It seems to me that over the course of history, certain archetypes have been distinctly more common than others in our culture. Sometimes this appears to have occurred as a result of a particular need that has been laid upon people, such as a nation facing war, that demands from everyone in that nation a clear Warrior response. Such direct demands tend to come as short-term cycles. Sometimes, however, there seems to be a longer-term trend that is not driven by any direct identifiable need, but is nevertheless an evident phenomenon. In the West we’ve even had a kind of ‘archetype of the decade’; the hippie ‘Lovers’ of the 1960s-70s, and the power-business ‘Warriors’ of the 1980s, for example.
You don’t have to believe in the supernatural to be a dominant Mystic, though. Anyone who tackles problems with an optimism that is contrary to the factual evidence is operating as a Mystic. (Any Sages reading this will be shaking their heads in dismay, but even they will have to admit that sometimes such optimism proves true.)
I wouldn’t be the first to identify the current societal swing towards the Mystic. As society in this generation faces challenges greater maybe than any previously faced, an increasing number of people seem to acknowledge their awareness of more spiritual matters and focusing their faith on some kind of greater good that will lead us through it all.
These are my observations - would you agree with this viewpoint?
Are you a closet Mystic yourself!?