The symptoms of our psycho-spiritual illness are the wars, terrorist attacks, artificial or man-made disasters and leader figures. As long as the people remain oblivious to their inner drives and inner nature they will always fail to recognize why this events take place and why these figures rise to such powerful positions. The reason why we have failed for thousands of years to conquer these archetypal rulers permanently is because for thousands of years we have been fighting the symptoms of an illness and not the root cause.
"To develop a more or less accurate self-image is simply to gain a comprehensive awareness of those facets of yourself which you didn't know existed. And these facets are easily spotted because they show up as your symptoms." –Ken Wilber
"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul." –Carl Jung
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” –Albert Einstein