Metaphors of Movement Esoteric Study Group
Thanks Andy ideas are flowing amazing stuff i can base my Patchworking around the Pearly family as you mentioned not to think too much which quite challenged me then realisation about keeping things simple.
Short and sweet, thanks for this. Can’t stop picturing Shiva as a mafioso now.
When this was a topic for me, I myself emerged out of a situation where I had taken on the victim role. Being able to see this mechanism and then jotting it down combined with the ToL was (one of the) a big eye opener. Of course around that time a client came to me for bodywork sessions who continously and persistently ‘forced’ me to take a position in this triangle. Very informative.
Now re-reading; Equals having a problem positioning yourself as the victim? Is asking ‘Whats it like’ deliberately taking on one of the two other positions in this triangle, and, is that what we want (operating within in this triangle)?
Having done the IEMT and learning about the Patterns of Chronicity, this drama triangle is again very intriguing to me.
– Adam and eve weren’t the first humans. They are representative of early humans and how they grew consciousness (knowledge) and became aware of their vulnerability. Within this frame it’s not so weird that Cain married someone from another tribe.
– Cain married his anthropomorphication if the land of Nod was his metaphorical landscape. Then his wife would represent anyone to which he related in that way, but who would that be? His father, his mother, god?
I can’t help but believe that Genesis is not timewise lineair, mathematically logical or single-axis.
The rejection of Cains’ sacrifice, could that really be in part because of the cyclical nature of his world view? There’s so much value in cyclical awareness.
Throughout these pages, you will see the correlation between the Greek and the Roman gods. This graphic explains why this happened.
Looking good, thank you!
Let’s start the exploring. 🙂 Good times!
So my question at this stage, (which may become clear later), is what are these ten things? Ten kinds of people? Ten aspects of a person? Ten stages a person might progress through?
It’s a good question. “Conceptual categories” might be a good answer, there may be better answers. Lon Milo
Duquette said of the introduction of Qabalah that there is no explanation that can be given that does not presuppose you already know about something else. Introduction stuff is really difficult.
okay. That unexpected youtube movie just propelled Marlies and me to the outer edges of the Internet. Wow.
If you give it a try, do please photograph the results.
“He had balls” — I see what you did there
Well written! Revisiting the hurts taxonomy of level 2, the light of the 1st degree study material and a nice overview of the types of hurts and links to other taxonomies. Hadn’t thought of life-fluids as fulfilments at all but it’s obvious now. Sheds a nice light on my own tendency to conform, albeit kicking and screaming (on the inside).
Looks to me like vairocana. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Temple_Buddha note the hands).
Atu XVI. message well-received. This Abraxas entity of all makes me think of that song by Alan Parsons Project, can’t take it with you: And the boatman’s getting restless as he stands upon the shore. well you really are persuading but there’s nothing I can do… Also nice reference to pluto/hades. and again a river. did you notice the ‘vessel’ in the description of abraxas?
As if the feminine is a form – vessel – to traverse the flood, but at the same time the identity role (assumed form) dies when the shit of the eye of shiva hits the fan. Hmmm, think deeper I must.
I tend to think of the Fool as being right on the edge of a cliff — is that a different symbolism?
Boom! More points to Marco! …. 😉
You are correct. That is a traditional image of the card, was symbolic of a carefree attitude, living in the moment, not thinking about the future or where he is going etc.
Just a quick shout-out to the symbolism of the Lotus. Om mani padme hum. The flower of Consciousness emerging from the putrefactive mud at the bottom of the pond.
btw. You got an old deck of Thoth. of course. Do you have all three magi?
Somewhere, ive got a few different versions, my deck with the three magi is somewhere in the attic.
BTW there are different versions of other cards that Frieda Harris painted, but these cost rather a lot.
The lack of skin tissue makes the skeleton extra flexible? Whats up with the hands? May be a surrendering/offering gesture?
of course I listened to the end after seeing your experiments on the windowsill, fascinating and it tied in to a lecture I was in today discussing gut bacteria and life on Earth which billions of years ago started out it seems like your experiment.
