeling. This form of automatic writing would be telepathically ‘passed on’ or ‘received from’ an immaterial spiritual master or saint ‘from the spirit,’ but that seems rather far-fetched. Is there an explanation for these phenomena that is much more obvious?

We may assume that a respected spiritual pastor knows what lies between heaven and earth and can provide an answer. But is this assumption correct? We may safely assume that pastors of any religious denomination have an excellent knowledge of sacred traditions. However, their insights about our immaterial reality will be based on ancient texts and traditions rather than their direct intuitive experience.

Spirituality is their field of activity, but traditional spiritual and religious institutions need more insight into our energetic immaterial reality and the phenomena that this immaterial field evokes. In New Age spirituality, they are given their own and new meanings that also arise from written traditions, ‘secret teachings,’ from the (far) East. The immaterial is an unknown territory for most people, making it mysteriously attractive or, on the contrary, demonically scary, and thus becomes a valuable means of manipulation.

Mediumship and channeling

Mediumship and channeling are very sophisticated forms of mental manipulation and deception. They mislead by suggesting the existence of a spiritual hierarchy by ‘borrowing’ the status of a saint to validate and reinforce their message. They manipulate by creating signals of mental dependence, and these forms of intuitive communication are certainly not harmless. These New Age forms of spiritual manipulation are simply a continuation of the same tactics that religions have been using for centuries. It is just the same message with a new look.

Astonishingly, people want to receive information from a non-verifiable, immaterial guide of a Medium or Channeler rather than someone of flesh and blood who says they perceive the information intuitively. Due to spiritual-religious ignorance and feelings of dependence and inadequacy, we seem to prefer fairy tales over sober perceptions and mediumship, and channeling reinforces these self-undermining emotions.

Every individual harbors archetypes, which form the basis of our spiritual identity and status, providing us with the necessary meaning. These archetypes are deeply rooted in our primal survival instincts. However, we can only truly grasp the ‘presence’ of archetypes within ourselves through the ‘resonance and confrontation’ with the reflection in someone else’s archetype. This realization often occurs when we immerse ourselves in religious and spiritual circles, prompting us to introspect.

We know almost nothing about the ‘beyond’ or that there is ‘life’ after death. We know almost nothing about our immaterial reality and are unaware of our aura! What we ‘think’ to learn are nothing more than assumptions we have distilled from all sorts of stories about experiences that touch the immaterial or go beyond the boundaries of ‘life and death,’ and these assumptions are given a name and meaning corresponding to the spiritual conviction of the one who has experienced. (An almost-dead experience is precisely what it is: an almost-dead experience.) Awareness of our aura can be an impressive and unforgettable experience of immaterial contact and meaning for someone. Without being aware of this, Mediums and Channelers are in inner telepathic contact with their own inner Archetype or with an Archetype of their clients; they ‘read’ the immaterial information contained in their client’s aura.

The simple truth is that we may need a lot of courage to acknowledge that we want to worship a ‘higher power’ or that our status of spiritual leadership needs to be worshipped. For most people, it can be a genuinely frightening or even blasphemous thought that there is no spiritual hierarchy, an idea that makes us feel abandoned and orphaned. There are no ‘chosen ones’; this would be against our free will. Out of free will, we dive deep into the unconscious to expose our inner idols and seek inner Surrender to the Soul.

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Archetypes in Ancient Times and the Over-Soul

Welcome to the first part of our three-part series on archetypes. These intriguing concepts shape our consciousness and create artificial boundaries and statuses that influence our perception of the world.

Spirituality, a realm between ‘heaven and earth,’ ‘life and death,’ and the conscious and the unconscious, holds a unique allure for many. It’s a domain of deepening in spiritual and esoteric themes, the science of the unseen, the mysterious, and the mystical. When we delve into spirituality, we absorb some of its ‘aura,’ which can be quite exhilarating. Traits like intuition or extra sensitivity can even become a sort of status. We’re often fascinated by both the internal and external manifestations of these spiritual statuses, which are illusory but serve as the basis for humanity’s social and spiritual divisions.

Our spiritual journey is guided by inner archetypes that have evolved within the human psyche over countless generations. While these archetypes serve as important markers in our quest for spiritual unity, they can also create illusionary statuses that hinder our progress.

How could our status sensitivity have arisen?

Power – 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 and spiritual survival instincts.

