A Spiritual Technology for the 21st Century

Edwin C. Steinbrecher

SAMUEL WEISER, INC. York Beach, Maine

First published in 1988 by Samuel Weiser, Inc. R O. Box 612 York Beach, Maine 03910-0612 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 Copyright © 1988 Edwin C. Steinbrecher All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, without permission in writing from Samuel Weiser, Inc. Reviewers may quote brief passages. 1st Edition: An Excerpt from "The Guide Meditation, "April, 1975, private printing, Santa Fe, N M . 2nd Edition: The Guide Meditation: The Manual on Theory and Technique, July, 1975, private printing, Santa Fe, N M . 3rd Edition: The Guide Meditation, 1977, private printing, Santa Fe, N M . 4th Edition: The Inner Guide Meditation, 1978, Blue Feather Press, Santa Fe, NM. 5th Edition: The Inner Guide Meditation: A Transformative Journey to Enlightenment and Awareness, 1982, The Aquarian Press, London, England.

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Acknowledgments Foreword Preface to Revised Sixth Edition Part 1: Basic Concepts Introduction The Archetypes The Tarot Astrology Projection Active Imagination Becoming Conscious The Initial Experiments False Guides and False Guidance Part 2: Inner Guide Meditation and the Kundalini Effect H o w to Contact the Inner Guide Working with Your Guide Kundalini Part 3: Questions and Answers Part 4: Technical Aspects H o w to Translate a Horoscope into Tarot Terms H o w to Plug Your Relatives into Your Horoscope The Inner Guide Meditation and the IChing Appendix: Transiting Positions of P l u t o , Neptune, Uranus and Saturn Recommended Reading D . O . M . E . Services About the A u t h o r Index vii ix xi 1 3 6 8 9 12 21 24 29 43 51 53 67 74 93 205 207 246 252

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Ghateful acknowledgment is made to Inner Traditions International, Ltd., 1 Park Street, Rochester, VT 05767; Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016; Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ 08540; the Sabian Publishing Society, 2324 N o r m a n Road, Stanwood, WA 98292; and to Mitch Walker/Treeroots Press, P. O. Box 684, Berkeley, CA 94704, for their kind permissions to utilize materials from their respective publications. I would also like to t h a n k all the people and groups, past and present, who have helped in their many and varied ways to produce this present work. Special thanks to my parents, Edwin E. and Helen S. Steinbrecher, to my God-mother, Josephine M. Siska — the real founder of D . O . M . E . —who introduced my family to astrology and metaphysics, to David Benge, Maggie Bott, Stephen P, Connors, Maryanne Hastings, Michael Sean Tierney, and J o h n Woodsmall of D . O . M . E . , the Inner Guide Meditation Center, for their inspiration and support over the years, to Steven Hechter for .ilways appearing to help edit and advise just when I have to get a new edition out, to Leigh McCloskey, Carol H u r d Rodgers and Sheila W. Ross for their beautiful artwork for this book, to Karl T. Tani for both his graphics and his tarot illustrations, and to my five known Inner Guides, A m a n , George, Ta, Emily and Simon.

The meditation often yields up entirely new and unexpected types of information and interpretation relative to the meaning of the tarot.Foreword The investigation of the inner world of the soul has long been the special province of what is known as occultism. and in the process of doing so developed their own peculiar techniques. astrology and the tarot. The book is clearly written. curiously enough. Some forms of religion have also attempted much the same task —especially the Eastern ones —limited. for example. So his handbook describes an amalgam of Jung's use of creative imagination. for he has evolved a viable system of self-discovery with all sorts of fascinating overtones and undertones. by some original revelation which hampered the free reign of scientific method. The latter. Since Steinbrecher was an astrologer years before becoming an analyst and. the method of Carl G. The author evidently knows what he is doing. however. It is only in relatively recent times that some schools of modern psychology have turned their attention to that same area. it did not take him long to perceive relationships and thus to attempt some kind of unification of these different sets of ideas and techniques. The author of this little h a n d b o o k on meditation deserves an enormous amount of credit for first having approached the possibility of such methods through the medium of analytical psychology. J u n g . bear many resemblances to the more archaic methods that are referred to as occult. and/their relation to the planetary symbols — and in turn to the psycho-physical structure of the student. Steinbrecher's directions are unambiguous and should be intelligible to anybody with the least capacity for imaginative or occult . the technique vividly and plainly described so that there is little room for misunderstanding as to what the author means.

Israel Regardie Sedona. will go down in occult history as one of the most significant contributions to meditation in modern times. from the very tentative first edition of only a few years ago to the umpteenth yet to come. I am certain this book.X THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION work. for he has labored long and patiently in this field especially to make The Inner Guide Meditation the classic that it is well on its way to becoming. Edwin Steinbrecher deserves any praise and commendation that is handed out to him. Arizona 1983 .

is urgently needed for this post-Christian spiritual era we find ourselves in. since the wisdom given by interaction with the archetypes and the knowledge others bring from their own inner experiences continue the revelatory process. A shaman is one who works with super-nature. perhaps evolving into priest or priestess. Exclusive religious forms and bibles interpreted dogmatically have had their day. The shaman of today no longer requires the rigid doctrines and outdated traditions of other ages and times. My view of the meditation continues to evolve and expand.Preface to Revised Sixth Edition It is now eighteen years since I discovered the Inner Guides as entities specific to each person and more than ten years since the first edition of The Inner Guide Meditation made its appearance in the world. I see the book as a primer for the 21st century shaman and the meditation as a spiritual technology for a technician of the sacred. We have left the influence of the autocratic Fish of the first phase of our Piscean Age. . The time for outer gurus and hierarchical spiritual structures is done. I continue to regard the work with the Inner Guide and archetypes as the safest and most specific way available for touching Spirit and for learning the spiritual physics that governs everything in each of our perceived realities. and we now can flow with the friendly Fish of the second phase. Revisions and additions to this work will necessarily continue until my death. In a time when many systems for interacting with archetypes and working on the inner planes a b o u n d . I feel like a m a n polishing a gem to enable it to reflect and refract more Light. And the developed shaman. The shaman is free — wherever he or she resides—to discover. that which is beyond. test and develop his or her own unique spiritual path by working with personal Inner Guides. but which interacts with and affects the physical plane.

Blessed be your knowledge of Spirit.E. Sacred is your P a t h . 1987 . Edwin C.M. Steinbrecher D.xii THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION May this book continue to reach and touch the lives of all of you who have asked for a way to journey within to your own spiritual sources. California November.O. The Inner Guide Meditation Center Los Angeles.

M.E.O. Dei Omnes Munda Edunt All the Gods and Goddesses bring forth the worlds .D.

E. injure or cause harm. . and the source of all is within. To kill.M. Work with the Inner Guide can bring this world into a state of harmony and balance. Bringing myself and these energies into harmony heals my experienced world.O. Work with these inner teachers in the Inner Guide Meditation facilitates achievement of these goals. This I know: the flow of universal energies through me and my response to this flow create my personal reality. without blame. either physical or psychological. Each of us carries total responsibility. The Inner Guides are our teachers and advisors in our personal quests for wholeness and spiritual enlightenment. The inner worlds generate the outer world.Initiators' Creed of D. to a fellow being injures and causes h a r m to the individual God-flow. for the world that is individually experienced and cannot disclaim responsibility for any portion of it. Expansion of individual consciousness expands the consciousness of all beings.

Angelus Silesius.Turn inward for your voyage! For all your arts You will not find the Stone In foreign parts. Alchemist .


The Inner Guide Meditation is a transformative process that assimilates the disparate energies which exist . of separating the spiritual from daily life. The late 60's and early 70's brought with them a great variety of spiritual tools and teachers. But I also saw that the tools and paths offered to these people didn't seem to work for them in their everyday lives.Introduction Times of great change are times of stress for both individuals and collective groups of people. I was impressed by the struggle of the people around me to find meaning and significance for their lives. that the polarization of Good and Evil of World War II was done and that nothing could ever be black or white again. The Inner Guide Meditation is the product of the mingling of a number of spiritual and philosophical streams: astrology. qabalah and the Western Mystery Tradition. analytical psychology. alchemy. I discovered my Inner Guide. alive and waiting to serve the individual spiritual quest. Then the horror of Korea and Vietnam demonstrated that war was obsolete. then the meditation slowly came together from different parts of my life and experience. A n d . From this synthesis of potent currents comes a spiritual technology in which the Guides —humanity's lost teachers — appear. when my wanting was at its most intense. As a child during the Great Depression and as a teenager during World War II. which contains the Judaeo-Graeco-Christian spiritual heritage of the West. fresh. instead of bringing the two together. I wanted Spirit to infuse my life twenty-four hours a day. to rise above the m u n d a n e or the tragic in personal quests for Spirit. every day. Too many of these seemed to be a way to run away from life and problems. I didn't want once-a-week spirituality. no one being wrong. tarot. to lead us t o w a r d the "Kingdom of Heaven" to be found within each of us. Everything had become some shade of grey with no one being right.

. to lead us t o w a r d the Kingdom of Heaven to be f o u n d w i t h i n each of us.4 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 1. alive and waiting to serve the individual spiritual quest. Engraving by Gustave Doré from Dante's Inferno. T h e Guides—humanity's lost teachers—appear. f r e s h .

each containing living aspects of Spirit. Astrology provides the only available "road m a p " of the inner and outer worlds that I have been able to find. With the medialion of the Inner Guides. bringing forth productive and creative life responses. in the main. projection. guidance and necessary protection as we follow the path of our individual and collective Becoming. Self. so that our individual egos can experience and comprehend them. persona. teaching. allowing us to understand and incorporate within ourselves the living substance of our individual world perceptions. reality-sustaining energies each of us carries. the joys and sorrows. An astrological chart diagrams the multi-dimensional physics of the unconscious. [These experiences] demand to be individually shaped in and by each man's life and work. anima. This unification ends the illusions which cause separation. They are images sprung from the life. problems once unapproachable and unchangeable become fulfilling challenges. not in experience only. Jung. guilt. Carl G. Because of their opposition to the conscious . In his Two Essays on Analytical Psychology Jung says: The experience of the archetype is frequently guarded as the closest personal secret. collective unconscious.Basic Concepts 5 In the human psyche into the unified wholeness that is the enlightened being inherent in each of us. but in deed. The qabalah and the Western Mystery Tradition give us time-tested tools with which to work and experiment in the inner dimensions. The psychological terms used in this book. . and I am deeply indebted to this great. It shows the structural relationships among the reality-creating. Jung. Both alchemy and analytical psychology furnish us with conceptual methods through which we can assimilate these particular energies. . . And our Inner Guides give us the love. and to live they seek to return. Analytical psychology is the system of thought and therapeutic practice developed by the Swiss psychiatrist. because it is felt to strike into the very core of one's being. Shadow. of our ancestors. animus and archetype were. The tarot provides pictures of these energies. courageous innovator for them. active imagination. such as ego. developed by Dr. fear and judgement. Sigmund Freud's pupil and protege.

Bollingen Series XX. the frocked priest. Whistler's Mother— each of these images acts as a screen for forces that live in us. used by permission. Gerhard Adler. a peace-inducing picture of Buddha or some favorite landscape or poster. 7. C. R." creating what we identify as our "lucky" coins or the "personalities" of our a u t o m o - i The Collected Works of C. the forces that make up the collective unconscious — the impersonal part of humanity's psyche that all of us share. 78-79. 1966 by Princeton University Press. Powered by some u n k n o w n central Sun within us. the bag lady. The Archetypes Living energies that contain ideas and information are called archetypes. Herbert Read. pp. G. to everything we meet in the world we call real. These archetypes automatically project themselves outwardly from within us onto whatever "screens" are available. Two Essays on Analytical Psychology. Jung. They somehow attach themselves. the archetypal energies infuse these objects with positive or negative "meaning. these energies are living. Attaching themselves to inanimate objects. ed. without our conscious awareness. Hull. William McGuire. F.6 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION mind they cannot be translated straight into our world. 1 The Inner Guide Meditation gives each of us that way. Michael Fordham. . © 1953. the Playboy centerfold. They are specific patterns of instinctual behavior and thought. vol." a fondness or antipathy for dogs or cats. hence a way must be found that can mediate between conscious and unconscious reality. trans. and each draws the energies to itself which fit. The m a n we dislike instantly. "love-at-first-sight. intelligent forces which have particular life functions and which weave the fabric that we regard as our personal realities.

influencing everyone in our lives and causing us to be influenced in return. that person we see when we look into our mirrors. Once archetypes have projected out onto the screen of an object.Basic Concepts 1 biles. almost always functioning beneath the level of ego awareness. Attaching or projecting themselves onto living entities. This is." shaping and reshaping our realities. As an extreme example. They shape the very structure of our lives. "If I'm projecting on you. These processes are u n k n o w n to each of our personal egos. In each h u m a n being they constellate in an individual and unique pattern. while the other inner archetypal energies starve. each working with the others and with the ego. he or she may be able to control . perhaps. you have witnessed one or more of the archetypes or the Freudian "id" displacing or taking over the normal ego. situation or person. They form the "machinery of the universe. they resist removal from the screen until their needs have been satisfied. but remain invisible to normal ego consciousness. always functioning as a two-way street — therefore. In schizophrenia. if the alcoholic can resist that first drink. or seen someone become psychotic or "freak out" on drugs to the point where he or she becomes someone or something else. for harmony to exist in the life. In these situations the person becomes flat and two-dimensional for the ego loses its stability and sinks into unconsciousness. they both influence the behavior of those entities a n d draw back o n t o themselves a corresponding projection. " These archetypes are the life energies that pour out of us unceasingly night and day. the usurping archetype in control seeks only its own gratification. If you have ever seen someone's ego or personality undergoing a Jekyll/Hyde transformation when he or she becomes "high" or drunk. for instance. asleep and awake. that body-mind being that includes our physical vehicles. They mold and change our behaviors. They are the energies that cause change and fluctuation in our affairs and relationships. how we think about ourselves and how others define us. The inner archetypes must be in balance. then you're projecting on m e . why schizophrenia is usually a deteriorating disease unless the other archetypal forces can be brought back into balance and a strong ego resurrected. By "ego" I mean the persona or mask each of us wears.

giving more time for the development of new habit patterns that can transform the compulsion into behavior m o r e useful to the individual. They are the ancestors of our m o d e r n playing cards. that are experientially available to each and all of us. The tarot deck has seventy-eight cards which are divided into two sections: the Major Arcana or Trumps consisting of the twenty-two main images. if you will. and the Minor Arcana containing the remaining fifty-six cards. If the first action in any compulsive behavior chain can be avoided. the Empress or Queen. the unleashed power of the unconscious archetype projected onto the alcohol is in control. the Twins or Lovers. the Wheel of Fortune. the Lightning-Struck Tower. the High Priest or Hierophant. the eight planets (excluding Earth). the Sun and the M o o n . the Magician. Justice. Temperance. They relate astrologically to the twelve signs of the zodiac. the Emperor or King. the Star. the Moon. Death. the Sun. Strength. These cards of unknown origin appeared in E u r o p e around the end of the 13th century. the Last Judgement or Resurrection and the World. Neptune and Pluto. the acting out of the compulsion may be inhibited. (It is interesting to note that the architects of the tarot provided images or slots for U r a n u s . The Tarot The tarot cards are the most easily obtainable set of picture symbols of archetypal energies available to Westerners. if not. although these planets were not discovered until more than four hundred years after the tarot's initial appearance.8 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION the archetypal forces. the Chariot. the Hanged Man. the Hermit. Old Pan or the Devil. These are named the Fool. Hence the archetypes are those energies which create and sustain our personal realities — aspects of God. . the High Priestess. The Major A r c a n a contain images of twenty-two universal archetypal forces.

) In his Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious. F. Carl Jung refers to the pictures of the tarot as being descended from archetypes of transformation. both inner and outer. 38. 2 Astrology A natal horoscope calculated for the year. These twenty-two symbolic pictures are images of archetypal energies which project out of each of us to establish and sustain the reality we perceive around ourselves — the form of each individual world. 9. and the h u m a n relationships we experience. trans. the inner cycles that correspond to the planets' movements in the heavens activate components in that individual 2 The Collected Works ofC.) These archetypal energies exist in what physicists and brain scientists refer to as a primary frequency realm. 1969). Hull." that produces the universe as a hologram. part 1. day and exact minute of an individual's birth at the exact latitude and longitude of the birthplace provides the blueprint of that individual's life experience — the plot for the "movie"—the world. Karl P r i b r a m . NJ: Princeton University Press. Jung. Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious (Princeton. (This is most apparent to anyone versed in the art and science of astrology. C. vol. a neuroscientist from Stanford University in California. theorizes a "primary reality" which is a "frequency domain." an "invisible matrix. The twenty-two archetypal energy-forms pictured in the tarot are the specific energies that come from this primary frequency realm to create and sustain the holographic universe we perceive. Neptune in 1846 and Pluto in 1930. .Basic Concepts 9 Uranus being discovered in 1781. m o n t h . through that specific individual's eyes. its characters. R. Bollingen Series XX. Over the days and months and years. G. p.

He or she can describe the personalities and physical characteristics of parents. without knowledge of any of these other people's lives or birth patterns. he or she can also describe what is taking place or has taken place in the lives of everyone you are related to through blood. dates of recent chaos or luck in your own love area. or the erratic behavior of your employer—all from your own natal pattern. The astrologer can tell of troubled areas in the lives of first and second Table 1. your third child's difficulties at school.10 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION blueprint. . Not only can a competent astrologer recount your life events from your natal horoscope. For example. Symbols and Rulerships of the 12 Signs of the Zodiac. causing the movie to live itself out. the astrologer can describe your eldest sister's current marriage crisis. uncles and vaguely remembered distant relatives you might not have seen since childhood. aunts. law or role relationship.

yourself. he's just being superstitious.Basic Concepts 11 Table 2. Even superficial study with a competent astrologer will quickly demonstrate the truth of this ancient science. as the astrologer will have demonstrated. When a stranger — the astrologer — is able to deliver this sort of accurate personal information. are the major cog. In fact. the astrologer can give intimate life details and concise dates — past and present — about anyone in your family or any close associate after w h o m you choose to inquire — again. Some basic symbols used in astrology are shown in Tables 1 and 2. It soon becomes apparent that more than coincidence is involved. all from your own horoscope. It allows you to m a k e connections and see relationships that are invisible or obscure in other systems of thought. cousins in remote parts of the world. . it illustrates that some sort of machinery is at work in which you. If anyone ever says to you that he doesn't believe in astrology. Symbols of the Planets. can you make things better for all concerned? Astrology is a language of symbols. you can be sure that he never has studied it. How are you connected to brother Joe's broken leg? W h a t is your relation to sister Jan's religious conversion? Are you to blame for the " b a d " things described in your horoscope that occur in your life? Are you to be credited with the " g o o d ? " And if you are somehow connected to all these events and people. not from the horoscopes of your relatives or associates.

" "positive" or "negative. energies capable of presenting themselves as either. pushed away from the level of ego consciousness into the dark depths of the psyche. manifesting according to the person's degree of consciousness. What we label "evil" or "bad" are those forces within ourselves that we have pushed into unconsciousness. Let us return to the twenty-two archetypal forces that the tarot images represent. These forces or energies are projecting out from each of us all of the time. until the person experiences how the perceived reality is being created. If we begin with this philosophical view and look for verification of the theory. it is rendered "negative" or "evil" to our ego judgments. It is their degree of repression or suppression. there is no way to understand the different ways many people's realities fit and work together. which then act on those receptive or needful screens in our environments. A correct horoscope describes everything in a person's life.12 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Projection The theory of solipsism states that nothing can be known and verified except through the perceptions of the knower. if any. If one of these archetypes is repressed. we will find that astrology furnishes evidence that this may well be so. It then functions as a negative hook or magnet for experience in our outer worlds. that makes them appear as "good" or "bad. how the sources of that reality create through the person from some inner place of origin. the person's total subjective reality. creating the realities we experience." They are neutral. all that will occur and be perceived throughout the person's lifetime. the individual ego. we will change the projected "screen" as it exists in our outer worlds. If one considers them as the pure energy which they are." as they project out into our lives. establishing the realities we find ourselves experiencing. drawing to us or to our "parts" (those to whom we are related in some way) the very quality we had attempted to avoid through repression. none of the archetypal forces is or can be essentially "good" or "evil. but potent. However. The illusion of "evil" is created by the repression ." "plus" or "minus. If we change the ego relationship to the archetypal force within ourselves. The level at which our egos assimilate or reject them determines how we judge the manifestations they create.

causing the children to lose their keys to the inner worlds." However. "Evil" results from ignorance of the way i the multi-dimensional laws of the Universe work. It signifies much sexual force and aggressive life "go" energy. Jesus taught. without any ego awareness of participation in or connection to those traumas. If it is suppressed. the authority of their own personal "king"d o m . The psychoanalytical school of psychology regards repression as an essential defense mechanism which the ego uses unconsciously to reject from awareness any disagreeable or painful ideas.Basic Concepts 13 of energy. "Evil" is unconsciousness. O u r parents. But this doesn't work. our teachers and our peers dismiss the inner worlds with such typical responses as: "It's only your imagination. The planet Mars (called The Lightning-Struck Tower in tarot) has to do with our instinctual animal vitality. or consciously excluded from awareness. desires. Those who are concerned about its prevalence in their lives might well attempt to seek the source within themselves. The process of receiving from within is the major key to expanding consciousness. temper or "pushiness. H o w many of our evangelists. the forces symbolized by this planet are suppressed. priests or spirit guide channelers encourage this individual quest within. The repressed material then exteriorizes and has to be dealt with in the outer world. the usual manifestation in us will be irritability or anger." or "You're just putting yourself o n . that is. so that the ego can cope with its world. feelings. "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. this inner search for the Kingdom of Heaven? Such a quest might weaken or remove their own imposed authority. we keep looking everywhere but within for our solutions and our peace. but we are conditioned from childhood to look without. perhaps forever." If Mars exists as a repressed force within — for example. rabbis. memories or impulses. ignored or "trained" out. " The "imaginary" playmates of sensitive children are discouraged. Here is an astrological example. Everyone is encouraged to understand and believe through another's experiences or dogma — few of us are encouraged to \ . gurus." or "Be realistic — quit dreaming. It may cause health or work traumas in our partners' lives. if it is located in the 12th section (or house) of a horoscope where those forces which we are born with as repressed factors reside — it can act as a negative magnet in our realities and draw extreme anger or violence down upon us.

It signifies much sexual force and aggressive life "go" energy. Crown Publishers.14 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 2. Illustration from the tarot deck in Seed. Used by permission. 1969. T h e Tower is associated w i t h the planet Mars and has to do w i t h our instinctual animal vitality. . New York.

the repression. The outer screen presents the hook or passive psychic structure to which the "hang-up. away from the ego. behavior patterns. Instead. We tend to look for our teachers or gurus in the outer world —few look within where this teacher actually exists. Projection is the unconscious phenomenon which acts to transmit our inner archetypes onto the available screens in our outer worlds. because the force being pushed away will have its equal expression in some way. Since some kind of outer screen is always available to us. This displacement and reception of a part of one's being causes the bliss of love.Basic Concepts 15 embark on our own inner journeys. When we "fall in love. He then believes everyone is attacking him. Whatever is uncomfortable to the current ego generally becomes repressed. This can be most easily noted in those people and things one actively dislikes or hates. which is an expenditure of directional psychic energy ( d o w n . away from the light of consciousness into the darkness of unconsciousness)." For instance. to establish our own spiritual individualities. or unconscious material attaches itself by the mechanism of projection. acts as a magnet. The receiver fills with the qualities and energies of the repressed material causing our egos to react with "hate" or "dislike. It is Nature's trick that brings couples together to perpetuate the species. The archetype imposes on the "loved one" a whole range of potential desires. This magnet then draws from the outer world those very qualities our egos have rejected. "Falling in love" is literally loving a part of oneself which the projection process places on the screen of another being. as opposed to loving." all nourished by the psychological expectations of the person projecting the archetype. projection takes place. if the other willingly ." neurosis." we experience the projection of some ideal archetypal part of ourselves onto the screen of another person who serves as a receiver for that ideal. Some projections are considered "good" or desirable by the social norms or current standards of the collective unconscious which condition the values and beliefs that our egos hold. It gets pushed down into the darkness within us where we become unaware of it. Falling in love. But this process does not get rid of the problem. is one of the most prevalent forms of "approved" projection in h u m a n society. emotional responses and psychological "sets. the paranoid personality has submerged an archetype having to do with aggression and unconsciously projects it out into his world.

it requires nothing in return." on the other hand. the result is a free individual who radiates light and love into the world. The relationships where "falling in love" turns into "loving" as the initial projection wanes are those that endure with the greatest depth and beauty. the central part of each of us. In contrast. Projection sends component energies of the Self. accepts the other without judgment or reservation. Most often this "exhaustion relationship" can be found with a member of your immediate family.16 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION c Energy Source D Outer World Figure 3. "Falling in love" makes demands on the other. receives and responds to it. both experience a curtailment of the freedom of their individual egos and subsequent energy loss. "Loving. When the energies are made conscious (with ego and Self being brought into balance through the ego's willingness to serve as vehicle for the Self). usually one of your parents. and wants only that which can be freely and willingly given out of the other's Self. out into the world. When these energies remain unconscious to the person projecting them. has no expectations. or the pain of love. You can be sure that you are involved in a deep-seated unconscious projection with any person whose mere physical presence exhausts you for no apparent reason. willing or unwilling. if the other rejects or only partially accepts the projection. when two individuals are involved in a deeply repressed projection. is free and giving. the result is a loss of psychic energy and freedom. Don't . Experiment the next time you encounter such an individual. Diagram of the mechanics of the process of projection.

C. each containing a greater degree of darkness (unconsciousness) as they exist in a progressive relationship away from the awareness of the ego. our latent dreams. Assume for a moment that the unconscious contains various adjacent levels. no longer able to take the role of victim of circumstances. Let us call A the blueprint or "set film strip" of an individual: in astrology this would be symbolized by the natal horoscope of the person. The unconscious is b o t h a storehouse and a center of creation. Freedom is impossible so long as we think of D. In these four successive levels of the unconscious live all the energies that create and sustain our experienced realities. as the source or basis of our realities. Let the person be new. the ego attempts to move along these same flow channels back toward its own source or center (C in the diagram). the central Sun or Source we each carry — all that we are unaware of. and the price of consciousness and free will is the death and rebirth of the current ego. through meditation." It must be earned. You may be surprised at the results for you both. and send love out of your heart consciously. of joy and terror. an assimilation and consciousness of these source-energies begins. and one can then make real choices and become truly free. our forgotten memories. the outer world and its elements. the monitor of breathing and heart action. Figure 3 is a diagram of the mechanics of the process of projection. How long have we heard of the "Kingdom within" without really understanding what this means? Free will is not a "given. Together A and B constitute the moving film or inherent flowing pattern of a life. . Love is the greatest freeing energy we have. a place of secrets and hidden things. the body's abilities to maintain and repair itself. Here lie our psychic capabilities.Basic Concepts 17 expect the old responses and behavior. But when. It is only when we learn that the foundation of our realities lies within that we find ourselves on the road to individual freedom and consciousness. As long as the source energy. Let B represent the ego structure which is being constantly shifted and modified by the forces activating it from A: this B in astrology would be the rising sign or Ascendant of a horoscope. flows unconsciously along our nerve channels from within to without through this film. free will remains an ego illusion. Let us say that there are four levels.

Figure 4. The projection process illustrating a repression of an energy constellation. .

All of our repressed or suppressed energies take on the qualities of the levels of darkness in which they exist. everyone in your outer world is literally some part of yourself functioning as the perceived ego of the other — all are actors in the movie vow are starring in. as does the power of love. As long as unconscious projection is taking place. we will draw to ourselves creative people who will live those energies out for us. the quality called Selfishness (A-l in the diagram). All that we brand " b a d " or "evil" in our worlds act as mirrors of our own unconsciousness. within yourself. A balancing component of some sort from the outer world is required to stabilize the negative energy at the depth of unconsciousness. or as close to that point as you are able to. Let us say that an individual has this quality repressed within at the level called Minus 4 in the diagram. When we push our hate into the darkness. for nothing heals and brings forth our negative parts transformed. When we push our own creative energies away from the awareness of our egos. The qualities of the level of unconsciousness in which they live within us determine how they manifest out in our worlds.Basic Concepts 19 Figure 4 is an example of the projection process illustrating a repression of an energy constellation. You yourself hold the unique key to your own self development and spiritual evolution. the level furthest from ego awareness where the deepest repressions dwell. No one outside you holds that key. we will draw the hateful into our worlds so that those energies can have their expression. you must seek the cause of its current reality manifestation at its point of origin. Your current ego (what you presently consider yourself to be) acts as a membrane between the . taking their positive and negative roles to fit your particular movie script. away from any ego awareness. A directional expenditure of psychic energy is required to keep it pushed to this depth. within and without. Jesus' advice to "Love thine enemies" is good contemporary advice. To change anything in your personal reality effectively or permanently. The psychic radar which exists in all of us searches our environments and draws to us from the outer world (A-2) the person or persons who have the need to live out this quality of selfishness and will accept the projection of this energy constellation from us because of their corresponding unconsciousness. into the darkness of the unconscious.

20 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 5. of joy and terror. a place of secrets and hidden things. The unconscious is both a storehouse and a center of creation. . Engraving by Gustave Dore from Milton's Paradise Lost.

. He describes the process in Mysterium Coniunctionis: [Active imagination] . Until you can experience how your projecting energies are affecting others. . you will never understand how their projections are affecting you in turn. an ancient metaphysical meditation tool rediscovered by Dr. places himself on the side of reason and convention. In his discussions of alchemy.Basic Concepts 21 forces flowing out of you onto your world and the forces flowing hack onto and into you from the other projecting entities in your personal reality. . is a method which is used spontaneously by nature herself or can be taught. as before. As a rule it occurs when the analysis has constellated the opposites so powerfully that a union or synthesis of the personality becomes an imperative necessity. Though the unconscious motifs are repressed again. When this confrontation is confined to partial aspects of the unconscious the conflict is limited and the solution simple: the patient. is the primary technique utilized in the Inner Guide Meditation. Jung compares the process of active imagination to the production of the Philosopher's Stone of the alchemists. Jung just before the beginning of World War I. Such a situation is b o u n d to arise when the analysis of the psychic contents. because the patient must now make a conscious effort to live according to its principles and. is constantly reminded of the existence of the . the unconscious is satisfied to a certain extent. with insight and some resignation or a feeling of resentment. Active Imagination Active imagination. of the patient's attitude and particularly of his dreams. . . has brought the compensatory or complementary images from the unconscious so insistently before his mind that the conflict between the conscious and the unconscious personality becomes open and critical. in addition.

or some other fantasy-image. and then try to find out what sort of fantasy-image it will produce. The waterfall itself is then the incommensurable third. Then. What is enacted on . in other words. But if his recognition of the Shadow is as complete as he can make it. At first it consists of projected figures. take place spontaneously or be artificially induced. In this way conscious and unconscious are united. an equally strong Yes and No which he can no longer keep apart by a rational decision. which appear in the form of images consisting of conscious memory material. or what image expresses this mood. then conflict and disorientation ensue. there is no real progress but only endless variations on the same theme. Usually it will alter. A chain of fantasy ideas develops and gradually takes on a dramatic character: the passive process becomes an action. just as a waterfall connects above and below. like the waterfall. of course. . as I have said. As a rule there is a marked tendency simply to enjoy this interior entertainment and to leave it at that. and thus prepare the synthesis. for they reflect the psychic processes in the unconscious background. It requires a real solution and necessitates a third thing in which the opposition can unite. just as a waterfall visibly mediates between above and below. In nature the resolution of opposites is always an energic process: she acts symbolically in the truest sense of the word. . which is not the point of the exercise at all. Here the logic of the intellect usually fails. doing something that expresses both sides. In an open and unresolved conflict dreams and fantasies occur which. illustrate the tension and nature of the opposites. You can also use a bad m o o d as a starting-point. and concentrate on it by simply catching hold of it and looking at it. You then fix this image in the mind by concentrating your attention. as the mere fact of contemplating it animates it. . In the latter case you choose a dream. The alterations must be carefully noted down all the time. he can no longer hide the conflict behind a mask.THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION repressed by annoying resentments. The "solvent" can only be of an irrational nature. and these images are observed like scenes in the theatre. This process can. He cannot transform his clinical neurosis into the less conspicuous neurosis of cynicism. for in a logical antithesis there is no third.

The piece that is being played does not want merely to be watched impartially. ed. 3 . it wants to compel his participation. It is very important to fix this whole procedure in writing at the time of its occurrence.Basic Concepts 23 the stage still remains a background process. C. although he presents it within the structure of an analytical relationship between doctor and patient. He therefore feels compelled. because otherwise its actuality cannot be fixed. really have it out with his alter ego. Hull. and H. . 3 Here Jung outlines the technique of active imagination. © 1963 by Bollingen Foundation. because in this way we get to know aspects of our natures which we would not allow anybody else to show us and which we ourselves would never have admitted. . for you then have ocular evidence that will effectively counteract the ever-ready tendency to self-deception. approval or resentment. that he is being addressed by the unconscious. Mysterium Coniunctionis. it does not move the observer in any way. F. as a result of these The Collected Works of C. Jung. way is it possible to gain a positive insight into the complex nature of one's own personality. or is encouraged . Bollingen Series XX. A running commentary is absolutely necessary in dealing with the Shadow. and the less it moves him the smaller will be the cathartic effect of this private theatre. that they all have some purposeful relationship to his conscious situation. G. vol. and that it causes these fantasy-images to appear before him. This process of coming to terms with the Other (the other half or Shadow side of ourselves) in us is well worthwhile. 14. by G. reprinted by permission of Princeton University Press. He will notice. For nothing in us ever remains quite uncontradicted. as the actors appear one by one and the plot thickens. Adler. a negation or a compensatory effect. Fordham. instead of just sitting in a theatre. The technique is a process of interacting with and gradually assimilating. R. If the observer understands that his own d r a m a is being performed on this inner stage. and consciousness can take up no position which will not call u p . somewhere in the dark corners of the psyche. he cannot remain indifferent to the plot and its denouement. M. . to take part in the play and. . trans. Only in this . Read.

24 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION interactions. Becoming Conscious Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" from The Republic beautifully illustrates aspects of the process of projection and of becoming conscious. "for in the first place prisoners so confined would have seen nothing of themselves or of one another." . and between the prisoners and the fire is a track with a parapet built along it." "Like ourselves. so that they cannot move and can see only what is in front of them. psychic or spirit guide channeler. with an entrance open to the light and a long passage all down the cave." he said. priest. like the screen at a puppet-show. guru. "and a strange sort of prisoners. except the shadows thrown by the fire-light on the wall of the cave facing them." I [Socrates] replied." "It is a strange picture. Here they have been from childhood. and in the Inner Guide Meditation it brings back to the Guide that energy and wisdom which up to now we have projected out from within us o n t o analyst. including figures of men and animals in wood or stone or other materials. those parts of ourselves that our current egos are ignorant of or have only partially assimilated. would t h e y ? " "Not if all their lives they had been prevented from moving their heads. Here Socrates speaks to Glaucon: "Imagine the condition of men living in a sort of cavernous chamber underground. which project above the parapet. chained by the leg and also by the neck. Naturally. It is an invaluable experiential process. because the chains will not let them turn their heads. some of these persons will be talking. At some distance higher up is the light of a fire burning behind them. which hides the performers while they show their puppets over the t o p . " "Now behind this parapet imagine persons carrying along various artificial objects. others silent.

but now." "And if he were forced to look at the fire-light itself. and." "And suppose their prison had an echo from the wall facing them? When one of the people crossing behind them spoke. and walk with eyes lifted in the light." "Now consider what would happen if their release from the chains and the healing of their unwisdom should come about in this way. such prisoners would recognize as reality nothing but the shadow of those artificial objects." "Of course. would not his eyes ache. Suppose one of them was set free and forced suddenly to stand u p . would they not suppose that their words referred only to those passing shadows which they saw?" "Necessarily. he was getting a truer view? Suppose further that he were shown then various objects being carried by and were made to say." "And suppose someone were to drag him away forcibly up the steep and rugged ascent and not let him go until he had hauled him out into the sunlight." "Now. turn his head. Would he not be perplexed and believe the objects now shown to him to be not so real as what he formerly saw?" "Yes. in reply to questions. so that he would try to escape and turn back to the things which he could see distinctly. then. if someone told him what he had formerly seen was meaningless illusion. if they could talk to one another. and he would be too dazzled to make out the objects whose shadows he had been used to seeing. being somewhat nearer to reality and turned towards more real objects." "Inevitably. would he not suffer pain and vexation at such treatment. find his eyes so full of its radiance that he could not see a single one of the things that he was now told were real?" . all these movements would be painful. when he had come out into the light. convinced that they really were clearer to him than these other objects now being shown h i m ? " "Yes. not nearly so real. what each of them was. What do you think he would say. they could only suppose that the sound came from the shadow passing before their eyes. " "In every way." "No d o u b t .Basic Concepts 25 "And they would have seen as little of the objects carried past.

They may have had a practice of honoring and commending one another." "Clearly he would come at last to that conclusion. Coming suddenly out of the sunlight. so that he could make a good guess as to which was going to come next." "And now he would begin to draw the conclusion that it is the sun that produces the seasons and the course of the year and controls everything in the visible world. Would our released prisoner be likely to covet those prizes or to envy the men exalted to honor and power in the cave? Would he not feel like Homer's Achilles. that he would far sooner 'be on earth as a hired servant in the house of a landless m a n ' (Achilles' statement in Hades) or endure anything rather than go back to his old beliefs and live in the old w a y ? " "Yes. and later on the things themselves. then. They would laugh at him and say that he had . it would be easier to watch the heavenly bodies. with prizes for the m a n who had the keenest eye for the passing shadows and the best memory for the order in which they followed or accompanied one another. and moreover is in a way the cause of all that he and his companions used to see. his eyes would be filled with darkness. and then the images of men and things reflected in water. looking at the light of the m o o n and stars rather than the sun and the sun's light in the day-time." "Yes. At first it would be easiest to make out shadows." "Now imagine what would happen if he went down again to take his former seat in the cave. He might be required once more to deliver his opinion on those shadows. while his eyesight was still dim and unsteady. he would surely think himself happy in the change and be sorry for them." "Last of all. and the sky itself by night." "He would need." "Then if he called to mind his fellow prisoners and what passed for wisdom in his former dwelling place. not as it appears when reflected in water or any alien medium. he would prefer any fate to such a life. he would be able to look at the sun and contemplate its nature. and it might take some time to become used to the darkness. but as it is in itself in its own d o m a i n . in competition with the prisoners who had never been released. to grow accustomed before he could see things in that upper world. After that. surely. " "No doubt.26 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION "Certainly he would not see them all at once.

Basic Concepts 21 gone up only to come back with his sight ruined." 4 Plato The Republic. that project on the world through a kind of holographic film strip each of us possesses or is. A "shadow" presenting itself as a statue of Satan commands the "black magician. y'know. Used by permission. If they could lay hands on the m a n who was trying to set them free and lead them u p ." These are all shadows in the exact sense that Plato speaks of them. Also. as he leads us toward that Source. and who will teach us to recognize those shadow-making images as he leads us toward the realization of Source. Each will argue for the validity of his or her particular "shadow" on the wall of his or her own "cave. but each individual will swear to their reality. we each have an inner liberator who will release us from our chains. All feel the source of the communication to be the image they can see or touch or imagine in their outer worlds. but somewhere within us or through the doors of ourselves lie the sources that present these animated shadows to us. of stability. whispering of the delight of w o m a n h o o d and promising life's pleasures. taking care that our inner eyes not be blinded. giving her advice on her life affairs. trans. they would kill him. A "shadow" Venus in a Botticelli Birth of Venus art print on a young man's bedroom wall presents an echo. p. . M. made visible by some unknown light or central Sun within. (Projection doesn't end with becoming conscious. "It's all in your head. consoling her in her griefs. F. or we would have no outer reality to experience. 227-231." said The Beatles." 4 What we perceive in our outer realities are but shadows cast by inner images. of business growth. A "shadow" masquerading as a shopkeeper's first dollar bill. Cornford (New York: Oxford University Press.) "Shadow" pictures of Jesus and the Virgin on an old woman's living room wall seem to speak to her. A n d . tells him of money to come. it was worth no one's while even to attempt the ascent. It just becomes conscious to the ego." "Yes. framed and mounted above the shop counter. they would. 1945). he helps us become gradually more accustomed to the light. Perhaps not exactly in our heads.

w h o will release us from o u r chains.28 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 6. We each possess an inner liberator. Engraving by Gustave Dore from The Dore Bible Gallery. .

a force dealing with power and paranoia. the shadow images of Jesus and Mary draw energies from the unconscious dealing with love and m o t h e r h o o d . these shadows on which the individuals focus merely serve as screens for living forces being drawn or projected out from each of the people. It was going slowly. The analyst had emphasized the dangers of the active imagination process — of repressed unconscious forces that might overcome the ego and usurp it. O u t of the young m a n . and the black magician. I was experimenting with astrological and tarot imagery (I was an astrologer by profession at that time). attempting to puzzle out the psychological "physics" involved in getting information from the tarot cards. the shopkeeper or the black magician is aware of the inner sources that the shadow images draw from and focus upon the outer world images or forms.Basic Concepts 29 Just as a motion picture projector projects its images u p o n a screen. California. The shopkeeper projects an organic growth force. of the terror that an encounter with repressed energy forms could trigger. neither the old w o m a n . the young m a n . I had been using the "active imagination" technique in my analytical sessions through my own insistence. I deduced that the accu- . as analysis usually does. But fire is fascinating to the u n b u r n e d . The analyst went off to Zurich on some business. In the analyst's absence. I was fascinated by the living experiences I h a d while exploring my psyche. going back to dreams and finishing or reworking them. Because they are uneducated about how projection works. The Initial Experiments In 1969 I was in Jungian analysis with an analytical psychologist in Los Angeles. and I was left with the forward-impelling inertia of someone whose unconscious has been activated. a force or energy having to do with the pleasure principle and physical love is pulled. F r o m the old-woman.

1969. Used by permission. Illustration of D'Evil from the tarot deck in Seed. published by Crown Publishers. or frightening forms. threatening. it is usually represented by ugly. o u r inner perception of this energy form will correspondingly evolve and change. The archetype associated w i t h Capricorn in astrology and w i t h Old Pan or the Devil in tarot is one of the most severely repressed archetypes in Western civilization. As our materialism and ignorance of spiritual law evolves into wisdom and understanding. Because of t h i s . New York. .30 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 7.

unsummoned and unwanted. The Magician taught me things I had never heard in my outer reality. totally unconnected with the here of the normally experienced outer world." or. 1970). Jung. but without a doubt the High Priestess as a reality within me. And it worked! I reached a r o o m at the b o t t o m of my stairway. in which the secret seemed to be to "circulate the light backwards. If. to force the mental energy back along the same channels or nerve pathways that the projection energy flowed out on. and she was there. The presence of the Fool would cause a "pins and needles" sensation in my limbs. 5 ." the archetypal force of the High Priestess. I attempted to do this in my imagination by inventing a staircase that would take me within to those archetypal images I was seeking. G. in some other dimension or reality. The Secret of the Golden Flower. I was delighted with my new toy. I 5 Richard Wilhelm and C. It had a reality and a freshness I hadn't experienced since childhood. a living presence in that inner world. It was a classic Christian devil with an emanation of "evil" as real as the beneficence I had felt when interacting with the archetype of the Sun. as I interpreted it. The Secret of the Golden Flower. thought of the High Priestess. I was inside the room where I came into contact with the archetypal forms when an image of Old Pan or Devil appeared. and there was no doubt about the experiential "realness" of it.Basic Concepts 31 rate data I was able to obtain from these readings must have its origins somewhere deep within my psyche. communicate with me face to face in the inner world through the process of active imagination? I had also at the time just finished reading Richard Wilhelm's translation of the Chinese classic. and my body became warm and relaxed. And the experience seemed to be happening there. the High Priestess card could "tell" me of events happening in a distant city by projecting an energy force with this particular information from within me out onto a card screen. But then I had an experience that acutely demonstrated the analyst's warnings about the dangers of active imagination as it is practiced in analytical psychology. then how much more accurately could "she. different from the picture on the tarot card. say. I was with the Sun. (New York: Harvest.

but I discovered that I was unable to move or perform this simple feat. who might take me off to the nearest psychiatric hospital. There had to be some safe way to go back "down there" without having to be dependent on an analyst's presence. It was so like a foreign country whose laws and customs I did not know. placing himself in my inner world between me and the stairway to the outer world and safety. and curiosity increased. It even crossed my mind that I might be discovered by someone in the outer world who might think I had become catatonic. The room was deserted. Finally. that I decided then a n d there never again to attempt another venture into the realms of the inner worlds without the presence of a trained analyst. Alice's White Rabbit. Using all my will and ignoring the Old Pan figure entirely. The experience was so frightening. however. . I was paralyzed. the "Guardians" of the P u e b l o Indians of North America. and I further tried to maneuver to the stairway around the figure. and it broke the state in which I had been locked. Fear weakened with this passage of time. This analogy triggered the thought that perhaps "guides" existed there as they do in other foreign countries. fairy tales and spiritual literature of the world. the Guardian Angel we hear of in childhood. Dante's Virgil. guides in some form have been spoken of or referred to—the spirit guides of trance mediums. their roles being created in response to travelers' needs. The panic finally subsided (although not the fear). He did not advance toward me. the "still. This entity of the inner world blocked my every move whenever I attempted the stairs. but remained as a moving barrier to any possible exit. small voice within. I couldn't even call out to try to communicate my situation to anyone who might be within hearing. I seemed to be frozen in the chair. I managed this feat. but to no avail. poetry.32 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION tried to end the experience by opening my eyes. I reached the b o t t o m . I was able to calm myself and concentrate on my outer body sufficiently to try to move a finger on my right hand. The Old Pan entity became even more menacing than before. the Guides mentioned in the writings of Agni Yoga. . A few months passed." the daemon or tutelary spirit of the Greeks. Throughout the myths. . All proceeded as before: I found my inner stairway and cautiously descended. Perhaps if I attempted the descent once more . I began to panic.

old man standing. I interpreted it as the Fool (Uranus) and the . All that was given was a new rationalization system through the vocabulary of astrology —a novel. He was dressed in striped robes of muted colors. the Sun and Moon). the entire h o r o scope or solar system birth pattern might be re-translated and expressed in terms of these tarot forms. I did this re-translation with my own horoscope as the base. This became increasingly frustrating for me. and he explained that it was my fear that had made the experience so potentially dangerous. I called out for a guide to appear. but then a feeling of love and warmth touched me from my left. and. It was like telling someone about the trap he or she had been born into without being able to give any key for transcending it. inner world and if he could protect me from such experiences as I had had with Old Pan. I asked if he were a "guide. Where the planet Uranus was in 90° relationship (or square aspect) to the planet Saturn. was of medium height and wore a turban. new mind game. He stated simply that he had always tried to guide and protect me and always would if I requested and allowed him to do so. many by Jungian analysts. Perhaps one could resolve the energy conflicts described in the horoscope by arbitrating the "quarrels" (astrological "hard angles" and polarizations) between the archetypal energies in the inner world. delineating h o r o scopes for those who were referred to me. I was at this time a conventional astrologer. I passed through the opening. Slowly I moved away from the staircase through an opening that I now noticed on the left. It was during this same time period that I was also experimenting with the tarot cards. had white whiskers. And so began the inner adventure and the beginnings of true choice and freedom in my life. by allowing antagonistic energy systems to begin touching each other and restructuring their relationships and energy flows. " I told him of my terrifying experience with the Old Pan energy. At first nothing happened. It occurred to me that. beautiful. but frightening. to the right of it." He responded that he was my Inner Guide and that his name was " A m a n . Kindness and gentleness radiated from him. eight planets. as the twenty-two tarot images correspond to the primary astrological factors (twelve zodiacal signs. I saw an old.Basic Concepts 33 Standing close to the stairs. I asked him if he could truly guide and teach me in this strange.

in the D. Used by permission. The planet Uranus is associated w i t h the archetype of the Fool.O. meditation and ways of exploring within oneself. collection. religion." by Carol H u r d Rogers. . Uranus in Sagittarius brings the promise of new freedoms and ideas in philosophy. This illustration is " T h e Fool on the Horse—I. 1983. From 1981 to 1988.34 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 8. and the astrological sign of Sagittarius is symbolized by the horse.E.M.

