Archetypes of the Human Spirit
“Humans have been literally torturing each other for centuries as they grope toward a chalice of fulfillment.” The Shrew
How do we teach each other about each other?
Our individual experiences help to shape what we believe to be true about ourselves and about each other. Consequently, an individual is easily given to influences. Those persons, or “influencers”, around an individual can be mistaken as the mold for that individual, and when this happens the individual is no longer that unique creature of his or her life and liberty. Therefore, we each bear the responsibility to seek a greater awareness of our unique purpose also known as our pursuit of happiness.
These are not new concepts. Humans have been literally torturing each other for centuries as they grope toward a chalice of fulfillment. In the United States we have the best chance of attaining individual freedom based on actual resources of shared opportunities. I believe this is where we are today. It is most interestingly evidenced by the women in our U.S. Culture, and the influence here is what I call the Female Principle (FP). Those who embody the FP are know as a Shrew.
In my first blog post (The Shrew View, Nov. 3, 2017) I describe the Shrew as having these qualities:
- Emotional maturity
- Openness as a condition toward wholeness
My story, Archetypes of the Human Spirit, recounts the metaphysical steps toward individual happiness. It is a forward driven motion of heroic proportion that when actualized on an individual level can reveal the promise of what our “Creator” intended for his or her human creature. The following analysis provides a deeper understanding of this story for the purpose of finding the happiness we all desire…
Archetype #1; Light and Dark
“Your light of truth will evolve as you leave the storm of darkness”
I depicted this Archetype in two ways:
- A vast dark area with a bright spot in the shape of a triangle pointed downward.
- A combination of two fetuses with a separation between them.
The fetuses represent the individual in a conflict of duality and with a separation that acts as the “waste” depository for unnecessary emotional baggage.
- What does conflict mean to you?
- What is your unnecessary emotional baggage?
The triangle of light represents the exit from the womb of darkness and dependency.
- Can you think of religions or myths that rely on these Archetypes? There are many, and this is just the beginning (Genesis!).
- Can we consider this a Female Principle?
Next, I will reveal the Archetype of the number 3…