Symbolic Identity can be described as the transcension from the
Mundane Consciousness of Progressive Materialism to the
Symbolic Consciousness of Conservative Spirituality. This means an expansion from an identity that is constricted to a singular, limited,
insignificant, circumscribed and definitive definition of oneself, to one that is expanded and transcends beyond the Singular Self, as one person in one place at one time. This transcension proceeds from a material identity to one that is symbolic.
The identity of the individual is defined as what attributes the person would
use to describe themselves, as who they are, such as name that may include family connotations and history, racial identity, sex, age, profession, education, title, abilities, worth, potentials, etc, and especially what and what not, they consider to be of consequence and significance. What the individual
considers to be of
significance determines how the individual interprets reality. The Singular Self uses definitions to describe a self that is limited to physical, material, emotional
and mental attributes. The significance of the individual is generally limited
to material and intellectual assets, and the power of physical control that
those assets contain. Thus the janitor may be said to be of little worth, while
the politician may be considered as of much greater consequence. The individual's worth may be assessed by what they possess as opposed to
what they inherently are, such as a great personality and ethical human being.
This form of interpretation, as the identity of possession, is the Interpretive Context of what is termed the Mundane Consciousness.
What is of Consequence to the individual determines many things. One of the
most elemental forms Consequence, is considered here to be what is termed
the Consequence of
Being, as the determination of which is of greatest Consequence,
a pre-existent state or what is considered to be a progressed state that
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