TRANSMUTATION OF ARCHETYPES
Liberation from the restrictive aspects of collective images
The aim of the course is to transmute the collective archetype programs that greatly condition man’s “destiny”. In her book “Organic Universe ”, Italian astrophysicist Giuliana Conforto speaks about archetypes like this: “Enemies” are not single individuals, but archetypes. As Carl Jung (1875-1961) discovered, archetypes are very few basic patterns which exist at the unconscious level and may emerge in the conscious one, if humans observe and recognize them. Most monstrous and terrifying “enemies” compose of great variety of images which point back to these very few patterns. Since these images are not under conscious control, humans tend to fear and fight them or deny their existence through repression.”
Pressured by subtle inner models man often makes decisions that are completely in contrast with their own true will and reflect typical collective programs. We are also prone to play roles that do not necessarily reflect our original identity, but embody certain typical identities of the collective unconscious known as “archetypes”. In C. G. Jung’s school of psychology archetypes are idealized models of a person, personality or behaviour, i.e. universal inner prototypes of human behaviour and they can, inter alia, be used to interpret therapist's observations.
Jung used specific archetypes when diagnosing pathologic conditions in behaviour or “complex” (archetype related group of memories or impressions) so that we have a “mother complex”, a “father complex” or a “martyr complex”. The aim of this course, however, is not only to diagnose but also to directly intervene with archetype models, i.e. to transmute an unconscious program putting enormous pressure to a person’s psyche to a freely and consciously chosen model of self - realization, once a person is ready for such realization.
For example, parent archetype is one of the strongest collective programs and that is why one of man’s basic aspirations is to "replicate themselves" - so that every next family would start another family and realize themselves through parenthood. Such aspiration is thus not only biological – it is also psychological and a collective psychological model preceding the biological one can be traced down. Man is created as a kind of bio-computer (hologram). He is thus equipped with basic programs determining his functioning.
Archetype is actually a program determining human aspirations, goals, thus human behaviour. Like HAL 9000, supercomputer from Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, a human bio-computer also has no understanding of orders that clash with or are outside of his program. To the contrary - it attempts to realize the original order at all costs. It is not difficult to imagine the way such a program will reflect on parents who are not ready. Some want to have children, however not yet, while the pressure of a subtle inner program causes numerous problems – ranging from guilt feelings to heavy existential conflicts. A parent who is not ready and yields to the open or subtle pressure of an archetype model can heavily burden one’s own life as well as the life of a child he/she will raise in an inadequate way.
Unwanted pregnancies are also influenced by this archetype. They sometimes take place during “infertile days” or while using “reliable” means of contraception – thus shocking potential parents and doctors. Pressure of an archetype program influences bodily functions and is able to subdue common usual rules of physiological functions in order to realize itself. Transmuting this archetype can therefore enable potential parents to free themselves from its subtle pressure and transform an almost slave-like, automatic program into a consciously and freely chosen model of personal realization. This thus means creating a possibility of free choice, in contrast to letting oneself go with “the natural flow of life”. However, one has to be ready to create this possibility as there is no more chance to openly or subtly divert the responsibility on life, society or family. Our choice is now conscious and independent, we know what we decided and why and who is responsible for the consequences of our decision.
For spiritually orientated persons transmuting archetypes will facilitate cleansing the last remains of self-importance to a great extent, i.e. it will enable avoiding the so called "manna personality" phase thus contributing to achieving the goals such as "losing the human form" or "deleting personal history". A spiritually aware person who has the power and abuses it in a certain way can turn into a manna personality by identifying with one of the typical archetypes that accompany such a person – a Wizard, Magician, Teacher, Guru or a Father. Even though such a person has a certain level of awareness providing them with power, if they are not completely purified and whole they simply can't evade the power of archetype and starts embodying some of the archetypal roles.
However, humans are not the role they play; one's original identity is something else. The role is a means of communication with the outside world and oneself while original human identity is what it is, regardless of the role. When the role is taken too seriously we have problems. For example, if a knight carrying the shield to protect him in battle attempts to swim across the river, the shield that saved his life a moment ago will take him down to the bottom of the river. It is the same with the roles (identities) one plays in order to achieve a goal in a certain context – already in the next context the old role must be replaced or updated by another one. However, if an aware (enlightened) person hasn't consciously integrated collective unconscious programs, they will be ruled by prototypes or archetypes and they will simply not be able to resist those influences.
