The fairy tales in the collective consciousness
Why are the fairy tales over?
The end of the fairy tales: the social significance
The devil in fairy tales
The devil as repressed part of consciousness
The devil as repressed energy
The abused devil
The devil and the witch
The fairy tales in the collective consciousness
On the one hand, fairy tales are considered stories of the soul, healing and a significant cultural asset. On the other hand, they are highly controversial. How much harmful fairy tales actually are, has already been extensively explained in the fairy tale project “Fairy tale value – value fairy tales”. At this point, it is now a question of what role fairy tales play in the destruction of the collective consciousness through their harmful archetypal symbolism.
For this purpose, we have to start with the origin of the folk fairy tales. Already from their emergence much can be recognized, in particular when one refers these to the emergence of the religions. The world religions and the folk fairy tales illustrate on the one hand equally the maldeveloped human consciousness and stabilize it on the other hand at the same time. That is why Buddhism and Christianity are to be ended as well as the Grimm folk fairy tales.
Religious rituals have existed since time immemorial. Religion is inherent in human beings, because it is a natural part of human consciousness. The religions developed via ancestor cults, priest castes and polytheism finally to the monotheistic religions.
Judaism is the first monotheistic world religion, which originated about 3.000 years ago. It goes back to the shepherd Moses, who led his people from Egypt to Canaan. However, Abraham, one of the three archfathers of the people of Israel, is regarded as the actual founder of Judaism. It is said that Jesus is also descended from him.
Just like Judaism, the other world religions Buddhism, Christianity and Islam can also be traced back to historical persons as founders of religions, Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed. In terms of world history, these four world religions with founders of religions came into being from about 1,000 B.C. to about 700 A.D. in only a short period of time. All the founders of the religions were men.
In the earliest world religion, Hinduism, there was initially still equality and women were seers, too. Later, however, in Hinduism as well as in the other world religions, women were considered subordinate. From about the beginning of the advanced civilizations, the world religions emerged at about the same time and men took over. This illustrated the aberration in human consciousness at that time.
Originally and naturally, the feminine is responsible for universal access and spirituality, while the masculine concretizes earthly. But the degenerated male karmic dominance system has appropriated religion for its ego power rule. And therein lies the parallel to the fairy tales.
While the religions claim power on the higher layers of awareness, the fairy tales pass on what reached the down-to-earth population below. The fairy tales, historically becoming more and more destructive, tell the story of how the karmic dominance system in consciousness took over and destroyed the feminine.
Berlin, October 28, 2023, Ayleen Lyschamaya
Why are the fairy tales over?
Some of you, who are only now coming to my website, may wonder why the fairy tales should already be over at all? You will find the detailed answer as an extensive discussion on “Fairy tale value – value fairy tales”. In all brevity, I would like to summarize the most important points for you once again:
– fairy tales for positive community <-> but with harmful consciousness messages
– exciting stories activate the brain <-> this can also be achieved through stories without harmful consciousness message
– help in growing up <-> the vast majority of parents in fairy tales are evil
– fairy tales are soul stories <-> the souls are treated badly in the fairy tales (e.g. in Snow White) and the cruelty of the fairy tales frightens the souls
– fairy tales are cruel and convey outdated role models -> much worse are the unconscious messages of fairy tales
– fairy tales appeal to children and order their consciousness <-> yes, very deeply harmfully anchored
– through fairy tales children can express inner images <-> through harmful fairy tale images children are shaped inwardly
– fairy tales encourage imagination <-> children already have imagination that just must not be destroyed; besides, there are better stories without at the same time harmful messages of consciousness
– fairy tales address hidden fears <-> fairy tales create fears in the first place; children should not have to cope alone (e.g. in Hansel and Gretel), but should be able to trust in the care of their parents
– children can express their fears through fairy tales <-> no, e.g. the bad wolf is not a fearful content of consciousness, but exactly the opposite, one that causes fear
– children learn the distinction between good and evil <-> the inner child is not responsible for this distinction, but the adult personality parts are
– children get a larger vocabulary through reading aloud <-> it does not have to be fairy tales
– there are revised fairy tales for children <-> superficial, the underlying messages of consciousness remain harmful
– in Germany, fairy tales belong to school lessons <-> in the first classes collectively harmful for the next generation
– fairy tale analysis in high school -> valuable if guided with appropriate awareness skills (e.g., through the German book “What messages do the Grimm fairy tales convey?”)
