The Lunar Bull: About the Spiritual Significance of Matriarchy, by Peter Fritz Walter.
‘The Lunar Bull: About the Spiritual Significance of Matriarchy’ (Scholarly Articles, Vol. 9) is a study that outlines the present debate about the dichotomy of matriarchy-patriarchy.
On the level of the collective unconscious, the study demonstrates, the historical transition from matriarchy to patriarchy has not taken place. In the contrary, it appears that the intrinsic symbolism of the soul level, the content of the unconscious, the level of spiritual visions is one of the matriarchal gods and cosmic energy holders, such as the mythic or lunar bull, and the serpent.
This is not just a matter of mythology. The impact and vibration of our soul values permeates all living and is influencing our decisions and our policies more than any reductionist concepts, such as moralism, child protection or the present international pursuits to fight pedophilia that render us conscious of a growing narcissism that today affects not only individuals and political leaders, but whole nations.
What we can learn from studying mythology, as this study shows, is to find solutions that are viable and durable because they are integrated in the landscape of soul, and our collective unconscious, and not just green table solutions that may appeal to our rational mind.
The book comes with an extensive Glossary and a Bibliography.
Power or Depression: The Cultural Roots of Abuse (Scholarly Articles, Vol. 12) by Peter Fritz Walter.
‘Power or Depression: The Cultural Roots of Abuse (Scholarly Articles, Vol. 12)’ points out the historical roots of abuse and patriarchal society’s systematic breeding of depression as something like a cultural disease.
However, the author does not stay with the analysis but shows practical ways to get free from the cultural trap so as to find a way of personal liberation and creative realization. The approach of this book to healing the abuse pattern is mainly focused upon establishing a strong identity, building soul values, and realizing a high level of personal autonomy. This involves working on the integration of emotions and the dissolution of patterns of codependence and emotional abuse in our lives and relationships.
And beyond current cutting-edge psychiatry that has recognized the devastating effects of codependence and emotional abuse in individual relationships, this essay shows these same effects to happen in the relation individual-organism, individual-group, individual-ideology, individual-sect. Fusion is even more dangerous when people seek to dissolve themselves within organizations, because what happens then is that they will indeed by eaten up by the organism and become wheels in a murderous system.
One essential element in this process of identifying and healing an abuse pattern in your life is to stay as much as possible untouched by the current media propaganda that focuses on labeling certain people as abusers, and certain people as victims, thereby occulting the real causes of abuse in our culture. In truth, it’s the system itself that perpetuates abuse as forensic psychiatry, to this very day, precludes any reform with the argument that the abused of today will inevitably be the abusers of tomorrow.
In reality, the chain of abuse can well be broken by appropriate support and treatment. The reason why abuse is and will be perpetuated to the generations to come is because society at large does not go beyond its moralistic, reductionist and judgmental life paradigm that projects problems large-scale on certain groups of people, on so-called ‘perpetrators’ and ‘offenders,’ predators and their prey-victims, in order to avoid taking responsibility for the problems it has itself created as a society.