Origin and Development of the Wealth Archetypes
The word ‘wealth’ originates from the Medieval English words ‘weal’ and ‘th’. ‘Weal’ means ‘well being’ and ‘th’ means ‘the condition of’. A better and more authentic definition for wealth therefore is ‘The Condition of Well Being’.
One of the main research projects was to establish a set of principles that are universal and precisely define these conditions. Furthermore to develop and program a system that calculates one’s individual signature of well-being conditions.
Based on the new definition, wealth is much more than financial, material assets or capital. The following categories represent a basic outline.
The totality of human relationships that sustain life and make it rich. It includes community, networks, friendships, fun, teaching, trust, and a sense of belonging. Together these constitute a cultural inheritance, a treasure passed on from generation to generation in the form of learned skills, customs, and human connections.
Refers to the cumulative products of the human mind, including language, art, stories, music, and ideas. Also physical health, time and motivation.
Refers to the earth itself: the earth's minerals, land, soil, oceans, fresh water, genomes, and biota; everything, that is, that was not created by human beings.
Our imagination, creativity, attention span, playfulness, and spontaneity.
These four areas already show us how necessary a new viewpoint of wealth is to establish a more holistic basis for a new system.
The Begin of Holistic Thinking Biology
In the twenties biologist RH Francé founded a private biological research Institute and developed a holistic thinking biology. In his work ‘Bios’ Francé presented the concept of this new biology.
Francé showed that the phenomenon of life is characterize by a small number of general principles that apply for life - regardless of a particular species (plant, animal or human). These principles are basic necessities for the existence of life. In his research for such symbols for the properties of life he found seven principles.
The autonomic nervous system. The control of all involuntary processes without awareness. The maintenance of the organism as a system, its vital functions, and all unconscious processes. To get stimulated from the environment, to be acted upon, record, impress without any filter.
The central system, the source of energy, the entity and essence, the primal force, the shape-forming principle, the central being of an organism. The holistic principle that in every part is the whole included. The genes that hold the information for the whole organism. The image of an idea is represented in the physical world. The force that turns the idea into form.
The essential idea of economics expressed as in efficiency. The function of navigating in the environment. To detect and differentiate perceptions. To divide, differentiate and classify stimuli. The central nervous system and the efficient adaptation to the environment. To communicate and exchange signals and information. The process of learning works as an optimization tool. Intelligent ways and means to achieve a goal.
The harmony and proportion between chaos and order. The rhythm and homeostasis to center generates well-being and pleasure. Propagation and the reward system to find the optimum level impacts the psychological balance.
To divide the available space. The power and pulse to assert and prevail. To push through one’s own interest to live. Self-assertion and the willingness for conflict and fight for survival.
The drive to achieve the optimum development of its own system. The power that penetrates unfolding, growing, spreading and expansion. All given resources have to unfold. The urge to bring all facets to maturity.
The function of pain as a principle of survival of the organism. Pain used to assure integrity of the organism. To persevere, internal stability and the defense against foreign influence. The resistance to change structure. Adapting to rules and the group as existence is dependent on a functioning order.
The Discovery of Self Organizing Systems
Ludwig of Bertalanffy as Francé also worked in the thirties as a biologist at the University of Vienna. In an attempt to determine the properties that characterize life, he characterizes aspects of living organisms on a much larger scale. His laws characterized not only living organisms but also all self-organizing systems.
Bertalanffy discovered that the principles of life not only apply to life itself but to all self organized systems.
The earth and the solar system also have all indications to be a living, self organized system, and therefore these principles apply as well.
The symbols of astrology also describe fundamental properties of life and self-organizing systems and perfectly align with the findings of Bertalanffy and Francé.
Astrology illustrates a creative intelligence, purpose and meaning expressed through a permanent interaction between astronomical patterns and human experience. It offers an insight into the dynamic functioning of archetypes that are in synchronicity with the human experience.
In 1781, the British astronomer William Herschel discovered a new planet in the solar system and it was named Uranus. As Uranus takes 84 years to go around the Sun its effect is on a collective level, influencing successive generations.
The discovery of Uranus occurred at the culmination of the era of Enlightenment, the American and French revolution, and the industrial revolution. Later on the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Mutation is the change of genes affecting the appearance of the form. A radical leap and sudden alteration for a better adaptation to the environment. Creating new or different skills or the acquisition of new skills. An expanded ability to move through the environment or a radical change in the conditions of life.
In 1846 another planet was proposed after the French mathematician Urbain LeVerrier observed irregularity in the calculated orbit of Uranus. The German astronomer Johann Galle discovered the planet and it was named ‘Neptune’. Neptune is associated with collective changes with its 165 years orbit around the sun.
The discovery of Neptune coincided with a range of synchronistic historical and cultural phenomena. These include the rapid spread of spiritualism throughout the world, the upsurge of utopian social ideologies and the widespread of Transcendentalism as well as the emergence of theosophy.
Participation is the connectedness with the whole cosmos. The instinctive or intuitive knowing to belong and to be associated with an larger ecosystem. That everything is interconnected and part of itself. The possibility to self-sacrifice for the preservation of the species.
After discrepancies have been observed in the orbit of Neptune and Uranus, the existence of a further planet was proposed by the astronomer Percival Lowell, which led to the discovery in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. The new planet was named ‘Pluto’ and is associated with collective changes because of its 248 year orbit around the sun.
The synchronicity phenomena around the time of the discovery and especially in the twentieth century include nuclear fission and the unleashing of nuclear power. The widespread cultural influence of evolutionary theory and psychoanalysis.
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 discoveries of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto appear to correspond with the unveiling of three fundamental archetypes into the collective human experience.
These three collective principles illuminate the deeper trans-personal patterns of human experience. They are now relevant as the world ‘unites’ and the old paradigm of ‘separation’ is replaced with the new paradigm of ‘unity’.
The 10 Archetypes of Life
All 10 principles that are intrinsic to life. Seven represent personal forces and three collective forces. The observation between planetary movements and the patterns of human acts and events is a corresponding system, which defines the fundamental structures of human experience.
In alignment with Jung and his profound research we are naming these principles or forces of nature 'archetypes'. The word ‘arche’ from the Ancient Greek means ‘origin’ or ‘source of action’.
These archetypes interact with the human soul and influence how we feel, think and act. They manifest inside us as impulses, images and ideas as well as in forms and events in the external world.
They are the essential guiding forces of our life. Recognizing these archetypes leads to an increase in personal freedom and fulfillment through an expanded understanding of the self in its cosmic context.
Through this system it is also possible to calculate a signature of one’s individual well-being conditions. With the power and ability to understand one’s own individual signature or ‘wealth blueprint’ comes confidence for a unique wealth development path over time.
Understanding the timeline of universal collective archetypes will provide the ability to ‘tune’ in. It’s the most natural, powerful and intelligent way to live life and unfold one’s given unique wealth potential.