Sunday, April 5, 2020

Morphogenetic Fields and Archetypal Psychology


INTRODUCTION
Personality theory is one of the most exciting, relevant, significant and research-driven areas of study and research in Psychology. It has given rise to a plethora of psychological paradigms (Aamodt, M. & Raynes, B., 2001; Alfonso, Herminia Corazon M., 2001; Allport, Gordon, 1937; Feist, Jess & Feist, Gregory J., 2006). It is able to develop translation protocols whereby cutting edge research can reach mass consciousness through various literary sources, including massive outputs in the book publishing business year after year. Together with Psychometrics (Psychological testing and measurement) and Psychotherapy, Personality theory research and development is the very heart of Psychology itself (Cattel, R.B., 1990; Eysenck, 1982; Feist, Jess & Feist, Gregory J., 2006; Fraenkel, Wallen & Hyun, 2012; Gardner, 1983; Goleman, 2006). People from all walks of life are fascinated with its findings, lessons and insights.
From one dimension of knowledge acquisition, the field of Archetypal and Analytical Psychology (Jungian Psychology) is one of the most interesting. Though the concept of the archetype has been known since the time of the great Lord Plotinus of Alexandria, the field itself is one of the youngest in the whole array of the social sciences. Given scientific impetus by the brilliant insights of Dr. Carl Jung, research into the archetypes continues to stimulate interesting discussions from all sides of the scientific spectrum. Popularized by current writers of archetypal, transpersonal, evolutionary and humanistic psychology, the once-nebulous concept of the archetype is now definitely instilled in the popular consciousness of modern man. It has driven much research and continues to encourage those courageous enough to explore uncharted territories in the fields of psychology and education. During the time of Jung, he contemplated the possibility of psychology itself and this subfield of Jungian psychology (Archetypal psychology) as the central core in the search for cross-fertilization and interdisciplinary dialogue in the social as well as the natural sciences. This incredible dream can still be a reality.
From another dimension of knowledge acquisition, the field of evolutionary biology is gaining renewed interest. This comes at a time when new research in the cutting edge fields of science like complex systems theory, information theory and quantum physics are just about to reach mass consciousness. Due to the technical sophistication inherent in these fields, their most technical findings have been limited to those who have been mentally initiated at the highest levels. Yet, there is a growing clamour to make the recent findings of these fields more comprehensive to the general reader as well as the avid student of science. In evolutionary biology, the controversial concept of the morphogenetic field is still relevant, since confirmatory research has not been exhausted in this area.
Using the principles of knowledge synthesis, cross-fertilization and integration, this paper attempts to develop a theoretical framework for personality structure and development in archetypal psychology by linking the concept of the collective unconscious with that of the morphogenetic field. While doing this, a parallel objective would be to present a theory of the archetypes from a different point of view, postulating them in the light of the interaction of the collective unconscious with the morphogenetic field. It is the hope of this study to enlighten the general reader on the nature of the archetypes, their functions in personality development, and their nativity as a function of the multidimensional interaction of the collective unconscious with its corresponding morphogenetic fields.
DISCUSSION
The Collective Unconscious is a cauldron of information characterized by latent imagery, intelligence and archetypal power. On the other hand, the morphogenetic field is a dynamic topology characterized by expressive potency, versatile functionality and dynamic power to demonstrate the archetypes. The former is powerful information at its very core while the latter possesses the dynamic architecture and matrix with which to express the archetypes of mankind. Together, they fuse energy and matter and information and biological architecture into a fluid form which incarnates in space and time. Together, they give rise to Life. They produce Life in all its myriad forms.
The primacy of the collective unconscious is fundamental. In his book, The Origins and History of Consciousness, Erich Neumann makes quite a powerful statement:
The cardinal discovery of transpersonal psychology is that the collective psyche, the deepest layer of the unconscious, is the living ground current from which is derived everything to do with a particularized ego possessing consciousness: upon this it is based, by this it is nourished, and without this it cannot exist. (Neumann, 1954, page 270).
It is the primary postulate of this paper that this dynamic interaction of collective unconscious and morphogenetic field is the causative agency that gives rise to the dance of the archetypes, arrayed in logical progression from incipiency to culmination. Using this paradigm, personality structure and development can be viewed as a function of this dynamic interaction in space and time. The secondary postulate of this paper is that this multiphasic interaction can be conceptualized as occurring in twelve distinct but connected stages. These twelve stages are a natural progression of the creation, maintenance and development of a complex dynamic system. Being aware of this dynamic interaction, we can extend the exploratory mandate of this paper as the ability to integrate both Archetypal Psychology and Evolutionary Biology with Complex Systems Theory.
These twelve stages of dynamic interaction between collective unconscious and morphogenetic field can be comprehended better if we associate and represent them with relevant associations in the archetypal world. Let us represent them in a table and then discuss them comprehensively within the table.
Table 1: Phases of Interaction Between Collective Unconscious and Morphogenetic Field
DYNAMIC PHASE OF INTERACTION BETWEEN COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS AND MORPHOGENETIC FIELD
METAPHYSICAL AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF THIS INTERACTION IN SPACE AND TIME
ASSOCIATED ARCHETYPAL SYMBOLISM AND PERSONALITY CORRELATES
I
In this initial phase, collective unconscious interfaces with a morphogenetic field. The information potential of the former tries to assert itself in the latter. In order to succeed, its relative strength must exceed that of the latter. Morphogenetic field finds that collective unconscious is irresistible initially. A singularity is born.
The Inceptor/Warrior Archetype. Has overwhelming amounts of energy potential. The fundamental impetus is to express this energy in significant contexts. The capacity of energy to express itself becomes the very attractor state. The personality is driven, impulsive, aggressive, competitive and narcissistic. This has been popularized as child or the warrior archetype.
II
This second stage is morphogenetic field’s reaction to the first stage. Like an immune system, it reacts in an extreme manner and tries to stabilize the collective unconscious in a topological framework. Dialogue is born between collective unconscious and morphogenetic field. An unstable equilibrium is maintained.
The Builder/Naturalist Archetype. This is a reaction to the first stage. The morphogenetic field, in its attempts to stabilize, encases the incipient collective unconscious in a matrix strong enough to hold it. Here, the personality is attracted to nature and its products as a reflection of this attempted stabilization. The personality is acquisitive, stubborn, materialistic, and determined to master its environment.
III
In this stage, collective unconscious and morphogenetic field try to improve the relations between each other by attempting all forms of paradigmatic communication and exchange. While respecting each other as separate entities, they nevertheless initiate tentative attempts at cross-fertilization. These attempts to integrate communication protocols achieve novel states of information processing.
