Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Psychology is ultimately
mythology, the study of
the stories of the soul.
Written by Mathew Naismith
Mythology is about how we react and think within a world or environment, of course how we react and think in relation to an environment, comes down to our own psychology. Our own psychology simply determines the way we think, this is anything from science to religion or materialism to spirituality, etc. Of course one’s own psychology can be influenced by a number of different variables such as the different variables of science to religion for example. Often we judge a variable as mythology through one or two other variables such as science and materialistic ideologies. To me, it is a huge mistake to judge one variable by another variable, especially if we psychologically see another variable as an opposing variable. I cannot see any sustainable viable logical reasoning in this kind of bias by the psyche.
The psychology of mythology is all to do with good against evil, the difference to night and day, male and female interactions, how the weather determines our mood, moral and immoral behaviour, life and death etc. Mythology is to do with all of what life is and how we interact within this environment. Anyone who has conducted any kind of research on mythology impartially, realises that mythology isn’t simply about story telling as the following will clearly show.
Extract: Many years after the course was over, I would learn why. Apparently, narratives (stories) represent a particular way of constructing knowledge that comes naturally to us.
One writer has even gone so far as saying "Remembering is narrative; narrative is memory."
Research indicates that remembering a bunch of new, unrelated elements is difficult. But if the elements are part of a structured story, they are more easily remembered. That’s just the way the mind works. Research also indicates that memory is not a literal replaying of experienced events, like replaying a recorded video. Rather, it is a reconstruction of significant elements in a way that makes sense to us. We remember the past by making up stories in which the events relate to each other in a meaningful way.
My conception of science has changed over the years, partly because of my experience in my mythology course. I used to think that science was a way of establishing with certainty facts about the world, what is absolutely true beyond any doubt. As I read more about science and began to do science myself, I came to realize that in science we often attempt to model reality rather than establish indubitable facts. Scientific knowledge claims are always tentative and subject to revision. We strive for better models of reality, not just by looking for more facts, but by improving our insight and vision. A good scientific model is not one that attempts to capture every factual detail about reality, but is able to identify key variables that allow some accuracy in making predictions about the world. Just like a good myth provides enough insight about the world to help us navigate life's journey.
Being variable in thought is to do with diversity or difference. What if we only looked at our environments scientifically or religiously, viewing our world through one or two variables only? Our whole reality is built upon one bias or another which is anything but of self-honesty. Of course there are ideologies that do incorporate various variables, even supposed opposing variables such as science and religion. In a reality conditioned to self-deception and self-dishonesty, any variable, such as isms and ideologies, too variable in thought are not going to be very popular. How popular are people like me today!!
How many of us looked and look upon mythology as something irrelevant in the modern age or have disdain for mythology period due to our own biases and self-dishonesties? This is while totally ignoring the obvious psychological importance of mythology. Is human consciousness evolving by not being diverse and different in thought? It is obvious, to consciously evolve we must be diverse in our thinking but many of us are doing quite the opposite at present. Of course psychology is only one variable that observes mythology as being worthy of consideration.
If you are interested in researching this further, the following should assist in this. Remember, like any variable, they all only answer one part of an answer as no variable on it's own has the answers to everything, only one part of the answer.
Saturday, 6 August 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
If you are unable or unwilling to try to comprehend other perspectives and perceptions, this post is definitely not for you. Comprehending other perspectives and perceptions doesn't mean you replace one with the other or your own with someone else's, it just means acquiring the ability to understand other conscious entities perspectives and perceptions. Basically, becoming aware beyond the limitations of human perspectives and perceptions create.
Now I didn't label/head this post with, Humbling Ourselves - The Soul Spectrum, for no reason. Usually when referring to the soul, I would make reverence to the soul as a level. The soul level as opposed to human level, how else in a 3rd dimension can we make reverence without differentiating one state to another without making reference to a level? I used spectrum because spectrum is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum. It's important to remember this as spectrum is not limited to a specific set of values, however, levels are often in reference to specific set values, basically, levels are limiting, spectrums aren't.
I am quite aware that I am humbling myself in reverence to human consciousness in relation to the soul spectrum. By experiencing human consciousness, my soul is humbling itself. Now we might think I am making reference to a level here, being that the human consciousness is obvious in it's lack of awareness for only in ignorance can a consciousness become destructive but I'm not. I don't have a destructive soul by nature but some souls are destructive by nature, this is not defining levels, it's actually defining a spectrum as each soul consciousness is as varied as each human consciousness. Human consciousness thinks in levels, our souls consciousness thinks in spectrums, however, if a soul is destructive by nature, the soul itself will also think in levels.
We might then think that some human consciousness's also think in spectrums, as some human consciousness's are not destructive by nature, this however isn't the case as we often forget we are firstly of the soul and secondly of human. Quite often the souls consciousness influences the human spectrum/consciousness, when this occurs, the human consciousness is then no longer primarily of human consciousness, it becomes the souls consciousness. It's difficult for a lot of us to perceive but the soul is not human or of human consciousness, so when we are influenced by the soul, we are no longer primarily of human consciousness even though we are still physically and mentally human.
I should point out here that science has confirmed, in various ways, that we indeed have a soul or a consciousness that can exist apart from physicality.
This is great when an obvious constructive soul is influential upon human consciousness, however, what occurs when an obvious destructive soul is influential upon the human consciousness? The world around us at present is a good example of what occurs when obvious destructive souls are more influential upon human consciousness. It's wise to be aware that souls, destructive or constructive by nature, are not of human consciousness, in actuality, it's these different souls spectrums that has formed/created human consciousness to what it is today.
So is there a human consciousness as such?
In reference to spectrums, no, in reference to levels, yes, remembering, levels make reference to limitations, spectrums however have no limitations as they are variable.
Human consciousness is created from non-human consciousness, the reason why human consciousness is what it is, has to do with the influence different souls spectrums have had upon it, in a sense, human consciousness is also variable within it's varied expressions even though human consciousness is predominantly influenced by levels, these levels of course limit human consciousness. Human consciousness is quite amazing actually within it's variations of influences that human consciousness is created from.
So are all souls humbling themselves to human consciousness?
When we consider that only in ignorance can a consciousness become destructive, it is obvious that not all souls are humbling themselves to human consciousness but is this truly the case. We might now presume that souls that are destructive by nature, are not humbling themselves for human consciousness as a whole isn't as destructive as some souls are, meaning, human consciousness is less destructive as some souls. We might then think because human consciousness is less destructive than some souls are, these souls that are destructive by nature, can't possibly be humbling themselves as human consciousness is less destructive compared to their own souls consciousness, this isn't actually the case however. Because some souls are destructive by nature, experiencing a less destructive consciousness is humbling themselves to human consciousness.
Ignorance is obvious within it's destructive tendencies and awareness is obvious within it's constructive tendencies. A soul that is destructive by nature, humbles itself to a consciousness that is less destructive while a soul that is constructive by nature, is also humbled by a more destructive consciousness. The human consciousness spectrum is variable therefore all less variable consciousness's will be humbled by human consciousness. If we measure human consciousness by levels, human consciousness is either horrid or beautiful, however, when we perceive human consciousness in spectrums, it's neither one or the other because human consciousness is too variable within it's influences brought about by variable souls that influence such a consciousness.
In all, every soul seems to be, to one extent or another, humbling itself to human consciousness. The reason for this lies in the spectrums of human consciousness, not the levels of human consciousness.
In a sense human consciousness is beautiful within it's variations, it's quite amazing actually but only because I perceive the spectrums of human consciousness, not measure human consciousness by levels. Levels define a limitation and judgment, spectrums define limitlessness and an unbiased observation.