Title: Archetype of the UFO
Genre: UFO, Paranormal, Meta-Physics
Production Company: Reality Films
The psychiatrist Carl Jung said that UFOs might be real but a good percentage of eyewitness accounts may be psychological projections from the collective unconscious.
Jung was writing during a veritable UFO craze in the 1950s, when most UFOs were represented as disc shaped flying saucers. So Jung believed that a lot of UFO reports were projections of the mandala, an ancient Sanskrit word for “circle.” In its own religious and philosophical context, the mandala has spiritual and cosmological connotations, but for Jung it’s a basic psychological archetype.
Archetype of the UFO clearly borrows from Jung’s psychiatric theories. For Jung, an archetypal image (like a flying saucer) points to the meeting of genetic, cultural and spiritual aspects of the self. And as an archetype of wholeness, Jung often portrays the self as the center and circumference of a circle.
The self is not only the centre, but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the centre of this totality, just as the ego is the centre of consciousness (CW 12, par. 44).
Archetype of the UFO, however, doesn’t just wrap up Jung’s ideas. It takes them further to the world of recent UFO theory and evidence.
This intelligent documentary looks at diverse metaphysical issues often passed over by lesser lights within the realm of ET, UFO and paranormal debates.
Emphasizing the possible misinterpretation of so-called physical sightings, Archetype of the UFO concedes that in many cases there may be no difference between inner and outer ET and UFO encounters. So this DVD isn’t just about little green men and flying saucers. Our beliefs about reality and truth are also thrown into doubt.
Most of the DVD features Nick Pope, a respected figure in UFO lore who’s appeared on CNN and other major networks. Pope and interviewer Philip Gardiner probe deep and compel us to think for ourselves about ETs, UFOs, mysticism, YouTube videos, disinformation, acclimatization, social power and the role of individual interpretation.
Many say it’s time for a proverbial course correction to save our planet in the 21st century. If so, Archetype of the UFO should be standard-issue for every seeker on the brink of making challenging discoveries about the self, society and beyond.
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