I AM the Threshold
In the beginning, when we start our genealogical exploration,
we necessarily begin with ourselves as Ground Zero of the ancestral field.
This is our first step across the Threshold of the genealogical journey.
The cosmos (as well as culture and psyche) is
Shamanism, Ancestors and Transgenerational Integration
Introduction By Thierry Gaillard
Elders and traditional cultures emphasized active relationships between generations and with their ancestors. These exchanges connected the community with its roots and sources – both symbolic and mythological. When in harmony, these links would assure a balance for the collective as a whole as well as for each of its individual members. When these links were lost, shamans would be called upon to restore them and to heal the symptoms occasioned by this loss.
The healing potential and the importance of these links between generations and their ancestors have been rediscovered in numerous approaches in contemporary therapy: depth psychoogy, transgenerational psychoanalysis, family therapy,
psychogenealogy, epigenetics, etc.
Today we distinguish the conscious transmissions between generations, named "intergenerational", from the unconscious transmissions, named "transgenerational", which call for healing or therapy, that is to say "transgenerational integration".
As explained by the authors of this collection, the Ancients managed these links between generations and their ancestors in a variety of ways. Ancestor cult, for example, kept the memory and transparency of family histories alive to prevent the consequences of unconscious legacies that could affect (or alienate) descendants.
Martin Duffy explains: "In shamanic traditions it is important that the person is not just understood as an individual, they are connected to a network in their society as well as connected to their family lineage. Ancestral healing is very important in shamanism. And they are discovering this through science as
well, in the field of epigenetics, where we can see that we inherit our physical characteristics, but we also can inherit much more.
We can inherit memories of trauma, and generations later this can be manifesting in our current lives. One of the journeys we do in shamanism is to journey back and meet our ancestors to discover the power of our lineage. We often think of the defects we may have inherited, but it is really important to travel back to discover the power that we have from our ancestors too. In all shamanic cultures, working with the ancestors is vitally important because we are the ancestors of future generations to come."
Ancestor cult pre-dates religions. It was widespread in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and was part of a desire for global harmony. When this harmony is not respected, the imbalance can be harmful to humans and to the rest of creation.
Thus African totemism in spiritual tradition was not only concerned with men, but also with other creatures, including animals and plants. No wonder that the ancestral customs have deified their ancestors, or have promoted some to the rank of intercessors with the gods, giving them some special functions: enhancing biological regeneration by their intervention in births and in actions to enhance soil fertility; ensuring the moral and social order; protecting their descendants whose peace, health, and well-being they assure and whom they warn by omen or oracle. These traditional societies were aware of their origins and the life stories of their ancestors much more than we are today. Their collective memory particularly allowed recognizing the liabilities inherited from ancestors to avoid repeating the same mistakes, and to experience healing from them. 1 [Martin Duffy (2015),"Ancient Wisdom, Modern Medicine", Network Irland Magazine, issue 93, Robinstown.]
The great writers constantly remind us of the importance of transgenerational, as Gustave Flaubert, "Many things would be brought to light if we knew our genealogy."
When you start to clarify your family tree, its unsolved conflicts and the missing transmission form previous generations , you are already taking an active part
to the process of integration. Without being aware of our transgenerational inheritance, profitable and/or distressing, our entire connection to our origins, to being and to life may be diminished.
Anyone could find and get in touch with their roots through their ancestors, showing many ways they care about them (anniversary ceremonies for example). The ancient wisdom says it is important to cultivate our rootedness and treat it when necessary - in the same way as we would care for a tree.
Deepening these ties to ancestors is a way to reconnect with the healthy parts of our roots, to our mythological and spiritual origins. In transgenerational integration work, what counts is to be pro-active vis-à-vis our roots, to integrate them instead of passively undergoing our transgenerational inheritance.
In order not to be possessed by this unconscious inheritance, Goethe said, "what you have inherited from your forefathers, acquire it to possess it."
