This deadly disease is a virus of the mind - the Native Americans call it "Wetiko" - that literally cultivates and feeds on fear and separation.
A psycho-spiritual illness, it is a psychosis in the true sense of the word, "a sickness of the spirit."
It is a true game-changer to recognize that the coronavirus is literally a materialization in our world - a REVELATION - of the immaterial and heretofore invisible Wetiko virus that exists deep within the collective unconscious of humanity.
This is to say that what
is playing out in
the Covid-19 'pandemic' (with all
the various political, social and financial reactions to it in our
world, as well as what it brings up inside of our minds) can help us
to begin to see the deeper underlying and more dangerous Wetiko
'pandemic' - a collective psychological infection - that has
been plaguing humanity from time immemorial.
Pointing at Wetiko in its own unique way, The Gnostic Gospels says,
Seeing how the Wetiko mind-virus surreptitiously works - both out in the world and especially within our own minds (which is the only place it can be confronted and potentially dissolved) - is its worst nightmare, for to see it takes away its raison d'etre, which is to perpetuate itself.
Seeing Wetiko simultaneously dispels its power over us while empowering ourselves.
Covid-19 could potentially be the lens that helps us bring into focus and see Wetiko.
Having multiple facets of operation and channels of influence, the virus is multi-dimensional in its impact - it is affecting our world in practically every way imaginable. Besides its obvious physical aspect, Covid-19 also has a psychological vector of transmitting itself into our minds (via our unconscious reactions of fear, stress, anxiety, etc.).
The 'mental' vector of the virus spreads much more quickly, as it is exponentially more contagious than its biological counterpart, propagating itself through the channel of our shared unconscious blind-spots and fears.
In other words, the
contagion of fear - the fuel for the Wetiko mind-virus that
is being inflamed by Covid-19 - spreads faster than any physical
virus is able to.
This is to say that the
virus deeply impacts the underlying social matrix that
fashions human culture, leaving no stone unturned in its effects
upon our world.
In addition to making people physically sick, some of whom die, the virus,
Covid-19 has so gotten
into our heads that it has even intruded, in one form or another,
into many people's dreams.
Like Wetiko, Covid-19 is a field phenomenon, which is to say it doesn't exist as an isolated entity that independently exists on its own, walled off from the environment, but rather, it exists in relation to and as an expression of the field in which it arises.
When we get right down to
it, the boundary between where the virus ends and the world begins
The virus has an energetic body that extends itself out into the world, and its effects in our world are its expression, the spore prints of its subtle body, so to speak.
The irony is that the
effect of the virus' subtle body in our world are anything but
subtle. Encoded within the physical pathogen are hidden catalysts
that trigger us in ways that are beyond the merely physical.
Just like the rays of the sun are not separate from the sun, but are its energetic expression, all of the virus' ripple effects into our world (and within our minds) are appendages of the virus' nonlocal energetic body that are continuous and co-extensive with the virus itself.
It greatly behooves us to
step out of our dualistic mind-set, expand our limited and
fragmented vision and see the actual true nature of the virus from a
more wholistic perspective.
The moon isn't causing the reflection any more than the ocean (or our mind) is - all of these interrelated factors are interdependently reciprocally co-arising with each other so as to produce the resultant effect (the image of the moon's reflection in water that is arising within our minds).
To think of them as separate parts interacting with each other is a cognitive error preventing us from seeing the deeper whole system that is openly revealing itself through their shared interplay.
Or think of the ocean's waves - the ocean isn't in any way separate from its waves, the waves are its unmediated expression.
The myriad effects on our behavior that the virus has activated throughout human global society are based on our reactions - both conscious and unconscious - to its presence in our world.
Our reactions are, in turn, mediated through and shaped by the human psyche, which is the medium of operations for Wetiko.
This points to that the Wetiko mind-virus, at least in part, is influencing our reactions and hence, our behavior - both individually and collectively - to the physical virus.
Similar to how at the
quantum level - which is to say at the reality level - mind and
matter interpenetrate each other so fully as to reveal themselves to
be indivisible, the physical virus and the psychological virus are
not two separate things interacting, but are inseparable aspects of
a greater whole unified quantum field in which mind and matter are
In in-forming and coordinating our unconscious reactions to Covid-19, the Wetiko mind-virus is like the stage manager behind the scenes, influencing our psychological state and thereby orchestrating our behavior from beneath our conscious awareness.
Cloaking itself under the
cover of the global 'pandemic', the Wetiko mind-virus is then able
to materially incarnate - taking on physical form - into our
world by influencing our internal reactions to the physical virus.
The idea that objects exist separate from their effects is an expression of the same unconscious conceptual blind-spot that spawns our sense of self that thinks it exists separate from others and the environment.
To view the virus from a whole systems point of view is to recognize that the virus and its eco-system (which in our case happens to be the whole planet) are one seamlessly interconnected whole quantum system with no separable parts anywhere to be found.
This is to say that the virus and its myriad effects in our world and within our minds, when all seen together as interrelated aspects of a greater whole, are both literally and symbolically the revelation of something deeper.
