Jung thought we have four psychic functions: thinking, feeling, sensing, and intuition. It is more often asserted nowadays that humans have seven or more kinds of intelligence.
To understand the play of surface events in the world — whether social
and political upheavals, natural cataclysmic events and gradual shifts
such as climate change, or unpredictable and uncanny events in one's
personal life — it is necessary to understand the deep play of the
Supreme Intelligence that underlies and pervades reality.
We are in the midst of an
extraordinary evolutionary mega-mutation. Humans are evolving into a new
species; not just a slightly improved animal, an almost
inconceivably different variety of non-carbon-based life forms.
We have tried occupying Wall Street. Now let us create new
streets without walls. Wall Street will fall of its own dead weight. Let us choose the unknown, not the known
exhausted ways of the past; let us give Gaia a good reason to allow us to
continue our project of conscious existence as beings of peace,
benevolence, and loving unity.
Silence is our psi lens. Only in inner silence can the source of
consciousness be realized. This ultimate source is the key to
understanding reality. Our current form of science lacks this key. We
must create a true and complete psience in place of our defective
materialist object-centric science.
still want to waste time arguing over how serious a crisis is this
really, or whether any leader can be trusted to guide us through the
transition, or if renunciation of egoic jouissance is a necessary part of a redemptive path, or whether
grace will simply descend upon us all one day. Thankfully,
there is no more time for such barren debates.
The tragic sense is
the power behind religion. God is an impossible concept. This has led, on
the one hand, to rampant agnosticism and, on the other, to the silence of the
Buddha. Today, instead of recognizing and accepting impossibility, we defiantly demand the impossible.
The ego is
adept at seducing us into a state of self-righteousness. It is this
that enables us to justify a turn to violence. If we fall into an urban guerilla war scenario, the
proverbial gates of Hell will open. Perhaps it is our karma for this to
happen, but it is not too late to repent and take a higher road and hold a vision of loving inclusiveness, of universal peace.
The artist is a
shaman. The artist's role, especially in the West, has always been to alter the
state of consciousness of the viewer, and to force the big Other, the collective superego, to face its own shadow — as well as to face
the super-consciousness, the One that is beyond the Other, that it denies.