– fairy tale psychology with individual fairy tale interpretations <-> remain superficial and do not capture the deeper messages of consciousness
– Jung assumed in the unconscious the soul as corrective influence on the ego <-> as unconscious he was not aware of the actual harmful guidance of the fairy tales
– Freud equates fairy tales with dream analysis <-> dreams transport contents from inside to outside, whereas fairy tales transport harmful contents from outside to inside
– fairy tale therapies uncover inner processes and find new solutions – under very narrow conditions and appropriately guided it can be (e.g. as a favorite fairy tale)
– esoteric and Christian fairy tale therapies involve the meaning of life <-> the fairy tales are not directed towards the universal origin in consciousness, but earthly
– fairy tales have a positive effect on dementia patients <-> by wrong standard: fairy tales encourage a clinging to life rather than supporting the soul as it says goodbye to life
– the Fairy Tale Academy sees itself as a transmedial and integrative educational project <-> nothing positive can be built on the damaging foundation of the Grimm fairy tales
– fairy tale teller is an ancient profession <-> fairy tale teller harm their consciousness with the Grimm fairy tales
– the archetypal symbolism of fairy tales appeals globally across all differences <-> yes, but harmful to consciousness
– fairy tale research investigates, among other things, the collective unconscious of the past -> the collective unconscious is now known as the complete transcendental consciousness and that is why the fairy tale messages are known, too
– Bettelheim claims “children need fairy tales” <-> fairy tales were already originally not meant for children and they also do not correspond to the child development
– the symbolic-pictorial form of fairy tales appeals to children <-> yes, the form, but not the content
– good against evil and the good wins <-> consciousness parts should not fight against each other, but cooperate with each other; not the good wins, but the ego power-dominance
– the Brothers Grimm originally intended the fairy tales as a literary-historical collection -> for this objective the fairy tales still retain their value
In addition to “Fairy tale value – value fairy tales”, the harmful Grimm fairy tale “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs” is also contrasted with the healing fairy tale “Snow White heals the Queen”. “Snow White heals the Queen” is an example of healthy consciousness guidance.
From this point of view, therefore, the harmful Grimm fairy tales in their general social use and especially for children and dementia patients must be ended.
However, I am writing about the fact that they are already over. The Grimm fairy tales are over, because their harmful messages have been exposed. The harmful effect of the Grimm fairy tales was so dangerous, because it went unnoticed and the fairy tales were seen as something positive, even as wisdom teachings. This is now over with their unmasking.
It is only a question of time, how long it will take for the knowledge about the harmfulness of fairy tales to the consciousness to get around.
Berlin, October 29, 2023, Ayleen Lyschamaya
The end of the fairy tales: the social significance
The Grimm folk fairy tales, also in their revised variants, are harmful life instructions for the consciousness. Of course, no one wants to harm her or his consciousness, but to abandon the familiar fairy tales just like that is still difficult for some.
Down-to-earth people, to whom fairy tales are addressed in particular, get the least of the hostile messages in fairy tales. Consciousness is structured as follows:
While the down-to-earth people identify themselves below in consciousness, the hostile power struggle takes place mainly above in consciousness. But even if the down-to-earth people feel the annihilation less, they receive the same harmful life instruction as everyone else. They decide with the fairy tales to follow hostile to life tyrants.
For the older generation, fairy tales often mean fond childhood memories. But today’s parents have the chance to consciously create new, positive traditions. A few fairy tales also continue to exist, which convey the new, healthy consciousness. These include, after all, the revisions of the particularly popular fairy tales “Hansel and Gretel” and “Snow White”. For these new fairy tales, it is known exactly which messages of consciousness they pass on.