Giving life to one's ancestors within us becomes then a practice for oneself, a practice which, particularly in shamanism, extends to animals, plants, minerals, always with the aim to live in harmony with all creation. And finally, it is this love relationship in the world, including the ancestors, the heavens and the earth, animals, plants and all the life that animates the world, which is our relation to the "source".
This is a kind of guarantor of a happy and prosperous life that all traditions have always taken to heart to protect. As we will see in later chapters, these ideas are reflected in many ways in the ancient wisdom, in some rituals and especially in the first shamanic societies. They are also present in ancient sacred texts, including the Bible, Job (8.8) "Ask those of past generations, attend to the experience of their fathers. For we are of yesterday and we know nothing."
Gustav Glotz explains that before the cult of individuality that we know today, the person (or the subject) was considered in relation to his family and not as individual. One blood was transmitted from generation to generation, forming a single being. In this perspective, a person who acted against the gods or against the laws of life, exposes his family and his descendants to pay the moral and spiritual debt that he or she had contracted, even if he or she does not personally suffer the
consequences, [2 Gustav Glotz, (1931), Histoires grecques, PUF, Genève.
The "cult"of individualization and repression (instead of psychological integration) that characterizes modern societies here shows its weaknesses. Too many secrets, non-integrated traumas, events and unfinished stories, are replayed between
generations and disrupt the bonds of filiation. Due to an accumulation of alienating transgenerational inheritance, our society has lost the thread of the stories that bind generations together. Compared to the life of the ancients, it seems we have lost the feel for a living, spiritual parentage, rooting the sensation of being the architect of the creative updating of our heritage.
The recognition of transgenerational unconscious legacies comes right on time to apply not only therapeutic needs, but also to important cultural issues we are confronted with nowadays (increased infertility, disruption of natural forces,
endemic epidemia, questions about parenting, Alzheimer's disease, etc.
The articles in this collection share this perspective of re-appropriating, or updating, the old knowledge about transgenerational phenomena for the mutual enrichment of cultures, traditional and modern.
Pierre Ramaut will develop the relationship between the transgenerational psychoanalysis and shamanism, particularly around the issue of healing ghosts.
"As transgenerational psychoanalysis, shamanism considers 'Ancestors disease' and their ghosts. These are dead 'not completely gone', who departed with an encrypted secret, in tragic circumstances, and still have a score to settle, or those who have not accepted the loss, or those whose body we never found, making it impossible for a mourning process to take place."
In an illuminating reading that combines anthropology, psychoanalysis and shamanism, Olivier Douville will return in his article to the question of ancestors and initiations.
Inspired by the ancestral methods, Elisabeth Horowitz will present ten therapeutic rituals to heal one's family tree. And to stay in the field of therapeutic applications,
Myron Eshowsky addresses the issue of collective healing rituals for transgenerational trauma. As he explains: "The unhealed ancestral past stories exist in the spiritual space and are considered as factors causing disease and conflicts within the community. We pay past debts. If we have not cleared the slate, an invisible loyalty prompts us to repeat a moment of joy or unbearable sadness, injustice or a tragic death."
For her part, Iona Miller invites us through the doors and thresholds that separate us from the world of our ancestors. She will develop this theme, as well on the psychic, spiritual and material level, recalling the function of some monuments from the shaman and druidic culture, sculptures of aperture (vulvas) in the world of Mother Earth, the Sheela-Na-Ghi, for both initiation and protection.
In my article I will return to the source of the conflict that opposes the traditional culture and the modern since more than two millennia. To cope with the profound changes generated by the birth of our modern civilization (in Athens in the 5th century BC), Sophocles had to rewrite the old myth of Oedipus. He leaves us a model of healing the conflict between tradition and modernity that restores harmony between worlds. A model that gives pride to the integration of transgenerational inheritance as he said through the initiation of Oedipus to self-knowledge, knowledge of the gods and of the universe.
