HUMANS’ UNCONSCIOUSNESS IN AFRICAN TRADITION
Ancient Africans had such deep, penetrating, and wide-spread insights into the human Unconscious and Conscious that I can only introduce them using the concept of the Law of Correspondence (“as above, so below; as below, so above”) modified to “as outside, so Inside; as inside, so outside”. Very Ancient African Sages brilliantly subdivided the Cosmos into different planes of existence: The Immaterial; the Intangible, and the Tangible–with each having subplanes and the Spiritual Elements manifesting differently on each plane. Whereas the Subjective (Immaterial) Realm is about Life, the Objective Realm is about Living. Still, the Subjective Realm remains in both aspects of the Objective Realm—i.e. its Noumenal (Metaphysical) and the Phenomenal (objects) planes throughout its unfoldment into various planes of existence. A “Plane” is a sort of “State” (‘way of standing, condition, position’) of vibratory energy consisting of wave-like entities, each possessing different dimensions. Within a given “Plane” there is activity in the eternal energy of Spirit in which part of the Cosmos lives, and moves, and has its Being. A bit of space may be occupied by several planes at the same time (e.g. musical notes). Similar to Cosmic “Planes” developing out of the Immaterial Realm, the ascent of human Consciousness from its matrix in the Unconscious has led to evolutionary and entity development unfoldments into “Planes”–in both the Unconscious and in Consciousness, like the Unrealized potential possibilities of schemas of human DNA into reality. This, and a human’s physiological functions are powered by ones Life-Force.
To crudely elaborate, let us say that a Chromosome contains all of a given human’s Genetics and its counterpart in the Cosmos is that the “Genetics” of the Ocean of Nun possesses all of the DNA (e.g. planes of existence) present in the Cosmos. The manifestations of “genes” on either the Chromosome or in the Cosmos each have a unique and “special” job to do and are in various stages: 1. Sunshine Gene Displays a human’s “seeables” but here, it refers to a human’s Awareness; 2. Congenital Tarda Gene Displays appear some time after birth or in ones evolution; 3. “Locked up” Gene “Pearls”–mainly for the Public Self–are about a special Talent; 4. Dormant Cosmic Genes are those which somehow still contribute to each human’s Selfhood or to the Cosmos; and 5. “Locked up” Brute Genes are in each human’s nature. In every human, each “gene” on any given Chromosome has a unique and “special” job to do and thus is arranged in a given sequence. Its unique sequence on a given plane of Selfhood existence is specific for that plane. Similarly, stages of development + the gene sequences on any plane of Selfhood existence for a given human is unlike any other creature–and that makes for specialness in that human, although all creatures share the same Ocean of Nun “Genetics.” Ancient Africans said the nature of each human embryo’s Cosmic Mind is formed out of the Intangible Spiritual Elements “Seed” contents within the Amenta (“The Other World” of God)—things like love, harmony, unity, and the creative elements required for growth, budding, blossoming, and “fruiting” (Ramacharaka, Gnani Yoga p263).
They added that the Amenta was a “Heavenly Black” out of which all God’s creatures and creations derived. This includes the Sky and the Earth and each human’s Soul that comes from darkness and passes to light so as to live forever. Thus, “Black” is like the morning dawn, before sunrise. First, it gives rise to new life, in the way a baby is born out of the dark womb of its mother. Second, Amenta births allow everybody to see all that is beautiful in the world. Third, “Seeds” in the Subjective Realm fashion the Cosmic Organism inside the Ocean of Nun, “Nature,” and humans into an indivisible unity. For example, The Cosmic Humanity Unconscious is the Universal Soul and all of its contents are present in all humans. Being a Divine archetype (i.e. made in God’s image or likeness), it possesses dynamic nuclei which give rise to each human being. Within a human, the Unconscious and the Conscious are complementary opposites within a binary duality system. Their true reality resides only in their Synthesis–an assimilation of the higher with the lower–an assimilation that, when wisely used, can enable one to ascend from ones Lower (animalistic) Self to ones Highest (divinity) Self–a “push-up”–an ascension measured by how duality is transcended. jabaileymd.com