In general, many people naturally recognize themselves in Grimm’s fairy tales, because fairy tales describe the collective consciousness. However, although the solutions offered through the fairy tale messages are familiar, they are by no means good. Instead of conveying healing solutions, the fairy tales know nothing better than the destructive recommendations of the past.
Some would also like to see themselves further confirmed in their previous fairy tale approach. After all, the best intention was behind it and now suddenly everything is supposed to have been wrong. However, nobody must reproach herself or himself because of it, because we all did not know it better. We have fallen for nothing more than the deception of the abnormal developing power dominion. Only now, with the knowledge of the harmfulness of consciousness, it becomes irresponsible to continue to use the Grimm folk fairy tales.
Moreover, the effect of double messages should not be underestimated. Fairy tales are usually passed on with loving attention. This means that the negative content, which is also received unconsciously, cannot be reconciled. Ambivalence, however, is difficult to endure, so that the bad fairy tale messages are blanked out. Later, one continues to hold on to this unconsciously, so as not to encounter ambivalence again. But as an adult, it can be resolved through becoming aware of the loving intention of the caregivers, who simply did not know any better.
What is also valued about fairy tales is that they create cultural identity. But this, as a national self-confidence, no longer exists for the Germans since the Second World War anyway. Rather, fairy tales were even suspected of having helped to cause the Second World War. In this respect, Germans are now getting the chance to leave the old, broken consciousness behind and build a new, healthy cultural identity.
Furthermore, there is the convenience and the disinterest. Let with the fairy tales nevertheless everything remain as it is, because there are more urgent problems. No, because all problems of the people are always based on their collective and individual consciousness. If the human consciousness continues to follow the life instructions of the Grimm folk fairy tales, the problems will remain. The manifestations of the problems appear manifold, but they are always based on the same source: consciousness.
And what about the art fairy tales that can be traced back to an author? If they use archetypal symbolism, they reflect the author’s message of consciousness. With my fairy tales I intuitively share with you my complete transcendental consciousness.
Some people are also simply afraid of change and the new. Keeping the familiar fairy tales gives a feeling of stability and security. With changes and new things, on the other hand, one doesn’t know what one is getting into. Well, this is explained in my books. But it is also enough to simply leave out the Grimm folk fairy tales to end their harmful influence on consciousness. The new fairy tales are only an offer to receive information about the new consciousness in an intuitive way.
Berlin, October 30, 2023, Ayleen Lyschamaya
The devil in fairy tales
The devil appears in the fairy tales in many different ways. The spectrum ranges from helpful in “The devil’s sooty brother“ to fair in “The three tradesmen” and multi-layered in “The devil with the three golden hairs” to seductively evil in “Of the Machandel boom” and absolutely evil in “Mrs. Trude”.
The Grimm fairy tales were published in writing in 1812 and until then had only been passed down orally. During this oral tradition, there were changing influences by the tellers and thus by the collective consciousness. It must be taken into account that the changes, especially in the down-to-earth, fairy-tale-telling population, were gradual. Therefore, the fairy tales are strongly influenced through the consciousness of about a thousand years of the Middle Ages.
In the Middle Ages, the Christian church became a political power factor with great influence. At about the same time, Christianity emphasized the devil, especially in connection with sinful behavior. From about 600 A.D., the devil became a focus of Christian doctrine. This influenced the fairy tales, but not exclusively as the variety of devil tales shows. The Christian church was therefore an influencing factor, but not the sole one, on the devil in fairy tales.
In the Christian worldview, the devil also plays an important role in explaining God as good, even though there is so much evil in the world. In Satanism, on the other hand, the devil stands for positive values such as human freedom. Satanism thus opposes religious predestination and the imperfection of human beings. Satanism has been around since about 1,600 A.D., so it may have influenced the devil in fairy tales, too.