The Communicator/Prodigy Archetype. Being a model of initial cross-fertilization, the personality is dualistic, superficial, and easily distracted. On the positive side, it is versatile, open-minded, and has almost unlimited curiosity to explore novel states and experiences. It is also adept at mastering communication protocols. A true genius in information processing is born.
IV
In this stage, collective unconscious and morphogenetic field achieve a unique form of integrated state. Existing now as an informational field with an existing data memory enclave dedicated to the promotion of its uniqueness. States of contemplation are achieved whereby the being reflects on the stream of its shared consciousness framework. The collective unconscious is still predominant at this stage, though and manifests through Art in various forms.
The Caregiver/Nurturer Archetype. This archetype is particularly devoted to memory. Its nativity and history are given paramount significance. Manifesting in personality as emotionality. Emotions serve as the engine of growth. The personality is intuitive, perceptive, emotional, secretive and creative. And there also exists a predilection to be affiliated with nativity and caregiver systems. The personality is unusually attracted to history.
V
This stage is an emergent stage whereby the alchemical fusion that occurred in the preceding stage culminates in the creation of a new kind of personality, which nevertheless carries elements of the previous developmental phases. The new complex system can be characterized as an adult, able to withstand interpersonal relations with others. As a nucleus of continuing development, the ego develops considerably in this stage. It begins to act as the center of consciousness. Apt descriptions of this stage would be terms such as the adult, or the individuality. A personal unconscious is now sharply defined and differentiated.
The Star/Artist Archetype. In this developmental stage, a strong ego is of paramount importance. By developing a strong ego, the personality can now begin to express itself on equal terms with other personalities. Also born are such parameters as occupational excellence, and smooth interpersonal relations between it and others. With a strong ego, the individuality is able to wisely manage the massive energy potential still on tap which has been its legacy since the very first incipient stage. The individuality is creative, and attracts all sorts of creative environments.
VI
In previous stages, the being gradually discovers that its morphogenetic field is a very powerful transformer or transducer of energy. Without a strong ego, the being had to rely on the maintenance of a precarious balance between itself and environment. It also surrendered itself to the whims and caprices of this unstable equilibrium. With a strong ego, the individual is now able to manipulate, explore, and express the powers of its morphogenetic field and project this ability towards mastering its environment.
The Worker/Engineer/Logician Archetype. With a strong ego now developed in the preceding stage, the individual is empowered to master its environment. And master its environment, it shall. By leaps and bounds! This personality possesses isomorphic intelligence. He/she is hardworking, determined, precise, and accurate. He takes great pride in his/her work. She/he is a paragon of craftsmanship.
VII
Reflecting stage three where the creation of novel communication protocols is at a maximum, this stage is characterized by a similar objective. The difference is that the individuality, now possessing a mature ego, is able to focus its emergent powers on complementarity, and the ability to enter into significant relationships with others. This phase is a contemplation of self and otherness.
The Diplomat/Lover Archetype. Complementarity is pursued as the personality possesses a healthy blend of awareness of the needs of Self balanced with that of the Other. The personality is diplomatic, charming and given to social constructs and activities. There is the ability to be sensitive to the needs of others. This is the perfect personality for diplomacy.
VIII
In this stage, the mature ego is able to contemplate and experience fusion with another on a very intimate level. Reflecting stage four, it prioritizes conjugation protocols whereby large sets of informational memory patterns are exchanged. Exclusivity in conjugation is a must. Alchemical fusion of two beings may occur in ecologies of intimacy. Which means a personal unconscious, with a morphogenetic field set comes into conjugation with another. The resulting fusion and transmutation is extremely powerful.
The Researcher/Detective Archetype. This personality archetype carries a hidden sensuality, but one laced with an intense desire for extreme experience. It is all or nothing for this person. He/she is inspired by potent partners, those who can delve into the depths of an awesome erotic connection. His/her body responds to those who appear challenging, whose own psyches are as tormented by the same intensity of feeling as his/her own. Intimacy must be discreet, dedicated and devouring.
IX
The individuality now achieves another emergent stage. The healthy and mature ego demonstrates a variety of functions. Firstly, it is able to transfer its informational capacity to other individuals by serving as mentor. Secondly, it contemplates and undergoes the wisdom quest, the search for the True Self. Morphogenetic fields should serve the interests of both quest, mature ego, and True Self.
The Mentor/Philosopher Archetype. At this level, the individual is able to integrate a host of experiences, insights and skills into a synthesis. There is the pursuit of adventure for the sake of adventure. However, as the individual matures through life, adventure is sought for its capacity to generate insight through experience. There is a healthy blend of extroversion and introversion.
X
In this particular stage, the fully mature ego of the personality assumes full control. Thus, it attempts to push the collective unconscious into the background, with varying moments of success. The energies of the personality are marshalled towards perfecting the individual personality in its particular ecology. Self aspires to become master of its environment. The personality interacts with the morphogenetic fields of other beings, but control is the primal objective. Control gives the ego security and stability.
The Leader/Administrator Archetype. Here, the personality is able to integrate its skills, talents and abilities and come up with a very strong and integrated sense of individuality.  These sets of skills are then marshalled to master its environment at all costs. However, this personality has a predilection for sequential control and mobilization of resources. A lower ground is firmly mastered first before moving to higher ground. A sense of power goes with its ability to see the bigger picture.
XI
In this phase, the personality created by the interaction of the morphogenetic field with the collective unconscious is able to interact with other morphogenetic fields without necessarily establishing control from its existential locus. It does this by solidarity linkages, interactive networks that give and receive information. Information processing therefore can partake of a huge plethora of knowledge databases.
The Genius/Iconoclast Archetype. A strong sense of individuality is combined with fraternal sensitivity. This predisposes this individual to seek to commune with group spirit. There is a great deal of openness and solidarity. It is said that these individuals love Humanity as a whole, but hate people.
XII
This is the final stage in the dialogue between the unconscious and its variety of morphogenetic fields. Ideally, centroversion directs movement towards wholeness, unity and individuation. The individuality contemplates and experiences the dissolution of the ego in the fullness of the True Self. The cosmic voyage reaches culmination in the ambient fire of the True Self. The circle is complete.
The Mystic/Recluse/Hermit Archetype. In this culmination stage, centroversion directs the personality into arenas of wholeness. Concepts, images, and experiences of unity preoccupy the ego. Individuation is of paramount importance. Dissolution of the ego is met with acceptance and understanding. The personality display ideal traits of compassion, humility, maturity, balance, altruism, wisdom and the capacity to experience empathy with all beings.

