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"Can I assume this is somewhat related to my point about Cosmic Mind (or whatever) displaying a form of care? Because it is using these opposites and synthesis, giving spiritual lessons -- spiritual balance, spiritual growth -- regardless of spiritual beliefs.
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Actually 'care' as you put it here may be what Jung desscibed as the 'compensatory' function of dreams. The processes expressed in dream state are amongst many other things a way for the psyche to regain it's equilibrium and take account of itself after a day's experiences. The symbolism often revolves around the mandala either blatently or in the form of a 'censored' image in the facade of something else. Are you familiar with the concept of the censor? Again the key word here for certain is balance as you say.

"Furthermore, the religious function within human pyches seems to care for the inner space of the human (irrespective to the person's religious beliefs)!"

I agree, the symbolism and the context of the expression in the unconscious is universal (archetypical) autonomous, and the rest of it is local feathers. What is interesting as well is that I would dream of discussing say alchemy with arabs in egypt (which happened) and it has nothing to do with my geographical orientation.

"Is this not a display of personality in the universe? And where is this display of personality coming from if it is from without instead of from within (as Jung theorized)?"

Well that is a loaded question Dominick! The answer to that has to first take into account your entire view of opposites (Gnostic? Christian? Moslem? Athiest? ect...) and then provide the answer from there. There is definitely a duality and if the language of these symbols from the unconscious are correct then the universal goal of consciousness and dare I say 'enlightenment' rests in the fusion or balance of opposites. (We're going to have to get a thread going here on the mandala archetype.)

"Well, some answers may lie in the many ways of describing "local, universal products of the psyche." In a nutshell, universal symbolism may also come from Cosmic Mind as we have tentatively defined it here. IE we are beginning to define the concept of revelation quite different from the religious institutional definitions of revelation......what do you all think?"

When you say 'revelation' are you saying that we are not dependent exterior or 'organized' sources for a greater view of the big picture? Well I guess that's somewhat gnostic and I have to agree with it in that regard but only speaking for myself - nobody else.

Steve

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Archetypes 917 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Archetypes 259 John Grigsby 09-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Archetypes 257 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 19:41
Re: Archetypes 589 Paul Cochrane 02-Feb-04 06:15
Re: Archetypes 250 Dominick Ohrbeck 09-Jan-04 23:55
Re: Archetypes 264 Jaimi 10-Jan-04 00:39
Re: Archetypes 261 Mark Staab 10-Jan-04 01:00
Re: Archetypes 266 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Archetypes 254 Mark Staab 14-Jan-04 21:06
Re: Archetypes 259 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:37
Re: Archetypes 302 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 00:32
Re: Archetypes 270 Jaimi 16-Jan-04 04:16
Re: Archetypes 280 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Archetypes 343 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Archetypes 250 Mark Staab 18-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Archetypes 249 Nejc 10-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Archetypes 276 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Archetypes 259 fisherman 13-Jan-04 18:49
Re: Archetypes 289 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Archetypes 262 fisherman 19-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Archetypes 241 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:42
Re: Archetypes 278 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 20:03
Re: Archetypes 255 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 22:08
Re: Archetypes 248 fisherman 14-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Archetypes 246 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 04:14
Re: Archetypes 300 Dominick Ohrbeck 17-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Archetypes 278 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 02:53
Re: Archetypes 339 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Archetypes 262 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:52
Re: Archetypes 256 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:45
Re: Archetypes 239 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Archetypes 274 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: Archetypes 267 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 06:50
Re: Archetypes 258 Jaimi 21-Jan-04 20:57
Re: Archetypes 257 conveyancer 31-Jan-04 03:46
fisherman, Jaimi and conveyancer... 267 Dominick Ohrbeck 31-Jan-04 09:12
Re: Archetypes 250 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:30
Re: Archetypes 272 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:48
about the russian girl 264 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 09:33


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