Big post inbound!
The most important piece I ever wrote.
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Paradigm shifts may occur in reading this piece. Please know it comes from a sincere heart, and even if I am wrong - just know it comes from a place that deeply cares and loves you dear reader.
This content has nothing to do with or . Although it has everything to do with what made me go ALL-IN on crypto last year, and why I am still 100% long and have not taken any profit off the table yet.
What I can say is that this is one of the most important ideas I have ever wrote, and I am pulling it from my deepest core of being. Please enjoy.
It was through observing the fine art market evolving in this latest era and its themes touching on augmented reality and crypto I pulled the trigger on accumulating as much ETH and BTC as I could last year, to the absurd point of only having $800 left in my checking account. Gentleman I went all in, and yes you know I adore and that had good underpinnings along with all the I shared - but this is why I went all in with full risk.
I have attempted to explain the psychology/philosophy of what I observed and am largely falling on deaf ears so I figured for the brave of heart a lengthy explanation making a case for how the artist predicted the future of what would happen with Bitcoin /Eth, just as they have always done for millennia. In the Eastern World this content will be much better received as I fear the rampant marketing and trivial and toxic entertainment has turned consciousness off a bit in the Western World where my heavily cited and important points may look fringe, but are entirely steeped in reality.
I do not want to come off combative, nor do I want to sound woo-woo. This content was not written for those entrapped in fundamental beliefs. I respect you and what you believe and am well aware you deprive deep meaning from them that, as far as I am concerned, I am not trying to upset you or write this love letter to you. I am not trying to debate, or change anyone's opinions, I strictly want you to jump in my head if you dare and hopefully provide some enlightenment for the openminded. I'm ok if you disagree, in fact that is healthy, but please be sure to read my citations first before arguing.
The Collective Unconscious, Artist, and Bitcoin
For the intellectual not afraid to trailblaze into truth, this dear friend is a love letter for you.
If one embraces being steeped in the two greatest humans to ever live: Nietzsche & Jung - you discover their observations of the collective unconsciousness and its relation to artist especially.
The collective unconsciousness manifest itself in many ways, an example is the collective work that has outlived kingdoms and civilizations and influenced men to behave as saints and monsters - the Bible is one wonderful example of the collective unconsciousness. (35-40 authors written collectively in a span of 1,500-2,000 years with radical & various ideologies interpreting the collective work differently & pulling similar and different values out of it. With collective decision makers, not the authors themselves adding and removing books from the Bible during its various cannons throughout history.) With people wrapping their entire identity and decision making, and values entirely based off interpretations of others of the collective and their thoughts of the meaning behind the collective text.
The internet certainly is an alternative manifestation of the collective unconsciousness. We are creating something beautiful and terrible, ordered and chaotic, similar to ants collectively building ant mounds - each of you are nodes in this machine. And this entity will live on far longer than us dear friend.
Carl Jung taught us that the collective unconscious possesses individuals with various archetypes that then dictate the behavior of the collectives' proxy "flesh body". This is indeed much more pronounced when people are not self-aware, as they will be piloted much more on autopilot. It is not a good or bad thing, it is frankly being human and different archetypes possess the avatar of the collective at different times. This process is very similar to anima/animas possession as well. So, moving forward, I want to focus now on one archetypal character specifically - the artist.
What I would venture is that the creative possession within artist of this latest era, manifest reality in advance, the reality of what the collective is to yield in the future. Artist get possessed by their “daemon.” Many of our greatest minds were aware of the daemon including Socrates, Nietzsche, Jung, Gothe, Schopenhauer, Picasso and many more. (Citation below) This daemon uses the human vessel to create the greatest achievements of humankind. The daemon is a manifestation of the creativity of the collective unconscious pouring itself into creating a meaningful work of art - something that actually matters. If you live your life with meaning and purpose and you listen to your consciousness you as well can do something wonderful for mankind. Something that aids the collective/society/culture as a whole, and the artist foreshadowing in particular enables society to prepare and brace for great or terrible change. Life is dynamic, and just like the stock market it is continually in a state of change.
The daemon now my friends on a collective scale when viewing radically different artist working in different genres is fixating on crypto/augmented themes. The collective unconscious is using the artist to prepare us for great change.
"In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. Every civilized human being, whatever his conscious development, is still an archaic man at the deeper levels of his psyche" - Carl Jung
Living in a state of ‘being’ – one of embracing the dynamic changing nature of life is not common, so the artist prepares those around who are embodying other archetypes. There are well documented examples of this by Carl Jung particularly in the forward of "The Red Book"
The application to here and now and to us as investors, traders and fathers and sons is that if you scour the fine art auctions the daemon is possessing the artist collectively now into yielding symbolism of Bitcoin and Ethereum in poetic and providential (collective) esteem. Examples will be cited in a separate section below. I am **NOT** advocating purchasing these works or trying to market them and these auctions are already are closed, I am simply trying to bring awareness to the new Fine Art era themes, art has evolved and is telling us an important truth if we listen and looking and feel closely.
