synopsis of second
based on Jung
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
There is the
influence of dreams on consciousness -
to influence us, even similar dreams dreamt by different people,
evolved over mankind's long history of development of both mind and
Some of our
archetypes are based on Life's inexorable opposites like Life and
Death, Joy and Pain,
At first man
did not know he had a "hero myth".
the beginning there was the deed" - Goethe
were not concerned with the "origins" of their tales -
is influenced by his impressions of the outer world and
Man has been dehumanized
in the cosmos -
As we have conquered nature
our relationship with it has been pushed in to the subconscious.
Psychology is still in a
very early stage of development -
Due to our ability to self-reflect,
we have lost our original view of consciousness;
This "original mind"
is more present in the child than the adult,
Dreams have a high emotional
value, which highlights "feeling" as opposed to "thinking":
"Duality of Personality"
There is, in modern human
consciousness, a domination of that part of our mind that thinks rationally
"Origin of Art"
At first, "art"
and "religion" were basically the same.
Some of the abstract symbols
in the caves were the circle/sun shape,
Art, a spontaneous creation,
continued as an organized aspect of the community until it became institutionalized
later in "civilization" - art still did not have any "aesthetic"
value, but was symbolically and practically important as government
and religion began to separate into distinct cultural functions
|The modest truth
about the beginning of art is that the first "religious" or
"sculptural" object was
probably a stone to which was attributed power or significance by the placement of it by the
"shaman" or "artist". Still today, Zen "rock gardens" are said to produce an "energy" all their own.
There is no doubt about the fascination with stones among people, primitive and otherwise,
and that some primitive beliefs state that a nature spirit resides within the stone.
(This is perhaps the "origin" of the "tombstone".)
The ancient "menhirs", crudely mined blocks of stone, eventually evolved into astronomical calendars, such as those at Stonehenge. This in itself indicates a possible religious function based upon the constellations. (Such superstition has survived the eons into today with "astrology",
an ancient belief that the individual is in fact controlled by the universe.)
In man's attempt to understand and control his role in the universe, he began to
interact with it directly in ways that were aside from ordinary survival like food or shelter.
This ability for a tribe to devote the resources of a "shaman/artist" to communicate with the gods represents a significant advancement away from the wild and toward civilization.
We also know
from contemporary primitive tribes that they believe their soul can
be shared by
titles such as "The Lion of..." a certain region or battle
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