The Origin of the “Devil”

Dogma is born out of the belief that our model of the world is absolute truth.

“One must never forget that the devil enters psychology through reification – the process by which we are beguiled into treating a concept as if it were the real thing.”

On Jung, Anthony Stevens, PG 27,28

The Personal Unconscious / Subconscious is the sum total of all emotions, dreams, memories experienced or developed by an individual to which they are not consciously aware of yet have access to.

Complexes are a series of emotional triggers that develop from within the Personal Unconscious/Subconscious and, as such, may be understood as Patriarchal 2nd Pantheon of various mythical traditions: ie, Olympians (Greece), Æsir (Northern European). These triggers are related in content/qualities of behavior identified with emotional residue from thoughts and/or experiences. When one trigger is activated, all triggers within a given complex may become activated.

The Chhandogya Upanishad speaks to an early understanding of complexes: “The subtle impressions of the past are stored in the unconscious mind and lie dormant there. Unless something awakens them, they have no power to affect either your determination or your conscious mind.” 

The Collective Unconscious / Universal is the is the sum total of all emotions, dreams, memories experienced or developed by our species to which the individual may not be consciously aware of, yet have access to.

Archetypes are a series of (64) universal behavior blueprints that have developed in the biological evolution of Consciousness. They have developed from within the Collective Unconscious/Universal, and as such, may be understood as Matriarchal 1st Pantheon of various mythical traditions: ie, Titans (Greece), Vanir (Northern European)

Archetypes are not responsible for the creation of complexes–which are a result of conscious experience–though an archetype may become a symbol for the complex to represent itself.

Ego interprets experience for Self. Self creates experience for ego to interpret. In this way, nature has developed consciousness to experience itself.

“Contemplation prevents the unconscious mind from controlling the conscious mind, but it is your sankalpa shakti (the power of determination) that makes contemplation effective. It is more powerful than the unconscious mind.” ~ Chhandogya Upanisha, The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition, Pandit Tigunait, (Location 387, Kindle)

Becoming “conscious” of your experience of consciousness is enlightenment/self realization. To achieve this, we must detach ourselves from having identity reactions to experience, as identity reinforces our commitment to superficial reality, ie. that which will pass away/has been created.

Because all we experience has been created, it is temporal. The enlightened person dwells on that which will not pass away. And realizing that each individual possess a Self–which is an individualization of that which will never pass away/Brahman–any attachments we have towards the vessel (physical form) of the essence (spirit/soul)are redundant. Instead, the enlightened focus on the essence within the vessel.

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Standing Stones, Viðey Island, Iceland

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