Finally, this collective book ends with an interview of C. Michael Smith on themes such as transmission, adaptation of ancient traditions to today's reality's world and
to the way of the heart, honoring the earth, heaven and all the living.
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Earth Frequency, Geomagnetic & Brainwave Resonance
GEOPHYSICAL MIND-BODY EFFECTS
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Geomagnetics; Vortex Energy
Tectonic Strain & Electromagnetics
ANCESTORS & ARCHETYPES
This is a depth psychological approach to Ancestry, mythic, symbolic and metaphorical, not metaphysical, religious, or literal.
Our genealogy is that Tree and cosmic center that keeps us connected and balanced, and upon which we can ascend and descend in a way that keeps deep time, the transcendent, and our family of flesh alive within us. Genetic testing is revealing suppressed identity.
Our genealogies are living systems, which are constantly expanding and correcting. We work with others on the World Tree to create the most accurate droplines we can, and correct as we go, breaking brick walls and lopping off obsolete branches. The tree continues to grow. Like an arborist, we understand the deep interweaving growth, and just how much time such development takes (for trees, sometimes centuries) and how ecologically interconnected events and lives are. Our relationship really seems to exist in a kind of ancestral tree-time. New routes through life are found; tree intelligence sends signals out through the roots. Tree existence can be lived with warmth and an intimate sense of one’s inner core.
Our unconscious still functions like it did four million years ago. We have discovered that trauma can be passed between generations. The epigenetic inheritance theory holds that environmental factors can affect the genes of future generations. Chemical tags acting can latch onto our DNA, switching genes off and on.
Depth Psychology * Genealogy * Genetic Genealogy * Myth * Culture * Hermeneutics * Geni-Us * Bloodlines * Holy Grail * Archetypes * Healing Narratives * Ancestral Wisdom * Gnostic Vision * Relative Autonomy * Genealogical Memoirs * Famous Kin & History * Honoring Ancestors
Obviously, all genealogy is transgenerational. What distinguishes Transgenerational Genealogy from conventional or Jungian approaches is plunging deeper into the Medieval, legendary, and mythic layers of one's pedigree, rather than just the first few generations. But we can not concentrate only on the royal lines, because many other descents far out number them. Genetically, they have no priority.
As someone's descendant we answer the call. The transgenerational group is integrated within the individual. For Jung, fantasy is an integrative function. Imaginative expressions of hidden forces appear spontaneously as the direct expression of psychic life, creative and imaginative activity. Our lineage is our own, personal Mystery Play. We can allow the phenomena to speak - the multitude of personalities to speak, to be personified. Images are also voices -- messages from the dead. We need a sense of the ancestors.
What is the power of the individual against the voice of the whole people in him? ~Carl Jung, Liber Novus, Page 365.
Genetic Genealogy * Grail DNA Project * Hermeneutics * Philosophy * Anthropology * Myth * History * Gnosis * Shamanism * Esoterics * Mysticism * Archetypal Psychology * Semiotics
An ancestor is a person from whom you have directly descended. An ancestor or forebear is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor (i.e., a grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great-grandparent, and so forth). An 'ancestor chart'
shows a person and all of their ancestors in a graphical format. Family is viewed as a closely united group of living and dead relatives. The ancestors are not limited to our blood and family lineages, but biological ancestors are most influential and important to engage for personal and family healing. To 'be' is to perceive and be perceived.
Shaman and traditional cultures emphasize active relations between generations. The ancestors weld the community to its origins or roots, assuring a certain individual and collective balance. Today this healing potential has been rediscovered and applied in "Transgenerational Integration." Ancestral connections correlate with well-being. Even while we 'grow up,' we simultaneously grow down into our roots, where we are entangled with our ancestral 'invisibles.'
