Metaphor of Meltdown
The last time I entered the political arena was to battle the mis-information of the 'Free Trade Agreement' in 1987. After that I was done w/ politics and on to traveling and the study of art.
Then came the sub-prime crisis of 2007/2008. I remember when the crisis hit and all I could think was 'sure boys, this is just the tip of the iceberg'. Obama arrived and I hoped change had too. I wept at his inauguration. I even yelled amen when he said he was going to clean up the 'greed' on Wall street. I thought he was the new Jackie Robinson.
Sadly I witnessed the same political pattern emerge with Mr.Obama. Say one thing and do the opposite.
This burned my britches and so began a 2.5 year trip down the rabbit hole. I studied (and still am), everything I could about the economy, the history of money, how it is made, who prints it, the historical role of gold and silver, the stock market, how a bubble develops, and on and on. This culminated with a long drive, all the way down to Phoenix, for a three day seminar on the economy.
After gathering information on the economy I began to identify parallels in Jungian Psychology. Both the 'inflated ego' and the inflated economy end in a depression, tyrants come to power because adults become children by projecting all their own capabilities onto the political leaders of the day, etc… From the examination of this parallel, a unique perspective emerged; I began to view the world economic crisis from a Jungian psychological perspective. Thus the Metaphor of Meltdown was born. I am very proud of this work. The Metaphor of Meltdown offers the tools to arrive at personal solutions to this ongoing collective crisis.
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The Metaphor of Meltdown is offered in two versions; FULL VERSION (directly below) and in 10 parts. SCROLL Past full version for the 10 parts.
The Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 1, The History of Money and Currency
Metaphor of Meltdown Chapter 2, The Gold Standard / Jung and Metaphor
The Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 3, The Banking System and The Creation of Currency
The Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 4, The Creation of Consciousness
The Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 5, World Reserve Currency / The Fiat Dollar
The Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 6, Currency Wars
The Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 7, Derivatives / Art Imitates Life
The Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 8, The Mortgage Crisis / Stimulus Injection
The Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 9, Fraud and The Global Debt Bubble
Metaphor of Meltdown – Chapter 10, Conclusion / Living the Metaphor