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Well, I didn’t mean to imply that the mind is a parasite, but that it has a parasite. That’s the Gnostic and Mystery School perspective, and I do feel it has some merit personally. To judge a parasite isn’t helpful either, but if one is unaware that it’s even there, well, that’s playing a bit with a stacked deck, isn’t it?
The proverbial rabbit hole does go deep, eh? Thanks for this fantastic turnaround on the question I posed. Awesome!
As they say, “we always teach what we need to learn” – so I usually come down hard on mind – on Idealism/Morality which is mindstuff and not Heartstuff, and on Dogmas like Scientism (the notion that our version of the Story is right and all else is wrong) and other forms of Fundamentalism like Religions (a Fundamentalist is someone who takes their metaphors literally), which are basically just Bullying and Conformism.
In Truth it’s all about Balance. There may be more folks on the Planet who are lost in Bellystuff – Emotion – than are lost in mindstuff, but Balancing overmind is just “my thing.”
Your comment “To judge a parasite isn’t helpful either, but if one is unaware that it’s even there, well, that’s playing a bit with a stacked deck, isn’t it?” is an excellent description of what we’ve been referring to as our Archetypes – Constellations of Energy, mental and Emotional, largely impersonal, that have taken over our Personal link to the Unconscious, and which direct our Lives from outside of our Awareness.
Yes, parasitic autonomous superpersonal Energy Constellations, easily and usefully Personified. (As long as one takes the next step – Step 1 is Personification, Step 2 is Embracing our Fear of the Personified.) “Removing our Masks” is only a surficial Mirror for the process of bringing our Archetypes up into Consciousness where we can detach from them.
Right now the Sedna-Aletheia-Lilith *Yin Gate* is offering us the Opportunity to Shed our Fear Archetypes, Lit Up as we speak by the Station of asteroid Aletheia (symbolizing Truth) tomorrow (17 January 5am PST), which by the way, along with Sedna, is Channeling the Star Capulus (Taurus 25-26) for us. Bernadette Brady (Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.193) says…
“A meaning for this star which may be more accurate than the above [a story about Roman soldiers and acuity of eyesight] could be male sexual energy: focused, direct, penetrating action – a male to complement Algol: focused and passionate, and therefore at times brutal and violent.”
Not to mention the Initiation of Mars by Chiron in a few hours!
Thanks for bringing all this up! I hadn’t noticed till now that Sedna has been Transiting across Capulus. That will bring up all of our Fears about being Crushed or Abandoned by the Patriarchy, as Genia Haddon (Body Metaphors, eg) points out that the Yang male Energy of the Patriarchy is exactly this – “focused, direct, penetrating,” Bullying. An excellent and concise astrological correlate for the Healing Crisis or Final (we hope) Excess of the Patriarchal scourge.
Which is a bit of a Cosmic joke, since Sedna will Dance across Algol next, and soon. Capulus was the sword of Perseus, but Algol was the Eye of Medusa, whom he beheaded. Bernadette again, p.188-9…
“Algol was called … by the Arabs … the Head of the Demon, and they considered this female demon to be the wife of the devil… The Chinese … meaning [was] Piled Up Corpses. In Talmudic Law she is the first wife of Adam, Lilith, who left him because she refused to be submissive to his needs. Lilith then fled to paradise and became a demon of the wind [air, mind].”
“Algol, in other words, is the wild, raw, frightening face of the outraged feminine which has been labeled as demonic or simply evil. This star seems to contain immense female passion and power [aka Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity]. It is the power of the feminine or the potential power of Mother Nature, not to be called evil for being strong. It is the companion star to the nebula Capulus, also in [the constellation] Perseus, which is the male version of this outrage.”
Algol as Lilith! Lilith who in one of her astrological guises Opposes Aletheia and Sedna as the Central Teaching of our current Yin Gate (Mystery School, in the Greek sense of Introduction to Paradox – bearing in mind that I know nothing of Gnosticism) that bisects the Saturn-Ixion-Chaos-Uranus-Eris-Jupiter-Haumea et al Abandoned-Genius-Yintegrity-Rebirth Golden Rectangle!
Incredible, this Story just keeps getting more and more “Biblical” in scale. And it would suggest that there’s little randomness in the thoughtstorms we encounter! It also suggests that, while our Fear of the Arbitrary Power of the new Emperor may threaten to Overwhelm, the Arbitrary Power of the Feminine will soon put that to shame, whether by some demonstration of human Feminine Power, or by Mother Nature herself.
And suggests that in order to approach Haddon’s Yang Female Age that she expects will follow the Patriarchy, we need to bring into Consciousness our Archetypal Fear of Bullying by both Male and Female Energies.
From Brenda Hoffman’s https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/exposing-your-power/ …
“This concept frightens most of you. Not because you are not capable, but because you have purposely hidden your true power for eons. You are a Master in hiding believing you would shift earth humans in this transition without fully coming out of your earth hiding position. Does not the thought of fully exposing your power make you feel fearful, perhaps even a bit ill? So it is that your true being will be exposed during this phase. Even though you may wish to hide, such will not be possible.”
And yes, *Personifying* our Archetypes (as Parasites for instance) is an age-old technique for bringing them into Consciousness, exactly why folks have been designing “Gods and Goddesses” – and all manor of “Demons” and Lilin – since Time Immemorial.