I would like to raise a thought, a conviction, I have. A little inspired by a Jung quote about psychology/therapy and “the numinous” that I saw the other day and which I do not know if I understood or am prepared to buy without reservations:
“The main interest of my work is not concerned with the treatment of neuroses but rather with the approach to the numinous. But the fact that the approach to the numinous is the real therapy, and inasmuch as you attain to the numinous experience you are released from the curse of pathology. Even the very disease takes on a numinous character.” — C. G. JUNG
But this is my reservation then. And speaking of the post I wrote the other day, about society taking responsibility for everything spiritual, which provoked strong reactions: What I am writing now is on a similar theme, but seriously meant. It’s a mind game, this too, but a serious one.
Assuming that the new worldview is true. That is, that we live more than one life, reborn, accumulate experiences through the effects of our actions, develop towards some kind of emotional and cognitive perfection, etc. Then I imagine there’s a threshold there along the way. What is this threshold about? A certain amount of genuine self-experience, one’s own anchoring in the spiritual. Not just 2-hand information.
It’s going to be a tipping point. (And I also imagine that this point will come later than one often imagines, or hopes for.) Once you have crossed the threshold, you may possibly have use of psychology/therapy that includes a detailed spiritual (like the above) perspective. Or at least it will be harmless. But on the threshold usually not.
Until then, it is above all the usual psychology/therapy that you may need. It is based on an understanding of the ordinary. Why? Until the threshold has passed, this nature constitutes such a dominant part in us that the spiritual ideas (however true they may be) are only too easily incorporated into the old ordinary defense system – it will not be good.