The Ancients managed their ancestral inheritance in many ways, including connections to Earth and Sky, and applied artistic intelligence -- signs of a symbolic psyche and self-awareness. Evidence of tools and art as old as 40,000 years, from South Africa to Siberia, have been discovered, and the date keeps getting pushed backwards.
"The ancients brought over some of the beauty of God into this world, and this world became so beautiful that it appeared to the spirit of the time to be fulfillment, and better than the bosom of the Godhead." (Jung, Liber Novus, Page 238.) Ancestor veneration preserved memories and living family histories. Such rites celebrate the ancestors and moderate intergenerational issues that could affect descendants. Descendants affected can heal through deepening their ancestral connections.
ST. GERMAIN: FACT & FICTION
Man, Myth, & Archetype
THE COUNT: ST. GERMAIN [Fiction]
"The difference between a good life and a bad life
is how well you walk through the fire."
TRIANGLE BOOK OF ST. GERMAIN [Factual]
THE MOST OCCULT BOOK
THE MOST ENIGMATIC CHARACTER
THE CYPHER BOOK OF AN INDECIPHERABLE MAN
Helena P. Blavatsky writes: ‘Count St. Germain was certainly the greatest Oriental Adept Europe has seen during the last centuries. Madame Blavatsky mentions a "Cypher Rosicrucian Manuscript" in St. Germain's possession. The Triangular Book is such a manuscript of Solomonic magic, under the sigil of the Dragon. The Latin word draco is Greek δράκων, (drákōn, gazer). The Triangular Book is just such a cypher manuscript, which opens with a Dragon emblem.
The dragon is a symbol of immortality and archetype of the creative process. One paradoxical meaning of the downward-pointing or inverted triangle is the Sacred Womb through which we are born into life, and the tomb through which we are reborn in the spiritual world. It represents the magical potential for transformation and projecting into the future, forever - perpetual life. What is resurrected is a hyperdimensional vehicle of consciousness. Mere matter is transcended in new dimensions. Spirit and matter are realized as One.
The cosmic triangle is the Womb or Water of Space, the great Nothingness, invisibly radiant with omnipresent virtual photonic Light -- the seed of all-containing Space. The beauty and power of eternity is found in that Void or Abyss that is EverywhereAlwaysForever. Retrieving spiritual gold, gems and Mysteries from this hyperdimensional matrix is the work of magic, the energetic science. Your spine connects from deep in the center of the earth, to high in the sky.
This is the subject of St. Germain's Triangular MS. The triangle is a 2-d representation of a pyramid, a virtual resurrection machine. In legend, the Philosopher’s Stone is kept in the custody of the reawakened Dragon, the Adept who fully inhabits his or her Body of Light. Alchemy itself is a triple process of uniting the physical, psychological and spiritual. The unusual triangular shape of the book itself implies the Three Principles of alchemy — Salt, Mercury and Sulpher — body, soul and spirit. The triangle itself upright is a symbol of fire; reversed of water; and interlaced of the union of opposites. The triangle form could also suggest a triple meaning for the contents of the book: alchemy, Kabbalism and Hermeticism.
ETHEREAL SPIRITS: The history of fragrances is as old as old as the history of humanity. Who knows when the first person noticed they could rub a pleasant scent onto their skin to good effect? Ancient recipes can evoke mystic even ancestral memories from the cauldron of the unconscious, temporarily transporting us to by-gone times. As essence, perfumery is intimately related to alchemy with its primary process of distillation of gross materials into fine. Fragrant oils, some of which survived millennia in their ancient bottles, are among the most cherished items ever produced by mankind.
WISDOM ART: Perfumery is an olfactory art form -- a Tantric and Hermetic art. When it is personalized in a signature scent, and used for balancing the personality, it adds another dimension of pleasure to life -- one that is shared with others. Naturally, organic perfumes best replicate the essence of by-gone eras. Pure organic scents are naturally the most attractive and inspiring, and work best with the body's chemistry.
