Apocalypse · Psychology

Notes on Apocalypse – Mad to be Normal

As the corona calamity rolls on, many are struggling to cope with the measures introduced to ‘deal with the virus’ – the isolation, social distancing, and masks, as well as the loss of cultural and social activities. Worse than that, we’re being conditioned to see other people as contagious, and to inform on our neighbours… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – Mad to be Normal

Apocalypse · Psychology

Notes on Apocalypse – Fear of Freedom

In the last six months we’ve seen an alarming desire for tyranny spread through many so-called liberal democracies based on freedom. At the same time, we’re being conditioned to believe that freedom is selfish and that thinking for yourself is dangerous. Margaret Thatcher once said: “When people are free to choose, they choose freedom.” Maybe… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – Fear of Freedom

Psychology · Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Emotions

Last time we looked at practices for the body, which are also essential for emotional health and wellbeing. There’s a lot of overlap between these practices for obvious reasons: you feel your emotions via your body. So the more grounded you are, the more in touch you’ll be with your feelings and emotions. In this… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Emotions

Astro Journal · Psychology

Chiron: Initiation and the process of Individuation

In Chiron Myths we discovered how the wounds and unfairness of life can lead to greater self-knowledge and healing gifts. Chiron gives you access to a higher perspective that can reveal the guiding hand behind your life. This is a part of you that knows you better than you do – and it has a… Continue reading Chiron: Initiation and the process of Individuation

Film & TV · Psychology

The Fisher King: Forgiveness and the Quest for Redemption

In the post on Leo Myths we looked at the quest for meaning in the story of the Holy Grail. The fulfilment of this quest is the healing of the Fisher King and that brings us to the 1991 film by Terry Gilliam. The Fisher King is a comedy-drama about Jack Lucas, a misanthropic DJ… Continue reading The Fisher King: Forgiveness and the Quest for Redemption

Psychology

Phases in the Process of Transmutation in Spiritual Awakening

Last time we looked at the crises that can happen in reaction to a spiritual awakening on the path towards Self-realisation. In this final post we explore exactly what it takes to transform yourself and to embody the potential glimpsed during your awakening. The following notes are taken from Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli: “We now… Continue reading Phases in the Process of Transmutation in Spiritual Awakening

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Reactions to Spiritual Awakening

Last time we looked at the crises that are caused by spiritual awakening on the path towards Self-realisation. In this post we explore the difficulties of maintaining the awakened state and the tendency to fall back to ‘lower’ levels, which can include an experience of the dark night of the soul. The following notes are… Continue reading Reactions to Spiritual Awakening

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Crises Caused by Spiritual Awakening

Last time we looked at the crises that can precede spiritual awakening on the path towards Self-realisation. In this post we explore the kinds of experiences that can happen as a result of awakening and the problems they can lead to. The following notes are taken from Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli: “The opening of the… Continue reading Crises Caused by Spiritual Awakening

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Crises Preceding Spiritual Awakening

Last time we looked at the process of Self-realisation and how it differs from self-actualisation. In this post we explore the kinds of issues that can arise prior to awakening and what the crisis of awakening itself involves. The following notes are taken from Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli: “In order to understand thoroughly the strange… Continue reading Crises Preceding Spiritual Awakening

Psychology

Self-Realisation and Psychological Disturbances

Continuing our look at psychosynthesis and how it can help us to navigate a spiritual crisis or dark night of the soul. The process of awakening can be complex and confusing because there’s so much movement going on in the psyche. It can help to have a map and pointers to explain what might be… Continue reading Self-Realisation and Psychological Disturbances