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Collective Unconcious

Explorations of the Collective Unconscious

Jung recognized that there was an impersonal, collective layer of the human psyche that all individual psyches draw from and are influenced by. Documents in this sections are explorations of emergent themes, archetypes and visions occurring in the collective unconscious during this strange and metamorphic phase of human evolution.

A Spiraling, Eye-Encrusted Overview of the Art of Alex Grey (and some related topics, and a response from Alex)

This overview of the artwork of Alex Grey (also published as a multi-part series on Reality Sandwich) looks at problems the art world has with spiritually themed art, Alex’s transforming relationship to darkness and shadow material, what his art says about sexuality, and the public roles Alex plays versus his studio work.

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The Batman Shootings and Crossover Effects

The tragedy of people getting shot at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises, is not a random, incomprehensible event. Mass shootings, like the one that just happened in Aurora, have become a recurrent nightmare that haunts the collective psyche. As the nightmare repeats, we see patterns emerging. Movies are a collective dream delivery technology. Some movies that have high access to the contents of the collective unconscious, are what Charles Fort called "window zones," or portals between realms, and weird and uncanny things happen in their wake. Particularly, movies about dark, occult things have a long history of these crossover effects.

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Confessions of a Self-Aware Starship

Awakening from uneasy dreams, I was aware of myself as a self-reflecting starship. For a few moments I lingered in that warpy place between dreams and wakefulness, still feeling partly caught up in some painful drama with another starship that had played itself out as I slept. Slowly the dream faded, and the waking consciousness returned---that all-too-familiar sense of myself as a middle-aged starship, about halfway through its lifecycle in an era where well-maintained starships often lasted a century.

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Jihad Against the Feminine

Subjugation and abuse of women is one of the most critical social issues in all of human history. Violent oppression of women has been, and remains, a serious obstacle to the full intellectual growth and evolution of the human species. In recent years the subservient position of women suffering under Islamic regimes has become somewhat common knowledge in the western world where most people seem familiar with the oppression of women, particularly in Afghanistan. Yet for so many women and girls living in Islamic and Hindu communities, reality is far worse than what most westerners imagine. This eye-opening article is by Sean Moffitt of the Women's Assistance Fund

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Reality Testing in the Rabbit Hole

Reality Testing is Politically Incorrect!

I think I just realized why I get into trouble with so many people----somehow I never realized what now seems obvious----reality testing is politically incorrect! Whether you are a religious fundamentalist or a New Age fundamentalist, on the right or on the left, if it feels emotionally satisfying, then it’s true.

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Projection

Temporary Indeterminate Zone

Written just after 9-11 I discuss the "temporary indeterminate zones" of history when everything is in flux. I present a theory about why prophetic time lines are usually wrong. Finally, there is a disussion of a theory of generational cycles and what distinguishes the Boomers from Gen-X and the Millenials.

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