As Above, So Below: Are We Programmed by Archetypes?
Back in the 1970s, I had this thought that perhaps everything we think we see around us isn’t quite the true reality, and that what we perceive is actually a sort of façade, put in place to keep us from seeing the whole truth about the nature of the world in which human beings exist. I thought of it kind of like a movie screen obstructing our view of the forces at work in our lives. I would later see this concept aptly illustrated in two movies: The Matrix, and Dark City.
The words “as above, so below” seem to illustrate this concept (below=the physical & above=the metaphysical) with regards to the archetypes, including tarot, astrology, and the every day archetypes we are exposed to, such as the archetype of justice, which is a perfect example of what is happening in this world, allowing some very evil & greedy people to get away with what basically amounts murder. With regards to astrology: The stars are above and we are below them. How many Leos out there are hogs for the spotlight? How many Aries out there get whatever they want? How many Libras out there think they have the right to judge others? Scorpios are known for being hurtful, and most of the ones I knew were. You often hear about Gemini’s being two-faced. If it isn’t evident on the surface how the person relates to the image of their sign, then it might relate on a deeper, perhaps metaphysical, level. It could simply be a case of what I’ve heard called, “Archetypal Transference”. What about Sagittarius? What about Ophiuchus, which has been taken out of the collective group of star signs, even though its feet lie on the ecliptic? Ophiuchus is the sign showing a person holding a serpent, and in some cases, that serpent has been broken. Why did they abolish this sign, I wonder? Could it have something to do with what is known as the “serpent class”, the elites who run the world? Perhaps this means that we should abolish the astrological symbols in general, in an effort to truly allow people to have freewill.
I do not say this lightly. Who invented astrology, and why? Well, it depends on which source you accept. It is said that the Chaldean Babylonians who first used the birth charts in relation to the zodiac based on the 12 signs, who brought it to Egypt (http://www.zodiacal.com/articles/hand/history.htm). The first zodiac was supposedly invented by the Chinese in 2200BC. The first horoscopic zodiac that is close to what is in use today is believed to have been invented by the Greeks, also borrowing from the Chaldeans (http://www.stargazers.com/kepler1.html). Perhaps it was an accident that the archetypes, imbedded in our subconscious, have created a basic program for people, depending on their birthdate. An “if, then” statement as in computer programming, would seem to allow for freewill, but it is my contention that it allows for very limited freewill, after a very set and detailed amount of programming has already been put in place, via the archetypes in astrology, as well as in the tarot, which has gained so much in popularity over the past few years.
So the question that would naturally follow is: Do the Tarot and astrology put a certain type of irresistible programming into place, since these archetypes have been around such a long time, and are embedded into our collective subconscious?
What if everything in this world really is like a computer simulation, like in the movie, The Matrix? I ask this because, in addition to the archetypes from the systems mentioned above, I am noticing things in our language that so closely resemble a type of programming, that I have to ask the question, “Are we all merely programmed entities walking around on this planet, none of us truly having freewill?” Are some of us programmed to be negative on purpose, to allow others to be positive? Are some of us programmed to be caring and deeply feeling people while others are programmed to actually hurt people? Are some of us programmed to fail, while others are programmed to succeed? While I do see there are numerous variables regarding astrology, tarot, and numerology, it does seem that we have all been programmed to a certain degree.
Is this what the second commandment of the Decalogue really meant, before the Bible had been translated an unknown number of times? Could it be that these images, embedded in the collective unconscious and in the individual’s subconscious, have become “engraven” in our minds? Could it be that the bible was trying to grant freewill to the people, which had previously been taken away via so-called graven images? The Bible tells us that God gave us freewill, but I contend that astrology, the tarot, and even some bible stories, took it away with the use of archetypes, whether people are conscious of the effects or not.
One example of an over-arching archetype affecting our world shows up in the “Madonna-Whore” complex, as described by Freud, except that it not only affects men in our world. In the Christian story about Jesus and the crucifixion, we have two Mary’s: Jesus’ mother, and Mary Magdalene. Does this create a subversive and subliminal complex in women based on the meme perpetuated by this story?
