Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The ELOGOS - By Stephen Ross

The Elogos (Psychological model)  

The ELOGOS© is a collective term for the entirety of positions from which a human being may choose to act in relation to external scenarios and/or people. It may be visualised as a multi dimensional sphere of human potential and is informed by the complete range of possible human emotion, needs and desires.

At the two poles of this sphere exist the EGOS and the LOGOS.

The EGOS is the masculine aspect, protective, dominant, rational, selfish, cruel, independent, arrogant, isolated, logical. The EGOS loves itself and seeks to shine. It will do this at the expense of any third parties and has no compulsion about stepping upon or using others to achieve it's own aim games and goals. It is the little devil within. It is insecure however and requires, if not demands, constant recognition and devotion. It is the attention seeker and will go to any lengths to achieve this. It feels it deserves to be number one, it feels at times that it is the only one. It is outward looking. It considers itself to be the single most important entity in the universe. It radiates and wraps itself around it's host. Shielding and protecting that which is within by absorbing life's knocks and blocks. Taking onto itself all that is painful and destructive. As a result of this it feels it deserves to be honoured, commended and adored. It is very unlikely that the EGOS, of its own volition, would ever voluntarily sit down and give it's space to anyone or anything else. It can however be persuaded to relinquish it's iron grip through unconditional love, respect and admiration. 

The LOGOS is the feminine aspect, nurturing, submissive, non-rational, selfless, loving, interdependent, compassionate, collective, creative. The LOGOS loves everything and everyone and seeks to nurture. It wishes to embrace all that is and connects to the ultimate source. It radiates with joy and tenderness it seeks to guide and grow. It is empathy and intuition. It is wise, wonderful and divine. It is the little angel within. It understands its position in relation to the entire multi-verse and it has so much to offer if only it was allowed the space to expand. It will never impose itself or force itself onto the world for that is not it's nature, It seeks to be invited. It is contained deep within its host providing insight and wisdom. loving all that is and all that surrounds it, providing unconditional loving energy to sustain it's host. In order for it to come to the fore and be experienced fully there must be a voluntary surrender to provide the space it needs to be seen and heard.

A conceptual line, or series of lines, may be drawn between the EGOS and the LOGOS through the sphere of the ELOGOS which represent discrete elements of the intersecting multitude and scales of human states. From cowardice to courage, pride to pity, anxiety to excitement, passive to aggressive, love to fear and so on. At the intersection of all these potentials is the THEOS, the true personality, the persons real identity. From birth into adulthood the THEOS develops as a result of the particular, and oft times peculiar, life experiences of an individual. Guided by the LOGOS and protected by the EGOS.

At childhood the range of emotions, needs and desires and therefore the magnitude of the ELOGOS is relatively small. A baby may interact with the world from a relatively limited number of positions. It lets it's parents know it is hungry, uncomfortable, tired. As the baby matures into an infant the number of positions from which the individual may choose to interact grows whether consciously or unconsciously eg. throwing a tantrum or smiling sweetly. As the child matures into adolescence and beyond into adulthood the range of the ELOGOS also expands until the individual has become quite sophisticated and can consciously choose to interact with the various situations they find them self experiencing. They may choose to be assertive or if their life experience in relation to a particular situation has taught them that passivity works better this may be the predominant approach that is adopted.  This ties very much into life traumas. Has the individual learned and acquired the social systems and tools  necessary to deal with and overcome particular traumas or have these traumas been suppressed to the unconscious for later de-programming?

The Elogos (Somatic model)  

Within a person's individual consciousness the EGOS may also be conceptualised as an external container protecting the LOGOS and THEOS within. Anything that the LOGOS expresses must ultimately pass through the EGOS before being perceived by the world at large. The EGOS therefore acts as a sort of filter or lens, a censor perhaps. This protective lens that shields and protects the LOGOS aims to prevent hurt from entering but by consequence it also prevents unadulterated truth from exiting. As a person is born and matures the EGOS is always on hand to shield, protect and distort as might a shock absorber. It's purpose, to allow the THEOS, and its connection to LOGOS, to mature in as unaffected a way as possible. 

Until maturity, when the THEOS masters the ELOGOS, and the EGOS may be lowered to allow the LOGOS to fully express through the individual in a pure undistorted fashion. This maturing is sometimes termed a spiritual awakening and in ideal circumstances will produce an enlightened experience of mental wealth however human society is not always an ideal environment and in less favourable circumstances the awakening process can happen prematurely, before a persons life traumas have been appropriately dealt with. Such Spiritual awakenings, I believe, are very often mis-diagnosed as a mid-life crisis, nervous breakdown or bipolar disorder, maybe in extreme circumstances schizophrenia. This is a natural and normal human developmental process that is not very well recognised in the first world countries of the Western World. It is better understood by the ancient wisdom and traditions of the East and within the more remote indigenous cultures of the third world.

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