Mass Inflation

There is cultural enantiodromia in our manic-depressive society that over-emphasizes the outer. now the manic inflationary bubble has burst the ‘depression’ is here in both senses. we’re all to blame – all possessed by the rolling zeitgeist. inflated leaders like Bush are a clue –

Our struggle is to assimilate the collective psyche – freeing our egos from contamination with the unconscious — without succumbing to inflation or identification. Inflation is always self-destructive, catastrophic. Jung equates it with possession. Was it an inflationary grip of an archetype that compelled Tavistock’s machinations, destructively acting out the shadow side of the collective through their rationale? Torquing the field wreaks havoc on the field.

“An inflated consciousness] is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably doom itself to calamities that must strike it [and others within its sphere of influence] dead.. “…an unknown ‘something’ has taken possession of a smaller or greater portion of the psyche and asserts its hateful and harmful existence undeterred by all our insight, reason, and energy, thereby proclaiming the power of the unconscious over the conscious mind, the sovereign power of possession.” (Jung)



One Response to “Mass Inflation”

  1. Evan Says:

    What has taken possession of us is money – economists are the new priesthood (and like those fortune-tellers of old) their predictions are no better than random: and yet, they are still listened to!

    It is time to re-assert the value of choices other than economic (and to develop a language to articulate this in the public sphere. Not easy, all the political parties in the Anglo-Saxon countries subscribe the eco-rat (economic rationalist) fundamentalism). Even charities are being told to be business-like – and this is preached as a morality!

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