three levels system in society
- Societies before the modern era and those still functioning in less-developed parts of the world believe that most people are to be left permanently in simple consciousness — in the Garden of Eden — unless they give solid proof of their ability to make their way through complex consciousness and on to higher consciousness … only a very few precocious individuals are allowed to acquire complex consciousness
- Brahmins- the priests, teachers, and mystics of Indian society. The next-lower caste consists of the rulers and warriors — people less concerned with consciousness. Castes lower than this are the domain of tradesmen and workmen. 1
- The system keeps the large majority of people in simple consciousness, with higher consciousness available only to those few individuals whose caste gives indication that they can survive the passage through complex consciousness … the hereditary of the cast system does not always designate the individual to a level commensurate with his innate capacity … But overall it has avoided the mass neurosis prevalent in Western societies.
- … Western attitude toward consciousness has the great advantage of offering access to higher consciousness to virtually everyone … the difficulty of doing so leaves a large number of people stranded in complex consciousness, unable to proceed to higher consciousness or to return to the simplicity… “to make a regressive restoration of the persona,” — acc. C. Jung (Returning to the Garden of Eden)
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