The first illustration depicts the psychology we are born with. The negative light of the subconscious and the positive light of the conscious.
Next we have your idea of God or Creatrix energy which connects to your higher self (spiritual self). The Higher Self then “Manifests” in the form of the two “Minds”, the mind of form (conscious) and the mind of understanding (subconscious).
Between the mind of Form (conscious) and the mind of Understanding (subconscious) is a Shadow. This is “THE SHADOW”. The shadow can manifest in your life as Drama, Pain, or at it’s most basic- Fear. The shadow is a negative reflection caused by ignorance.
The Subconscious and the Consciousness are “connected” by the Pineal gland.
The Pineal gland contains water, this water causes reflection like a mirror between the conscious and subconscious. The shadow of ignorance is over the mirror of the pineal.
The Positive and Negative forces of the mind cause friction on the shadow eventually Illuminating the shadow into right Understanding or the Balanced Tao of Psychology.
Oversimplified? Yes, call it Hermetic. The shadow is possibly responsible for the cultural concept of “Evil”.
Devil, D-Evil, D-Veil (the veil is the shadow over the pituitary).
As we consciously work on healing our psyche from past trauma and old patterns we are working out the shadow and bringing in the light. When the Mirror of the Pineal Gland is cleansed we can see straight through into the subconscious without Fear reflecting back at us. (When you smile the mirror smiles, when you frown so does the mirror)
Even with a partially cleansed shadow we can see the Anima/Animus within. In the book “Love Magick” by Laurie Cabot there is a guided meditation on how to meet your Inner Other.
Recent visions of Hermes have explained that I have a “black glass” through which to see into the darkness. I researched “A glass darkly”. I think Hermes was telling me that I had tempered the Shadow into a slick glass state from which I can perceive into the darkness without the illumination to see darkness in its truer state.
I am still discovering the wonderful world of my Animus as my vision of him has gone from Dracula to Buddha. I am allowed to Understand more my inner nature as I explore with the hermits lamp deep in the subconscious realm.
Please comment, Question and or Enlighten me~
~ FIN ~