Psychologically, in turn, the devil is seen as a projection screen for people’s fears. He also stands for inner conflicts and seductions. Also, mental illnesses, for example psychoses, are often accompanied by religious delusions, which sometimes also involve the devil. This is interpreted as an inner confrontation with existential questions.
People with a religious socialization are more likely to experience religious delusions than non-churched people. This shows the influence of the environment. But there are religious delusions also despite a non-church environment. This shows the deeper influence of consciousness.
Some fairy tales are also said to have a certain historical reference. For example, the living conditions of the time with famine, child labor and witch burnings are reflected in Hansel and Gretel. However, a direct historical reference cannot be assumed, because then they would not be fairy tales, but sagas. While fairy tales are freely invented, sagas are based on true events, or at least that is the assumption.
All these influences, and perhaps others, too, act on the devil figure in the fairy tales. But no influence that comes from the outside is archetypal; unless it has itself arisen archetypally and can thus then be equated with the inner expression. The fairy tales, however, which use archetypal symbolism, are on the contrary not oriented to the more superficial phenomena of the time, but have their basis in consciousness.
The basic structure of fairy tales with archetypal symbolism is the consciousness. On this basis then psychic and cultural influences accumulate, which influence the fairy tale superficially. This includes, for example, that many Grimm fairy tales are particularly cruel, because things were particularly cruel in the Middle Ages. But even if this superficial cruelty influence of the Middle Ages is revised, this does not change the underlying archetypal message of consciousness.
Berlin, October 31, 2023, Ayleen Lyschamaya
The devil as repressed part of consciousness
The devil is the shadow aspect of the karmic dominance system. In the collective consciousness of a society live, among others, people with power dominance and those, who would like to have power, but dare not admit it to themselves. Because of their social position or also because of their childhood experiences, the latter have learned to be powerless.
The desire of these people for power goes hand in hand with the bad experience of being helplessly at the mercy of power. Even if it were the childhood experiences and the situation has since changed as an adult, this helplessness is still stored in the consciousness.
To compensate for the feeling of helplessness, there are mainly two possibilities in consciousness. Mental body people can identify with their karmic dominance system and become power dominators themselves. People, who identify predominantly with their down-to-earth parts, can demonize power domination. These people then displace their own desire for power along with the karmic dominance system to the shadow aspect of the karmic dominance system, the devil. All this goes on unconsciously.
With the Christian church to the modern epoch and in the Grimm fairy tales, the collective development of consciousness from the devil to the karmic dominance system is shown historically. During the Middle Ages the karmic dominance system still fought for its power dominance in the collective consciousness. With today’s rational world view, the karmic dominance system has now achieved its power dominance in a stable way.
In the Middle Ages, the karmic dominance system disguised itself as the church. It did not yet have sole authority, but had to refer to God. Emphasizing its own humility and God’s greatness, it lived out its power. The karmic dominance system as church was opposed by the devil as repressed claim to power of the down-to-earth. Where would the collective consciousness direct the focus of its orientation; towards the “divine“ karmic dominance system or towards the “devilish“ shadow aspect of the karmic dominance system?
The free will of people belongs to the mental body. Since this was taken over by the karmic dominance system, the karmic dominance system asserted itself against its shadow aspect. With this, God could then also be given up as an alibi and rationality became the social standard. The devil, together with justified down-to-earth criticism to the karmic dominance, was devalued to today´s “conspiracy people“.
Just as the karmic dominance system used the church for its power dominance in the Middle Ages, it uses the rational world view today. In fact, nothing is rational today at all, because the human mind is collectively, and for the vast majority of intellectuals also individually, dominated by the karmic dominance system.
But with the new age, the repressed devil is liberated and integrated into the full transcendent consciousness as a positive force. The collective leadership is oriented to Musubi and the individual leadership is oriented to the soul.
Berlin, November 1, 2023, Ayleen Lyschamaya
The devil as repressed energy
The devil is not only a repressed content of consciousness as shadow of the karmic dominance system. He is at the same time also, with independent origin (not only as energy in connection with the content of consciousness), a repressed energy. I call it the shadow karmic system. The shadow of the karmic dominance system out of consciousness and the energetic shadow karmic system are called devil, each separately and also mixed together.
