HOW CAN BEING
REALLY BE OTHERWISE?
BE BOTH - BEING & OTHERWISE -
UNTIL IT’S ALL ONE
BEING & OTHERWISE ARE NEVER CONFUSED
YET BECOME THE SINGLE TRANSCENDENT SYMBOL
9:20 AM - 1/6/16
“…a mass always produces a ‘Leader,’
who infallibly becomes the victim of his own inflated ego-consciousness,
as numerous examples in history show.”[xiii]
The indigenous author Jack Forbes,
author of Columbus and other Cannibals,
describes those who are suffering from this malady
as being infected with a literal illness, a virulent and contagious disease
he calls wetiko, or “cannibal sickness.”
Those so afflicted consume, so to speak, the lives of others
—human and nonhuman alike--
for private purpose or profit,
and do so without giving back anything of their own lives.
They simply exploit others, be it people or the environment,
as objects to satisfy their own unending narcissistic hunger.
Like a vampire, they feed off of other peoples’ blood.
William James described it well,
“Evil is a disease.”
“The state in which ego and non-ego are no longer opposed”,
“the middle way”, and “the irrational third”,
thus it is tied into his idea of the
and the resolution of the tension of the opposites.
The workings of Tao are vast and often beyond human logic.
In order to understand Tao, reasoning alone will not suffice.
For our purposes, Tao is that condition
in which psyche and nature, or mind and matter,
are no longer perceived as opposites but exist in a continuum.
If the tension between the opposites can be held long enough
without succumbing to the urge to identify with one side or the other,
the third, completely unexpected image,
one that unites the two in a creative new way,
comes into view.
Read more here for EXCELLENT CLEAR/BRIEF explanation of Jung's Understanding of Transcendent Function
And a fourfold vision is given to me
Tis fourfold in my supreme delight
And three fold in soft Beulahs night
And twofold Always. May God us keep
From Single vision & Newtons sleep
Like any poet's work, sift through Blake to find what is useful for you.
Those six lines work magic for me daily.
I hope you will memorize them and let them work magic for you.
If you say it aloud,
"God us" turns into Goddess.
The fourfold vision is given, a delight, now.
but here, in Kiaochou, things were out of order,
and so he himself was also out of order.
Thus, it took three days to regain Tao
and then naturally, the rain came.
(Adapted from C.G. Jung, CW 14, pp. 419-420, note 211).
it is hard to tell who is the doctor and who the patient.
wherever they suffer the autumn's castigation,
I may be there with an errant wave,
I may move, passing through windows,
and hearing me, eyes will glance upward
saying, "How can I reach the sea?"
the starry echoes of the wave,
a breaking up of foam and of quicksand,
a rustling of salt withdrawing,
the grey cry of sea-birds on the coast.
So, through me, freedom and the sea
will make their answer to the shuttered heart.
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