This something deeper is the Wetiko mind-virus...
We shouldn't be under any illusions... the world we lived in prior to the advent of the coronavirus 'pandemic' ("the good old days") was,
Wetiko had rendered us oblivious to our own madness, compelling us to act against our own best interests in a self-destructive way.
It was a world, due to
our Wetiko-inspired madness, in which we were enacting collective
suicide on a mass scale (for example, destroying the biosphere, the
life support system of the planet), rushing as fast as we could
towards our own self-destruction.
It should get our attention that every person or group of people that have discovered Wetiko (by whatever name we call it) unanimously consider it to be the most important topic (it has been called "the topic of topics") - there's not even any competition - to understand in our world today.
Wetiko is at the very root of every crisis we face:
Called by many different names throughout history, the spirit of Wetiko renders every other issue secondary, for Wetiko is the over-arching umbrella that contains, subsumes, informs and underlies every form of self-and-other destruction that our species is acting out seemingly uncontrollably in our world today on every scale.
Just like a physical virus isn't really alive by itself, but needs to hijack and colonize living cells to replicate itself in order to take on a semblance of life, the same is true for the Wetiko mind-virus.
In his recent article, "Searching for the Anti-Virus - Covid-19 as Quantum Phenomenon," Martin Winiecki writes,
On one level our common enemy is Covid-19, but on a deeper level our shared adversary is our unconscious ignorance of our inter-connectedness with each other.
It is this very ignorance and the fear that accompanies the physical virus that is the food for the Wetiko mind-virus...
The essence of ME disease is to mistakenly identify with a fictitious identity, a false version or imposter of ourselves, through which we become an impersonator of our true self (this is why Wetiko is referred to as "the counterfeiting spirit" in The Apocryphal texts of The Bible).
If we fall under the thrall of Wetiko/ME disease, we unconsciously use the creative genius of our own mind to imprison ourselves into a limited, constricted identity in which we think - and compulsively recreate and endlessly reinforce the illusion - that we exist as a "separate self" that is alien to the rest of the universe.
We then grasp onto this false identity, defending it at all costs, and yet, this "self" that we are protecting doesn't even exist in the way we've been imagining it does.
In essence, we are then investing - and wasting - our life-force in contracting against and obstructing our own light due to something that has no actual existence except in our imagination.
This is simultaneously
the cause and the effect of Wetiko psychosis...
This takes us away from both the source and solution of the problem, which is within ourselves.
When this plays out not only within the individual, but collectively as a species, the whole thing becomes madness on an industrial scale, as we see evidenced all around us in the world today.
The whole benighted
project(ion) is not just sponsored by Wetiko, it is the revelation
of Wetiko for those who have eyes to see.
In his foreword to Forbes' book, author and environmental activist Derrick Jensen asks the question,
Oftentimes, the most important thing is to ask the right question.
The idea of Wetiko helps us get a handle on how to answer it.
The idea of Wetiko - with
its new way of envisioning what is happening in our world - has a
real benefit and utility, helping us wrap our minds around the
current madness that is overtaking our planet.
Wetiko thus violates the
sacred law of reciprocity in both human affairs and the natural
world as a whole.
When people are infected with the Wetiko-mind virus, instead of entering into relationship and sacred partnership with the world, they think of the world as an object separate from themselves to be used and exploited for their own benefit, a perspective which simultaneously turns them into objects as well.
This results in them losing awareness of their inter-connectedness with the web of life.
To quote Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk from their article called 'Seeing Wetiko - On Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition',
It is thus particularly dangerous when those who are taken over by Wetiko are in positions of power...
To quote Forbes,
The spirit animating the
Wetiko mind-virus has been creatively symbolized in as many ways as
can be imagined by many great artists, scientists, thinkers and
philosophers, and certainly by every spiritual wisdom tradition
known to humanity.
When Wetiko colonizes and commandeers the executive function of a psyche, it forms a "shadow government" of the psyche that dictates to the ego.
If left unchecked,
...Wetiko will transform us into one of its unwitting instruments to spread and replicate itself in our world.
We then become made in the virus' image:
What happens within an
individual psyche that has fallen under the spell of Wetiko can be a
looking glass through which we can re-cognize how this mind-virus is
acting itself out in the world at large, as both the microcosm
(the individual) and macrocosm (our species) are reflective
iterations and expressions of the same deeper fractal pattern.
This is to say that Wetiko,
coronavirus 'pandemic' is reflecting - just like a dream, where the
outer dreamscape is a symbolic expression of the inner state of the
dreamer - an unconscious process that is happening deep within the
The internal landscape of the Wetiko-ridden psyche is mirrored in the external world, for example, through the disturbing and undeniable trend towards totalitarianism - both in the United States and around the world - with its ever-increasing centralization of power and control.
When we are not in touch with our intrinsic creative power, the external power of the state is more than happy to pick up our unconscious agency for us and use it against us for its own ends.
If we marginalize our own internal authority, we dream up external totalitarian forces to limit our freedom and create our experience for us, as we see throughout the world today.