This shocking revelation, that the collective was indicating through artist that crypto is coming, impacted me to my core far more than the technical & , this was one of the upmost influential voices in my consciousness when I decided to rotate every penny I owned into crypto last year - prob driving my saint of a wife a little crazy with me -thinking I was a madman. Then again, she is well aware of when my daemon strikes and still loves my ‘crazy’. As the daemon is me at my true form. The daemon is the embodiment of our soul.
The creative daemon (again not demon) possess the artist to such an extent that until the creation is manifested the daemon will not let up. As the daemon is actually what that person truly is – it is their true ‘soul’ it is their purpose. Together we can observe the daemon has been possessing the creative artist collectively and the theme of this entire era in fine art is crypto. The symbolism has deep meaning, and the artist are willing into being a force they are not even largely self-aware of. Perhaps I am wildly wrong, but I sincerely believe this - as I can observe the manifestation of it.
To say this topic is deeply meaningful is a large understatement – as I am talking about MEANING itself and what the subjective state of being human even entails.
Sadly, only a small fraction of ppl will be aware of what I am even talking about or will appreciate what I am trying to communicate. I view them with empathy but just as they are slaves to their unconscious mind, the best modus operandi in tackling your own daemon if you can hear it – is to bend the knee. Not trying to sound preachy. I say this because I love you dear friend. But be a vessel of great cause and meaning in a world full of suffering and chaos. We are all nodes in a vast network and what you do, and what you say has deep meaning. Try to ease the suffering of others and listen to that voice of reason inside of you, and then let go of the wheel and trust your true self – the daemon. I am sure we can all relate to those moments of flow states where you awake out of the trance having built something glorious and meaningful and you wonder where and how it came out of yourself. Tap into that regularly and exercise it just like you exercise other muscles.
Books will be written on this someday and new jargon will be necessitated to describe this new era of art and consciousness. This will be magnified when man eventually merges with tech with faster inputs (like Neuralink), rather than this current archaic tech of phones and pc’s when we are chipped the processing power will be far superior and the content and expressions ever greater. We will eventually merge with the collective unconscious through the internet, and we will build something glorious. I would even anticipate that we will get to the point where the inputs into the collective unconsciousness will enable us to upload our consciousness directly into the metaverse where we can live on & on till our host star dies and we rotate autonomously to a new one .
Just as Nietzsche and Jung stated- man has evolved over millennia, we are not done our evolution yet. And we have base impulses from our days in lowlier states, as Jung as has proved the shadow archetype is within us all and is a friend & foe. The simplest scientific fact check of this continual progression of evolution is just simply researching the Flynn Effect.
In summary, the general jist is an artist has free will sacrificed to his creative consciousness (again Socrates, Schopenhauer, Sartre, Camus, Jung, Nietzsche call it the Daemon). The creative force is a manifestation of the collective unconsciousness and manifest truths far deeper about the human state of being than one gathers from the sources of media of the herd: television, pop music - etc.
My final comment to you who have had the courage to venture this far, “To die is to go into the Collective Unconscious, to lose oneself in order to be transformed into form, pure form.” - Carl Jung
A beautiful quote and a theme we can observe in every single mythology from the Samarians, Mesopotamia’s, Egyptians, Norse, and the Greeks – the image of the phoenix dying to itself in a state of suffering being reborn and then tackling the chaos in new form. The image of Jesus Christ dying for the suffering of the world being reborn taking on the suffering of all man. Die to yourself and your tribal beliefs. Do not settle dear friend for mediocrity, and trivial entertainment or toxic political tribalism. Be your pure form.
“Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.” - 2 Timothy 2:3-4
Do not fret on the affairs of man, “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung
Listen to that voice in your head, your consciousness and be your purest form – dying to yourself and being reborn anew is a necessary step in the road to self-actualization. Debrowski said this was necessary and the only way to get through “positive disintegration”. If you do not heed my words your life will be stagnate. It is our duty to future generations to be shining beacons in our place within the network. Shine brightly in pure form.
Do not worry about the herd around you. They are all in a slumber. Love them anyway and stay humble, but above all be true to yourself and embody your pure form. If someone asks you what is your essence? Just like a an apple tree apples, or a hammers, or an axe chops - your essence must be clearly articulated or you are a rudderless ship in the suffering seas of life. Sarte said "Existence precedes meaning". Our souls are plucked from the unconscious and cast into an environment of chaos and we must pick our own meaning! Just because we are born with self awareness does not entail that we have meaning. We must purposely chose to live a life of purpose with values we create or discover within us. Nietzsche said we create them, Jung said we discover them - all I know is that we are in the drivers seat for willing them into our being. When an artist does this, they become one with their daemon. They enter the flow state and create works of immeasurable beauty, and value. The fact we as humans have aesthetics period makes this whole lot in life bearable and glorious and purpose filled. In my youth I had my bouts with nihilism and depression, and this my friend is the only cure for those of you that have toppled your inner idols and want to seek truth and be your self actualized fully realized being. This state of being is the most glorious way to tread through life. Riches, trading - all we are doing is building sand castles my friends! Since we are already playing the game, let's build glorious sand castles but let's focus more so on being true to ourselves and easing the suffering of those around us. Bitcoin & Ethereum will change the world for the billion people on the planet that do not have access to banking infrastructure. If we can fix the money we can fix the world. It will never be perfect, but if we live our lives with meaning we will find shiny diamonds along the journey and can bring about as close to heaven on this planet. But to do this - be your fully actualized self. Do not waste time watching garbage media, and toxic political pieces, listening to vile pop music - be removed from the herd. Be your true self. Invent yourself.
