alchemy

On relationships and break ups

When I first started channeling it was quite by surprise. I have always been a writer, yet over time my writing developed into channeling. I did not recognize at first I was receiving “words” from a source other than my own mind/heart. As I continued to write about my own issues I found answers beyond my scope of reasoning made their way into my articles.

September 6th 2004

On Relationships and Break-Ups

We are attracted to lovers for many different reasons. Every relationship has some kind of Karma. Karma is a magnetic force of positive and negative vibrations. Each positive and negative vibration has a light side and a shadow side.

There are two categories of relationships. The first and most common is known as “Karmic relationship”. The Karmic relationship is one based on learning of harsh life lessons. These types of relationships can carry a love/hate feeling, be codependent and destructive. However the entire time you are growing into a stronger person. If you listen to your feelings and stay out of denial, your relationships can improve. Healing the pattern of Karmic relationships can be done through psychotherapy, self help books, 12 step meetings, and spiritual work.

The second kind of relationship is that of “Soulmate”. Within this person is a soul whom you have known through many of your past life times. This type of relationship is one of teamwork and completing energies.

Jung defined this theory in the human psyche known as the “anima” and “animus”. The animus is the masculine side of the female, and anima is the feminine side of the male.

Our world is based upon the theory of perception what you SEE is what you get. However beyond physical sight and beyond analytical thought there are the forces of Karma. The subconscious self creates the lessons that karma brings. (If you fear abandonment your subconscious will being you lessons of abandonment.)  A synchronicity between the magnetic forces of Karma and the occurrences in your life will teach you.

I believe we fall in love with the same person over and over again. The conflict comes in when we realize the person we are dating, is not the person were thought they were. We meet someone, whose traits we are attracted too, then we fill out the rest of the picture with traits we want to see in them.

My idea of the perfect man has changed a lot over the years. I started with a sketch of what I wanted and with each new relationship I paint a clearer picture. All along I was projecting my animus onto the man in my life. Even if my boyfriend exhibited unhealthy traits, I still saw the good parts of my animus in him.

All of my relationships have been Karmic. With each goodbye I was like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, with new sight. After a break up there is a mourning period, and a time for reflection. We must question the roles we played in the relationship. Where did our shadow take over, and in what ways? We must learn from each goodbye or we are doomed to repeat it.

Relationships open new doors in our consciousness. It is our goals to open as many as possible. To accept and heal our shadow self so that our anima or animus is healthy. When the anima is healthy, and the feminine is balanced then, there can be an alchemical or sacred marriage between the two selves. The two selves join to make the person whole. This person can now wield the best of their masculine and feminine selves.

Shakespeare on Shadows:

The play itself ends with Puck’s monologue, conciliatory for the moment, but vested with warning lest future disturbances require his remedy:

If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended:
That you have but slumbered here while these visions did appear;
and this weak and idle theme, no more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend, if you pardon, we will mend.
and, as I am an honest Puck, if we have unearned luck
now to scape the serpent’s tongue we will make amends ere long,
else the Puck a liar call. So good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
and Robin shall restore amends. (V.i.409-424; emphasis added)

In the alchemical work, “Mercurius, called Hermes, is not only the receptacle of the prima materia and the symbol for it, he is also the agent of transformation” (Singer 100).

In alchemy, Jung proposes that the prima materia refers to the “unknown substance that carries the projection of the autonomous psychic content” (Psychology and Alchemy 317), which is as yet undifferentiated, but through the alchemical process will be broken down and distilled into the philosopher’s gold, the goal of the work. Mercurius acts as a symbol for the alchemical transformation by virtue of his dual nature, as the prima materia embodies all the opposites together, yet in chaos

Alchemy is called the “Hermetic Art”, a secret or occult practice, named after the legendary founder of alchemy, Hermes Trismegistus the “thrice greatest Hermes”. The alchemist’s goal was to experiment with physical substances to transform base metal into gold. The philosopher’s stone was the agent which would enable this to occur. The aim was not real material gold but philosophical gold, concerned not only with the transformation of inanimate matter but with their own spiritual transformation.