ELAN VITAL: Most esoteric perfumery books are based on the Doctrine of Signatures. But the fragrances of many essences differ in effect from the healing or magical use. Scent can be luminous and illuminating, infusing the air with its olfactory mystique. Perfumery provides easy entry into the mystic arts and you can extend your studies outward from there, for personal transformation and activating your potential life force. Because of their power to elicit specific responses in the body and psyche, perfumes have, through the ages, occupied an important part in ritual. The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes shows how scents can become the very “essence of magic,” providing direct access to the emotional centers of the brain and memory.
This book is not only about perfume but one of the best primers on Kabbalistic thought, the Tree of Life and ritual magic that any student could hope for. The kabbalistic theory is clear and useful, including Middle Pillar Exercise. Chapters on on perfume and incense blending include those for pleasing scents and for magical use. For herbal students, the middle of the book is the most rewarding.
Every point or path on the Tree of Life is associated with a perfume/incense/scent. Each plant or animal source of that scent is discussed in detail, including synthetic, cruelty free, alternatives to animal scents. For example, the entry on Olibanum, Frankincense covers 3 pages on the history, trade, uses, value, botany, and blending scents. Since every card in a Tarot deck corresponds with a sphere or path on the tree of life, it is also a useful addition to Tarot meditations. A delightful bonus are listings of all the planetary rulers and influences, and their typical correspondences and God-forms.
Gift of the Spirits
The alchemy of scent is the exclusive topic of this work. Aromatic plants and oils have always been valued and used for their unique properties. Of course, the aesthetic quality of odors is enhanced when their source is purely natural, that is without synthetic additives found in commercial perfumes. All scents prescribed for ancient rituals would have been naturally organic. Essential oils from magical plants form the heart of perfume alchemy.
Ancient initiatory schools and shamanic wisdom traditions of indigenous peoples are the source for the codification of perfume alchemy. Pure essential oils and resins are the material basis of this psychosensory science-art. Scents "feed" the soul; they nourish the imagination. Perfume Alchemy is a subtle energy activation system.
Akasha, the universal Field, extends outward from the Cosmos to deep within the heart. Both heaven and earth are contained within it -- including fire, air, water and earth, both sun and moon, both lightning and stars. From this deep unconscious Source we draw our vital energy, our elan vital. It appears to us as the Voice of the Silence, awakening our psychic senses. If you are receptive, an answer or guidance may come from Sky or Earth or any direction.
Initiation opens a communication link between the aspirant and this divine guiding principle -- our inner genius -- fostering balance in the personality as the firm foundation for spiritual development. Maat or 'Balance' was the prime expression of the Egyptian Mystery Schools, because it gave order and meaning to life. In the East, it is called the Tao, a dynamic blending of yin and yang. Balance helps you to achieve the goals you want in life and to manifest your dreams. You can easily integrate this wisdom tradition in your own life. Empowerment comes through grounding and centering, and scents can help us achieve that.
As science has demonstrated, smell is the only sense that acts directly on the brain. The properties of the oils and resins directly stimulate the limbic system or "emotional" part of the brain, modulating the rational blocks to achieving harmony. Scents can make us either more relaxed or more alert. Perfume Alchemy can help you to shift your energy into the energetic form you want or need to be. It can provide a focus on multiple levels: physical, emotional, psychological, or intuitional. Caring for your soul opens an inner resource of great power you can depend upon. You connect with your 'gift of discernment.' We learn to work with our higher selves and with the voices of the ancient ones.
Practicing this wisdom art helps purify and support our energy bodies and fosters holistic health and psychic abilities, including vision and foresight. We leave thought behind for the direct experience of gnosis. It brings a fresh perspective to our understanding of both our inner and outer worlds..Through Perfume Alchemy, the essence or essential nature of each person is "distilled" and refined much like the fragrant soul of the flower or resin is drawn and liberated from the gross botanical matter, purifying and concentrating it. The use of life-enhancing fragrances is easily integrated into any lifestyle.