Classical paradigms in physics and the natural sciences have established laws governing the nature of physical reality. These paradigms revolve around the study of energy and matter. The dance of energy and matter comprise the nature of reality itself, in its various levels and dimensions. The fabric of reality is the nuanced perspective that arises when energy and matter interact within space, time and scale. From an analogous standpoint, psychology and the social sciences (Kuhn & Hacking, 2012; Larsen & Buss, 2008;   Maddi, 1996;  Mayer, Caruso, & Salovey, 2000; Wiggins, 1996) can benefit from the understanding that personality dynamics arise as a consequence of the multimodal interaction between the collective unconscious and the morphogenetic field. Viewed in this way, personality dynamics (Alfonso, 2001; Conley, 2012; Goleman, 2006; Gray, 2014; Hall, Lindzey, & Campbell, 1998; Sparrow & Knight, 2009) can be understood as the foreground and manifestation of interactional perspectives that arise when collective unconscious and morphogenetic field dance in the background. This conceptual framework is a powerful way of explicating the myriad personality traits that exist in the human psychological ecosystem.
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
To conclude, this paper has attempted to develop a strong theoretical framework for an understanding of archetypal personality structure and development using a fusion of the combined powers of Archetypal Psychology and Evolutionary Biology. The inception and development of the archetypes, essential parameters of personality development, has been explained and illustrated as the dynamic phases of the dialogue and interface between the Collective Unconscious and its complexes with the Morphogenetic Field and its energetic properties. These phases demonstrate a natural flow from incipiency to culmination, from creation to wholeness. In all these phases, the developing ego is shown to be striving towards self-individuation.
As recommendations, this author makes the following: First, it is our hope that more students of Psychology in general and Jungian psychology in particular explore, study, analyze and research more correlates of the archetypes using a variety of other methods, while allowing for cross-fertilization and interdisciplinary integration. Second, that more applied research be performed on Archetypal Psychology in the various social sciences, as they are veritable sources of data. May this paper inspire and encourage more studies into Archetypal Psychology in general.
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Sensei Erwin Rimban was born in the Philippine Islands. Since a young age he has been fascinated by the esoteric realm and avidly read books on world history, philosophy, astrology, mythology, the social sciences and similar fields. Educated at the University of the Philippines, where he graduated Cum Laude, he added Evolutionary Biology to his plethora of interests. After graduating from college, he spent many years in the tourist destination of Baguio City where he pursued a career in writing and teaching, while at the same time finding time to be a meditation teacher. His hobbies include chess, poetry and Tarot counseling. Currently, he is active in organizational work, where he is promoting advocacies in educational philosophy, spiritual counseling, and environmental issues. He is also the founder and mentor of a learning organization and Wisdom Community, the ANAM CARA Philippines Learning Organization. He has written numerous essays on wisdom, metaphysics, mysticism, psychology, history, educational philosophy and psychotherapy