I began to notice new phenomena occurring in my outer world. Their behaviors. moods and temperaments. I then attempted the arbitrations.Basic Concepts 35 World (Saturn) being antagonistic. and only with the greatest effort could I attract their attention and get them to communicate with me. Where Saturn was in a 180° relationship (or opposition aspect) to the planet Pluto. I would just notice one day that a life-long problem had not occurred for a long time. They were most explicit about the changes they required from me or from my life in exchange for their cooperation or assistance. Conflicting archetypal forms would not be pushed into agreement or easy reconciliations." I kept a bowl of different kinds of candy in almost every room of my house. Occasionally they were hostile to me. As this inner process went on. sometimes alien. Those people in my life whom my ego regarded as negative or destructive began to change for the better or go out of my life. It was during this initial arbitration phase that I experienced the difference between ego and non-ego elements in my own psyche. modify my behavior or agree on new actions. Problems that had been with me since childhood began to drop away. They seemed to be separate. and as more time passed. entities totally unlike any familiar aspect of myself. were often completely unpredictable. It had quietly disappeared. "I'm making most of this u p . There was usually no high d r a m a in this. My imagination took on a life of its own. and so on with all the so-called "afflictions" or "hard angles" in my natal pattern. interests and aversions. I transposed it to the World (Saturn) and the Last Judgement (Pluto) being polarized. It seemed that everyone around me was suddenly beginning to "get it together" as I continued to do the inner work. Where I had supposed. One day it occurred to me that I hadn't bought . there was no recurrence of it. They had their own likes and dislikes. It became dramatically clear to me that these were living entities I was dealing with. As an example. I usually had to agree to make changes in my outer world. up to this time I had an incurable "sweet tooth. " I soon found experiences full of surprises. Sometimes they totally ignored my presence. To get behavior change or cooperation from them. and that my ego could not get them to cooperate or come together just because I thought they should or asked them t o . as I observed and interacted with them.

the need for candy was being filled in some new way. My sweet tooth had gone away! And I wasn't aware of ever wanting it to go away. I began to notice a remarkable similarity between one area of the horoscopes of the individuals I worked with and their descriptions of the Guides they contacted in their inner worlds. I discovered that the personality and physical appearance of one's first Inner Guide always corresponds to the ninth house (or horoscopic section) of the natal pattern (when Koch birthplace h o u s e c u s p s . as well as your own ability to act as a guide or way-shower for others.36 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION any new candy for a long time. mildest appearing Guides would become strong and protective when danger threatened on the inner planes. Through meditation with the archetypes. and an active new spiritual force that gave freshness. T h e Guide was all that was needed for inner world protection and safety. "false" guides. but then the Guide contacts increased as did my own confidence in demonstrating and working with the meditation. I also began to receive feedback from others who were working on their own with their Guides. Reports came of physical healings. and I began to get a concept of the archetypal forces as collective entities. I received the astrological surprise of my life. meaning and depth to the individual life. so I began trying to get others to their Guides at the conclusion of my horoscope readings. are used). In addition. They were beginning to get the same kinds of positive life changes and experiences that I had noticed. which were often more dramatic than mine. often drastic. Friends volunteered time to talk out their inner workings to me. At first I had limited success because of my own tentativeness. The bowls of candy were starting to collect dust. The c o m m o n thread throughout seemed to be an alteration. After a few years of helping others find their Inner Guides. not Placidean. This is traditionally the section called the House of God and Religion and the area describing your philosophical and spiritual views. And the meekest. It occurred to me that perhaps others could contact their Inner Guides. of the life values. I was relieved that no one would be in danger of experiencing the horror of my initial encounter with the Old Pan archetype. mended marriages and spiritual breakthroughs. those inner entities who sometimes appear and represent a personification of an individual's mind or rationalization system. were also described in the natal .

was reported." A resistance to sitting down to work with the Guides and the archetypes would develop and would last until our egos got used to the outer changes and assimilated them. All the screens that the previously "good" or "evil" archetypal energy had projected upon received the new projection and were transformed. " the current ego. That we are so completely p r o g r a m m e d . but also actually to deal with and transform it. Not " I . if I could meditate in a chair in Sante Fe. However. My confidence in the entire meditation increased. but " I " as a totality. Each of us had to reconsider beliefs about reality and how it worked. something is erroneous in the way we've been taught that reality works. and have that brother go through sudden positive change fifteen hundred miles away at the same time that the archetype that I project on him (according to astrological theory) changes in my inner world. The presence and advice of the Guide in each case enabled the individual not only to face the unconscious material that the image represented. Hates or objects of hatred would vanish or change. such as I had experienced with Old Pan. It all seemed "too fast. including myself. Sudden insight would replace persistent misunderstanding. Often frightening material. Usually the previously threatening or horrifying image healed over time and became a comfortable or enjoyable presence. The positive reports continued to reach me. this archetypal interaction. geography and physics. It also showed that the horoscope is a literal road map of the inner world's inhabitants. For example. came as an astonishing revelation. Somehow the energies I carry are making the world I occupy and experience. is a process by . The realization also came that if what I see in my outer world is negative or destructive. making the Guide contact easier for me to initiate. and a tool which can be verified by your own personal psyche. "Negative" relatives would surprisingly change their behaviors. These sudden outer changes initially produced a c o m m o n reaction in those experiencing them. all that it had projected u p o n in the outer world simultaneously healed or changed. As the archetypal image in the inner world was healed. working on an archetypal energy within me that corresponded to my oldest brother in my horoscopic pattern. internally as well as externally. with the Guide present.Basic Concepts 37 pattern by the third house. New Mexico. this new insight gave the ability to distinguish the true Guide from the false to anyone versed in astrology.

And it is a meditation which can be used in the midst of life — on the subway or train. the Guides may suggest just sitting or talking with them at the inner meeting place rather than interacting with any of the archetypes. literally and for the better. No psychotic breaks or other negative experiences have been reported. When things are happening too fast in our inner or outer lives. and it progresses according to an individual's developmental needs. . The inner work changes the outer world. The Guide may give a quieting mantra or teach a centering ritual or exercise. My initial Guide usually had me sit with my feet in a cool forest brook. alone in a motel. It begins as an action-oriented. It answers specific questions. often refusing to take us into certain inner world areas or suggesting that a specific archetypal form be avoided at the ego's first request — or perhaps suddenly pulling us away from one of the inner forms in mid-sentence. The inner world remains a world with its own peculiar dangers. thousands of people from all walks of life have been initiated by me and by other trained initiators who follow the horoscopic road m a p and help others into the inner dimensions with the Inner Guide Meditation. during the lunch or coffee break. but the presence of the Guide allows these dangers to be dealt with safely. Since its discovery in 1969. At this time I began to understand the Inner Guide Meditation as a spiritual tool that Western culture could use for its own healing.THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION which I can change or heal the outer reality. while waiting in the car. close my eyes and let my mind quiet during these times in my life. Our negative experiences of an individual are the inescapable results of our own unconsciousness in thought. my outer world improves. The Guides restrain us from going faster in our interactions with the internal energies than our egos (which include our physical bodies) can handle and absorb. I understood that no one can do anything harmful or destructive to anyone else unless the inner unconscious projections of both parties set them up to do so. There is no one to blame for anything that happens to us. By searching out and healing that inner part of myself which participates in the particular manifestation of negativity or unconsciousness. result-based process which can be tested against and verified by experience and by the natal horoscope symbology. The totality of each person creates the reality that person experiences. aims at specific life targets — a Western method of meditation for the West. word and deed. No one is a victim.

182f. the current ego. as he reports in his Memories. the more you will notice a corresponding change in those individuals who accept and live out your High Priestess projection —the nourishers. 1965).Basic Concepts 39 What happens in the interaction with the archetypal figures is that the interaction itself—just the fact of being with or touching one of the archetypal forms —starts the assimilation of its energy by the ego so that the archetype's negative-seeming projection ability is lessened. The spirit guides mentioned by Spiritualists and others contacting the inner planes seem often to be true Guides. so without. Reflections." If you want to know how you're doing. or. but didn't. to paraphrase. Dreams. Everyone knows the concept of the Guardian Angel. A. The more you work with one specific archetype in the inner world. You will notice a new emotional relationship with your own mother which contains greater freedom. That's how you're doing. ed. But the physics of where they exist seems to have been misunderstood. the more you will find yourself becoming free in the area of life that archetypal energy governs in your particular pattern. information about them seems to be everywhere I look. "As within. a "guide" of sorts. Jung found Philemon. Memories. and a particular archetypal part of yourself will correspond with an improvement in your ego's relationships to those who are screens or projection receivers for that force or principle in the outer world. Guides are mentioned and used. G. "As above. Since discovering the Inner Guides. p. love and individuality for each of you." goes the ancient Hermetic axiom. to my knowledge. Dreams. 6 6 C . It's the same with the twenty-one other tarot archetypal energy forms. Jaffee (New York: Vintage Books. Let's take the High Priestess for an example. Reflections. sust a i n e d . . A greater amount of friendliness and love in the relationship between you. Jung. develop and incorporate the Guide into his active imagination methods. In the literature of magic. so below. Italy's most famous poet. Dante Alighieri had his Inner Guides Virgil and Beatrice and describes his inner journeys in The Divine Comedy. T h e more time you spend with that form in the inner world and the more positively (he image presents itself to you as you interact with it. protectors and mother figures in your life. They appear in the fairy tales and myths of all h u m a n cultures. look at the outside world around you.

S. protectors and mother figures. Games Systems.40 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 9. Those individuals w h o accept and live out the High Priestess archetype in their lives are the nourishers. . Inc. CT. Stamford. and U. York Beach. Used by permission. published by Samuel Weiser. Inc.. T r u m p of the Priestess from Aleister Crowley's T h o t h Tarot Deck.. sustainers. M E .

NJ: Princeton University Press. NJ: Princeton University Press. 1985). They form the medium of the prophetic arts. ministering. . Socrates again speaks of a golden race of men who preceded our current race. 1971). Diotima speaking to Socrates describes them: 1 They are envoys and interpreters that fly between heaven and earth. 555. Lilly. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the Greek word daemon as "an attendant." from The Collected Dialogues. of the priestly rites of sacrifice. "Cratylus. And the m a n who is versed in such matters is said to have spiritual powers. and becomes a daemon. ." The daemon of Plato seems to be the same as the Inner Guide.Basic Concepts 41 their existence being projected outside of the person channeling the spirit as often as not." from The Collected Dialogues. as J o h n C." "a tutelary spirit. which is a name given to him signifying wisdom. that every wise m a n who happens to be a good m a n is more than h u m a n b o t h in life and death." 9 9 John C. as opposed to the mechanical powers of the man who is expert in the more m u n d a n e a r t s . Michael Joyce (Princeton. flying upward with our worship and our prayers. and is rightly called a daemon. 8 And in the Cratylus. or in other altered states of consciousness experiences. A n d I say t o o . Benjamin Jowett (Princeton. for the divine will not mingle directly with the h u m a n ." In Plato's Symposium. Plato. when a good m a n dies he has honor and a mighty portion among the dead. and descending with the heavenly answers a n d commandments./Beneficent. indwelling spirit. Plato. and it is only through the mediation of the spirit world that m a n can have any intercourse. 7 8 . 1971). a genius. He quotes a poem: "But now that Fate has closed over this r a c e . and incantation. p. guardians of mortal men. Lilly reports in his The Center of the Cyclone. trans. The Inner Guides sometimes show up spontaneously in LSD experiences. / They are holy daemons upon the earth." And follows this with: ". with the Gods. initiation. 435. of divination and sorcery. whether waking or sleeping. p. trans. and since they are between the two estates they weld both sides together and merge them into one great whole. The Center of the Cyclone (New York: Julian Press. and some children know them as "invisible friends. "Symposium. averters of ills.

Engraving by Gustave Dore from Dante's Inferno. to return to the bright w o r l d . " T h e Guide and I into that hidden road n o w entered. . describes his journeys to the inner planes w i t h his Guide Virgil in his masterpiece. Dante Alighieri. " Italy's famous poet. The Divine Comedy.42 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 10.

The Guides are so easy to get to that we've forgotten how. let no one claiming psychic powers or claiming knowledge superior to your own tell you that your Guide is false. trust yourself. The feeling of love and familiarity that comes from them is a reality which cannot be denied once felt. They also become a problem because of our naive ignorance about "inner speakers" and a lack of clear definition of who is who on the inner planes. We live in a world which teaches us that for a thing to have value it should be difficult to achieve and take a long time to accomplish. False Guides and False Guidance False. often warning us of imminent danger. O . and it can be learned by most people in just a few attempts. Be thorough in your reading and your under- . E . and they function as conscience. Our collective belief that the outer material plane has more reality than the inner planes blocks our contact with our personal Guide figures. They say they are with us from birth and have been with us in other lives. E . The Inner Guide Meditation is both simple and easy.Basic Concepts 43 They appear to us in dreams if we give them no more direct access. The information contained in this book is as complete as it can be at present. In the distant past the relationship to one's Inner Guide was probably so taken for granted that no one ever thought to write down how simple it is to do it. M . the Inner Guide Meditation Center. O . . The Guide waits for each of us. Part of the difficulty in reaching the Inner Guide is that it is so simple. or ego. If you do not have access to a trained D . Initiator. guides are a problem for people with resistance to their own transformation process. First of all. sometimes throughout an entire lifetime. M . intuition or hunches. unless he or she is a trained Inner Guide Initiator with a currently dated Certificate of Qualification from D .

Detail from an engraving by Gustave Dore from Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. False or ego guides are a problem f o r people w i t h resistance to their o w n transformation process.44 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 1 1 . They also become a problem because of our naive ignorance about "inner speakers" and a lack of clear definition of w h o is w h o on the inner planes. .

staff will check to see if the figure you are working with coincides with the description of your Inner Guide from your natal horoscope." They give little or nothing in terms of spiritual insight. If you and a figure you think may be your Guide think exactly alike. M . denials and other problems. Your true Guide will probably. the test of love is the test of the true Guide. Go back to where you first encountered him. Second. M . and they subtly discourage ego change and growth. Your Guide will come when you let him. O . Take time to digest it all before beginning the initial Guide contact. with all its defenses. Remember to include as many details about the figure as you can. have a personality quite different from your own or that of a false guide. most often telling you that you are "right" and others are "wrong. . rationalizations. you might write to D . Your Guide's point of view will also be very different from yours. Just give him permission. you are probably working with a false guide. False guides are often judgmental of you or others. They will inflate your ego through flattery. opinions. If there have been no positive changes in you and the people around you. Another way to see whether or not you have a false guide is to ask yourself if your life has changed for the better and moved toward Spirit since you began working with him. attempting instead to help the ego maintain its status quo. They will encourage separative thinking. this is probably a false guide.Basic Concepts 45 standing of the material given herein. Center with a description of the figure you have contacted along with a description of other figures you might have encountered when you first attempted to contact your Guide. you are probably with a false guide or are working very superficially with the archetypal energy forms. and the D . E . E . If there is no consistent feeling of love and total acceptance from a figure you think might be your Inner Guide. Feel beyond him to your right for the love from your true Guide. especially study the Questions and Answers section that follows. who has presented himself to you as your true Inner Guide. O . If you have continued doubts about the figure you have contacted. Send this information along with an application for your horoscope and an Astrology-Tarot Equivalent Worksheet (see information at the back of the book). although not always. False guides seem to be reflections of the current ego.

. NJ: Prentice-Hall. I have no idea. Many people. This is probably due to the true Guide's subtle protective influence. less clever and entertaining. perhaps.g. etc. The Guide's Ascendant or first house (what he looks like and what his personality is like) is the ninth house of your chart. while the face of a false guide is usually quite clear. even though you might not see the whole face clearly. eye color and quality. If the figure wears a hooded robe.46 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION e." for a long time. . body type. age. 10 When a true Inner Guide is initially contacted in the visualization process. 1972). From the painting of Seth by Jane's husband (from her description to him) which is shown in the early editions of The Seth Material. But Seth was not Jane Roberts' true Inner Guide. This is through a process known as "channeling. personality. Perhaps we see the true Guide's face when we stop trying to make up a face for him. Why this is. when they have a false guide. it is apparent that Seth is Jane's Pisces Rising third house or false guide and not her Virgo Rising ninth house guide. channeled through Jane with information which seemed quite solid and which provoked much thought." We are living in a time when many people seem to be channeling some entity or other from the inner planes. clothing. Much of this was brought to public attention in recent years through Jane Roberts' "Seth" books. personal qualities. They do 10 Jane Roberts. appearance. Your Inner Guide is described in your natal horoscope. There is another area in which false guides have become quite prominent. ornaments worn. ask him to throw back the cowl so that you can get impressions of his head and perhaps see some details about his face. Her true Inner Guide would have had the power to protect her on the inner planes (perhaps preventing her untimely death) and would have brought forth information more spiritual but. They exist to help the individual achieve his or her own personal spiritual path. True Inner Guides do not channel through an individual (although the archetypes sometimes do). simply lose interest in meditating. The Seth Material (Englewood Cliffs. hair. "Seth. it is usually difficult to see his face clearly.

9) Don't lie or give inaccurate information. good vs. teaching in the Socratic mode. the good guys vs. 5) Will not contact the dead for anyone but the individual whose Guide they are." wrong. the bad guys. it would be useful to apply the following tests to the entity which is being channeled. mentally and spiritually. If anyone is channeling "guidance" for you or for a group which you are in. True Inner Guides have the following traits: 1) A feeling of love for the individuals they teach and guide. False inner guides are recognizable by the following: 1) Volunteer information freely. 2) Judge you or others.Basic Concepts 47 not exist to guide and counsel others. . nor are they inconsistent. 3) Communicate often in terms of separation and polarization. e. or try to make you feel "evil. 3) Generally don't make predictions for you or others.g. 4) Don't judge you or anyone else. 8) Are always accepting of where you are emotionally. 10) Often answer questions with questions. 7) Do not manifest through automatic writing. 2) Never volunteer information unless first asked. They are often very long-winded. physically. right vs. 6) Will not give information about other people. channeling or trance states. evil. ouija boards. because those others have their own Inner Guides to teach them their ways to Spirit. Information from false guides fill many books while the true Guides practice economy of speech. wrong. some of which may be valid. nor do they take sides in disagreements. or guilty.

Remember. Challenge and test all so-called "guides" which others may channel for you. Also challenge any information that "guides" of psychics or channelers may receive for you. 9) Will flatter and agree with your ego's opinions. who is generally sincerely ignorant of who or what is being channeled or the danger of the process he or she is involved in. who has the ability to protect you from an overwhelming archetypal energy or to pull you out of the situation. They often make you feel that you are a "chosen one.48 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION 4) May make you uncomfortable or ill. e. If a supposed guide exhibits any of the above behaviors. e. or draw illness and unfortunate outer world circumstances into your life. more special or more spiritual than others. it is absolutely necessary to have the true Inner Guide. My Guide is not here to teach you — your Guide is. speak with strange accents and gesticulate in bizarre ways or cause strange body movements to occur in the naive channeler. usually they are definite Yes-men or -women. famous gurus. dead relatives. In this time of dramatic changes. 8) Will lie or exaggerate. it is important to receive information from the inner planes which will aid us in our spiritual quests. the latter being quite dangerous to sanity. a n d . or figures from your fantasy system. 10) Are usually quite theatrical. if necessary. be sure that a false guide is in attendance. False guides will channel for anyone." a "walk-in. Much silly information comes through false guides and incompetent or deluded psychics who pander to the spiritually ignorant ..g. or they may be disincarnate entities or one of the archetypes. In order to work with the archetypes safely. or are inconsistent.. historical figures. 5) Inflate the ego. 7) Make the conditions of your life worsen. saints. 6) Are often known figures from your own reality.g. true Guides do not channel information for others. higher. making grandiose claims about themselves." better. entities claiming to be from outer space or other galaxies. when channeled.

Think of yourself as a temple being prepared and cleansed to welcome the arrival of a true and holy spiritual teacher. and popular magazines. the channeling about "walk-ins" (another. e. S T O P A N D T H I N K .. It is also advised that before contacting your Guide initially. Spiritual truth never comes as dogma.R E A D T H I S FIRST SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING. It always unifies. prejudices and opinions mixed in with the channeled information — and you serve neither the channeler nor yourself in any conscious way. Hence it is imperative that tests be put to all channeled entities and to those who channel them. Stay off all drugs which might inhibit initial Inner Guide contact. and use no alcohol for at least two weeks before attempting the initial contact. STOP! B E F O R E R E A D I N G F U R T H E R I N T H I S BOOK. Anything real can stand testing — the real is not fragile. This usually does no great h a r m . books. separation and hatreds in the name of G o d . So don't be afraid to question and test.g. you only get unconscious elements of that outer person's ego —his or her problems. Much contained in the Questions and Answers section will help you with the initial . HAVE YOU U N D E R S T O O D A L L T H E INFORMATION AND CONCEPTS UP TO THIS POINT? I F A N Y T H I N G U P T O N O W H A S BEEN VAGUE O R FUZZY. you read and absorb the remainder of this b o o k . Remember that it is most important that your psycho-physical system be as purified as possible before attempting the Inner Guide Meditation. G O BACK A N D R E . Don't give the power and ability to establish spiritual (or even mental and psychological) truths for yourself away to another. When you d o .Basic Concepts 49 through newspapers. wars. especially cocaine or marijuana. But some information that does seem actually harmful and confusing to spiritual understanding and experience also often comes through. "higher" entity taking over a person's body) and other erroneous material. or the many "divinely revealed" religions which create duality.

As you work with the meditation and evolve your own meditation rhythm. the reviewing or rereading will cause you to be aware of material you may have not assimilated or didn't think you needed to remember during the early stages of your meditation practice. Many people have found re-reading invaluable.THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION contact and further your working with your Inner Guide. . The Questions and Answers also contain important information that will let you get the "feel" of the meditation through questions and reactions others have had. I would also advise reviewing this book at least monthly for the first three to six months of regular meditation.


then left. There is no way to do it wrong if you follow these instructions. if you prefer. sit on the floor in a yoga position with your legs crossed. Having the left palm up and the right palm down is helpful to others. straight-backed chair. If it doesn't work easily for you. There seems to be a specific motion sequence or "movement of the mind" that gets you most easily to your Guide. Experiment to discover which body and hand positions work best for you. Close your eyes. but utilize the forward. or invent your own. large or small. with your spine erect and both feet flat on the floor. with your thighs parallel to the floor and your hands resting lightly on the thighs. well-lighted or dim. The following visual sequence used for the initial Guide contact is one that has evolved through trial and error over the years. though not necessary. seems to help achieve and maintain a good meditation level for some. try not to make it hard or think that you can't do it. A movement of forward. Try not to edit what comes. When contacting your Inner Guide for the first time. and invent a cave a r o u n d you as if you have just walked into the cave and the entrance is at your back. Putting the t h u m b and first linger of each hand together. It is: forward. left and left tends to bring the false guide. smooth-walled or rough. Try to be like blank film receiving impressions. accept a structure that your own unconscious presents to you. Allow the cave to structure itself as it will. A psychological state of ease and relaxation is helpful. left and right movement.How to Contact the Inner Guide Read and follow these instructions carefully. Or. for the experience. Is the cave moist or dry? Feel the weight of your body as you stand on the cave floor. palms up and open. arms resting on your thighs. Accept these impressions uncritically as they come to you from this environment. and then right. Be as sensory as you can. Sit in a comfortable. W h a t kind of . Separate the two sides of the body (don't have your arms or legs crossed). an Oriental mudra.

Keeping the point_of view of your own_eyes_and_body is one of the most important aspects of the Inner Guide Meditation. He was "unplugged. get back into your body. one of the people who got no changes mentioned that he was watching himself and his Guide as if he were watching himself in a film. Some find a small opening low to the ground that they must crawl through. Is it flat and smooth or rough and uneven? Feel the texture of the floor under your feet. return to the viewpoint of your body until it becomes a habit. grassy or . Use all your senses. keeping the point of view of your own eyes. For a long time I couldn't understand why some people weren't getting life results while others were. Then. away from the entrance further into the cave. take whatever comes uncritically. but nothing will change. Be sure you are observing and sensing this environment while being in your body and looking out of your eyes. Don't be watching an image of yourself! Should you find yourself watching yourself." If you are only watching the meditation process and not actively in it with all your senses. rocky or gravelly? Feel the air around you. When you can feel yourself in the cave. as does the active use of any of your senses. That was the key. You may well get information. the meditation becomes no different than a fantasy or day-dream. Some go through an arch. Is it soft or hard. Again. Take a step out into the landscape when it appears. move forward and to the left. Is it sandy. Others find a tunnel that leads them out into their landscape. or is the air still? Smell the air. Feeling the touch of your feet on the ground in the inner world — and the weight of your body on your feet — will help keep you in your body. Being in your body is essential. A few emerge directly into a landscape. If at any time during the meditation you do find yourself watching your own image. Many people find an actual d o o r in the cave wall. Still others walk right through the wall. Are there currents. feeling the new type of ground under your feet.54 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION floor are you standing on? Feel it with your feet. even though things may still be vague at this point. such as touching something and feeling what it feels like. heal or transform in your life. and find some kind of doorway or opening there on the left that will lead you out into a landscape. and move through the aperture presented by the unconscious. Notice the color impressions that come to you.

the sign Sagittarius. This is probably because the horoscopic area which describes his physical being and personality (the ninth house) is associated with three masculine or yang energies: an odd-numbered house. if any. and try not to anticipate the Guide. the lamb you had when you were a child). Deer are c o m m o n . If the animal appears to meander or stops. In my experience of thousands of initiations. Again. The animal will lead you to the feet of an unknown male figure—your first Guide. W h a t kind of dress or costume is he wearing? W h a t type of body does he have? Is he fat or thin? Is he tall or short? W h a t kind of hair. Then with your mind. Are his feet bare or in some kind of footwear? Then slowly work up the body. without exception.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 55 rocky? What is around you? W h a t is the scene like? Let all these impressions come to you. again as if you were blank film. e. Concentrate on following the animal. as are squirrels. ask him to throw back the . does he have? If the figure is hooded. People have even had skunks and anteaters. You will generally feel an outpouring of love. Let it be an animal you don't know (not a familiar house pet or some other known outer world animal. will yourself back to that point where you last saw the animal or scene and allow the action to continue from there. The initial Inner Guide for both men and women is an unknown male figure. What seems to be in the distance? W h a t is the weather like? Be there as totally as you can. the ruler of Sagittarius. Sometimes a lion. and trust it to be able to lead you to your Inner Guide. but not a fantasy animal like a unicorn or griffin. protection. and let them solidify. and the planet Jupiter.. call for an animal to come to you. your friend's horse. the ninth. or a dog or cat will appear. female figures who appear and claim to be the true first Guide have always turned out to be one of the archetypes — which renders them dangerous to the unprotected ego — or a false guide. and total acceptance from the figure. the neighbor's cat. take whatever animal first comes to you. Allow impressions of what the figure is like to come to you uncritically. the natural sign of the ninth house. Start receiving impressions about the figure. Begin with the feet. Ask the animal to lead you off to the right to where your Inner Guide awaits you. give it permission to take you directly to the feet of your Guide. Many people weep at this point.g. If you lose sight of the animal or the scene. The animals that appear come in all varieties.

THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 12. Collage from engravings by Gustave Dore from Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in the D. The Guides come in all the many varieties that we humans do.E. and tend to wear the clothing they wore when they last lived on the planet. . they are always unknown figures.M.O. collection.

or does it shine in a clear sky? At the point where you ask the Guide to point to the Sun. the Guide at your side. the Guide's right hand taking the left h a n d . Test for his love again if he remains and your doubts are stirred. Is the Sun right overhead or off to one side? Are there clouds. Don't try to see the Guide's face clearly right away unless it presents itself easily." Be sure to ask the figure if he is your true Guide and if he has the power to protect you in the inner realms. Then ask the figure to take both of your hands in his. or at least nearby. Then ask your Guide to take your right h a n d in his left. If you h a p p e n . and look in that direction. stay where you are and look to the right of where the false guide is or was. so that you're both facing in the same direction. moist or dry? Is the skin smooth or rough? Now. Is he wearing anything on his head? Is he bearded or cleanshaven? What kind of feeling about him do you get? Is he an active or passive man? Gentle and introverted or extroverted and outgoing? Is he dressed in the clothing of any particular occupation. Feel the texture of his skin. and ignore the false guide if he is still hanging a b o u t . If you don't feel total acceptance and love or caring. One of the hallmarks of the true Inner Guide is that his face isn't usually clear at first. try to divert attention in some way. (In left-handed people this usually is reversed. ) Ask your Guide then to point to where the Sun is in the sky of your inner world. The true Guide's face will clear and come into focus later on as you work with him in the meditation process — when you stop trying to "make him a face. with your mind. If you cannot feel it. hedge or will simply vanish. Another male figure will be there.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 57 h o o d . change the subject. Feel where the love energy comes to you from and creates a warmth in your chest. Generally a false guide will answer " n o " to this question or will disappear. There is no love from a false guide. Go through the earlier process of allowing the Inner Guide to appear clearly to you. any particular country or region of the world? Does he hold anything in his hands? Let all these impressions come to you as they will. give him your permission to let you feel his feeling for you. Feel the hand contact as much as you can. Is his hand warm or cool. trade or time period. although a false guide's face almost always is. a false or ego guide will generally balk. you're with a false guide. Look to where he points.

Engraving by Gustave Dore from The Dore Bible Gallery. .58 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 13. The Inner Guides are always human and do not have the powers or attributes of Gods.

A n d . and see if another figure appears beyond him on the right. as it exists in your inner world. . move past it to the right until your true Guide is encountered. Accept the first form it takes. test him. and if you call for him and give him your permission to come to you. and that we have shared a life on the planet with them at some time and may well again. Don't accept any known person from your outer world as your Inner Guide. The Guides tend to wear the clothing they wore when they last lived on the planet (or so they say about themselves). Try not to preconceive what the Sun. to where you and your Guide are. an angel or a winged m a n claims to be your Guide. keep looking past him to the right. After your Guide takes your hand and points out where the Sun is and you see it. most important. It may take the form of Christ. which is perhaps why they seldom appear in contemporary dress. The Inner Guides come in all the many varieties that we humans do. It might be a m a n with a bird's head or a swirling mass of colors and energy in humanoid form. They also say that they are connected to us through love or duty. The Sun is the archetype of the Center of the Self — the lovegiving. Even if the Sun energy in your particular horoscopic pattern is weak or repressed. It may come as a male or a female. Your Guide is a being who wasn't alive on the planet when you were born. ask the Sun to come down. and they are always u n k n o w n figures and not celebrated spiritual teachers or avatars of the recent or distant past. O u r true Inner Guide generally delights in the initial solar contact. the Guide will do all in his power to bring you into contact with this central solar figure so that you can begin the assimilation of this vital energy. The false guides might be either male or female. or it may be a dwarf. so if your favorite uncle. your true Inner Guide is close by. or your father. the Inner Guides are always human and do not have the powers or attributes of Gods. is going to look like. or the current or past president of the United States appears. in h u m a n or human-like form.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 59 to get a false guide. creative energy that animates each of us and gives life and motion to the other archetypal forces we carry within us. a fairy. you will probably see him quickly. Let it be what it will. And if a famous deceased guru or teacher or luminary from the past should appear. life-sustaining. If a sea serpent.

" or "Start being kinder to others. may be asked to interpret further or decode its need or request. or sickly in the form aspect they present. or the archetype itself." Take the first answer that comes into your mind. are representative of repressed or suppressed energies may initially appear as negative. This answer may come in code form to get past the ego's defenses against hearing this information from within. archetypal force. making sure that you are in your body. This experience of light and love from the Sun is often overwhelming. give the Sun permission to penetrate any blocks that may be up against its energy so you will be enabled to feel the energy flow within you. direct your attention to the Sun and ask it to send as much light and love into you as you can physically handle at that particular time. The Inner Guide. in the psyche. The two questions that I recommend for use when interacting initially with each of the twenty-two tarot archetypes are: 1) What do you need from me and from my life to work with me and be my friend? and 2) What do you have to give me (in the form of a symbolic object placed into your hand) that I need from y o u ? The answer to the first question may be a request for a quality such as Love or Trust or Honor. Asking the figure to literally touch you with its hands or with a directed ray will generally penetrate the blockage and allow you to feel the energy flow. especially if your intuition gives you warning or you "get a funny feeling" about the request. " because they don't know how to make up such an experience. "Poison your dog.60 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION When you and your Inner Guide are together with the Sun figure. even if your ego views it as nonsensical. by chance." or "Eat more brown rice. It is at this point that most people realize that something real and unusual is happening to them and that they're not "making it u p . If you reject the first answer or image that comes to you. generating tears of joy and is the first inner world experience of a non-ego." or "Shoot your neighbor. you don't experience this energy physically. If. Refuse those . ego chatter will follow and confusion will ensue. Some of the archetypal forms that. evil. Try not to resist it." Ask your Guide's advice before agreeing to even seemingly innocent requests. Try to absorb the energy as it comes into you. Try to shut off your normal thinking process and become a receiver. Or it may be a request such as "Come and visit me daily. and may request things which are opposed to your moral or ethical values — such as.

If you become confused or don't understand what's going on there in the inner world. Expect from him what you would from a wise teacher. The true Inner Guides don't volunteer any information. They will never invade another's privacy in any way. and continue asking the archetype's need until you elicit an acceptable request. These conditions tend to worsen or fall apart when you're working with a false guide. Remember. heavy or light? When you are clear what the object is. ask that the object be brought into focus and made more clear. If it is not clear. You receive the gift in symbol or code form and must then have it decoded. Trust and use your Inner Guide to act both as interpreter and counselor — truly let him guide you. The Inner Guide Meditation is not fragile and can withstand much testing. Is it round or square. ask him to explain. ask the archetypal figure to interpret just what talent. The second question that I recommend asking each archetypal form during the first encounter with it is: " W h a t do you have to give me that I need from y o u ? " Ask that the archetype respond by placing a symbolic object into your hand.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 61 requests your Guide advises you to refuse. ability or power the object represents." you're with a false guide. how do you use it? W h a t effects can it produce in the inner world? In the outer world? H o w do you utilize it in your everyday life? These initial gifts from the archetypes represent the talents and abilities you were b o r n with that relate specifically to the energy forms that give them to you. you're in foreign territory. Watch results. hollow or solid? What material is it m a d e of? Is it large or small. use your senses. Another thing to look for is the improvement of outer world conditions as you work with your true Guide. and don't be afraid to test the Guides and the archetypes. Again. neither you nor anyone else in your world. An archetypal gift may have a very c o m m o n use: "It will make you more aware of your surround- . Should your Guide start agreeing with you that someone in your outer world is a "bad guy" or "evil. If you regard it as a tool. Another thing about the true Guides is that they will judge no one. so don't hesitate to ask questions in order to get explanations and interpretations. Feel the object. one which you feel you can and will fulfill in your everyday life. Accept the first object that appears. N o r will they usually make predictions about you or others.

Ask her to show you how to heal the plant with the rod." or "It will begin the safe arousal of the kundalini.) Nor can he answer unasked questions. If you don't understand." Or its use may be associated with the twilight zone of extrasensory perception and magic: "It will begin to open your third eye." or "It will help you sleep. He's there to help you." or "It will keep your neck from getting stiff. be sure that you've asked enough questions so that you understand just what it is you've been given. ask more questions until it is clear to you. When you have really understood the talent or ability. spiritual or psychological danger to the ego is encountered. Ask how long it will be before the plant will be healed in your outer world. and record the results in your journal of meditation experiences. a stick of green wood in the right hand. think of a sick plant in your environment. you'll finally have at least twenty-two symbolic gifts or powers in object form scattered throughout your body. Ask both the archetypal giver and your Guide to help you understand the gift and the ways you may use it in both the inner and outer worlds. Experiment with these tools or gifts. It is helpful to make an outline of a h u m a n body on a sheet of paper and keep it as a record of where each of your symbolic gifts is placed. (The Guides will not act spontaneously on their own except when physical. If he OK's it. Suppose she says "two . pearls around the neck. This absorption into the body is usually accompanied by unusual physical sensations in one or more parts of the body. Feel where the energy form of the object settles within you." or "It will allow you to journey out of the body. etc. check out all the steps in the process with your Inner Guide." or "It is the gift of healing with your hands. ask the archetype that presented the gift to place it in or on your body at a place where you should absorb or carry it. If the Empress has given you a copper rod which she explained will do healing. Again. and ask your Inner Guide to bring it to where you and the Empress are in the inner realm. an iron sphere in the genitals. but he can't help unless he is asked. and follow her instructions.62 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION ings." Remember to check with your Inner Guide as to whether or not you should accept what is offered. See if they do what you've been told they'll d o . A crystal may be in the center of your forehead. If you utilize the tarot forms of the archetypal energies. an apple in the heart. the log of your inner journeys.

the Sun as Jesus. actions. however. Any figures you choose. will start to evolve and change as you work with them. conscious or unconscious. They will begin to . It's best to know the cost of what you are receiving. and objects they elicit serve to indicate to you just where that energy is within you — whether positive or negative.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 63 weeks. The two questions that you ask the archetypal energy images at the first encounter. one friend reported that all the archetypal figures that appeared to her looked like biblical characters. I recommend the tarot images as a source of archetypal references because of their correlation to astrology and your natal h o r o scope. the ancient Egyptian Neters or God forms. Don't let negative results lie. have your Guide take you back to the Empress. use any other symbol keys you like: the pantheon of the Greek Gods. the Norse Gods. At the conclusion of each inner working. Insist that your magical implements work. Don't rationalize them. explain to her that the plant doesn't seem to be healed. Another's looked like characters from King Arthur's time. the Christian religious archetypes. These tools or abilities are for use in our everyday lives — not just on the inner planes. When you've mastered the ability of a certain tool. the High Priestess appearing as the Virgin Mary. It also serves to establish an initial balance between the ego and the energy of the form you touch and work with. ask your Guide to take you back to its giver and ask if there is any other power that tool may have that you are unaware of. or that appear initially. and the answers. remember to ask your Guide if all the energies that you've encournered are in balance. the H i n d u G o d s . and ask her what you don't understand about using the healing tool or magical implement you were given. If you see no improvement in two weeks. cartoon characters from Disney or comic books. Always go to the giver of the ability and challenge the results until your tools work for you. If these images aren't compatible with you. Remember that all taking from must be balanced by a giving to. figures from fairy tales. For instance. To receive from an archetype without giving in return seems to allow that force carte blanche to take what it wishes from any area of life as a balancing factor. The Inner Guide will tell you if all is in balance if you remember to ask him." Observe the plant. or if anything has been left undone.

GTvelplFmission that the answer BTgiven in picture form. or call them back or ask your Guide to bring them back if they do depart. the Lightning-Struck Tower as a phallus. Utilize all your sensory apparatuses. the Empress as she lives in you. the High Priestess as a crystal ball. The way to assimilate the energies most rapidly into the ego is to get as involved in the meditative experience as you can. going through your memory banks and utilizing symbols. Even as the witch figure changes from "evil-seeming" to "good. sometimes in the middle of a conversation. For those whose response to your questions is silence. give them permission to answer your questions whether you want to hear their answers or not. Complain of their harshness or coldness. and images that best express their particular energy as it exists in you at the time you are working with and experiencing them. You may begin with an image of the Empress just as she appears in a tarot deck only to find that her form turns into that of a witch stirring a cauldron. Voice your disagreements. On occasion the figures will present themselves as pure symbol—Justice appearing as an ice cube or a pair of scales. Touch the figures. and try to work with it as it first presents itself. Insist that an answer be given. ask the image to take a h u m a n form and accept the first one that presents itself.64 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION remold and alter your Initial target images. Ask why it is presenting itself in that particular form. T h e acts of insisting and giving permission enable the ego to push . forms." as you interact and work with her. unlike any outer image or symbol. If you have difficulty working with a talking ice cube. and then ask your Guide to help you understand and decode it. Demand that they answer. it generally indicates that the ego doesn't want to hear the information which that archetype has to give. and it remains in that altered form no matter how hard you may try to force it back into the tarot original with your mind. Take whatever comes. W h a t is it trying to communicate to you? It will change as you assimilate its force and its message. she will remain uniquely herself. although I requested this at each meeting with this archetype. Hold o n t o those who try to leave before the interaction is complete. Sometimes this request for a h u m a n form is ignored or refused —it was two years before the Wheel of Fortune energy within me would take a h u m a n form. When an archetype is silent.

It is the method of the Child in us all — open and direct. . Outer world perceptions become acute. and a knowledge of a Oneness with all becomes a fact of the being. The side effects of the Inner Guide Meditation are what amaze the ego the most. and the dance of the archetypal energies becomes a dance in which you are a joyful participant. you discover. you barter and exchange. and your Inner Guide will show you your way. astrologer. channeler. And you find yourself seeing the beauty and goodness of all the worlds. There is no need to project the Guide onto any outer figure — doctor. you utilize your ego and your senses. love the Inner Guide Meditation and take to it like fish to water. You find that inner temple within you which has always existed to contain a n d trigger your own personal G o d experience." Opposites begin to be perceived as poles of a single unity. once you have contacted him in your own inner world. and the world literally becomes new. Psychic ability may suddenly flower without your having worked specifically on its development. Children. And it can be used by anyone. priest. you explore. and the ego and Self work in unity. The creation energy wells up from within. you insist.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 65 through its own resistances a n d defense systems. and you'll find the changes in your life b o t h rapid and positive. The elderly can use it as easily as the young. minister or politician. Give the archetypal forms in your inner world the same reality you would grant any twenty-two individuals in your outer world. you ask questions and challenge. scientist. There is no need for the outer teacher. " or "I wonder what part of me caused her to do that to me." or "I'll have to heal that part of myself. Allow him to teach you. from about seven years of age on. They change only as that YOU that goes on from life to life and never dies. you argue. The rules are those that you and your Guide establish. anywhere. gently takes over the reins of your life. It is an action-oriented method: you move. You find yourself automatically thinking: "Brother George has the flu — I'll have to work inside m o r e . you laugh and you cry. The Inner Guide Meditation is a way of working on inner planes that is a direct outgrowth of what is referred to as the Western Mystery Tradition. The Kingdom of Heaven is truly within you. you carry your own instructor and spiritual mentor within.

Engraving by Gustave Dore from Dante's Paradise. .Figure 14. The Kingdom of Heaven is truly within you. and your Guide will show you your way.

The next two Guides are usually. although not to blame for. The fourth Guide is always a woman. Often when the ego finds itself changing as a result of the inner work. who will probably work with you for quite a long time (I was with my first Guide. Sometimes it is spontaneous or occurs in a dream. Whenever you are in a transition from one Guide to the next. The fifth Guide is the same sex as the individual. corresponding to the different vibrational levels of the inner dimensions. the ego must accept the fact that inner energies create it and generate the entire reality it is experiencing. These false or ego guides are flatterers and liars and go along with the ego's rationalization process. One factor seems to be how quickly the physical system. etc. and that the ego alone is responsible for. check out the new Guide with the Guide you have been working with. all that is occurring in the outer reality. This . A m a n . test the authenticity of the figure with your current Guide. Also. the second Guide following the first. The individual's psychic aspect (tenanted water signs and houses in the horoscope) and the a m o u n t of ego resistance and skepticism to be pushed through are also factors.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 67 Working With Your Guide There seem to be seven primary Guides within. They will tell the ego whatever it needs to hear to sabotage the spiritual evolutionary process. the third following the second. for four years). There is not enough experiential data on the sixth and seventh Guides at this time for me to be able to talk about them with any degree of authority. Different people are directed to the second Inner Guide at different times and in different ways. indicates that you will be going on to a new Guide. men. The first Guide generally initiates the meeting. If a new Guide appears suddenly without any previous indication of his coming. The Guides work with us sequentially. It may take many years to reach a new Guide for some — few for others. is safely able to assimilate the archetypal energies and respond with a change in the mind-body vehicle. a part of the ego. The first Guide is the male figure I have already mentioned. but not always. it will unconsciously call forth a false guide to attempt to slow down or to stop the transformation process. I mention this here so that there will be no confusion when your first Guide.

that person is one of your projection screens. treating it like a movie you're watching.68 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION testing process has been found to avoid major detours in the inner work. This will draw commensurate dues for you to pay. diseased. ask the Guide to set up a screening booth and ask him to re-run the dream for you. Working with a known figure from your outer world in the inner world or trying to force a person from your outer world to do something you wish him to do in the meditation process without that person's knowledge and ego permission in the outer world amounts to black magic. When you finish with the interpretation of the dream or nightmare. Stop the action as you wish. Should the Guide recommend a healing or a transformation of one of these inner dream figures. usually in the form of headaches or nausea. your brother. They represent energies repressed or suppressed within us. Dream figures that appear as evil. ask your Guide whether or not you and he should go back into the dream and change. before you work with the energy the known figure represents. . and ask your Guide to interpret the various episodes for you. There are many ways to work with your Inner Guide. Follow the same process of working with dream figures as you do with the archetypes. If you have had a dream or a nightmare that you would like to understand and work with. ask him to call forth the tarot Sun archetype. complete or heal any portion of it. but often much more extreme. living out in the outer and inner worlds some aspect of yourself. fix. ask that the image of this person take its true form as it lives in you. The Inner Guides are skilled and wise dream interpreters. Remember that everything and everyone in your dreams represents some aspect of yourself. and ask the Sun to send its light-love energy into the image that requires the healing or transformation until it changes or resurrects. the woman-next-door). not as he or she appears or has appeared in your outer world reality. dying or dead often symbolize those aspects of ourselves which need the most love and attention from our egos. Never work in the inner world with known figures from your outer reality! If a known figure appears in a meditation or in a dream (your mother. You can just turn yourself over to him as your inner guru or spiritual teacher and ask him to teach you in whatever way is best for you. If you dream of a known person from your outer world.

It is now a picture of an energy aspect of yourself. Even if you're tempted to do what you consider to be "good" for another. and perhaps the figure the Guide takes you to will be one you have never encountered before. you can begin with the tarot images by starting with the Fool image and working forward through the Major Arcana with each of the archetypal energies in turn. Trust your Inner Guide to take you to the composite image of all the forces associated with the particular life situation you are dealing with." But remember. It may be composed of two parts High Priestess energy. Try not to guide your Guide or he becomes ineffectual in his role. is against Universal Law. such as healing an illness or helping in your inner world to get the person a j o b in the outer world. (See the list of archetypes in the Horoscope-Tarot Equivalents section on . and work with that form. The best way to help someone who is troubled or in pain in your outer world is to ask the image of the individual to take its true form as it lives within you. or you can work backward from the World figure. If you find yourself in some hassle or painful life situation. and then heal or transform that part of yourself which unconsciously participates in the outer individual's "bad trip. it is a picture of the energy that went out of you and manipulated that person as a character in your movie — it no longer has anything to do with the outer world person. If you want a systematic way to work and don't have a tarothoroscope equivalent worksheet. These energies can combine and re-combine.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 69 "Messing with someone's mind. and the Law is enforced. If you are working with the tarot figures or with your horoscope. ask permission first of the person involved in the outer world." or with his actions or free will without the person's ego consent. resist the temptation to figure out or preconceive what single figure or group of figures may be the culprits. And ask your Guide's advice also on such projects. ask your Guide to take you to the inner energy image that is causing the outer problem. one part World and three parts Chariot. Remember that the tarot images are pictures of energies. Accept whatever form the Guide brings or leads you t o . and try to remember that this is what you are healing or transforming — a real part of yourself unconnected to anyone else. Another way to work with the Inner Guides is in terms of the events in your everyday life. once the image is in its true form. and work with whatever he presents.

.Figure 15. Engraving by Gustave Dore from Dante's Inferno. Never go into the inner world without your Inner Guide.

Disregard those who appear before you have come to your Guide. much like a frightening or disintegrating LSD drug experience. always seemed rather spaced-out and absentminded. if you find it happening. Remember also that the Inner Guides are always h u m a n figures. their love and concern for you and your spiritual . etc. Walk through the walls or monsters. It can be dangerous for you and could possibly blow all your circuits. The act of looking is full of ego imposition and is generally unsuccessful in locating the Guide's presence. He'll be there with you. There is no such thing as losing your Guide once you've contacted him. just call for him and he'll be there. your cat will get into a fight outside your window. Allow him to be there. Beyond the meeting place (which you should establish with your Guide during the initial meditation) the Inner Guide is with you as your protector from potential dangers. your environment may go crazy. Ignore them. your telephone will ring.Meditation and the Kundaiini Effect 71 page 233. Another resistance trick you may experience comes from without. There is no danger in the unconscious until you are beyond the place where you meet your Guide. your dog will bark. teleport or walk through walls). Just as you are about to sit down to meditate. people we know attempting to distract us and lead us in another direction. an unexpected visitor will knock on the door. Give them no energy. Don't look for him. If your Guide seems to have disappeared while you are working with him. and. they will soon begin to change as you interact with them. My first Guide. monsters standing in our path.) The figures will not generally appear as they do in the tarot card images. This resistance pattern lasts for about two weeks. try to prepare for it in advance as much as you can to insure a quiet meditation period. Never go into the inner world without your Inner Guide. float. They are not Gods and have no God-like powers of their own (although they may have the ability to fly. They may have personality traits which seem at first most un-Guide-like. someone will break something in the next r o o m . and feel his presence and his love. Sometimes our ego's resistances will put harmless blocks in our way to the Inner Guide in the form of brick walls. if you encounter it at all. They neither judge nor flatter. The qualities they seem to share are their protectiveness and acceptance. A m a n . and even if they do at first.

For a clear initial contact with your Inner Guide. cocaine. As our horoscopes demonstrate — by accurately describing our individual realities — these archetypes are creating and sustaining . Everyone loves his or her Inner Guide in a very personal way. amphetamines and the like) will interfere with or block the Guide contact and sabotage the meditation. Keep the meditation experience fully sensory. Be sure you are seeing the speaker. the High Priestess may be giving you important information and may sound as though she is in good shape within you. I would generally advise people not to study the tarot until they have experienced each of the tarot energy forms at least once. There are many speakers within. so allow sufficient time for your body to expel them if you are using drugs. Marijuana tends to stay in the body as a blockage from eight to fourteen days or longer. hashish. E . or for at least two weeks if you are working alone. marijuana. and always use them — especially seeing and hearing. if you are being initiated by a D . Many people ask if they should study the tarot figures before they attempt the Inner Guide Meditation and the working with the inner images and energies that the tarot represents. M . Insist on the availability of all your senses when working with the Inner Guide Meditation. The other drugs in use in our culture vary in their blockage effects. O . barbituates. The tarot archetypes are living energies. but without your vision you would not see that she is weeping as she speaks. For example. Drugs of any kind (alcohol. and their guidance toward the realization of your own Center or God-aspect. P C P . try to have your body and nervous system as pure as possible.72 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION growth. Inner Guide Initiator. opium. you may have to overcome your own ego's resistance to the transition — much like having to separate from a much-loved friend in your outer world. The natural organic drugs have a tendency to stay in the body and cause blockage effects for a longer period of time than the chemical drugs. heroin. It becomes impressive to a skeptical ego to read about what they should be like after the initial experiences with them. Try not to have any alcohol on the day you are to first contact your Guide. In fact you can develop such a strong love and attachment to your initial Guide that when it is time to go on to the next Guide. and it takes about a year to clear from the body entirely.

