Author Archive | Cindy

Aligning Soul and Ego

Individuation is the process of integrating the psyche – of becoming one’s true self. • Symbolism of Alchemy – The Psychological Symbolism of the Conunctio in Alchemy • Wholeness and Gnosticism – Self-Knowledge as Knowledge of the Divine, Gnostic Gospels, the Necessity of the Union of the Self • What is Individuation? – Jung’s Process […]

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Symbolism & Archetypes

Symbolism is the language of the soul, and archetypes are symbols of immense power. • The Soul, Body and Spirit – Subtle Matter, Aligning Soul and Body • Concretizing the Symbolic – Symbols point to the Transcendent, Dangers of Taking Symbols Literally • Rituals, Symbols, Sacraments – The Manifest to the Transcendent • Jungian Archetypes […]

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What is Consciousness?

Consciousness is a feature and function of time and space, it is how we know duality. • What is Duality? – The Dual Nature of Reality • What is Consciousness? – Definition, Spectrum of Consciousness, Duality Consciousness, Understanding Time and Space • Soul, Body and Mind – The Meaning of Soul, the Connection of Soul […]

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The Goats and the Tiger

By Joseph Campbell A fable tells of a tigress, pregnant and starving, who comes upon a little flock of goats and pounces on them with such energy that she brings about the birth of her little one and her own death. The goats scatter, and when they come back to their grazing place, they find […]

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The Story and the Meaning of the Grail King

What are the Keys to Contentment? When the stories of Parzival, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table were initially written during the Middle Ages, there was a great change sweeping the Western World. The power of The Church was being challenged by powerful new ideas as well as the return of ancient […]

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Following Your Own Path

Who’s Rules and Expectations do you Live by? The Knights of the Round Table would leave for an adventure as a group, but each individual knight would enter the forest “at the point that he, himself had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path.” (from Joseph Campbell’s lecture, In Search of the […]

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Loyalty and Compassion

What are some of the Highest Spiritual Values? One of the most important messages in the story of Parzival (and particularly Richard Wagner’s Opera entitled, “Parsifal”) is the importance of compassion. Wagner’s Opera was influenced by his reading of Arthur Schopenhauer’s work and his understanding of compassion as the only valid basis for morality. It […]

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Our Lost Feelings

With our feelings and emotions we experience ourselves in this world. They are the driving force, the power, and the spark of our life. Without feelings and emotions we would be like robots or automatons, computers operating a body without awareness or consciousness.

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Medieval Poetry of the Troubadours

Giraut de Bornelh (Troubadour, 1138 – 1215) EYES ARE THE SCOUTS OF THE HEART So through the eyes love attains the heart: For the eyes are the scouts of the heart, And the eyes go reconnoitering For what it would please the heart to possess. And when they are in full accord And firm, all […]

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