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Carl Jung Explains How The Cosmos Affect Human Consciousness

They tell us that we are living in an age of Darkness, also described in The Mahabharata, a time when mental capabilities reach their lowest point and moral virtue is stripped from the Earth. As independent researcher Bibhu Dev Misra writes, when the “World Soul” is full of blackness and corruption, and only a small fraction of virtue remains, it “slowly dwindles to zero at the end of the Kali Yuga. Men turn to wickedness; disease, lethargy, anger, natural calamities, anguish and fear of scarcity dominate. Penance, sacrifices and religious observances fall into disuse. All creatures degenerate. Change passes over all things, without exception.” 

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IN BRIEF
  • The Facts: Carl Jung’s thoughts on how the cosmos affect human consciousness is quite clear. He spoke about this topic a number of times, and other researchers have expressed and cited this as well.
  • Reflect On: How much do human beings have to discover? Do our beliefs get in the way of discovery?

Astrology is an ancient art and science dating back thousands of years. It appears in many cultures, but as with most ancient wisdom, much of it was and has been concealed and forbidden from public viewing. Secret societies, both whose hearts are grounded in the goodwill for all of humanity, and those driven by greed and personal gain, have also used this type of ancient knowledge. From Atlantis to ancient Sumer, Vedic astrology to ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt, many great minds throughout the ages have practiced astrology, and for good reason. Despite its many skeptics, astrology has much to offer.

It’s also important to mention here that many of the ‘founding fathers’ of modern science, especially in the fields of mathematics and physics/quantum physics, were all spiritual mystics.

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”- Nikola Tesla

A new age, astrologically speaking, for man began at the dawn of Christianity. Prior to this, we had the secret societies, concepts like the Philosopher’s Stone, and other ‘magical’ concepts, including the use of magic and sorcery. With the advent of Christianity, the concept of God took their place, yet more recently, concepts that were used and practiced prior to the beginning of modern-day religion have been emerging once more, which is interesting because we are at the end of an age, and transitioning into a new one. There is a discrepancy among experts where exactly we are, but most seem to agree that we are in a very important transition period.

In Western astrology, we are transitioning from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. In ancient Vedic astrology, we are at the beginning of the end of a 300 cycle (currently living in the transition period at the end of the Kaliyuga Age).

The Vedic doctrine also tells us what Western astrology philosophies do, and correlates with the cycles described by ancient Native American wisdom as well.

They tell us that we are living in an age of Darkness, also described in The Mahabharata, a time when mental capabilities reach their lowest point and moral virtue is stripped from the Earth. As independent researcher Bibhu Dev Misrawrites, when the “World Soul” is full of blackness and corruption, and only a small fraction of virtue remains, it “slowly dwindles to zero at the end of the Kali Yuga. Men turn to wickedness; disease, lethargy, anger, natural calamities, anguish, and fear of scarcity dominate. Penance, sacrifices, and religious observances fall into disuse. All creatures degenerate. Change passes over all things, without exception.” 

These descriptions accurately reflect our society’s progression. As we’ve moved through modern history, this past age — which has lasted approximately 2,100 years — is coming to an end, a conclusion marked by a time when global tensions have never been so high. During this age, humanity has indeed experienced the most darkness, and it seems that the more ancient a civilization, the more spiritually (and technologically) advanced they might have been — also interesting because after this age ends, we will be cycling back to the beginning, an age that hasn’t been seen since the time of great knowledge and understanding of the spiritual sciences, mysticism, consciousness, and non-materialism in general.

This all seems to be part of the massive shift in the collective consciousness that is going on today.

Carl Jung’s Explanation (From The Video Below)

Jung writes:

“As we know from Ancient Egyptian History, these events are symptoms of psychic changes that always appear at the end of one platonic month, and at the beginning of another. They are, it seems, changes in the constellation of psychic dominance, of the archetypes or gods, as they used to be called, which bring about or accompany long-lasting transformations of the collective psyche.  This transformation started within the historical tradition and left traces behind it. First, in the transition from the age of Torus to that of Aries, and then from Aries to Pisces, whose beginning coincides with the rise of Christianity (mentioned above).  We are now nearing the great change, which may be expected, when the spring point, enters Aquarius.” 

Interest quote above, it’s taken from his book, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the SkiesIt’s hard to find a non translated version that was written by Jung in 1958, that’s why the recording below, from manly P. Hall, who had a relationship with Jung, as being recognized as two of the greatest minds of their time – they were also into each others work, is so important.