Saturday, April 20, 2019

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES FROM A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

 
The theory or model of Multiple Intelligences has made significant headway in the academic community since its inception. But there has been a gap in the literature with regards to its application in the spiritual/philosophical/religions/theological and mystical realms of thought. The objective of this essay is to understand the model of multiple intelligences from a spiritual perspective, incorporating into it the insights, paradigms and thoughts from various spiritual traditions around the globe. In order to fully comprehend this model, I shall break down the spectrum of multiple intelligences from a spiritual perspective into twelve constitutive paradigms. 

THERMODYNAMIC INTELLIGENCE. It is the level where energy is trying to understand itself, its capabilities and potentialities and its ability to affect its environment. We must understand that this energy pattern represents the lowest stage in the Involution of Energy-Matter-Spirit. Therefore, it is the stage of maximum ego. The energy pattern is totally egocentric and defines its narratives and environmental dynamics through the perspective of the self mostly. This is the stage of maximum self-reference. This means the lower self, or the ego. On the other side of the coin, this singular focus of the Magician archetype in the Tarot brings with it the singularity of determination that characterizes this soul phase. The avatar of thermodynamic intelligence has maximum access to the energy population set at its disposal. Thus, he is perfect for arenas where he/she can demonstrate this thermodynamic access. In sports, we can clearly see the excellence of this archetype; as well as other areas where the self, meaning the ego, competes in some way. This archetype thrives in competition.

BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE. It is the level where the energy has learned to encase itself successfully in various case sheaths or vehicles of expression. This particular mode of existence has its advantages. The monad or soul has an additional form of protection against the dangers of material universe existence. However, it may also come to exalt the vehicles of expression themselves and give them operational control of its narrative. This is the greatest danger of encasement. To counteract this existential dilemma, souls who are exploring the pleasures and varieties of the material realm are given a unique “gift.” This is of course, the “Wisdom Quest!” The memory of light. The evolutionary spiral. The graduation process. Much has been written about the soul-body dichotomy throughout the ages. The important thing to remember is that the soul and the body are not enemies, have never been enemies. But both must remember their “existential stations.” The soul is the avatar of levity; the body is the avatar of gravity. And their conversation defines “life” in the material universe. This conversation is, and has always been, a crucial learning paradigm in the maturation of a monad or soul. 

COGNITIVE INTELLIGENCE. This is the soul phase which is an information processor par excellence. This energy pattern assimilates, absorbs, processes, plays with, regurgitates and expresses all forms of information constructs. The speed of information processing is also a hallmark of this energy pattern. This is the reason why so many personalities with this archetype are charming, witty, smart and intelligent. They absorb information at a prodigious rate. But since most information will be in the translation format of the material universe, this personality is known to be very practical. He prioritizes those informational schemes that can promote his own egocentricity. Why? Because he has not learned to consider the true needs of his environmental variables. His focus still remains at an egocentric level, a legacy of the previous two phases. To travel is also to assimilate new information, and so this personality loves to travel in many ways and tends to sample and explore new dimensions of experience every now and then. The absence of new information would be tantamount to death for this energy pattern. This energy phase can thus be understood as an avatar of local novelty, the type of novelty that titillates a personality, in contrast to Novelty, which is a civilization-changing parameter.

GESTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. In this soul phase, the energy pattern learns to incubate all that it knows, to access realms beyond those of the conscious processing level, in order to give birth to something new later on. In this developmental phase, we learn that growth can also occur in phases of sublimation. The energy of sublimation is a different order of processing. It occurs in dimensions of mystery in contrast to the previous stages where growth is palpable. In order for incubation to truly succeed, all of the necessary materials must be present, and in the right amounts and frequencies, and in the most appropriate contexts and environments. The Four of Swords in the Tarot is a fractal illustration of the power of incubation. It tells us the lesson that all elements must be present in a conglomeration, for self-organization to occur and give rise to new narratives and new energy patterns. This can be a stage of death or transformation, as well as a stage of rebirth. 

CENTRIFUGAL INTELLIGENCE. The energies and potentialities accumulated in the previous stages are transmuted, incubated and are born anew into a new form. This form has a self-organization and singularity potential that is different from the previous stages. Thus, it can be interpreted as an emergent archetype. This also imparts to us the realization that the progression from the first four stages is a series of permutations of the original creative inspiration that occurred with the birth of the first Thermodynamic archetype. In this phase, the soul has enough strength to begin to battle with the propensities of its vehicular expressions. This personality realizes how strong both of the existential modalities are. There are many ways to illustrate this fractal strength. One is to radiate it to its environment, and that is why this  archetype is creative, artistic and dramatic. He is well suited to those realms where he can radiate his powers, whether for good or ill. Another point to understand about this phase is that it is the period where the soul is beginning to realize the necessity of attaining a successful negotiation of the body-soul dichotomy. In the Tarot, this stage is aptly illustrated by the Strength card. But this archetype does not exist in a vacuum. Long before the soul either rises in virtue or regresses to depravity, the seeds are already sown in the insightful archetype of the Lovers. The Lovers archetype sets the stage for the critical decision point when the soul begins to acknowledge the need to “return Home.” And also the need to heed the beckoning of the Wisdom Quest. The Lovers archetype therefore is a stimulus to the planting season that is represented by the Centrifugal intelligence archetype. 

ISOMORPHIC INTELLIGENCE. The excellence of the previous stage is taken further and imposed not only on the self only but on its ability to manage the immediate necessities of life in the material universe. This phase also represents a culmination of the strengths of the previous stages. The thermodynamic intelligence is refined into a fire that creates rather than destroys. The biological intelligence is refined even further into understanding the intricacies of habitats, environments and contexts. The cognitive intelligence is refined into a penetrating ability to get into the heart of a concept, issue, modality, or occupation. The gestational intelligence is refined into the ability to be consistently creative regardless of the vicissitudes in the life of the person. The centrifugal intelligence is refined into the ability to perform isomorphically at a high level, regardless of the plenitude or scarcity of environmental inputs and conditions. Isomorphic intelligence is the ability to perform consistently at a high level regardless of environmental conditions. There are certain personalities which can produce and perform only in the presence of the best conditions. This level of endurance and consistency is the highest among the first six personality types. In addition, this energy pattern is known for its penchant for precision, exactitude and accuracy, which are gifts of its isomorphic intelligence. 