Jung believed that alchemy stood as the ‘Shadow’ in compensatory relationship to Christianity. Christianity’s one-sided dogma and inability to unite the opposites had alienated us from our natural roots in the unconscious. Alchemy extracts the shadow from sunlight and the sun ray from its shadow. The philosophers stone is produced by the unity of divine opposites, the sphere of divine unwillingness, non-being, death and the sphere of divine will, being and life. The sun and the shadow rotate casting their opposites; the God, Dionysius, sun’s Shadow, killing and dismembering the alchemist (I kill and make alive), and the sun God, Apollo, raising the alchemist to eternal life (I wound and heal).

“This gold is our male, and it is sexually joined to a more crude white gold — the female seed: the two together being indissolubly united, constitute our fruitful Hermaphrodite.” – Philalethes

When I was with Chris (1993), I told him something in my sleep- “Gold is Gold, Water is Water- know the difference.”

This is the end of that “article” written for my own health and sanity.

I have drawn conclusions that through Jungian Theory of the Anima/Animus we can go beyond duality, in fact heal duality and become ONE which leads to Philosophical, Spiritual, or Alchemical Gold. Through out History Alchemical Gold has been sought by the rich, powerful and the genius. Masons, Buddhist, Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt all speak of this Gold. I feel today we have replaced Spiritual Gold with “Bling”- it’s enough to make an Occultist want to cry and throw a fit. But I keep going- looking for the actual goal, the REAL Gold.. the love that heals and empowers all.

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Emerging Awareness

This is the unedited version of an article published in Whole Living Journal March/April 2009

Emerging Awareness

There are rumors amongst the newagers and some on Oprah- that collectively humanity is experiencing a shift in conscious awareness. We can see it in the movies- such as the new Jim Carey “Yes Man”, 20?? “What the Bleep do We Know?”, 20?? The Secret, as well as one I just viewed entitled “Indigo”- where the main character states that her grandfather is “dimensionally challenged”.

As a collective we approach this time of change with a mix of knowledge and mysterious wonder. Not everyone will have the jarring, immediately life altering experiences shake them into awareness. I believe for most of us the change will be gradual. There will be more dreaming, clear intuition about ourselves and others, a greater perspective.

When I turned 30. I had been a professional psychic, practicing Wiccan Priestess, Buddhist initiate of Guru Dev and Reiki Master for several years. I earnestly pursued my faith, psychological practices, and healing in a quest for enlightenment.

Directly after my 30 th birthday my awareness began to shift greatly. I experienced a series of awakenings that took glorious nirvana like form. During this time I spoke in rhyme, could hear my spirit guides and astral chatter like a radio in my head, and recorded many insightful answers to life’s questions.

After I was reconnected with our consensual reality, I began to research what happened to me. Ram Dass implied in his work entitled “Be Here Now” that I had gone through awakening with “my ego on”. The books Spiritual Emergency by Groff and “The Call of Spiritual Emergence” by ___, along with the theory of Self Actualization (Maslow) brought me to a place of acceptance.

I would like to share with you a simple yet inspiring tale that I experienced during my spiritual emergence. To illustrated how the shift can be something so gradual- so personal, not realize just what is shifting.

On a cold wintry day I was sipping hot tea and looking out my sliding glass door. A lush red cardinal landed in the snow on my porch. Red feathery bird nestled into the soft blankets of white snow. I said hello to the bird, and thanked it for being there. Cardinals had become a symbol of my grandmother who had passed a couple of years prior. Evelyn Fay liked birds- but cardinals were her favorite.