Hall has been recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in the fields of religion, mythology, mysticism, and the occult. Many great minds have been attracted to his work, including the late Carl Jung, who, when writing his Psychology and Alchemy, borrowed material from Hall’s private collection.

One of his most recognized books is a great resource of information,The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy. 

Jung, contrary to popular belief, was a heavy researcher into the topic of UFOs, during the time he published his book he also accused the Air Force for covering up information about the subject.

Hall explains Jung’s quote above:

“Jung is telling us, that the Platonic year is a problem in timing, and that what we call the processional motion of the equinoxes, results in the vernal equinox changing about every 2100 years, and that these changes correspond to the months of the great platonic year, which consists of something over 25,000 years. He is telling us therefore that these changes arising in nature, in cosmos, in space, are due to certain gradual transformations of archetypes, and that these archetypes mean, that in nature this clock is active, and that this clock is continuously moving, passing from one cyclic division to another, he could undoubtedly gather, a powerful body of information to prove that at each of these vital periods, these periods in which the general dominant of the world changes, there has been a mark, an important social psychological change in the life of individuals.”

He (Hall) then goes on to say:

“The life of the individual is in relationship to the life of the collective, that this phenomenon, of the flying saucers, should arise as the vernal equinox moves toward the Aquarian point, and that this consequently implies, as it did to the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, and also to many Asiatic peoples, a major motion of world consciousness, world pressure, and that this motion is from a water sign to an air sign…And that therefore, the atmospheric mystery, the mystery of air, and that which is concealed within air, must become increasingly psychologically dominant for a period of more than 2000 years to come.”

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Physicist: Universe May Be a “Strange Loop” of Self-Simulating Consciousness

JAKE ANDERSON

(TMU) — When it comes to cosmology, astronomy, and physics, there is no shortage of off-the-wall arguments and hypotheses. While new discoveries from the early moments of the Big Bang and quantum and particle physics continue to amaze us and fill in the gaps of our mysterious universe, there remains a stunning number of questions we still can’t answer.

The most fundamental of these questions revolve around “why anything” and “why consciousness.” Why is there anything here at all? What primal state of existence could have possibly birthed all that matter, energy, and time, all that everything? And how did consciousness arise—is it some fundamental proto-state of the universe itself, or an emergent phenomenon that is purely neurochemical and material in nature?

A new physics hypothesis attempts to answer both questions at the same time with a new spin on panpsychism that weds aspects of Nick Bostrom’s Simulation Argument with something called “timeless emergentism.” The hypothesis, outlined in a new paper by a team of researchers at the Quantum Gravity Research institute, is called the “panpsychic self-simulation model,” and while the authors certainly aren’t earning any points for intellectual modesty, their idea may just be capable of peacefully mapping some of the universe’s most wild conundrums.

The first pieces of this puzzle you may have already heard of: the Simulation Argument is a pop-culture staple now, most famously popularized when Elon Musk claimed it’s far more likely that we are living in a simulation created by an advanced intelligence. Then there is the age-old belief in panpsychism, which posits that the entire universe is a type of panconscious entity and that even ordinary matter is imbued with proto-consciousness.

The new argument gets rid of the middleman and suggests that panconsciousness itself is generating the simulations, not advanced aliens, and that the universe is one giant “mental self-simulation.”

The paper, titled “The Self-Simulation Hypothesis Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,” says the physical universe is a “strange loop” that can self-generate new sub-realities in an almost infinite hierarchy of tiers in-laid with simulated realities of conscious experience, kind of like a psychic Matryoshka doll.

You’re still left with the mystery of the physical origins of this self-generating consciousness, to which the researchers reply that the answer is actually non-material. The paper argues that universal consciousness “self-actualizes” using a natural algorithm called “the principle of efficient language.”

In other words, the universe is creating itself through thought, willing itself into existence on a perpetual loop that efficiently uses all mathematics and fundamental particles at its disposal.

The universe, they say, was always here (timeless emergentism) and is like one grand thought that creates mini thoughts, called “code-steps or actions”, again like a Matryoshka doll.

Quantum Gravity physicist David Chester broke down some recent findings they feel bolster the argument: “While many scientists presume materialism to be true, we believe that quantum mechanics may provide hints that our reality is a mental construct. Recent advances in quantum gravity, such as seeing spacetime emergent via a hologram, also is a hint that spacetime is not fundamental. This is also compatible with ancient Hermetic and Indian philosophy. In a sense, the mental construct of reality creates spacetime to efficiently understand itself by creating a network of subconscious entities that can interact and explore the totality of possibilities.”