SYMMETRICAL INTELLIGENCE. The appreciation of symmetry is at its highest in this energy pattern. Recalling the raw power of thermodynamic intelligence, this energy pattern attempts to balance this by emphasizing the symmetrical operations between two interacting pairs of abstractions, modalities, personalities or collectives. This appreciation flies into the realms of art, music, dance and similar right brain and holistic perspectives. This personality, being appreciative of these themes, frequently applies them in his life. The charm, intelligence, culture and elegance of this archetype, therefore, all proceed from this paradigm. This intelligence archetype also governs the natural exchange that occurs between actual processes and tangible objects of perceived equivalent value. When one is exchanged for the other, it is assumed that both follow the principle of equivalence, thus giving rise to commerce. All areas where harmony is the paramount principle are governed by this energy pattern.

ALCHEMICAL INTELLIGENCE. The power of transmutation and transformation reaches its greatest apex in this soul phase. Recalling the biological intelligence energy pattern, this archetypal phase attempts to expand and deepen this experience by continuous awareness, management and alchemical transformations of its biological as well as non-biological resources. First, it is constantly aware of its biological and inorganic potentialities, both in its own self and in its interactions with its environment. Secondly, being hyper-aware of this microcosm of potentiality, it recognizes the possibilities of power plays, tactics and strategies as ways of dynamically interacting with its environmental parameters. The extreme form of this personality therefore engages in power struggles of various kinds as a way to test its own existential fitness and as a vector to acquire and maintain additional resources. Whereas its opposite sign, the Biological Intelligence archetype is concerned with biological survival mostly, this soul phase goes beyond that to contemplate biological and non-biological survival. Probing into the mysteries of the universe, this archetypal personality therefore has a predilection to explore esoteric and occult knowledge to further its survivalist agenda. The Alchemical intelligence archetype is at once an adept, a warrior, a lover and a progenitor. 

MULTIPOTENTIAL INTELLIGENCE. This phase culminates the previous cognitive intelligence phase developed by the Cognitive intelligence archetype and takes it to the extreme. In the previous phase, the emphasis was on the assimilation of raw data of various kinds. There is an attempt at basic synthesis but it is limited to the appreciation and coordination of raw practical data. In this archetypal energy phase, the focus is on the integration, synthesis and evaluation of various kinds of data to give rise to models, hypotheses and theories which can explain these data sets comprehensively. This personality loves to integrate various kinds of data and also loves to theorize about possibilities and applications of those integrations. He is therefore the quintessential theorist, philosopher and mentor. Being extremely versatile, and combined with pronounced eloquence, this archetype is the perfect mentor. Thus, while this personality is growing up, it is imperative that he explores various fields of knowledge to get a feel of each domain. He will most likely have aptitude in more than one area of knowledge. As he is growing up, he must learn to coordinate this knowledge set into an integrated whole. This archetypal personality is a disciple of interdisciplinary thought. When mature, he will synthesize his various learning paradigms into comprehensive theories and models which he can convey to the next generation in whatever format he deems appropriate. Thus, he frequently is active in writing, lecturing, mentoring and related stuff. This archetypal phase is also a fractal of the Wisdom Quest itself. This is the soul phase where the Seeker begins to be awakened to various esoteric, spiritual and mystical streams of knowledge which give tantalizing hints of the Ocean beyond. Thus, this intelligence perspective is the Seeker personified. 