Many astrological archetypes are put into the Tarot, further cementing this kind of programming into people’s brains without them being aware of it. For example, think about the Aries you know, especially those born in the 4th month, who are thus given the Emperor card, or the Leos born in the 8th month, who are given Strength. The 5th trump of most tarot decks is called the Hierophant, and I wish I knew someone born on 5/5 (Taurus), to see what their life pattern has been. Is it correct to give so many others a position of power (4th trump) or abundance (3rd trump), and then force the 12th trump to be the Hanged Man (called the Dying God in the Thoth deck)?
I feel that the occultists who seem to be running the world have put very powerful programs into place via the tarot, astrology, evil magic, technology, and even our language, to make people generally unwell, and even argumentative. It is all very symbolic. One only needs to look at words and their roots to see how they can have symbolic and subliminal effects on people, to understand that images have a similar effect which is much more subtle. For example, someone could have the name Bill, which could be seen as “Be ill”, and it might subliminally affect either those reading the name, or the one who has that name. Consider the word television that phonetically sounds like “tell-a-vision”. An example I find most interesting is the word “music”, which is broken down to two words, Mu: the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet, and Sic: “as intentionally so written”.
Much programming could very easily be put into people’s minds based on their name alone, much less via tarot and astrological archetypes. For example, do people with the name “Michael” subconsciously believe that they are angels, or “of God”, and have a certain amount of power over others? Someone who has initials that spell “dog” or “cat”, might subconsciously identify with that animal, which could create an extra sensitive nature in that person, but could also serve to dehumanize them. Identifying with an animal would be a double-edged sword, to say the least, considering that most people believe animals to be more sensitive than people. So would being named after an animal be some sort of curse, making someone have experiences that others will automatically deny, simply because they don’t experience them? It is akin to the situation of doctors in 1920 calling someone crazy because they didn’t have the right microscopes to see the disease from which their patient was suffering.
While being outside of a room where a television (tell-a-vision) set was on, I could hear a subliminal message being delivered, that said, “abuse her”. This was at a house where a 40 year old man and his 86 year old mother were living. Interestingly enough, the mother often had complaints of him pinching her and pushing her (although she never told me that he hit her). I often saw cuts and bruises on this woman. Was he influenced, albeit subconsciously, to believe that because he was “of God”, simply because his name was Michael, that it was okay to push his elderly mother around? Was it somehow easier for my own mother to berate and degrade me because she and I subconsciously identified me with an animal?
All my life, I have felt like there was something not quite right about things in our world. It seems like I had been living under a curse of self-fulfilling prophecies and rampant memes, resulting from the amplification of the “upsidedown” hanged man archetype, through a growth in popularity of the tarot & numerous printings of over 1000 different tarot decks. My parents were upper middle class, and so I was left with various nannies for the first 9 years of my life. After their divorce, my mother didn’t have to work, yet she left me alone most of the time. I’d had bad experiences with doctors, dentists, and oral surgeons. Teachers were often unfair and unkind to me. My art career, while I had received a scholarship at the school I attended, had somehow been sabotaged by other artists. For example, one artist stole my ideas, while another wrecked one of my paintings. While I always did my best at my jobs, and usually became the top performer, I was never able to climb the corporate ladder. After much considerations of astrology and the tarot, I have come to the conclusion that, in my case, these archetypes (especially that of the 12th trump of the tarot) caused a pattern in my life, over which I had no control. This issue refutes the idea of freewill as an absolute, which contradicts what most of us are told as we grow up.
I contend that these two supposed tools for divination do not allow for much freewill, for we all seem to be behaving within the parameters set up by these archetypes, which are in the collective consciousness. What tarot and horoscope readings denote to the reader and the querant obscure what these images do to the collective consciousness, as well as the individual mind that views them.
At any rate… how can anyone, who has been programmed by these archetypes, be blamed for their behavior that is a direct result of (often a reaction to) such programming? It would be interesting to do a study on people over 40, born on specific double digit birthdates, as in relation to their star sign as well as the corresponding major arcana card from the tarot, just to see how their lives had turned out.
I have documented my own situation with mind control programming, in relation to my birthdate (a double digit), and how it was used with the tarot to create a general curse in my life, and I have met other people with double digit birthdates who have suffered under similar circumstances. This information can be found at the following link:
(The document above was written after reading an article by Michael Gaio which differs on the meaning of Archetypal Transference, but nevertheless brings attention to an important subject that can be examined in more than one way)
The posts regarding the word “music” can be found at the following links:
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