In other words, there is a direct and immediate correlation between what is going on inside of our psyche and how our experience of the world manifests.
Analogous to the shadows on the wall of Plato's cave, the physical outbreak of the coronavirus is like a lower-dimensional shadow projected into our world cast from an archetypal or higher-dimensional realm.
Studying the shadow (the
coronavirus 'pandemic') within its proper context - i.e., relative
to what it is an emanation and re-presentation of - helps us begin
to understand the deeper higher-dimensional process (the
Wetiko virus) that is revealing itself through the
What if, as Winiecki suggests, we have unconsciously called forth and summoned - "dreamed up" - Covid-19 as a symbol to potentially reveal the much more dangerous underlying infection (Wetiko) that exists within the collective unconscious of humanity that we as of yet haven't been able to see because it is taking place deep within the dark depths of our unconscious...
Symbols - which are an emanation of, and the doorway to, something deeper within us - are the language of dreams.
It is notable that
recognizing that the world is speaking symbolically (i.e., just like
a dream) is the viewpoint that literally connects us with a more
fundamental level of reality.
Similar to how a symbol in a dream resonates with, speaks to and invokes something in the dreamer, it is not an accident the "specter of Covid-19" has been able to "haunt" humanity.
It is only able to have
this profound effect on us collectively because it is touching
something that is alive and actively at work deep within our
This synchronicity got my attention; we were clearly thinking along similar lines.
To quote Winiecki,
In other words, Covid-19
is a symbolic yet also full-bodied re-presentation on the world
stage of the underlying immaterial Wetiko mind-virus that is playing
out behind the scenes.
And yet, even though Wetiko is literally staring us in the face via Covid-19, this mind-virus induces a psychic blindness within us - an occlusion in and to our consciousness - such that we don't recognize its revelation.
Left unseen, Wetiko wreaks untold havoc in our world.
It is not a question of trying to convince people that they are not seeing clearly - this rarely seems to work - it is more a question of teaching people the art of seeing.
There is a way of "translating" our experience of the global 'pandemic' - with all its multitudinous effects - so as to help us see the Wetiko mind-virus that is at the root of the 'pandemic' that, if left unseen, will continue in its devastating effects upon both our world and our minds.
Jung spent his whole life arguing for the profundity of what he calls "symbolic awareness" - which is based on recognizing that this universe we live in is an unfolding revelation, a living oracle that is continually speaking symbolically, just like our dreams at night do.
When seen as a living
symbol of a much deeper infection, Covid-19 opens up both our eyes
and our minds to see this deeper infection - the Wetiko mind-virus.
When we become aware of Wetiko, however, the light of our awareness neutralizes Wetiko's primary power over us, which derives from operating within the shadows of our mind outside of our awareness.
Once we become aware of how this mind-virus affects our awareness, it can no longer work its black magic through our awareness in the same way.
Of course, we have to continually cultivate a clear and mindful awareness capable of seeing Wetiko's malign influence so as to inoculate our own mind from this stealthy and continually shape-shifting plague of the mind.
When we are unconscious of something, the unconscious content will literally become symbolized and get "dreamed up" in our dreams again and again in a variety of (dis)guises (oftentimes in a series of recurring dreams), until we begin to recognize what the symbol is re-presenting and touching within us.
In psychology speak, we
can then own this content as belonging to us, integrating within
ourselves what it is reflecting to us, thereby expanding our
consciousness and enlarging our sense of self.
In other words, when we aren't seeing Wetiko, it has taken on our form such that it becomes the lens through which we see the world, which renders its existence invisible to us.
People who are afflicted with Wetiko have no idea there's anything askew within them - Wetiko inspires people under its spell to project their inner situation outwards and see the problem (as well as their own shadow) as being outside of themselves.
Once we turn our
attention away from the source of the problem, which is always
within ourselves, however, this mind-virus can then act itself out
through our blind-spots without restraint.
Once we become aware that the manifestation of the physical virus in our world is mirroring back to us a more fundamental underlying mental virus, we can self-reflectively put our attention on what within us is being reflected by the external virus.
By doing so, the
unconscious energy that was bound up (as if being held hostage) in
the compulsive re-creation of the mind-virus becomes available to be
channeled constructively and expressed creatively in a way that,
instead of keeping us stuck, serves our individuation and continual
Recognizing the connection between the inner and outer dimensions of our experience sheds light on the crucial and active role that the psyche plays in the creation of our experience.
Recognizing the role of our psyche in all of this isn't a passive realization, however, but, being a realization that takes place within the psyche itself, simultaneously activates and unlocks the very creative nature of the psyche that we are recognizing.
In other words,
This insight by itself is
just the beginning, however, for we are then called to carry and
embody our inner realization into the outer world in our own
uniquely creative way.
In his recent article, Winiecki concludes,
Seen through the eyes of symbolic awareness, Covid-19 reveals to us just how fluid, impermanent and malleable the underlying structures of our world are, as well as how unpredictable and dreamlike our ever-changing experience of the world really is.
Seeing the dreamlike nature of our universe helps us to realize that,