Perfume of the Stone
Perfumes and incense are also used in conjunction with self-observation, meditation and Qabalistic pathworking. To communicate with the divine realm, it is necessary to understand the inner planes and learn to navigate these without coming under the influence of negative, unbalanced energies. When the mind is stable and quiet, the Voice of the Spirit can be heard; it is the voice of the Intuition, and reveals all true knowledge.
Perfume alchemy, used in conjunction with astrology and other healing arts, can help you identify and pursue your higher purpose and unlock your hidden potential for higher consciousness. Perfume Alchemy supports the balancing and healing process by relieving pain, healing dis-ease, fighting stress and instilling a sense of well being. It produces noticeable effects, subtlely shifting energies and adjusting the whole mindbody hologram through vibratory resonance. Essences can also help you ground and focus your intentionality. In conjunction with ritual, it can open the door to mystical experiences.
Alchemy of Scent
Both alchemy and perfumery are laboratory practices. Many works have dealt with general perfumery; both from the technical as well as the creative standpoints, but none have sought to unravel the mysteries of the art of perfume alchemy. The few Occult or New Age books which do provide planetary, zodiacal, or metaphysical attributions are, for the most part, based on the ancient Doctrine of Signatures or on the Medicinal Herbal Pharmacopoeias of old.
The Doctrine of Signatures is an old system wherein herbs, plants, and flowers were assigned either to Planetary rulership, or to parts of the human anatomy based on the color and shape of the plant; hence a kidney shaped leaf is believed to heal kidney ailments and a red flower is thought to cure blood diseases. The color associations, which are linked to astrology, are even more simplistic. For example, all red flowers belong to Mars; all yellow plants fall under the rulership of the Sun, etc. Coincidentally, some of these attributions have since proved valid, but as with all generalizations, the margin for error is great. This system of attributions, however, has no valid application in perfumery, since it did not have anything to do with scent.
Medicinal attributions are based on the organic principle of the plant and its ingestion as a tonic or tea, but NOT on the fragrance of the plant and the sensory response that the scent elicits. An alchemical essence is formulated to elicit a specific "psycho-sensory, subliminal response". It is not simply an elegant fragrance. The sensory response to a given fragrance dictates the formulation of an incense or perfume. For example: Chamomile when taken as a medicinal tea acts as a mild sedative, while the fragrance of Chamomile when inhaled, acts as a "solar" cerebral stimulant.
Ontology is the philosophical investigation of existence, or being. It may be directed towards the concept of being, asking what ‘being’ means, or what it is for something to exist and/or what exists?’, or ‘what general sorts of thing are there?’ It is common to speak of a philosopher’s ontology, meaning the kinds of thing they take to exist, or the ontology of a theory, meaning the things that would have to exist for that theory to be true. All seekers have these basic assumptions about reality based on their experience and worldview.
Epistemology describes how we know what we know and what it is subjectively like, metaphorically. It is concerned with the nature, sources and limits of knowledge. There is a vast array of views about those topics, but one virtually universal presupposition is that knowledge is true belief, but not mere true belief. Our own personal epistemological metaphors are how we describe our subjective experiences to ourselves. They condition our experience, but they can be morphed in therapy, through trauma, by propaganda and enculturation.
Metaphysics is a broad area of philosophy marked out by two types of inquiry. The first aims to be the most general investigation possible into the nature of reality: are there principles applying to everything that is real, to all that is? We can abstract from the particular nature of existing things what distinguishes them from each other, and what can we know about them simply because they exist?
The second type of inquiry seeks to uncover what is ultimately real, frequently offering answers in sharp contrast to our everyday experience of the world. Understood in terms of these two questions, metaphysics is very closely related to ontology, which is usually taken to involve both ‘what is existence (being)?’ and ‘what (fundamentally distinct) types of thing exist?’
