What is "Psychosis?" By definition it describes ". . . conditions that affect the mind, where there has been some loss of contact with reality . . . a person’s thoughts and perceptions are disturbed and the individual may have difficulty understanding what is real and what is not. Symptoms of psychosis include delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear)."
What prompted this question, and ensuing discussion, came from an article titled "Totaliarian Psychosis in Our World-and our Minds," authored by Paul Levy. Levy posits that the ripping apart of our current society lies in the underpinnings of what the Native Americans call "wetiko" disease or, as coined by Carl Jung, totalitarian psychosis.
This psychic blindness, which now seems to be perminating every aspect of our lives, results from conditioning and explains why the Germans goosestepped to the Nazi agenda and innocent women were burned at the stake in Salem. In the video below, Joe Martino's guest Richard Garner discuss how this mass psychosis has been at the root of every self-desctructive period in our history.
Esoteric teachings view this wetiko as a coalesced energy form called an Egregore. What is an Egregore? "Egregore" is a 19th century occult name for astral entities generated by group focus and belief over time. An Egregore Is a type of thoughtform. It is fed by the multiple energies and thoughts of individuals. It takes a life of its own and it is not a 3-dimensional entity. The concept of an egregore is somewhat like Rupert Sheldrake's notion of a morphic field, a transtemporal, nonlocal field of energy and information that influences those who encounter it via ritual and or programming.
Egregores, built up over centuries and millennia, can be very powerful - but to maintain their power, they need ongoing attention and energy fed into them. The egregore consists of the energy of individual group members coagulated into an astral persona that's held together via symbol, emotion, and repeated thought.
An egregore can be anything from the "school spirit" of a college mascot to the astral presence of a whole religion or nation. It can become life affirming or destructive and harmful to life. Where the egregore gains stregth, becoming a mass psychosis, is when it's fed by fear, shame and hatred - what researcher and out-of-body-explorer Robert Monroe refers to as "loosh."
To best understand this disease, it's necessary to discover how, in any society, this mass pyschosis is fomented. "A Killing of the Mind," animated by Academy of Ideas, illustrates the mind trap of wetiko.
In the second video with Martino and Garner, a portion of "A Killing of the Mind" video is reprised to support the converstation of where we are today in 2021.
As this pandemic wears on, the question of mass psychosis has to come up. To be clear, there are multiple paths that can lead to this result, whether a deep fear of authority or deep fear of the virus. Joe Martino of Collective Evolution discusses this question with Richard Garner.
What is the solution to cure wetiko disease? How do we dissolve the egregore that's impatcting Mother Earth and all her habitants? Martino and Garner share some possible ways out, including starting the converstaion, walking your talk, and most of all, being a heartfelt , compassionate human being.
“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi