“There’s no meaning to any of this, so I wanted to find the most meaningless thing I could come to and join, and here I am. You’ve got to admit, [that] it’s completely meaningless. […] I don’t believe in icons, I don’t believe in personalities, I believe that peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention and disguise…” ~Jim Carrey
Has Jim lost it, or has he reached a state of Self-realization and nirvana, that so many in the spiritual communities currently suggest? Jim Carrey just gave us a textbook example of the “Pre/Trans Fallacy” in action, which is made by those who wish to pretend enlightenment as a means of avoiding their internal chaos, hurt, and low self-worth. Listen to Nathan & Aline, as they discuss his recent antics, how people are responding to him, and how it might relate to what Ken Wilber coined as the “Pre/Trans Fallacy”.
Is it possible to actually transcend something, without first fully mastering it? Can we transcend ego without fully integrating ego? Can we transcend logic without fully developing it? Does transcending something imply that we leave it behind, or does it imply the integration of such a thing into our overall cohesive Self? We must be careful, as the underdeveloped ego enjoys masquerading itself as an enlightened being, which is sometimes called “the enlightened ego” and “spiritual bypassing”. (Incidentally, Satan is the archetype of the undeveloped ego gone wild, Lucifer is the archetype of the ego masquerading as an enlightened being, and Jesus is the archetype of the ego having been fully integrated into the overall Self, called “Selfhood”. We must remain mindful, as both Lucifer and Jesus look awfully similar when observed in a superficial manner, but they are very, very different at their core.) ~Nathan & Aline
“The fantasy “I” has about attending its own funeral is just stoned on spiritual greed.” ~Robert Augustus Masters