Even though archetypes make up a part of man's existence, man is no archetype. Person with a child has to embody an archetype role, the role of a parent – mother or father. They adopt this role temporarily, until the child grows up, since without parent figures the child cannot grow up and become an emotionally stable and mature person. However, being a parent is a role and not an original identity. Only when lacking awareness of one's own original identity, i.e. its numerous aspects, the person is prone to identify with the surrogate, i.e. archetype. It is the same when it comes to society games, specifically the game of survival and realisation in business. If the person hasn't got an idea or a creative talent, they have to work for others, do what the society imposes on them. They then become a ''clerk', ''doctor'' or ''professor'', are forced to wear a uniform (a suit) and accept limits imposed by the boss. However, everyone has some creative talent, they only need to make an effort and bring it to the surface. In the mean time we will be ruled by imposed roles. An archetype is nothing else but an identity – a group of characteristics, beliefs and goals – automatically and spontaneously imposed on us by human collective unconscious in a form of a hidden, unwritten rule.
Archetypes are invisible filters of human perception and they are responsible for many forms of idealization, idolatry or illusions. They sometimes control people so much that an unconscious person will adore an archetype, i.e. person embodying it, in case they recognize them somewhere and consider it convincing enough. Adoring various "idols" is a direct consequence of unconsciously projecting an archetype on someone who is embodying it. If we look at what the media use to sell themselves today, it is mainly manipulating with archetypes. At the same time archetype filters man's perception of the so called spiritual reality. Instead of adoring themselves and their original nature people need a priest or some saint who they adore and who is to intermediate between them and the Spirit (God).
All religions skilfully manipulate with archetypes. Religious intolerance, i.e. religious wars which are the cruellest ones in history, show to which extent they control man. Present conflicts are partly also of religious nature – the war in former Yugoslavia has often been seen as the war of the Orthodox, the Catholics and the Muslims, while the Iraqi war is seen as the conflict of Western, Judeo-Christian civilisation and ''Muslim extremist''. It is thus obvious that archetype controls man for a reason. This reason is nothing else than an emotional need attempting to be fulfilled through an archetype. Influence of an archetype marks an early phase in man's development, one's journey towards emotional maturity. However, once emotional maturity is realised (and nowadays it is still one of the highest goals and ideals, even for the majority of spiritually orientated persons), what comes into play is a liberated and whole person who respects the archetype but doesn't adore it.
Archetype models are placed in the ninth layer of the aura and we can perceive them by meditating or watching our behaviour and automatic reaction. The „major arcane“ of the Tarot cards are an excellent source of archetype models – it is therefore recommended to acquire Tarot cards and thoroughly explore the meaning of main cards before taking this course. A whole range of aspects of each of the twenty basic archetypes is covered there. Since they all have a very complex structure and are present in people's life in many dimensions, they can create many different problems sharing a seemingly invisible common denominator. Archetypes are dissolved carefully and thoroughly, bearing in mind the fact that they were originally created to teach us something and not to rule us.
Like any other detrimental entity entwined with our personality, archetype needs to be approached in a constructive way and dissolved by finding and integrating the original aspect of our soul that was temporarily replaced by archetype. The course is thus practical and intensive to the maximum - observing and transmuting archetypes presents a complex process followed by deep inner dis-identification from a so far almost invisible and seemingly invincible, "normal" limitation. This is why we nowadays have another possibility – an archetype may and may not be a means of our realisation as transmuting archetypes from unconscious programs into a freely created means of personal realization provides one with an enormous quantity of freedom.
Transmuting each individual archetype induces a thorough change in one's life – the course is therefore intended exclusively for stable persons who are ready to bring change into every aspect of their lives. However, even though it is intended for advanced spiritual practitioners only, if they aren't ready they better not take the course. Transmuting archetypes of the collective unconscious presents a strong blow to human sleepiness, i.e. traditional human models, and dissolving them completely will require at least six months of intensive dedication. This type of work certainly falls into a domain of luxury, and one has to have means to provide this kind of luxury. If one doesn't have them – of course, in the form of readiness to change and time to work – it is better to first work on creating this readiness and only then take up transmuting archetypes.
We could therefore say that the transmutation of archetypes presents one of the final processes of inner purification that precede the chance to create the reality know as the “golden age” in one's life again. Without unconscious rule of archetypes the person can turn back into an innocent and pure being that doesn't need to do or be anything else except what they choose themselves. Even though the society imposes a bunch of meaningless and almost insane duties and life roles (often unavoidable), man's only duty is to create the so-called "Heaven on Earth" - first within oneself, of course, and then in one's environment. We don't need to do anything else, even though the subtle pressure of society, as well as unconscious pressure of archetypal (and many other) programs leads us to believe that we are not successful, good enough or worthy enough, unless we follow their orders unreservedly. However, the golden age is coming – the return to the state of original innocence and purity, love and alertness isn't far anymore. It is high time that war, conflicts and all other unnatural processes stop. Global transformation which is taking place at the moment can - for those who want it - end by returning to their true homeland – the original Self.
THEMES COVERED ON LEVEL 10
• Basic sorts of archetypes – 22 Tarot trumps analysis
• Dissolving destructive aspects of archetypal images
• Ninth layer of aura and its characteristics
• Re-integration of all nine astral bodies
• Archetypal organs energywork