infinity wrote:I'm wondering about that last part - could it be somehow connected to the collective unconscious? I mean if they were human souls, now soul trapped, I don't see why they won't still have some influence on the collective unconscious. The reason I ask this is because by that connection alone it would make sense for there to be interference, because the "latching onto" is done from both sides - parts of our psyche that still buys into the competitive system, as well as the trapped souls.
They do have a collective influence, which works like ionization. For example, if you drop a bunch of hot coals in a cold room, the room will heat up. Angry souls in a soul trap will increase the overall level of anger and frustration in the collective unconscious (used in the Freudian sense).
If you're in the 50+ generation, you'll have noticed that people used to be happy--and you rarely see any happy people these days. They're all engaged in some form of displacement activity (distraction from drugs, alcohol, smoking, sports, TV, video games, etc) to keep from feeling the unhappiness--which marketing is cashing in on, by promising "buy this to be happy again." I've always wondered if there was a correlation between the anger/depression of trapped souls and materialism (as displacement activity).
infinity wrote:The question is then begged, what happens if we let go of that parts of our psyche as "live" humans on this planet. I would imagine that we would be freed from the limitation it put on us. To me this means that personal responsibility for my own consciousness remains paramount - as there is no "true" power anyone else can have over me in this way. They only power anyone else can have over me is what I give them.
Is my understanding in this correct somewhat? Anything to add, change, disagree with, etc?
This reminds me of LBs experience with the "angel" entity that "stole his soul" during surgery. The most fascinating bit I find about that is what that same entity told him a year later, during another life-threatening situation: "I didn't take your soul, I cut your chains
." In other words, what he believed was HIS soul, wasn't HIS, but part of a collective
that was being interpreted
as a personal soul. Once the collective connection was cut, it literally makes one feel "soul-less" like a zombie on Dawn of the Dead
. But then, he began to recover the parts of his PERSONAL soul that were being repressed by the collective soul, and now he is far more complete as a person. Moral of the story is: don't believe what you've been told (LB was raised Roman Catholic). What you believe to be true--may not be--so if you try let go of something, be careful of what you're letting go of--it might be the very thing that you should be keeping!