To get our heads around current events we need to understand how the collective mass of humanity changes over time. And that means plunging into the depths of the collective unconscious.
The collective unconscious is the atmosphere in which we move. But like fish swimming in the ocean who don’t understand the nature of water, we rarely try to understand our own condition. We emerge from and are created by the collective into which we’re born. It shapes how we think, the language and symbols we use, our values, what we consider to be possible, real or unreal, important or irrelevant.
Most of the time we’re not aware of the psychic waters around us (and inside us) – we don’t tend to examine our own experience much, unless something “goes wrong.” We see what we expect to see, even if – and especially if – what we expect is mostly…
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