Even the philosopher with a low opinion of the prospects for traditional and "woo woo" metaphysics can believe that there is a general framework which we in fact use for thinking about reality, and can undertake to describe and explore it. We can inquire into our most general patterns of thought, and the nature of things themselves only indirectly, if at all. Perhaps it does imply that there is a small but fairly stable core of human thought for it to investigate, but this collides with Postmodern thought which rejects meta-narratives.
We tend to think with awareness of our thoughts. We analyze and logically assess our thoughts. We decide if the thought/idea/belief is right, true, and correct, for us, or not. We either give it subconscious access or we reject it, in effect bounce it out. When subconscious access is allowed, we amplify it in our imagination. We locate memories to justify, validate, and defend it. We feel it. We do it. Our emotions drive our behaviors because we tend to behave the way we feel.
When we waken from one of these philosophical dreams into another, we find the crumbling 'truths' were simulations or simulacra all along. What felt authentic, even sacred, at the time is revealed as a sham. A change of heart correlates with the revisioning. The belief's charge of divinity came from the believer's attribution, not its inherent qualities. It is now revealed as a projection. We tend to 'worship' the dynamics of our understanding, divinize the presumed truth of a numinosum -- ontologically, historically, and personally.
We have scientific explanations for most of the phenomena that were considered divine powers until a few decades ago. Pre-scientific explanations usually included magic or divine intervention. We've plumbed the galaxies and universe back to the beginning of time, cracked the codes of life, and the workings of the brain. But we can't explain ourselves, much less how we are frequently duped by our subjective experience - or our interpretations of that experience.
Our environment is no longer more mysterious than the unsolved Mystery inside ourselves. We've consumed subject after subject in science and metaphysics in a feeding frenzy. But, we still haven't plumbed the depths of our own consciousness, which is riddled with paradoxes and weird properties. Our sense of Self imposes a sense of unity on our morphing essence, but science can't find this core self in our hardwiring. The "I's have it" and try to make sense of what the other "I's" are doing.
Consciousness eludes both scientists and the common person, but we remain sure we exist, even though physics has shown that the basis of all existence is quite ephemeral. The world of objects has disappeared in the waves of a quantum magic wand. So-called Reality is not at all solid, emerging from the primordial Nothingness beyond the mystic veil of biological and inorganic corporeality.
Nothing Matters. Nothing has been the same since science convinced us we DO live in a vacuum (fluctuation). It is right here within the zone of our bodies.
Ancestors & Archetypes, by Iona Miller, 2017 - Homeancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/
JUNGIAN GENEALOGY II Depth Psychology * Genealogy * Genetic Genealogy * Psychogenealogy * Myth * Culture * Soul-Making * Hermeneutics * Geni-Us ...
Death - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/death.html
But when you die, nobody else will die for you or instead of you. It will be entirely and exclusively your own affair. That has been expected of you through your ...
Collective Memory - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/collective-memory.html
Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again The Passive Frame Theory: nearly all the decisions and thoughts that need to be made ...
Collective Unconscious - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/collective-unconscious.html
The Ocean is a powerful symbol. Ocean dreams are connected with strong emotions and your unconscious – which is vast beyond comprehension.
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Dec 26, 2016 - It is an unfortunate result of learning how to do genealogy on sites like Ancestry.com that so many of us (including myself) were not at first ...
Serpent - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/serpent.html
The serpent is the earthly essence of man of which he is not conscious. Its character changes according to peoples and lands, since it is the mystery that flows to ...
Archetypes - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/archetypes.html
ARCHETYPES http://jungiangenealogy.weebly.com/archetypes.html. All ages before us have believed in gods in some form or other. Only an unparalleled ...
Transformation - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/transformation.html
I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial ...
Ancestral Devotions - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/ancestral-devotions.html
All individuals living more than just a few thousand years earlier than the MRCA, each present-day human has exactly the same set of genealogical ancestors.