The paper also suggests that the purpose of this single looping, self-generating consciousness is to explore and develop meaning through information. They also discuss future prospects, such as studying lucid dreams to better understand simulations and the idea of developing consciousness that does not require matter at all.

 

On Buddhism and Quantum Theory

On Buddhism and Quantum Theory

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Source / Jackson Peterson to Dzogchen Discussion

April 24, 2020

Read this one several times until fully understood:

Thought is the Creative Medium

The great Tibetan masters agreed that there are three equally valid means to enlightenment: Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Madhyamaka.

Madhyamaka is rarely appreciated regarding its potential benefit of total liberation. Most consider it a dry, incomprehensible, philosophical system, grounded in merely intellectual arguments and refutations.

Unfortunately, we can thank Tsongkhapa and the Gelugpa’s for this oft mistaken view regarding the “Middle Way”, in Sanskrit: Madhyamaka.

A much simpler understanding can be conveyed, and when fully digested, will produce complete liberation from the ignorance which is the cause of our suffering.

The bottom line understanding is this: the universe, the world, our bodies, our brains, our selves, other people, our interactions, our perceptions, our karmic mind and all physical objects as experienced; are conceptual constructions occurring in consciousness, and are of the single substance of “thought” or “consciousness”, or “mind” only.

A quick introduction into this perspective would be to initially understand that everything we perceive or experience are no more than fluctuating fields of atoms. The mind labels certain of these patterns of atoms as trees, people, planets and all things. The entire field of atoms is interconnected as a single universal field with no separate parts. The human mind conceives certain patches of perceptions are as “thought about”. There are no “people” in reality; only a fluctuating field of vibrating atoms that the mind defines as people, with all their thought-up characteristics. This is like the mind assigning the existence of a snake to a coil of rope in the dark. There is no “snake” there and there are no “people” either.

This isn’t nihilism because the field of fluctuating atoms exists (in our analogy) but has no inherent characteristics other than as the mind projects upon it; as the thoughts that define what a “person” is. The “person” is a made-up story, comprised only of thoughts superimposed upon an ever evolving and changing pattern of insubstantial atoms.

Now apply this insight to all things, creatures and people. It’s realized that the fluctuating field of atoms are “empty” of those defining “thought descriptions” which are its only specified or designated characteristics.

In reality there are no “people”, “persons” or “things”; there is only an impersonal field of atoms in fluctuation.

The early Buddhists believed in these primary “atoms” as taught in Abhidharma. Other Buddhist schools refuted even the existence of primary “atoms” as a material substrate, as did the Madhyamaka and Prasangika traditions. This view evolved into the “Consciousness Only” schools. They eliminated all “material” elements or substrates. The only Reality was immaterial Consciousness (shes pa) itself.

That means that our universe, world, bodies and lives are now seen as merely fluctuations of “thought”, not fluctuations of material “atoms”. This is the view of Madhyamaka and Prasangika “emptiness teachings”. This means all phenomena are “empty” of any kind of objectively existing, material substrate or substance; all is consciousness or mind only.

Does this view conflict with modern science and physics or is this also the current view of quantum mechanics?

This perspective is not possible if “classical Newtonian physics” is true. Therefore we have to upshift to the much more accurate view that “quantum mechanics” offers.

One of quantum physic’s founding fathers, Erwin Schroedinger, wrote:

“The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived.”

Some supportive quotes from QM physicists:

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
― Max Planck, Father of Quantum Theory

“There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.”
― Max Planck

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
― Albert Einstein

“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment.”
― Physicist Bernard d’Espagnat

“It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.”
― Physicist Eugene Wigner

“We have to give up the idea of realism to a far greater extent than most physicists believe today.”
― Physicist Anton Zeilinger

“Observations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce it.”
― Physicist Pascual Jordan

“When we measure something we are forcing an undetermined, undefined world to assume an experimental value. We are not ‘measuring’ the world, we are creating it.”
― Niels Bohr

“The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.”
― Werner Heisenberg

“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”
― Niels Bohr.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.”
― Niels Bohr

“The ontology of materialism rested upon the illusion that the kind of existence, the direct “actuality” of the world around us, can be extrapolated into the atomic range. This extrapolation is impossible, however.”
― Werner Heisenberg

“ ‘It from Bit’ symbolizes the idea that every item of the physical world has at bottom an immaterial source and explanation… that all things physical are information-theoretic in origin and that this is a participatory universe.”
― John Archibald Wheeler

“Consciousness is the phenomenon whereby the universe’s very existence is made known.”
― Roger Penrose

“Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.”
― Erwin Schrodinger

“Deep down the consciousness of mankind is one. This is a virtual certainty because even in the vacuum matter is one; and if we don’t see this, it’s because we are blinding ourselves to it.”
― David Bohm

“If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religious values, and all other human endeavors would change radically.”
― physics professor, Amit Goswami, “The Quantum Activist”

Professor of Quantum Physics at John Hopkins University, Richard Conn Henry wrote:
THE REAL SCANDAL OF QUANTUM MECHANICS

“It seems that almost everyone feels that the universe must be “made of” something and wants to know what. We know for a fact that the universe is not “made of” anything. …. Get it through your heads, physicists! It is sometimes said that the only thing that is real are the observations, but even that is not true: observations are not real either. They, and everything else, are purely mental.”

He later states: “…. there are no real monkeys or cats or other humans––the entire universe exists only in YOUR mind.”

(Jackson: This is the actual implication that quantum mechanics reveals since 1925, and has continued to be verified as a completely accurate description of the universe at all levels. This happens to be identical to the Buddhist teachings known as Madhyamaka (Middle Way) as elucidated by Nagarjuna and later by Chandrakirti.

In the Madhyamaka teachings it is demonstrated logically that the universe and all its beings exist purely through conceptual designation alone. Outside of our mental constructions there is no universe and no beings at all. Quantum Physics and Buddhism agree completely on this vital
Insight.)

From another essay, physics Professor Conn Henry writes:

“One benefit of switching humanity to a correct perception of the world is the resulting joy of discovering the mental nature of the Universe. We have no idea what this mental nature implies, but — the great thing is — it is true. Beyond the acquisition of this perception, physics can no longer help. You may descend into solipsism, expand to deism, or something else if you can justify it — just don’t ask physics for help.”

“There is another benefit of seeing the world as quantum mechanical: someone who has learned to accept that nothing exists but observations (thoughts), is far ahead of peers who stumble through physics hoping to find out ‘what things are’. If we can ‘pull a Galileo,’ and get people believing the truth, they will find physics a breeze.
The Universe is immaterial — mental and spiritual. Live, and enjoy.”

Richard Conn Henry is a Professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Quantum physics can help us in deconstructing our incorrect views that assume an objective, material universe exists “out there”. Only Consciousness exists and our thoughts about it.

As harsh as it may sound, your children and yourselves, are merely fluctuations of “atoms” or believed thoughts; like everything else. Reality is not more than your thoughts, as momentary appearances of Consciousness.

Now that the “view” has been clarified; let’s look at some of the teachings of two great proponents of Madhysmaka, Nagarjuna and Chandrakirti:

The unborn nature ~ Chandrakirti

Right from the beginning, in the unborn nature
There is nothing to be refuted and nothing to be established.
At the level of the unborn, there is no distinction of
Attaining nirvana or not attaining nirvana.
The unborn nature itself is also not there,
Because there is no thing which is unborn.
There is no relative and no absolute.
There are no buddhas and no beings.
There is no view and nothing to meditate on.
There is no conduct and no result.
The mind is the meditation;
The mind free of concepts rests in its own place.
There is nothing that recognizes and nothing that is distracted.
There are no characteristics, and the meditation is very clear.

“Those who believe in validly established conventional reality assert that relative phenomena have objective existence; that they validly exist from their own side, by virtue of their own specific characteristics. Chandrakirti shows how this is not the case; he demonstrates that phenomena in relative reality have no valid, objective existence, but are merely conceptual projections, just like phenomena in dreams.”

From Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way with Commentary from Karmapa VIII Mikyo Dorje
(translator’s introduction)

Nagarjuna wrote in “Praises”:

“Any horns there on a rabbit’s head are just imagined and do not exist. Just so, all phenomena as well are just imagined and do not exist.”

Chandrakirti’s Prasangika view, from his text:

“Prasannapada”

“It is established that through the cessation of karma and afflictive mental states comes liberation.

What, then, is that thing due to the cessation of which karma and afflictive states also cease?

We respond:
Karma and afflictive mental states come from conceptuality (vikalpa), and that comes from conceptual structuring (prapañca). Conceptual structuring, however, ceases in emptiness.
This is so because afflictive mental states such as desire arise in one who, as a childish, ordinary person, is improperly conceptualizing material form and so on.”

As Nāgārjuna will explain:
It is said that attachment, aversion, and confusion come from conceptuality because
they arise in dependence on the beautiful, the ugly, and error. (MMK 23.1)

And it is also said in a sūtra:

Desire (also maya), I know your root: you are born from conceptuality. No longer will I
conceptualize you, and thus, you will no longer be in me.

