Friday, September 28, 2012
Who are we, where are we going?
Robert Ellwood wrote that the Enlightenment saw the psyche as a tabula rasa, a blank slate, and I think every “ism” since then virtually did too. That's been the problem.
Nature and nurture work together in a co-evolutionary way, one effects the other, but the biological instincts are more powerful than reason, and cultural “progress” has not changed that.
We are all evolving to Godhood activated by the zenith of the instincts, which is the Spirit-Will, or more formally, the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood. Natural evolution then shapes life, and not always higher in evolution.
Alienation from this basic activating religious instinct leaves its energy unreleased, or often destructive. It needs to be made conscious, and harnessed and sublimated. Psychology, politics, science and culture need to harmonize with this mission, which is rational and instinctive, natural and religious.
I know of no better way than this to define who we are and where we are going.