Thursday, May 16, 2013

C. G. Jung on Desoma ("Death" or De-Activation of the Soma or Human Body)

Students and researchers of the neo-science conscientiology (an integrative science of consciousness) and its consciential paradigm will have a special appreciation for these Carl Gustav Jung reflections below on biological death or desoma.  The consciential paradigm sees consciousness as central to Reality.  Consciousness, here, is used in its broadest sense, as a technical synonym for our essence, intelligence principle, Self, or soul: that which we are beyond the manifestations or vehicles of the consciousness like genetics, the brain, the body as a whole (soma), or even the so-called astral body (psychosoma) or mental/causal bodies (mentalsoma) that have been discussed for thousands of years: animic societies, Vedic scientists of ancient India, Judean mystics, Egyptian clerics, Buddhist monks, all the way to contemporary leading-edge scientists starting in the 18th century with the likes of Emmanuel Swedenborg.

Based on more than speculation, this multidimensional and multiexistential view arises from actual experiences like the projection of the consciousness (astral projection), near-death experience, past life recall, clairvoyance, telepathy and mediumship reveal that the consciousness is not limited to the material reality and that we oscillate between "physical" and "extraphysical" states: lives in a body (intraphysical period) and without one (extraphysical period or intermissive period).

When confronted with these facts and "para-facts" from their own experiences, individuals often develop a significantly different "story" or paradigm than the one that prevails in societies throughout the world. Even though many believe in an after life, their behavior does not reflect that. Once we understand that birth and death are transitions akin to awakening and sleeping, part of a continual development, each presenting important opportunities for growth and assistance of fellow beings who are not as separate or different as they may seem, we are lead more and more to a life of continual positive self-improvement; a life of more and more selfless and more and more wide-reaching service, and a "long view" of all aspects of life.  Death, then, does not provoke fear, anymore than sleep. We realize we need not fear death, nor do we need to pretend it does not exist. We need not seek immortality: we are already immortal

However, like other deadlines, death provides some positive pressure to examine the current opportunities this type of existance provides. It also invites us to think about what kind of intermissive period and next intraphysical life we might like to have and what we can do in this life before we reach that "finish line," perhaps with the more satisfaction than a successful marathoner for the personal and altruistic achievements and challenges overcome, for the artifacts or systems of knowledge and assistance left behind, and the lives touched in and out-of-body.

Nelson Abreu
IAC California


SELECTED CARL GUSTAV JUNG QUOTES on "Death"

“We are so convinced that death is simply the end of a process that it does not ordinarily occur to us to conceive of death as a goal and a fulfillment.”

“It would seem to be more in accord with the collective psyche of humanity to regard death as the fulfillment of life’s meaning and as its goal in the truest sense, instead of a meaningless cessation.”

“Death is the hardest thing from the outside and as long as we are outside of it. But once inside you taste of such completeness and peace and fulfillment that you don’t want to return.”

"Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose."

"We need the coldness of death to see clearly. Life wants to live and to die, to begin and to end. You are not forced to live eternally; but you can also die, since there is a will in you for both. Life and death must strike a balance in your existence. Today's men need a large slice of death, since too much incorrectness lives in them, and too much correctness died in them. What stays in balance is correct, what disturbs balance is incorrect. But if balance has been attained, then that which preserves it is incorrect and that which disturbs it is correct. Balance is at once life and death. For the completion of life a balance with death is fitting. If I accept death, then my tree greens, since dying increases life. If I plunge into the death encompassing the world, then my buds break open. How much our life needs death!"

"Joy at the smallest things comes to you only when you have accepted death. But if you look out greedily for all that you could still live, then nothing is great enough for your pleasure, and the smallest things that continue to surround you are no longer a joy. Therefore I behold death, since it teaches me how to live. If you accept death, it is altogether like a frosty night and an anxious misgiving, but a frosty night in a vineyard full of sweet grapes. You will soon take pleasure in your wealth. Death ripens. One needs death to be able to harvest the fruit. Without death, life would be meaningless, since the long-lasting rises again and denies its own meaning. To be, and to enjoy your being, you need death, and limitation enables you to fulfill your being."

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