We said that we are currently living in the “individual paradigm”: the belief that there is a subject of our inner life, that we are a isolated self, isolated from the others and from the external world.
Only the objects of our perception are real: our experience in merely immanent.
I described the philosophical evolution of the concept of individual and now I want to describe why, in my opinion, we can find the roots of this paradigm in Christ.
For thousands of years God has always been the God of a nation, of a tribe, or a city. In order to communicate with Him, or to be heard, one had to be part of a wider community.
For the first time in history, Jesus teaches His disciples to call God Father.
It is a huge symbolic shift, one of Christ’s greatest revolutions.
For the first time God enters individual history and individual stories.
The disciple can talk to God directly, he no longer needs to be part of a clan.
That is why it is said that Jesus established the Era of the Fish: the Fish is the individual.
The Symbol of Christ in fact is a fish: it is the intersection between the divine sphere and the human one. The intersection between the two is the Son, Christ. As we said, for the first time, God enters the human sphere, creating the space for individualization.
We can also see in it another way to describe the symbol of the cross: the first sphere is the Father, the second one is the Mother, or manifestation: where they meet, the threshold, is the Son.
The seed of the individual was planted, then it took more than a thousand years to blossom (with Descartes, as I described in another article).
And now we are ready to take a step further.
Humanity is ready to step into the next part of this never ending journey of the Consciousness towards itself.
The Age of Aquarius: when the fishes melts and only water remains (fish were made of water all along).
*The photo was shot by Umberto Del Noce. All rights reserved.