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.
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Thanks for sharing. Beautiful table and story
Thanks, Joanie! It’s lovely to hear from you.
Stories of good times, beautifully told. Your grandkids using their own creative intuition and then the family joining in…blessed, you are.
Thank you, Brian. Yes, blessed, I have been. Blessed, I am. Grateful, may I always be. That feels like a prayer. 🙂
Jean, I’m grateful for your descriptions of the archetypal energies you have discovered within. Your thoughts prompt me to wonder: “What might be the energy supporting (or driving:) ) me at the moment?”
I think that’s a really good question for one to ask oneself at any given time, especially troubling or confusing times. Finding an archetypal/mythological counterpart for what I’m experiencing is always so comforting; it reminds me I’m not alone and often brings greater acceptance.
Thank you, Jeanie. I love imagining the prevailing archetypes and the family. We’re studying Artemis in our mythology class at the moment–for the second time. We studied her more than 20 years ago. We see her from a different angle now. We got to Artemis from reading Toni Wolff’s ‘Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche. We needed more on the Amazon archetype so dug back into Nor Hall’s ‘The Moon and the Virgin.’ It’s such a rich book and Artemis is so much more than Amazon. I haven’t read Jean Shinoda Bolen’s new book, but ordered it.
I”m fascinated by Nor’s depiction of Artemis as the one who lights the way with her torch at the crossroads between the horizontal plane of Demeter and the vertical plane of Persephone. So, she stands at the crossing from darkness into the light–a wild place for sure, and a place where we need a guide when emerging from an underworld journey.
I’m not familiar with Nor Hall’s book. I’ll look into it. Bolen has a lot to say about the three goddesses that represent the three phases of the moon. The stories of all are fascinating, especially Hectate, goddess of the waning moon, who, as you know, is also the wise woman at the crossroads. I love the goddess myths. They’re timeless, and so rich with meaning and guidance for women today.