Mandorla Consciousness: Part II
There is a time for everything. The dualism that gave rise to our evolving ego and developing Christ potential has become our worst enemy: the anti- Christ. And as long as we repress unwanted parts of ourselves and project them onto others—whether these be our compulsive instincts, dangerous emotions, or frightening aspects of our masculine and feminine sides—we will struggle through the darkness of confusion and the world will be a dangerous place.
Another insightful and provocative post. Thank you. I would love to read how you might tease out your choice of the portrait of Anne and Gloucester for this one.
Thank you. Why did I choose this portrait? Not for the historical reference but for the psychological one. I liked the fact that the Mother/Queen has a strong and positive presence. Her husband, the Old King Ego is dead, so now her son, William (new will?) will be the New King Ego, an advancement over the more rigid and conventional old one. Whether or not this happened historically was not my point; it was the son as a symbol of a positive new potential for greater consciousness which has a more harmonious relationship with the feminine that spoke to me!!
There’s also a religious/spiritual message here: just as Jesus (the son) is closer to human awareness than the distant God King (the father), so the newly reborn ego has greater awareness/consciousness than the old one.
Thanks for asking! Your questions and comments are always equally insightful and provocative!
Right On! or I really should say Write On!
Although I don’t believe that historically Anne’s rule did much to break patriarchal/hierarchal cultural patterns in Europe at the time, your symbolic interpretation speaks volumes. I truly enjoy the way your mind and heart work. Thanks again for sharing.
And thanks for your participation. And I truly enjoy our communications!