Mythology · Psychology

Exploring Faust: Goethe and the Myth of Progress

Last time we looked at the history of the Faust legend and the first popular version by Christopher Marlowe. The tale grew out of the Reformation and it reflected the needs of the time. But as the Renaissance morphed into the so-called Age of Enlightenment in the 17th century, people needed a new myth and… Continue reading Exploring Faust: Goethe and the Myth of Progress

Mythology · Psychology

Exploring Faust: History and Christopher Marlowe

The legend of Faust tells the tale of a man who makes a deal with the devil to gain magical powers. The devil’s representative is Mephistopheles, who gives Faust power for twenty-four years, after which the devil takes his soul to hell. There are many different versions of the tale and it changes to reflect… Continue reading Exploring Faust: History and Christopher Marlowe

Apocalypse

Notes on Apocalypse – Wetiko Awakening

Last time we explored the nature of the wetiko psychosis that’s sending us all loopy. We’ve become trapped in a vicious cycle of unconscious reactivity and shadow projection that threatens to destroy everything we care about. But it’s not all bad news. Wetiko is actually helping us to wake up – if we take the… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – Wetiko Awakening

Apocalypse · Psychology

Notes on Apocalypse – Wetiko Psychosis

Last time we looked at the collective dark night of the soul and how it’s triggered by the collapse of the false self and its narratives. Next we need to explore how to deal with this meltdown and come out the other side. What do you do when confronted by a manifestation of the darkest… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – Wetiko Psychosis

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

Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Personal Context

Last time we looked at an overview of my plan to renew my spiritual practice and the twelve areas it covers. The first area is Context, which is about exploring the wider perspective of your life. Another name for it could be Causes and Conditions. It’s divided into two sections: Personal and Collective, and in… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Personal Context

Astro Journal

How to survive the Saturn Pluto conjunction without going mad!

In the last couple of posts we’ve been exploring what happens during a Saturn Pluto alignment. There’s often a lot going on in the world at these times and it can feel oppressive and heavy. Even if these events don’t affect you personally, the stress can suck you into the prevailing mood. So in this… Continue reading How to survive the Saturn Pluto conjunction without going mad!

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Chiron

Chiron represents your primal wound and where you have a gift for healing others. It’s the wound that won’t heal, but through that wounding your experience of life is deepened and transformed. Chiron stands for the wound, the wounded, the wounder, and the healer, and he initiates you into self-knowledge and spiritual growth. Astronomically speaking,… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Chiron