They are first. not vice versa. We are already programmed with enough "shoulds. the thoughts that come. We live in a culture that teaches us that we should know about things in advance. and the rest of reality is third. how they do act. the feelings. If you can take it on faith in the beginning. especially for us in Western civilization. Continue "making it u p . why it gave you a butterfly. you will be more impressed later on with the information you receive. as they present themselves in the individual psyche." Going inside with ego information about how the archetypes should be. The archetypes always are as they should be. "You're making this all u p ." and can really trust your Guide. Working without preconceptions is somewhat difficult. affecting your whole environment. it deepens your understanding of Christ. but it is the most rewarding way in the long run. There is no other choice for them. can only arise from your own psycho-spiritual system. " respond with. It is also impressive after the experiences with the archetypes to have an astrologer explain directly from your own natal horoscopic pattern why the Last Judgement figure appeared to you as a jackal. even if you think "I'm making this all u p . " if you think that's what you're doing. The Inner Guide Meditation doesn't seem to interfere with any other way of meditating or "working inside. It gives you a safe and direct access to your own unconscious. and why the figure placed the symbol into your genitals. should look and should act will often interfere with how they are." Nor does it seem to be incompatible with any religious system except for the most dogmatic and insecure. "Making it all up from where?" The images. we are second. If you are a Christian. . " or "This is silly. It is just as if you had studied all the tarotastrology symbolism beforehand. Remember — it's the movie that your energies are creating that you think of as reality. expressing it directly according to astrological theory and symbolism. We seem to have learned everything exactly backwards about the way reality-generating energies actually flow. If you are into Yoga. and you'll find the results and changes in your outer world astonishing — as if circles of healing light were touching and changing everyone and everything around you. how they do look. but this seems to interfere with the Inner Guide Meditation.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 73 us. If an inner voice tests you by whispering. the Guide smooths your way.

as of a t h o u s a n d white suns. Here the male/female energies unite. " Knowledge of kundalini is found in the secret teachings of all spiritual communities throughout the world. The kundalini is associated in the lower centers with the clitoris and the glans penis." and the spinal centers are depicted by animal glyphs. producing the union of opposites or Nirvana for the Buddhists. more h u m a n e . The African Zulus call it "the fire of the G o d s ." It is the Supreme Spiritual Power in the h u m a n body and lies coiled and sleeping at the base of the spine until awakened. Samadhi for the Yogis. It can also awaken accidentally as the result of a fall or be triggered by drugs. and the atheist or agnostic experiences the spiritual. intense white light is usually perceived. In the American Indian Mayan scripture. I bring up the kundalini at this point. not someone else's. Kundalini Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning "that which is coiled. especially meditations involving sexual unions with the archetypes. Your Guide exists to teach you your spiritual path.74 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION the Jew becomes a better Jew. or Christ Con- . the humanist. finally fountaining out through the seventh chakra at the crown of the head and causing the experience called Enlightenment. your way to God. kundalini is called hurakan or "lightning. When the ascending kundalini rises and pierces the Crown Center located four fingers above the t o p of the head. especially LSD and the hallucinogens. and by alcohol. Popul Vuh. when it rises and pierces the six internal energy centers or chakras along the spine. perhaps for the first time. and awakens rapidly as a result of regular Inner Guide Meditation. The Inner Guide Meditation places spiritual authority back within the individual — its true and holy place." It is also translated as the "Serpent Power" or the "Serpent Fire. because it awakens as a "side effect" of most meditation practices.

where it again begins to rise and continues its flow pattern. who often are unaware of its meaning). The experience of the fully awakened kundalini remains forever an unforgettable spiritual event. " The energy then descends over the face or head. although b o t h streams must be flowing for circulation of the kundalini energy in the four-body system to be both balanced and complete. Another aspect of the kundalini is called "the Descent of Grace" in Western tradition. and the two snakes representing the kundalini rising in the two channels on either side of the spine. and going further down into the solar plexus. the wings being the two rays experienced in the throat center. " from the base of the spine to the top of the head. which the Mayans call an "air t u b e . Only when the kundalini journeys up through the central tube does spiritual transformation occur. non-physical nerve channel. Here at the Crown. a person does not transform spiritually.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 75 sciousness for the Christian mystics. W h e n the kundalini force starts to awaken. where it triggers the ascending aspect of the kundalini into awakening. and a "rupture of the planes" occurs along with the phenomena of transcendence and "emergence from t i m e . if the head is shaved). the rising aspect shown as a cobra and the descending aspect as a vulture. over the face (or over the entire head. The ancient Egyptians pictured these two aspects of the kundalini in the headdress of the p h a r a o h . Energy flows through them. There are two additional nerve channels called the "two-fold air tubes" by the Mayans. continuing with lightning-like speed down through the larynx. It has the form of the symbol called the Caduceus of M e r c u r y / Hermes (used as the symbol of medicine and healing by physicians. This descending aspect travels down from the crown of the head. When the energy flows only through the side channels. having pierced and opened the six lower centers. F r o m here it descends all the way down to the root of the spine. crisscrossing between the six interior spinal centers all the way up to the crown of the head. In Meso- . the kundalini reaches its apex. down through the throat. the staff being the central air tube. This seems a less noted occurrence t h a n the ascending aspect. into the solar plexus. with the pine cone at the top representing the pineal gland. and back down to the root. it starts moving up an esoteric. " and it changes your life and your values dramatically and permanently. often feeling like "having sex with G o d .

1774. or. . Illustration from Jacob Bryant's A New System. An Analysis of Ancient Mythology.76 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 16. The Orphic Egg is a symbol of initiation and shows the kundalini energy in its ascending aspect flowing around the auric egg. London.

or a sensation of heat. Sometimes in an acute awakening. such as weightlessness or the feeling of movement of one of the limbs when the actual limb is motionless. This is the most extreme. strokes. head or hands. Most of the heart attacks. the accidental arousal of kundalini can produce the phenomenon called "spontaneous h u m a n combustion. mental diseases. of all kundalini effects. Dreams may suddenly increase. and most rare. nervous disorders. In a person who is totally blocked. the kundalini may cause abrupt changes. the physical. or lights may be seen in the head or sounds heard which have no physical world causes. or in the feet. the nail of the left great toe turns black and falls off. of the kundalini energy is associated with the planet Pluto and the sign Scorpio and with the water or astral body in balance with the physical or earth body." The ascending. the two aspects were combined in the symbol of the "Feathered Serpent. but leaving the clothing the person was wearing unsinged. such as twitching or violent shaking. As the force awakens and travels up the central tube. emotional and spiritual bodies must all be in balance. or emotional aspect. it encounters and must penetrate each of the interior centers." a peculiar kind of fire which can totally consume a h u m a n body. For the kundalini to be experienced safely. mental. head or limbs. Emotionally. muscle spasms.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 11 American tradition. flus and epidemics are the results of kundalini awakening in imbalanced systems. cold. There might be experiences of hot flashes or of extreme cold. You might suddenly decide to become celibate or give up alcohol or . paranoia and negative judgment. Sensations of pain or numbness may be experienced in the back. Night sweats are c o m m o n . The descending or electrical aspect is associated with the planet Uranus and the sign Aquarius and with the air or mental body in balance with the fire or spiritual body. Physical illness may suddenly increase. or electricity at the base of the spine. rigid and full of fear. a tingling. Sometimes there are spontaneous body movements. skin problems. may be experienced. The most c o m m o n physical experience of the kundalini is a throbbing. leaving only ashes. If any of these have blockages of any kind (marijuana is one of the greatest culprits in chakra blockage) symptoms occur in one of the four bodies as the kundalini seeks to dissolve the blockages. or peculiar subjective states. The general metabolism might be affected.

especially meditations involving sexual unions with the archetypes. Tarot trump of Death. from an original drawing by Leigh McCloskey. Death or rebirth is associated with the astrological sign Scorpio and the ascending aspect of the kundalini energy. . The kundalini awakens as a "side effect" of most meditation practices. and awakens rapidly as a result of regular Inner Guide Meditation. Used by permission. or La Mort. ©1986.78 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 17.

psychiatrists and psychologists are ignorant of the kundalini and its symptom patterns. If your sexual ." "psychotic episode" and the like. gardening and other work with the earth. Total transformation on all levels of reality is a major part of the kundalini awakening. all water activities. O . as it tends to release the energy wildly in the bodies. If kundalini energy is awakening in you and you are experiencing pain or discomfort. E . all activities which might serve to ground you. the conditions are labeled "anxiety attack. If you are having sexual encounters with many people. red meat and processed foods. Kundalini is the source of our sexual energy. the person experiencing them usually has no idea of what is happening. washing dishes. you are being "raised an octave. becomes frightened and seeks medical help. In a sense. But the most important thing to do when the kundalini starts to awaken is to work with your Inner Guide! He is the one who intimately knows your design. because the energy changes who you are. because whole foods have a grounding and balancing effect on the four-body system. At D . the symptoms tend to "freeze" until the medication is discontinued. A balancing diet is highly recommended. Center we have found that eating macrobiotically serves best to balance the kundalini." and your Guide can teach you how to go through the transition in the most peaceful and comfortable way for you. At least try to let go of sugar. " Old values may become meaningless. and who can teach you how best to cooperate with the energy as it does its transformational work in your four-body system. You might sell all your possessions to travel or to seek your "spiritual h o m e . Like sexual energy it is alchemical. both inner and outer. or the person is told that "nothing is wrong. remember that each of these produces a different energy effect on you and may serve to keep you off balance.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 79 begin a macrobiotic diet. Alcohol can also be dangerous to the awakening kundalini force. causing much pain and havoc. M ." If the symptoms are treated with medications. Because most physicians. When these symptoms appear. You can expect changes to occur in your sex life when kundalini begins to activate. sometimes a warm bath with a cup or two of baking soda in the water is helpful. This tends to draw the energy out and balance it. Keeping busy and active helps — swimming.

English villages. It enormously changed how I viewed my sexual energy. The experience coincided with eight hours of continuous physical orgasm. continents —everything that is. cultures. This energy suddenly became like money in the bank: " H o w do I want to spend this?" I didn't want to do anything that would jeopardize my having the experience again. but he can. "It was just like being raped. Kundalini awakening can be traumatic in the life and hard on the four-body system. be patient with the process. you might find it easier to stay in balance because of the containment of the energy. kept dissolving into the experience. atoms. Other people's awakenings are often quite different. But whatever the changes that occur. black holes. If you are celibate. it is somewhat easier to stay in balance. the ego. It felt to me that I was in total spiritual and sexual union with God. I." She had been given no preparation for the experience and no help afterward. crystals. A m a n . I suddenly became God's Phallus and was creating E V E R Y T H I N G — stars." but it happened. And at that time she was not in contact with her Inner Guide. I thought I'd never come back to any kind of normal ego state where I was "Ed" and could think. except for permission to wander the ashram unattended. It erupted spontaneously and lasted for eight hours. individuals. My first Guide. Let the process take its course. and work with your Inner Guide throughout the awakening. herds of buffalo.80 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION activity is confined to only one partner. I know this is "impossible. It was months before she was able to function in the world once more. was. dinosaurs. You can't control the energy. A friend of mine had her kundalini awakened by one of the major gurus from India at his ashram. galaxies. My first kundalini experience was almost more than I could assimilate. or will be. It was like no experience I had ever had or heard of ever before. You may suddenly want a whole different kind of sexual expression or no sex at all. and that's the only time they come. Model-T Fords. other universes. H u m a n sexual experience pales by comparison. When I asked her what it was like for her. But whatever your mode. or if celibacy is one of the results of the kundalini rising. Don't make demands on yourself or others. . she replied. promised me that I'd never experience a major kundalini event unless I were at home in my own bed or meditation space. it will probably change as the kundalini changes you.

W h e n my Guide tells me it's kundalini flashes. Sometimes they look red and blotchy." "My hands tingle all the time. M ." "My big toe on my left foot begins to throb and t h r o b and won't stop. ." . first real hot and then real cold. back and forth. turned s i d e w a y s . Maggie Bott of Ojai. and I feel a tingling sensation in my body.' "I feel like I am being rocked slowly. I lose my sense of gravity. It is physical and at the same time not physical. and I could feel it in every cell of my body." "My heart will suddenly start beating very rapidly — or it feels that way. like when your foot falls asleep. . Aquarian Changes: "I have such a pain in my tailbone I can't sit down. O . It feels like hot champagne. I have included these personal narratives so that the reader will begin to understand and appreciate the variety of ways the kundalini is individually experienced. Center's journal. E . Too often we hear of people having true psychotic breaks in groups working to activate this potent energy.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 81 Awakening kundalini in those unprepared to handle it seems to me irresponsible and dangerous." "I'm awake all night. and also so that individuals who have such awakenings will have some information about how this phenomenon has occurred in others. California. especially in my hands and feet. but my pulse is n o r m a l ! " "My heart started thumping. I sleep — but I wake up with burns on my fingers under my two gold rings. did the following collection of personal experiences of people whose kundalini was activating and wrote them up in an article for D . Descriptions of personal accounts of additional individual kundalini experiences are given below. It isn't a normal tingling.

" "I woke up and felt hot. but not so much if I relax and let it flow. Sometimes it's a little painful. It was like warm Perrier water. Sometimes it happens from outside: people around me will get hurt or angry. it doesn't matter if the message comes from the outside or the inside — it's all your own poison. but my oxygen count is normal. It was heat. that I'm changing it to something else. Next the soles of my feet. " "For about a week my feet up to the shins were cold and wouldn't warm u p . and there's a terrible pain in my chest. I was so hot I opened the door. No matter how covered they were. But the rush of warmth makes stuff start to move. Next over my heart in the back. but I was too hot to cover up at all. fever. stove heat or red heat. I guess since it's all One. It felt like a huge disk was emanating from my back. and I'll get that sensation in my body." "It feels like my body is transmuting poisons. It must have been cold out.82 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION "I think I'm having a heart attack. but not as carbonated — but it was like warm water. so they send me h o m e . " "I get heart palpitations at work that are so severe an ambulance takes me to the hospital. uncoolable. I get a warm rush and then funny sensations in parts of my body — I guess where the energy is blocked. My Guide told me it was the kundalini and not to worry. and my heart beat is normal! They can't find anything the matter with m e . I began to cool down. right over my womb in the back. it was like there was a cold breeze blowing on them. They think I'm hyperventilating. with rays extending to the top of my head and bottoms of my feet. It felt like cold spots in these places that would then cool the surrounding areas. but not sweat. It's hard to explain. My heart is beating so hard and so fast I can hardly breathe. It feels like I'm changing poisons to something else. The last place to cool was the disk over my womb (it felt like a slightly convex piece of metal two or three . because the floor was cold under my feet. Finally. The first place to cool was the back of my neck. I go to the hospital. They don't know what it is. and they hook me up to an E K G machine.

and then somebody turned up the gas. I asked the girl in the next office if we'd just had an earthquake. it was a physical sensation that isn't the same as indigestion or the flu. It feels more like it's happening between the bodies. as if sonic waves were trying to rise in my body. I am filled with wonder. and I felt the whole building shake." "When the kundalini action started. The next day there was a vibrating. an u n k n o w n metal). The heat was like the heat of atomics: fusion or fission." "I was at work. When it stopped. though sometimes it feels similar. my chest. and I feel like I'm made of light. filling me with heat and light. what I've heard called an "alpha state. of equal strength to the perception.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 83 inches in diameter. As I looked around me. but the . like the spume from a wave breaking on rocks." "I am filled with a slow wave motion. It felt like the waves were getting stuck just below the heart center and building there. My Guide said it was kundalini and not to be afraid. It felt like there was a small flame in my belly. we joked that I must have just had an experience. It is so energizing I can't sleep. burning a hole in the t o p of my head and shooting out. Since she knew about kundalini. It made me tingle all over. The flame shot through me. with bliss." where both the inner and outer realities are the same. neither cold nor hot. with warmth filling my heart." "It feels like something hot is climbing up through me filling my chest and expanding it with heat and light. thumping sensation in my midsection. with the Oneness of all things. and then would suddenly break through and rise to the top of my head with such force I'd feel dizzy. To me there is no other explanation of what it could have been." "I meditate and the kundalini rises. Everywhere it touches expands with heat and light. my head." "I was meditating. She said she hadn't felt a thing. It fills my head with a blissful feeling. it looked like everything was moving.

84 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION next day I'm not tired. pp. with the love of humanity and the love of all life. I know I lost track of time for the rest of the afternoon. those power- Maggie Bott. I had heart palpitations and wondered if I were having a heart attack. to finish my karma and become One before I die. Every time I'd go back to the meditation. A way to balance it is to see the assimilation of the energy on the cellular level. My Guide told me to burn candles: that the bouncing flame would be an indication of whether tomorrow would be another kundalini day for me or not. Andrew Varela of Los Angeles shares the following: I felt the bed (I was resting on my back) start to slowly rock from side to side. "Kundalini." "I began to get intense kundalini rushes." "At night before going to sleep. and everything gets very clear. like there isn't possibly enough time left in this life to get it all done. mentally. no. Used by permission." 1 ••• From his articles. 1. I must have been sitting up staring blankly around the room for some time after I realized no one else was in the house. It felt red all around me. I wasn't seeing red. "Kunda-What"? in Aquarian Changes. it was red all over. But it was really as if my heart would burst with the wonder of it all. and it makes me feel in a terrible hurry. It works like LSD: it intensifies almost beyond bearing (and sometimes beyond) whatever you happen to be making in your reality right then. 5. I smiled and opened my eyes to see who was trying to get my attention." from Aquarian Changes. I had this blissful feeling. 1983. 12-15. Another time I get a rush unexpectedly. January. vol. 1 . each cell absorbing the change." "It starts with a tingling in the body that suddenly intensifies. and I heard voices singing about the glories of the Spirit.

The experiences come regularly. yet my experience was just the opposite. noisy automobiles to get around. the kundalini was the only energy I had. Spring. and "Kunda-What? II. from a position out in space. Sometimes I go out of body (not yet in a wakeful state though). vol. I witnessed a huge. I found myself awake. but I also know when I am this sure about what I see. 2 0 . "Kunda-What?" from Aquarian Changes. Sometimes I am left feeling as if that gap were easily bridgeable. no. but didn't seem harmful to watch. The light was red and yellow. reassuring and somehow loving for me." from Aquarian Changes. It always starts with the vibrations. and sometimes I'm just left with a desire not to let it go. and that with one small nudge we could all be in that new place. 1984. It has always been gentle. 6. then up and down my spine. 1. 2.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 85 ful waves of energy would rock me gently again. It can be painful at times to "return" to an environment so excruciatingly slow and inefficient — that we must walk or drive lumbering. about once a week. pp. beginning with the slow kind of waves that are almost always present in my waking life. 6. I've never had a closed-eye vision as vivid as this one. Everything I read had scare stories about how the kundalini energy had nearly killed its practitioners. . . and more brilliant than any I have ever seen. I know what you're thinking. For a time . vol. no. viewing stars more clearly than ever. Selections used by permission. When the explosion cleared. Episodes of kundalini experience end in many ways for me now. A body other than my own familiar physical one was vibrating much faster than the slow rate that I had become accustomed t o . pp. 1984. but most commonly leave me feeling weightless for a short duration. Directly in front of me I experienced what looked like stars exploding in space (a la Star Wars). and increasing to about the same frequency as the wall current in your house. I decided that I had definitely found a substitute for sex when all else failed. . It finally speeds up to a rate that makes it impossible to feel individual waves. Summer. nuclear-type explosion. then all over. 11-12. first from side to side.2 1 . 2 2 Andrew Varela.

the tips of which were touching. . my sleep would be very sound. Used by permission. after awhile this beautiful. . Sure enough. which came as a gold pterodactyl splitting the air with its screams and the razor edges of its wings. M . . M . if this was Kundalini energy. 1985. 1. shares her experience in a letter to D . O . Center: This sensation felt like a menopause flash with the difference that the former had a loving feeling that the menopause flash does not have. I was working with the archetypes of the Tower and the Fool. "Letters . I don't have any doubts now that what I am experiencing is a Kundalini surge. pp. but from the beginning of this m o n t h . red and electric blue respectively. My Guide told me to withdraw Excalibur. Winter. and they bid me touch the point of Excalibur. E . . to the tips of their swords. The wind was howling so hard I could hardly stand u p ." 3 Marsha Lane. E . and I would get up in the morning ready to start another heavy day. California. so refreshed and rested that sometimes I would then sit at my desk and write for two hours before going to bed. and also it generates energy which the menopause flash does not d o . 3 ••• David Benge of D . no.. The Tower and the Fool each had a sword. . . . then. and the Empress came and put her arms a r o u n d me for healing and protection. these kinds of "flashes of energy" became stronger but just as wonderful. . and the Pluto energy (the Last Judgement in tarot). shares: "In meditation I got a helluva buzz. and I must say I attribute this to the fact that I have been meditating all along. they were overwhelming and useful. I did so and got a shock of electricity passing through my entire body. vol. 18-19. I began to count on them. I wasn't sure. . . warm energy would come up and permeate my whole body and I would get up . 7. which I held in my hands.86 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Marsha Lane of Livermore." from Aquarian Changes. and I want to share with you that it wasn't an uncomfortable or painful experience but a wonderful blessing. Furthermore. O .

Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 87 "I dreamed I had pyramids at my feet emanating green energy. I was. each lasting for weeks: itchy feet.' like braided hair or fingers moving up my body. . However. The potential for sexuality hasn't been tapped yet by humanity. The balloon burst upward with an explosive force. tingling . and elated. full of wonder. The pain changed into emotional feelings of bliss. Reactions were mixed. forcing my m o u t h wide open. Then later in waking life I had sensations going up my legs. W h e n it was over.) . It was strange energy coming up my legs from my feet: the energy was 'organized. My whole body was rapidly vibrating as though a jackhammer were pulsing through me. I felt as though a helium balloon had blown up inside me and now it was trying to come out. shared the following in the pages of Aquarian Changes. hovered overhead. I had the following symptoms. The bed wasn't shaking. California. the wonderful sensations soon faded and were replaced by unexplainable physical and emotional pain and agony. and I couldn't figure it out. heat waves coursing up and down my body. Without moving a muscle. My head touched the pillow and the entire bed began to shake violently. and then slowly settled back inside me. I was shocked and scared. in roughly chronological order. I felt my body was undergoing changes. A powerful wave of energy gathered in the pit of my stomach and rapidly churned upward. No one knew what it might mean. It's an incredible energy. I had thoughts of sex — it felt like sex. (She was not practicing any form of meditation during or previous to these experiences. like having the flu. I fell asleep. ." ••• Skye A t m a n of Culver City. Over the next eighteen months. but I had the mental realization that we really misuse sexuality. during which I told everyone about my strange experience. In a few seconds I realized it was not the Great California E a r t h q u a k e . This great feeling lasted about twenty-four hours. but I had a great appetite. I felt immensely peaceful. In meditation I got that I was undergoing changes.

stars. I was frightened and prone to conclude I was dying. I wanted to protect the integrity of my body and mind. . . since I had no religion and few opinions or beliefs about the eternal. if not understanding. and I was perspiring. As feeling gradually came back. I realized that modern Western science didn't officially recognize OOBE's [out of body experiences]. huge white faces looking up at me. .T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION sensations all over. but it seemed that forces stronger than I were winning the battle. and I'd take another step forward in acceptance. The next thing I remembered was trying to reach for a pencil to record every detail. past planets. insomnia. dizziness. burning hands. a feeling of bugs crawling all over me. decided the whole thing was repressed sexuality. But at the same time. I thought I had brain cancer (dizziness and disorientation). I realized my body was burning hot. stomach cancer (pains in my abdomen). I was paralyzed for several minutes. Once I was lying down listening to a tape of myself playing the piano. and so on. I desired the new feelings and experiences. Something was trying to get out of me. sudden gagging. but primarily from an Eastern spiritual viewpoint. However. when I felt the "rising hands. . I dreamt about dying." My physical hands . . nausea. There was no light. Once I was forcibly pulled out of my body through the crown of my head and taken on a fantastic trip through space. a huge lump in my throat. I invented a cancer to match every physical symptom. sharp pains in the solar plexus. Always the vibration. fears of having epilepsy or brain damage. The travel speed was terrifying. which equaled " m e " as far as I knew. . stomach cramps. this presented a problem. and I wanted to stop it. something tremendous would happen. As I read and questioned. I found such experiences have been consistently reported. "Cold!" My speed rapidly decelerated and my rpm's audibly diminished. I couldn't move. I was quite confused. and the wind was roaring past my ears. nearly every night. For me. throat cancer (the lump that wouldn't go away). For several days after I had enhanced hearing and could pick up overtones and nuances in music that I hadn't heard before. I heard my voice say. Occasionally.

creatively. I'm not hallucinating or imagining them. .) Immediately a powerful force zoomed up my backbone. I don't know by what name they should be called — higher consciousness. feeling and experiencing. . aspects of God. I made up my mind to try confrontation. 2. right at the point of constriction. . Now I either play better with my left hand. Suddenly. . and I feel his energy is healing and protective. I feel the OOBE's encourage and stimulate my renewed dedication to music and playing the piano. talking. I've reached some conclusions at this time. as he is clearly an important force . The force of the energy was so powerful it pushed me over o n t o my side. Each vertebra felt as though it were being massaged and invigorated. physically. After this I called on Aga many times. It seemed to singe the barrette in my hair. or I think I d o .Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 89 were lying at my sides. I knew that something was going to happen." W h e n I lay down for a rest in the afternoon. shot past my head and literally moved me around on the bed. . W h e n the vibrations started. and through OOBE's. It felt like a new kind of orgasm. . I believe that new pathways are forming in my brain and nervous system that allow me to receive more input from the universe. and I distinctly felt another set of hands rising up into the air. I asked. The impact was astonishing. The vibrating energy inside me is quite simply life energy that can be released in many ways — sexually. . I had "funny feelings. astral souls. a spiritual figure or Guide. The physical symptoms are indicative of basic physiological changes taking place inside me. Of course. " W h o is A g a ? " (In 1980 I had a significant dream about a person in a long orangish brown robe whose name was revealed to me as Aga. I felt a laser beam of energy boring hard into my scapula. 3. subject to change. . Another time I was thinking about what my piano teacher had told me about an area of tension in my left side that inhibited performance. . F r o m all the reading. of course. Some would say the chakras are opening u p . The energy forces that permeate my physical body are real. 1. I have my own Aga. although everything is.

As my m a n t r a concludes. 1. Winter. With some hesitation I bent down to do so. . "Suddenly they opened their mouths and let out the shrillest. I still function in the "real" world. " I " am the consciousness that animates my body. and my body began to shake. "Of OOBE's and Aga. Instead. high-pitched scream I've ever heard. and to my astonishment they literally leapt into my hands. Now approximately three feet in length. I'm not crazy or sick. I felt excitement at discovering these two beautiful snakes. Used by permission. It felt like it went right through me. reports: "In a dream a friend and I were searching around a house for a light switch. I'm not afraid to die. no. I was waiting for the light to come on so that I could investigate the source of two strange lights I had seen at my feet. He found it and switched it on.90 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION 4. In my left was a sort of opalescent snake emitting a warmth that went into my hand and up my arm. and there was my Guide standing off to the side. I always come back to my body. O . but also a fear. I have become used to my Guide appearing in my dreams. " All the aches and pains eventually go away. I know now that I'm not tied to my body or brain. knowing that it is far bigger and more exciting than I ever imagined. I raced out after them. I am a spirit or soul that exists within and without my body. each coiled around my arms as I held their heads between my thumbs and forefingers. vol. 15-17. "In my right hand I now held an iridescent blue-green snake which was cool to the touch. 7. pp. 1985. He told me to pick up the snakes. "The snakes began to grow and vibrate in my hands. E . We are all more than just a physical body. I felt a tingling as if electricity were flowing through me. so his presence there didn't surprise me. 4 S k y e Atman. for it has been made clear to me there is much more to come. two ten-inch snakes darted out toward the doorway behind me. "Nothing bad can happen to m e . Connors of D . 4 ••• Stephen P. It felt like warmth was flowing in from my left hand and out through my right. 5. M . When it did." from Aquarian Changes.

A white light. Suddenly. The Eastern gurus w h o awaken kundalini in others use this method. I found myself sweating from the heat and shivering from the cold. went into meditation and found myself with my Guide. as you are ready. First. is the source. Each was now purring like a kitten. As I sat with the Magician. I had quite a strong kundalini experience. my mind began to drift. such as a peacock feather. shot through my body.Meditation and the Kundalini Effect 91 "This woke me u p . " • • • Gwen Gilliland of Los Angeles gives this account: "While meditating. . This blinding explosion sent hot energy from my head to my toes in one bright flash. Following the experience I felt tingly and acutely perceptive. This way your power is your own and can't be used to enhance the material plane or inner plane power of another." • •• Kundalini is an energy that can be transferred from one person to another through a touch or through some organic material. this can create problems. I immediately closed my eyes. similar to lightning. an outer teacher cannot know a person's unique interior design as well as the Inner Guide does. the Magician raised his wand and cracked it down hard on the table. so he or she cannot always gauge what another person can handle. and this felt very soothing to m e . not you. with your Inner Guide as teacher. He pointed out that the snakes were still coiled on either a r m . And second. However. Let the kundalini awaken in you naturally. you think that that person. and a spiritual dependence is fostered. if another person raises your kundalini.


and it does. an archetype might tell you that to plant flowers or to re-position your bed will solve a certain health problem. 2) Q. fresh. These energies exhibit a multi-dimensional symbol physics we don't yet understand. Yes. Try not to anticipate what will happen. Is the Inner Guide Meditation just c o m m o n sense? A. Most importantly. unexpected. 3) Q. I've talked to some people who have initially had a disapproving ego reaction to some aspect of the Guide. It's the essential part of the relationship. Try not to compare your meditations one to the other or to anyone else's meditations. Let each meditation be new.Questions and Answers 1) Q. . Allow him to teach you as he does. The most crucial factor determining whether we have a positive or negative reaction to the Guide at first seems to be the degree to which we project the Guide outside of ourselves onto others. C o m m o n sense has little to do with it. What is the best way to approach the Inner Guide Meditation? A. For instance. Is the Inner Guide always a positive figure? A. don't guide your Guide. and try not to preprogram how he is to teach you. the archetypes frequently make requests or suggest actions that may seem irrational. but even these people end up loving their Guides. Because we are still ignorant of the physics involved in the relationships between the inner and outer realities. Let it flow by itself under your Guide's direction. Everyone loves and is loved by the true Guide.

Center.O.E. and Gemini in astrology.M. Trump of the Twins from an unpublished D. are associated with the mind and its dualistic function which allows us to see differences in things — to make choices.E. The Twins as archetypal figures are the question askers and complement the Sagittarius teacher function.M. tarot deck ©1987 the D. The Twins in tarot. .O.96 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 18.

The Guides accept us however we operate. nerves regenerating and the like. I had an expe- . and they help us work toward an understanding of our lives and goals. nurturing part of oneself. The more you work with these particular energies. Does the Inner Guide Meditation have any influence over physical disease? A. the Prime Mover within. The Inner Guide Meditation is a spiritual discipline and technology. caring. bones mending overnight. 5) Q. friendship and altruistic love — the love of all humanity without discrimination. The Fool represents freedom. Although all the tarot forces or archetypes are ways of perceiving aspects of the God energy. whatever our current values may be. Fool and High Priestess of tarot as being so important in terms of the inner work? A.Questions and Answers 97 4) Q. What I usually find is that the Guides subtly direct us toward our own inner spiritual goals as we continue to work with them whether we are initially conscious of this or not. People have reported all sorts of "miraculous" healings. Both are aspects of love energy. That's why I consider it important to concentrate on the Sun. the Fool and Sun represent the Center pole. Their combined love energies will heal and transform the most negative-appearing energy forms. such as the absorption of t u m o r s . And the High Priestess represents an aspect of the inner mother. the more you will find that your base transfers itself from ego to Center. Is the Inner Guide Meditation essentially a spiritual discipline or does it have materialistic uses? A. ulcers disappearing. Why do you emphasize the Sun. the remission of cancer. Fool and High Priestess in inner work. the loving. It seems to work dramatically with physical diseases. 6) Q. wherever we are in our spiritual evolution. The Sun is our life-giving essence — the Center of the Self. but I've worked with people whose primary current ego interest was making money or finding a partner. but much further research will have to be done in this area.

. the archetype of the teacher or way-shower. and with the energy connected to the Inner Guides and meditation. 1969. Used by permission. Trump of the Wheel of Fortune from tarot deck in Seed. published by Crown Publishers.98 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 19. New York. The Wheel of Fortune has to do with the planet Jupiter in astrology.

David Benge of D . the Guide first had me literally separate the pain from my physical body by moving it two feet away from myself. alive with the essence of the universe. and prostate (silver iridescence). She did the same for my heart (iridescent magenta). After working several times with this figure. The problem was gone within half an hour. which appeared as a tall woman bathed in golden light. I got valuable information from the High Priestess about how to adjust my macrobiotic diet to augment the healing. The constipation and prostate problems were healed in four weeks. I had done years of unbalanced eating. remit or heal as we work with our Guides and the archetypes. She sent iridescent light into the areas of my body that needed healing. and. and the heart expansion cleared up in two . O . I received a 'new' colon made of meadow-green iridescent light. This new organ just came out of her and moved toward me and entered my body at the location of my intestines. The light making up this intestinal shape was not just color alone. It was as if it were charged with emotional-spiritual love energy. "I put the meditation to a real test. X-rays I had m o n t h s afterwards showed no evidence that there had ever been an abscess in that area or any cause for one. "In addition to this healing from the Last Judgement. to feel tremendous love between us. especially as we resolve conflicts between those archetypes that have been fighting since we were born. E . determined to heal this physical degeneration. rather than anything as dramatic as the previously mentioned experience. liver trouble (from the over-use of alcohol. a minor prostate p r o b lem. However. analgesics and sugar). I began to open to her. the tarot Sun form came and healed it. Center reports: "The Inner Guide Meditation worked dramatically for me in healing some physical problems I had developed. M .Questions and Answers 99 rience with an abscessed tooth that had swollen my right jaw and was painfully throbbing. Usually healings happen as side effects of the meditation. physical problems that we are taught to think of as permanent or incurable or terminal often disappear. When I was able to do this. which had created a slightly expanded heart. liver (gold iridescence with a bright blue aura). When I worked on it in meditation. I worked two or three times a week on this. My Guide had me work with the archetype the Last Judgement (Pluto in astrology). chronic constipation. worst of all.

100 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION m o n t h s . In my opinion." This wasn't the result of any philosophical decision or insight. The liver problem is much better and well on its way to regeneration. You will start craving foods that you disliked before or lose your taste for foods that you liked. I suspect that the sensations. go to a doctor for verification that the problem is gone. you will find yourself changing physically." 7) Q. I would order a steak or a hamburger out of habit. It's only a matter of uns e a t i n g what our energies have created in the first place. I had been meditating for about six months when red meat "went away. we should heal the problem first. Spiritual change is physical change.e. Later my taste for all milk products left. Finally. if we need to. we can heal them with diet and the meditation. The cells develop new nourishment requirements. As you work with the energies through the Inner Guide Meditation. but white fish returned to my diet along with a desire to eat only organically grown foods and to avoid all processed foods and stimulants. Our Guides can show us how to do this. then find that I couldn't eat it. often unusual or intense. new balances. To project a new reality or to change the current hologram. needs for new minerals and nutrients. This dietary change is one of the first things you'll notice when you're working with the archetypes and your Guide. Chicken and fish soon followed as I sort of involuntarily became a vegetarian. Why does dietary change occur as a result of the Inner Guide Meditation? A. experienced in the physical body as the archetypal energies touch us and we interact with them result in real changes in our cells and their needs. then. the projection unit itself. Are there any other physical results from working with this meditation? A. 8) Q. I believe that if we take total responsibility for our physical problems and ignore most 'facts' of the medical establishment (like obediently dying from so-called 'terminal' illnesses). i. the four-body sys- . I discovered that eating macrobiotically suited me best.

Writing down meditations and dreams helps to bring the inner energies out into daily life — to earth them. the other. including the physical body. Recording this inner material furthers the interchange between the inner and outer worlds. 11) Q. or editing our inner experiences (both dreams and meditations). our egos are able to filter and control them too easily. This is much like laying out the tarot cards and reading them. The Secret of the Golden Flower tells why it is necessary to focus inwardly. people with strong Uranian or Aquarian elements in their patterns are often given apples. Apples and apple . 10) Q. This secret is that we must learn to make the light flow backward. projected around me into my environment. It also prevents the trickster. forgetting. For instance. 9) Q. Ask the Guide and the archetype that gives the grain or vegetable if this is what is being indicated. from juggling. Sometimes I receive images of grains or vegetables from the archetypes. Why do you say it is important to record Inner Guide Meditations and dreams? A. we respond by seeking them out and losing interest in the old. the outer. This often indicates a dietary need. to follow the energy that projects out of us back toward its source — to face toward the sources of the archetypal energies. In this manner the ego is able to filter and control less. When the forces are projected outside of us. As the cells call out for new foods. must be changed. What does this mean? A.Questions and Answers 101 tem. A written record serves as good eye evidence of this interplay. Always work inside. Is it all right to work with them in this way? A. the h u m a n mind under the ego's control. I'm able to see my Guide and the archetypes outside of me. one loop being the inner world. and we receive truer information and more unexpected insights. This interchange can be likened to an infinity sign.

the sense of "I am" and the difference from You or Other. Trump of the Emperor from Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot Deck.. ME. It is one half of the whole of the ego/Shadow polarity.. the ego is akin to Aries/Emperor. the two halves sharing a common center. Inc. Stamford.102 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 20. and U. CT.S. Inc. . In astrological/tarot terms. Published by Samuel Weiser. Games Systems. York Beach. Used by permission.

The Self is that deathless central part of each of us. definitely. the Self to Sun/Sun and the mind to Gemini/Twins or Lovers. the questions you want to ask. The mind is the archetype of consciousness and discrimination — the witness to both ego and Self. The experience of the inner planes is much like the experience of a dream. conscious or unconscious. Yes. The person recording might try to guide your Guide in accordance with the wishes of his or her own ego. details tend to fall back into unconsciousness just as they do with dreams.Questions and Answers 103 juice seem to calm the electrical system. When you come back. under the rulership of Aquarius (the Star) and Uranus (the Fool). 13) Q. and you record when he or she meditates. Another problem this solves is that of getting so involved with one experience that you forget the other things you wanted to do in meditation. People working in tandem this way seem to experience an accelerated growth. e. the heart Center. self-esteem. and the kinds of things you want to accomplish. be aware that there will be a tendency to try to maintain each other's projected role relationships. In astrological-tarot terms. When someone is writing down the experience for you. This will be less of a problem if both persons are . Too many of our words say "self" when it is the ego that is actually being referred to . the ego is akin to Aries/Emperor. Have the other person record for you when you meditate. the person you see in the mirror. If you are working with someone personally involved with you. self-interest. for instance. and represents the primary purpose in life. 12) Q. H o w would you define "ego. The ego is the vehicle the Self inhabits and gives life t o . I see the ego as who you see yourself to be." and "Self?" A.g. your husband or wife. This works well with someone who knows what you want to work with. Can two people work together with the Inner Guide Meditation? A. you can get into the experience more fully without having to consciously attempt to remember all the details." "mind.

The Guides will not interfere with us. in a truth-seeking manner. H o w should I deal with this? A. Does the Inner Guide Meditation lower one's resistance to "the powers of darkness" or "the lower astral"? A. nor will they aid or direct us toward dark paths or ways of unconsciousness. the Star and Strength. I'm working with a psychologist who is against my utilizing the Inner Guide Meditation. As with any new idea. Some psychologists incorrectly equate the Inner Guide Meditation with Jungian "active imagination. I've never known a true Guide to advise or encourage anyone on a power trip. or wish to develop more rapidly some latent talent or ability. The Inner Guide Meditation can also represent an economic threat to many of us in the counseling professions. and especially those tarot archetypes associated with light. inner and outer. especially of the "black magic" variety. The Inner Guide Meditation can be threatening not only to psychiatrists and psychological counselors in general. seems to attract fewer and fewer negative elements into your life. such as the Sun. If you work with your Guide regularly. The contrary seems to be true. the Inner Guide Meditation meets with resistance in established quarters. 14) Q. there is usually little need to continue with an outer guide for long.104 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION aware of this tendency and verbalize it. always trust your Inner Guide over any outer figure acting as a guide or counselor. Though the Guides will usually take care of such outside interference. the Fool. unless you need the additional ego support. If you have an accurately calculated horoscope and can translate it yourself or get it translated into tarot terms. They will let us . want to accelerate the inner process. prevent these dangers by their protective presence and knowledgeable guidance. N o . you have the road m a p of your essential structure. The Guides. Ask your Guide why your psychologist objects and what energy within you is causing his or her objection. The Guide can do the rest. but also to astrologers and leaders of spiritual groups. however. He is your teacher. Working with your Guide. 15) Q." a potentially dangerous method.

Why don't I get life results that others claim to get? The results I get sometimes seem negative to me. the world that fell apart generally turns out to have been a frozen reality that prevented the individual's growth and evolution. If you aren't getting results in the form of positive life changes from the Inner Guide Meditation — and usually they are quite rapid. Sometimes people tell me: "I began working with my Guide. Outer physical reality corresponds exactly to the inner energy structures — to the inner reality. If you ask why.Questions and Answers 105 set up unconscious situations if we don't ask their advice. Perhaps this is due to ego resistance or to working with a false or ego guide. Skepticism. and Old Pan or the Devil (the Saturn and Capricorn energies in astrol- ." Though this may be quite true. in a few cases. H o w can I overcome this? A. positive and dramatic —and. ask your Guide to take you to that part of you that is preventing the life changes from happening or to those parts of you that are not being heard or accepted. both material and spiritual. Good teachers will often let their charges fall flat on their faces when they're not asked for assistance or instruction. and they will not interfere in these situations unasked unless there is a possibility of physical death or irreparable h a r m to the ego. if you've been meditating regularly. Challenge your Guide for explanations of outer life changes. Often what the ego holds onto most desperately is exactly what is preventing its own growth and change. while the world coming in and replacing the old is an open-ended one with an infinity of possibilities. If negative results occur in your outer life. doubt and judgement are generally caused by the forces which are called in the tarot the World. the ego is not always the best judge of results in the long run. Also. he'll explain. I find myself skeptical of the Inner Guide Meditation itself and the results other people tell me about. fear. 16) Q. and my whole world fell apart. demand to confront their sources within. especially if they seem negative to you. 17) Q. A.

The Saturn and Capricorn energies we all carry are part of our safety systems. Used by permission. The illustration of the World from an original drawing by Leigh McCloskey.Figure 21. until we are experienced enough to change or go beyond them. on all levels. Saturn (the World) is the ruler of the sign Capricorn (Old Pan). They are the energies that test our egos and our realities. . Their job is to maintain our limits and our structures. ©1987.

try the meditation yourself over a period of time and see what happens. usually without prior knowledge of astrology or the tarot as it applies to them. acceptance and protection coming from him." but. If you really feel love. An uncomfortable fact seems to be that if an astrologer can accurately read a horoscope and describe a person and thai person's reality. The ego takes credit for everything. They want to make sure we miss no steps. feel and report about their inner experience corresponds exactly to their personal horoscopic symbolism. people often think they are "making up the whole thing. the policeman. 18) Q. in fact. I'm beginning to see that we can't make anything u p . Have him take you to the archetypes within. until we are experienced enough and strong enough to change or go beyond them. but in fact.Questions and Answers 107 ogy). If you meet and interact with these energy forms on the inner planes and do what they need so that they can become more conscious in you. Their j o b is to maintain our limits and our structures. We often think of them as the "bad guys" within. They are the energies that test our egos and our realities. The test of the real Guide is what happens in your daily life. In lieu of the horoscope. "The fruit of the tree" is the only real proof of any spiritual system. reputation and the law. they function in their ways as protectors. you should find that your skepticism abates. So if you're skeptical of others' results. In initiation after initiation. then these archetypal energies are pri- . what they see. After reading many horoscopes and initiating thousands of people into the Inner Guide Meditation. career. These two energies project out of us o n t o father. which describes the appearance and personality of your Guide. boss. the establishment. hear. even though the ego may tell us we can. work with him. on all levels. The only proof that Saturn and Capricorn accept is that of living experience in our everyday lives. H o w can I be sure that my Guide and the contact with him and the archetypes are real? A. They represent the living bone of our reality structures. See what happens in your outer world as you work with him. what happens a r o u n d you. accept the Guide figure that presents himself and go by your feelings. The Saturn and Capricorn energies we all carry are part of our safety systems.

on a definite schedule where you record for the person and he or she records for you. We're not making them up —they're making us "up! A technique I recommend to firm up your Guide contact is to ask your Guide to take both of your hands into his. the World. If you allot a certain daily time span. Saturn cannot stand to waste time. pragmatically. Although we speak about "my High Priestess" and "your High Priestess. I corrected it with the device of setting daily appointments with myself at specific times to meditate. The archetypes are universal." there is only one energy principle in the universe that the High Priestess stands for as . you will always sense his love. again. I don't know why it works. in contacting the initial true Guide. H o w can I overcome this? A. and then to give him permission to let you feel his feelings for you. the person is second. Through this trial and error method. You will not sense this with a false guide. With the true Guide. then right" seems too pat a formula. H o w do you explain it? A. Another way is to work with someone else. you'll find that you won't just sit and do nothing— you'll meditate. This structuring of time utilizes the same force that causes resistance. I found that this is the one sequence of movement that always works. I discovered this tendency in myself during one period of Inner Guide work. Saturn. What is the relation between my archetypes and those of other people? A. I arrived at this "movement of the mind" through experimentation with many different directional approaches. protection and care. 20) Q. My main difficulty is inertia — making myself do the meditation. left. 21) Q.108 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION mary. "Forward. and the rest of reality is third in the flow of creation. The commitment to another seems to help many who otherwise procrastinate. 19) Q.

If we picture the unconscious as an ocean containing all the archetypal forces. 22) Q. You might think of it as light of one color coming through two different colored filters.Questions and Answers 109 symbol. 23) Q. determine how each archetype manifests itself to our personal ego views. The gifts that are placed into the left side of the body seem to be abilities. the mask worn in life through which we . It is our physical vehicle and includes our persona. Those that are centrally located seem to partake of both the unconscious and ego-conscious qualities. but I haven't studied a sufficient a m o u n t of data on left-handed people to determine whether this is true or not. does it make a difference whether it is placed on the right or left side? A. Those that are placed into the right side of the body seem to require an act of will to make them function. A. like our breathing or heart action. illustrated by our individual horoscopes. although the High Priestess archetypal energy in both is the same. It is like a two-dimensional body-mind membrane that energies flow through and affect.g. or powers that function automatically.. as do the energies of all the other archetypes. aptitudes. Information on this point would be greatly appreciated. Our personal patterns. e. T h a t energy exists in and flows through all creation. The ego is a process — current ego would be a more accurate term. Define the ego more specifically. the form that a High Priestess of a person with the M o o n in Capricorn in the eighth house takes will be different than the form of the High Priestess for a person with M o o n in Aquarius in the third house. There is only one energy corresponding to each of the tarot symbol forms. This may be reversed in left-handed people. When an archetype places a symbolic gift into the body. a n d each of us as wave peaks on that ocean receiving the archetypal images in our individual ways. we can begin to get a clearer understanding of how we perceive these energies. I understand it best in terms of the cusp of the first house or point of the Ascendant (also called the rising sign) in the individual horoscope.

Engraving by Gustave Dore from La Fontaine's Fables.110 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 22. . The animal that leads you to your Inner Guide seems to be related to the power animals of shamanism.

The Inner Guide to the Archetypes. to the Annual Conference of the Society of Jungian Analysts of Northern and Southern California in March. once or twice daily. He came up with the idea of calling an animal (a symbol for the instincts or the feeling nature) to lead the way. feelings. If there is a tendency to become sleepy or to lack the necessary concentration early in the morning or late at night. Your Guide can advise you further on this. our idea of who we are and what we look like. The animal that leads you to your Inner Guide is not a Guide. The animals that lead us to our Guides were a suggestion from a psychiatrist in Santa Fe. is important. It has a certain material continuity. Regular meditation. I would advise meditating for twenty or thirty minutes during the part of the day when you are most alert. who presented the paper. At different times it experiences thoughts. When and how often should I do the Inner Guide Meditation? c A. Meditation requires concentration. but it seems to be related to the power animals of shamanism and . New Mexico. 24) Q. the kind of colored glasses through which we look. Its material manifestation allows it to perceive and experience the flow of reality in an orderly manner. It is a reactive part of the Self. It is who we see when we look in a mirror. 25) Q. Getting into a meditation rhythm — like a healthy heart beat — helps to develop inner concentration and the ability to focus easily. or as often as prescribed by your Guide. The ego at n o o n is not the same as the ego at midnight. It contains our point of view and acts as a filter through which we perceive external and internal realities. emotions and outer reality differently. Can I continue working with the animal that first took me to the Inner Guide? A. but it adapts and changes according to which forces are flowing through and affecting it. He and I had both been having difficulty in getting people to move from the point where they leave the cave and enter the landscape to the point where they meet their Guides. 1972.Questions and Answers 111 relate to others.

remember to go back and recreate the scene where you last saw the animal." or "seeing with the mind's eye. clear and colorful visual images will appear and . but they are still capable of describing minute details of the scene or figure they are experiencing. just persevere in the meditation. Some people have a highly developed visual sense and see as clearly within as they do in a dream or in outer reality. If this phenomenon occurs with all the figures. If you should lose contact while the animal is taking you to your Guide. there has been greater ease in getting people to their Guides. give the animal permission to take you directly to your Guide." "knowing. discusses this at length. permission to penetrate any unconscious blockage that is being created. your Inner Guide can tell you whether or not you should continue to use the animal in your meditation practice. Don't compare your meditations or visual experiences with others. however you see it. This will generally be a figure that represents a repressed or suppressed energy. and they will become clearer. (Michael Harner's The Way of the Shaman. Setting up a specific meeting place in the inner landscape to meet your Guide each time you meditate seems to be helpful in reestablishing contact for future meditations. don't have this acute visual ability at first. You will develop the senses that operate there. more commonly. Often. They describe their way of seeing as "imagining. I find that if you are with your Guide and a figure that is very nebulous presents itself. What can I do about this? A." Accept whatever you see in the meditation." "getting a mental picture. Others. Harper & Row. Through practice. There seem to be two ways of seeing on the inner planes. you will get used to the inner world. as you meditate for a length of time. If you wander aimlessly. New York. See as you see. If asked.112 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION can be used as such with the OK of your Guide. it will usually cooperate if you ask it to appear more clearly or give it permission to do so. and then try to see where in the landscape the animal seems to be leading you. He can also give you additional advice concerning the most efficient method of contacting him. My main difficulty is in seeing the figures. 26) Q. You are unique. 1980.) Since the introduction of the animal into the meditation technique.

