Posts Tagged ‘archetype’
Raccoons are indeed considered to be night varmints and scavengers. They can destroy property and be a real nuisance. However, spiritually the raccoon has a much more constructive significance and they are the perfect animal totem for Thanksgiving.
Traditionally, the raccoon, when it comes into your life, is referred to as “the one who carries the medicine of the protector of the underdog” and “the one who provides for the young, infirm and the elderly.” Because of its mask-like features, it is often unfairly referred to as The Masked Bandit, but when a raccoon comes into your space, you are being asked to contact your inner warrior, to become a protector and generous provider for those in need. Read the rest of this entry »
I started working with the Tarot when I was 14 years old. I read the metaphysical books of the time and wanted to explore my budding intuition. One afternoon at a bookstore, I was drawn to the Rider-Waite Tarot deck – I felt an instant pull to it in particular!
I wasn’t going to the bookstore that day to buy Tarot cards, but once I did I couldn’t put the mysterious deck of cards out of my mind. Once opened, I studied the deck for weeks on end, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I soon read the cards for others.
The first time I was doing a card spread for myself, my mother walked into my bedroom and told me that my great grandmother also read the cards, as well as tea leaves. It was if she wasn’t surprised her daughter would be interested in reading the cards, yet she didn’t encourage me either. Read the rest of this entry »
Dreams tell the hidden truth and help us to understand ourselves. Shamans and mystics believe that there are basically three types of dreams.
Lower world dreams connect us with our instincts. We see these dreams in archetypal symbols, myths, colors, nature, gods, goddesses, animas, elementals and mythical beasts and characters. There are secrets hidden in these symbols. Archetypes are also present in everyday objects such as cars, or clothes.
Middle world dreams are where we work out emotional issues in our daily lives. We dream about ourselves at work, play, and where we live. We dream of our relationships, our crushes, old flames, our family. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the quaintest concepts, that seemed to captivate imaginations around the turn of the 18th century, were the elements and their embodiments in the form of Elemental Spirits. These beings were the personification of the Classical elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire.
In the Middle Ages, great attention was given to these four elements in terms of diagnosis, such as the Choleric being linked to the Earth, which would be thus be linked to Taurus. The Phlegmatic was linked to the water element, or Pisces, which often would diagnose lung disorders, thus the word origin for phlegm. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many meditation tools available, but none so specific as the Tarot. The rich history and symbolism contained in these cards, from their early Egyptian origins to their use as gypsy fortune telling tools, have given them a life of their own. The Tarot cards have become a living oracle.
Meditation on the cards can create a unique focus in your meditation practice. The ability to draw and absorb the energies contained in the cards will also better your life. Read the rest of this entry »
The soul moves through seven planetary realms before arriving on the earth plane. This is why Christian baptism traditionally involves seven immersions of purification. They correspond to the seven planetary realms.
Initiates of the ancient mysteries were also immersed seven times. They were overseen by four priests. Baptisms nowadays generally involve three handfuls of water symbolizing the trinity, but this practice is rooted in the original seven immersions.
In the Mysteries of Eleusis, revered by the Greeks and Romans, the Torchbearer holds the Sun. The Altar Superintendent holds the Moon. The last priest holds the Caduceus (Mercury), which is a winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it. The Caduceus was an ancient astrological symbol associated with the Greek god Hermes, the messenger for the gods. Read the rest of this entry »
Primitive man greatly relied on his intuition, because he thought in images and symbols, and listened to his ‘inner voice’ and trusted his ‘gut’. Early man fluently spoke the language of the intuitive mind, the language of his spiritual origins.
Man is born intuitive, because man is of spiritual origin. Intuition is the earthly language of Spirit and it transcends the limitations of this time-space dimension.
Some scientists argue that intuition is merely an aspect of our normal human intelligence developed out of primitive man’s animalistic survival instincts. The concepts of “relying on your instincts” and “following your intuition” is therefore often used inter-changeably or in the same context. Many people assume that instinct and intuition are the same thing. This is however an incorrect assumption. Read the rest of this entry »
A psychic awakening can occur at any age, but it happens most frequently at puberty, around age 30, and after age 60. It can be a frightening experience of a bombardment of information, visions and feelings that you cannot explain.
Sometimes catastrophic events or trauma can also trigger a psychic awakening, such as a physical injury, near-death experience, or visiting a place that is known to be a vortex of spiritual energy. Read the rest of this entry »