The bird flew away and momentarily came back with a sprig of red berries in its beak. The bird crept down from the railing of the porch approaching the glass door and laid the berries down abruptly flying away again. A gift I thought, that bird just left me an offering. I sipped my tea and delighted in the feeling of being noticed by the bird. Yet not a moment later the bird came back in very much the same way, with another sprig of red berries, and laid them again on the spot where the previous berries were placed. I began to question what was happening, “Do you know what’s going on little bird?”. I got the very strong sense that the bird was aware of me, in fact that the bird was Gods way of showing off to me. A third time, with a third sprig the bird placed the berries in the same spot. By this time I was well aware of the bird in its role as messenger- conduit of communication between me and the All.

In those moments I felt as if I was watching, interacting, communicating with God through the experience. I felt such a personal relationship with God, as if being spoken to directly through symbols and transference. I felt great love and adoration from the universe. It reminded me of the Disney ladies that could sing with the animals of the forest.

As I have learned nature and everything around us vibrates with the essence of God. As the Gnostic Gospels of Thomas quotes Jeshua “Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.” As well as “To enter the kingdom of heaven you must be like a child” and “The kingdom of heaven is within you.” All of these quotes were directly experienced through this simple observance. The light that is God is in everything, my childlike wonder, and the heaven I felt inside.

During writing this article the song Dear Prudence came on- “The wind is low- the birds will sing- that you are a part of everything.”

 

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Reality vs Creativity

Reality vs Creativity

Saturday, June 13, 2009

By Occult Priestess Korinne

Nay Sayers use “Reality” as the reason to be restricted. This sets up a tao dynamic of seeming opposites when you consider the perception of the visionary who’s art seems to live and breath before their eyes. The tao of mundane reality vs creative reality.
I cannot break it down into science vs religion- the tooth fairy vs lab tech. Extremes happen at each level of experience/function/form. Not all anything is anything- we are all one and we are all unique. Oneness is eternal- individuality is dimensionally time based.

One side states our world and reality are fixed- like a clock, we are all toy soldiers who carry genes, etc. through a mechanism called time. There is no reason nor point to life- only to continue the chain of existence.

The other side states that we are all one, we are eternal, we are what we call God manifest in the third dimension (where perception is based on the rules of time/space and dimension.). Our universe is the story book we live in as human characters on the stage of life. Reality is mutable in nature – magick is real.

Finding out what side of that fence you are on is one of the first steps toward evolution of consciousness. If you find yourself on the Fixed side of the fence- I do not know how to find you, I simply do not know where that place is.

If you find you have created in your life- brought something new to our world that was not here before you came- such as a piece of art, song lyrics, your performance in a play, a dance recital, public ritual- or that interesting cup of tea you mixed today. These are some simple ways we become creators in this play of life. (Advanced students can create their own reality according to their highest will.)

Maybe you have never landed on the moon, but you have been there in your mind- mental experiences so mirror actual physical ones that there are parts of our consciousness that cannot tell the difference between the two. That being a fact imagine, remember all the places you have been in your mind, all the conversations, the dreams, the intensity, the peace.

Now shift your focus to your heart- the home of our feelings. If the mind thinks then surely the heart feels. Just like the mind it stores memories, scenes, and wishes. Take your time and ask your heart what it remembers from the past.

The physical experiences (REALITY) trigger the mental and emotional systems- thus giving you three ways of experiencing life. 1. Physical tactile sensory 2. Mind thought judgment 3. Heart feeling emotion.

A truly balanced life incorporates all three above notions. When the three are working in harmony with each other- the partnership creates depth in each perception. Heart can experience intuition, mind can experience cosmic consciousness or oneness, body can become a “pure vehicle”, a temple for the mind and heart.

Having the mind heart and body working in partnership brings about an alchemical change in the human- Enlightenment- to be anointed, such as Buddha or Christ. “You can do these things and more…”

We can do it!

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Help! There is another Person inside my Head!

Me & my Animus (shadow)

Drawing of my & my animus circa 1995

This is my second day as a “blogger”. I am feeling good about reaching out to the world and disseminating knowledge to the best of my ability. I have often had issues coming up with topics to write about, always waiting until there was a question to answer… But not anymore! I am going to write what ever comes to mind, and I hope You like it.