When the first people with four legs on two legs started walking, they took the first step into 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 ceiling of consciousness, Archetypes, 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 your relationship with it. The ‘naming’ process is a form of ‘appropriation’ and an attempt to control our lives and the circumstances in which we live. 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 intuitive inner reflection of actual events.

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 to 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 (awareness) of feelings of power and powerlessness. Naming is appropriation, assessment, and appreciation; by assigning a name, we create something meaningful to us that radiates a certain meaningful vibration. A name consists of a composition of sounds (the individual characters) in a particular order, and this composition receives a specific charge with associated meanings linked to each other; we are gradually becoming aware of the possibilities to manipulate our circumstances. However, initially, people would probably have been instinctively intuitive, and rationality is still far away, a breeding ground for ‘magical thinking,’ assigning supernatural qualities to people, animals, or objects.

In these early human societies, some individuals displayed unique qualities that naturally set them apart as spiritual leaders. These leaders, either self-proclaimed or chosen by the group (tribe), marked the beginning of status differences and hierarchy, laying the foundations of Archetypes.

The spiritual leader would gather assistants, forming a subgroup within the tribe. This exclusivity would create ideal circumstances for the emergence of complex feelings of insecurity and dependence and possibly jealousy, competition, and ambition. The threat of exclusion from the group or the subgroup was not just a social issue but a matter of life and death. Being excluded from the group meant losing status, and losing status meant losing our ‘ existence’ in the subgroup. In other words, we would lose our existential reason for life there, which virtually meant death; the instinctual feelings of ‘spiritual urge to survive’ and ‘physical urge to survive’ became equal in terms of intensity.

These intense and complex feelings that have arisen through the ‘linking’ of spiritual status to survival are still profoundly hidden in our human psyche. They are at the basis of our personality; our identity is determined by our spiritual and religious archetypal cultural or inherited background and all our experiences with these. This positively or negatively experienced archetypal background is the main driver for our intentions, choices, and actions; we are governed by our sensitivity to and dependence on Archetypes.

The personal development from ‘instinctively intuitive’ towards rationality is guided by a progressing overall imbalance between Yin and Yang; the shortage of 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 our individual being is deeply embedded within the Over-Soul. The intense psychological dependence on archetypal statuses lies at the core of our being. It is a significant part of the subconscious mind, and we share this ‘root of division’ with everyone. 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 loaded with all specific information and data about a religion or spiritual belief. Such a field contains all the dogmas, rituals, and prescriptions in subtle, energetic form or data. You can compare this with the energetic radiance of an ‘Aura.’ Religions can contain very different details, and the atmosphere in the various religious group fields, the Aura, is just as diverse.

Our inner archetypal ‘part’ resonates with a like-minded overarching archetype of a particular 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. There is no resonance or interest if our inner Archetype does not match the overarching type.

The most important properties of the energy of an Archetypal field are group bonding, conditionality, and controlling. The field is held together by ‘loyal’ followers who have earned the ‘love’ of the field; their vibrational frequency has become identical to 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 the Archetype, the greater the charged energetic field. Like the subconscious part, the overarching Archetype has charismatic properties, great appeal, and hypnotic and seductive effects on our consciousness.

The characteristics of the field are strengthened in groups; we 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 we get 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 our consciousness; our inability comes from a lack of awareness, clear spiritual insights, and remaining feelings of dependence on the archetypal field; in our emotional life, we are back in prehistoric times and respond instinctively. The group field strengthens our feelings of power, righteousness, and superiority. However, if we are dedicated to becoming aware, the veils will be taken from our eyes.

Let’s not forget: The world’s most influential religious and spiritual institutions are not just physical entities but immense archetypal fields. These fields, charged by the devotion of millions of followers, can imbue pilgrimage sites, church buildings, and temples with the energy of their specific Archetype. Psychologically, the sheer number of believers, the age, and the global reach of these religions validate and justify the ‘data content ‘ of the archetypal field. If such a multitude of people place their faith in it, then indeed, all spiritual beliefs, rules of life, and dogmas must hold some truth.

We may believe that we consciously choose what we think is good or evil and what we believe in, but this may not be entirely true, especially when it comes to the subconscious. The subconscious mind is the most powerful but least understood factor that influences our choices in life.

Understanding how the personality and subconscious mind respond to Archetypal Fields is essential. In part 2, we will examine the various spiritual phenomena evoked by archetypes.

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The artificial ceiling in consciousness; the illusionary status

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.

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