You can revere the heros of our history who otherwise often lead sordid lives and will avoid any loss of faith because you are seeing the truth. The sacred is here in this life that you may have judged profane.
As for archetypal intelligence, archetypes have behaviour. They do have their own intelligence. This is why questions like, “What would Jesus do?” make any sense. Whether we have made the conscious decision to allow it or not, many archetypes have both taught us, as they manifested in the behaviour of our parents and authority figures, or swayed our behaviour by animating our imagination, speculating about how some thing would think or act. We are natural imitators.
In Hawaii, we acknowledge archetypal intelligence through our various aumakua, including plant and inorganic. Indeed, and the tree is an archetype. When we tell someone to stand tall, it’s a tree reference.
A tree is a fount of wisdom, but it has its own mind. Trees are good examples for those who need to learn to watch and listen. The archetypes have energy that has nothing to do with human awareness, as well as picking up energy from human awareness as well.
Also to gather as a force. We have a tree chant that gathers the people. Trees are strong spirits of place, guardians of land. But even before the tree made an impression on the human mind, the tree knew what it was. This is why trees can speak to us. In part because they are older than us, the way of their life force is more primal and is in our blood. But their behaviours, as subtle as they are, still trigger us socially, or can, since it is subconscious.
In one of our protest chants, the stones are “transubstantiated” into food for us. They being even older than trees, too.
To reference one of my discoveries today, we recently acquired some bracelets. These incorporate some minerals that have a strong ionic signature. In the past, I didn’t have much experience with how powerful mineral could be, but these are powerful, strengthening. Maybe it can’t literally feed my belly, but I do believe the earth can give strength if we are open and in contact with it.
But yes, even mountains play a role in our archetypal consciousness. The role they play in our minds has nothing to do with what we pretend about them.
We all choose our archetype to follow as our God? We do tend to gravitate to an archetype as a center of our thinking, whether we name it a God or not doesn’t actually matter.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.