It is peculiar in any work for the main character to wake up as an insect in the first line of the story. Second, no one has ever found a Mayan prophecy about 2012. Other metamorphoses are still subtler. Knowing this Jung, Caroline Myss, and many others believe we are made up of 12 archetypes. He does not really know his innermost self, which is surrounded by an abyss of emptiness. His identity cannot be established from his reactions because whenever Gregor is impaired as a human being, he reacts positively as an animal and vice versa.
We have never discovered what it is, though we have been its tool for ages and dare not disobey it. Much of the continuing distrust of the Overlords stems from the fact that they will not appear in public or even offer a description of their physical form. This incapacity, in turn, is a concomitant symptom of their limitless indifference toward everything happening to Gregor. All other names are simply portmanteaus that are similar to the Japanese one. a piece of information which the Overlords have kept from mankind.
Concerning the story's formal aspects, a few observations should be made. Looking at it from a higher angle, what is moving and spreading is a part of God; above that rises the spiral as a symbol of possible further development. When Dr Jekyll takes a drug to separate his darker emotions from the good to make himself flawless, he succeeds only in creating an amoral creature, Mr. The lonely quality of Gregor's bachelor existence assumes ever more self-destructive features, of which he is fully aware. Others are more metaphorical and subtle. Our first facet will give us an abstracted outline. Sure it's become a tasteless, if accepted, pop culture tendency to appropriate meaningful items and make them into a bit of image or word bling, but at least it is usually done blatantly.
He begs the chief clerk for precisely that situation which has caused him to be so unhappy; he implores him to help him maintain his position and, while doing so, completely forgets that he is a grotesquerie standing in front of the chief clerk. So, in their present form, have yours. Ovid suggests that subtle or figurative transformations can be just as dangerous as literal ones. The Singularity Archetype may occur as a dream, vision or fantasy about eschaton—an end point of the species. It is through all his failures to act, then, rather than from specific irresponsible actions he commits, that Gregor is guilty. These experiences exist in the subconscious of every individual and are recreated in literary works or in other forms of art. For example, he uses his whole body to anxiously guard the magazine clipping of a lady in a fur cape; this is a good illustration of his pitiful preoccupation with sex.
With some ceremony, the Overlords emerge, and to the uneasy surprise of the human species their appearance is revealed: The leathery wings, the little horns, the barbed tail—all were there. Not one person within the story can do that, Gregor included. And this is all the reader can do. It could only come from another mind, intimately linked to hers. If they exist, then there is a region of the psyche one can call the collective unconscious. I had also found myself in a committed relationship with my life partner, so that had something to do with it as well. Jonathan is the author of numerous published articles, essays, experimental works of fiction and the.
Jung rejected the idea that the human psyche was born as a blank slate, a smooth, unpredisposed topography waiting to be carved by the forces of outer conditioning. Instead of feathers he grows rough fur, and large ears. Very rapidly, however, he loses his ability to speak; at first he has to strain to be clear, placing large spaces between his words and speaking very slowly, until at last this fails him too, and he can no longer be understood by anyone. But as a dynamic living agency it appears to us as subject, as an entity like ourselves with intentionality and some semblance of consciousness. Instead he envisioned the emerging psyche as a landscape riddled with dry riverbeds shaped by the dynamism of the collective psyche operating across the millennia. Before we glimpse some manifestations of the Singularity Archetype, lets start with a definition and a generic template of how it manifests: Singularity Archetype Defined The Singularity Archetype is a primordial image of human evolutionary metamorphosis which emerges from the collective unconscious.
The author shows how the discourse on Economic Development Plans in Korea and U. Now, that I have begun my transition to Mother it appears the hedonist has completely taken a backseat in my life and the Mother archetype is in full effect. All of us have seen people of various persuasions—religious, New Age, techno-futurist, etc. Thus the reader finds himself confronted with Gregor's horrible fate and is left in doubt about the source of Gregor's doom and the existence of enough personal guilt to warrant such a harsh verdict. There is fire and lightening, and it seems to be the end of the world.
The Singularity Archetype is like a mote of light you can see reflected in the eyes of multitudes. That duty is hard to define: perhaps you can best think of us as midwives attending a difficult birth. I have recorded and studied numerous other examples of the Singularity Archetype and found the essential pattern repeated with all sorts of interesting variations. Essential images do not provide dates or specifics, so it is not like reading a book, but more like seeing roughly formed elements within a future that is also largely unformed. We can do this by looking at a variety of manifestations of the Singularity from different periods, places, individuals and sources. Your true special essence already exists. These fifty years pass peacefully for the human species.