The shadow karmic system, as it also appears in the fairy tales, can be explained historically most clearly on the basis of the religions. In the Old Testament of the Bible, the devil does not yet take an important role. Instead, there are numerous demons, spirits and little devils to illustrate the evil. For Judaism, the devil is not evil, but an angel on God’s behalf, for example to test Hiob’s trust in God.
In Christianity, the devil became the personified evil. The doctrine of hell of the Roman bishop and church scholar Augustine had a great influence on Western theology, which still reaches into the present. According to Augustine, people deserve eternal evil because of their original sin and must therefore suffer endless torment in hell. This powerful condemnation due to guilt refers to the shadow of the karmic dominance system based on consciousness.
This is to be distinguished from the shadow karmic system. In Christianity, the idea of a fallen angel is widespread. The angel is punished for its rebellion against God with the expulsion from heaven and thus becomes the devil. With this origin with God and as an angel, the subtlety of the devil is described. The energetic of the devil is emphasized. This narration of the devil refers to the energetic shadow karmic system.
In the fairy tales, the shadow karmic system shows up whenever God and the devil fight over the ethereal soul. In the medieval worldview, the soul was still significant, so it was misused for power. The karmic dominance system, disguised as the church, claimed the soul instead of God and the devil fought for it for the earthly.
In fact, the soul is the link between God (without church) and the devil in liberated form. Energetically the devil became the shadow karmic system, because the love competence of the soul did not withstand the hostile earthly conditions. Without this displacement, however, there would actually exist an energetic love competence with origin in God, earthly love creation by the soul and subtle realization by the positive devil. The devil lives, so to speak, the soul in the earthly.
The fairy tales, however, warn of the danger of the devil taking the soul. This is completely wrong. For people to be able to love, the devil must be connected to the soul. Therefore, all fairy tales with an evil devil, who is prevented from taking the soul, energetically guide the destruction of love.
Berlin, November 2, 2023, Ayleen Lyschamaya
The abused devil
Fairy tales are basically secular stories, even when some of them tell of God, heaven and the devil. And yet there are fairy tale masses and fairy tales are preached from the pulpit. Theologians study fairy tales and similarities are found between folk fairy tales and the Gospels. Both convey human and humanity’s developmental paths in a symbolic way. If you add to this the great importance that the church had in the Middle Ages, the Bible and the folk fairy tales ultimately form a great unity.
Belief in the devil played a major role in this unity. Even today, every 6th person in Germany believes in the devil and almost as many are unsure, i.e. think the existence of the devil is possible. In this respect, the devil is still an important figure that can be used to influence people. While the fear of hell had a significant influence on people’s lives in the Middle Ages and culminated in the sale of indulgences, its influence on people today has become more subtle.
But then as now, behind the devil are the interests of the church and these in turn are the interests of the karmic dominance system. As church, the karmic dominance system has appropriated God for itself through Jesus on the one hand and the devil on the other. Everything that contradicted the interests of the karmic dominance system was declared to be the devil. For example, positive pagan deities became manifestations of the devil.
Most of the measures of the karmic dominance system church served to make people dependent on it. Jesus was administered by the church and the disobedient were threatened with hell. The church determined right and wrong and the latter had evil consequences. Foresighted as the karmic dominance system is, it secured its power for the future even then.
Thus, in Christianity there is the Antichrist. The Antichrist is the devil of the end times, who is expected as the antagonist to Jesus before his return. However, as the end time is not fixed, the Antichrist can be resorted to at any time. As a false teacher and liar, he is exposed by the church, which can thus protect itself from any criticism and competition.
But, in practice this instrument of power did also not stop at their own ranks. In the High Middle Ages in particular, those fighting for power inside and outside of the Church accused each other of being the Antichrist. This, above all, shows two things. Firstly, the Church itself cannot recognize the Antichrist, because the Antichrist is only about power interests. Secondly, the end times are not recognized either, because they were not then.