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Nietzsche
"Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean." - Goethe
If you are one of the rare souls who got to this point and found it helpful please be sure to like and tell me what you think, and be sure to read the citations provided below. If you are in unison with your daemon please share your experience for me and the community so we can all learn from it.
Academic Citations on Consciousness:
• "Genius spirits and the mystery of creative inspiration" https://wellcomecollection.org/articles/Wtdl8iAAABJiKOvK?fbclid=IwAR0GAfmiBkjyeeVPPHfC9v1jbgQ-VzfxI3RoFNiQZhfWx_MwjWfVbWLKPxY
• "The Artist Who Glimpsed Carl Jung’s ‘Collective Unconscious’, And What We Did to Her" https://medium.com/@pyramid87/the-artist-who-glimpsed-carl-jungs-collective-unconscious-and-what-we-did-to-her-af8293d477d3
• "Pablo Picasso’s Idiosyncratic Genius" https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1957/03/09/the-surprise-of-the-century-i?fbclid=IwAR2UCJxHnfDObq9-S8vC9ltSm3PWn5aPo0L8Es_GMmFXxOL7D6Ntqu8TiOs
• "How to Find a Purpose and the Psychology of the Daemon" https://academyofideas.com/2019/08/how-to-find-a-purpose-psychology-of-daemon/?fbclid=IwAR2eGjFbe5DmV72AHtbfQeBW8HEtRzXQDTWBx9vKJNjLfSGbv8wEB8PkCk8
These are not investment suggestions in any way, as the art market is radically volatile, I just want to source concrete examples:
• "Freedom" - Sold for $47,057 https://superrare.co/artwork-v2/freedom-17367?fbclid=IwAR3AsRDUDl-RgiYV6WIL0i3sJJpn-QsamJduY4Fyv_NU_DMJ62oHqyx-Sk0
• "Fiat vs Bitcoin: Nutcracker." - Sold for $12,716 https://superrare.co/artwork-v2/fiat-vs-bitcoin:-nutcracker.-19441?fbclid=IwAR1I3r0DYPXRkNMKJLKBcDXZ2zmfK-eHUOPPLRhv-JcV9VqowRUSX0-5drY
• "Glitch ETH" - Sold for $2,055 https://superrare.co/artwork-v2/glitch-eth-5504?fbclid=IwAR3JukDKLtBSBshaUYAkAeGo4YWKrEuYqJRTWXOWq0xXZU_rCAfqSVr4E2Q
• "Goddess_022: New Money" - Sold for $3,583 https://superrare.co/artwork-v2/goddess_022:-new-money-15395?fbclid=IwAR2Bn1xKrq4INrF2fS4M3up5EfQ5mfIOgWiwo-Hq2skkHYFVkJLUhjOEA4k
• "Ecumenopolis: Sector 1 NYC" - Sold for $47,057 https://superrare.co/artwork-v2/ecumenopolis:-sector-1-nyc-19611?fbclid=IwAR3W_K99grF2hFuUtZdUQAoMWZ-1Y2fNhOa2Xj2eahI6v9iggqdv9eyY7P8
So in closing, the artist are soothsayers - but then again are not all of us using the tools of only now a mild step above from the fish bones, stones, and frog legs of old. ;)
I wish you nothing but blessings and good fortunes! Seriously though I bet hardly anyone will get to this point of the read, please be sure to like it if you found it helpful as I really am being vulnerable in my love letter to you dear traders.
Since the end of WW2, the globe has rode a wave of prosperity, on the backs of the US Navy preeminence and the Bretton Woods Accords. Check out Peter Zeihan's Accidental Superpower. The baby boom happened and we had a massive population of workers, consumers, the modern stock market was born. Now we are at a crossroads. The world is older demographically than it ever has been, the consumer markets in the first world are faltering, and although America’s geography, midwestern focus on traditional baby making (lack of urbanization), and access to a youthful population south of the Mexican border, the US is poised to maintain stability, the rest of the world is not. This means that we are at a point of generational turnover that even dwarfs the 60’s, when baby boomers took over… perhaps now is our chance to fully realize their failed attempts at higher consciousness without the naïveté of luddite practices.
Both Trump and Biden were/are the oldest presidents in history. Something is about to happen, and no-one knows what or how it will happen. Let’s turn inward, meditate, and try to serve as the champions of something bright and positive.
I will check out Peter Zeihan's Accidental Superpower. Thank you for your insight, a lot of good new ideas for me to research and contemplate.
"Let’s turn inward, meditate, and try to serve as the champions of something bright and positive." Well said, I cannot think of a more noble purpose!