Copyright 2011-3011 By Chase Kyla Hunter, All Rights Reserved.
Cited: “In Greek mythology Narcissus was a handsome, proud man who disdained those who loved him. He fell in love with his own beautiful reflection in a pool, and because he couldn’t stop looking at it, he starved to death. Narcissists have a great deal of resistance to change, basically because they cannot see a need for changing perfection. Narcissism is the epitome of insight-free self-centeredness. In the modern world the “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” represents the extreme end of the continuum of narcissism.”
Several years back when I first started this blog, I penned an essay titled “My Spirit Led Journey” wherein I described many visions and premonitions I had while living in Taos New Mexico in the early 1990s. It was a very active period in my life spiritually; lucid clairvoyance was opening more deeply at the same time. During an extraordinary season of heightened spiritual and clairvoyant awareness which took place between 1990 and 1993 in the desert southwest, I was “shown” a series of visions about what the immediate and long-term future would bring in the next 20 to 50 years in America, and the world.
I’ve not felt it was appropriate to write about everything I was shown, but I have written about parts of it in the essay linked above. One of the re-occurring revelations which took place in those visions was Spirit revealing what the young people would be like in the near future. I could not have imagined myself what this was, and when I was shown again and again, I really did not want to accept what I was seeing.
I wrote about the increasingly infantile emotionally regressed psychology of the youth of the near future, where narcissistic petulance would replace any real psychological and emotional adulthood. Nineteen years have now passed since I was spiritually “shown” these things, and five more years have passed since I wrote about them. The learned psychologists of our times are now catching up. The recent article below notes with certain concern and alarm the increasingly narcissistic nature of today’s young people, and the trend does not seem to have a “reverse gear.”
Within another twenty years, by the time I am well into my mid seventies, the young people who are in their twenties now, will be in their forties and in positions of responsibility in society, assuming we have a society left in the states at all.
I shudder to think what kind of leadership they will bring to this nation. The question now is “how to reverse this trend”? What, if anything, can be done, short of dreaming of a massive overhaul of mass media outlets, and bringing an end to the Hollywood and Big media cults of celebrity and personality worship which these kids emulate?
By glorifying the bi-polar behavior, misogyny and personal violence of men like Charlie Sheen, rewarding him with repeated media interviews each time he acts out, we are telling America’s young people that the way to get your face on a TV screen is to behave like a mentally ill anti-social idiot, and to make sure you do it with TV cameras rolling.
Once again I see the Kali Yuga mentality and manifestation at work in all this. I cited again the manifestations of the Kali Yuga below. The article by the psychologist follows it.
Chase Kyla Hunter 3.7.2011
ATTRIBUTES OF THE FOURTH KALI YUGA PERIOD
A discourse by Markandeya in the Mahabharataidentifies some of the attributes of Kali Yuga:
IN RELATION TO RULERS
Rulers will become unreasonable: they will levy taxes unfairly.
Rulers will no longer see it as their duty to promote spirituality, or to protect their subjects: they will become a danger to the world.
People will start migrating, seeking countries where wheat and barley form the staple food source.
IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
Avarice and wrath will be common. Humans will openly display animosity towards each other.
Ignorance of dharma will occur.
People will have thoughts of murder with no justification and will see nothing wrong in that.
Lust will be viewed as socially acceptable and sexual intercourse will be seen as the central requirement of life.
Sin will increase exponentially, whilst virtue will fade and cease to flourish.
People will take vows and break them soon after.
People will become addicted to intoxicating drinks and drugs.
Men will find their jobs stressful and will go to retreats to escape their work.
Gurus will no longer be respected and their students will attempt to injure them. Their teachings will be insulted, and followers of Kama will wrest control of the mind from all human beings. Brahmins will not be learned or honoured, Kshatriyas will not be brave,Vaishyas will not be just in their dealings and Shudras will not be honest and humble in their duties and to the other castes.
New generation infected by narcissism, says psychologist
By Kate Hagan
March 3, 2011
Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, said a study she conducted of 16,000 university students across the US showed 30 per cent were narcissistic in psychological tests, compared with 15 per cent in 1982. ”They are all 18 and 19-year-olds, so this is clearly a generational shift,” she said.
Professor Twenge said the finding built on another study based on interviews with 35,000 people of varying ages, who were asked if they had ever had symptoms of narcissism.
”Usually the oldest people have the highest rates, because they have lived for more years, but this data showed the opposite,” she said. Only 3 per cent of those over 65 had had symptoms, but for people in their 20s it was 10 per cent.
”These were shocking numbers because you can only diagnose this starting at age 18, so there weren’t that many years for people in their 20s to develop this, yet their rate was three times as high as people over 65.”
In a keynote address to the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders Congress, Professor Twenge will say that permissive parenting, celebrity culture and the internet are among the causes of the emerging narcissism epidemic.
She said telling children they were special to build self-esteem could foster narcissism.
Narcissists had an inflated sense of self, lacked empathy, were vain and materialistic and had an overblown sense of entitlement. Some resulting social trends were a greater interest in fame and wealth, more plastic surgery, and an increase in attention-seeking crimes – for example, ”beating someone up and putting it on YouTube”.
Professor Twenge was concerned about a culture ”that seems to not just accept narcissism but finds it laudatory … It worries me, when I talk to college students, that they are not surprised at all that their generation is more narcissistic.
”They say, ‘We have to be this way because the world is more competitive.’ But the problem is that narcissism doesn’t help you compete. It blows up in your face eventually.”
She said narcissistic students tended to have poorer results and were more likely to drop out, probably because they thought they didn’t have to study because they were already smart. ”It’s delusional thinking.”
- Narcissism virus spreads (theage.com.au)
- The Many Faces of Maternal Narcissism (psychologytoday.com)
- Narcissistic? Who us? (theage.com.au)
- The Aging Narcissist (nowpublic.com)
- It’s All About Me: But Is Narcissism A Disorder? (npr.org)
- Narcissism (narcissisticpersonalitydisorder.wordpress.com)
- Narcissism and Leadership (psychologytoday.com)
- Tiger Mom and Narcissism (psychologytoday.com)
- Mr. Sunshine: Narcissism? Not Exactly… (psychologytoday.com)
- Narcissim and Authenticity (colleensharen.wordpress.com)
- What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? (brighthub.com)
- Who, me, a narcissist? (boston.com)
- Resources about narcissism? (wisecounsel.wordpress.com)