In fact, there is neither the Antichrist nor an end time. Nor is there a devil as the personification of the evil. What has degenerated in the collective consciousness is the karmic dominance system, i.e. the church itself. In order to protect itself from its own exposure, it has reinforced the energetic and repressed consciousness content devil as a means of power and invented the Antichrist.
In order to achieve peace in both, the individual and collective consciousness, the conflict between the contents of consciousness must be ended. Both, between God and the devil and within the fairy tales, there must be no more fighting, but healing and integration.
Berlin, November 3, 2023, Ayleen Lyschamaya
The devil and the witch
Witches appear more frequently in Grimm’s fairy tales than the devil. However, they are said to be in league with the devil. People back then believed that witches received their power from the devil. In this respect, the devil appears far more often in Grimm’s fairy tales than it first looks like.
The devil and his witches were the epitome of evil in Christianity at the time. The witches embodied the black magic of the devil. Towards the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Era in particular, witches were blamed for crop failures and diseases, among other things. They were considered to be the cause of all evil and were tortured and burned for it. The number of witch burnings in Germany alone is estimated at 40,000.
Devil worship, i.e. marriage and sexual relations with Satan, was a central accusation in the witch trials of the time. In the 15th century, the book “Der Hexenhammer” (“The witches´ hammer”) by the German Dominican, theologian and inquisitor Heinrich Kramer was published, which legitimized the persecution of witches. Even though his book was not officially recognized by the church or the secular world, it significantly promoted the burning of witches.
The witches’ hammer was mainly directed against women. The reason given for this was that women were more susceptible to black magic than men. Women were accused of having worse disposition and being sexually insatiable. Men, it is said, fall victim to the magic of women.
So-called “witch tests” were used to find out whether a woman was really a witch. One of the witch tests was the “water test”, which was carried out in various ways. The aim was to find out whether the woman would swim or sink. For example, accused women were thrown into the water with a heavy weight on their bodies. If the woman stayed afloat, she was burned as a witch – if she sank, she was considered innocent and drowned.
On August 21, 1811, the last witch in Europe was burned to death. The shepherdess Barbara Zdunk was accused of almost completely destroying the small Polish town Rößel in a fire in 1807. Despite being tortured without confession, without evidence and through all instances of Prussian jurisdiction, the death sentence was finally confirmed by the Prussian king. Shortly afterwards, in 1812, the Brothers Grimm published their “Children´s and Household Fairy Tales”.
Today’s children are still being read these false accusations against women. Women are still blamed for everything as wicked stepmothers and evil witches. The lied accusations of that time, which led to the witch hunts, continue to be directed – just as lied – against stepmothers and wise old women in fairy tales.
The medieval torture methods used as cruel punishments in the Grimm fairy tales have meanwhile been removed from modern fairy tale adaptations. But the basic messages in the fairy tales remain: the female is evil.
In fairy tales and in society, the karmic dominance system took over in disguise and acted out with hostility towards the feminine. But fortunately, modernity has now put an end to this? Not at all. The persecution of witches has ended and women and men have been declared equal in Germany. But that only applies to the biology.
Individual and collective consciousness consists of far more than just people’s gender. Consciousness consists of equally important female and male abilities. However, female intuition and female feelings in all people are no longer socially relevant. Male rationality and a focus on matter, which are also present in all people, have been elevated to become the sole benchmark for society as a whole. Witch burnings are no longer necessary, because the feminine no longer exists in the collective consciousness.
This is also reflected in the Grimm fairy tales. In a transitional phase, the church, the devil and the rational world view were still fighting for power. The only consensus was to blame the feminine and declare it evil. Finally, the last witch is burned in Hansel and Gretel. With the final state of Hansel and Gretel, the individual and collective consciousness no longer contains any adult female consciousness contents.
Berlin, November 4, 2023, Ayleen Lyschamaya
Conclusion: The Grimms’ fairy tales are harmful for children (even if adapted for them) and adults.