Originally Posted by sentient
‘Assemblage Point of Awareness’ primarily became lodged/centered/assembled in the all-inclusive Collective Space rather than in the separate self-identity.
Expanding on that a little bit.
In the totemic Aboriginal worldview:
Identifying with 'something other' than one's physically manifested persona allows a person the opportunity to transcend ordinary reality in an act of union (of physical and transcendental dimensions/realities). From Aboriginal point of view not to have a double or shadow in the world is seen to be condemned to an inferior existence governed by physical sense realities only. The Totemic "double" thus acts as an "intermediary" between physical and other; - transcendental/spatial dimensions.
Somewhat similarly in ‘our’ animist worldview the real self
is not identified as being the physically manifested persona, the ‘me/I’, but is understood to be the soul named “ies”
or the “Shadow Soul”
or the “Shadow Deity”
or the "Suoje-Protector",
a soul which has also been called the “free-soul”
as it is the soul part that leaves the body after death appearing as a ghost - or the soul part - the living can project ahead of themselves and can be seen, heard or felt by others as a person’s “doppelgänger”.
From the reference point of "ies - the real self"
- the physically manifested persona is more like a hollow/empty, holographic extension.
It is this "ies"
soul which is also the "intermediary" between physical and other; - transcendental/spatial dimensions.
is the sounding board to experience the “world” on the more “energetic terms”
or “other dimensional”
After all, we do not only live in the “Middle World” but the “Below World” and the “Upper World” do intersect or overlap.