Mars and Aries (the Tower and Emperor in tarot) are the archetypes associated with sight. Ask your Guide to take you to the image of that person in the inner world. This tends to also draw in and open up the visual ability. hearing or taste. even if you judge it to make no sense or to be otherwise inappropriate. Let them come and go as they will. It may well be the answer in code. When I have been unable to get a clear answer in myself or others because of resistance to the psychic material being dealt with. Sometimes it helps to concentrate on one of your other senses at first — touch. as is the sign on your Ascendant (first house cusp). and learn to accept the first image that comes. H o w do I deal with someone in my life who is always very negative to me? A. our Shadows or one of our archetypes holds for us causes the apparent lack of an answer. smell. our own resistance to the information that our Guides. 28) Q. Take what you get. then let your Guide decipher it for you. Frequently. You can also ask them to write the answer or make words appear in the air before you — or ask for a picture or a symbol that represents the answer. Work with them to enhance your visual ability. 27) Q.Questions and Answers 113 lade. Give them permission to tell you the answer to your question whether you want to hear the answer or not. Don't look — receive. You can then work on decoding it. Then ask that image to take its true form as it . Accept the first thought or answer that comes to you after asking the question. H o w can I get a clear answer from my Inner Guide and the archetypes? A. Insisting that you want to know and pushing through your own ego resistance for the answer will almost always bring it forth. or that a movie be shown representing the answer to the question that was asked. I have asked that a home movie screen be set up in the inner world and images (that can then be decoded by the Guide if necessary) be flashed upon it. Remember to receive the images as if you were blank film receiving impressions.

Ask what it may have to give you that you're not receiving or accepting from it. This insures that you . You will change the role need of the energy. the King being its higher. or behavior (having nothing to do with your neighbor). When you have received this information. more conscious form. Say. Call on the Sun. the neighbor will either change dramatically or go out of your life immediately. say that the Dracula figure has turned into a King.114 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION exists as an energy form in you. It tends to sustain rather than release negative unconscious projections. work with the green frog. the neighbor's choices are to change as a role player for you or leave your reality. Feel what part of your body this energy lives in and where it radiates from. Say that it turns into Dracula. so that the energy the King represents in you will remain constant and not sink back into unconsciousness and its Dracula form. You will find that the outer person will either change or go out of your life when you heal the unconscious form you project on him or her. Because you have changed your role needs and no longer need a dog poisoner in your reality. Ask your Guide to take you to or bring you the image of that neighbor as you know him to be in the outer world. for instance. Ask the King what you have to do new in thought. Ask them to send their love into the figure to heal and transform it so that it reaches its highest possible form in you at this time. This "true form" will represent the force that is projecting out of you o n t o that outer person and causing him or her to act negatively toward you. If the transformation is successful and you have really changed this part of yourself. Fool and High Priestess. Ask what it needs from you to be healed as an energy within you (having nothing to do with the outer world person). that your neighbor is trying to poison your dog. If it turns into a green frog. Never work with images of known people from the outer world in the inner world. After they do this. The Dracula image is a picture of the energy in you that projects out from you onto your neighbor and gets him to try to poison your dog. Then give that image permission to take its true form as it lives in you. Ask what part of you it represents. give the King energy form permission to enter your body. Dracula and the King are the same energy. Accept whatever form appears. Always ask the image of the known outer world person that your Inner Guide brings to take its true form as it lives as an energy within you. action.

Always let everything be new. Allow them to change in your mind. food. Money is a constant problem in my life. . a planet or planets in the house. debt. working on an aspect of yourself. metamorphosis. You can go to images of everyone you know and ask each of these outer world figures to lake its true form as it lives in you. look also to the fifth house (the personal love area. This would have to d o . in your thinking about them. self-expression. all too often. relations to children. Here you will get the images of what you are projecting on each of them. rebirth. the eighth house (sex. regeneration. It's both fascinating and revealing to do this and to discover just what we are projecting on I hose people we love best or least. levitation. in terms of the horoscope. with the life or free will of another without that person's permission given verbally on the outer planes is against Universal Law. altruism. Then the part of you which they represent won't be stuck and can change and grow. death. income. with factors relating to the second house (the sign on the cusp. so be sure to call or write the person to be healed for their permission for a healing from you. impersonal love. Finally. supply). in fact. resources. humanitarianism. oral needs. Interference. no matter how well intentioned. let people be new. kundalini). Healing. astral projection. Which archetype would I see to work on this and make this area more conscious? A. turns into an ego power trip. or the so-called "hard angles" to any of these) and the archetypes of the High Priest or Hierophant (Taurus) and the Empress (Venus). transformation. Know that a person who was negative to you ten years ago has also been growing and evolving.Questions and Answers 115 are. 29) Q. The only things we are allowed to send another without his or her permission are love and light. the planet ruling the house. Problems in the money area are always connected to problems in three other areas of life: love. creativity. Healings of outer world people may not be done on the inner planes without their conscious ego consent. sex and life goals. and to the eleventh house (life goals measured by one's personal death. h o b bies). taxes. If there is a problem in the second house (money. art.

Trump of the Priest from the Servants of Light Tarot Deck.116 T H E I N N E R G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 23. . Used by permission. Jersey. food and talents. money. resources. Channel Islands. The High Priest or Hierophant (Taurus in astrology) is the archetype concerned with all manifestation and building—especially with income.

It also has to do with the individual's Shadow — the other half or alter ego which is always projected onto and manipulates the marriage or business partner. groups you belong to — or don't belong to). the roommate. the Shadow simultaneously formed on the inner planes to balance the ego and keep it from dissolving. Otherwise they don't know what you want." or "I want to travel to the M o o n and back before I die." or "I want to levitate twenty-five feet before I die. As the ego became the " I . and write everything you can think of in the book. Write them all down. It must be confronted and made a conscious friend . And by having your end goals clear to yourself." Whatever. giving yourself the option to change your mind t o m o r r o w . The Shadow is both partner and balance to the ego. The eleventh house is one of the least understood areas of the horoscope. I recommend getting a blank book that you title. It has to do with the natural Libra area or seventh house of the horoscope. Lower back pain is the classic symptom of a partnership problem. Within weeks they'll begin bringing you the first steps toward those end goals. The Things I Want To Have Done Before I Die. But keep the top five prioritized.Questions and Answers 117 friendship. all the other things you're doing in life will become more clear.I " elements — everything the ego thought it was not or did not possess as negative or positive aspects of itself. Some might be: "I want to have no starvation on the planet by the time I die. This lets your manifestation energies know what your current priorities are. and nothing happens. A change in one will foster a change in all. impossible. Will meditation help my lower back pain? A. As the ego separated itself from the Great All between birth and seven years of age. personal or transpersonal. one's third sibling and one's second child. The Shadow figure exists within you as a constant partner and is always of the same sex as yourself. 30) Q. It is the key to all manifestation. which rules the lumbar region and the kidneys. Nothing furnishes a better measuring stick for everything else you're doing in life than goals measured by personal death. But then pick out the t o p five. whether you judge them to be possible. Let your Inner Guide advise you where to focus. " the Shadow formed itself from the " n o t .

A s k t h e S h a d o w figure w h a t it needs from you to start functioning as friend a n d c o n s c i o u s equal p a r t n e r . i t will o n l y a c c e p t a n s w e r s t h a t c o i n c i d e w i t h its d e s i r e s . ( T h i n k o f t h e W i c k e d Q u e e n a n d h e r m a g i c m i r r o r i n Snow White. is to ask your Inner G u i d e to f l a s h a red light if y o u a r e n o t g e t t i n g t r u t h a n d a green light i f y o u a r e . E . A s y o u d e a l w i t h y o u r S h a d o w . A s k . i f y o u w e r e t o give i t p a r t o f o n e d a y o f e v e r y w e e k t o d o w h a t i t n e e d s t o d o for its e x p r e s s i o n t h r o u g h y o u i n y o u r life.c r e a t e w i t h energies. I t s e e m s t o b e easier f o r u s t o c r e a t e a n d m a n i p u l a t e words t h a n it is to create or manipulate colors or images." W h e n the ego is heavily invested in the results of outer w o r l d s i t u a t i o n s . I outer world. O . A t e c h n i q u e for h e l p i n g t o o v e r c o m e t h e " m a g i c m i r r o r e f f e c t " that we have developed here at D . I putting myself on with the meditation.118 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION a n d ally b e f o r e t h e e g o c a n a c h i e v e s t a b i l i t y w i t h t h e C e n t e r a n d t h e o t h e r a s p e c t s of Self. If y o u a p p r o a c h t h e m e d i t a t i o n asking for t h i n g s . A s y o u m e d i t a t e m o r e a n d a l l o w t h e p r o c e s s t o f l o w . Y o u ' r e experiencing w h a t is called t h e "magic m i r r o r effect. . l o w e r b a c k p a i n a n d all o t h e r s e v e n t h h o u s e p r o b l e m s will b e g i n t o c l e a r u p . Y o u c a n t h e n i n y o u r life f l o w a n d l e a r n t o c o . I r e c o m m e n d asking your Guide to present your Shadow to y o u a s o n e o f t h e first s t e p s i n t h e I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n . w h e r e w o u l d i t like t o g o ? G i v e y o u r o t h e r h a l f e x p r e s s i o n c o m p a t i b l e t o y o u b o t h . y o u t o t a k e y o u t o t h o s e p a r t s o f y o u t h a t prevent o r f l o w i n g i n y o u r o u t e r life. w h a t w o u l d i t like t o d o . M . You and your Shadow are the two halves of one whole. W h y don't the the archetypes come true? A. 31) Q. y o u will f i n d t h a t y o u r n e e d s a r e filled w i t h o u t y o u r h a v i n g t o a s k . t h e " m a g i c m i r r o r " will o p e r a t e u n t i l t h e e g o u n d e r s t a n d s t h a t all o u t e r c h a n g e s result f r o m c h a n g e s o n d e e p i n n e r levels. feel t h a t I ' m promises of ask the archetypes to have certain things h a p p e n in the T h e y s a y t h e y will. Perhaps instead might ask your Guide things from changing remove the blockages the reality-generating o f a s k i n g for c e r t a i n t h i n g s t o o c c u r .) W e a l w a y s e n c o u n t e r t h i s effect w h e n w e t r y t o c h a n g e outer reality without focusing on changing a n d becoming m o r e conscious ourselves. b u t t h e n t h e t h i n g s d o n ' t h a p p e n .

a n d y o u will find t h a t y o u r f r i e n d s a n d a c q u a i n t a n c e s will c h a n g e t h e i r a t t i t u d e s o r g o o u t o f y o u r life. Only the example of your o w n life a n d b e i n g will d e m o n s t r a t e t h e v a l i d i t y o f y o u r p a t h . Fear and resistance to change are what cause the experiences you have described. If you really discipline yourself at this p o i n t to m e d i t a t e m o r e . s l o w e r . less c e r t a i n . what would that question be? A. . W h e n I d e s c r i b e t h e I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n . Ask your Guide to take you to the figure o r f i g u r e s t h a t a r e c a u s i n g t h e s e d o u b t s a n d f e a r s . Y o u r f r i e n d s a n d a c q u a i n t a n c e s a r e living o u t y o u r o w n unconscious d o u b t s a n d fears. N o a m o u n t o f w o r d s will c o n v i n c e p e o p l e o f the truth of any spiritual practice. less p r e c i s e . f r i e n d s a n d acquaintances say t h a t I am dabbling in black magic a n d t h e occult. W h y d o e s this h a p p e n ? A .Questions and Answers 119 32) Q. O f t e n a n e g o d e a t h i s p r e c e d e d b y a depression or by the s y m p t o m s you m e ntion. t o r e c e i v e i n s t r u c t i o n s o n h o w t o e a s e a n d facilit a t e t h e t r a n s i t i o n . or put the meditation d o w n in some way. a p e r i o d w h e n t h e c u r r e n t e g o will be a s s i m i l a t i n g a m a j o r energy which h e r e t o f o r e h a s b e e n repressed or suppressed. W o r k w i t h t h e m t o b r i n g t h e m i n t o c o n s c i o u s a n d u s e f u l f o r m s . to give m o r e p e r m i s s i o n s . " H o w d o I w a k e u p a n d b e c o m e all o f m y s e l f ? " 33) Q . I f y o u w e r e t o r e c o m m e n d o n l y one q u e s t i o n t o a s k a n d work on with the Inner Guide. T h e fruit of the tree is the p r o o f of the tree. W h a t can I do about this? A . R e m e m b e r . 34) Q . o u r S a t u r n a n d C a p r i c o r n e n e r g i e s ( t h e World a n d Old Pan o r t h e Devil) t e s t u s e v e r y i n c h o f t h e w a y t o m a k e c e r t a i n that we don't miss a step in our personal spiritual evolutions. triggering a t r a n s f o r m a t i o n o f t h e e g o . y o u will f i n d t h a t t h e e n t i r e m e d i t a t i v e e x p e r i e n c e b e c o m e s m o r e clear a n d t h a t t h e contact deepens with b o t h your G u i d e a n d the archetypal energy forms. A s I g o a l o n g f r o m m e d i t a t i o n t o m e d i t a t i o n . t o r e a l l y listen a n d b e receptive o n t h e i n n e r p l a n e s . T h i s c o u l d i n d i c a t e t h a t y o u ' r e a p p r o a c h i n g a n ego death. m y r e s u l t s s e e m t o b e less d r a m a t i c .

© 1 9 8 7 . Used by permission. T r u m p of Old Pan f r o m an original drawing by Leigh McCloskey. O u r Saturn and Capricorn energies (the World and Old Pan or the Devil) test us every inch of the way to make certain that we don't miss a step in o u r personal spiritual evolution.120 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 24. .

I t m a y well n o t c o i n c i d e w i t h a n y o u t e r path. or Jewish. y o u will d i s c o v e r y o u r c o n n e c t i o n t o a n d u n d e r s t a n d i n g of w h a t G o d (or T h e G r e a t Spirit or All T h a t Is or T h e S o u r c e o f All o r w h a t e v e r w o r d s y o u p e r s o n a l l y u s e ) i s all a b o u t in a very direct a n d individual way. or atheist. 36) Q . T h e t w e n t y . A s y o u w o r k w i t h a n d feel t h e i n n e r f o r c e s y o u c a r r y i n t h e i r v a r i o u s f o r m s . I t m a y b e t h a t a n e w p a n theon of Gods and Goddesses is pushing into h u m a n consciousness. It m a y be t h a t y o u r G o d Center or the Solar Center figure w i t h i n . T h e spiritual experiences that occur in the inner worlds are intense a n d personal. will e n c o u r a g e a d i f f e r e n t s p i r i t u a l p a t h for y o u t h a n the o n e y o u were b o r n to or the one you are currently followi n g . T h i s i s p r o b a b l y w h y t h e first a p p a r e n t r e s u l t s o f t h e I n n e r G u i d e Meditation tend to be a dramatic change in the personal value system a n d a deepening of personal spirituality. B u t as we e x p e r i e n c e t h e s e energies o n e by o n e . D o t h e I n n e r G u i d e s ever f u n c t i o n i f y o u d o n ' t p l u g i n t o them through meditation? . M a n y of the old religious structures that we in the West held to so strongly for so long a t i m e have b r o k e n d o w n . we begin to evolve o u r o w n realization of G o d . w h i c h r e p r e s e n t s y o u r primary purpose. i f y o u r G u i d e a p p r o v e s . We are unable to experience the totality of G o d in one step — Enoch walked with God and was not. Take your o w n spiritual path. y o u r o w n p a t h t o G o d .Questions and Answers 121 35) Q . It's O K n o t t o b e C h r i s t i a n . e s p e c i a l l y t o t h o s e w h o s e r e a l i t y i s b a s e d o n m a t e r i a l i s tic c o n c e p t s a n d b e l i e f s . Realization t h a t G o d exists a n d i s n o t j u s t a t h e o r e t i c a l c o n c e p t i s o v e r w h e l m ing t o m o s t . Greet t h e m with joy. G o w i t h it.t w o e n e r g i e s t h a t t h e t a r o t images symbolize are twenty-two different aspects of the G o d force. or H i n d u . Be w h o Y O U are. or agnostic — or whatever form you have come from. w h a t y o u ' v e c o m e i n t o d o t h i s life. as the second p h a s e o f t h e P i s c e a n A g e e s t a b l i s h e s itself m o r e s t r o n g l y i n t o t h e collective u n c o n s c i o u s n e s s o f h u m a n i t y . new f o r m s to c o n t a i n t h e m a n y facets of Spirit. Allow t h e m to help in the healing of ourselves a n d our planet. God? W h a t does the Inner Guide Meditation have to do with A .



A. Yes. T h e Guides function from birth. M a n y people experience the G u i d e w h e n they are children or in m o r t a l danger, before a p o s s i b l e c a r a c c i d e n t , f o r i n s t a n c e . T h e y m i g h t h e a r a voice f r o m o u t o f n o w h e r e say, " S t o p ! " " T u r n t o t h e r i g h t , " o r " T a k e y o u r h a n d s o f f t h e s t e e r i n g w h e e l . " T h e a n s w e r s t h a t w e receive w h e n w e p r a y for h e l p c o m e t h r o u g h o u r G u i d e s , w h o a c t a s m e d i a t o r s between ourselves a n d Deity. T h e G u i d e is the inner teacher w h o seems to h a v e the j o b of trying to keep us alive on the planet so t h a t we can accomplish what we c a m e here to d o . He leads us t o w a r d whatever personal realization of G o d we can accept. One of the characteristics of the G u i d e is t h a t he doesn't j u d g e or flatter or v o l u n t e e r a n y t h i n g . H e ' s j u s t there. T h e o n l y t i m e s I've h e a r d o f G u i d e s i n t e r f e r i n g w i t h i n t h e m e d i t a t i o n c o n t e x t o r o u t i n life w e r e in cases of physical danger or w h e n there was d a n g e r of the psyche being o v e r w h e l m e d by the archetypal energies. In these latter situat i o n s y o u r G u i d e will act s p o n t a n e o u s l y t o p u l l y o u b e y o n d t h e influence of the energy.


Q. A.

A r e t h e I n n e r G u i d e s ever k n o w n f i g u r e s f r o m t h i s life? N o . N e v e r a c c e p t a s y o u r G u i d e a f i g u r e , e i t h e r living o r

d e a d , t h a t y o u h a v e k n o w n o r k n o w n o f p r e v i o u s l y i n life. T h e G u i d e i s n o t a p e r s o n w h o w a s a l i v e w h e n y o u t o o k y o u r first breath on the planet. Y o u m i g h t f i n d t h a t p e o p l e w h o s e r i s i n g sign c o r r e s p o n d s t o t h e sign o n t h e c u s p o f t h e n i n t h h o u s e i n y o u r h o r o s c o p e o r w h o s e S u n i s i n t h e sign t h a t i s o n y o u r n i n t h h o u s e c u s p will a u t o m a t i c a l l y take the projection of your Guide's energy. But that outer person is not y o u r G u i d e . I f a k n o w n p e r s o n d o e s a p p e a r , l o o k p a s t h i m t o y o u r r i g h t a n d y o u r i n n e r w o r l d G u i d e will b e t h e r e . T h e G u i d e s a r e always within us during o u r lifetime, n o t outside of us.

38) Q . I h a v e h e a r d y o u s a y : " T o k n o w h o w y o u a r e d o i n g , j u s t look a r o u n d y o u . " W h a t do you m e a n by this? A . F o r c e s t h a t a r e b e i n g p r o j e c t e d through e a c h i n d i v i d u a l create the reality or h o l o g r a p h i c universe t h a t each individual exper i e n c e s . T h i s i s t h e p r o c e s s t h a t a h o r o s c o p e d e s c r i b e s . T h u s , what-





ever is in y o u r w o r l d is n o t t h e r e by a c c i d e n t . There are no chance happenings or coincidences. Your e n e r g i e s a r e c o m p l e t e l y r e s p o n s i b l e f o r everything t h a t i s g o i n g o n a r o u n d y o u . I f t h i s w e r e n ' t s o , i t w o u l d b e i m p o s s i b l e t o r e a d a h o r o s c o p e . I f y o u see t w o p e o p l e s u d d e n l y get i n t o an a r g u m e n t in a r e s t a u r a n t , t h o u g h it m a y appear to have nothing to do with you, an inspection of your h o r o s c o p e would reveal t h a t a M a r s vibration is being activated in your particular p a t t e r n . It's in the n a t u r e of a w a r n i n g to y o u , the ego, to w o r k on the developing p r o b l e m before it m o v e s closer. M a n y p e o p l e t h i n k t h a t t a k i n g r e s p o n s i b i l i t y for t h e t o t a l e n v i r o n m e n t m e a n s t h a t t h e y a r e t o blame f o r t h a t r e a l i t y , b u t t h i s i s n o t so. W e are truly responsible for the o u t e r d r e a m , b u t n o t t o b l a m e for it any m o r e t h a n we are to b l a m e for the inner d r e a m . We develop only as rapidly as we can accomplish the necessary psychological a n d physical c h a n g e s . But, if y o u accept responsibility for what is happening in your world, then you can do something to c h a n g e it in yourself. You d o n ' t have to be a victim. If you separate from s o m e t h i n g in y o u r reality experience by t h i n k i n g of it as u n c o n n e c t e d to y o u , t h e n there is nothing you can do to i m p r o v e i t . If a negative event is occurring a n y w h e r e in y o u r w o r l d , ask your Guide to take you to that part of you that is either causing it o r c o n n e c t e d t o it. A c c e p t a s c o r r e c t w h i c h e v e r f i g u r e y o u r G u i d e presents to you. It may not be one of the tarot archetypes. It may be c o m p o s e d of energy aspects of m a n y different archetypes, e.g., o n e p a r t Tower, t w o p a r t s World, five p a r t s Strength, a n d a p p e a r as a figure you've never e n c o u n t e r e d b e f o r e . F i n d o u t w h a t t h e figure needs from y o u to heal the negative situation in your outer world. Also, ask what it might be trying to c o m m u n i c a t e to you that the ego is not accepting. T h e ego t a k e s credit for everything. T a k i n g either credit or b l a m e for o u t e r world situations is equally a r r o g a n t , be c a use we usually d o n ' t really k n o w w h a t we're d o i n g , a n d we rationalize after the fact.


Q. W h e r e am I when I'm working with the Inner Guide?

A. It seems that meditating with y o u r Guide is a way of a l t e r i n g t h e level o f c o n s c i o u s n e s s s o t h a t y o u a r e awake o n t h e r e a l i t y level i m m e d i a t e l y a d j a c e n t t o a n d p r i m a r y t o y o u r o w n , t h e



level w h e r e d r e a m s t a k e p l a c e . T h a t ' s w h y m e d i t a t i o n s h a v e t h e tendency of slipping back into the unconscious if not written d o w n , in the s a m e way t h a t d r e a m s often d o . Fifteen minutes after returning from c o n t a c t with your G u i d e a n d the inner world f o r m s , you might begin to lose details. An h o u r later, y o u m a y lose the entire experience, unless y o u write it d o w n in y o u r j o u r n a l . T h e reality level o n w h i c h y o u w o r k w i t h y o u r G u i d e s e e m s t o b e primary t o t h e o u t e r w o r l d r e a l i t y level. I t produces t h e e x p e r i e n c e t h a t i s c a l l e d r e a l i t y ; t h e r e f o r e , c h a n g e s m a d e o n t h e i n n e r level r a p i d l y change y o u r outer world. We seem to have been taught everything e x a c t l y b a c k w a r d s . T h a t w h i c h o u r c u l t u r e calls " j u s t t h e i m a g i n a tion" actually is the level that creates our outer experience. As Einstein said, "Imagination is m o r e i m p o r t a n t t h a n knowledge." W e get lost i n t h e o u t e r w o r l d symptoms a n d i g n o r e t h e i r causes o n t h e inner planes, closer to the Source of All. "I don't have time to meditate," or "I'm too busy to meditate," a r e t h o u g h t s t h a t k e e p u s l o c k e d a t t h e s y m p t o m level a n d p o w e r less t o effect c h a n g e u n t i l t h e p a i n o f o u r u n c o n s c i o u s n e s s p r o d s u s in s o m e way.



H o w do you regard pain?

A . P a i n i s a w a r n i n g . W h e n e v e r w e a r e feeling p a i n o n any level — p h y s i c a l , e m o t i o n a l , m e n t a l or s p i r i t u a l — it is an i n d i c a t i o n t h a t w e a r e o u t of, o r m o v i n g a w a y f r o m , o u r o w n C e n t e r s . T h e r e i s n o p a i n w h e n y o u a r e m o v i n g toward t h e Self. P a i n i s o n e o f o u r s a f e t y s e n s a t i o n s t h a t tells u s t h a t s o m e t h i n g m a j o r i s w r o n g . S o m e t i m e s it's t h e o n l y w a y t h e Self c a n g e t u s t o s t o p a n d l i s t e n .



H o w can I know which archetypes to work with?

A . T h e easiest w a y t o d e t e r m i n e w h i c h a r c h e t y p e s t o w o r k with is to have your horoscope calculated with an Astrology-Tarot Equivalent Worksheet that translates the horoscope into tarot i m a g e t e r m s . T h i s p r e s e n t s t h e bones o f y o u r r e a l i t y - g e n e r a t i n g energy system. This worksheet m a y be obtained from D . O . M . E . C e n t e r (see b a c k o f b o o k ) . I n lieu o f t h i s , j u s t t r u s t y o u r G u i d e . H e k n o w s the inner worlds, their laws a n d the archetypes a n d entities which inhabit them.





42) Q . I f i n d t h a t t h e t a r o t p i c t u r e s b r i n g f o r t h a n i m m e d i a t e identification with f o r t u n e telling, black magic a n d t h e like. I find t h e m n o t relevant t o m e . T h e y seem t o i m p e d e m y progress with m y Guide. A . I f y o u h a v e t h i s difficulty, d o n ' t u s e t h e m . T r u s t y o u r I n n e r G u i d e . Y o u r o w n u n c o n s c i o u s will p r e s e n t t h e s e a r c h e t y p a l energies in t h e f o r m s t h e y t a k e within y o u . I utilize t h e t a r o t images because they a r e t h e m o s t convenient a n d accessible forms for translating a horoscopic pattern into images that an individual can use immediately. T h e a r c h e t y p e s , as they a r e e n c o u n t e r e d on the i n n e r p l a n e s , s e l d o m r e s e m b l e t h e i m a g e s o n t h e t a r o t c a r d s . Old Pan, f o r i n s t a n c e , m a y p r e s e n t itself as a m a n in a b u s i n e s s s u i t ; t h e High Priestess m i g h t be a g r a n d m o t h e r f i g u r e . At a n y r a t e , t h e y will c h a n g e a n d e v o l v e n o m a t t e r w h a t f o r m s t h e y i n i t i a l l y t a k e o r w h a t images y o u initially c h o o s e t o use.



W h a t are the dangers of working inside?

A. There is no danger as long as you're with your true Inner Guide, but it can be extremely dangerous to work with the archetypes without your Guide. T h e archetypes are aspects of G o d . T h e e n e r g i e s o f G o d a r e d a n g e r o u s t o u s m e r e m o r t a l s . Y o u r G u i d e will not allow you to touch m o r e of the inner energies t h a n you are able to physically a n d psychologically a b s o r b . Because of my enthusia s m w h e n I first d i s c o v e r e d m y G u i d e , I w o u l d a s k t o w o r k w i t h t e n or twelve of the archetypes in one meditation. My G u i d e would seem to go along with this, but then, after we w o r k e d with three or f o u r o f t h e f i g u r e s , h e w o u l d say, " T h a t ' s e n o u g h f o r n o w , " a n d would return me to our meeting place. Your Guide is the one to trust in knowing whether or not you are interacting with the archetypes too m u c h a n d overloading with energy. If such is the case, he m a y suggest just sitting a n d talking with h i m or resting a n d getting calm on the inner plane. M a n y people also say t h a t , on occasion, they lose their G u i d e s . T h i s g e n e r a l l y h a p p e n s w h e n o n e resists t h e i n n e r p r o c e s s . T h e p e r s o n g o e s looking f o r t h e G u i d e t o n o a v a i l . I n t h i s i n s t a n c e i t i s b e t t e r j u s t t o call h i m . H e will b e t h e r e . O n c e y o u ' v e t o u c h e d y o u r G u i d e , y o u will f i n d i t d i f f i c u l t t o l o s e h i m . H e ' s w i t h y o u f o r life



a n d p o s s i b l y t h e r e a f t e r . Y o u m a y feel h i s p r e s e n c e o f t e n d u r i n g t h e c o u r s e o f y o u r d a i l y life. D o n ' t forget h o w d a n g e r o u s it can be to w o r k in t h e u n c o n scious w i t h o u t y o u r true G u i d e . T h e archetypes are your reality m a k e r s . T h e y a r e extremely p o w e r f u l energies. T h e y can literally b l o w y o u r c i r c u i t s o r c a u s e d e a t h i f y o u r G u i d e isn't t h e r e t o s e r v e as b o t h buffer a n d gauge of their energies. F o r example, a b o u t three years after I h a d b e g u n w o r k i n g with my G u i d e , my cat developed an abscess behind o n e of her eyes. Since, in my particul a r h o r o s c o p i c p a t t e r n , t h e Empress h a s t o d o w i t h p e t s a n d w i t h h e a l i n g , I a s k e d m y G u i d e t o t a k e m e t o t h e Empress f o r m a n d a s k e d h e r w h a t I h a d t o give i n r e t u r n f o r h e a l i n g t h e c a t . I w a s t o l d w h a t I h a d t o d o , m y G u i d e O K e d it, a n d I a g r e e d t o d o w h a t s h e a s k e d . T h e Empress a g r e e d t o h e a l t h e c a t . I c o m p l e t e d t h e r e q u e s t e d t a s k , b u t a f t e r t w o d a y s , I c o u l d see n o c h a n g e i n m y p e t ' s c o n d i t i o n . T h i s t i m e i n m e d i t a t i o n I w e n t d i r e c t l y t o t h e Empress without calling my Guide (rationalizing t h a t I h a d already w o r k e d on this p r o b l e m while he was present a n d not wanting to " b o t h e r " h i m a b o u t i t a g a i n ) . T h e Empress s a i d , " S h e ' s h e a l i n g . " I p o i n t e d o u t t h a t , since I h a d i m m e d i a t e l y k e p t m y p a r t o f t h e b a r g a i n , I t h o u g h t i t o n l y fair t h a t t h e c a t b e h e a l e d b y t h e n e x t m o r n i n g . T h e Empress r e p l i e d t h a t s h e w o u l d d o t h i s , a n d I r e t u r n e d f r o m t h e meditation satisfied. However, I a w o k e during the night perspiring so profusely that I h a d lost w h a t s e e m e d like g a l l o n s o f w a t e r f r o m m y s y s t e m a n d was continuing to lose m o r e . T h e mattress was s o a k e d . T h e next m o r n i n g I found that the cat's abscess h a d b r o k e n a n d healed, but I was so w e a k that I t h o u g h t I was going to die. I immediately went to my G u i d e . He said t h a t I h a d been foolish to w o r k with energies I didn't really u n d e r s t a n d w i t h o u t his presence. W i t h o u t his being t h e r e t o set u p s a f e g u a r d s , t h e e x p e r i e n c e c o u l d h a v e c a u s e d m e s e r i o u s d a m a g e i f m y c a t h a d b e e n a little m o r e ill. H e s a i d t h e h e a l i n g e n e r g y o f t h e Empress h a d t o g o t h r o u g h m e , t h e p h y s i c a l vehicle, to heal the cat. T h a t was t h e last t i m e I w o r k e d in t h e inner world without my Guide. Various kinds of spiritual emergencies are becoming c o m m o n n o w with so m a n y people using so m a n y different techniques to explore inner dimensions without a true understanding of the inherent dangers. Christina and Stanislav G r o f of the Esalen Institute in

W h e n . write to Spiritual Emergency Network (SEN). I d o u b t t h a t a n y psychologist using J u n g ' s active i m a g i n a t i o n technique as a therapeutic tool or a n y o n e teaching "guided visualization" or that any group teaching equally powerful meditation practices or w o r k i n g with the kundalini can m a k e this claim. 3) Psychological r e n e w a l t h r o u g h a c t i v a t i o n o f t h e c e n t r a l a r c h e t y p e ." 1 T h e s a f e t y r e c o r d for t h e I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n i s t r u l y amazing. 5) E m e r g e n c e o f a k a r m i c p a t t e r n — i n v a s i o n b y p a s t life m a t e r i a l . S i n c e y o u h a v e all p o s s i b i l i t i e s within y o u . d e s p i t e its p o w e r . t h e Inner G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n is safe e n o u g h for c h i l d r e n t o u s e . so is s o m e inner part of y o u t h a t h e c o r r e s p o n d s t o . y o u will see t h a t e v e r y o n e y o u e x p e r i e n c e is a p r o j e c t i o n of a c o m b i n a t i o n o f y o u r o w n e n e r g i e s . 44) Q. for instance. T h e G u i d e s h a v e d e a l t safely a n d easily w i t h all six o f t h e a b o v e s p i r i t u a l e m e r g e n cies. Do you regard yourself as higher or spiritually better t h a n other people because you are w o r k i n g with y o u r Inner Guide? A. A l l t h e p e o p l e i n o u r lives c o r r e s p o n d For a copy. If d o n e as designed. CA 94025. t h o s e y o u experience are aspects of yourself. "Spiritual Emergency: U n d e r s t a n d i n g a n d Treatment of Transpersonal Crisis. I share it with great pride a n d joy. 250 Oak Grove Avenue. 4) P s y c h i c o p e n i n g — u n e x p e c t e d a n d u s u a l l y u n s o u g h t . Uncle J i m is an aspect of y o u . . These are presented in their paper. Menlo Park. We have been working i n m e d i t a t i o n o n t h e a r c h e t y p a l level w i t h t h e I n n e r G u i d e s s i n c e 1969 w i t h o u t a " f r e a k o u t " o r p s y c h o t i c b r e a k . a reflection of y o u r internal energies. t h e S o l a r Center. you understand the philosophical a n d s p i r i t u a l i m p l i c a t i o n s u n d e r l y i n g t h e I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n ." w h e n y o u r Uncle Jim's health is b r e a k i n g d o w n .Questions and Answers 127 Big S u r . " B o y . You won't be able to put yourself o n b y l o o k i n g i n t h e m i r r o r a n d s a y i n g . if he is in b a d shape. 2) Shamanic journey (a death-rebirth experience). T h u s . This is a humbling and unifying realization. a n d 6) Possession state — possession by an archetype. C a l i f o r n i a . h a v e o u t l i n e d six m a j o r f o r m s o f t h e s e e m e r gencies: 1) A w a k e n i n g of the serpent power (kundalini). h a v e I g o t i t together. through practice.

128 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION in this w a y to inner aspects of ourselves. A. . 45) Q . 46) Q. I ' m f o r a n y m e t h o d t h a t will e n a b l e u s t o get t o G o d . a n d it progresses according to each individual's n e e d s . A n y p a t h t h a t m o v e s o n e t o w a r d his o r her o w n experience a n d realization of G o d or Spirit h o l d s " t h e " spiritual answer for t h e p e r s o n u t i l i z i n g it. This one continually w o r k s . o r d e s t r o y e d b e c a u s e o f t h e s e v e r e s u p p r e s s i o n p r a c t i c e d for c e n t u r i e s b y t h e Western Christian religious establishment. I f y o u see t h e m e m b e r s o f y o u r f a m i l y a n d those a r o u n d you getting healthier a n d m o r e conscious coincid e n t t o y o u r s p i r i t u a l p r a c t i c e . t o o l s h i d d e n . T h e tools of t h e East are u s e f u l a n d b e a u t i f u l . b u t w e n e e d t o get t h e r u s t o f f o f o u r o w n a n d to rediscover those we had. w h o can be higher or better t h a n any other? We just have different jobs to do. bringing positive r e s u l t s a n d life c h a n g e s . It begins with an emphasis on the use of the senses and on stabilizing the physical plane. question asking. H o w e v e r . It is an active m e t h o d involving doing. Three years in the Orient d e m o n s t r a t e d to me the need of the W e s t t o get its s p i r i t u a l t o o l s b a c k . I f y o u d o n ' t see t h e s e c h a n g e s h a p p e n i n g i n y o u r life. image-making. the test of a n y spiritual practice is i n t h e life r e s u l t s i t p r o d u c e s . y o u will k n o w t h a t t h e p r a c t i c e i s w o r k i n g b o t h i n s i d e a n d o u t . l o s t . Are you against Eastern spiritual practices? I feel t h a t W e s t e r n m e t h o d s w o r k b e s t for W e s t e r n e r s . I t i s n o t a f r a g i l e m e t h o d a n d c a n e n d u r e the skeptical testing of Western m a n a n d w o m a n . In a Universe of O n e n e s s . a n d t h a t we a r e b o r n in a certain geographical place for g o o d k a r m i c r e a s o n s . B u t . D o y o u t h i n k y o u h a v e c o m e u p w i t h " t h e " s p i r i t u a l answer for c o n t e m p o r a r y W e s t e r n w o m a n a n d m a n ? A . M o s t d e l a y s a n d d e t o u r s i n o n e ' s s p i r i t u a l e v o l u tion are the results of "trip tasting" — b o u n c i n g from o n e spiritual trip to the next a n d gaining the rewards of n o n e of t h e m . of c o u r s e . B u t stick t o it. y o u m i g h t s e r i o u s l y q u e s t i o n y o u r c u r r e n t s p i r i tual path. I've s p e n t m y l i f e t i m e l o o k i n g f o r t o o l s f o r e v o l v i n g s p i r i tual consciousness. W h i c h e v e r s p i r i t u a l p a t h w o r k s for y o u i s t h e o n e y o u s h o u l d b e o n .

a beast . especially t h e J u n g i a n s a n d t h e younger therapists. I f i n d i t i n v a l u a b l e b e c a u s e t h e h o r o s c o p e tells w h i c h energies are in conflict (or polarized) a n d which forces can be utilized t o h e l p r e s o l v e t h e p r o b l e m s . Y o u can zero in on p r o b l e m s t h a t m a y have r e m a i n e d h i d d e n for years in a psychiatric context. S e e k o u t t h e e n e r g y f o r m w i t h i n y o u r s e l f t h a t m a n i p ulates the outer person or persons. use astrology as a time-saving tool. O n e n e s s is a f a c t . " to " L o o k at what my energies h a v e m a d e t h e m do to m e . 48) Q. you should notice a corresponding change in y o u r feelings. W h y d o y o u u s e t h e w o r d " p a r t s " t o refer t o t h e p e o p l e i n o u r lives? A. in a sense. " If you m a k e this c h a n g e in your thinking pattern.Questions and Answers 129 47) Q. D a r k m e n a c i n g f i g u r e s b l o c k t h e exit f r o m t h e c a v e i n t o the landscape when I attempt the Inner Guide Meditation. r e a l i t y . 50) Q .s u s t a i n i n g m e c h a n i s m . W h a t should I do? A . snakes. By working with your o w n archetypal energy patterns you are w o r k i n g at the core o f y o u r r e a l i t y . b u t m y feelings w o n ' t . M a n y psychiatrists a n d psychologists. A p a r t is a piece of a w h o l e . A.c r e a t i n g . I u s e t h e w o r d " p a r t " to remind myself a n d others that any person or thing that appears to be separate from ourselves is actually an aspect of the greater w h o l e . W h a t I r e c o m m e n d in this instance is c h a n g i n g t h e thought from " L o o k what they've done to m e . 49) Q. O c c a s i o n a l l y a n e g o ' s r e s i s t a n c e t o c h a n g e will p u t b l o c k s in t h e w a y to the Guide in the forms of walls. W o r k i n g i n t e r m s o f a h o r o s c o p e t h a t h a s b e e n t r a n s l a t e d i n t o t a r o t i m a g e r y gives y o u a w a y t o re-wire yourself. H o w important is the horoscope in terms of the Inner Guide Meditation? A . W h a t can I do w h e n I can't s t o p blaming s o m e o n e for s o m e t h i n g t h e y ' v e d o n e t o m e ? M y m i n d i s willing t o s t o p . a n d heal it within yourself.

E.130 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 25. Meditation Cards.O.M. if of Death from the by permission. you haven't died! T r u m p D. . you already know that death is not an the experience isn't beautiful. Finally. Used had a temporary ending. © 1 9 7 8 by Sheila Ross. If you have ever been out-of-body or have death experience.

52) Q. B e y o n d the meeting place. d o y o u t a k e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y for t h e a c t i o n s o f t h e P r e s i d e n t o f t h e c o u n t r y ? A . A c u p u n c t u r e m a k e s us a w a r e of this second body. W h e n a p r o b l e m is healed or t r a n s f o r m e d within. T h i s h a s t o d o w i t h w h a t I call t h e " s e v e n circles o f m o v e m e n t . I G N O R E T H E S E . as does Kirlian p h o t o g r a p h y . T h e n . not one. If you have projected . If we keep that part of ourselves h e a l e d . P e o p l e are beginning to discuss m o r e openly these astral projection experiences. i t will h e l p h i m ( o r r e m o v e h i m ) i n t h e o u t e r w o r l d . or k n o w n or u n k n o w n figures a t t e m p t i n g to distract us from the goal of contacting the G u i d e . There is no possible danger u n t i l y o u a r e b e y o n d t h e p l a c e w h e r e y o u first m e e t y o u r G u i d e . t h e n t o a n a c q u a i n t a n c e a n d t h e n to a friend or family m e m b e r . What do you think about death? A. 51) Q . t h e n i n o u r city. W a l k t h r o u g h t h e t h i n g s i n y o u r p a t h . we r e a d a n e w s p a p e r account of an event h a p p e n i n g in a foreign country. b u t as a s u c c e s s i o n of resolved problems that you hear about in various ways. a n d y o u will f i n d they dissolve. W i t h y o u r w o r l d p h i l o s o p h y . We are just becoming aware that more than one "body" constitutes a h u m a n being. Just follow the a n i m a l to y o u r G u i d e . to be dealt with. friend a n d protector. First. the G u i d e r e m a i n s with you as a teacher. a n d medicine is starting to recognize that there are two bodies. w e h e a r a b o u t its h a p p e n i n g i n o u r s t a t e . M o r e and m o r e out-of-body experiences (OOBE's) are being acknowledged a n d r e p o r t e d . Disregard the people or entities w h o try to distract you from meeting your Inner Guide. W e c a n g o t o t h e f o r c e w i t h i n t h a t c o r r e s ponds to the outer world President. it moves a w a y in t h e s e s a m e s e v e n circles. s o m e t h i n g will h a p p e n t o t h e e g o itself. " O u r r e a l i t y t e n d s t o give u s m e s s a g e s t h a t m o v e t o w a r d us t h r o u g h a sequence of seven circles. If we're n o t getting t h e mes s age b y t h i s t i m e . Y e s . This means that the P r e s i d e n t o f t h e c o u n t r y d o e s give u s a m e s s a g e o f w h a t ' s h a p p e n ing i n s i d e o f o u r s e l v e s .Questions and Answers 131 standing in o u r way. It m a y soon recognize that there are m o r e t h a n two. T h e n we hear a b o u t its h a p p e n i n g i n o u r c o u n t r y .

they go beyond coincidence. the experience of d e a t h a n d o u r f e a r s a b o u t i t will c h a n g e d r a m a t i c a l l y . w e are ignorant of what death is and what it does. J r . a n d t h e w o r k o f D r . w h e n t h e I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n m o v e s b e y o n d t h e o r y into experience. A t first. I f y o u h a v e ever been out-of-body or have had a temporary death experience. M y I n n e r G u i d e h a s a p p r o v e d w h e n a r c h e t y p e s h a v e requested behavior that is highly frowned u p o n by society or my family. friends a n d peers. but without the ability to re-enter the physical body.132 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION a s t r a l l y . H o w do I k n o w that results f r o m the Inner G u i d e M e d i - tation aren't just coincidence? A . 1986). the "death and dying lady. . As we become m o r e aware of w h o we are a n d what we carry. After a while. however. Finally. B e c a u s e o u r m a t e r i a l i s t i c s o c i e t y h a s lost its s p i r i t u a l b a s e . R e m e m b e r t h a t society's values are e p h e m e r a l a n d often conflict with eternal t r u t h s . T h e t r u e G u i d e will e n c o u r a g e whatever i s n e c e s s a r y o r u s e f u l for a n i n d i v i d u a l ' s s p i r i t u a l g r o w t h a n d e v o l u t i o n . I've n e v e r k n o w n a t r u e G u i d e t o e n c o u r a g e o r a p p r o v e o f anything that w o u l d h a r m another person in any way or interfere with another's freedom or evolution. Jr. t h i s c a n b e p a i n f u l for t h e e g o u n t i l i t a d j u s t s t o a n e w v i e w o f s o c i e t y a n d its s t r u c t u r e s a n d r u l e s . We then begin to exper i e n c e t h e fact t h a t c h a n g e s i n o u r e n v i r o n m e n t s c o r r e s p o n d 2 Raymond Moody. M o o d y . because the n u m b e r of coincidences becomes too overwhelming. ." 2 53) Q . you already k n o w t h a t d e a t h is n o t an ending. the results m a y seem coincidental. y o u a l r e a d y k n o w w h a t d e a t h i s l i k e . O f c o u r s e . 54) Q. Life After Life. o f t e n d e s p i t e c u r r e n t s o c i a l v a l u e s . W h y is this? A . I t i s j u s t like a s t r a l projection. if t h e experience isn't b e a u t i f u l . R a y m o n d A . N o r have I heard of a G u i d e encouraging anything that would be destructive to the individual's spiritual g r o w t h . y o u h a v e n ' t d i e d ! I w o u l d refer a n y o n e interested in this subject to t h e b o o k by D r . Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Life After Life (New York: Bantam.

Just as conservative factions develop o u t in the world to slow d o w n social. 55) Q. it is frequently threatening to the current ego. we unconsciously a n d automatically do this. it's w h e n t h e c h a n g e s a n d g r o w t h d o s t a r t t h a t m a n y p e o p l e say. We become habituated to certain opinions and types of behavior. Defenses against changes that develop take the form of being " t o o b u s y t o m e d i t a t e . S o m e people work with the n i n t h a n d t h e t h i r d h o u s e e n t i t i e s t o g e t h e r . so do elements of t h e ego with vested interests in a certain m a n n e r of being try to prevent changes in these areas. it is frightening to move into the unknown. n o r d o w e feel t h e q u a l i t y o f l o v e a n d a c c e p t a n c e w e feel . W h e n large-scale changes in a personality occur. "evil?" W h a t about the third house guide? Is it always "bad" or A. 56) Q . " a n d g o o f f t o f i n d a n o t h e r s p i r i t u a l p a t h w h i c h t h e y r e m a i n o n u n t i l that p a t h b e g i n s t o c h a n g e t h e m . " T h i s d o e s n ' t w o r k . T h i s s e e m s t o w o r k fine as long as the ninth house Guide's primacy is not usurped. a n d s o o n . " o r taking a " W h o cares?" attitude about inner work. N o t at all. This guide seems to represent the rationalization system of the mind. I n t e r e s t i n g l y e n o u g h . o r u n t i l t h e y b e c o m e aware of the game they are playing with themselves. and choose to e n d it.Questions and Answers 133 d i r e c t l y t o o u r i n n e r w o r k . T h e third h o u s e guides h a v e no ability to protect us in the inner w o r l d s . E v e n when we eventually learn that the changes are beneficial. political a n d spiritual c h a n g e s . This is often shocking to the rational system of the ego. F o r most. We get the evidence t h a t t h e energies we c a r r y a r e c r e a t i n g o u r i n d i v i d u a l realities a s fast a s t h e e g o c a n h a n d l e it. It seems t h a t the t h i r d h o u s e guide serves to m a i n t a i n t h e ego's stability. o n e w h i c h s u p e r s e d e s t h e e s t a b lished materialistic view. W h y d o n ' t I want t o m e d i t a t e ? A. because it must develop a n e w view o f h o w r e a l i t y w o r k s . a d infinitum. " feeling t h a t " t h i s d o e s n ' t w o r k for m e . E a c h o f u s c a r r i e s t h e p o w e r o f G o d ! All the power in the universe is available to each of us.

e n t e r t a i n i n g a n d i n f o r m a t i v e . you might begin using it in a n e w way. H o w e v e r . Your talent equips you to practice psychic . H o w do I s h u t off t h i s a b i l i t y ? A. Activation of the kundalini energy or serpent power which " s l e e p s " a t t h e b a s e o f t h e s p i n e . 58) Q . but it can express in m a n y different ways. Instead of trying to shut off y o u r talent. Ask your Guide to take you to the figure t h a t connects you to the event. b u t little t h e y s a y a i d s i n t h e i n d i v i d u a l s p i r i t u a l q u e s t . and then they h a p p e n . c o l d o r electricity s h o o t i n g u p t h e s p i n e o r u p f r o m t h e feet. you are s o m e h o w connected to the event. especially w h e n I ask my G u i d e to bring two or m o r e together to touch each other and me. I see a c c i d e n t s a n d o t h e r negative events before they occur. trust your true G u i d e to advise you on h o w to relate to the figure. A s k t h e figure what it needs from you to change the manifestation of the energy so that something better. W h a t c a u s e s this? A. W h a t I call " t h e A l i c e P h e n o m e n a " ( f r o m Alice in Wonderland) a r e c o m m o n e x p e r i e n c e s i n t h e I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n .134 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION from a true Inner G u i d e . or when I m a k e a circle o f h a n d s w i t h a g r o u p o f t h e m a n d m y G u i d e . e x p a n d i n g p h y s i c a l l y a n d of extreme weight or weightlessness that usually t a k e place in the presence of the archetypal energy forms. T h e energy has to express. T h e y o f t e n s e e m clever. R e m e m b e r that the energy forms you are interacting with are those p o t e n t energies t h a t create a n d sustain your personal reality. i s a l s o a side effect o f t h i s m e d i t a t i o n a n d n e c e s s i t a t e s t h e p r e s e n c e a n d supervision of the I n n e r G u i d e to insure the safety of the experience. 57) Q . I ' m a f r a i d o f m y p s y c h i c a b i l i t y . if a m a l e or female third h o u s e guide shows u p . m o r e positive a n d h a r m o n i o u s t h a n t h a t which y o u foresaw can h a p p e n . T h e s e a r e feelings o f s h r i n k i n g . If y o u are picking up a future event. w i t h its a t t e n d a n t s e n s a t i o n o f h e a t . T h e third h o u s e guides are entities or constructs that communicate through people who "channel" information from t h e i n n e r d i m e n s i o n s . f a l l i n g . I g e t v e r y s t r a n g e p h y s i c a l s e n s a t i o n s w h e n I w o r k w i t h s o m e of the archetypes.

