Hello! This is my third day as a “Blogger” and I am happy to see we have a question already! Yesterday I was speaking about the lesser known parts of our human psyche. I would like to address the question first, and then finish explaining where I left off yesterday.
Rose Vanden Eynden author of the books “So You Want to be a Medium?”, “Metatron: Invoking the Angel of God’s Presence” and “Ask a Medium” said:
“Some folks believe that spirit guides are actually the anima/animus inside us instead of a separate energy. I’d be interested to hear your theory on that question.”
(For more on Rose and her literature see her website www.vandeneynden.biz .)
Dry and to the point:
The anima/animus are reflections of the outer Ego personality, mirrors plain and simple. You can argue that the anima/animus is a “separate soul” who is learning about life as they live through yours, observing from the Shadows of the subconscious. I like that theory, but I have never read anything that sounded remotely like it. I started with the theory that “Dissociative Identity Disorder” (DID- old term =Multiple Personality Disorder) was caused by several SOULS in one body- not different EGOS (personalities). I suppose we get into the muddy waters of what is possession and what is a soul vs an ego, what is a medium (hey Buy Rose’s Book). I will explore this some other time.
Spiritual Guides are beings/souls/essences with which your soul has a “contract”. Think of spirit guides as teacher/parents who chose not to incarnate, but to help you from their level of reality. A little known fact is that your Twin Flame (other part of your soul) is often your main guide. I believe we wrote what I term as a “LIFE SCRIPT” before we incarnated into our “animal body”. Your spirit guides helped you Write this Life Script as the your very own Mythological Hero’s Journey.
“I consider it a challenge before the whole human race and I ain’t gonna lose” Queen: We are the Champions (Heroes).
I believe Everyone wrote a Hero’s or “Shero’s” Life Script. The spiritual guides are an Essential element to your success in your own Reality/Mythology.
Personal Notes – not so dry or to the point…
I also heard that my animus was where I received all of my intuition and knowledge. I contemplated this deeply and asked myself, Could I be Hermes?
Then I was instantly reminded of all the amazing and unbelievable things I have channeled and received from Hermes. I was simply not THAT brilliant. I feel/know that my inner male is truly a reflection because he has changed and evolved along with me. I have taken the very quiet time it requires to work with and know the subtle energies of the mind. The only way to become an expert is to do the work and record the data.
I remember one day having a candid conversation with my “Main” spiritual guide Hermes. I asked him how I could keep from being confused with all the different voices in my head. “Hermes do you have voices in your head?” He answered he did not have the same issue, his head was as clear as glass. Hermes had just introduced me too two more guides, Plato and Aristotle. I had grown used to Hermes, my higher self, my guru and various other spiritual guides, but adding two more teachers at this stage of the game (I was 33) was confusing. I came to understand that Plato and Aristotle were guides that you can “graduate” into as you evolve.
William Blake said Aristotle was the “Teacher of those who Know” could Blake have been in spiritual communication with Aristotle? We think So!
If you can indulge yourself by reading the great classics or gazing at masterpieces of art- you will find a spiritual essence in them. Especially with Authors, the spiritual themes are blatant outright, Art is something beyond language. Those of a creative nature have Artistic guides who inspire them- we used to call them MUSES.
Stay (Faraway and so close)
Here is Bono and U2 acting as Spirit Guides to another band.
Yesterday I began to tackle the very extensive subject matter of our psyche. I am satisfied with the information given on the Anima/Animus in the last blog. I did not mention the other two parts of the psyche, which are much more esoteric – The inner child and the “Doorway”. Perhaps we will come back to that later?
If you have any questions for “The Occultist in the Corner”- speak up!
Best of luck with your new blog, Korinne! Not sure if you remember me, I’m the herm builder.
I guess I would pose a similar question to Rose’s, but more earthy. How would you interpret beings like land spirits? Are they non-physical beings separate from ourselves or symbolic representations created by our own minds to help us interpret a local energy? (I guess in the end, it’s all Indra’s net.)