Holographic Archetypes, by Iona Miller, 2017 - Homeholographicarchetypes.weebly.com/
Holographic Archetypes, by Iona Miller, 2017. Like. Home · HoloArch Videos · Articles · Holographic Reality · Science & Psychology · Chaosophy 93 · Pantheon ...
Alchemy - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/alchemy.html
"The secret of alchemy was in fact the transcendent function, the transformation of personality through the blending and fusion of the noble with the base ...
Helios - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/helios.html
MAGIC CIRCLE: NINE GENERATIONS OF ANCESTORS Tiphareth, the Sun, Solar Wheel, Helios, Wholeness, Paten, Self Mandala, Circumnavigation ...
Grief - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/grief.html
Genealogy helps us break through the doors of normal perception, routinized ways of generating those self-aware misdescriptions, preferably toward ones we ...
Chapter 1 - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/chapter-1.html
"If it has been believed hitherto that the human shadow was the source of all evil, it can now be ascertained on closer investigation that the unconscious man, ...
Archai - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/archai.html
Gobekli Tepe, world's oldest temple, 10,000 BCE. We don't know if the anthropic pillars -- T-shaped stylized human figures, stone beings -- are venerated ...
GALLERY - Holographic Archetypes, by Iona Miller, 2017holographicarchetypes.weebly.com/gallery.html
PSYCHOGENESIS ART GALLERY All Works by Iona Miller, (c)1993/2017; All Rights Reserved Art is the breaking-out of imagination, the physical manifestation ...
Sobek - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/sobek.html
by Iona Miller, 2017. Prepared for NA, July '17. Picture. The Egyptian crocodile god Sobek was a Dragon with a curious mythical lineage in humankind.
Afterlife - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/afterlife.html
THE MASK OF ETERNITY The Afterlife & Soul's Mystery of Immortality By Iona Miller, 2016 "This observation, however, does not tell us anything about ...
Entangled Ancestors - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/entangled-ancestors.html
Well of Souls Liminal Aesthetics "We must give time to nature so that she may be a mother to us. I have found the way to live here as part of nature, to live in my ...
Cradle of Awakening - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/cradle-of-awakening.html
THE CRADLE OF AWAKENING Stay in your living presence, feel all the life going on in you at once; feel the cohesion, the live presence of open awareness, ...
Daimon - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/daimon.html
According to Henry Corbin, the human soul is individuated not through the union with a physical body (as in Aristotle) but by becoming a perfectly polished ...
World Tree - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/world-tree.html
YOUR TREE IS YOUR SANCTUARY Tree of Spirits, Initiation, & Fate "This plant is an inner, spiritual growth, the development of a tree of life and knowledge ...
Chapter 2 - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/chapter-2.html
Chapter 2. SUPPRESSED IDENTITY Darkness, Darkness Mortificatio, Nigredo & Shadow; The Wasteland of Despair and Delusion Our beliefs about our own ...
Fractal Dreams - Holographic Archetypes, by Iona Miller, 2017holographicarchetypes.weebly.com/fractal-dreams.html
Abstract: Process Oriented Psychology (process pork) is a cross-disciplinary approach that facilitates individual and collective change. It offers new ways of ...
Shamanism - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/shamanism.html
[Carl Jung on “Shamanism.”] From Dr. Jung 28 January 1913. With regard to your question concerning the applicability of the cathartic procedure, I can say that I ...
Symbols - Ancestors & Archetypes,by Iona Miller, 2017ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/symbols.html
SYMBOLS & Heraldry As we can see from the example of Faust, the vision of the symbol is a pointer to the onward course of life, beckoning the libido towards a ...
The Paradox - Holographic Archetypes, by Iona Miller, 2017holographicarchetypes.weebly.com/the-paradox.html
ABSTRACT: The notion of paradox comes from a consciousness conditioned to think in terms of opposites, dualistic paradox. Self-referential paradox feeds back ...