Questions and Answers 135 preventive medicine. We can a l w a y s g e t e n e r g y t o f l o w a l o n g a n o t h e r r o u t e . (In o u r c u l t u r e m e t a s e x u a l i t y is o f t e n still i n a c c u r a t e l y r e g a r d e d as a b r e a k d o w n in the d e v e l o p m e n t a l process. W h a t y o u a r e p i c k i n g u p i s a p r o b a b i l i t y p a t t e r n — w h a t will p r o b a b l y h a p p e n i f n o t h i n g i s d o n e t o a l t e r it. I f y o u r G u i d e a p p r o v e s . F o r a m o r e specific a n s w e r t o t h i s q u e s t i o n . F r o m what m a n y Inner Guides have said. 61) Q . . lesbia n s . I s i t all r i g h t t o not go t h r o u g h the p r o c e d u r e of cave. I've h e a r d y o u u s e t h e t e r m " m e t a s e x u a l s . landscape.? A. " W h a t d o y o u m e a n b y it? A .) I suspect it is from t h e m that the priests a n d priestesses. a s k y o u r G u i d e . and I h o n o r t h e m in their uniqueness. the s h a m a n s . animal." and they usually have one or m o r e of the "Alien" patterns in their natal horoscopes. a n d s o m e b i . seers. t h o s e i n d i v i d u a l s w h o h a v e b e e n c h a n g e d b y a full k u n d a l i n i a r o u s a l . the negative event can be prevented.s e x u a l s — t h e g r o u p w h o s e s e x u a l i t y i s other than the sexual n o r m and w h o seem designed and equipped to function in u n i q u e ways to help the evolution of greater h u m a n i t y . 60) Q. T h e m e t a s e x u a l s include celibates. N o w w h e n I b e g i n t o m e d i t a t e . W h y do our Guides c o m m u n i c a t e with us? A. virgins. N o t h i n g is "written" or fated. m e d i a t o r s a n d i n n o v a t o r s o f t h e n e w s p i r i t u a l f o r m s will emerge. They a r e a k i n t o t h e bote o f t h e C r o w I n d i a n s o f N o r t h American — " n o t M a n / n o t W o m a n but Other. This p h e n o m e n o n occurs in m o s t p e o p l e after they h a v e b e e n m e d i t a t i n g for a w h i l e . etc. I gather t h a t their help a n d teaching is p a r t of their o w n further evolution. a r t i s a n s . magic m a k e r s . B y g o i n g w i t h i n a n d redirecting the energy. I t s e e m s t o i n d i c a t e t h a t t h e e g o h a s l e a r n e d t o i n s t a n t a n e o u s l y t r a n s f e r itself t o t h e level w h e r e t h e G u i d e a n d t h e a r c h e t y p e s live w i t h o u t n e e d f o r t h e p r e v i o u s s t r u c t u r e . it's all r i g h t . 59) Q. gays. a s s o o n a s I c l o s e m y eyes I f i n d m y s e l f w i t h m y G u i d e o n t h e a r c h e t y p a l level. so to speak.

All w e c a n k n o w is what we experience of our o w n energies projected o n t o the s c r e e n s o f o t h e r s . Observe what your friend r e p o r t s a b o u t h e r o u t e r life. w h a t fruit t h e t r e e o f h e r life h a s t r u l y p r o d u c e d . especially after m o n t h s or years of being in the s a m e form? A. W e h a v e all t h e t i m e w e n e e d f o r o u r o w n e v o l u t i o n . s p i r i t u a l p r o g r e s s i s n o t a f o o t r a c e . T h e y s e e m h a p p y a n d h a v e g o o d j o b s a n d f a m i l y lives. W h a t d o e s i t m e a n w h e n a r c h e t y p e s c h a n g e f o r m d r a matically. 64) Q. or you yourself noticing that an entire area of your reality experience has altered. This often takes years. A s y o u c o m e m o r e i n t o C e n ter. we often get a severe mes s a g e f r o m . I t i s g e n e r a l l y verified by p e o p l e i n y o u r o u t e r w o r l d c o m m e n t i n g t h a t y o u h a v e " c h a n g e d " in s o m e respect. W e r e a c h t h e s e c o n d G u i d e o n l y after t h e physical vehicle h a s c h a n g e d e n o u g h t o h a n d l e m o r e intense vibrational energy. Because of the slowness of the physical b o d y in changing. T h e r e i s n o h u r r y .136 T H E I N N E R G U I D E MEDITATION 62) Q . W h y c a n ' t I get it t o g e t h e r as easily as they d o ? A. I see p e o p l e i n m y o u t e r w o r l d w h o s e e m t o h a v e i t all together but w h o don't have any interest in spiritual or inner w o r k . A friend of mine has been w o r k i n g with the Inner G u i d e Meditation for only a m o n t h . I w o u l d suspect t h a t y o u r friend m a y be experiencing a p r o c e s s i o n o f false g u i d e s . W h e n we miss steps. and she is already working with her f o u r t h G u i d e . A t a n y r a t e . This usually indicates a m a j o r b r e a k t h r o u g h in the area t h a t a r c h e t y p e h a s t o d o w i t h i n o u t e r a n d i n n e r life. Which G u i d e o n e i s w o r k i n g w i t h h a s little t o d o w i t h o n e ' s s p i r i t u a l p r o g ress o r e v o l u t i o n . y o u will f i n d m o r e " t o g e t h e r " p e o p l e i n t h e w o r l d a r o u n d y o u . S o m e o n e w o r k i n g w i t h t h e t h i r d G u i d e m i g h t well b e f u r t h e r f r o m t h e i r C e n t e r t h a n s o m e o n e w o r k i n g w i t h t h e first. 63) Q . H o w c a n I get to my o t h e r G u i d e s faster? A. We can never be sure what is going on in a n o t h e r pers o n ' s r e a l i t y e x p e r i e n c e o r l o o k t h r o u g h t h e i r e y e s . W h a t y o u see i n t h o s e p e o p l e a r e t h o s e p a r t s o f y o u r s e l f t h a t are t o g e t h e r w i t h i n y o u .

P s y c h e . seventh a n d tenth houses of the partner's natal pattern. W h a t t a r o t c a r d s c o r r e s p o n d t o t h e p l a n e t s b e y o n d P l u t o or within Mercury's orbit? I'm referring to the planets Vulcan. 66) Q. According to the horoscope. A d e a t h date could only be given based on the a s s u m p tion t h a t you w o u l d stay exactly where you are in your evolution w i t h o u t f u r t h e r c h a n g e o r a w a r e n e s s . I asked my Inner Guide the date of my death and could not get a clear answer. T r a n s . f o u r t h a n d e i g h t h houses of the individual's natal pattern. Why? A .P l u t o . Lilith a n d other invisible planets I h a v e h e a r d a s t r o l o g e r s refer t o . T r u e G u i d e s d o n o t m a k e predictions. T h e horoscopic factors that indicate a physical d e a t h a n d a s p i r i t u a l r e b i r t h a r e t h e s a m e . b u t i t d i d n ' t happen. 67) Q . T h e v e r y fact y o u a r e w o r k i n g w i t h y o u r G u i d e i n t h e i n n e r d i m e n s i o n s will c h a n g e t h e s t a t e o f your consciousness to a m a r k e d degree. Until these "planets" a p p e a r on the physical plane of o u r I r e c o m m e n d i g n o r i n g t h e m . See w h a t h e r life's e v e n t s h a v e b e e n t r y i n g t o tell y o u r f r i e n d . A. death or rebirth usually corresp o n d t o t h e s i m u l t a n e o u s a c t i v a t i o n o f t h e first. We are only predictable if n o t h i n g in o u r interior systems changes. M y G u i d e p r e d i c t e d t h e d e a t h o f a f r i e n d . universe. W e d i e p h y s i c a l l y w h e n t h e e g o n o l o n g e r i s a b l e t o serve t h e C e n t e r — t h e Self w h i c h r e p r e s e n t s t h e p r i m a r y p u r p o s e o f t h e life — a n d t h e C e n t e r w i t h draws. I h a v e never f o u n d a n y . or the second. It's like t h e i d e a o f f a t e a n d i m p l i e s c o n t i n u e d u n c o n s c i o u s n e s s .Questions and Answers 137 o u r o w n lives o r f r o m t h e lives o f t h o s e c l o s e t o u s t h a t t h i s i s t h e c a s e . D o e s n ' t he k n o w ? A. A s t r o l o g i c a l l y w e g o t h r o u g h m a n y d e a t h cycles d u r i n g t h e course of one lifetime. thus changing everything in y o u r reality s o m e w h a t . 65) Q . especially a b o u t o t h e r p e o p l e a n d t h e i r lives.

as P l u t o . a n d the a w a k e n i n g p r o c e s s h a s a c c e l e r a t e d since A u g u s t 2 7 . I d o n ' t k n o w . T h e responsibility of an A l i e n i s t h e s a m e a s f o r a n y o n e : t o a w a k e n t o h i m s e l f a n d b r i n g his gifts i n t o c o n s c i o u s n e s s f o r t h e service o f h u m a n i t y . where do Aliens come from. T h e i r p o w e r s a r e a c c e p t e d a n d t a k e n for g r a n t e d b y t h e m s e l v e s ( a l t h o u g h n o t n e c e s s a r i l y b y t h e i r f a m i l i e s ) u n t i l t h e y first e n c o u n t e r t h e i r p e e r g r o u p a t a b o u t seven years of age. 1974. o u r most recently discovered planet. weird or different. W h a t do you m e a n by this. T h e s e "invisible p l a n e t s " (or " m o o n s " ) only have the power you invest t h e m with in your thinking until they b e c o m e manifest in the universe. T h e s u p p r e s s i o n o f t h e s e t a l e n t s b e g i n s a s t h e y l e a r n t o . and what is the responsibility of an Alien this lifetime? A. did in 1930. n o r d o I r e g a r d i t a s i m p o r t a n t . ) The Aliens are people w h o are b o r n different in "kind" rather t h a n i n " d e g r e e " f r o m t h e i r fellow h u m a n b e i n g s . N o v e m b e r 8 . w h e n the planet U r a n u s w e n t i n t o the sign o f S c o r p i o . T h e teaching a b o u t the Aliens (which I received in a d r e a m . " and begins to regard their talents as " b a d " aspects o f t h e self. a n d their peers reject t h e m . Discuss this q u e s t i o n with y o u r I n n e r G u i d e a n d a s k his o p i n i o n . As to where a n A l i e n c o m e s f r o m . An Alien pattern c o n t a i n s highly specialized talents a n d abilities. (All t h e A l i e n s s e e m t o h a v e b e g u n " w a k i n g u p " s i n c e N o v e m b e r 2 1 . 1 9 8 4 . I u s e t h e t e r m t o d e s c r i b e t h e s u b j e c t i v e feelings t h a t t h e possessors of certain horoscopic patterns experience. T h e r e seems to be a consistent p a t t e r n i n life w h i c h all t h e A l i e n s e x p e r i e n c e .138 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION event which was not explained by the action of o n e of the eight k n o w n planets or the S u n or M o o n . w h e n P l u t o s t a b i lized i n S c o r p i o . T h e y frighten their peers or are t h o u g h t of a n d reacted to as strange. 1974) i s e x p l a i n e d i n a l a t e r s e c t i o n : H o w t o Translate a H o r o s c o p e into T a r o t T e r m s for a W o r k s h e e t . 68) Q. You use the t e r m " A l i e n " in describing s o m e h o r o s c o p e s . A l i e n s u s u a l l y r e a c t w i t h " t h e r e m u s t b e s o m e t h i n g w r o n g with m e . usually of an E S P or other p a r a n o r m a l variety — t h e kind of talent or ability w h i c h w o u l d get o n e b u r n e d a s a w i t c h o r a w a r l o c k b y t h e C h r i s tian establishment some centuries back. It's like b e i n g b o r n an apple in a world of oranges.

" A s k your G u i d e to t a k e you to meet a n d talk with Jesus a b o u t this a n d a n y o t h e r q u e s t i o n s y o u h a v e a b o u t his r o l e a n d t h e t e a c h i n g s of the bible and of the Christian churches. M y w i f e a n d I b o t h h a v e W o r k s h e e t s w i t h t h e a s t r o l o g i cal f a c t o r s t r a n s l a t e d i n t o t a r o t t e r m s . L o v e a n d t r u t h are never threats to true spiritual practice. an astrologer from H o n o l u l u . W h e n a p e r s o n h a s b e e n s u p p r e s s i n g s o m e t h i n g since s e v e n y e a r s o f a g e . horoscope comparison (comparing the astrological f a c t o r s i n o n e h o r o s c o p e t o t h e a s t r o l o g i c a l f a c t o r s i n a n o t h e r .e m b r a c e it. w h i c h b e g a n i n 1974 a n d g o t s t r o n g e r i n 1984. " W i s e m e n f o l l o w t h e s t a r s .Questions and Answers 139 "fake it" out in t h e w o r l d . p u t it. M a n y priests. a n d we lose m a n y Aliens during this time if the Alien is not recognized and helped by a n o t h e r Alien or s o m e o n e with insight into t h e actual problem. As the late M o b y Dick. h a s n o t b e e n easy. b u t t h e s e n s e o f a l i e n a t i o n o r otherness remains acute. Jesus taught: "In my Father's house are many mansions. h e d o e s n ' t r u s h t o r e . T h e Inner Guides ease the re-acceptance of t h e A l i e n c o m p o n e n t s a n d a l l o w t h e i r r e . to a p p e a r "like everybody else. To m e . A n u m b e r of steps are necessary.a s s i m i l a t i o n i n t o t h e life i n as n o n .j a r r i n g a w a y as possible." to pass for " n o r m a l " i n h u m a n society. ) T h i s " f a k i n g i t " p r o cess i s u s u a l l y s u c c e s s f u l . brothers a n d ministers a r e b e g i n n i n g t o utilize t h e I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n for themselves a n d o t h e r s . ( T h e first s e v e n y e a r s o f a n A l i e n ' s life a r e g e n e r a l l y l o c k e d a w a y f r o m m e m o r y . 69) Q. H a w a i i . " 70) Q . o r m a k i n g a " c o m p o s i t e c h a r t " ) d o e s little t o d e c r e a s e u n c o n s c i o u s . is the Inner Guide Meditation anti-Christian? A. Because of the c o n n e c ti o n to astrology a n d t h e t a r o t . T h e a w a k e n i n g . T h e r e is often a period of extreme depression or of s u i c i d a l feelings o r a t t e m p t s i n t h e l a t e t e e n s o r e a r l y t w e n t i e s . T h e Magi or Wise M e n from the East in the biblical story of Jesus were astrologers. Most metasexuals have one or m o r e of the Alien patterns in their natal horoscopes. S h o u l d w e a l s o h a v e o u r h o r o s c o p e s c o m p a r e d t o see h o w t h e y a f f e c t o n e a n o t h e r ? A.

the seventh house. 1969. T h e Shadow in the horoscope is associated w i t h the astrological sign Libra. Based on the t r u m p of Justice s h o w n here from Seed.140 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 26. published by Crown Publishers. New York. and w i t h the Justice figure in the tarot. . Used by permission.

D r . Feeling based.u p determines the ease or difficulty of the contact. b o t h positive a n d n e g a t i v e . non-cerebral individuals seem to h a v e t h e easiest t i m e with t h e G u i d e contact. 72) Q. T h e D e s c e n d a n t o f y o u r h o r o s c o p e ( t h e c u s p or beginning of the seventh house) is your Shadow's Ascendant or r i s i n g s i g n . Psychological Types. T h e Guides do not cater to our ego whims a n d fancies. 71) Q. T h e c o m parison of your charts w o u l d further increase the illusion of separation. S h e lives o u t your S h a d o w s i d e . as does the ego's motivation to change. Is my Shadow described in my horoscope? A . T h e h o r o s c o p e o f y o u r S h a d o w side i s your horoscope upside-down.Questions and Answers 141 projection between t w o people. a male having a male Shadow. grow and expand beyond current limits. 73) Q. O u r S h a d o w f i g u r e s a r e a l w a y s o f t h e s a m e sex a s w e a r e . C a r l J u n g a n s w e r s t h i s q u e s t i o n i n h i s b o o k . W h a t is the difference between h o w I use my imagination in day-dreaming and how it is used in the Inner Guide Meditation? A . T h e Guide's personality is seldom similar to t h a t of the person he guides. Y o u r wife's r o l e in y o u r r e a l i t y e x p e r i e n c e is totally d e s c r i b e d in your h o r o s c o p i c p a t t e r n . W h y is it easy for s o m e people to contact the Inner Guide a n d difficult for others? A. Is the Inner G u i d e an aspect of my ego? A. n o t w a n t e d . as do creative artists a n d those with a strong psychic or mystic bent. N o . T h e y k n o w o u r limits a n d o u r i n a d e q u a c i e s a n d a l l o w e x p o s u r e t o u n c o n s c i o u s m a t e r i a l s w h i c h t h e e g o itself w o u l d n e v e r c h o o s e t o d e a l w i t h . Y e s . T h e S h a d o w c o n t a i n s all t h e a s t r o l o g i c a l e n e r g i e s t h a t the ego represses a n d thinks it does not possess. In fact. 74) Q. T h e y say a n d d o w h a t i s n e e d e d . T h e individual m a k e . it seems to do the reverse. w r i t t e n in 1 9 2 1 : .

Engraving by Gustave Dore from La Fontaine's Fables."— Carl Jung. "Active fantasy is one of the highest forms of psychic activity. . T h e Wheel of Fortune and the Sun as a child as they might appear and relate in an Inner Guide Meditation.142 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 27. F o r here the conscious mind and the unconscious personality of the subject f l o w together into a common product in which both are united. a practice that springs f r o m Jung's active imagination or active fantasy ideas. but adds the Inner Guide.

Hull. T h e first s t e p t o w a r d r e a l i t y c h a n g e i s acceptance. p. but invested with approximately the same a m o u n t of energy as the conscious attitude. C. 428.Questions and Answers 143 W e c a n d i s t i n g u i s h b e t w e e n active a n d passive f a n t a s y . b y association with parallel material. to e l a b o r a t e t h e m in clearly visual f o r m . Active fantasy is o n e of t he highest f o r m s of psychic activity. Passive f a n t a s i e s a l w a y s h a v e t h e i r o r i g i n i n a n u n c o n s c i o u s process that is antithetical to consciousness. brings t h e m into clear focus in visual f o r m . w i t h o u t j u d g m e n t . o f t h e w a y t h i n g s a r e — t h e w a y you a r e . F o r h e r e t h e c o n s c i o u s m i n d a n d t h e u n c o n s c i o u s p e r s o n a l ity o f t h e s u b j e c t f l o w t o g e t h e r i n t o a c o m m o n p r o d u c t i n which both are united. A c t i v e f a n t a s i e s . F. . Bollingen Series X X . b u t r a t h e r of a positive p a r t i c i p a t i o n of consciousness. Michael Fordham. Psychological Types. o n t h e o t h e r h a n d . vol. Herbert Read. It is n o t n e c e s s a r i l y a q u e s t i o n of a d i s s o c i a t e d p s y c h i c s t a t e . o w e t h e i r existence not so m u c h to this unconscious process as to a conscious propensity to assimilate hints or fragments of lightly-toned elements. William McGuire. 3 . A . 3 75) Q. H o w do I change my outer world m o r e quickly? I keep working with my Guide to change things. reprinted by permission. Gerhard Adler. a n d therefore capable of breaking t h r o u g h the latter's r e s i s t a n c e . trans. 6. G. T h e g o a l o f the Inner Guide Meditation is not to change other people or to change the outer world. as a result of which the libido immediately i n v e s t s all t h e e l e m e n t s e m e r g i n g f r o m t h e u n c o n s c i o u s a n d . Active f a n t a s i e s a r e t h e p r o d u c t o f i n t u i t i o n . e . but the negative people in m y life s e e m t o n e v e r c h a n g e . To focus on outer c h a n g e is to block our flow t h r o u g h involvement The Collected Works of C. i . Jung. R. ed. t h e y a r e evoked by an attitude directed to the perception of u n c o n scious contents. It is to evolve oneself spiritually t h r o u g h increased awareness of oneself and the energies o n e carries. © 1971 by Princeton University Press.

b u t . " a n d o u r " M a y b e ' s . not by whether they are "right" or "wrong. " " U n d e r n o c i r c u m s t a n c e s w o u l d I e v e r . T h e N o ' s of t h e physical body. depressed. 76) Q. F o c u s on yourself. o n e of y o u r No's is being activated. E v e r y t i m e y o u feel a n x i o u s . inside a n d out. T h e absolute N o ' s . paranoid. s t a r t m a k i n g t w o lists o f t h e t h i n g s y o u s a y " N o " t o . f l o o r s a n d ceilings o f o u r r e a l i t y b o x e s . literally c h a n g e s one's inner a n d o u t e r realities. a n d c h a o s r e i g n s .144 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION w i t h symptoms i n s t e a d o f causes. and whose No pattern you're obeying or reacting to.j a c k e t life. You speak of the " L a w of N o . Perh a p s y o u d o n ' t h a v e e n o u g h N o ' s f o r s t r u c t u r e i n y o u r life." "good or bad. " N o " s e r v e s t o give f o r m a n d s t r u c t u r e ." Perhaps you've outgrown some of your No's. are t h e bones a n d t h e skin. T h e " n e g a t i v e p e o p l e " a r e t h e r e t o s h o w y o u your r e s i s t a n c e t o c h a n g e . we e x p e r i e n c e a t e s t i n g p r o c e s s f r o m o u t e r life. a n d see i f t h e y t r u l y s e r v e all o f y o u . " give f o r m t o t h e w a l l s . Y o u ' v e p r o b a b l y e x p e - . A Yes i s n o n . W h e n we change one of our No's or invent a new N o . " T h o u s h a l t n o t . To change an absolute No to a qualified N o . T h e qualified N o ' s . " W o u l d you explain this? A . or to invent a n e w absolute or qualified N o . D o n ' t w o r r y a b o u t t h o s e o t h e r p e o p l e . t h e o t h e r o f t h e q u a l i f i e d N o ' s . They'll c h a n g e w h e n y o u r creation energies no longer require t h e m to show you certain aspects of your own unconsciousness. o n e list o f t h e a b s o l u t e N o ' s .s t r u c t u r a l . T h e y a r e useful to the b o d y by giving it f o r m a n d limit. uptight or a "should" comes into your mind. T r y to find o u t just w h a t it is you're saying " N o " to. g u i l t y . b o t h i n s i d e a n d o u t . a qualified No to a Yes. T o k e e p f o c u s e d o n n e g a t i v ity feeds t h a t n e g a t i v i t y . " a r e t h e d o o r s a n d w i n d o w s o f o u r r e a l i t y b o x e s . T o d i s c o v e r w h a t t h e c u r r e n t N o ' s a r e i n y o u r life. M e a s u r e y o u r N o ' s b y t h e i r usefulness t o y o u r s p i r i t u a l life. " U s u ally I w o u l d n ' t d o t h i s . so t h a t i t d o e s n ' t spill o u t a s a b o u n d l e s s a m o e b a . E x a m i n e y o u r p a t t e r n o f N o ' s h o n e s t l y . I t ' s j u s t space. b u t i t b e c o m e s d e s t r u c t i v e w h e n i t b e g i n s t o b o x i n o r s t r a i t . growth and evolution. for instance. W h a t w e s a y " N o " t o i n life l i t e r a l l y s t r u c t u r e s o u r r e a l i t i e s .

t h e s u r r e n d e r t o o u r o w n C e n t e r s b e c o m e s easier. T h e e n e r g i e s w i t h i n h a v e i n f i n i t e w a y s t o cause things to h a p p e n . T r y t o feel a s m u c h a s y o u c a n w h i l e i n t e r a c t i n g w i t h t h e a r c h e t y p a l fig- . It seems that suddenly everyone a r o u n d you is cons p i r i n g t o get y o u t o e a t s o m e t h i n g t h a t ' s n o t o n y o u r d i e t o r t o fall back into the old habit in s o m e way. m a y t h i n k o f six o r s e v e n w a y s a p r o b l e m i n m y life m i g h t b e s o l v e d . t h e c u r r e n t e g o . a n d all life b e c o m e s r i c h e r a n d m o r e a w e s o m e . It's t h e i r j o b to m a i n t a i n a stable structural reality for y o u . so. My friend asked her h o w t h e c o n d i t i o n o f her health was.Questions and Answers 145 rienced this if you've ever g o n e on a diet or tried to b r e a k a longstanding habit. If we see. M u c h would depend on h o w you define "magical. 77) Q . This represents your o w n testing energies (the M o o n . A n o t h e r cause of lack of results f r o m m e d i t a t i o n is a lack of e m o t i o n a l i n v o l v e m e n t d u r i n g t h e m e d i t a t i o n p r o c e s s itself. reported that one of the people he worked with h a d this s a m e c o m p l a i n t . I . I d o n ' t get t h e m a g i c a l r e s u l t s i n m y life t h a t o t h e r s report. they bring to you those indiv i d u a l s o r s i t u a t i o n s i n y o u r o u t e r r e a l i t y w h i c h will f u n c t i o n a s your testers." T w o h u n d r e d years a g o flicking a switch a n d h a v i n g electric lights c o m e on would have been regarded as magic. W h y is this? A. T h e r e i s n o p r e d i c t i n g h o w " r e s u l t s " will o c c u r . She replied that she h a d "accidentally" run into a doctor at a party w h o knew exactly w h a t was causing the p r o b l e m . She h a d w o r k e d on a s t u b b o r n health problem a n d complained that she h a d gotten no results on this from her inner w o r k . we tend to think of t h e m as coincidence a n d do not relate t h e m t o o u r i n n e r w o r k . C a n c e r a n d C a p r i c o r n in astrolo g y ) making sure that you really mean it. We n o w understand this as physics. C o l o r a d o . S a t u r n . w h e n they hear of a c h a n g e in your present structure or rule system. a n d that he h a d it cured in a week. in t r u t h . t h a t o u r w h o l e reality is m a g i c a l . J o h n W o o d s m a l l of Denver. Because so-called results h a p p e n in o u r everyday worlds in everyday ways without rays coming d o w n from heaven a n d t h u n d e r b o o m i n g . A friend a n d a s t r o l o g i c a l c o l l e a g u e o f m i n e .

Used by permission. 1969. published by Crown Publishers.146 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 28. New York. T r u m p of the Hanged Man from the tarot deck in Seed. .

W e e p i f y o u ' r e s a d . are pulled in or d o w n by a depression. t h e World a n d Old Pan ( S a t u r n a n d C a p r i c o r n i n astrology) are t h e energies generally associated with depression. y o u can find b o t h cause a n d c u r e quite rapidly. Yell a t t h e m i f y o u ' r e a n g r y . 79) Q. T h i s e x e r c i s e s e e m s t o b r i n g all f o u r o f t h e b o d i e s t o g e t h e r a n d e n d s t h e feeling o f s p a c i n e s s b y i n s i s t e n c e t h a t y o u r t h o u g h t s a n d feelings p l u g i n t o y o u r p h y s i c a l b o d y . t o o . S o m e t h i n g w i t h i n t h e e a r t h c a u s e s soil t o s i n k i n o r d o w n . T h e c a u s e i s never o u t s i d e . o n l y t h e s y m p t o m s a r e . F e e l y o u r w e i g h t o n y o u r feet. S c r e a m i f y o u feel y o u ' r e a b o u t t o e x p l o d e f r o m f r u s t r a t i o n . i n t h e tarot are the archetypal energies having to do with spaciness. H a v e all o f y o u r s e l f t h e r e w h e n y o u ' r e with y o u r G u i d e . N e p t u n e . low self-esteem a n d worry. A s I see it. W e look to the outer world for reasons a n d solutions. we d o n ' t t h i n k t o t u r n a r o u n d a n d face its c a u s e w i t h i n o u r s e l v e s . t h e Hanged Man. t h e Moon. 78) Q. T h r o w t h i n g s . b u t v e r y little r e s u l t i n y o u r e v e r y d a y o u t e r life.l i f e c u r e s e e m s t o b e t o feel all o f y o u r s e l f i n y o u r feet. a n d P i s c e s . t h e f a s t e r o u t e r r e s u l t s o c c u r . " Sometimes either one of these is the reason. C e n t e r y o u r s e l f i n y o u r s o l a r p l e x u s . S o m e t i m e s t h e r e a s o n i s s o m e t h i n g else e n t i r e l y .a r o u n d . B e i n g t o o d e t a c h e d a n d m e n t a l c a n g i v e y o u i n f o r m a t i o n . I f y o u a s k y o u r G u i d e t o take y o u to the cause of a depression.i n .Questions and Answers 147 u r e s . W h a t is a g o o d cure for "spaciness?" A . b u t . C u r r e n t p s y c h o logical t h o u g h t r e g a r d s d e p r e s s i o n a s either a n g e r t u r n e d i n w a r d or as low self-esteem f r o m an identification of t h e ego with t h e internal " b a d m e . n o t just y o u r intellect. i t i s m u c h t h e s a m e a s a d e p r e s s i o n i n t h e g r o u n d . W h a t exactly is depression? A . F e e l w h a t y o u r s h o e s feel l i k e . I t s e e m s t h a t t h e m o r e e m o t i o n i s felt d u r i n g m e d i t a t i o n . guilt. F e e l w h a t t h e g r o u n d feels l i k e u n d e r y o u r feet. w h a t t h e b o n e s i n y o u r feet feel l i k e . W o r k ing with these energies in m e d i t a t i o n is o n e g o o d way to deal with t h e p r o b l e m . W e . I n t a r o t . a figure or thing y o u can interact with. . generally. A n d r e m e m b e r t o u s e y o u r five s e n s e s t o h e l p i n v o l v e y o u r s e l f i n a feeling w a y i n t h e i n n e r r e a l i t y . A w a l k i n g .

t h e i n d i v i d u a l i s t h e n a b l e t o f u n c t i o n in vertical polarity w i t h his ( o r h e r ) s p i r i t u a l f o r c e s a n d in horizontal polarity w i t h o u t e r w o r l d r e l a t i o n s . W h a t t a r o t a r c h e t y p e s a r e i n v o l v e d i n t h e life crisis t h a t often occurs after s o m e o n e begins meditating and m o v i n g t o w a r d s his or her C e n t e r ? A . often coinciding with o u t e r life t r a u m a o r e x t r e m e c h a n g e o n t h e p h y s i c a l . t h r o u g h projection. T h e t a r o t Tower a n d t h e t a r o t Old Pan ( M a r s a n d C a p r i c o r n i n a s t r o l o g y ) a r e p i c t u r e s o f t h e e n e r g i e s i n v o l v e d . T h e biblical story of J o b is a g o o d example of the process. W h e n I a m w i t h a p e r s o n o f t h e o p p o s i t e sex w i t h w h o m I a m i n l o v e . y o u . i n t h i s c a s e a l l o w i n g c e r t a i n e n e r g i e s t o f l o w into it. p r o j e c t i n g o t h e r s through itself o n t o t h e m a n . I f t h e crisis i s p a s s e d successfully. i n t h i s s i t u a t i o n . m a n y o f u s f a c e t h e crisis p o i n t a g a i n a n d a g a i n until a b r e a k t h r o u g h is finally achieved. 81) Q ." This crisis i s p r o d u c e d b y a n y s p i r i t u a l s y s t e m t h a t i s d e s i g n e d t o u n i t e one with one's Center. rather than just producing a pleasant.148 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION 80) Q . D o e s n ' t m e d i t a t i o n e n c o u r a g e p a s s i v i t y t o r e a l w o r l d problems and actions? . T h e " I " w e s p e a k o f i s a l m o s t a l w a y s t h e c u r r e n t e g o . G e n e r a l l y . j u s t who i s t h a t p e r s o n i n m y m o v i e ? W h a t a s p e c t o f myself is he. a n d w h a t role am I playing? A . y o u r unconscious masculine energies (akin to J u n g ' s c o n c e p t o f t h e animus). e m o t i o n a l . 82) Q . will b e living out y o u r o w n feminine energies (akin to J u n g ' s concept of the anima). mental a n d / o r spiritual planes. a " D a r k Night of the Soul. he usually stops p u s h i n g further into spiritual w o r k for t h e t i m e being. If he fails t h i s s p i r i tual passage or p o i n t of crisis. a n d t h e m a n y o u a r e i n l o v e w i t h will b e a c t i n g o u t .f l a m e pull o f o u r s p i r i t u a l n a t u r e s . t h e w o m a n . Because o f the m o t h . harm o n i o u s life p l a t e a u .t o . H e t h e n returns rapidly t o t h e psychological condition he was in prior to working with the G u i d e o n t h e inner p l a n e s . T h e crisis involves an ego experience of great isolation.

Essays o n Astrology. A c c o r d i n g t o R o b e r t H a n d ' s b o o k . M e d i t a t i o n d u r i n g p a r t of y o u r d a y d o e s n ' t c a u s e w i t h d r a w a l f r o m t h e r e s t o f life's a c t i v i t i e s . T h e a r c h e t y p a l energies frequently m a k e r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s concerning outer world actions and encourage outer world involvement. g r o u p s or political units o u t s i d e of oneself. a n d r e s o l v e it. s t a y t o t a l l y a w a k e a n d s e l f . inner plane vibrations are t o o i n t e n s e for t r a n c e o r m e d i u m i s t i c s t a t e s t o b e s a f e f o r u s (if t h e y ever w e r e ) . I s t h i s all r i g h t ? A. Essays on Astrology. but r a t h e r suggests t h a t an i n d i v i d u a l i s r e s p o n s i b l e for d e a l i n g w i t h all t h e i n n e r p r o b l e m s o f which these outer problems and reactions are symptomatic. T h i s e n a b l e s y o u t o c o p e m u c h m o r e effectively with the o u t e r world a n d t h e p r o b l e m s y o u e n c o u n t e r i n it. . I t isn't a r e t r e a t f r o m o r a r u n n i n g a w a y f r o m life. and which doesn't end until 2813 A. (Gloucester. meditation resolves t h e h a n g . 1982).Questions and A nswers 149 A.D. N o . It seems that. T h e I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n r e q u i r e s full e g o c o n s c i o u s ness a n d p a r t i c i p a t i o n . t h e e g o . 84) Q. Also. at present. A s k y o u r G u i d e t o t a k e y o u t o t h e a r c h e t y p a l e n e r g y f o r m t h a t i s c a u s i n g t h i s p r o b l e m . M e d i t a t i o n is n o t a t r a n c e or h y p n o t i c state. But the constellation Pisces 4 Robert Hand. W o r k ing o n t h e s e p r o b l e m s w i t h i n t e n d s t o h e a l t h e s e o u t e r w o r l d s i t u a tions w i t h o u t t h e fruitless strife c a u s e d by isolating certain p e o p l e . Labeling t h e m as t h e "bad g u y s " or fighting t h e m directly tends to m a k e t h e m stronger and more unconscious. w h i c h b e g a n i n 111 B . Are we in the A q u a r i a n Age? A . S o m e t i m e s I s e e m t o g o i n t o a t r a n c e w h e n I ' m w o r k i n g w i t h t h e I n n e r G u i d e a n d t h e a r c h e t y p e s . MA: Para Research. 83) Q . T h e Inner G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n does not encourage passivity to the p r o b l e m s of t h e o u t e r w o r l d at large. N o . I find t h a t t h e c o n t r a r y is t r u e . C .a w a r e i n t h e meditation state." w e ' r e still i n t h e P i s c e a n A g e .u p s a n d a t t a c h m e n t s t o the o u t e r w o r l d t h a t p r e v e n t y o u f r o m b e c o m i n g y o u r s e l f freely a n d fully. It is absolutely i m p e r a tive t h a t y o u .

I feel t h a t t h i s l a t t e r d a t e e s t a b l i s h e d t h e beginning of the Post-Christian Spiritual Era. CA: Naturegraph. the time we are now in. P e r h a p s the kundalini energy latent at the b a s e o f e v e r y o n e ' s s p i n e i s m o r e easily a b l e t o rise i n e a c h p e r s o n o n t h e p l a n e t s i n c e t h a t t i m e . 5 d a r " e n d e d . Lord of the Dawn: Quetzalcoatl (Happy Camp.150 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION c o n s i s t s o f two fish. t h e n t h e j o b n o w is to b r i n g spirit into the everyday world — to spiritualize the m a t e r i a l . Kundalini activation has already b e g u n in m a n y receptive people. a n d t h e a w a k e n i n g o f t h i s e n e r g y o n a l a r g e r s c a l e will p r o b a b l y b e o c c u r r i n g d r a m a t i c a l l y f r o m t h e A u g u s t 17. T h a t w o u l d c e r t a i n l y fill t h e bill f o r t h e w o r l d e n d i n g i n fire — t h e H o l y F i r e o f K u n d a l i n i . Pisces is a d u a l sign. 1987. ready or not. T h e s y m b o l o f C h r i s t i a n i t y is one fish. 1977). I t i s t h e e n e r g y t h a t will p u s h h u m a n s i n t o t h e i r next evolutionary step as transformed beings. W h e r e t h e first fish m o v e s a w a y f r o m t h e p l a n e o f t h e e a r t h ( s y m b o l i z i n g t h e w h o l e denial aspect of Christianity). 1971). T h e c h o i c e w e face i s e i t h e r g r o s s m a t e r i a l i s m o r t h e bringing of energy in from inner dimensions to enlighten and transf o r m t h e m a t e r i a l p l a n e a s w e k n o w it.c a l l e d " A z t e c C a l e n Quetzacoatl. P l u t o (Last Judgement). I f t h e fish r e p r e s e n t s t h e H i g h e r Self o r S o l a r C e n t e r .D. t h e S e r p e n t Power of God. . This might be explained symbolically by another astrological event which occurred in 1943. In h i s t w o b o o k s . Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun a n d Lord of the Dawn. b e i n g i n t h e k u n d a l i n i sign o f S c o r p i o ( t a r o t t r u m p Death) f r o m 1983 t o 1 9 9 5 . the s e c o n d swims parallel to it. as are Gemini a n d Sagittarius. especially t h o s e d oi ng the Inner G u i d e M e d i t a t i o n . n o t t w o . the year W o r l d W a r II began to resolve and the A t o m i c Age began — the year t h a t war ceased to w o r k as a w a y of resolving conflicts a n d disagreements between 5 T o n y Shearer. t h e d a y t h a t t h e s o . or energy centers along t h e spine) began to t u r n . T o n y S h e a r e r gives a d a t e f o r t h e b e g i n n i n g of a n e w cycle to w h i c h I h a d a g u t level "That's it!" r e s p o n s e : A u g u s t 17. 1987 d a t e t h r o u g h t h e 1990's a n d e a r l y 2 0 0 0 ' s . Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun (Albuquerque. N M : Sun Books. It's t h e d a t e t h a t t h e A m e r i c a n I n d i a n M e d i c i n e L o d g e s say t h a t "the medicine wheels" (chakras. It is a l s o c o i n c i d e n t w i t h t h e k u n d a l i n i p l a n e t . a n d w e left t h e first o r E a s t e r n fish a n d e n t e r e d t h e s e c o n d o r W e s t e r n fish i n 1817 A.

A h o r o s c o p e is a symbolic d i a g r a m which describes o n e person's entire universe from that person's point of view. Both Robert Hand and Ray Mardyks of Santa Monica. T h e fixed air sign A q u a r i u s h a s for its s y m b o l G a n y m e d e . R e m e m b e r .Questions and Answers 151 nations. I n 1943 t h e S o l s t i c e p o i n t e n t e r e d t h e c o n s t e l l a t i o n o f O p h i u c h u s . " T h e M a n Struggling with the Serpent. because it is the time w h e n t h e W e s t c e l e b r a t e s its m o s t i m p o r t a n t r e l i g i o u s h o l i d a y s a n d b e g i n s a N e w Y e a r . the W i n t e r Solstice p o i n t is m o s t interesting. the constellation A q u a r - . c a n y o u d e f i n e w h a t t h e t a r o t t r u m p s a r e ? A . t h e Empress as a g r e e n f a c e t . W h a t is t h e s y m b o l for the A q u a r i a n A g e ? A .t w o a s p e c t s o f t h e e n e r g y I call G o d ." T h e tarot archetypes are a way to begin touching i n t e n s e s p i r i t u a l e n e r g i e s — a w a y t o d e v e l o p s p i r i t u a l m u s c l e . B u t w e ' r e still all t a l k i n g about the same thing. They represent a way to experience individual aspects of Deity w i t h o u t b l o w i n g all t h e c i r c u i t s . C a n y o u give a o n e . California.f a c e t e d j e w e l . Usually we pay attention only to what the Vernal E q u i n o x point does as it precesses or m o v e s b a c k w a r d t h r o u g h the constellations. Of these three. I n brief. the One. s o to speak. I c o n s i d e r t h e m a s t w e n t y . T h e Emperor. But there are three other points which m a y also be considered: the S u m m e r a n d W i n t e r Solstice p o i n t s a n d t h e A u t u m n a l Equinox. 85) Q. 87) Q . are doing research on these points. c a n b e t h o u g h t o f a s a r e d f a c e t . date m e n t i o n e d has to do with the acceleration of this cosmic cycle. 86) Q. 1987. t h e n . (Originally. e t c . " E n o c h w a l k e d w i t h G o d a n d was not. E a c h of us sees o n l y a p a r t i a l g r o u p i n g o f f a c e t s . t h o s e f a c i n g u s .s e n t e n c e definition of a h o r o s c o p e ? A. O n e w a y I like to t h i n k a b o u t it is to imagine G o d as a twentyt w o . the cup-bearer of Zeus." T h e serpent is t h e k u n d a l i n i p o w e r i n h u m a n k i n d . P e r h a p s t h e A u g u s t 17. I k n o w t h a t t h e s y m b o l f o r t h e P i s c e a n A g e i s t h e t w o fishes.

Engraving by Gustave Dore from Dante's Purgatory. . carrying him o f f to M o u n t Olympus.152 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 29. Zeus disguised himself in the f o r m of an eagle and abducted Ganymede.

T h e w o r d Ganymede c o m e s f r o m t h e t w o G r e e k w o r d s ganuesthai a n d medea. w h o presides over the source of the Nile and whose being is shrouded in mystery because of the peculiar sacredness always ascribed to him. H e b r i n g s j o y t o t h e eyes o f all t h e G o d s b y h i s g r e a t b e a u t y . Z e u s d i s g u i s e d h i m s e l f i n t h e f o r m o f a n e a g l e a n d abducted G a n y m e d e .Questions and Answers 153 ius w a s i d e n t i f i e d w i t h t h e h e r m a p h r o d i t e E g y p t i a n G o d (or Neter) H a p i . 88) Q . W h e n G a n y m e d e ' s father heard this message from Z e u s . carrying him off to M o u n t O l y m p u s . a g o l d e n g r a p e v i n e ( t h e w o r k o f H e p h a e s t u s ) . w h i c h t r a n s l a t e a s . W h y d o y o u call m a r r i a g e would you talk m o r e about this? "Shadow-Dancing." and . I regard C h i r o n as a planetoid with m u c h the s a m e influences as the asteroids a n d w i t h o u t zodiacal sign rulership. Zeus finally t o o k pity on h i m a n d gave T r o s the m a g n i f i c e n t s t e e d s . " G a n y m e d e i s c o m p a r a b l e t o t h e V e d i c S o m a w h o . he rejoiced in his h e a r t a n d l a m e n t e d no more. G a n y m e d e functions on O l y m p u s as Z e u s ' lover a n d the server of the red nectar and ambrosia from the golden mixing bowl of Zeus a n d t h e o t h e r G o d s . G a n y m e d e then replaced Hera's daughter. as Zeus' cupb e a r e r . " r e j o i c i n g in v i r i l i t y . King Tros of Phrygia. H e b e . a l o v e gift f r o m Z e u s . was ravished by Indra and changed into a sparrowhawk. 89) Q . H e w a s t h e m o s t b e a u t i f u l o f all m o r t a l y o u t h s . s e t t i n g G a n y m e d e ' s i m a g e a m o n g t h e stars as the constellation A q u a r i u s . W h a t Chiron? sign is ruled by the newly discovered planet A.) G a n y m e d e is usually depicted as a n u d e y o u n g m a n i n a t r o j a n c a p w i t h a m a n t l e t h r o w n b a c k o v e r his s h o u l d e r . "swift a s t h e s t o r m . H i s s y m b o l i s t h e c o c k . was possessed by i n c u r a b l e grief a t t h e d i s a p p e a r a n c e o f h i s s o n a n d l a m e n t e d c o n t i n ually day after day. " t h a t b o r e t h e G o d s . a s well a s t h e p r o m i s e o f i m m o r t a l i t y f o r his s o n . Z e u s w a s s m i t t e n b y G a n y m e d e ' s e x t r a o r d i n a r y b e a u t y a n d desired h i m a s his bedfellow a n d f a v o r i t e . like t h e Trojan youth. G a n y m e d e ' s father. it is interesting to meditate on why t h e s y m b o l for o u r n e x t G r e a t A g e i s a m e t a s e x u a l y o u t h . During this time of A I D S .

154 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 30. Marriage is the unconscious agreement on the part of t w o individuals to accept each other's Shadow projections and live them out. Engraving by Gustave Dore from Milton's Paradise Lost. .

Shadow-Dancing has to do with the physics of partnership. F r o m my p o i n t of view. T h e S h a d o w is t h e alter ego or other half of the whole of e a c h of us. t o h e l p e a c h o t h e r a c h i e v e consciousness a n d to r e m a i n sexually faithful to o n e another. m a r r i a g e is an agreement between t w o people (regardless of gender) to c o m e t o g e t h e r .D a n c i n g o c c u r s a t its m o s t u n c o n s c i o u s w h e n y o u m a r r y or legalize a living t o g e t h e r r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h m a r r i a g e . each taking as perfectly as possible the unconscious role needs of the other. We u n d e r s t a n d v e r y little a b o u t s e x u a l i t y . S h a d o w . Sex o u t s i d e of t h i s p a r t n e r s h i p vessel l i t e r a l l y m a k e s l e a k s i n t h e t r a n s f o r m a t i o n vessel c a l l e d m a r r i a g e . w h a t s e x u a l e n e r g y d o e s o r can d o . b u t it also takes place between r o o m m a t e s a n d business p a r t n e r s . T h e unconscious interaction between the two people involved p r o d u c e s psychic a n d physical m o v e m e n t s w h i c h t o m e seem like dancing — each having to respond or react quickly to the projection coming from the other when they are in the same physical space. to transform. Until this process is completed. when you popped out of mother's w o m b . t o r e m a i n t o g e t h e r willingly. a pressure c o o k e r if y o u like. There was no difference . We d o n ' t realize that m a r r i a g e forms a container. a r o u n d t h e t w o p e o p l e involved. I f y o u ' v e g o t l e a k s .Questions and Answers 155 A. where two people c o m e together and agree to help each other t h r o u g h the rebirth process — where b o t h achieve spiritual transformation. That's what marriage is supposed to be about. It comes into being between birth a n d seven years of age as you develop an ego. this is n o t the case. b o t h m u s t t a k e the responsibility for u n d e r s t a n d i n g t h a t w h a t p a r t n e r " B " i s doing is what partner " A ' s " u n c o n s c i o u s energies are m a k i n g h i m or h e r d o a n d vice v e r s a . We seem to h a v e lost consciousness of w h a t m a r r i a g e is or c o u l d b e a b o u t . W e ' r e i g n o r a n t o f w h a t it's f o r o r h o w t o b e s t u s e this particular institution. n e i t h e r o f t h e p a r t n e r s i s going to be able to change. you were dissolved in the All. Marriage is the unconscious agreement on the part of two i n d i v i d u a l s t o a c c e p t e a c h o t h e r ' s S h a d o w p r o j e c t i o n s a n d live t h e m o u t . However. A t t h e m o m e n t o f m a r r i a g e ( a c o n t r a c t u a l p a r t n e r s h i p ) i t r e a l l y s e e m s like t h e o t h e r i s s e p a r a t e f r o m y o u — t h a t y o u h a v e v e r y little o r n o t h i n g t o d o w i t h his o r h e r b e h a v i o r a s y o u o b s e r v e a n d e x p e r i e n c e it. W h e n you were born.

