Metamorphosis includes death as an advantage and prerequisite for further evolutionary development. The destruction and dissolution of order. The force of destruction and transformation is necessary to create something new.
The genetic intelligence of DNA is carried by a highly trans-formative evolutionary imperative, mutating its life forms to fulfill its immortal goal of living forever. Its overall intent is the resurrection and revitalization.
It is the drive for transformation. Each individual is in the process of changing shape and form and must take position in the here and now for its effect of things to come. The content of metamorphosis is the destruction of what has already experienced and identified with, in favor of becoming someone new. Taking parts from the destruction and form a new shape.
If we identify ourselves in all its layers completely with the task and importance that we have for the collective, then there is no need to look for another task or path in life. If we attempt to drop our masks out of social pressure then it will only be a temporary prolonging, where the deep layers are still in conflict.
The interest in the reappearance of submerged cultures, capture and re-interpretation of their content. The interest in the hidden forces of life. Radical turning, adjustment and correction into new directions.
Shadow and Projection
It is the unification and consolidation of opposites. We claim certain characteristics which define "who we are”. All other possible human characteristics are collectively known as our shadow. For example, if we describe ourselves as friendly, cultured, and generous, our shadow contains our potential for belligerence, barbarism, and selfishness.
The shadow can be described as the characteristics which have not been approved by ourselves or by other people. Characteristics which we do not like, we do not acknowledge, which do not fit our image of ourselves, which are within the unconscious mind, which we hide from other people, which we would like to claim but don't dare to claim, and which are simply unknown or unexpressed.
We project the shadow as an unconscious act, which causes us to see our own shadow parts as though they belong to other people. As a result, we can deny those elements within ourselves in order to preserve a particular self-image. A self-image which then becomes untrue and usually self-righteous.
The people upon whom we project probably do have the characteristic which we are projecting onto them, but the projection intensifies our perception of it, and we view it with a judgment attitude and irritation which exceed any natural reaction to the imposition of that person on our lives.
For example, we despise someone's innocently wild behavior because we are repressing our own extra-version. The intensity of our reaction is equal to the intensity of our repression of those qualities within ourselves.
We can discover the elements of our shadow. As we explore the shadow, we are also learning about the contents of our archetypal fields. The "shadow" is merely the contents which we have rejected or ignored.
It is the principle of death but not in the biological sense. Death brings forth new variants in life, it’s a prerequisite for development. Actually, living things need not die. All cells die and renew itself. There is basically no wearing out of an organism. From a strict biological point of view there is no problem with immortality. Dying is something that the organism is actively causing. We do not die because we are worn out, but because the breath of life it cut off from information sent from inside our organism.
It is the natural force in us that seeks the death experience. Death makes no sense for the individual. Death means to destroy. The unit of the structure goes back into chaos. The urge for destruction and everything that is of value is worth that it perishes. For evolution and development it is necessary that something ceases to exist so that something new can start. It is an instinct in us desiring the destruction, death and to kill. This aspect is pushed far into the unconscious because it is dangerous.
Children have an urge to take apart animals like a clock radio with no heart or sense of the agony of animals. Some people ruin themselves with this desire. The power of destruction is necessary to create something new. It is a self-destructive impulse to be dying and to be reborn. It is the force in us that wants the end of something.
Taboos and breaking taboos, to dissolve structures. How can we die in life? By defining something that is necessary for us to live for. For example, without a partner, it is not worth living. In most cases, one identifies with something and then unconsciously supports that to experience the death of it. It is a radical transformation, the joy of conflict, and the urge to instigate disasters.