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Flood of blood

Andrew W. Griffin / Red Dirt Report
Jung's "Memories, Dreams, Reflections" received the brunt of the water damage in my office, following an unexpected flood.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – For many years now I have had what I call “water dreams.” The element of water, for whatever reason, finds its way into my subconscious dream world and makes itself known, usually in the form of a flood.

These water dreams happen nearly every night.

So, yesterday, when I came into my office here at Red Dirt Report, I couldn’t help but notice a drip, drip, drip sound. My heart sank. It had to be another flood. Sure enough, the new office I am moving into this week – directly above my current office – had a sink in it and a pipe had not been properly secured.

So, overnight, a flood of water came through the floor, through the ceiling and found its way onto my bookshelves. And the first book to be soaked and essentially ruined? Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections, which I reviewed at the end of July.

This founder of synchronicity has meant a lot to me over the years, which is why I felt a proper review at RDR was in order. As I noted in the review, Memories, Dreams, Reflections “is one of my top books in my entire collection of books.”

Top book, indeed.

And for some reason, which I don’t recall, I had placed the book on top of the bookshelf, rather than on a shelf, so when the water cascaded downward, Jung’s book about his life and study was the first victim.

Other books – esoteric and synchronistic titles included, including The Sync Book 1 & 2 and Manly P. Hall’s The Secret Teachings of All Ages, among others – were water-damaged as well by the unexpected and ill-timed flood, but Jung’s book received the brunt. Had the flood happened just a few days later, my books would have been spared, since I would have already been upstairs in my new office space.

So, dwelling on the subject of “water” and “flood” and “Jung” I couldn’t help but immediately think of a section in Memories, Dreams, Reflections where Jung recalls his dreams and premonitions in late 1913 and into 1914 about the impending disaster to befall Europe – World War I.

He saw a “monstrous flood covering the northern and low-lying lands between the North Sea and the Alps” and “rivers of blood” covering Europe. This syncs with my memories from my childhood of seeing a trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the images of a “river of blood” coming from the elevator at the deeply-haunted Overlook Hotel. And we can't forget that Jung's The Red Book also makes an unexpected and quite curious appearance in The Shining. And Memories, Dreams, Reflections appears in Vanilla Sky.

That incredibly important film premiered in 1980, the same year the mysterious Georgia Guidestones appeared in a rural area of the Peach State, perplexing millions. As we noted today, a mysterious stone-block addition was made to the Guidestones, simply reading “2014.” This was discovered just a few weeks after the Guidestones were vandalized with the statements: “I banish all darkness” and “I Am Isis, goddess of love.”

Naturally, my mind then turned to the fighting that is taking place largely in the Middle East, with ISIS and the alleged threat they present to that part of the world and other corners of the planet. Many talk - including Pope Francis - of an impending "world war," something we've been writing about here for many months.

But on the other side of that coin, I think of Helena P. Blavatsky’s ISIS Unveiled, where she sought to “re-establish Hermetic philosophy” and combine science and religion while showing “the existence of God and immortality of man’s spirit.”

Jung would later build a tower next to a lake (water) in his native Switzerland and spend lots of time there in meditation and contemplation. I am already preparing to do a similar thing next to a lovely pond here in Oklahoma. 

(UPDATE: As I finish this up, The Folksmen's train/mine tragedy song "Blood on the Coal" is playing, staying true to the blood sync- and underground/underworld sync theme - that seems to be manifesting these days.)

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