I had the good fortune when I was 18 I studied architecture. I studied with Keith Critchlow and he kind of introduced us to the idea there was a civilization not so long ago that thought completely differently, that actually thought symbolically in which the meaning of things was not their tangible value but their symbolic energy that they held.
And we even think that everybody has always thought the way that we think and yet you only have to look at a culture like the Aboriginal culture in Australia that has a completely different quality of consciousness. I read recently that somebody was explaining who had studied their conscious to see that the whole of their way of life, their attitude to everything is how to return to the original moment when things come into being. Our life or our collective ideology may be to accumulate things or to achieve or to progress spiritually materially while the whole of their consciousness is completey different and their consciousness is about how can you take everything back? Can you always return to this original moment when life comes into being when all song lines are born. It is such a different consciousness that we cant even imagine it. Now I mean how many of us at the back of our mind are thinking what I am going to do tomorrow or what am I going to do the day after and what’s going to happen next week and to realize that there is a consciousness in which that doesn’t exist.
I am always fascinated by cultures that have that different consciousnes like the sea gypsies off the cost of Burma who don’t have a word for time in their vocabulary, who dont have a word for hello or goodbye in their vocabulary and certainly dont have a word for worry in their vocabulary. People come, people go they just dont have that consciousness that is so central to us.
And that shows me there is a hope that we can actually have a completely different consciousness and what I was shown in this archetype is that it’s waiting for us. It is present and it doesnt require effort …..and it’s alot of fun. The other quality that came to me is that it is enourmous amount of fun and somehow we have stopped life being fun. We have stopped that magic of the extraordinary happening.
If one has a new consciousness then one will experience a completely diferent world. And as I said there seems to be a possibility at one time of a new consciousnes evolving out of this consciousness and now it seem that possibility has passed that there is gonna be like two stages at the same time and its like where do you put your attention are you prepared to welcome in this new quality of conscousness this new archetype which is tremendously alive but not in a way that we cna imagine because one of the sad things is that we cna only imagien things with images of the past. Our mind only perceie with the images of the past so its very difficult for us to welcome in something new.