Meaning Of Life Part VI

Meaning Of Life Part VI

In the case of the death of one individual symbol through consciousness’s transition from an exoteric to an esoteric standpoint toward it, it may well be that this loss is compensated for by the emergence of a new symbol pregnant with a different meaning so that there is a new fascination. This is what had in fact happened in history many times; there have been numerous periods of cultural crisis when the old gods or symbols had lost their conviction and new ones had not fully taken hold of people but were slowly emerging. These times of transition were times of empirical and temporal suffering from the loss of meaning, while the fundamental, logical in-ness continued even across the period of its empirical absence. This type of change and predicament could be compared to the unrest during a removal, when one is no longer in one’s old home and has not yet moved into one’s new home (End Of Meaning, by Wolfgang Geigerich).

With our culture’s loss of meaning, we exist in such a transitional period, a time of suffering. The old symbols we once cherished and drew sustenance from are now dead. It is a time of sorrow, of confusion. What do we do? We eat, drink, sleep, have sex, and toil at jobs we loathe. Then, there are the lucky ones, who don’t realize they have lost all meaning. These go from day-to-day, mindlessly, blissfully stumbling through their moronic existence, thinking of nothing but self-aggrandizement. They have their meaning. They have no reason to suffer.

Those who suffer most, however, are the ones who realize we are in the process of passing from one evolutionary stage to another. We are in a kind of purgatory, hanging between heaven and hell, in limbo between Man and Overman.

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3 thoughts on “Meaning Of Life Part VI

  1. Ah, Green man! You are another that I am gratful for meeting although via the world of Blogger. You have much to teach; I have much to learn.I wanted to come by and wish you all the blessings that one can find in the upcoming year – even tho’ we think them impossible.Be well,I count you as a friend.Tim

  2. Tim, you are a a friend, indeed! Good to hear from you. A happy new year!I don’t get inspired to write much anymore. The discovery that I don’t need any rational meaning to be happy in this sick world has been revolutionary to my thinking. Now, I just try to squeeze as much life as I can while I’m here. That will suffice, I think.Cheers,Z

  3. Knowledge with which you can bridle your thoughts.,, ~Carl Jung
    ‎”You must not forget that the Pleroma has no qualities. We create these through thinking. If, therefore, you strive for distinctiveness or sameness, or any qualities whatsoever, you pursue thoughts that flow to you out of the Pleroma: thoughts, namely; concerning the non-existing qualities of the Pleroma. Inasmuch as you run after these thoughts, you fall again into the Pleroma, and attain distinctiveness and sameness at the same time. Not your thinking, but your essence, is differentiation. Therefore you must not strive for what you conceive as distinctiveness, but for your own essence. At bottom, therefore, there is only one striving, namely the striving for one's own essence. If you had this striving, you would not need to know anything about the Pleroma and its qualities, and yet you would attain the right goal by virtue of your own essence. Since, however, thought alienates us from our essence, I must teach you that knowledge with which you can bridle your thoughts.” ~Carl Jung, Red Book, Page 348.
    Posted by Lewis at 5:11 AM

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