Re: virus: 'Meaning of Life' Memes

Melody (
Tue, 02 Sep 1997 21:35:24 -0700

D.H.Rosdeitcher wrote:

> The memetic/evolutionary paradigm seems to imply that we invent our own "meaning
> of life" since we create a memetic construct called 'meaning of life'. Does
> having a view that we "make up" our own 'meaning of life' lead to a sense of
> meaninglessness?
> --David R.

I think it did for me, until I found my niche - my preferred way of accessing the
subconscious on a deep level (reverse speech analysis - for more information see The more I listen (by using a computer audio program)
to what the unconscious projects holographically via language from the "other,
non-rational" side of the brain, the more I feel a subtle shift in my own
consciousness taking place, and the less I "thirst" for spiritual fulfillment.

I think that Carl Jung got things started in actually spotting the potential of
finding meaning by initiating the theory of the collective unconscious. To find
out that you really aren't alone, that you share consciousness on a deep level with
all other humans is very fullfilling. It answers one of the inescapable 'facts' of
existentialism - loneliness. To find it validated in your own life is even more
fulfilling. When I do a reverse analysis on someone and find that they are talking
about something "intuitively" known about myself - I hear them speak in reverse
about actual facts, names, places, etc., that they couldn't possibly know about -
then I see the very tangible link there on the unconscious plane and it hits me on a
primal feeling level I didn't know experientially before.

I find "meaning" in the feeling of the paranormal experience that RS provides me
with. There are layers upon layers of depth in the experience. RS is just one of
*many ways* to access the unconscious but to me it's the most technically efficient.
And as Jung has taught, integrating the unconscious with the conscious mind is where
we will find our "meaning." Embrace our shadow nature....