This projection onto a marriage partner disguises the S h a d o w even m o r e t h a n it innately is. a n d a f e m a l e S h a d o w . Y o u r S h a d o w p r o j e c t e e m a y well b e l i v i n g o u t y o u r b e s t q u a l i t i e s . by transit. W h e n y o u r S h a d o w is unconscious to you. a f e m a l e S h a d o w . the ego is formed w h e n t h e planet Saturn. " I ' m t h e u n c o n s c i o u s o n e w i t h all t h e h a n g . T h i s isn't m e . A m a n has a male S h a d o w .156 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION b e t w e e n y o u a n d t h e s k y a n d t h e h o u s e a n d m o t h e r —it w a s all o n e thing. I t i s o f t e n useful t o o c c a s i o n a l l y a s k y o u r S h a d o w t o r e v e r s e its sex t o a c q u a i n t y o u r s e l f w i t h t h e o p p o s i t e p o l a r i t y o f y o u r S h a d o w side a n d t o see m o r e clearly w h a t y o u project o n t o y o u r m a t e . Y o u m a y k e e p t h i n k i n g . You then went through a sorting process between birth and a g e s e v e n of: " T h i s i s m e . a w o m a n . " . This is y o u r S h a d o w . t h r o u g h t h e h u s b a n d . all f r o m t h e p e r s o n ' s o w n h o r o s c o p e . (Astrologically. I t c o n t a i n s e v e r y t h i n g y o u h a v e repressed or separated from. yin or y a n g . ) T o m a i n t a i n this e g o a n d p r e v e n t i t f r o m d i s s o l v i n g b a c k i n t o t h e A l l o r t h e u n c o n s c i o u s . By turning the h o r o s c o p e u p s ide-down. a n d I h a v e t h i s m a r v e l o u s c o n s c i o u s b e i n g for a p a r t n e r . an astrologer c a n r e a d w h a t a p e r s o n ' s p a r t n e r i s d o i n g i n life a n d h o w h e o r s h e i s b e h a v i n g . O n e way to illustrate this is t h r o u g h astrology. I t then communicates to you through them.u p s . w i t h o u t l o o k i n g a t or having knowledge of the partner's horoscope. g o o d or b a d . A h o r o s c o p e d e m o n s t r a t e s t h a t a p e r s o n ' s p a r t n e r i s living o u t t h e p e r s o n ' s S h a d o w side. E a c h o f y o u lives o u t f o r y o u r p a r t n e r w h a t y o u r p a r t n e r d o e s n ' t k n o w o r a c c e p t a b o u t h i m s e l f o r herself. T h i s S h a d o w side o f y o u r s e l f p r o j e c t s o n t o a n y o n e y o u m a r r y o r p a r t n e r w i t h a n d o n t o all s t r a n g e r s . U n t i l y o u get t o k n o w a n d c o m e t o t e r m s w i t h t h i s S h a d o w s i d e of yourself — literally t h e o t h e r half of t h e w h o l e of y o u — t h e r e is n o w a y t o r e a l l y see o r u n d e r s t a n d y o u r p a r t n e r . a n e n t i t y o f t h e s a m e sex a s y o u r self d e v e l o p s o n t h e i n n e r p l a n e s . s q u a r e s t h e n a t a l S a t u r n for t h e first t i m e — a r o u n d s e v e n y e a r s o f a g e . " A t a b o u t t h e a g e o f s e v e n a stable ego had formed which you could recognize in the mirror. because it is a m a l e S h a d o w c o m m u n i c a t i n g t h r o u g h the wife. p o s i t i v e o r n e g a t i v e . positive or negative. you're just interacting with that p a r t o f y o u r s e l f t h a t y o u r p a r t n e r i s m i r r o r i n g for y o u — a n d y o u f o r y o u r p a r t n e r — b e c a u s e projection of the S h a d o w s is always a t w o way street. if you are m a r r i e d or living w i t h s o m e o n e .

He's doing something t o o . are manipulating the partner into doing or s a y i n g . unconscious though they may be. you've c o m p l e t e d w h a t t h e S h a d o w . "Well. t h a t y o u r p a r t n e r i s s h o w i n g y o u . causing the b a r r i e r s o r t h e feelings o f s e p a r a t i o n . Y o u c a n t h e n get t o k n o w t h a t o t h e r half o f yourself that projects o n t o a n d manipulates your partner. only then are you in the place of power where you can begin to experience the manipulation of your partner by your S h a d o w side. You can then begin to bring this energy back to live c o m f o r t a b l y i n y o u r o w n life. T h e n y o u a r e free t o c h o o s e t o s t a y . It is h e l p f u l t o first i n t e l l e c t u a l l y u n d e r s t a n d j u s t w h a t t h e S h a d o w i s a n d h o w it o p e r a t e s . Y o u c a n p u t i t b a c k i n t o y o u r o w n life b y b e c o m i n g c o n s c i o u s o f a n d c a r i n g for t h e S h a d o w e n t i t y w i t h i n y o u — l e a r n i n g w h a t i t n e e d s f r o m y o u a n d y o u r life s o t h a t i t g e t s some conscious expression a n d can w o r k with y o u as friend a n d c o n s c i o u s e q u a l p a r t n e r f r o m w i t h i n . Y o u r I n n e r G u i d e will b r i n g y o u r S h a d o w f i g u r e t o y o u i f y o u ask h i m t o . If you truly achieve this a n d can help each other t h r o u g h the t r a n s f o r m a t i o n p r o c e s s ( w h i c h i s set i n t o m o t i o n b y t h e c o m i n g t o terms with a n d giving personal expression to each of your S h a d o w sides). i n h i s r e a l i t y e x p e r i e n c e .Questions and Answers 157 T h a t ' s y o u r o w n best stuff y o u ' r e seeing in y o u r p a r t n e r . T h e only w a y I k n o w to get y o u r S h a d o w into c o n s c i o u s n e s s is by meeting a n d w o r k i n g with t h e S h a d o w figure in m e d i t a t i o n . A n d y o u h a v e t o t a k e t h e full r e s p o n s i b i l i t y o f t h i s w i t h o u t saying. Initially. Pragmatically. we m u s t k n o w w h a t it is we're p r o jecting o n t o our partners despite the unconsciousness of the p r o c e s s . O n l y w h e n y o u d o t a k e full r e s p o n s i b i l i t y ( w i t h o u t a n y b l a m e ) for y o u r p a r t n e r ' s behavior.D a n c i n g relationship c a l l e d m a r r i a g e i s r e a l l y a b o u t . in marriage. " What he's d o i n g i n his m o v i e . d o e s n ' t m a k e a n y d i f f e r e n c e . It's w h a t h e ' s d o i n g i n your m o v i e t h a t c a r r i e s t h e m e s s a g e f r o m y o u r S h a d o w . Y o u h a v e t o b e g i n b y t a k i n g 100 p e r c e n t responsibility for t h a t — n o t 50 percent or half a n d half — or t h e i n s i g h t will n e v e r c o m e . T h i s w o u l d let t h e S h a d o w Dancing relationship — your outer partnership — become that much m o r e j o y o u s a n d r e w a r d i n g for b o t h y o u a n d y o u r o u t e r p a r t n e r . hey — C o m e on. for y o u r p a r t n e r ' s speech and actions. T h e n i t n o l o n g e r h a s t o m a n i p u l a t e y o u r p a r t n e r i n t o g e t t i n g its m e s s a g e s t o y o u o r d o i n g w h a t e v e r it is that m a y be causing the problems between you. the place to begin is by accepting that y o u r partner is doing exactly w h a t your energies.



t o g e t h e r o r g o y o u r o w n w a y s a s b e s t o f f r i e n d s . I f both p a r t n e r s d o n o t a c h i e v e t h i s t r a n s f o r m a t i o n , I b e l i e v e t h e y s h o u l d stay t o g e t h e r (till d e a t h d o t h e m p a r t i f n e c e s s a r y ) , b e c a u s e both a r e u n c o n s c i o u s l y d r a g g i n g t h e i r feet d e s p i t e t h e fact t h a t o n e will l o o k like the "good guy." E v e n i f y o u ' r e n o t m a r r i e d , y o u h a v e p e o p l e w h o live o u t y o u r S h a d o w r o l e , p e o p l e w h o t a k e y o u r S h a d o w p r o j e c t i o n a n d live i t o u t for y o u . T h e m e c h a n i c s o f a s t r o l o g y f u r n i s h u s w i t h o t h e r e x a m p l e s . I f y o u a r e living w i t h s o m e o n e o n a s h a r e d r e s p o n s i b i l i t y b a s i s , a r o o m m a t e o r h o u s e m a t e , t h e y will s h o w y o u w h a t y o u r S h a d o w side i s l i k e . A n y o n e y o u ' v e f a t h e r e d a c h i l d w i t h , o r c o n c e i v e d a c h i l d b y ( r e g a r d l e s s o f w h e t h e r t h e c h i l d w a s b o r n , stillb o r n , m i s c a r r i e d o r a b o r t e d ) , lives o u t y o u r S h a d o w side. T h e c h i l d of y o u r second p r e g n a n c y or the second child you've fathered shows you your Shadow, and your Shadow communicates to you t h r o u g h t h a t c h i l d . (If y o u w a n t t o k n o w h o w s o m e o n e ' s m a r r i a g e i s d o i n g , j u s t l o o k a t h o w t h e i r s e c o n d p r e g n a n c y child i s d o i n g . T h a t ' s h o w t h e m a r r i a g e is d o i n g . T h a t ' s t h e child t h a t usually receives b o t h p a r e n t s ' S h a d o w p r o j e c t i o n s , u n l e s s o n e o f t h e p a r ents had children, pregnancies or abortions prior to the current m a r r i a g e . It's t h e h a r d e s t s l o t t o get b o r n i n t o i n a family, b e c a u s e b o t h p a r e n t s are projecting o n t o that child —and o n t o each other— w h a t they're n o t accepting in themselves.) Y o u r third sibling ( b r o t h e r o r sister) — t e c h n i c a l l y , t h e c h i l d o f y o u r m o t h e r ' s t h i r d pregnancy not counting y o u — also functions as a S h a d o w b a r o m e t e r f o r y o u , a s well a s t h e p a r t n e r o f y o u r m a r r i a g e p a r t n e r ' s o r r o o m m a t e ' s t h i r d b r o t h e r o r sister. A n y b u s i n e s s p a r t n e r a l s o lives o u t y o u r S h a d o w side as long as the p a r t n e r s h i p contract is in e f f e c t , a n d all s t r a n g e r s ( p e o p l e y o u h a v e n ' t " r o l e s l o t t e d " ) a l s o t a k e y o u r S h a d o w p r o j e c t i o n , a s well a s y o u r p e e r s . On t h e extremely negative side, the burglar, the mugger, t h e r a p i s t , t h e k i d n a p p e r a n d t h e m u r d e r e r a r e S h a d o w sides o f t h e i r v i c t i m s . I n t h e s e cases t h e S h a d o w s will b e s e e n t o c o n t a i n d e e p l y unconscious archetypal material which has never h a d any assimilat i o n a n d h a s r e c e i v e d n o e x p r e s s i o n i n t h e v i c t i m s ' lives. I f y o u ' v e ever t r i e d t o c h a n g e a p a r t n e r , y o u a l r e a d y k n o w t h e impossibility of doing this. Your partner can't change as long as you continue projecting a consistent S h a d o w energy onto him or h e r . B u t i f y o u ' v e ever g o n e o n a real " I ' m g o i n g t o get m y o w n a c t





together a n d c h a n g e " p r o g r a m a n d have a c c o m p l i s h e d this c h a n g e in yourself, you find that y o u r p a r t n e r a u t o m a t i c a l l y changes t o o . In fact, y o u r p a r t n e r or S h a d o w b a r o m e t e r can be on the E a s t C o a s t a n d y o u c a n b e o n t h e W e s t C o a s t a n d y o u r p a r t n e r will still change coincident to your change and new consciousness. Projection has no spatial limitations. Y o u can be in the s a m e h o u s e or o n e of you can be in C h i n a . In either instance the projection ability remains the same. So the only way to m a k e a change in the S h a d o w projectee or projectees is to m a k e a c h a n g e in yourself. A l s o , divorce doesn't w o r k so far as the S h a d o w projection is concerned. No matter h o w m a n y ex-partners you m a y have, each o f t h e m lives o u t y o u r S h a d o w side — y o u a r e S h a d o w - D a n c i n g w i t h each a n d every o n e of t h e m , even if y o u r ego doesn't k n o w w h e r e they are on the planet. A n d w h e n y o u have a current partner a n d one or more ex-partners, it usually works out that the current partn e r lives o u t t h e m o r e p o s i t i v e a s p e c t s o f y o u r S h a d o w side a n d t h e ex-partner or partners, the m o r e negative aspects. T r y t o r e m e m b e r t h a t y o u r p a r t n e r o r a n y o n e w h o lives o u t your S h a d o w side shows y o u y o u r o w n hidden qualities, those elements which are unconscious in you. If you take the responsibility f o r t h i s , t r e a t i t a s m e s s a g e f r o m t h e o t h e r h a l f o f y o u a n d a c t o n it, s o o n y o u will b e c o m e c o n s c i o u s o f w h a t y o u ' r e p r o j e c t i n g o n t o y o u r S h a d o w p r o j e c t e e . Y o u will t h e n f i n d t h a t S h a d o w - D a n c i n g becomes a dance of joy, not of misery and aggravation. 90) Q. You say that " G o d doesn't take sides." T h e n h o w do we

act a n d m a k e r e s p o n s i b l e c h o i c e s i n t h e w o r l d i f not t a k i n g sides becomes the model? A. By examining and meditating on the two aspects of any

polarity you must choose between, and then choosing that aspect w h i c h best serves y o u r s p i r i t u a l e v o l u t i o n a t t h a t p a r t i c u l a r t i m e , o r finding that third element which resolves a n d h a r m o n i z e s the polarity. 91) Q. H o w c a n I b e c o m e a p u r e v e h i c l e for t h e G o d - f o r c e ?

A. P e r h a p s by remembering that purity is not a matter of morality, but a m a t t e r of vibration.



92) Q . T h e b a c k g r o u n d a n d l a n d s c a p e w h e r e I u s u a l l y m e e t m y Inner Guide has suddenly changed. Is this a c o m m o n experience? A. Changes such as you mention are not u n c o m m o n . They generally go along with a new aspect in the relationship with the G u i d e a n d the archetypes. Often the l a n d s c a p e evolves a n d changes along with the individual. All changes in the structural aspects of the meditation are meaningful. Your Guide would be the one w h o could best explain the significance of the c h a n g e .

93) Q . I s e e m t o b e s t u c k i n m y s p i r i t u a l g r o w t h , a n d , w h e n e v e r I w o r k on this with my Inner G u i d e , he takes me to the figure of Death, w h o t a l k s a b o u t m a k i n g p a y m e n t s o n a l o a n I t o o k o u t l o n g ago. W h a t does this have to do with my spirituality? A . Death, t h e S c o r p i o e n e r g y , h a s t o d o w i t h b o t h t r a n s f o r mation and financial indebtedness. O n e sure way to paralyze your spiritual t r a n s f o r m a t i o n — a n d y o u r o w n personal income — is n o t to pay your debts on the physical plane. Even a small regular payment on a very large debt keeps the Scorpio area flowing. This is p r o b a b l y w h a t Death is t r y i n g to say.

94) Q . A r e w h a t y o u call t h e " A l i e n s " a n d w h a t y o u call t h e "Adepts" the same? A. I d o n ' t t h i n k s o . T h e A d e p t s h a v e expertise in specific reality areas, as do the Aliens, but they d o n ' t always experience the alienation and rejection c o m m o n to the Aliens.

95) Q . W h e n y o u u s e t h e t e r m " A l i e n " t o d e s c r i b e a p e r s o n , d o you mean that the person is from another planet? A. N o . I m e a n it is as if t h e p e r s o n w e r e . T h e so-called Alien individuals perceive and are perceived by others m u c h as if they were n o n - h u m a n s from M a r s or Arcturus. They often m a k e others " n e r v o u s , " until t h e y accept a n d assimilate their Alien abilities i n t o consciousness.





96) Q . I n e v e r h a v e e n o u g h t i m e t o a c c o m p l i s h w h a t I w a n t t o d o i n m y life, i n c l u d i n g m e d i t a t i o n . W h a t c a n I d o about this? A. T i m e , as it is p e r c e i v e d in o u r o u t e r w o r l d s , has to do w i t h t h e a r c h e t y p a l e n e r g y f o r m s of t h e World a n d Old Pan, Saturn a n d C a p r i c o r n . I f o n e o r b o t h o f t h e s e e n e r g y factors i s p r o n o u n c e d i n y o u r p a r t i c u l a r h o r o s c o p e p a t t e r n , l e a r n i n g the control o f t i m e i s o n e o f y o u r l e s s o n s i n t h i s life. T h e s e c r e t o f expanding t i m e s e e m s t o b e t o s c h e d u l e it, f r o m w h e n y o u w a k e u p i n t h e m o r n i n g t o w h e n y o u g o t o b e d a t n i g h t . W h e n t i m e i s structured, i t e x p a n d s . W h e n t i m e i s n o t s t r u c t u r e d , i t s h r i n k s . Remember t o i n c l u d e free t i m e , p l a y t i m e a n d m e d i t a t i o n t i m e i n y o u r schedule, o t h e r w i s e C a p r i c o r n a n d S a t u r n t e n d t o f o r g e t a b o u t these uses o f t i m e . D o n ' t let y o u r s c h e d u l e b e c o m e a s t r a i t j a c k e t . T r y it out for a w h i l e . T h e n e v a l u a t e w h e t h e r or n o t it is u s e f u l f o r you and y o u r g r o w t h . If it is s t u l t i f y i n g in a n y w a y , c h u c k it a n d make a new s c h e d u l e for y o u r s e l f . W h e n y o u a c h i e v e t h e s c h e d u l e t h a t works for you, not you for it, y o u will solve y o u r p r o b l e m with time.



What do you mean by "separation?"

A . I n n e r G u i d e M e d i t a t o r s u s e t h i s w o r d o f t e n , a s in, " I c a u g h t m y s e l f s e p a r a t i n g t e n t i m e s t o d a y , " o r " W e ' r e separating a g a i n . " I u s e t h e w o r d t o r e m i n d m y s e l f t h a t w h a t each o f u s p e r c e i v e s i s a n o t h e r a s p e c t o f o u r s e l v e s , n o t s o m e t h i n g separate. T h e illusion of s e p a r a t i o n , of s e p a r a t e n e s s , is p r o v i d e d by the Old Pan a r c h e t y p e . It is h i s j o b to m a i n t a i n t h i s i l l u s i o n until we a r e p s y c h o l o g i c a l l y a n d s p i r i t u a l l y p r e p a r e d t o b e g i n t h e penetration o f t h e i l l u s i o n . T h i s l e a r n i n g n o t t o s e p a r a t e t a k e s c o n s t a n t , conscious P R A C T I C E . It is a n e w w a y of t h i n k i n g a n d feeling about t h e w o r l d , b y e x p e r i e n c i n g t h e unity i n s t e a d o f t h e separation.



W h y i s i t i m p o r t a n t f o r m e t o a s k t h e archetypes w h a t

t h e y n e e d i f y o u s a y t h a t t h e y will e x p r e s s t h e m s e l v e s anyway? A . I f y o u d o n ' t k n o w t h e n e e d s o f y o u r archetypal energies a n d t h e y r e m a i n i n t h e d a r k n e s s , w h a t t h e y t a k e f o r their expression m a y well b e w h a t y o u , t h e e g o , will l e a s t l i k e t o g i v e . The expres-



sions of an archetype you are working with in meditation and one that is pushed into deep unconsciousness and ignored are quite different, the ego generally labeling the former " g o o d " or "positive," and the latter " b a d " or "negative."

99) Q. I am severely affected by violent movies a n d TV p r o g r a m s t h a t I c h a n c e t o see, a n d t h e n e g a t i v e e m o t i o n h o l d s o n i n m e for d a y s . H o w c a n I w o r k with this? A. In your meditation, treat the movie or TV p r o g r a m in exactly the s a m e way you w o u l d treat o n e of your d r e a m s . H e a l or t r a n s f o r m t h a t w h i c h n e e d s it. Q u e s t i o n t h e c h a r a c t e r s a s t o w h a t a s p e c t s of y o u r s e l f t h e y a r e s h o w i n g y o u . The outer world is literally all message — from, y o u , to y o u . Q u e s t i o n y o u r G u i d e . S o m e of my most potent, transformative meditations have been based on such violent films.

100) Q . W h e n I g a v e u p s o m e o f m y b a d h a b i t s , m y p a r t n e r seemed to t a k e t h e m over. W h y did this h a p p e n , a n d w h a t can I do a b o u t it? A. This occurs when you, the ego, instead of transforming the energies that have to do with the habits, suppress or p u s h a g a i n s t t h e m . T h e d e s i r e s a r e still t h e r e — o n l y n o w t h e y a r e u n c o n scious to y o u . A n d in a " S h a d o w - d a n c i n g " relationship these energies a r e p r o j e c t e d o n t o t h e p a r t n e r for h i m o r h e r t o live o u t u n t i l you truly c h a n g e t h e m in yourself. T h e need in t h e e g o / S h a d o w b a l a n c e is to raise the m i d d l e , t h a t p o i n t of b a l a n c e a n d e q u i l i b r i u m between you and your inner S h a d o w . This allows consciousness to increase for b o t h y o u a n d y o u r S h a d o w projectee.

101) Q . C a n y o u s u g g e s t o t h e r u s e s f o r t h e d r e a m / m e d i t a t i o n journal that you recommend keeping? A. I use the right h a n d pages of my j o u r n a l to record d r e a m s a n d m e d i t a t i o n s a n d t h e left h a n d p a g e s t o r e c o r d I Ching's a n d ego conscious t h o u g h t s and ideas. O n e meditator suggests a





m o n t h l y written e v a l u a t i o n o f g r o w t h o n all levels. L e t y o u r G u i d e and your S h a d o w m a n or w o m a n help y o u with this evaluation on the i n n e r p l a n e s .

102) Q. I s o m e t i m e s g e t a h e a d a c h e a f t e r I m e d i t a t e . W h a t c a n I do a b o u t this? A . T h e r e s e e m t o b e t w o k i n d s o f h e a d a c h e s p e o p l e get f r o m m e d i t a t i n g . T h e first r e s u l t s f r o m f o r g e t t i n g t o a s k t h e G u i d e w h e t h e r all h a s b e e n left i n b a l a n c e i n t h e i n n e r w o r l d o r b y r e t u r n ing t o t h e b o d y t o o fast ( s u d d e n l y o p e n i n g y o u r eyes i n s t e a d o f a l l o w i n g t i m e t o g e t all f o u r o f y o u r " b o d i e s " b a c k t o g e t h e r i n o n e place). A second type of h e a d a c h e seems to have to do with what the ego judges to be an overload of new i n f o r m a t i o n from the inner w o r l d s . I t m a k e s t h e h e a d feel o v e r - e x p a n d e d . D i s c u s s i o n w i t h y o u r G u i d e a b o u t either type of headache is the r e c o m m e n d a t i o n .

103) lives?

Q. Do you use the Inner Guide to go back into previous


Y e s . W h e n a c o n t i n u i n g p r o b l e m i n t h i s life h a s its o r i g i n

in an earlier o n e , this is m o s t useful a n d can p r o d u c e d r a m a t i c r e s u l t s . O f t e n i t i s d i f f i c u l t t o w o r k w i t h , say, a fear t h a t s e e m s t o h a v e its o r i g i n i n t h i s life. T h e e x p e r i e n c e h a s i m p r e s s e d itself o n t h e b o d y , a n d c e l l u l a r m e m o r y w o n ' t let g o o f it. I f y o u l e a r n f r o m y o u r G u i d e t h a t t h e f e a r ' s a c t u a l o r i g i n i s i n a n e a r l i e r life, y o u c a n g o b a c k i n t o t h a t life a n d t r a n s f o r m t h e f e a r e n e r g y i n t o s o m e t h i n g m o r e c o n s c i o u s a n d u s e f u l , a n d t h i s i s g e n e r a l l y q u i t e easily d o n e . T h i s i s b e c a u s e y o u n o w h a v e n o c e l l u l a r m e m o r y f r o m t h a t life ( t h a t b o d y i s d u s t f r o m t h i s life's p o i n t o f v i e w ) , s o t h e r e s i s t a n c e isn't t h e r e . Stephen C o n n o r s of D . O . M . E . Center has developed techn i q u e s f o r w o r k i n g w i t h t h e I n n e r G u i d e s o n p a s t lives. T h e f o l l o w i n g i s o n e e x a m p l e . A s k y o u r G u i d e t o t a k e y o u t o t h e "life o f origin" of a particular p r o b l e m or situation you wish to heal or c h a n g e . W h e n y o u ' r e s h o w n t h e life w h e r e t h e p r o b l e m o r i g i n a t e d , ask your Guide to take you to the "choice point," that point in time immediately before you performed some action which created the

published by Samuel Weiser. Inc. A change made in one life changes all your lives. tombstones disappear.. Games Systems. and U.164 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 3 1 ." T r u m p of Death f r o m Aleister Crowley's T h o t h Tarot Deck. Inc. M E .. York Beach. CT. . Used by permission.S. "Tombstones appear. Stamford.

b e c a u s e I experienced t h e r e s u l t o f e v e r y t h o u g h t . a n d it verified for . w o r d a n d d e e d o f m y life. I h a n k t h e m . I t w a s a s t a t e o f c o m p l e t e f r e e d o m a n d h a p p i n e s s . t h e Fool a n d t h e High Priestess. T h i s o c c u r r e d u n d e r clinical c o n d i t i o n s (my heart was being m o n i t o r e d o n a n E K G ) a t t h e A r m y M e d i c a l Research L a b o r a t o r y in Fort Knox. " action are. I h a d been drafted into the U . W h a t w a s d e a t h like? A. T h e n a s k y o u r G u i d e t o release your lives. S . U n d e r s t a n d i n g was crystalline a n d complete — I was able t o u n d e r s t a n d everything. let t h e m g o a n d a s k y o u r G u i d e t o r e l e a s e t i m e o n c e again. W a t c h what the new choice and new " n e w " life c o n t i n u e u n t i l its d e a t h . W h e n t h e y d o t h i s . Kentucky. A s k y o u r G u i d e t o " f r e e z e " t i m e . and ask h i m to b r i n g t h e f i g u r e s of t h e Sun. t o m b s t o n e s d i s a p p e a r . I l e a r n e d t h a t n o o n e j u d g e s u s b u t o u r s e l v e s . i t w a s o n e o f t h e m o s t i m p o r t a n t e x p e r i e n c e s o f m y life. A l l lives a r e h a p p e n i n g s i m u l t a n e o u s l y . h o w I m a d e o t h e r s feel. 1953. " T o m b s t o n e s appear. There was no break in my awareness between the time my heart stopped beating and when it s p o n t a n e o u s l y started up again seven m i n u t e s later. but I didn't lose consciousness. w h i c h I call " t h e r i p p l e s o f t i m e . In April. A t t h i s p o i n t y o u will p r o b a b l y feel y o u r b o d y . F o r a skeptic like m e . A r m y as a conscientious objector a n d had "volunt e e r e d " a s a h u m a n g u i n e a p i g for e n v i r o n m e n t a l c o l d r e s e a r c h . Let this re-recording over a t h e c h a n g e s i n t o all strange sensations in A c h a n g e m a d e i n o n e life c h a n g e s all y o u r lives. 104) Q .Questions and A nswers 165 p r o b l e m i n all s u b s e q u e n t lives. I u n d e r s t a n d y o u w e r e o n c e d i a g n o s e d a s clinically d e a d a n d t h e n y o u c a m e b a c k t o life. It's like c a s s e t t e t a p e . D e a t h e n d e d all my previous f o r m a l C h r i s t i a n religious beliefs. A s k t h e t h r e e a r c h e t y p a l f i g u r e s t o p l e a s e s e n d t h e i r l o v e a n d light i n t o t h e p e r s o n y o u w e r e i n t h a t life. even t h o u g h my heart stopped. m y effect o n t h e p l a n e t a n d all o f life. I f o u n d m y s e l f i n a p e a r l y g r e y i r i d e s c e n t s p a c e w h i c h w a s filled w i t h total love. " t o q u o t e m y Guide's c o m m e n t u p o n r e t u r n i n g f r o m h e a l i n g a n d c h a n g i n g o n e o f m y p a s t lives. I k n e w I was " d e a d " a n d t h a t I h a d t h e choice of continu i n g o n f r o m w h e r e I w a s o r r e t u r n i n g t o m y b o d y a n d t o life.1 experienced my own accidental physical death for seven m i n u t e s . T h e e n t i r e e x p e r i e n c e h a p p e n e d i n full c o n s c i o u s n e s s . I w e n t i n t o s h o c k from t h e p a i n of o n e of the experiments.

children with horrible diseases and mentally ill children create what is happening to them? A. If your heart stopped for seven minutes. What accounts for this? A. The experience took place at 40° below zero. When a child takes its first breath. why didn't you get brain damage? A. I also learned that "if it isn't beautiful. 106) Q. 1 was refrigerated. N o . Therefore. the archetypes carried by the child immediately begin creating the reality experiences of that child. 107) Q." This certain knowledge removed forever my fears of death and replaced them with understanding and compassion. their archetypal energies — pictured in their birth patterns —create the realities they experience.166 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION me that there was no hell. Like the rest of us. Pluto usually takes . its pattern is "set. you're not dead. For years now it has seemed that time has speeded u p . These negative experiences are the result of archetypes that are repressed when the child is b o r n . But difficulties and painful experiences a child may have will also appear in the parents' horoscopes. including illnesses and other negative experiences which may be promised in the child's horoscope. There is no choice for anyone until the ego is sufficiently formed to begin the process of becoming conscious." Then. The planet Pluto is the generation marker and has to do with the illusion of things changing around us. if the parents take responsibility and meditate —heightening their degree of consciousness and removing their unconscious archetypal participation in the child's problems —the difficulties can fall away in the child's life. 105) Q. What about children? Do abused children. They have no more ego consciousness than a child does. We see examples of this around us everyday. Many people cling to and rationalize unconsciousness throughout an entire lifetime. as the child breathes out.

Our energy goes to where our attention is focused and feeds what it is focused on. There is at every moment a 100 percent positive or a 100 percent negative universe available to each of us. In a sense we're moving toward getting almost three days in one. and things appear to be changing more rapidly around us. destructive news. What do you mean by "you get what you attend t o ? " A. I have trouble meditating when it is daylight or the room is bright. H o w can I deal with A.Questions and Answers 167 thirty years to go through a sign of the zodiac. or to compromise if the irritant has to do with another." will generally take care of this problem. we are in effect increasing the probability of negative events occurring in our lives. 109) Q. In either case. People with prominent Neptune. Moon or Ascendant in conjunction with Neptune. Irritants show us where we are being vague about our rules or structures. 108) Q. Pisces or twelfth house factors in their charts (Sun. If we can learn to focus on the "positives" in our lives. called a "hoodwink. I find that many things irritate me. A sleeping mask. If we go through the evening newspaper and focus on all the negative. but since the midsixties Pluto has been speeding up and now it is about to go through a sign in eleven years. or with the Sun or M o o n in the twelfth house) are extremely light-sensitive. What can I do about this? A. Irritation and anger are associated with the planet Mars and the astrological sign Aries —the Tower and Emperor in tarot. . Energy follows attention. 110) this? Q. those are thereby fed and will increase. use the irritants as messages about what you do allow and what you don't allow in your life and just where you are being vague about these areas. Sun. If possible. It doesn't slow down again and go back to thirty year generations until the early 21st century. learn to say " N o " to the things that irritate you. M o o n or Ascendant in Pisces.

flies and spiders. Occult Philosophy. and spiders. In this way material from your unconscious can get past your ego defenses. When you receive the dream. to the Old Pan or Devil archetype. You will generally attract flies when one of your "shoulds" or "shouldn'ts" is activated. Is the Inner Guide associated with any part of the body? A. Old Pan or the High Priestess why their messengers were sent and what the message is that you're not hearing or listening to. When I am extremely ego involved in something and I can't get a clear answer from my Guide or the archetypes. before you go to sleep. I have an aversion to snakes. how can I resolve this? A. Ask Death. and spiders when your security system is being rattled. and change. 112) Q. to send a dream that will answer your question. your Guide can then help you decipher it. . You speak of certain archetypes as being associated with specific parts of the body. Yes. the Jupiter chakra (or energy center) in the body. You might try asking your Guide. 114) Q. Snakes are related to the Death archetype.168 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION 111) Q. What is your opinion of circumcision? A. flies. Prejudice against circumcision arises from metaphysical ignorance. Our gut feelings are often messages from our Inner Guides. gives the following information: Circumcision is the excision of the male prepuce . Marc E d m u n d Jones in his b o o k . T h e Guide is associated with the solar plexus. to the High Priestess. the kundalini energy. 113) Q. which as a religious ceremony dramatizes the necessity of selfpreparation for the enjoyment of social values through a con- . What do they represent in my unconscious? A. . Snakes have to do with sexuality.

respectively. 6 The rite of circumcision comes to us from the ancient Egyptians. 115) be? Q. the necessary actions will become self-evident. the transition from the old consciousness to the new could take place much more harmoniously. It is the preparatory rite for M A T R I M O N Y primarily. If each of us could keep consciously in mind at all times. and on what level? —the s p i r i t u a l ? . pp. How can I help?.t h e mental? —the e m o t i o n a l ? . physiologically.t h e material? H o w am I best equipped to help? What do I have that others need? H o w can I best share what I have? If we can first establish what it is that we have in order to help and then the direction in which we would like to see that help move. H o w can I help the person who is doing what I can't do? H o w can I help. . This is marked. Perhaps I can help by giving a tithe or some other kind of material support to a person or a group that I believe is doing something important for spiritual consciousness. (Stanwood. and it facilitates the spiritual awakening or enlightenment experience. Perhaps I can help by sending the book or the idea which might be the neces6 Marc Edmund Jones. The A L C H E M I C A L M A R R I A G E of the esoteric tradition presents a divine self-unification as the supreme goal of all initiation. and facilitates the exalted immediacies of high illumination [or the awakened kundalini]. Occult Philosophy 1971). lending an ear to those who have no listeners. what would it A. and for the A L C H E M I C A L M A R R I A G E ultimately.Questions and Answers 169 scious redirection of control of physical sensation. 298-333. If you were to think up a New Age m o t t o . I recommend it for any man undertaking his own spiritual quest. by the development of an actual nerve tract [as the result of the circumcision] composed of white nerve tissue which links the brain areas containing the pineal and pituitary glands. Perhaps I can help by calling on those in emotional turmoil. especially if he wants to move through a shaman role to one of priest. Used by permission.WA: Sabian Publishing. "How can I help?" would be my nomination.

to share in this great spiritual adventure. But the requirements of one's God-Center are another matter. O u r Centers generally ask for ego role changes when the ego is prepared for and willing to make them. 117) Q. I find that the information and experiences I receive from the archetypes are things that . The ego. When you find how you can help —ACT ON I T ! Don't procrastinate. Maybe.170 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION sary key or catalyst for someone. . If I'm gay. Maybe your Center will ask that you be celibate or heterosexual. One never knows what the requirements of one's own GodCenter are going to be. your Center would ask for same-sex expression or no sexual expression at all. There are many ways each of us can find to help. your seeking of enlightenment or permanent kundalini arousal and balance is phrased in your mind along the lines of "I'll do anything my God-Center asks me to do except for . your Center might ask you to marry. N O W is when the help is needed. must be willing to let go of or take on any role or anything else required by its God-Center. But if your will to unite with God.. But try not to worry about it. As the old saying goes. no matter what its variety. you might be asked to put the marriage aside. If you were unmarried. When I do my daily meditations." 116) Q. Perhaps I can help by sending love consciously to those in need. would my Inner Guide ask me to change or give up my sexual orientation in order to be able to unite with my God-Center? A. "The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The Inner Guides judge no one for his or her sexual orientation. and sometimes being gay (which I included among the metasexuals) has certain advantages on the spiritual path. . On the spiritual path your sexual orientation is totally irrelevant. that person you see in the mirror and call yourself. If you were married. Love will never separate you from God." forget it! The one thing you are unwilling to do or don't want to do will block all the rest of your spiritual work until you overcome such resistance to the will of your Center. if you were now heterosexual.

rather t h a n . We then meditate a third time on the same energy forms. actions or behaviors. or on three consecutive days. H o w can I achieve deeper levels with the Inner Guide Meditation? A. We record this second meditation in our journals. We record this initial meditation. nothing new comes forth.Questions and Answers 171 have already been in my mind. and it is during this third meditation that the deep level information and energy come forth and affect our ego personalities. What is it that you consider you are doing when you are interacting with the archetypal energy forms? For instance. O . But as we remain in the presence of the two figures with our Guides. new symbols present themselves with a life quality not experienced in the first meditation. for instance. if you . M . and the group experiences the new life quality and freshness in itself a m o n g its members. causing a deeper unity between ourselves and our inner and outer worlds. one following the next. as the mind has already given all it contained in terms of rationalization and logic during the first meditation. one in the m o r n ing. we will first have our Inner Guides bring these two figures together with us and ask what they need from each other and from us in our daily lives to work in harmony as energies within us. But generally during this first meditation. We also discovered that what you are experiencing was happening in some of us. We then go back with our Guides and encounter the same two energy forms once again. 118) Q. new information and insights. one in the afternoon. nothing that will change the ego in any way in terms of its thoughts. For instance. W h a t we now do is a series of three meditations on the same subject. It is best to do these three meditations in the same time period. E . We note our ego's resistance during this second encounter. Center we schedule meditations together daily. It is during this initial meditation that those thoughts that have already been in our minds become more specific and those rationalizations provided by our minds in terms of these two archetypal energy forms come into clear form. if we are meditating on the Love-Creation energy form (often experienced as a solar figure) and the M o o n or Mother archetypes. At D . and one in the evening.

The three absolute No's do not necessarily have to have anything to do with moral or ethical issues or considerations. and replace them with the thoughts. . " which I would suggest reviewing. Earlier in this b o o k . as I have mentioned previously. such as the Fool or the Hanged Man. floors and ceilings of our reality boxes. It is space." will suffice as the third. But if you had labeled the same thing "useful to my spiritual evolution. No's are structural. inside and out." and. Right and Wrong. out of your thinking mechanism. I consider myself to be making friends with and assimilating different aspects of myself and of the Oneness. and more than three make it too rigid. 119) Q. " The label makes whatever is labeled G o o d "sticky" and hard to let go of. O u r absolute No's m a k e the walls. You speak of the necessity of a person having three absolute No's." In terms of usefulness. or invent a new absolute N o . Try to keep the concepts of Good and Evil. the N o : "I will never wear the color orange until I make the conscious decision to change this absolute No to another." it would be easy to let it go when you discover it has become no longer of any use to you or to your growth. you literally change the structure of both your inner and outer realities. and the qualified No's—the Maybe's —are the doors and windows. Your " N o ' s " are most useful if they are not imbued with morality. Why? A. In a three-dimensional reality it seems that three absolute No's are necessary for reality stability. I speak of the "Law of N o ." and "I will never smoke marijuana.172 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION are using the tarot images. it is difficult to let go of it because of the label of " G o o d . Perhaps the only absolute No's you can discover that you have currently are. "I will not kill anyone under any circumstances. "This is not useful for my spiritual evolution. When you change a No to a Maybe." If you have labeled something " G o o d " and three or four years go by and it becomes destructive to you. just what does your mind judge is going on? A. Less than three make reality too wobbly. a Maybe to a Yes. "This is useful for my spiritual evolution. Yes is not structural. Good and Bad.

I began working with my Inner Guide. When your four-body system is in balance. what isn't holy? Spiritual growth can . Ask also what each one needs from each of the other three. It has the same form as the physical and is the body we perceive in an out-of-the-body experience or upon death. alchemical change. It's our anchor to the material plane. and he introduced me to one of the archetypal figures who said he wouldn't interact with me or give me any information until I got a j o b and a permanent place to live. Ask each if they are in balance with the others. The fourth body and the least dense is our spiritual or fire body—the love body. When we begin to see auras—the colored light around people—it is the inner three bodies' radiance that is being seen. To separate the material from the spiritual is false in my opinion. Every thought we think or idea we have occurs in that body. and all penetrate the physical body giving us our life and animation. The ability to give love. The most apparent of our four bodies is the physical or earth body." 121) Q. See what they look like. You speak of a four-body system. to create. Without it our three inner bodies would have no transformation vehicle. ask what you can do to get them in balance. Next there's the mental or air body. occurs from that body. If not. you are "centered. it is safe for the kundalini energy to begin to rise. " The three upper bodies interpenetrate each other.Questions and Answers 173 120) Q. each one unique and full of light and color. takes place in that body. Every feeling we have. You might ask your Inner Guide to bring figures that represent each of the four bodies. If everything is One. Then I met several other of the archetypes who said the same thing. with the exception of sight. the sense that "I a m . every sensation we feel. Next is the astral or water body—the emotional body. Are these just reflections of my old materialistic hang-ups getting in the way of my spiritual growth through the "magic mirror effect" or could this be true? A. to see. no "pot to cook in" for the spiritual. W h a t are the four bodies? A. glowing Easter eggs. It is the body we experience when we feel the quality of life. People look like great. Once the four bodies are in balance.

is the astrological symbol associated with such a base. Used by permission. a fixed earth sign (the High Priest or Hierophant in tarot). Taurus.174 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 32. Trump of the Hierophant shown here is from an original drawing by Leigh McCloskey ©1987. . To handle highly intense spiritual energy—the energy of the archetypes—a strong material base is necessary.

The b o t t o m of the pyramid is the physical plane. I see orange." It is also useful to visualize the inner colors as iridescent. . requesting much the same things requested of you. This may be why you are getting the messages about a job and a home from the archetypes. a series of colors in the same shape and outline as the bulb.Questions and Answers 175 often be compared to a pyramid. Set it up on a stand and look directly at it for thirty to forty-five seconds. To handle highly intense spiritual energy—the energy of the archetypes —a strong material base is necessary. iridescent butterfly wings. Your brain will remember and record this color experience. and you will be able to apply these colors to your meditative life. O . then violet. Practice by looking at sea shells. If this isn't solid. In fact this is a method used in the Bates Method of eye exercises. Center has come up with a useful technique that seems to help some people see color in media t i o n : "Get a 75 to 100 watt incandescent light bulb and lamp. Sometimes it takes the form of dietary requests. iridescent insects and the iridescence found in the feathers of birds. This color exercise does much to develop the mental application of color to your meditations. and finally deep purple. Without this firm earth plane base the changes brought from archetypal interaction would create too much turmoil in your life. H o w can I learn to visualize color more strongly in my meditations? A. being careful not to touch the eyelids themselves. Seeing the inner colors as iridescent brings much power into the meditative experience. E . It is c o m m o n for archetypes initially to request a stabilization of the earth plane. Becoming adept in using the Inner Guide Meditation has a lot to do with retraining yourself to bring together mental and emotional aspects within yourself. (The bright light will not harm your eyes. there is no base for spirit. and often. getting a health problem taken care of. Then cover your eyes with your palms.) The optic nerve will "see." with your eyes closed. David Benge of D . M . sometimes. 122) Q. followed by meadow green. "When I do this exercise. Iridescence seems to be strongly connected with spirit. then magenta.

For instance.176 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION 123) Q. It is the old guru trick and seems to exist more for the counselor's needs than for his or her patient's. 124) Q. Then the problems that brought the patient into therapy could be resolved rapidly without further complicating the process with new problems. Transference creates a dependence on the outer counselor or therapist. In meditation call on the Sun. because if a patient makes a transference onto the therapist. and giving them this conscious attention removes not only physical problems. a counter-transference onto the patient necessarily develops in turn. It limits the function of your Inner Guide to teach and protect. H o w can I work with my Inner Guide to allow energy to flow more easily in my physical body? I have a lot of problems with stiffness and aches and pains in certain parts of my body. Also. and ask the Sun to radiate those specific areas of your body corresponding to the horoscopic house Saturn is in. the transference/counter-transference dilemma wouldn't occur. therapists often have a hard time with countertransference. the sign Saturn is in and the house of the horoscope that has Capricorn on its cusp. buttocks. that it's unconscious p r o jection and that it's the only way to untangle the projective patterns. the house with Capricorn on its cusp). Why are you so against the "transference" encouraged by most psychologists and psychiatrists? A. In my experience most therapists seem to believe it's inevitable. If the Inner Guide would be incorporated into the therapy situation. the heart (fifth house) and the intestines (sixth house. you would ask the Sun to radiate and create energy flow in the liver. but also out-in-the-world problems the S a t u r n / C a p r i c o r n energies may be causing. or sets up the outer world person as mother or father. hips and thighs to just above the knees (Sagittarius). a loss of your Center. Therapists wish they could just make it go away. Projection remains always a two-way street. Our bodies tend to block energy in these specific areas. A. if you have Saturn in Sagittarius in the fifth house. and a projection of your authority and Inner Guide outside of yourself onto an outer world person. .

because it is the source of the sexual opposite in the person. W h e n they register your perceived outer reality in one way and then you define this same reality in an entirely different way by lying. Lesbian women I have worked with generally have gotten guides that seemed androgynous. But if the person intellectually understands that the anima or animus figure—or better. some of which may be antagonistic to one another. If you could try to put aside your prejudice and remember that both the masculine and the feminine reside in each of us. the figure Mitch Walker in his book Visionary Love calls the Anim — may well contain these contradictions. first in yourself. H o w would you use the Jungian concepts of anima and animus in your work. the High Priestess and the Empress. This implies a tug of war or conflict between two aspects of his feminine side. and imbalance generally brings with it pain or disease. it can be most valuable as an inner world figure. the anima being a personification of feminine psychological tendencies in a man's psyche and the animus being the same in a woman's? A.Questions and A nswers 111 125) Q. Lying to yourself or to others confuses the archetypes which are creating and sustaining your reality. then in your outer reality. and the thought of working with a male guide is abhorrent to me. Why is lying destructive? A. in tarot terms. two separate sets of instructions are received by them—two contradictory suggestions are made as to how to create your reality experience. For instance. These contradictions create imbalance. your . a m a n might have the relationship of M o o n opposite or polarized with Venus in his horoscope. The Jungian terms anima and animus are necessarily general and contain many different specific archetypes. 127) Q. but they were clearly not female. 126) Q. To incorporate these two archetypal energies into one anima figure can blur the relationship between them and create confusion. I am a lesbian. Isn't it possible to work with a w o m a n as the first of the guides? A.

Truly let each teach you. Superstition and hysteria about tarot and astrology seem prevalent among the fundamentalists in our society. 129) Q. 128) Q. H o w can I deal with this? A. asking each of the tarot figures to reverse the sex it . and what can I do about it with the Inner Guide Meditation? It makes me do irrational things and interferes in my life in a major way. inner or outer. A. Next. new information sources would open up to them along with a new understanding of multi-dimensional physics. 130) Q. W h y do I feel horny all the time. whether internal or external. as it were.178 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Inner Guide's unconditional love and acceptance might allow you to make an exception about working with men in his case. Initially. Perhaps it's an unconscious "fundamentalist" part of yourself. Ask your Shadow woman what she's trying to communicate to you by manipulating your husband to have this attitude. W h a t do you mean when you use the word "conscious?" A. go through the sequence again. Let each archetype design the experience and the interaction. use the gender normally pictured on its tarot key for each of the first twenty-two experiences. If scientists would use the scientific method and study before judging. A strong sexual drive is often an indication that one inner archetype is seeking unification with another or with the ego. working with each one of the twenty-two tarot archetypes in succession — Fool through the World— and having each archetype relate sexually with you in both its masculine and feminine forms. I use the word "consciousness" to mean maximum ego awareness infused with knowledge and experience of spirit. By conscious I mean that of which the ego is aware. whether of science or religion. My husband is a scientist and disparages astrology and meditation. Many of my friends and people I work with tell me of positive results they've gotten from uniting sexually with the archetypes — sacred sex. This can be done systematically.

. 1978). Yes." The Living Face of Ancient Egypt. These eighty-eight sexual interactions with the archetypes will give you the full spectrum of experiential information about spirit. . both the permission of and supervision by your Inner Guide are vital in these meditations because of the incredible power of these experiences. and Her-Bak. It is therefore immanent in the Neter-nature. Power originates action. . . . ideas immanent or virtually contained in nature which give substance form throughout the phases of continuous creation and all genesis. but which you. sex and the kundalini as they operate on all levels of reality. can't. Isha Schwaller de Lubicz speaks of them in her two books: Her-Bak. . repeat the forty-four experiences with you reversing your sex. Finally. Egyptian Initiate. Used by permission. . Her-Bak: The Living Face of Ancient Egypt (Rochester. natural force and its potential. VT: Inner Traditions. which can be modified by other Neter-powers and conditioned by the creature. "Chick Pea. . .Questions and Answers 179 was at first. agents and functions of these manifestations. But it comprises two elements. The Neters are the functional principles of nature. The Neters are the causal Powers —primary causes and secondary causes —of everything that manifests itself in the Universe. . . thing or situation in which it is active. . . 131) Q. Throughout the following quotations from her books I equate archetypes for Neters. In ancient Egypt the archetypes were called Neters and were understood with a depth and sophistication that m a k e our current understanding seem naive. they are the principles. . . O u r sense and cerebral intelligence can't grasp them in the abstract. p. but sense and cerebral intelligence can study the evidence of their essential quality throughout the scale of creatures. Isha Schwaller de Lubicz. . the ego. 340. 7 . 7 Neters are . Did the ancient Egyptians know about archetypes? A. for they often awaken the kundalini force which your Guide can control. . Of course.

