Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Myers-Briggs analysis: Long cultural cycles in history

“Lao Tsu said that all very large countries will become feminine meaning sensory/feeling in Myers-Briggs terms (earth/water) but in Lincoln's time America was small and NY was just beginning its economic rise. The Comanche wars in west Texas only ended in 1880. But bigness became the world model after the northern victory. England was able to remain "small" in world conquest by demanding that Brits abroad remain in culture and could for long sustain thinking/intuition (air/fire) but the rest of their conquests -Africa, India, China had long become earth/water (sense/feeling) and were vulnerable to conquest by the smaller English force. But by the end of Victoria's realm they had become sense/feeling and were vulnerable to the acute thinking/intuitive (air/fire) apparatus thrown together almost overnight in Germany. Likewise the conquest of China by the lightning strikes of Ghengis Khan. Toynbee makes the idea agreeable to understanding that in political time Yang becomes Yin - the Roman military aparatus became the Roman Catholic Church – and how Eastern church Constantinople yielded to Islam, a potential fate for childless Europe. Post war Europe likely felt Germany and the Balkans would blend as a strong force watching the rise of the U.S; but U.S. is new world with its own karma and mantras. But Europe has likewise become sense/feeling in a very short time. Following the Keynsians principle I guess Greece was supposed to become more "German." But as Lao Tzu suggested it would go the other way. American bigness is an illusion. It was all a classic economic arc rising classically from 1953 to 2007. Something else will happen in the world now and in America.

America today is at the apex of sense/feeling and  vulnerable to a intuition/thinking conquest. In psychological terms it is likewise possible for a small band in intuitive/intellectual (sky/fire - yang) to master a broad yin (earth/water - sense feeling) field.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Aquarius rising, Ursa Minor

Aquarius, Ursa Minor, Dov Ber, Temple Mount

In commentary below RE C.G. Jung's carvings on his crypt, the phrase "Ursa Movet Molem" which translates to "She bear moves  the world" should be understood to mean the age of Aquarius rising indicated by the star constellation of Ursa Minor, "the bear" rising to polar position. Jung clearly suggested Aquarius by the other carving, the horse, Pegasus, avatar of Aquarius awakening and so this carving might likewise suggest astrological constellation. The constellation Ursa Minor should be seen as a parallel event (the inside like the outside) to the rise of the Hebrew rabbi Dov Ber and the rise of sacred spirit and the return of the Jews to Jerusalem. Jung wrote extensively about UFOs as harbingers of the changing paradigm of Pisces to Aquarius and in our times these visions are receding and being replaced by "earth" or "returning to earth" myths. Should be noted that the last of the hundred year pop culture aparitions sequence of UFOs was in Jerusalem. See Jung's "A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky" - in German, 1958, in English by Princeton's Bollinger press which published Jung's complete works.

The previous age was marked in Israel as well; the three magi - Zoaroastrial astrologers - follow the star to Bethlehem to mark the beginning of the age.

In an interview late in life reprinted in "C.G. Jung Speaking" Jung acknowledged that he was superseded by Dov Ber

Anyone interested with the rise and  passage of Aquarius should look first to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - as she co-titled it, "the new Prometheus" - this is the first of the "new men" - when the beast is free it runs to the North Pole. Also, Rabbi Loeb's dream is existential to this passage: the dream of golem awakening with the rise of Protestantism in Europe and the mixture of war and commerce with religion and  the entry into this commerce by European Jews with gentiles although it was against Torah to do so. The division here occurs; the path of golem (commerce with the gentiles)  or the path of God (return to Israel) - the return begins at this time and reaches completion in our time  as there are now more Jews in Israel  than there are outside Israel.