Awareness of the physical body as a projection of the true will is a key to wisdom – Nancy Wasserman
(full text Eight Lectures on Yoga – Crowly)
Would you consider the character of Mike from “Stranger in a Strange Land” to be a good representation of the archetype of the fool?
Hmmm….I’d have to re-read the book, it was over 20 years ago I read it.
Perhaps more towards the beginning of the book. I think he takes on more qualities of the magician later on after he…well…becomes a magician
The Alan Watts video link isnt working.
I found this link on YouTube – is it the same content?
If I grok it, doesn’t the Fool have a bit of “I know it’s gonna be messy but I’m going to jump in anyway.” ? I think you’re right Ben, if he knew up front he probably would do differently but he just jumps in without any judgement or preconceptions. Let’s experience what happens because that’s what it’s all about. That and watersharing. Didn’t read it in there, thanks for pointing it out! Now I’ll prolly actually finish the book. 🙂
Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki describes the 29th path as the path of sex, corporeal intelligence. I am still under the illusion its about facing that what is dark, hidden, scary, fearfull.
I just now remembered you saying something like “what happens in the dark..”….
And for many, sex is dark, hidden, scary and fearful…
Do XX+XVIII+XVI + II+XI make the alchemical symbol of sulfur too, or am I seeing things?
I’m pretty sure you’re seeing things hun.
Andy, is there somewhere I could get a poster with this particular version of the Tree of Life? Thank you
I’ve seen it for sale on eBay, or if you have access to an A2 printer, I can send you the source file.
We recently started with the Wim Hof Breathing Method, what a rush!
Wim Hof breathing tutorial by Wim Hof:
Pls don’t use anything with petroleum in it on your skin 🙁 its really easy to make a rub/bar yourself. Or just buy some without.
I guess you can use a rub on your temples too if the crown is a bit much?
1,5 table spoon coconut oil
1,5 table spoon bees wax
2 table spoons cacao butter
1/2 table spoon almond oil
10-15 drops etherical oil; peppermint, pine, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, sage, citrus, mandarin, etc
Melt the beeswax first, au bain marie. Take it of the heat and add the cacao butter and coconut oil. Then add and mix in the rest. Pour it into bonbon/icecube molds and let cool for 48 hours (so the core is cooled off, too) in fridge. Keeps for weeks in a glass jar in the fridge. Keep one out at room temp and use when needed 🙂
“The truth the we feel is not necessarily the truth that we feel…”
Correction on the Angelic names: Michael means “as the Lord” and Gabriel is in fact “Strength of God.”
You had me at ‘crystals’, I lost you at 1;33…. will have to watch it again.
My experience of Ritual helped me understand this much better and I have now integrated the Middle Pillar into my morning meditation. Thanks Andy
In Hebrew there is the letter, and there is full length word to pronounce the letter/
So for example the letter F=EF, J=Jey, Q=Queue and so on.
פ in hebrew pronounced – פה (Peh) which actually do means mouth.
Nowadays, it is shown in Israel’s man of power governing the country for the past 13! years.
What about those who have consecutive (different) successes or consecutive (different) misfortunes?
This guy talks about why some succeed and most don’t, that fits this card.
What you said about school and children not having a higher one than their peers to concern themselves with, made me think about soceity in general. Where people dont bow their heads to a higher ideal nor fear the wrath of (God/Allah/Who/whatver), they all self become the Most Important. Central individulism, no main focus on comunity, roots and connections, but on chasing after personal ideals (idols) and easily falling for temptations. Because why the hell not?
This one, made the most sense and understandings of my place in my life and the ways i behave and walk through the world and reality.
Many of my metaphors have a desert in them.
Not necessarily I’m in the desert.
Still, the Jonah story make sense of the ways i behave and think and I’m somehow disassociate from them.
Boom for me.
Possibly apropos of nothing, but I have been told that hanging upside down is the only way of eliminating compression on the spine (lying down reduces it by 75% compared to standing).
It’s one way of growing up I suppose.