MANAGERIAL INTELLIGENCE. In this phase, the soul has accumulated many different experiences as he traveled through the various planes of existence, represented by the houses of the zodiac in archetypal form. Concomitant with this voyage is the assimilation and integration into its being of the various gifts obtained in these planes of experience. This intelligence archetype is fortunate to learn from the past and to imbibe the gifts of experience from previous eras:
  • The courage of Thermodynamic intelligence.
  • The common sense of Biological Intelligence.
  • The sparkling wit of Cognitive Intelligence.
  • The loving care of Gestational intelligence.  
  • The strength and talents of Centrifugal intelligence.
  • The consistency and accuracy of Isomorphic intelligence.
  • The diplomatic flair of Symmetrical intelligence.
  • The depth of Alchemical intelligence and
  • The breadth of vision developed by Multi-potential intelligence, its previous phase.
This intelligence archetype now assembles these various weapons and creates an organizational masterpiece that is rooted in the planes of matter. He tries to elevate the manipulation of matter into an art form. He combines the left-brain power of science and the right-brain power of art to configure sociological frameworks that can withstand the forces of fate and time. He is trying to build a citadel. He is trying to build a citadel that will stand as an everlasting memorial to his determination, practicality, prudence, business acumen, organizational leadership skills and vision. As an administrator, this energy pattern represents the peak of archetypal power management. What differentiates it from the previous phase is that this intelligence archetype is willing to spend time and energy on his project building efforts. He knows that in order for large social ventures to succeed, time itself must be coaxed, romanced and be used as a catalyst. This archetypal intelligence shares the creative and gestational power of the Gestational intelligence archetype, but applies it to extremely large settings and ventures. He is the archetypal civilization builder. 

HOLOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE. In this phase, the individual archetypal patterns begin to sense the presence and influence of non-material planes of existence. It begins as a series of stimulating gifts from the realms of creative serendipity. These gifts may come in random packages. The ability of the soul to sense the presence of serendipity and associated higher realms is proportional to the work he applies in making his mind and whole being a conduit to this creative process. Thus, this energy phase is really the stage where the soul is becoming extremely proficient in “listening” to the input of other non-material realms of thought. The Holographic intelligence archetype is especially adept in creating a balance between individual creativity and group participation. As an iconoclast, he is sensitive to ultra-advanced modes of thought but he has the common sense not to disturb group social processes just to promote his own individuality. Certainly this balance is prominent in the mature personalities of this sign. Otherwise, the extraordinary ability to sense and receive inspiration from the higher realms may become chaotic. This leads to the tendency of some of the personalities from this archetype to display eccentric behavior. It is either that these types have been denied the individual expression of their uniqueness and creativity or they are unable to express it due to personal stress of some kind. On the positive side, since this energy pattern has high holographic intelligence, the natives of this sign are very tolerant of other individuals, their eccentricities and peculiarities. 

EIDETIC INTELLIGENCE. As the summation and culmination of the archetypal energies, the Eidetic archetypal pattern can, in theory, access and utilize the gifts, strengths and potentialities of all the previous energy phases. In the same manner, he/she can express the negative qualities as well. This energy has a great potential for spiritual growth because he is attuned into higher spheres of existence. Whereas the previous archetypal phase is a vessel where the higher dimensions can pour their gifts, this Eidetic intelligence phase actually has experiences where he lives part of his existence in the pleasures of the higher dimensions. This sign therefore signifies the capacity of the soul to access larger and larger cycles of experience beyond the material universe itself. In practical terms, it is expressed in various ways. One is through the living harmonies of art, music, dance and beauty. Another is through the ability to care for others, especially underprivileged classes of society as well as persons with disabilities. Another is the capacity to enjoy and employ altruistic service even in habitats of seclusion, like monastic communities and hermitages. This energy pattern enjoys solitude because it allows the soul respite from the “noise” of the material plane. Finally, this soul phase has extreme predilection to enjoy the music of the spheres and the ethereal beauties of the higher planes of thought. Thus, he/she is most likely to enjoy a life of seclusion, meditation and loving service to all mankind. This is the archetypal avatar of mysticism.

Sensei Erwin Rimban was born in the Philippine Islands. Since a young age he has been fascinated by the esoteric realm and avidly read books on world history, philosophy, astrology, mythology, the social sciences and similar fields. Educated at the University of the Philippines, where he graduated Cum Laude, he added Evolutionary Biology to his plethora of interests. After graduating from college, he spent many years in the tourist destination of Baguio City where he pursued a career in writing and teaching, while at the same time finding time to be a meditation teacher. His hobbies include chess, poetry and Tarot counseling. Currently, he is active in organizational work, where he is promoting advocacies in educational philosophy, spiritual counseling, and environmental issues. He is also the founder and mentor of a learning organization and Wisdom Community, the ANAM CARA Philippines Learning Organization. He has written numerous essays on wisdom, metaphysics, mysticism, psychology, history, educational philosophy and psychotherapy