“In this manner, karma and afflictive mental states, first of all, come from concepts. And the concepts arise from various kinds of conceptual structuring to which one has become conditioned throughout one’s beginningless saṃsāric existence.”

“Those various kinds of conceptual structuring include: knowledge and the known object; linguistic referent and linguistic expression; agent, object, instrument and action;
material form and sensation; female and male; gain and loss; happiness and suffering; fame and obscurity; praise and blame; and so on. ”

“All of these worldly conceptual structures cease in emptiness; that is, they cease when one sees that all things are empty of essence. How so? Because the aforementioned web of conceptual structuring occurs [only] if one perceives a thing to be “real”.

Nagarjuna:
Peace is the calming of all perceptual objectification (sarvopalambhupaśama), the calming of conceptual structuring: no dharma has been taught by the Buddha for anyone anywhere.”

A modern master of Prasangika, Gen Lamrimpa explains:

“The entire universe and everything in it is conceptually designated.”

“We say that phenomena are established by the power of conceptual designation.”

“Since phenomena do not exist inherently, they must exist conventionally. And since phenomena are established by the power of convention, they exist in a dependent fashion. Phenomena are dependent upon something else; in particular, they are dependent upon conceptual designation.”

“There are a number of Buddhist scriptures that make this point. For example, there are sutras that say phenomena are established by conception. Also, Nagarjuna’s writings say that phenomena are established by thought, and Aryadeva makes the same point. All these Buddhist writings say that phenomena are established by convention, and what they mean here is that they are conceptually designated.”

“This is an assertion unique to the Prasangika Madhyamaka view. All four Buddhist philosophical systems affirm that phenomena are dependent upon the collection of their preceding causes and conditions. But apart from the Prasangika system, the other Buddhist philosophical systems do not assert that phenomena are established by conception. Advocates of those other systems are not able to comprehend this point.”

“Nagarjuna comments that total emptiness, or universal emptiness, remains upon the complete cessation of all appearances of conventional reality (conceptual constructs). In the absence of all conventional appearances (conceptual constructions), that emptiness can be called “the clear light of the fourth occasion.” The Buddhist scholar Sangye Yeshe states that this mind of clear light pervades all of space. This indicates the essential nature, or the mode of being, of the awareness (rigpa).”

“We can ask this question in relation to the “I.” How does the “I” exist? First of all, the “I” does not exist except as a conceptual or verbal designation. Apart from that, the “I” has no other mode of existence.”
(Translated from Tibetan by B. Allan Wallace)

Khenpo Tsulstrim Gyamtso:

“We can formulate the following logical reasoning: Karmic actions and results are mere appearances devoid of true existence, because no self, no actor, exists to perform them. This is a valid way to put things because if the self of the individual does not exist, there cannot be any action, and therefore there cannot be any result of any action either.”
Khenpo Tsulstrim Gyamtso

“Someone might ask, “Isn’t it nihilistic to think that karmic actions and their results do not exist?” In fact, this is not a nihilistic view because there exists no self to have any nihilistic view. There can be a nihilistic view only if there is someone to hold it, but since there is no one to have any view, then there can be no nihilism. Furthermore, since the thought of nihilism neither arises nor abides nor ceases, there can be no nihilism in genuine reality. Genuine reality transcends the conceptual fabrications of realism and nihilism. It transcends karmic actions and results, and the absence of karmic actions and results as well. If karmic actions and their results do not exist in the abiding nature of reality, then what is the quality of their appearance?”

Nagarjuna describes this in the chapter’s thirty-third verse:

“Mental afflictions, actions, and bodies, as well as actors and results, are like cities of imaginary beings, like mirages, and like dreams.”

“In the end, Madhyamaka refers to the actual direct experience of a nonreferential state of mind that is utterly free from all discursiveness obscuring the seeing of mind’s true nature. So when Madhyamakas talk about freedom from discursiveness, it means not only freedom from extreme or wrong ideas but complete absence of any coarse, subtle, conscious, or unconscious ideas, thoughts, or mental images whatsoever (obviously, this does not mean some kind of coma). At the most subtle level, this means to be free from even the most deeply ingrained tendencies within the mental flux of ordinary sentient beings, such as our instinctive “gut feeling” of being individuals who are different from others and the appearance of subject and object as being distinct.”
Karl Brunnholzl from his “Center of the Sunlit Sky”

Brain and Idealism:

https://youtu.be/pEXbZ3gIkAE

https://youtu.be/eehz5YKnBf4

Dzogchen teacher Alan Wallace:

https://youtu.be/xhaY0WuzROo