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Month: November 2012

Descent Towards Solstice

Descent Towards Solstice

Stonehenge at Winter Solstice, by Mark Grant Sol sets so early this time of year, as we descend toward the Winter Solstice. During this season, there is still some archaic residue deep within us that mourns the loss of the Sun toward the end of each day, and each day it is one minute sooner. Our Souls make an early descent every evening into darkness. Our ancestors must have feared that Sol, upon setting, would never return. Occasionally, there is…

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The Animaterial Universe

The Animaterial Universe

Six-Winged Seraph, by Mikhail Vrubel   Classical physics says that reality is actually little particles that separate the world into its independent elements. Now I’m proposing the reverse, that the fundamental reality is the enfoldment and unfoldment, and these particles are abstractions from that. We could picture the electron not as a particle that exists continuously but as something coming in and going out and then coming in again. If these various condensations are close together, they approximate a track….

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Soul Bridge

Soul Bridge

Demon and Angel with Tamara’s Soul, by Mikhail Vrubel Carl Jung addresses the immanent aspects of God when he says “God is a psychic fact“. This internal God, as psychic fact, is the numinous, inarticulable core around which our psychic life spirals. Eckhart speaks of the “eternal abyss of divine being.” And from a psychotheological point of view this “eternal abyss of divine being” is also the “eternal abyss” of our own being (The Wholly Other, Jenna Lilla MA PhD)….

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Animatter And Projection

Animatter And Projection

Mikhail Vrubel. Pearl Oyster. 1904. We are animaterial creatures, simultaneously soul and matter, but most of us are not aware of it. We have had it hammered into us all of our lives that matter and mind are two distinct entities. Being animaterial creatures is an unconscious fact to us, therefore we project two separate substances. This is the source of all dualism. Physicist David Bohm tackled the so-called mind-body problem by offering the ideas of what he called an…

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Muses And Daimones

Muses And Daimones

Demon, by Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel By means of personifications my sense of person becomes more vivid for I carry with me at all times the protection of my daimones: the images of dead people who mattered to me, of ancestral figures of my stock, cultural and historical persons of renown and people of fable who provide exemplary images–a wealth of guardians. They guard my fate, guide it, probably are it. “Perhaps–who knows,” writes Jung, “these eternal images are what men…

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Music is Soul-Medicine

Music is Soul-Medicine

Nymphs Listening To The Songs of Orpheus, by Charles François Jalabert Just as people sometimes self-medicate for conditions such as depression, they also use music to self-regulate their emotional states. Conversely, the music that pops unbidden into your head can be an indicator of your emotional state, a window into the soul revealing content of which you may not have been consciously aware (Earl Vickers, Music and Consciousness). As far back as I can remember, music has been a major…

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