Posts Tagged ‘Jung’
Archetype is a term coined by the great Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, and he described them as ancient and archaic symbols or prototypes that derive from the collective unconscious (the causal or mental body). Plato also spoke of archetypes, the eidos or ideas which were pure mental forms imprinted on the soul before birth.
The archetypes are innate universal psychic dispositions which form the basic symbols of the unconscious and form a dynamic substratum common to all humanity. Each archetype exists as an inherited potential in each man, and can be actualized when it enters consciousness as images or manifest as behavior.
In other words, we could say that fundamental human behavior is not individual, but rather universal. We are acting out universal patterns that exist in the subconscious mind of all of humanity. Read the rest of this entry »
Back in 1985, I was privileged to be a part of an Esoteric Astrology class in Johannesburg, South Africa. The course included Esoteric Psychology and the lady teaching the class had been a student of Dr. Douglas Baker who taught Psychology of the Soul. I had never heard of this subject before, but it intrigued me.
Basically, it involves the notion that the Universe is made up of seven rays. Each ray has specific attributes. Since the Universe is made up of these rays, we are an integral part of this system. As part of our make-up, we have an affinity with a number of these rays on different levels of our being. We all have a personality and a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual makeup. We express different rays on many of these levels. Read the rest of this entry »
I know that I am being given information that to a large part cannot be identified or classified. This means when you ask a question, the cards will deliver a message – but I cannot always parse what the message is pertaining to – the present, the near future, the outcome, or a channel. I am an empath too, but in this article I am talking about the Tarot cards, which is a specific way of gaining information in a hard copy format.
When I start reading for you, I will give you a general overview without you giving me any details. This is to free associate – not to impress you, but to get a feel before we get going. I will keep the cards out after we have talked, and I can then go over the information. Read the rest of this entry »
Many great minds have been fascinated by the mysterious depth and magical accuracy of astrology. Sir Isaac Newton (perhaps one of the greatest intellects to have graced our planet) once had the following exchange with Edmund Halley:
Edmund Halley: “Why do you believe in Astrology?”
Sir Isaac Newton: “I have studied the subject, Mr. Halley. You have not!”
“The Study of the Sun, the Moon, stars, eclipses, day and night, began well before recorded history. There are reindeer bones and tusks of mammoths from the Ice Age that have notches carved on them picturing the phases of the Moon. These bones and tusks are dated between 25,000 and 10,000 B.C., and some scientists place them as long ago as 32,000 B.C.!” Read the rest of this entry »
The current trends, as outlined by Wayne Dyer in Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Mind (2006), suggests that the power of positive thinking is not enough. It becomes important to observe the programs that are also attached to behavior and feelings. Thoughts create action and the inner dialogues that loop from habitual thinking will not just go away on their own.
In my opinion, using such techniques as ‘positive thinking’ are more attributed to placing a bandage on a deeper wound. It is important to first understand what lies beneath the current thoughts that attribute to reoccurring habit and behaviors. It is much easier to change current thoughts than it is to change past behaviors. Read the rest of this entry »
If my spiritual calling was masked by addiction once upon time, how many other people could also be masking their calling with such escapism?
As a recovering alcoholic, addictive behavior is something I know all too well – together with the co-dependency behavior that inevitably surrounds the addict. I actually credit my experience with alcohol, and the realization that there is no escape that way, as leading up to me heeding my calling. My life purpose was to work for spirit, and any time not being in touch with that calling left a huge void, or ‘hole in my soul’ type of feeling within me.
My initial training into the mystical was in the African tradition, whereby one is selected by the ancestors and called to the task of healer, priest, counselor and diviner. Channeling and the ancient art of throwing and interpreting the bones are used as forms of divination in this tradition. Read the rest of this entry »