Did you know there are 4 personalities or 4 parts of your psyche? It’s true. Dr Carl Jung categorized two aspects very well- The Anima and the Animus.

The Animus: The mirror image of the female ego, tucked inside the subconscious mind.

The Anima: The mirror image of the male ego, tucked inside the Subconscious mind.

“What does that mean?!” *chuckle* Yes it is intriguing.

I will explain Jungs theory in my own words based on my own subconscious experience.

I am a Female human. My Ego- ego means my personality- Is Female. Within my Subconscious mind I became aware a man was living in there. Yes the place I go for my dreams and my intuition was being haunted by a  man.

I soon read that we label him the ANIMUS- the inner male personality that corresponds to my outer female personality. You may ask yourself- why do these “Personalities” correspond? How do these personalities have anything to do with one another?

To answer this question we must understand the nature of the subconscious and conscious mind- and how they work together. The conscious mind is mostly what you use when you are awake (unless you are a psychic). Your consciousness connects mostly to your LEFT brain- the brain that does math, grocery lists, and other mundane tasks that keep you breathing and in a body. The right brain is your intuitive mind where creativity of all kinds comes from, as well as dreams and all things in the “Other” category.

As a Personality (EGO) you work with your conscious mind to feed, bathe and cloth yourself- and worry about the neighbors and what Lady Gaga is up too.

Your Personality gets information from the subconscious in the form of dreams, feelings, empathy, amazing ideas, and synchronicity.

To meet and Talk To your inner other (for a female ego her inner self is male – for a male ego your inner self is female) you must connect your conscious (left brain) to your subconscious (right brain).

“Okay this ‘Occultist in the Corner’ just told me I have another person living inside me and to get intouch with them I have to get the two sides of my brain to communicate. This is Nuts!!”

Yes this is nuts for some people- crazy as a Loon! However this is REAL psychology, not the stuff they are teaching in school. Remember the Occult has been a science since before science was invented. So bear with me.

Again speaking from my own perspective as a female ego (just reverse the genders if you are a man okay?) my inner Male was a direct reflection of what my Ego Personality “THOUGHT” of men. Yes my thoughts of men created the form, shape and state of my Inner Male.

Think about that for one moment. What kinds of things do you tell yourself about the opposite sex? Really?

Having been a psychic counselor for 18 years I have heard it all. What bugs me the most is when ladies (most of my clients have been female) say “Men are all the same, I want love but none of them are good enough.”

What is she selling to her inner male when she makes statements like that? She is telling him that he is weak, immature, loud, or what ever gets on her nerves about “men”. These “dark” feelings toward men then get INJECTED into her inner male.

“And then what happens?”

Then the inner male begins to act out and behave as he is told too, and chaos ensues.

You see what ever state your inner Male is in- is what you will attract in a mate!

This is known as “Like Attracts Like” from the philosophy of Hermeticism.

So I know why that sweet and beautiful lady keeps running into Jerks! Yes I know the answer- Her inner male is a Gangster 🙂

When I was working on my inner male I had a dream that illustrated what shape my Animus was in:

I heard my shower running so I went to see who could be in my bathroom. I opened the curtain and I saw Marilyn Manson (rock star). He had open wounds, very pale skin and was shaking with anxiety. I stepped into the tub and nurtured him, bathing him saying everything was going to be okay.

I had to heal my inner Marilyn Manson. No small task I will tell you.

How did I heal my inner male? Through listening to him and being careful what I thought about “men in general”. The book “LOVE MAGICK” by Laurie Cabot (The official Witch of Salem) has a meditation in it to speak to your inner male. This was the only tool I needed.

I know I started this blog talking about the 4 different parts of the psyche- but I think I only have time to cover the 2 main parts.

If you read this Blog please comment & ask questions. Thank you ! Until tomorrow.

Occult Priestess & THE ANIMUS 

 

 

 

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Carl Jung on the Animus in intellectually gifted women

We Are All One 

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