. . Isn't a Neter a manifest quality? One ascends from nature to Neter. We know that Neter is before m a n . . which is a law of "necessity" independent of the subjects that submit to it. . it is indifferent to the names that are attributed to it. names are given to the forces that rule nature they always relate to principles that can be known through their effects —that is. qualities of divine Force. which is the road to liberation from its corporal state. potentially all that will appear. These principles are the Neters. nature. . . will give similar results: it is sensible to note the characters of function and circumstances that produced such and such a phenomenon. imposing her laws upon us and manifesting the development of a being through all its transformations. in their own domain of action. . he shares the work of cosmic powers with the acquired consciousness of cosmic M a n . . . Whatever . as for example the quality " w a r m t h . through whose symbols one may get to know nature. We know that the same function. . and does the work of "those who are in their caves. . The Neters are spiritual powers. . They are states of a consciousness which is not to be confused with the consciousness that results from existence. he becomes an "emitter" . " whereas the creature changes constantly in the growth of its consciousness. work. A Neter is a principle or an agent of a cosmic law or function. they must be regarded . . We must note . . or cosmic functions. . .T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION But it is difficult for h u m a n intelligence to grasp the idea of unity in the creative source and the multiplicity evident in nature. A Neter acts according to its function whether it is u n k n o w n or known to human beings. . through natural phen o m e n a . . Their consciousness is a quality that enters into relations with things in a character that is invariable and doesn't change. When a m a n has liberated his [personal] Neter [the Self]. . It acts and manifests itself by virtue of its own determinism. We have nature incessantly before us. . develop in creatures. . In order to understand the meaning of the Neters. in the same circumstances." T h a t is. . . idea before thing. what differentiates Neters from h u m a n beings relative to the microcosm: A Neter is not the micro- .

and redeemer and the universal feminine principle. beyond the three principles of creator. Although the incoming soul is certainly " a r o u n d " the mother during her pregnancy. Somehow she found me. 8 Isha Schwaller de Lubicz. I have worked with pregnant women whose Guides have advised that an abortion be performed. each case must be considered individually. 8 132) Q. but an aspect or a principial function of it. Going deep into Egyptian theology. In abortion questions. High Priestess and Center figure. it generally doesn't enter the infant body permanently until just before the birth. So many circumstances must be taken into consideration that only the Guides of the parents would have the right and the correct perspective to advise in such a matter. They all decided that the pregnancy would be harmful to both her and to what she was to do this life. . A h u m a n being is the microcosm. he synthesizes the Neters. One that has been suggested is. W h a t is your stand on abortion? A. VT: Inner Traditions. Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate (Rochester.Questions and Answers 181 cosm. one finds that the Neters are of nature (by "nature" is meant all states that are transitory and relative in relation to the eternal state of the spirit of origin and to the spiritual consciousness acquired throughout nature). 1978). . 225. One w o m a n I worked with discussed her pregnancy with her Guide. 9 0 . 148-149. . and I initiated her. animator.9 1 . 310. Her Guide told her that her state was due to an abortion she had had in her early teens. . once an abortion has been done. and others whose Guides recommended the child be b o r n . Long ago I worked with a woman in her late sixties who was in an acute state of depressive melancholia and facing possible electric shock therapy to attempt to break the state. usually. The next day she had a spontaneous abortion. 326. "Is your existence dedicated to the cause of total truthfulness?" 133) Q. 157. Selections used by permission. Is there another test question to ask the Inner Guide? A. There is a terrible problem with guilt. pp.

"soul" is the combination of the water (emotional) and air (mental) bodies. allowing her loving feelings for the soul who would have come in to go into the creative project. Therefore I recommend that people who have Sun in Gemini work with two Solar Center or Power Alien figures. H o w do you define "soul?" A. while Spirit is the fire (spiritual) body alone. the deathless body that continues life after life. Why is this? A. a quilt. It is advisable for each of the parents to discuss past abortions fully with his and her Inner Guide. When the Gemini factor is condensed into one form. 136) Q. As one of the leaders of the American macrobiotics movement says. a poem. This seems to furnish the "balancing" needed and removes the possibility of problems with guilt or self-punishment from occurring later in the life. with two Lunar Construct or Vessel Alien figures. It seems useful for both the mother and. anything out of her own personal creativity. and then to give it away. and those with Gemini or Sagittarius rising (the Ascendant) in their horoscopes work with two Shadow figures. it becomes too contradictory and too hard to understand. Gemini or the Twins in tarot always want to be two or more things. and the depression vanished." We are experienc- . She did this. How do you read AIDS as a message to us about ourselves? A.182 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION which she no longer even thought about! He advised her to make something creative —a painting. For me. 134) Q. 135) Q. You mentioned that you have your M o o n in Gemini and work with two High Priestess figures. "The disease is always the cure. the father to create something and give it out into life for each aborted pregnancy. if possible. By asking for two figures the dualistic needs of the Gemini factor are clearly perceived. those with M o o n in Gemini. to let it go out into life. Gemini in your horoscope indicates an area of duality.

Then. What can I do about this? . I call Protectors those individuals who have no Alien patterns in their natal horoscopes. and acting as "translators" for them. 137) Q. and those people who have Alien patterns don't frighten the Protectors or make them nervous as they do others. when used in conjunction with a spiritual or meditative practice. To use sexual energy unconsciously during this time of kundalini activation will bring painful results. the feeling of having experienced an event or situation previously which in fact you are experiencing for the first time? A. even though we don't remember the actual bleedthrough occurrence. How do you explain deja vu. 138) Q. They generally have not suffered the social rejection and alienation that the Aliens have experienced. we "recognize" it. They seem to function in a protective way towards the Aliens.Questions and Answers 183 ing AIDS now because nature is telling us that we must be conscious of how we use our sexual energy. I think deja vu has to do with a subliminal bleedthrough into ego consciousness at the time a situation is being created on the archetypal level. My mind keeps drifting or sometimes I fall asleep while meditating. no matter what the sexual preference. Macrobiotics is the only diet or treatment I have heard of which heals the immune system by improving the blood and gets early cases of A I D S to remit. There seems to be a lag between the time when the archetypes create the reality we will be experiencing in what we call the real world and when the event they have created actually occurs. when the event or situation occurs. A further message seems to be that we must become more aware of our health and bodies. warning them when they get too "far out" or scary for other people. 139) Q. but who find themselves surrounded by people who d o . What are "Protectors"? A.

Trump of the Moon from the tarot deck in Seed. New York. The Moon or Pisces is one of the forces that hold the secrets of the archetypes and the keys to the physics of the inner dimensions and past lives. 1969. Used by permission. . published by Crown Publishers.184 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 33.

and sometimes in the fourth or heart center. a shape-shifter. The English word "wizard" also means "one who k n o w s . If you ask your Guide to take you to the images of these two energies within. Haiti. healer. This is usually caused by the archetypal forces called the Hanged Man and the Moon in tarot (Neptune and Pisces in astrology). are among the greatest thieves of life energy. A priest or priestess must be virgin. The word " s h a m a n " is Siberian and means in English "one who knows. W h a t is the difference between a shaman and a priest or priestess? A. The remedy for this seems to be getting into the fantasy and living it on the inner planes with your Guide." Different kinds of shamanism are found all over the world and are still actively practiced in Brazil. 140) Q. and talk to them about the problems of concentration and alertness. the three lower chakras.Questions and Answers 185 A. counselor. " The Persian astrologers or magi. Then you provide a doorway for the energy to come into your daily life on the earth plane. Fantasizing and day-dreaming. the possessor of extraordinary magical and psychic abilities. a worker with the dead. The shaman develops his or her powers in the first three energy centers along the spine. a descender into the underworld. with you entering the fantasy with your Guide and participating rather than merely watching yourself on an inner movie screen or stage. except for those powerful individuals who elect to be shamanic priests or priestesses. The archetypes often suggest a more active fantasy life. which have to do with our escapist urges: spacing out. are still called "Wise Men" in the Christian tradition. a channeler of potent archetypal energy. celibate. you should be able to obtain a solution to the problem. fantasy. Africa and among the Indians of North America. and addictive behavior. Traditionally. the shaman is an associate of the Gods and Goddesses. metasexual or practice coitus interruptus to develop his or her powers in the upper . artist and poet. Virginity or celibacy are not requisite for these powers. The phenomena you mention seem to indicate a repression of one or both of these energies or a repression of energies connected to the twelfth house. where you are only the observer. day-dreaming. who gave their name to magic.

Inner Guide work initiates one into shamanism with all its attendant powers. 141) Q. whether in this life or many lives down the line. I seem to have more resistance to being receptive in the meditation than others have. They strive to gain access to all the awakened centers. Nakedness brings vulnerability. You might try working naked when you meditate. 142) Q. they can safely channel the kundalini and the archetypes' undiluted spiritual powers through themselves. but also receptivity. to development as a fully awakened shamanic priest or priestess.186 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION centers also. T h u s . resisting that which is new or that which would cause it to change and transform. Continued deep-level work with the Guide finally leads one into priest or priestess training. The fear mechanism that strives to keep the current ego from growing and changing is strengthened by marijuana. and by alcohol. its derivatives. It affects the ego in such a way that those unconscious elements which presently control or manipulate the ego are further distorted or blocked from being understood. Can you suggest anything I might do to get my ego more out of the way? A. H o w do marijuana and alcohol affect the Inner Guide Meditation and the rest of life? A. seeing and feeling things on the archetypal level. Clothes seem to carry a heavy investment of the ego's energy and serve to help the ego maintain itself at its current awareness level. Aquarius and Uranus (the tarot Star and Fool) have to do with both freedom and nudity. I have trouble hearing. and it takes about a year for heavy smokers to totally rid the body of its effects (although a macrobiotic diet speeds up the detoxification). usually with the seat of power located in the heart for balance. Marijuana effectively blocks initial contact with the true Inner Guide for up to ten days following its use. allowing inflation of the ego and increased separation from the heart center. Alcohol and marijuana are the two drugs which pull us . one's true nature.

They keep us internally and externally bound to and dependent on the unconscious mother-father ( M o o n / S a t u r n . father's third sibling. the ones that correspond to the astrological houses containing your M o o n and Cancer energies will suffer in their lives or create problems in your life as you use alcohol. it takes away these abilities and replaces them with the illusion of having these increased abilities. the personality becomes grandiose. law. This includes the fourth house of the horoscope. public success. and they're wrong. and individuality. security. the mind of mediocrity. in fact." "I'm surrounded by enemies" and the like. mother's third sibling. and the ones that correspond to the houses containing the Saturn and Capricorn energies. Of those people related to you through blood. as being responsive negatively to alcohol. the natural house of Cancer—mother. If you regard the Cancer/Capricorn pole of a horoscope as a seesaw. employer. "the powers that be. and the tenth house. reputation. policemen. career. creativity. honor. Marijuana seems to be the more insidious of the two drugs. because it is a drug that "lies" to the individual. the mind that fosters and perpetuates the illusions of separation and non-unity. while marijuana suppresses the energies of Saturn (tarot World) and Capricorn (tarot Old Pan or Devil). when." "Nobody really understands." the Establishment. and attempts at all costs to maintain the status quo. all limits dissolve into the boundless. This can be demonstrated through an individual's horoscope. marijuana smoking suppresses the Capricorn end. will suffer or cause problems for you as you use marijuana. resulting in the Cancerian end raising too high and becoming u n b a l a n c e d the emotions go out of control. In astrological terms. authority figures. or role. as being negatively responsive to marijuana. The illusion is defended with a paranoid ego stance —"I'm right. the natural house of Capricorn —father. reality base. and the ego goes into a manic . family as a unit.Questions and Answers 187 into the unconscious Collective Mind or Mass Mind. home. Cancer/Capricorn) archetypes and away from the development of our own freedom. alcohol suppresses the Lunar (tarot High Priestess) and the Cancerian (tarot Chariot) energies in the realitygenerating system. telling the person's ego that his or her abilities to love and create are becoming greater. feelings and emotions.

Used by permission.188 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Figure 34. . Trump of the Chariot based on Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot Deck.

143) Q. Thus a classical manic-depressive syndrome is created and maintained until both drugs. which in turn produces depression. In this era we live in of vast changes on all levels of reality. I find marijuana use deleterious. so that awakening kundalini energy becomes quite dangerous to the individual's life or sanity. " but not to get habituated t o . exhaustion. are no longer used and the four-body system returns to its own natural health and balance. lovers). but then in increased desire or need for the marijuana. because it prevents a person from contacting the true Guide. It is a tragedy of our time that alcohol and marijuana are so poorly understood. You can bring it to form by asking your Inner Guide to bring your Solar Center Construct figure (or Power Alien). It takes away the individual's ability to love and create —to do the work of his or her own heart center—and it substitutes the mind and rationalization in its place. marijuana isn't all " b a d . often quite severe. fear of change is prominent. paranoia. This is a figure produced by a combination of primary energies. friends. It makes invisible to the ego the true purpose of the life. sealing off spirit. " It probably prevented World War III back in the late 60's and early 70's. This results first in stabilization.) It seems a useful drug for people to "go t h r o u g h . which makes deep-level meditation dangerous. your Lunar Construct figure (or Vessel Alien). generally those who love the person most and are the closest (family.Questions and Answers 189 phase. but doesn't prevent contact with the archetypes and with false guides. ("Stoned" soldiers aren't too interested in fighting wars. fear. and guilt. through ignorance of the mechanics of the four-body system. the marijuana and the m o o d stabilizer. But like everything. and it injures all those around the person. This is the seesaw effect often observed in marijuana users. Marijuana also clogs the seven energy centers (or chakras) along the spine. he will often prescribe some mood balancing drug. Only meditation — some form of going within safely—effectively deals with these fears. If a physician is consulted. W h a t is the Divine Androgyne I hear you speak of? A. and the archetypes of .

" 9 This is an extremely powerful energy form. for gentle balance. 1980). unbalanced humanity. he becomes a force for wholeness. . 19. that which is beyond polarity or duality. The resultant figure represents your central essence. In his book Visionary Love. . . Is there a spiritual hierarchy that our Guides reflect? A. e. the union of masculine and feminine. Be sure to ask your Guide just how much to initially interact with the Divine Androgyne figure. tapping into the endless nurturance of the primal Great Mother and the infinite energy-power of the primal Sky Father". Then ask these four figures to dissolve into an oval of light and to become one androgynous figure. and heed your Guide's advice.190 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION your Mercury (the tarot Magician) and the archetype that represents the sign your Mercury is in. when hierarchies will no longer work. It's the paradigm of healing. this last portion of the Piscean Age. Certainly. and perhaps the central theme of many lifetimes. It is my belief that understanding or structuring things in terms of hierarchy is no longer useful to h u m a n evolution. the Guides seem to reflect no hierarchical structure." the union of the masculine and feminine principles within yourself which results in the experience of Oneness and union with Deity. We must take our judgments out of concepts like "higher" and "lower. personifies the harmony of opposites. can one say that the brain is Mitch Walker and Friends. gurus and corporate heads. I believe we are in a cycle. p. Visionary Love (San Francisco: Treeroots Press. a person with Mercury in Virgo would ask for the Magician and the Hermit. It represents the general theme of this life. We see it in the fall of kings. This figure represents the Primary Original within you that can help teach you how to get beyond the pull of the opposites and how to achieve the "Alchemical Marriage." For instance..g. When a person allies himself with the A n d r o gyne. and he "becomes an agent in the transformation of a conflicted. embodying all the diverse traits of masculinity and femininity together in oneness. 144) Q. Mitch Walker describes this spiritforce: "The Androgyne.

your Shadow will again look unlike you. The day the figure looks exactly like you." or "higher" and "lower" entering as factors. Otherwise. the figure will come to look more and more like you. You see your double and you die. Remember. is the day you will experience an ego death and rebirth. Is one cell of the body more "holy" than another? I believe that the final lesson of Pisces that each of us must learn is to see the common thread that spiritually connects each and all of us. definitely. Your Guide does. . or will become something lifeless and robotic that will nourish neither itself nor any of its parts. Should the Inner Guide accompany you when archetypes want you to leave the meeting place and go somewhere else in the inner world? A. I believe the Shadow often contains the "double. mental. In Europe there is a folk belief about the double or Doppelgänger. In a strange country it's best to have both interpreter and protector. any organized body of people must learn to be "leaderful. Never go anywhere in meditation without your Guide. and to deal with each other with sensitivity and compassion. emotional. 145) Q." but the double is more akin to what I call the Solar Center in a m a n and the Lunar Construct in a w o m a n . without the judgements of "better" and "less good." to have each person concerned about the spiritual whole—the physical.Questions and Answers 191 better than the heart? Remove either. I think we will find the group will become "sick" and stop functioning. As you work in the Inner Guide Meditation with your Shadow m a n or w o m a n . Yes. This seems to be psychologically true when speaking of the Shadow. You can always tell where you are in your own transformation process by looking at your Shadow. and death ensues. as if you were looking into a mirror. you don't really know what the "rules" are on the inner planes. When the death-rebirth process is completed. and spiritual bodies of the group —and his or her part in it. Is what is called the "double" the same as the Shadow? A. Today. 146) Q.

the source of masculinity in a man and of femininity in a w o m a n ." "Love" is the projection of an erotic aspect of Double or Anim onto another person. depending on the mythology which has shaped them." there is a homosexual union. akin to or identical with the Shadow. In particular. Visionary Love: Within an individual person the myth of masculine/feminine splits the unconscious psychic unity into two halves. W h o you can love a n d / o r have sex with. Mythic patterns are set up to channel what's often called "love. T h e Double and the Anim contain many spirit-forces and kosmic values. for the roles of " m a n " and " w o m a n .192 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION The "double" used in this sense. When the Anims of a m a n and a w o m a n are shared in this "love. Besides embodying the Primal Parents (the Earth Mother and the Sky Father). This is the cause of great happiness and sexual yearning. " In this regard. encouraging some aspects and dis- . differs from the "Double" described by Mitch Walker in his book. the projecting person sees in the other the kosmic wonder. are all controlled by myths." When the Double of two men or two women are shared in "love. how and when you can. That half which is left out of the person's identity is called the Anim [akin to the anima and animus of Jungian psychology]. that half which underlies a person's appropriate sex-role personality is called the Double. W h e n this happens. Double and Anim contain both erotic and destructive forces in relation to other individuals. and may lead to kosmic revelations seen in the sacred source of the projections. which manipulate these forces. beauty and magick inherent in that spirit-source. the source of femininity in a m a n and masculinity in a w o m a n . Such unions have been told of in stories like "Tristan and Isolt" and "Romeo and Juliet. Relationships of this kind have been described in tales like "Epic of Gilgamesh" and "Apollo and Hyacinthus." there is a heterosexual union. The social myth system seeks to regulate and control these forces through their suppression or projection onto other individuals." These love and sex patterns are closely regulated by the social myth system. these halves also form the basis for sex-role identity.

when a person projects their Double onto another there's an unconscious sense of twinning or reflection of their ego. This can create an atmosphere between lovers of profound familiarity. intuitive strength and understanding. while in Jewish mythology Double-love was tabooed (although the story of David and J o n a t h a n is a notable exception in the Bible). When the social mythology shapes Anim and Double. a mysterious. yet where the two duplicates are bound together through their c o m m o n spirit-essence into a third object. The Greek tale of Narcissus. since heterosexual union is necessary to the survival of the species. a dynamic. we sense in their identicalness a c o m m o n source or essence. is a story describing this Magickal Twinning-force. Because sex-role identity is based on the Double. In this way sex-role identity gains solidity and substance through rootedness in the life-giving spirit world. who fell in love with his reflection in a pool. Thus Double-love is distinguished from Anim-love by uncanny feelings of unity. it incorporates as part of the Double a spirit-energy called Magickal Twinning. a person's sex role identity is formed as a vague reflection or twin of the unconscious Double. Two examples are ancient Sparta and the Jews: in Sparta Doublelove served the state in the education of young men and the strengthening of warrior-traits. In this way the Magickal Twinning-force is evoked between two people. an indivisible unity. joyful sharing of feelings and needs. "love" and sex roles are very closely tied together. making spirit twins.Questions and Answers 193 couraging others. The action of Magickal Twinning is a kind of duplication where the spirit-essence of one object is infused into another. concubinage or rape. strength and reinforcement of personal identity. Through the action of Magickal Twinning. Confucius describes this in his commentary on Fellowship in the I Ching: . Double-love can be institutionalized or condemned in a myth system. However. leading to the notion of identity or equality with that other person. When we see a pair of identical twins. As can be seen. All societies institutionalize Anim-love in some form such as marriage. This sense is a manifestation of Magickal Twinning. which is the numinous process that makes two things out of one or one thing out of t w o .

And when two people understand each other in their innermost hearts. Examples include Harmodius and Aristogiton. However. pairs of lovers were often proclaimed as tyrant murderers." In the so-called birthplace of democracy. vigorous opposition to mythic hierarchies. like the fragrance of orchids. Double-love. I demand of it the spiritual corresponding. Their words are sweet and strong. ancient Greece. Since Magickal Twinning inheres in the Double. or by institutionalizing it as an acceptable aspect of sex-role identity. for example. This aspect of Double-love was exploited by many warrior societies such as the Dorians and the Japanese. Demand the most copious and close companionship of men . Since Double-love involves the most intense projections of Double. it gives rise to an insolent.194 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION But when two people are at one in their innermost hearts. it gives rise to the clearest. Double-love is the source of ideals concerning equality. When this happens. . and Melanippus and Chariton. Since all social myth systems have hierarchies. its special odor breathing. and highly respected. . If two things are identical. if Double-love can break free of social control. This control is provided through myths condemning Double-love. vigor and unity of soldiers. since it increased the bravery. is the basis for that harmonious rapport between people sometimes called "brotherly love. They shatter even the strength of iron or bronze. Double projections involving others invoke the Twinning-force between people. there's a sense (usually unconscious) of being identical to the other person. Double-love can become an equalizing force dangerous to a system which can't control it. they must be perfectly equal. . strongest sense of Magickal Twinning. Because of this. This equalizing force was celebrated by Walt Whitman in a poem: The prairie-grass dividing." It's also the source for the ideal of political equality referred to as "democracy.

Those with a never-quell'd audacity. The Competitor is a negative Magickal Twinning. . war and genocide." Western culture has given an exalted place to the Competitor. that person is seen as a threat and an enemy to be destroyed. a stone post with an erect cock (see N o r m a n O. there's also a destructive aspect of the Double called the Competitor. who was a God of sexuality. His wand of two snakes or white ribbons twined about a rod —symbolic of the Magickal Twinning force —was the wand of the magician. leading not following. erect. The kosmic energy of Magickal Twinning. When the Competitor is projected onto another person. It brings about the pattern of the "hero" and his "enemy. when not split up / and projected as positive (love) and negative (hate) aspects of the Double. those with sweet and lusty flesh clear of taint. He was a merry trickster-figure who pulled clever pranks. Those that look carelessly in the faces of Presidents and governors. Double-hatred. and the war described in that story. his altar was the herm. until one of the two shall fall and glut Ares with his blood. football. . and there shall be no truce for us. tennis and so on. Achilles and Hector in the Iliad. never obedient. Brown. and magickal energy. who served the western god in his ambitious plans. . So there can be no love between you and me. Hermes was an important figure in medieval alchemy. . . As Achilles says to Hector: "Lions and men make no truce." the two men or the two armies that struggle against each other for victory. wolves and lambs have no friendship—they hate each other for ever. The Competitor has great potential in furthering the h u m a n activities of murder. This spirit-being resembles an ancient Greek God called Hermes. Hermes the Thief). His . stepping with freedom and command. who interpenetrates other spirit-forces and brings them together. are a good example of this pattern. and he was also the messenger of the other Gods. In addition to these characteristics.Questions and Answers 195 Those that go their own gait. manifests in the spirit-realm as a being whose energy is catalytic. as to say Who are you? Those of earth-born passion. In ritualized form this is the basis for most "sports" such as boxing. and it seeks to destroy a person's identity. never constrain'd. travel. simple.

is the central archetypal energy associated with human sexuality and the kundalini force. . ruler of the sign Scorpio (tarot Death).Figure 35. which relates to Pluto. Its motto is: Change or die! Illustration shown here is an original drawing by Leigh McCloskey ©1987. The trump of The Last Judgement. Used by permission. Pluto's stay in the sign Scorpio from 1983 to 1995 gives a humanity a major lesson in the conscious uses of sexuality.

. 22-25. the union of Hermes and Aphrodite. This "double" is the projected emotional or astral body. and not to write about this physics in any detail until Pluto established itself in Scorpio. as does all else in the universe. sexual in origin. we have lost the knowledge of the physics of sex. In ancient Greek mythology. I received the teaching about the physics of sex as the second part of the dream in which I was given the information about the Alien patterns in horoscopes. Texas. but a catalytic force which can reunite the kosmic duality of masculine/ feminine. Goddess of Love. after August 27. I was told in the dream not to talk about any of the sexual material for seven years—just to observe the physics at work in the world. She unlocks spirit-powers.Questions and Answers 197 alchemical element was mercury (quicksilver) and his principal magick was the bringing together of the male and female elements to form the philosopher's stone. although it can look and act quite real. This occurred in H o u s t o n . 147) Q. the supreme alchemical goal. on November 8. prejudice and "morality" hold sway. 10 A third kind of "double" that may be encountered in literature is the "double" referred to by Carlos Castaneda in his writings. It usually is identical in appearance to the actual physical individual. the Androgyne. no matter what the current social persuasion. It is the body one is in when he or she is astral projecting or dead—the "ghost" body. but is less substantial — more an illusion. and when she's summoned against a falseself system she leads the seeker to magickal forces which can transform that person into a healer and sham a n of great beauty and strength. Because sexuality is an area where ignorance. pp. Used by permission. Visionary Love. Certain l0 Walker. Her magickal silvery laughter melts barriers and carries her far and fast through the spiritworld. produced H e r m a p h r o d i t o s . This Hermes-being is not male or female. 1974. 1984. W h a t is "the physics of sex" I've heard you talk about? A. Sex operates by natural and universal law. Hermes' erect cock symbolizes her alive penetrating essence.

Tantra has always been a secret tradition passed orally from master to student. Heterosexual intercourse in which a virgin male has no orgasm during penetration does not appear to interfere with the state of virginity or the availability of the powers or Alien abilities in the m a n . mental and spiritual systems operate according to the laws of physics as does everything else. information and techniques available to cure our ignorance of the Earth and her mysteries. an "earthing" takes place." and their horoscopes become easy to read. the virginity of both is maintained. The kundalini energy operates according to physics. coitus interruptus or samesex expression. The path of the shaman. More information on this can be found in a book dealing with tantric sex. unless the woman has orgasm while penetration occurs. the horoscope "sets. In this new phase of the Piscean Age (which began in 1817) where we have the freedom. For instance. Unfortunately. That is to say. priest or priestess and the path of the householder are truly different. they seem to be easily able to develop the talents and abilities of any of the Alien patterns. so long as the condition of virginity is maintained. as well as the mysteries of our inner dimensions. and they are able to safely handle a full kundalini arousal. When a person loses his or her virginity through normal heterosexual expression. oral sex or anal sex where orgasm or ejaculation occur. but equally sacred. Probably the most useful book would be Mantak Chia's . Penetration in the foregoing instances refers to either genital sex. The h u m a n physical. They become predictable according to their degree of consciousness. If neither the man nor the woman have orgasm while penetration occurs. Their horoscopes tend to be more difficult to read than those of individuals who have "earthed" through normal sexuality. this physics can be brought once again into consciousness. emotional. They lose the full spectrum of their Alien powers until they return to a state of virginity through celibacy. children and adults who are and remain virgin seem to be unprogrammed and are like gelatin which has never set. This has nothing to do with "better" or "less good" but with an operating physics. and any Alien pattern (along with its abilities) tends to go unconscious.198 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION abilities are available to people who utilize certain sexual modes and not to others. there are not many good books on this subject.

which would be dangerous to the normal m a n or woman. Lesbians and gay men seem to have better access to both the male and female aspects of themselves. All of us who write books include all of our ego prejudices. A celibate priest serving the mass is performing an act of energy magic which brings spiritual energy from other dimensions into this one. trust your heart and your intuition. What he is bringing through himself in the mass is a real energy—a potent . as do all individuals whose spiritual path is "solo" and who avoid the normal partnering process of society. They don't seem to project the inner opposite (Anim or Jungian anima or animus) as do the majority of people. he is quite wrong. This is probably the reason that celibacy. They develop rapidly when they focus on and work toward achieving the abilities of shaman. This is probably why the shamans and magic makers throughout the world are drawn from the metasexuals—virgins. Should this happen. check it out with your Inner Guide. and then go on serving the mass. pre-requisite or at least permitted in many religions and spiritual practices in the world. he will become gravely ill. and opinions in our writings. metasexuality a n d / o r a virgin condition were. Normal heterosexual expression prevents access to or renders dangerous the spiritual powers that the true priest or priestess invokes. Should the priest. New York. But when reading this or any book. then extends it out to touch a congregation through the doorway of himself. priest or priestess. lesbians and some bi-sexuals. and often still are. is almost a "given" for this group. to come through them. the inner union of the male and female principles. beliefs. Therefore. think he can have a heterosexual affair. gays. Masturbation and same-sex expression also do not seem to interfere with the virgin state. 1984). go insane or die. so vital in spiritual work. the most c o m m o n example of sexual physics in a religious context is found in the R o m a n Catholic priest. In the West. confess it to another priest. If information in any book doesn't feel right to you. celibates. Always believe your own heart over any written word. This 10 to 20 percent of the h u m a n population with a sexual otherness (a different kind of "wiring") have the ability to allow energies.Questions and Answers 199 Taoist Secrets of Love (Aurora Press. because we have suppressed the function of priestess for so many thousands of years. especially books dealing with metaphysics and sexuality. through ignorance.



Figure 36. The six-pointed star illustrating psycho-sexual development.

energy. If he has grounded or "earthed" himself and continues to serve the mass, correctly, as designed, he will react as a shortcircuiting wire does —he'll burn out. Only men and women who are not "earthed" through physical union with the opposite sex can be true priests and priestesses. Only they can handle and sustain a full kundalini awakening. The East knows this. The West has yet to learn. Religion without its real priest or priestess is form without content, structure without God or Goddess. Virginity and celibacy must be given back to the youth of today as viable options. Channels for potent spiritual energy must become available in the world once more. Psycho-sexual development can be diagrammed using a sixpointed star or "Star of David" drawn within a circle, the circle containing two interpenetrating equilateral triangles, one pointing u p , the other, d o w n . (See Figure 36.) The down-pointing triangle is the triangle of the feminine, the up-pointing, the triangle of the masculine. If we label the b o t t o m point A and continue counterclockwise left a r o u n d the circle with the points marked B, C, D, E, and F, then A represents the individual at birth where no polarity exists, the infant existing in the Oneness. B, then, is the first stage in h u m a n development, the autoerotic, where there is arousal of sexual feeling without external stimulation or with self-stimulation. C is the next stage, the homoerotic, where the sexuality projects out onto persons of the same sex, and D is the socialized, " n o r m a l "





heterosexual stage, where the sexuality projects out onto persons of (he opposite sex. This last stage is what most people strive for and where most people stay for an entire lifetime. The path of spiritual return to Oneness continues along the circle reversing the previous stages. Thus, E becomes the point where the sexual energy is withdrawn from the opposite sex and attaches again to persons of like sex, the homoerotic stage of the return. We see this in our culture in monasteries and convents where individuals of the same sex group together. F is then the autoerotic stage on the path of return, where the individual becomes singular, no longer seeking the support of the same-sex group —the "hermit" stage. A n d , finally, A on the path of return is reached, the final goal of Oneness or Union with God, where the opposites are reconciled and the individual becomes truly androgynous. An individual can move directly from point C to point E along the circle, as Catholic priests often d o , but then the inner opposite (male or female) must be worked with directly in some way to prevent psycho-sexual problems from developing and creating imbalance in the person's four-body system. This movement from C to E seems to be easier for women than for men, because women have easier access to their feeling natures. Anyone can return to the state of physical virginity by becoming celibate or by practicing coitus interruptus. The amount of time it takes varies depending upon one's pattern. Power Aliens get back to a state of virginity in seven years, Vessel Aliens in fourteen years, Instrument Aliens in twenty-one years, and all others in twentyeight years. But during the stay of Pluto in Scorpio which lasts until 1995, anyone can get back to the virgin state in seven years, seemingly a special dispensation brought by the sex/kundalini planet, Pluto, in the sex/kundalini sign, Scorpio. This is evidenced by those individuals I work with who have experienced the return of their "lost" abilities because of celibacy, coitus interruptus or samesex expression since Pluto entered into Scorpio. This exception to the rule will probably also be true during Uranus' stay in Aquarius from 1996 to 2003. In sexual physics the orgasm is the key. At orgasm, powerful energy is released into the physical plane. If this energy isn't directed in some way, ideally with love, toward the sexual partner, any of the archetypes can use the energy to manifest with on the



material plane. If the person is using sex without love purely for physical gratification and "spaces out" at orgasm, his or her most unconscious archetypes can take this energy and manifest something with it, usually what the individual's ego would least want manifested. This seems to be why the world's so-called swingers often have such "horror show" lives. So when you have orgasm, remember to direct the energy into some positive manifestation. If you're masturbating, direct the energy consciously at orgasm —to your houseplants, to the healing of Mother Earth or to one of the archetypes, or, if with a partner, to each other with love. Don't waste sacred energy.

148) Q. Why do I sometimes react extremely negatively to people and situations in my life? It's like I'm possessed. I become a terrible person to be around. A. It's not "you" —the real you —who you're judging to be a "terrible person." Your heart Center is always loving and giving. The negative roles we occasionally fall into are produced by one or more of the archetypes temporarily taking over or manipulating the ego. Try to take the behavior as information about parts of yourself that need attention in meditation —that need new expressions for their energies. Don't blame yourself or put yourself down. The consciousness process is organic. Love and accept yourself wherever you are, negative role behavior and all. Try to learn to lift above the ego and laugh at the negative roles you fall into. And work with the manipulating archetypes with your Inner Guide. You'll find that the negative role playing will finally fall away. Remember, you're responsible for what the ego does—in the sense of responding to the archetypal messages you're acting out or sending yourself, but you're not to blame. Blame taking is ego arrogance. You would never have consciously chosen the negative roles. Don't confuse responsibility with blame.

149) Q. Is there a way to initiate a group of people into the Inner Guide Meditation all at the same time? Always working one-to-one seems so slow. It doesn't seem to serve enough people. A. Early on in our experience with the meditation we attempted to introduce groups to their Guides en masse. We





quickly learned the dangers of doing this and stopped. False guides seemed to favor this group process, and much ego inflation resulted. We felt lucky that inflation was the worst we encountered. It is too dangerous to take a group into this particular meditation. The archetypes are too potent. Although some people did reach their true Guides, it occurred to us that we were being irresponsible. We've learned to insist on the safer, one-to-one initiation with the individual's horoscope as reference. In this way you can both see (through the horoscope) and feel (by focusing only on one person) what is happening in the meditation. 150) Q. What do I do to get off the "Wheel of Birth and D e a t h " and not have to incarnate again? A. I believe you must spend an entire lifetime as a virgin and neither kill anyone nor cause anyone's death during such a life. Sex and death seem to be what most keep us tied to the cycles of rebirth.

If you have further questions relating to any aspect of the Inner Guide Meditation, or, if you would like to share some of your own meditations, kundalini experiences, or personal insights, please send them t o : D.O.M.E. The Inner Guide Meditation Center P. O. Box 46146 Los Angeles, California 90046, U . S . A . We'll try to publish the shared information and answers to questions in D . O . M . E . ' s j o u r n a l , White Sun.

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How to Translate a Horoscope into Tarot Terms In this section. so that you can bring into form each . and I will show you how to apply it to your own horoscope to use in your work with your Inner Guide. It also facilitates your Inner Guide's work in teaching you. and usually easy. how to combine certain archetypes into single figures. become a conscious member of your own inner board of directors. so that you'll have the keys to solving your own deep conflicts. you'll find that your problems begin to solve themselves and your energy begins to increase in a more balanced way. First. It should enable you to create your own worksheet to use as your m a p of your inner world. so that you can become aware of and work with them and. you'll learn how to recognize the relationships between archetypes that both give you energy and create problems and pain in your life. Third. and then. some knowledge of how your energies structure and relate to one another. you'll be shown how to discover those archetypes in your particular horoscopic pattern that have the final say in your life. and should give you. there will be an explanation about those energies that you were born with in a union or other harmonious relationship. The worksheet is divided into sections. Second. As you and your Guide work with these pairs. along with your Inner Guide. inner relationships into consciousness in your life. It gives you a particular and useful schematic of the reality-making energies at your core. each representing a particular way of approaching or relating to the energies involved in a personal horoscope pattern. we will go more in-depth with the material I have presented up to now. the ego. so that you and your Guide can bring these positive. you'll be shown how to bring specific energy groupings in your horoscope together for further balancing and harmonization of your overall pattern. Next.

if the aspect is a quincunx or sextile. is allowed for solar aspects. so that the inner planes may be approached in a structured way. 12° for lunar aspects and 8° for planetary aspects. so that your u n c o n s c i o u s t a l e n t s a n d abilities.) 0 . your Inner Mother and any Alien figures you may have in your horoscopes —the primary aspects of your being. you'll learn how to discover which archetypes in your horoscope resist consciousness and need more attention and work using the Inner Guide Meditation than the others. Parallels of declination are allowed an orb of 1° for the planets and 1. and 6° for solar and lunar aspects and 5° for planetary aspects.) Utilizing these tarot equivalents.208 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION of your basic cast of important inner characters. and 3° for a quintile. between the energies in an individual's natal horoscope. Try to obtain the birth data you use from a birth certificate because parents' memories aren't always accurate as to the exact hour and minute of birth. and try your hand at making a worksheet for yourself or others. (Remember to request horoscopes using Koch Birthplace H o u s e Cusps —not Placidian. E . and the twelve signs of the zodiac. can be brought more quickly into the light and incorporated into your life. Aries = the Emperor. It would be useful for you to follow the sample horoscope and worksheet as you read through each section. M o o n . so that you are clear on how to utilize the information presented there. etc. Figure 37 gives you a sample horoscope and worksheet derived from it (translated into tarot archetypes) to refer to as you go through the various sections of the worksheet analysis discussion. M .) The "Horoscope-Tarot Equivalents" which follow this section list the tarot equivalents for the eight planets. (In calculating aspects in the original horoscopes. When you understand how to create a worksheet from the example chart. an orb of influence of 15°. such as your Higher Self. Center in Los Angeles. if the aspect is a conjunction. obtain a copy of your own horoscope from a reputable astrological computer company or from D . (For instance. And last. the worksheet is designed to give the astrological relationships in image form. and horoscopes can often change dramatically in just a few minutes. r e p r e s e n t e d b y these consciousness-resistant archetypes. opposition or trine. not sidereal astrology.5 for the Sun and Moon. Sun. O . Equal House or other systems —and tropical. Mercury = the Magician. square. plus or minus.

Cancer/Capricorn. Ask the figure to acquaint you with its territory in the inner world —where it lives in your inner landscape. tell it so. Ask the two recommended initial questions suggested in the section " H o w to Contact Your Inner Guide:" 1) "What do you need from me and from my life to work with me and to be my friend?" and 2) " W h a t do you have to give me that I need from you?"—the symbolic object that represents talents or abilities having to do with the archetype presenting the gift.Technical Aspects 209 High Energy Relationships These pairs of tarot archetypes represent the squares (90° relationships or aspects). Taurus/Scorpio. (It may be useful to review this section when you begin a regular meditation program. Why has the Fool no fixed abode? Is he happy with this. Let each of the figures tell you more about the gift it gave you —the symbolic object it put in your hand on your first meeting. and ask what you can do to allow it to change within you. difficulties. polarization. .) Then really get to know each of the figures in the same way you would get to know new people in outer life. and p r o b lems of the life. L e o / A q u a r i u s . or conflict relationship. G e m i n i / Sagittarius. or would he like a base to operate from? Why does your Empress figure always appear to be sad? W h a t is the message to you about you that the Hanged Man carries by always appearing in rags? Why is the Temperance figure always difficult to see? Why won't the Twins quit jumping around? W h a t can you do or how can you change so that each of the figures can evolve into their most beautiful. the oppositions (180° relationships) and the opposing zodiacal fields: Aries/Libra. most spiritual forms within you? If a figure frightens you or makes you uncomfortable. Question things you don't understand. and Virgo/Pisces. Ask what each has to do with in your outer reality — what aspect of your reality does each create and sustain? In the same way as getting to know a new person in your outer life. They function to create the pain. but they also give the most energy and indicate the horoscope's greatest positive potential. To bring these energies into balance. All these pairs represent energies that the individual was born with in an unconscious non-cooperation. the more time you spend with each of the archetypal energy forms. begin by getting to know each member of a particular pair. the more you will begin to know the figure and understand its needs within you.

On the facing page you can see how this . at 10:55 PM. 1930.O. in Chicago. Illinois. Chart has been erected using Koch houses and the form the author uses at D.E. born April 4.Figure 37. Edwin Charles Steinbrecher.M.

Magician a n d Last Old Pan. W h a t d o you need from m e a n d from m y life to w o r k with me a n d be my friend? 2. Justice. S h a d o w m a n / m e n (1 or 2 male figures) CHECK UNION BETWEEN: High Priestess a n d Sun High Priestess a n d Magician High Priestess and Empress High Priestess a n d Hanged Man Magician a n d Sun Magician Magician and and tower Wheel of Fortune 6. its powers a n d uses as a t o o l . Solar center & primary purpose) = Fool + Sun + Magician + Emperor + Empress (male figure) Fixed A d e p t = High Priest + Strength + Death + Star (male or female figure) World Judgement Wheel of Fortune and F o o l Wheel of Fortune a n d Last BASIC A R C H E T Y P E S : Sun Tower Hanged Man World Wheel of Fortune Emperor Magician Moon Hermit Old Pan Twins L u n a r C o n s t r u c t (feminine-receptive principle & inner m o t h e r ) = High Priestess + Twins (1 or 2 female figures) C a r d i n a l T-cross energy balancing c o n s t r u c t : would be translated into a worksheet showing the tarot archetypes. Moon and Lovers Fool. a n d where in t h e body to a b s o r b a n d carry it. Basic archetypes ( " b o a r d of directors" with S h a d o w m a n / m e n a n d t h e Inner Guide) CONSCIOUSNESS RESISTANT FACTORS: Empress Wheel of Fortune High Priestess Hanged Man Death Twins Hermit Magician a n d F o o / Sun a n d Wheel of Fortune Sun a n d f o o l Tower a n d World Wheel of Fortune a n d "ALIEN" ENERGY CONSTRUCTS: U r a n i a n P o w e r (masculine-creative principle.Technical Aspects 211 HIGH ENERGY RELATIONSHIPS: Temperance a n d Twins (Lovers) Magician a n d World Magician a n d Last Judgement Sun a n d World Sun a n d Last Judgement Tower a n d Wheel of Fortune World a n d Fool World a n d Last Judgement Fool a n d Last Judgement Emperor a n d Justice Chariot a n d Old Pan (Devil) Hermit a n d M o o n Strength a n d S t a r Death a n d High Priest (Hierophant) FIRST QUESTIONS (WITH GUIDE): TO ARCHETYPES 1 . H i g h energy a n d u n i o n pairs 7. . Hermit. its interpretation as to w h a t it represents.) CIRCLE OF HANDS WITH: 1. higher Self. Judgement 3. Sun. Star a n d High Priest 5. World. Emperor a n d Chariot 4. Death. 2. Temperance. Strength. This worksheet is discussed step-by-step on pages 209 through 233. W h a t do you have to give to me t h a t I need from you? (Ask for a symbolic object.

When they have communicated what is needed from you and you agree to it. ask them to join hands with each other and with you and your Guide. unless your Guide makes an exception to this rule. After the two archetypal energy forms have communicated what they need from each other to begin cooperating within you and have agreed to each other's terms. Ask each what each needs from the other to begin working together in h a r m o n y and to cooperate as energies within you. in potential. remind them again that you are the one who is injured by this disharmony. and the gifts will become confusing and meaningless. not a gift every time you see the figure. If an impasse occurs. and can feel the texture and other qualities of the skin . injury. As each pair becomes more conscious and begins cooperating within you. and if they agree to work together in harmony as energies within you from then on. it causes pain. When each of the archetypes says what he or she wants. ask if they agree to give each other what each has asked for. and you can feel the grip of each entity holding your hand. Sometimes the best you can get from a stubborn or an antagonistic pair is "We'll try to get along.212 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION (Only accept one object from each of the archetypes when you first meet that particular figure. the "best" aspects of your horoscope. changing and harmonizing both inner and outer realities. Therefore. act separately. because they have the most energy. Explain to the archetypes that when they fight. this constructive energy flows into your life. the squares and oppositions are. It may be that the Sun in a Sun-Tower pair says that it needs the Tower to stop being so pushy before it will agree to cooperate and work in h a r m o n y with it." Accept this for the present. Otherwise you will be overwhelmed with objects. but give m o r e attention to that particular pair in subsequent meditations. and destruction in your life and in the reality around you. Then ask the Tower what it needs in return to agree to what the Sun asks and to agree to start working in harmony with the Sun from then on. ask them both what you can do (or can stop doing) in your everyday life to help them stay in h a r m o n y within you.) After coming to terms individually with each member of a particular pair. W h e n you have made this circle of hands. ask your Inner Guide to bring the two archetypes together with you and your Guide. or refuse to cooperate as energies within you.

but often through the process of living they have been pushed into acting separately. ask what they need from each other and from you (in terms of action. It's easy to get these pairs back into working in a united way. This part of the worksheet can be done last. At this point you will feel strange sensations in different parts of your body as the energies shift and rebalance within you. according to theory. and find out what more you can do to keep each of the pairs working in harmony. quincunxes (150° relationships). because generally these pairs cause no problems in the life. get to know them better. sextiles (60° relationships). Basic Archetypes The basic archetypes are the final dispositors of the horoscope along with the Sun and its sign and the ruler of the sign on the . thought or behavior) to aid in their harmonious union and to keep them working together. Allow the energies to flow until your Ciuide breaks the circle. start at the top of the list again. Do this with each of the "high energy relationship" pairs. These unions represent energies in the pattern that. Keep going through these pairs again and again until your Guide tells you that each pair is working together enough for you to continue with the worksheet. The balancing of these energy pairs brings the fourbody system into harmony and balance and makes it safe for the kundalini energy to begin activating. When you and your Guide are with the two figures which make up a pair. When you have balanced each of the pairs. Unions The "check union between" section of the worksheet includes the conjunctions (0° relationships). and quintiles (72° relationships) of a natal horoscope. They seldom are in conflict.Technical Aspects 213 Of the hands you hold —be sure to be in your body and not watching yourself at this point —give the two archetypes permission to balance their energies with each other and in you. parallels (0° relationships of declination). should be working together. Note which specific body areas you feel being affected.

Trump of Justice shown here is from the Servants of the Light Tarot Deck. Used by permission. balance and union. Justice.214 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 38. Channel Islands. Jersey. UK. is concerned with harmony. . the archetype associated with Libra.

keep your one "vote. individual groupings consisting of three or more planets forming high energy relationships that connect to one another in the natal chart are included for a circle of hands. The final dispositors always include planets in their rulership. 1978). Cancer. Essentials of Natal Interpretation. the fixed signs: Taurus.. Saturn in Libra." and. Leo.g. For more information on final dispositors. Sun in Scorpio and Pluto in Leo). Treat the basic archetype group. Venus in Aries and Mars in Capricorn. these are the energies that receive the final say over every area of your individual reality. Scorpio and Aquarius.g. included in this section would be a circle of hands with the tarot World. fixed and mutable grand cross groupings: e. e. These represent the "last vote" forces within an individual. and all planetary chains. planets in mutual reception (which means each planet in the sign ruled by the other. the "high energy relationship" pairs." Iking life questions and life projects in to discuss with them. Essentials of Natal Interpretation (Los Angeles: Golden Seal . e.Technical Aspects 215 Ascendant and its sign added if they are not included in the g r o u p Of final dispositors. The Shadow m a n or w o m a n . Sagittarius and Pisces. the grand square and the yod cross (or finger of God) configuration. Research. Saturn in Capricorn. In addition to these. No matter what the current ego may desire. Sun and Tower. Libra and Capricorn.g. see Thyrza Escobar's fine b o o k . they will say so and you can work out a compromise. the ego.. if any of them are going to fight you or block you on a specific project. the cardinal signs: Aries. Also included in this section are the planetary groupings formed by the classical astrological patterns of the T-cross. This way you. the "unions" and the figures making up the "basic arche- 'Thyrza Escobar. e. For instance.g.. Virgo. your Shadow and your Guide as your "Board of Directors" or "Board of Advisors. the grand trine. and the mutable signs: Gemini. if the planet Saturn were squaring a conjunction of the Sun and Mars in the natal pattern. 1 The Circles of Hands The section labeled Circles of H a n d s identifies specific energy groups in your natal chart and always includes the cardinal.

the Hermit.216 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION types" or "board of directors" also are included in the circle of hands section. in a mutable sign grouping of the Twins. Each pair or group will cause sensations in specifically different areas of your body. out of balance with the rest of the energies. For instance. Feel the sensations and note their locations in your body. You will feel the energy shift and change within your body as the archetypal energies balance themselves in your system. The planetary. Temperance. It is important to really be there in your body looking out of your eyes and not watching yourself in the scene when you do this circle of hands. whether with a pair. in this instance. End each interaction. zodiacal and combination forms are living energies each of us carries within that are creating and sustaining our realities. If the sensation or feeling flow is weak. not cooperating. some of the energies may go out of balance with the others. In such an instance ask the entire group what you can do new (or stop doing) in your everyday outer life in terms of action. your Guide on your right (if right handed) and the archetypes or energy combinations to your left. ask for increased intensity. and the Moon. by asking the participants to take hands with each other and with you and your Guide forming a circle of hands. Ask also what you may be doing or not doing in your life that keeps the Hermit. It is recommended that these circles of hands be done on a periodic basis. or antagonistic to the others in the group. your Shadow or with a larger group. you are disconnected and will feel nothing. As we go through the various cycles and rhythms of our lives. and each circle grouping will have a different energy quality than the others. Feel the textures of the hands you hold. . always making sure that you are in your body and in full possession of all your senses. If you are not in your inner world (or astral) body and find yourself watching an image of yourself. thought. or behavior to allow them all to remain in balance and cooperating with each other within you. the Hermit may be out of balance. Let your Guide be the one to break the circle. Give them permission to balance their energies with each other and in you. and give them permission to penetrate any blockage you may have to receiving their balanced energy. whenever you meditate with them and ask them to do a circle of hands. nor are you furnishing a conduit for inner world changes to flow out and change your outer world. Reverse this if you are left handed.