It’s tragic that the question I want to ask is…..how much can you bench bro?
I can’y help but wonder two things
You mention that you lift weights in the video. iirc you expressed sheepishness about admitting it (I appreciate you probably haven’t been doing as much training of that sort recently).
I suppose it’s tragic because I should probably have a better question. Though I am thinking about that dead body……
As a hurts i would strongly agree that being in the light, in a can do problem solving attitude makes a huge difference.
I rated it accedentaly 1.5 insread of 5
love your work Andrew,
The Devil reminds me of the Knight of Wands and the knights in general.
Interestinng the Eagal wings on the sward.
Where on the tree of life does the devil sit?
My thoughts on what the sun might represent in the tree of life is:
The melting of the inner child foud in the solar plexus chakra and is represented by the Sun into the heart which is often represented by a flower in particular the rose or the lotus.
So basically the Solar Plexus (self love and acceptence) and The Heart Chakra (universal love and the gateway) become one. and the sun is shining through the heart and down the arms to manifistation.
when one is no longer seperate from his inner child from himself and he becomes one with expressing his soul in his physical manifestation.
Not sure what part of the brain that woud represent though…
I’m loving this course btw!
please add image of the Empress card.
Ta very much
Thank you for this article. I have been reflecting on it– specially the notion of Vigneshwara. Here is what I think: https://thelightweavernlp.com/nlp/ganesha-psychology/
Interesting that Crowley chose to call this card lust and not passion.
If you read Derrida (or even The Graphic Guide available with a Kindle Unlimited trial), you will see him talk about Thoth the Joker as the God of Writing, the great *pharmakon*…neither King nor Jack, a wild card, one who puts play into play.
What book is this figure 15 from, do you remember?
I’m going to guess from Israel Regardie, The Middle Pillar/The Art of True Healing.
Breathing exercises have long featured in my spiritual practice, either directly or indirectly through some kind of prep work (e.g. I do QiQong before meditating and breathing is a big part of that). I’ve been convinced of their value for a few years now just based on their effects but I’ve never been able to reconcile my fractured understanding of how these methods physically work. https://www.amazon.com/Breath-New-Science…/dp/0735213615 has changed that and I consider it the best synthesis of all the various seemingly contradictive ideas out there regarding breathing and its effect on the body and mind.
Thanks – will order the book and have a read.
Page 270 => 11.
(phallic symbol encapsuled by Yoni symbol)
Found this infographic on the 7 stages of Alchemical Transformation, maybe its of interest, too
Juno does have a link with Astarte (the goddess of fertility, sex, love, war), but my guess is Astarte (fwa Inanna (as in the myth of Inanna&Ereshkigal) is more connected to the path of the High Priestess.
Just a thought; maybe an excess of fire is ‘simply’ an adopted way to burn of an excess of water/emotions? A momentarily state of being to get into an active mode?
Andy could you expand on the crowley North facing from east facing. Why he did that please.
As far as I know, he never really explained it, other than he was on the South Coast of England, and decided that Boleskine in Scotland would be the new East.
This is very interesting and useful.
I’ve always though that anthropomorphications in metaphors were quite like the lovers card in terms of it’s attribution to the sword and the separation and personification aspects. It’s only when things are separated from the whole of the experience that we can specifically recognise and work with our relationship to them.
The (Qabalistic) thing that I most often end up talking about (or at least in the area of) when working with peoples fulfilment metaphors is some of the themes of the adjustment card. I’m not sure if I can completely explain why. I think perhaps it’s the imbalance (and sense of unfairness) that occurs when we desperately want something that we don’t get and that our experience adjusts depending on our expectations.
Very interesting. It will take me some effort just to familiarise myself with the rest of the paths and understand the connections you have made here! I still know so little about the Tree of Life so sadly I can’t add anything useful. I do echo Ben’s thoughts about the sword aspect of the Lovers card and anthropomorphication. Though thinking about it, anthropomorphication is not unique in that respect because isn’t all of metaphor a separating out from ourselves?
Looking forward to learning more about this!