The expression "numinosum" as direct contact with religion was used by C.G. Jung to avoid theological terminology.  I used this word to create a new archetype of the Circle of Being since it completely captures the nature of the archetype. The Numinosum archetype is a reflection of love for God. If one does not acknowledge God, or even denies God, this archetype is a forbidden kingdom. I realized, however, that even the most obstinate materialist carries the seed of love for God and that it is only a matter of time for the seed to germinate and for Numinosum to open like a book for him. Yet the path to the seed's germination can be long and arduous. Human existence is constantly confronted with the external reality of the human world and with delusional beliefs that all the churches around the world proclaim to be panaceas. This is how the misleading idea of God as ruthless and cruel and later merciful and caring came to be. This notion of God is to cause fear and subordination in people, since only a fearful person can be easily controlled. Over the centuries, people have been force-fed the idea of how to worship God, of which path to take to God so as to stay off all others leading to hell since God is a strict father not tolerating human failure. If a person wants to work his way up to the highest experiences of the Numinosum archetype, he must change his relationship to God.

    I have already emphasized the friendly role of the unconscious as an envoy of God. When the envoy is our friend, then the Lord sending him to us must be our friend. I know that it is a considerable leap from the long-term influence of human propaganda, but in order to comprehend the true state we must recognize the falseness of the church's concept of God. I even directly encountered the problem in one dream in which I told the priest of one church that one day all will make their way to God, and he adamantly refused to allow for the equality of people and denied God completely for many (or most). I am therefore once again emphasizing that the courage must be found to reject all ideas, opinions and doctrines on God that refuse a person. Only then is the vacuum of opinions filled by reality emanating from every human heart, the reality of a selfless and friendly relationship to God. I realized on my spiritual journey that God is the closest and most trustworthy friend who speaks via dreams through his envoy – the unconscious. Humanity must admit that it "banished" God to the corner of their ideas, burdened him with the baggage of theological (or materialistic) nonsense and so-called "necessary" religious rules, which ultimately means that God shrouded in lies cannot be found and His loving voice cannot be heard.

    In having enough feeling and turning his warm feeling to God, a person sets out on the path of self-surrender, a path in which he leaves his fate up to "higher powers." In this way he rids himself of his burdensome ego. A person fully loving God sets aside all his wishes, desires and own will so that, freed from individual existence, he realizes that everything is absolute for him, everything is God.  In doing so he also realizes his place in the world and his ego dissolves in the heat of God's presence.   This spiritual path is called Bhakti yoga; it is the path of love and devotion that opens a person to higher principles. The invocation and acceptance of higher principles (of God) suppresses his lower nature and prepares a person for the experiences of higher realms and later for the realization of divine states. Yet the path to realization is very narrow and many people do not reach it during a single lifetime. Bhakti yoga requires a tremendous gift of faith and endless devotion that few are capable of these days. Moreover, even an experience that turns from rare moments to momentary living must approach faith and devotion for it to become an integral and sole life. I have bad news for those practicing other types of yoga who would like Bhakti yoga to be less significant: "You can get to the gate of knowledge without Bhakti yoga, but to get past you must, like true Bhakti yoga practitioners, place your fate and the rest of your ego in God's hands so that the mystical death finds its destination in blissful impersonality. And I have good news for devotees of this yoga: fear of the mystical death is indirectly proportional to faith in God, meaning the greater a person's faith in God, the less fear he will have of the mystical death. Faith smoothes fear into moral perfection, which is God, and occasional glimpses of knowledge and experiences of a spiritual nature.

The scheme for the Numinosum archetype:

  1. Encounter with God or with a divine (powerful) being.
  2. Experience of God or of a powerful being
  3. Encounter with God's creative principle
  4. Experience of God's creative principle
  5. Conscious symbol of the spiritual world
  6. Hidden symbol beneath the border of awareness
  7. Placing one's fate in the hands of God and feeling God's protection

    Encountering numinous symbols, higher beings and Gods quite inconspicuously brings a new dimension to a person's conduct in which he lets himself be absorbed by events to such a degree that his mind remains pure and he remains "merely" present in the role of a silent perceptive witness. These magical moments of existence are at first momentary, but their frequency continues to increase and the head is gradually emptied of contemplation, calculation, cunningness and expediency. One learns not to do many tasks carelessly or out of fear of poor performance and finds a way of being total in any situation that arises. He will always take one brisk step after another and will devote all of his attention and energy to each movement. Then even in his earthly activities will he find an endless source of vitality and creativity springing from the God of a sacred soul. 

    Each archetype has its pitfalls and the Numinosum archetype is no exception. As soon as the novice of spiritual heights begins to cling to his relations with the divine world and begins to search for them for emotional uplift over his material existence, he has missed the target. The only way is by giving himself away to the world itself and by sharing.  This powerful current of surrendering oneself will open gates through which God can enter into everyday life without the individual needing to cling. Water that is long enclosed in a container or within the banks of a muddy pond is foul, while water in the current of a mountain stream is fresh and crystal clear. The same rules apply to the human heart. If a person builds a "fortress" around himself and considers things, relations, feelings and thoughts to be his own, he then refuses to allow other ones into the world of his "fortress," and the necessary circulation does not clean the increasingly smelly inside of his egoism; he himself will begin to drown in the feces of perverse thinking cut off from the help of God himself. This is why every novice must give away his treasures and brighten the world with love, goodness and recognized feelings of bliss.

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