Technical Aspects 217 The Alien Energy Constructs The Alien patterns are specific planetary placements and unions. permanence. having manifested in humankind as soon as awareness of the solar system and its movements occurred in h u m a n consciousness. aloofness. electricity and all vibratory phenomena. The Saturnian Powers are the masters of time. apathy. oppressiveness. the unexpected. along with the Saturnian Vessels and Instruments. seeing tomorrow more easily than today. marijuana or alcohol addiction. They bring forth projects and ideas that are generally three to seven years . ennui. power-tripping. eccentricity. paranoia. altruistic love. Theirs is a high priest function. Their energy brings to form and stabilizes whomever or whatever they focus their attention on. Sun. M o o n and Ascendant in certain zodiacal signs which produce highly specialized individuals: The Alien Powers are those with the Sun in conjunction with Saturn. rocks. innovation and group process. They are the oldest of the Aliens. empathy. judgmentalness. astrology. They tend to have little understanding of normal h u m a n time. crystals. dimension. or contained in three dimensional forms. friendship. whether in a male or female body. and the secrets of geometry and natural law as they function on the earth plane. invention. affecting and changing whatever or whomever it touches. in the ancient sense. uniqueness. history. depression. The Uranian Powers are the masters of freedom. grandiosity and a general separation from the All in word and deed. government. uptightness. The effects on others take place whether or not the individual Powers have consciousness of the energy they carry. transmitted. and they have the ability to accurately visualize and build anything. They have innate knowledge of the energies produced. and they have the gifts of humor and mirth. or absences of planets. They function as testers and guardians of humanity. structure. Neptune or Pluto (allowing a 15° orb). loneliness. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of rigidity. They have the ability to extend or radiate their specialized energy field out into the physical plane. Uranus. dictatorialness. tyrannicalness. form. They act as "doors" to bring energy to the physical plane from other dimensions. space. work-aholism. anxiety. despair. fear. mono-level awareness. feelings of inferiority.

O.218 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 39.E. Used by permission. the Hanged Man/Neptune. The Fool (Uranus) represents the energy of one of the four planetary factors that create the main Alien groups along with the World/ Saturn.M. . and the Last Judgement/Pluto. ©1978. Meditation Cards by Sheila Ross. Trump of the Fool shown here from the D.

" generating in others the feeling that the other person has known them forever—that they are old friends and confidants beyond time. because they are able to perceive the c o m m o n thread that connects all things. Information comes to them in feelings and pictures. if any. compassion and the archetypal reality levels. They are born "conscientious objectors. They are masters of the release and control of the descending aspect of the kundalini energy. They are friends to the whole world and tend toward non-discrimination. Any kind of confinement or restraint is crazy-making for them. reporting the ideal instead of the real. chaos." because it is impossible for them to kill another without dire consequences to themselves. They dissolve things and situations no longer useful to the planet's evolution. Information comes to them in sudden "knowing. clairvoyants. They are the sensitives and the psychics. and acute nervousness. because they are also the masters of the process now understood as psychological projection. of the normal prejudices of the world and can even forget what sex. and they free lockedin conditions and destroy outmoded forms. lawlessness. flakiness. dancers. They have few. Their love is pure compassion. They have what is called "instant empathy. mysticism. They are natural musicians. coldness. invisibility. The Neptunian Powers are the masters of magnetism. religion or color another person is. poets. mystery. the evolutinary energy in humankind. anarchy. film makers. They are the illusion and projection breakers.Technical Aspects 219 ahead of the rest of humanity (if not more). electrical overcharges in their bodies. and they often focus on the futuristic or the ancient. called "the Descent of Grace" in the West. They are the illusion makers. antisocial or shocking behavior. They are non-judgmental and are often considered to have genius because of their abilities to perceive innate patterns in things and situations. illusion." Their j o b is to make sure that natural law on earth conforms to and changes with universal law. iconoclasm. relating always to the person's central essence. and they feel every- . mystics and weavers of fantasies. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of rebelliousness. They have elements of surprise and unpredictability in their behavior. and because of their multi-level awareness. revolution. sympathy. They are the knowers of the movements of Sacred Dance that reflect and draw into the earth plane energies and patterns of the universe from other reality dimensions.

masochism. escapism. sex without love. They have the innate abilities of each of the planetary factors. jealousy. wishful thinking. degeneracy. and. rage. nihilism. outof-body experiences (astral projection). delusion. They destroy the old and outmoded through silent. Neptune or Pluto (allowing a 12° orb). drawing specialized energies out of them- . and need to protect their eyes. things and situations from one level of vibration to the next one above it. gullibility. They need to shower immediately whenever they feel down or feel they have picked up a "bad vibration" from somewhere. weirdness. often using the acceleration of time or sexuality to accomplish this. The Alien Vessels are individuals born with the M o o n in conjunction with Saturn. confusion. Uranus. They have knowledge of the workings of levitation. They tend to be extremely light sensitive. deception. sex-related disease. vengefulness. U r a n u s . All the Neptune Aliens need periodic physical privacy in order to stay centered. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of spaciness. outrageous behavior. They move people. sex energy and the physics of sex. often invisible. fears of the unreal. The Plutonian Powers are the masters of metamorphosis and irreversible change. They are the natural remodelers of the universe and have great powers and abilities relating to working with the masses because of their powerful charisma. processes. relentless. They are natural sleuths and finders of hidden or lost things. criminal thought. The Mixed Powers are those individuals who have two or more of the planets (Saturn. Neptune or Pluto) in conjunction with the Sun. Their action is magnetic. the evolutionary energy in humankind. seduction. water acting to cleanse the aura quickly. obsessions.220 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION thing. sarcasm and stubborn blindness. and they have to do with the release and control of the ascending aspect of the kundalini energy (or serpent power) which sleeps at the base of the spine. birth. fogginess. like raw nerves in the world. if they can find it in no other way. absentmindedness. sadism. going to a movie theater will take care of this need. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of compulsions. impracticality and isolation from others. weakness. dissipation. addiction. supersensitivity. victimization. debauchery. death and rebirth. They have an innate understanding of the force called gravity.

mirth. dictatorialness. They are friendly. marijuana or alcohol addiction. vibratory phenomena. These effects take place in others whether or not the individual Vessels have consciousness of their magnetic effect on others. The Uranian Vessels draw freedom. The Saturnian Vessels stabilize and bring to form those they are with. if any. They are testers and guardians of humanity. the breaking of illusions and projections. mono-level awareness. iconoclasm. They have the ability to free the descending aspect of the kundalini or any other blocked energy in others. feelings of inferiority. Any kind of confinement or restraint is crazy-making for them. in the ancient sense. coldness. earth plane ideas in others. anarchy.Technical Aspects 221 selves and those around them. Theirs is a high priestess function. despair. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of rigidity. history. reporting the ideal instead of the real. power-tripping. judgmentalness. depression. fear. space. lawlessness. more conscious energy forms. The Saturnian Vessels along with the other Saturn Aliens are the oldest of the Aliens on the earth plane. work-aholism. electrical overcharges in their bodies. revolution. They are able to receive or take through themselves specific energies from others and return these as heightened. ennui. paranoia. especially in rocks and crystals. surprise. whether their physical vehicles are female or male. non-judgmental and have few prejudices. apathy. anxiety. innovation and the futuristic or the ancient in others. form. loneliness. and acute nervousness. antisocial or shocking behavior. grandiosity and a general separation from the All in word and deed. aloofness. eccentricity. transmitted and contained in three dimensional forms. They bring to consciousness knowledge of time. empathy and altruistic love out of themselves and those a r o u n d t h e m . They inspire practical. but in addition can unconsciously project these forms onto those a r o u n d them and not see them in themselves. unpredictability. and the secrets of geometry and natural law in others through their magnetism. genius. permanence. They inspire ideas relating to astrology. government. invention. the unexpected. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of rebelliousness. tyrannicalness. Their presence in a group allows the group to function in a friendly. chaos. cooperative way. structure. uptightness. dimension. They also function as " d o o r s " to other spaces. oppressiveness. friendship. humor. but in addi- . flakiness. construction. They also inspire knowledge of the energies produced. uniqueness.

They should shower or bathe immediately whenever they feel down or feel they have picked up "bad energy" from somewhere. Uranus. They tend to be light sensitive and need to protect their eyes. if they can get their privacy in no other way. They are sensitive and profoundly psychic. jealousy. They have great charisma. fogginess. dissipation. absentmindedness. sympathy and deep mystical feelings from themselves and others. birth. but in addition they can unconsciously project these forms into those around them and not see them in themselves. Neptune or Pluto in conjunction . criminal thought. deception. impracticality and isolation from others. They inspire knowledge relating to irreversible change. their psychic information coming to them in feelings and pictures. weakness. astral projection. The Plutonian Vessels draw transformation energy from themselves and others. supersensitivity. sex without love. transformation processes. illusion. debauchery. death and rebirth. The Neptunian Vessels draw compassion. rage. metamorphosis. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of spaciness. delusion. but in addition they can unconsciously project these forms into those around them and not see them in themselves. going to a movie theater seems to take care of this need. sex energy and the physics of sex. invisibility and the archetypal reality levels in others. fears of the unreal. degeneracy. addiction. nihilism.222 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION tion they can unconsciously project these forms into those around them and not see them in themselves. outrageous behavior. dance and film from those in their environment. The Mixed Vessels are those individuals who have two or more of the planets Saturn. sadism. victimization. weirdness. confusion. masochism. They have strong physical privacy needs. poetry. healing. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of compulsions. wishful thinking. and. sex-related disease. obsessions. escapism. sarcasm and stubborn blindness. They inspire knowledge relating to magnetism. levitation. gullibility. vengefulness. hence their healing powers are great. the psychic. water acting as a quick cleanser of the aura. They have the ability to free the ascending aspect of the kundalini or any other blocked energy in others. They are natural sleuths and finders of hidden or lost things. Those around them also become more psychic and visionary. They draw information about music. seduction.

to act as specialized energy amplifiers. permanence. chaos. crystals and all three-dimensional forms. despair. unpredictability. the futuristic. reporting the . electricity and all vibration. form. ennui. empathy. dimension. genius. group process. Their abilities are intrinsic to their physical bodies. judgmentalness. They function as broadcasters. space. nondiscrimination. non-judgmentalness. altruistic love. paranoia. natural law as it functions on the earth plane. history. oppressiveness. amplifiers and receivers of one of the four primary planetary energies in those around them. Resistance . iconoclasm. lawlessness. without injury. They are the oldest of the Aliens. humor. surprise. and the descending aspect of the kundalini. loneliness. apathy. stability and safety. tyrannicalness. The Alien Instruments are people who have Saturn. the unexpected. enabling them. aloofness. innovation. knowledge of rocks. multi-level awareness. marijuana or alcohol addiction. the secrets of geometry. They are testers and guardians of humanity. the ancient. flakiness. workaholism. coldness. structure. construction. brotherhood/sisterhood. grandiosity and a general separation from the All in word and deed which they either live out themselves or project onto those around them. revolution. The Saturnian Instruments broadcast and amplify energy having to do with time. the breaking of illusions. uniqueness. along with the Saturnian Powers and Vessels. consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of rigidity. depression. receivers and broadcasters. dictatorialness.Technical Aspects 223 with the M o o n . Neptune or Pluto in the first house of their natal horoscopes or conjunct the Ascendant (cusp of the first house) from the twelfth house (allowing an orb of 10°). anxiety. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of rebelliousness. eccentricity. invention. They have the innate abilities of each of the planetary factors. feelings of inferiority. Uranus. Nerve pathways and even bodily organs often are in atypical anatomical positions. The Uranian Instruments broadcast and amplify energy having to do with freedom. having manifested in humankind as soon as awareness of the solar system and its movements occurred in h u m a n consciousness. mono-level awareness. power-tripping. friendship. fear. Any kind of confinement or restraint is crazy-making for them. uptightness. antisocial or shocking behavior. government.

charisma. astral projection. impracticality and isolation from others. e. clairvoyance. vengefulness. sex-related disease. ••• Some Alien patterns may be the result of mutual reception (two planets each in the rulership sign of the other). delusion. M o o n in Aquarius. sympathy. jealousy. death. Neptune or Pluto) in the first house or in conjunction with the Ascendant from the twelfth house. Uranus. sex energy and the physics of sex. dance.224 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION ideal instead of the real. obsessions. fantasy. sex without love. dissipation. gullibility.g. rage. wishful thinking. and acute nervousness. which they either live out themselves or project onto those around them. masochism. victimization. invisibility. fogginess. which they either live out themselves or project onto those around them. and. Uranus in Cancer. music. They tend to be extremely light sensitive and need to protect their eyes. The Mixed Instruments are those individuals who have two or more of the planets (Saturn. outrageous behavior. metamorphosis and the ascending aspect of kundalini. rebirth. absentmindedness. fears of the unreal. compassion. deception. escapism. nihilism. . transformation. supersensitivity. sarcasm and stubborn blindness. weirdness. birth. debauchery. mysticism. poetry. confusion. The Plutonian Instruments broadcast and amplify energy having to do with irreversible change. They need periodic physical privacy to stay centered. which they either live out themselves or project onto those around them. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of compulsions. a mutual reception Uranian Vessel. degeneracy. The Neptunian Instruments broadcast and amplify energy having to do with magnetism. They should shower or bathe immediately whenever they feel down or feel they have picked up a "bad energy" from somewhere. They are natural sleuths and finders of hidden or lost things. anarchy. sadism.. electrical overcharges in their bodies. criminal thought. if they can get it in no other way. illusion and the archetypes. going to a movie theater will take care of this need. water acting as a quick cleanser of the aura. mystery. addiction. They have the innate abilities of each of the planetary factors. projection. healing. weakness. psychic ability. sensitivity. Resistance to consciousness of their abilities takes the forms of spaciness.

which often frighten and disturb them — especially when these abilities awaken unexpectedly. . each also functioning in the house of the other. It is interesting to note that individuals with non-Alien patterns. Another group of Aliens. develop paranormal abilities much more rapidly than the Aliens. Sun. love. termed the Adepts. Fire Adepts (neither the Ascendant.Technical Aspects 225 The planets become interchangeable and act like a conjunction. the first house. The difference between the natural Aliens and the mutual reception Aliens seems to be that the latter can allow their inherent talents and abilities to lie quiescent while the natural Alien internal constructs push from within for awakening and must be dealt with in some way. Sagittarius. not a lack. appear2 This Alien factor was discovered by Norma Gremore of Cedar Crest. earth. This would be a mutual reception Uranian Power. who are drawn to work and be with Aliens—those I call the Protectors. M o o n and the Ascendant). M o o n nor any planet in fire signs) are experts in matters having to do with Aries. Sun. These individuals have an expertise. The Mutual Reception Aliens have the same abilities as the type of Alien which the mutual reception of two planetary factors (including the Sun and Moon) creates in them: Power. 2 All the before-mentioned Aliens have the ability to contain and to radiate energies which in a non-Alien being would "blow the circuits" unless the body and psyche had been trained and prepared to receive and radiate them. the fifth house and the ninth house (e. initiation. creativity. and they don't seem to suffer the alienation and the feeling of being different that the other Aliens experience. Leo. air or water signs). are individuals born with neither the Ascendant nor planets in a particular quality (cardinal. Uranus in Virgo. Sometimes the Aliens have trouble with their abilities. Another example would be Sun conjunct Mercury in Aquarius. in the particular quality or element missing in their birth pattern. This would be a mutual reception SaturnianUranian Instrument. Vessel or Instrument. performing.g.. N M . The Adepts (an absence of one element or quality for the planets. fixed or mutable signs) or element (fire. spirituality. This may be because they have not developed the early suppression and defense mechanisms that the Aliens have. Another would be Saturn conjunct Venus in Aquarius in the first house and Uranus in Libra.

diet. children. Aquarius. ceremony. their expertise cannot be applied to their own lives until the Adept is brought into consciousness. comparison and gestalt. Libra. lawsuits. their expertise cannot be applied to their own lives until the Adept is brought into consciousness within themselves. arbitration. M o o n nor any planet in the earth signs) are experts in matters having to do with Taurus. their expertise cannot be applied to their own lives until the Adept is brought into consciousness within themselves.226 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION ance. perfection. earth-plane stability. m o t h e r h o o d . learning. death. the social graces. Cardinal Adepts (neither the Ascendant. connection making. reputation. poetry. sisterhood. religion. dreams. foreign travel. talents. structure. archetypes. philosophy. career. magic. the second house. M o o n nor any planet in water signs) are experts in matters having to do with Cancer. their expertise cannot be applied to their own lives until the Adept is made conscious within them. birth.g. secrets. the physics of sex. play. dance. matters pertaining to home and family. healing. change. However. work methods. the sixth house and the tenth house (e. Water Adepts (neither the Ascendant. conciliation. Sun. emotional matters. friendship. resources. altruistic love. However. rebirth. Scorpio. astral projection. Air Adepts (neither the Ascendant. the three modes of thought —logic. political matters. group processes.g. rocks and crystals) in terms of helping others with concerns of these life areas. Sun.. However. Capricorn. humor. fatherhood.. joy. compromise. metamorphosis. worldly achievements. film. giving intellectual tools and methods. transportation. M o o n nor any planet in air signs) are experts in matters having to do with Gemini. psychic abilities. theater) in terms of helping others with concerns of these life areas.. health. networking. However. the ways to end things. communication. taxation.g. Virgo. higher education. partnership matters. music) in terms of helping others with concerns of these life areas. Sun. money. Pisces. food. income. clear end goal formulation) in terms of helping others with concerns of these life areas. the third house. brotherhood. sex energy. security concerns. the fourth house. debt. all new beginnings. Sun. the eighth house and the twelfth house (e. time. Earth Adepts (neither the Ascendant. M o o n nor any planet in cardinal signs) are experts in matters having to do with . way-showing for others. the seventh house and the eleventh house (e.

Sun. healing. persistence. service. stability. music. spirituality. partnership matters. and they cause the life symptom patterns mentioned earlier. perseverance. professional concerns. Scorpio. joy. However. and then ask them to line up in a row in front of you and your Guide. the eighth house and the eleventh house in terms of helping others with concerns of these life areas. religion. play. transportation. initiation. the ways to end things and matters having to do with Aries. Pisces. Leo. Sun. dreams and with matters having to do with Gemini. M o o n nor any planet in fixed signs) are experts in matters to do with money. To work with an Alien energy form. their expertise cannot be applied to their own lives until the Adept is made conscious within themselves. death. the third house. manifestation and matters having to do with Taurus. magic. groups. friendship. psychic ability. conciliation. Cancer. Sagittarius. M o o n nor any planet in mutable signs) are experts in matters having to do with communications. their expertise cannot be applied to their own lives until the Adept is brought into consciousness within themselves. Aquarius. the seventh house and the tenth house in terms of helping others with concerns of these life areas. dance. the first house. lawsuits. ask your Inner Guide to bring all the archetypes that make up one Alien Energy Construct. work methods. perfection. sex energy. career.Technical Aspects 227 starting new projects. worldly achievement. rebirth. However. philosophy. transformation. security concerns. all forms of education. Capricorn. reputation. the physics of sex. travel. talents. secrets. logic. all varieties of love. creativity. the fourth house. politics. Fixed Adepts (neither the Ascendant. change. food. birth. the social graces. Virgo. life goals. However. employees. income. film. poetry. appearance. the archetypes. the fifth house. Then ask them to dissolve into their raw energy components . the second house. theater. management. their expertise cannot be applied to their own lives until the Adept is brought into consciousness within themselves. home. children. health. family matters. It is to be remembered that the Alien abilities function in the individual possessing them whether he or she is conscious of them or not. time. Mutable Adepts (neither the Ascendant. the ninth house and the twelfth house in terms of helping others with concerns of these life areas. way-showing. the sixth house. arbitration. Libra. connection making. resources. fixed conditions.

M . and the Instruments to take the sex of the person possessing the construct. in contrast to the Aliens who are always trying to "fit in" and look like everyone else. but ask the Alien to explain what the message is that its form is attempting to communicate. Those individuals I call the Protectors are in this group. an Alien figure will present itself as a hermaphrodite or an androgyne. they tend to progress more rapidly with the meditation and with change than do the Aliens. famous and infamous (grouped by specific Alien type. Let the Adepts become whichever sex they choose. the Vessels to take female forms. send an inquiry to D . having few fears of being thought to be different. They act as a bridge between the Aliens and the rest of humanity. S . CA 90046. Ask the Alien figure what it needs from you to facilitate its becoming conscious in you. It seems useful to ask the Powers to take male forms. powers and abilities you were born with that the Alien represents. A . ••• Should you wish a computer print-out of the names of wellknown Aliens and of people without Alien patterns. P . Center. They also seek out information about the unusual. as a result. Meet in this classroom setting with your Alien on a regular basis so that the energy specialty it represents in you can rapidly become more conscious. Box 46146. They have no fear of the Aliens and are drawn to them and work with them in a protective. Occasionally. male or female. in fact. O . O . No Alien.228 THE INNER GUIDE MEDITATION in an oval of light and to re-form as a single h u m a n or humanoid figure. occult and the esoteric. learning the language of the Aliens and acting as interpreters and mediators for them to others. . E . and. relishing it. They often strive towards being "far o u t " or weird. Accept this. Patterns in the Horoscope Horoscopes without Alien constructs have the possibilities of the full range of h u m a n potential without the specialization of the Aliens. understanding way. They don't seem to have the resistances in meditation which the Aliens have to push through. Los Angeles. supervised by your Inner Guide. Then ask the Alien if it would set up his or her kind of classroom and would begin teaching you all the mysteries. approximately 30 pages). U . often.

What are you here to do this life? What are the first steps you now must take toward accomplishing your central purpose and allowing him to be fully conscious within you? What talents and abilities that he represents must you allow to start coming into consciousness? Meditate with this figure on a regular basis. within and without. and ask him to begin by teaching you all that he represents in you —all the mysteries. Again. The Solar Center construct is formed by the Sun —the central core of the construct. the Empress and the Hermit to where you and he are. His home is in your heart center. and Old Pan to where you and he are. Then ask them to dissolve into an oval of light and to condense into one male figure. For instance. (A Power Alien in a horoscope is a Solar Center construct. you would ask your Inner Guide to bring the Sun. it is important to form and work with the figures of your Solar Center construct and your L u n a r construct in meditation with your Inner Guide. the Tower. its sign. Other systems call this figure the Higher Self or the God Center. asking them to line up before you and your Guide. asking them to line up before you and your Guide. and he is the source of love and creativity within you. Ask him to set up his kind of classroom in your inner world. if you have a horoscope with the Sun conjunct Mercury and Venus in Virgo. For instance. Then ask them to dissolve into an oval of light and to condense into one female figure. This figure is called the Solar Center. the Magician. and is the yang or masculine-creative principle in both men and women.Technical Aspects 229 The Solar Center and Lunar Constructs If there is neither a Power Alien construct nor a Vessel Alien construct in your horoscope. This figure is called the Lunar Construct. you would ask your Inner Guide to bring the High Priestess. and any planets conjunct the M o o n and their signs.) The Lunar Construct figure is formed by the M o o n — t h e central core of this construct. He represents the primary purpose of your life —what you have come here to d o . its sign. Ask your Guide to help the figure come to form. He is the energy form that gives life to you and to your entire reality. although it is a specialized form. powers and abilities that he represents. and any planets conjunct the Sun and their signs. Temperance. ask your Guide to help the figure come into form. if you have the M o o n in Sagittarius conjunct Mars in Capricorn. She represents the yin or feminine-receptive principle in both men .

the talents and abilities they represent project out into other people. She is your magnet for love and for the other things you need in your life. who seem to have those talents and abilities and you don't. These factors are planets in their rulership or exaltation signs (both real and accidental) in women. Those consciousness resistant factors that are also basic archetypes—your board of directors — are especially important. or who hassle you in your daily life. if they are unconscious in you. creating problems from the unconscious in the individual's reality in the life areas ruled by or corresponding to these energies. and the tendency they have is to fall back into unconsciousness if only superficial or sporadic meditation time is spent in bringing them and their needs to consciousness. Ask her to set up her kind of classroom in your inner world.230 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION and women—the good mother within you and your emotional nature. and all planets in the seventh and twelfth houses (not including the sign on the Ascendant).) Consciousness Resistant Factors Certain astrological factors in a natal horoscope produce internal energies which resist assimilation by the ego. although it is ja specialized form. If they are unconscious. other people have the last vote over certain areas of your life and you don't. (A Vessel Alien in a horoscope is a Lunar Construct. . H o w should you feel or direct your feelings? What is she trying to communicate to you by getting you to feel certain ways? H o w does she wish to express in your daily life? W h a t do you need to give yourself or to let others give you that feeds and nourishes her within you? W h a t talents and abilities that she represents must you let start coming into consciousness? Meditate with this figure on a regular basis also. Other systems call this figure the Great Mother or the Mother Goddess. These are energies you are born with repressed. as you did with your Solar Center figure. intercepted signs with no planets in them. and planets in their fall or detriment signs (both real and accidental) in men. because. and ask her to begin teaching you all that she represents in you —all the mysteries. as well as the signs on the cusps of the seventh and twelfth houses (if there are no planets in those signs in the sixth or eleventh houses). powers and abilities that she represents.

within you. The following lists of planets in these signs are: Consciousness Resistant Factors in Men Sun in Aquarius: Sun and Star Sun in Libra: Sun and Justice M o o n in Capricorn: High Priestess and Old Pan or Devil M o o n in Scorpio: High Priestess and Death Mercury in Sagittarius: Magician and Temperance Mercury in Pisces: Magician and Moon Mercury in Leo: Magician and Strength Venus in Scorpio: Empress and Death Venus in Aries: Empress and Emperor Venus in Virgo: Empress and Hermit Mars in Libra: Tower and Justice Mars in Cancer: Tower and Chariot Jupiter in Gemini: Wheel of Fortune and Twins or Lovers Jupiter in Capricorn: Wheel of Fortune and Old Pan or Devil Saturn in Cancer: World and Chariot Saturn in Aries: World and Emperor Uranus in Leo: Fool and Strength Uranus in Taurus: Fool and High Priest or Hierophant Neptune in Virgo: Hanged Man and Hermit Neptune in Gemini: Hanged Man and Twins or Lovers Pluto in Taurus: Last Judgement and High Priest or Hierophant Pluto in Aquarius: Last Judgement and Star Consciousness Resistant Factors in Women Sun in Aries: Sun and Emperor Sun in Leo: Sun and Strength M o o n in Taurus: High Priestess and High Priest or Hierophant M o o n in Cancer: High Priestess and Chariot Mercury in Aquarius: Magician and Star Mercury in Gemini: Magician and Lovers or Twins . Find out what each of them needs from you in order to stay conscious and healthy in you so that it doesn't project out into others. Learn what it is you must do to keep each of them at h o m e .Technical Aspects 231 Give your consciousness resistant factors attention in meditation.

the grand trine. The circle is viewed from above. These are drawn to indicate how to position the archetypes for a circle of hands. the grand square and the yod cross. the other . I. the Guide is at the ninth house point. the Sun in the first house would have the qualitites of a Sun in Aries. exaltation. Therefore. no matter what sign it is actually in. the M o o n in the tenth house would be in its accidental detriment. and would be its accidental exaltation. In the example. if the M o o n is in the sign Cancer." am to his left. It is to be noted that accidental rulership. "Edwin. ask the two tarot forms—High Priestess and Chariot—to merge into a third form which contains the combined energy of both.232 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Mercury in Virgo: Magician and Hermit Venus in Pisces: Empress and Moon Venus in Taurus: Empress and High Priest or Hierophant Venus in Libra: Empress and Justice Mars in Capricorn: Tower and Old Pan or Devil Mars in Aries: Tower and Emperor Jupiter in Cancer: Wheel of Fortune and Chariot Jupiter in Sagittarius: Wheel of Fortune and Temperance Saturn in Libra: World and Justice Saturn in Capricorn: World and Old Pan or Devil Uranus in Scorpio: Fool and Death Uranus in Aquarius: Fool and Star Neptune in Sagittarius: Hanged Man and Temperance Neptune in Pisces: Hanged Man and Moon Pluto in Leo: Last Judgement and Strength Pluto in Scorpio: Last Judgement and Death The two energies which have to do with the planet and sign may be asked to combine into a third figure which represents both energies. Pluto in the eighth house would be in its accidental rulership. and so on. Mars in the fourth house would be in its accidental fall. The Special Constructs A circular diagram is drawn for each of the classical astrological patterns: the T-cross (as in the example horoscope and worksheet). Ask your Guide to supervise this process. detriment and fall have to do with house position. For instance.

conscious or unconscious. as has been said. Look at its other titles in the list below. As you see and interact with the many aspects of this energy. grand square energy balancing construct. too constrictive. in the example. and slowly its deep spiritual aspect will reveal itself. and the superficial veils that cloak the archetype fall away. Ask to see its Holy Ghost aspect one time. the eight planets. and that you are a channel for this power. As you work with it (or any of the other archetypes) again and again in its many variations on a theme. Some of you may find the tarot names and images too limiting. that the Fool (Uranus) is consciousness resistant in your horoscope. grand trine activation construct (luck) and yod cross (finger of God) construct. But you don't have to work with Uranus in only one of its aspects.Technical Aspects 233 archetypal forms are positioned around in a circle to my left. for instance. Ask your Inner Guide to bring the archetypal figures in each of their many aspects as you progress in your inner work. each title suggesting different aspects of the same energy. The World. But the tarot cards represent only pictures of these energies —different artists' representations of the twenty-two pure archetypes of the Western Mystery Tradition. The names given after the astrological and tarot names are additional titles for each of the specific archetypes. the Sun and the M o o n — correspond to the twenty-two greater trumps or major arcana of the tarot. These special constructs are titled: T-cross energy balancing construct. You will realize that you are truly interacting with an aspect of Deity—a part of H u s b a n d / M o t h e r God. So I present the list that follows as a way of suggesting a broader spectrum of understanding and insight into each of these forces. its Krishna aspect another time. and it will reveal new aspects of itself which may not be implied in any of the titles below. not only its surface aspects. Say. . you will begin to understand it in depth. Horoscope-Tarot Equivalents Each of the twenty-two astrological factors—the twelve signs of the zodiac. It would tend to be useful to work with this energy often to allow it to begin its assimilation into your ego. that has all the power of the universe. would then be holding the Guide's right hand completing the circle. its Green Giant of Spring aspect the next.

Eve Before Her Union with A d a m . Krishna. Goddess of the Night. 2 The Moon—High Priestess: Initiation. Moira. Veiled Isis. Hecate. T h o t h . Objective Reality. The Wanderer. The Receiver of All. Mother Nature. J u n o . H i r a m . The Wizard. The Redeemer. Logic. The Archpriestess. The Crown of Understanding. Trivia. The Occultist. The Mani- . 3 Venus—Empress: Aphrodite. Spirit of Aether. P o p e J o a n . The G o o d Mother. The Veil of Maya. The Conjurer. The Great Void. The Vesica Piscis. Alchemical Salt. The Unconscious Self. Kali. Diana. Soul of All Light. Bona Dea. Hermes. Gnosis. The Joker. Dionysius. The Crown of Wisdom. The Virgin Mother of the World. The Witch. Aboriginal Chaos. Saint Christopher. The Babe in the Egg on the Lotus. Artemis. The Stranger in a Strange Land. T h e M o u n t e b a n k . The Wise W o m a n . The Binary. Lilith.234 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION 0 Uranus—Fool: A d a m . T h e Pillars Jachin and Boaz. The Minstrel. The Divine Sophia. The Knight-Errant. Fiery or Scintillating Intelligence. The Devouring Mother. Kybele. H e r a A n i m a . The Green M a n . Unity of Center-Circumference. The Holy Ghost. The Divine Bum. The Invisible Point Which Is Not. T h e Babe in the Abyss. The Holy G u a r d i a n . Breath. The Queen. The Pagat. Maia. The Crown of Beauty. Divine Folly. G a t e of the Equilibrium of the Universe. The Jester. The Androgynous O n e . Freedom. Hathor. The Vagina. Memory. The Initiate. 1 Mercury—Magician: The Magus. Lightning. The Huntress. Nuit. H a r p a r k r a t . The Green Giant of Spring. The Eccentric. Uniting Intelligence. The M a d o n n a . Loki. The Priestess of the Silver Star. The Fabricator.K a d m o n . The Magus of Power. Door of the Hidden Sanctuary. The Trickster. Virgin Mary. Spirit. T a o . The Female Pontiff. Intelligence of Transparency. Demeter. Eve After Her Union with A d a m . Isis-Urania. Creative Will. The Yoni. Harlequin. The Being. The Messenger of the G o d s . Prometheus. Tahuti. The Goddess of Love. Genius. Daughter of the Mighty Ones. Everyman. The April Fool. The Vagabond. Isis Unveiled. The Juggler. Artemis. The Spiritual Bride and Mother.

Twinning. Constituting Intelligence. Archpriest. Guardian of the Holy Grail. G r a n d Master. The Love of Master and Student in the Mysteries. The All-Father. Andromeda's Rescue. Minerva. Father of the Sun. The Magma Mater. Luminous Intelligence. Conqueror. The Beginning. Mars. The Androgynous Twins. First Logos. Oracle of the Mighty Gods. The Initiator. The Higher Self. Hermes. The Survivor. The R a m . The I A m .Technical Aspects 235 fester. The Gypsy Prince. Love. The Judgement of Paris. Universal Law. The Silent One. 4 Aries—Emperor: Tetragrammaton. Triumphant and Eternal Intelligence. Temptation. Chief A m o n g the Mighty Ones. The Pioneer. The Dual Brain. 6 Gemini — Twins: Lovers. The Ancient of Days. The Wisdom of Sovereignty and Beauty. The Prince. Magus of the Eternal. The Creation of the World. Eros. Logic. H u s b a n d . Sun of the Morning. Spiritual Governor. The Stone Cube. Imagination. P o p e . The Wisdom of Understanding. He W h o Hears and Teaches to Hear. The First One. The Witness. Duality. Reason. Spiritual Illumination. Ma. Lord. The Children of the Voice. Hierarch. T h e Listening of the Silence. The Physical Voice of Triumph and Eternal Intelligence. Master. The Gate of Heaven. The Law of Four. He W h o Sees and Sets in Order. Perfection of the Mind. Wife. Priapus. Revealer of the Holy. The Servant of P a n . Osiris. The Two-Edged Sword. The Bull. The C o r n W o m a n . Athena. The Connection. The Angel Raphael. God as Father and Maker. Castor and Pollux. The Earth Spirit. The Pontifex or BridgeMaker. Master of the Secrets. Divine Presence as Voice. The Two Ways. Anubis. Choice. The Cube of Space. Intuition. The Student. The Parting of the Ways. Thinking Perfected. Ares. The Monkey. The M a n of War. Alchemical Sulphur. The Cubic Stone. The Alchemical or Hermetic Marriage of . The Grand Architect of the Universe. Voice of the True Self. Hearing. Hercules. The Builder. The Wisdom and Fountain of Mercy. 5 Taurus—High Priest: The Hierophant. Lightning. Eternal Life. Sight. Cupid. Astarte. The Warrior. The Daredevil.

The Law of Karma. The Ancient One. Lucifer Transformed into Light. The Magnificence of Sovereignty. Birth-Death. The Charioteer. The Old Man. He W h o Bears the Holy Grail. The Cat. The Pet. The Chariot of Osiris. The Prophet of the Eternal. The Source. Samson. Reconciliation. The Servant. The Sphinx. Separation. Hygeia. Receptivity. Self Control. Neith. Victory. The Secret Seed. Lord of the Forces of Life. The Devil's Tool. The Lover. The Dog. The Sage. Lust. The Spermatozoon. The Mercy of Beauty. Vital Power. The Critic. Prudence. Perfected Love. The Gambler. Unification. Power. The Three-Headed One. Lord of the Triumph of Light. The Perfected Tool. Fortitude. The Understanding of Beauty. The Analyst. The Three Fates. Intelligence of the Secret of Works. The C r a b . The Snake of Knowledge and Delight. P r a n a . The Lion-Headed Serpent. The Fence. Coition. The Driver. Tarot. 7 Cancer—Chariot: The King in Triumph. The Veiled L a m p . The Pilgrim Soul. Diogenes.236 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION the Elements. Adonis. The Helper. Intelligence of the House of Influence. The Production of Beauty and Sovereignty. Division. The Children of the Powers of the Waters. The Ark. The Conqueror. Ecstasy. The Perfectionist. Attis. The Attractions of O p p o sites. The Enchantress. The Strength of Love. The Journalist. The Muzzled Lion. Fortune. The Daughter of the Flaming Sword. The Conquered Lion. The Life Force. Inner Knowledge. Capuchin. Magus of the Voice of Power. Acting on Severity. The Chariot of Reincarnation. Dichotomy Resolved. The Harpy. Pan's Phallus. 9 Virgo—Hermit: Truth. The Masses. The Well. The Actor. Occult Light. The H u n c h b a c k . Chaos. The Supreme Will. The Reporter. 10 Jupiter— Wheel of Fortune: Chance. Response. The Virgin. Mercy Tempering Severity. . Disposing Intelligence. Understanding. H o m e . 8 Leo — Strength: Force. The Guru. Union. The Box. Progress. The Emperor's Love. Light and Force. The Performer. Intelligence of Will. The People. The Child. The P a t h to Initiation.

J u d a s . Motion. The Sovereignty and Result of Victory. The Great Snake. The Peacemaker. True Will. A d a p tation. The Masochist. Rotation. The Child of the Great Transformation. The Example. Poseidon. The Eagle. Nephthys. The American Indian. Crucifixion. The Acrobat. Union of Opposites. The Law of the Wheel. Wealth and Poverty. The Sacrificed G o d . Stable Intelligence. Reproduction. Transition. Higher Spaces. Sunrise. The Jury. The Scythe. Narcissus. Athena. Faithful Intelligence. Daughter of the Reconcilers. The Musician. C h a r o n . Spirit of the Mighty Waters. Kundalini. Intelligence of Conciliation. The Divine GivingForth. The Dancer. Mental Purity. T h a n a t o s .Technical Aspects 237 The Cycle of Events. The Detective. Excess. The Crystal Cube. The Guide Force. Baptism. T h e Drowned M a n . The Red M a n . The Dove of Peace. The Three Manifestations of Matter. The Scorpion. . The Tunnel. Expansion. The Victim. The Redeemer in the Waters. Sex. The Teacher. The Scales. The Circle of Time. The Mercy and Magnificence of Victory. Rota. 12 Neptune—Hanged Man: The Sacrifice. The Severity of Splendor. Tentative Intelligence. The Partner. Karma in Action. Verification. T h e Other. Lady Luck. Liberation. Dissolution. Reincarnation. Change. The Tax Man. The Dark Angel of the Doors. Metamorphosis. Birth. Alchemy. Major Fortune. Daughter of the Lords of Truth. The Circle Completed. Equilibrium. 13 Scorpio—Death: The Grim Reaper. Intelligence of P r o b a t i o n or Trial. The Severity of Beauty and Sovereignty. Balder. The Two Urns. Rewarding Intelligence of Those W h o Seek. The Bringer-Forth of Life. Zeus. The Mirror. Samadhi. The Way. Imaginative Intelligence. T h e Old M a n of the Sea. The Angel Azrail. 14 Sagittarius — Temperance: Art. Preservation. The Stranger. 11 Libra—Justice: Adjustment. The Blind O n e . The Judge. Transformation. The Angel of Death. The Thief. Copulation. The Law of Reversal. The Shadow. The Skeleton. The Sword and the Balance. The Invisible One. Inner Truth. Ruler of the Balance.

17 Aquarius — Star: Star of the Magi. The Descent into Hell. Lucifer—Angel of Light. Two-Sexed H o r u s . The Lightning-Struck Tower. The Climber. The House of G o d . The P a t h of the Tradition of Darkness. The Tester. The Spirit of Discord. Consummation of the Royal Alchemical Marriage. The Angel Michael. The Virgin's Child. Wrath. Grace and Sin. The Arrow That Pierces the Rainbow. The Coniunctio Opposit o r u m . The Beauty of a Firm Basis. 16 Mars — Tower: The Force of Nature. Hapi. The H o r n y One. Anger. Mirth. The Mountain. Lord of the Gates of Matter. 15 Capricorn — Old Pan: The Devil. Fate. Exciting Intelligence. Combination. The World Father. Child of the Forces of Time. The Opening of the Eye of Shiva. Natural Intelligence. Revelation. The Gypsy. Preparation Through Destruction for the New Birth. Shiva. Master of the Coven. Lord of the Flies. The Cube of Imperfect Understanding. Phallic Energy. City Hall. The Column Jachin. Gany- . Society. Chiron. The Clown. Awakening. The Centaur. God as Perceived by the Ignorant. Typhon. The Fourth Dimension. The Tower of Babel. Formless F o r m . The Goat of Mendes. Catastrophe. Bondage. The Cities of the Plain. Lord of the Hosts of the Mighty. The Operation of the Great Work. Matter. The Pointer. The Tower of Destruction. Destiny. The God of the Old Testament.238 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Divine Wisdom. The Red One. The Fall of A d a m . The Watching Eye. The Electric Whirlwind. Argus of the Many Eyes. Renewing Intelligence. The Scapegoat. Old Nick. The Dark Night of the Soul. J a n u s . The Effect. The Queen of Heaven. Infatuation. Guardian of the Key to the Temple. Astrology. The Blackness of Ignorance. The Quest of the Universal Medicine. The Philosopher. The Rainbow's Promise. The Twins Chained by Time. The Castle of Plutus. The Prime Minister. H u s b a n d . The Sovereignty and Beauty of Material Splendor. Meditation. M a n t r a . The Fire of Heaven. The Establishment. The Victory over Splendor. The Ruined Tower. The Temple of Universal Peace A m o n g Men. The Crisis Point. The Eye of the Father. Iris. Eroticism. Satan. Universal Life. Sirius. Pride of Intellect. Opacity. Megalomania.

The Gateway to Resurrection. Child of the Sons of the Mighty. The Mermaid. Twilight. Dionysiac Ecstasy. Resurrection. Continuous Energy. Trance. The Free M a n . The Metasexual Lover. Tamas. The Splendor of Fundamental Strength. Mithra. The Ruler of Flux and Reflux. The Hidden One. Fantasy. Rajas. Medusa. The Grave of Death. The One-Way Trip. The Victory of the Material. The Land of Dreams. Dusk. The Apocalypse. The Exile. Altruistic Love. The H o u n d s of Diana. The Dreamer. Christ. Music. Lord of the Aeon. The Swan of Leda. The G r o u p . The Synthesizer. The Compassionate One. Daughter of the Firmament. Hecate. The Scientist. The Bear. The Pool of Memory. Shiva. The Splendor of the Material World. 18 Pisces—Moon: Dreams. Ast the Serpent. H a d e s . The Two Fish. The Angel Gabriel.Technical Aspects 239 mede. The Role Taker. Realization. Spirit of the Primal Fire. Apollo. The H o r n . The Victory of Fundamental Strength. The Kidnapper. The Raising of the Dead. Regeneration. The Unveiling of Nature. Organization. Tinkerbell. The Dweller Between the Waters. The Stars. Brotherhood. Illumination. The Spiritual Phallus. . The Great Vocation. The Star of Bethlehem. The Force of Gravity. The True Base of Reality. The Gangster. H o p e . The Supernal Power of Divine Fire. Basic Understanding. Fertility and Sterility. Metaphysical Sleep. The Dancer. Rise. The Fish-God. Freedom. Vulcan. The Revolutionary. The Phoenix. Collective Intelligence. Corporeal Intelligence. The Mystic. The Dog Star. The Imagination of Nature. The Higher Self. The Center of the Self. The Genius. Sattva. Body Knowledge. 19 The Sun-Sun: Eternal Youth. The Ceaseless Giver. 20 Pluto—Last Judgement: Perpetual Intelligence. The Physical Phallus. P h a e t h o n . Lord of the Fire of the World. The Symbol of Tetragrammaton. Lord of the Underworld. Soma. The Food of the G o d s . Humanity. The Land of the Gods. The Eternal Child. The Friend. That Which Limits the Auric Egg. King of the After-Life. Conscious Immortality. The Poet. The Central Fire. Master of the Mind. The Day of Wrath. Ra.

the Builders of the Adytum (B. E .T. the Servants of the Light. Cosmic Consciousness. The New Jerusalem. the Inner Guide Meditation Center and my own personal research. Guardian of the Times of M a n . The attributions listed here are in accordance with those of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.). Immortality. D . Kronos. The Point of Now. The Slain God. Frequencies of odor (perfumes and other scents). The Initiated One. M . The Old God. Reality. The Great Ones of the Night of Time. as they seem to be verified by the h u m a n psyche. The Center of the Cube of Space. Dominion or Slavery. In the list below. That Which Holds All Together. O . The W o m a n with the Penis.O. temperature and taste might also be found and established through experiment for each of them. You might sound a C-natural on a pitchpipe or musical instrument to get in clearer contact with the energy of the Tower/ Mars or wear emerald green for an interaction with the Empress/ Venus. You will find that incorporating knowledge of each archetype's color and sound into your meditation . The Dancing Hermaphrodite. The Esoteric Side of Nature. The Dance of Shiva. The Cosmos. I give some of the color and sound frequencies traditionally associated with each of the archetypes. The Eternal Present. The God of Fertility.A. The Regents of the Earth. The color and tone vibrations listed below can be used to help invoke the archetype that you and your Guide plan to work with in more depth. . the Society of the Inner Light. The Crown of the Magi.T w o Archetypes Each of the twenty-two archetypes pictured by tarot or represented by the major trumps of the tarot has to do with vibrational energy. and each of them corresponds to specific vibrational frequencies. Color and Tone Vibrations of the T w e n t y . Administrative Intelligence. I have settled on these after years of experimentation.240 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION 21 Saturn — World: The Virgin Universe. The Foundation of the Cosmic Elements and of the Material World. Experiment with these in ways your Inner Guide or your imagination might suggest. Aion.

E-natural The Magician (Mercury): Yellow. G-sharp. silver. A-sharp. black. G-flat The Hanged Man (Neptune): Pale blue. The Fool (Uranus): Pale. A-natural The Tower (Mars): Scarlet. D-natural The Chariot (Cancer): Yellow-orange. B-flat. A-flat Death (Scorpio): Blue-green. clear yellow. F-sharp. B-flat The Moon (Pisces): Red-violet. gold. F-sharp. red. A-sharp Justice (Libra): Green. C-sharp. C-natural The High Priest or Hierophant (Taurus): Red-orange. D-sharp. gold. pure red. It is useful to check on the harmony within yourself of each of these pairs to make sure that the . E-natural The High Priestess (Moon): Blue. F-natural The Wheel of Fortune (Jupiter): Violet. E-flat Strength (Leo): Yellow. C-natural The Star (Aquarius): Violet. The planetary or luminary rulers of these pairs also have this polarity aspect. black. as do planets or luminaries whose natures are opposite and complimentary. D-natural The Last Judgement (Pluto): Scarlet. indigo. A-natural Supplemental General Worksheet (for any horoscope) In astrology there are six natural pairs that represent two ends of six particular poles in a horoscope and make up the twelve signs of the zodiac. G-natural Temperance (Sagittarius): Blue. D-flat The Twins or Lovers (Gemini): Orange. E-natural The Hermit (Virgo): Yellow-green. G-sharp. A-flat Old Pan or The Devil (Capricorn): Blue-violet.Technical Aspects 241 practice will give deeper contact with the archetypes you seek out and interact with. A-flat The Empress (Venus): Emerald green. G-flat The Emperor (Aries): Scarlet. C-natural The World (Saturn): Indigo. red. black. G-sharp. B-natural The Sun (Sun): Orange. blue-violet.

The twenty-two paths of the Tree correspond to the tarot archetypes — energies and experiences that are available to us in our everyday lives on the material plane. The Tree of Life is a glyph describing the experiences that anyone will encounter on the inner planes.242 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION the life areas of which they are the general rulers (your personal horoscope gives the specific rulers) are in balance. but they are available to us through meditation. The ten Spheres correspond to the Sun. M o o n and the eight planets. In the tarot they correspond to the number cards. . no matter what his or her p a t h . The natural opposites or polarities whose balances may be checked are: Emperor and Justice (The ego-partner polarity) High Priest and Death (The money-sex polarity) Twins and Temperance (The logic-intuition polarity) Chariot and Old Pan (The security-career polarity) Strength and Star (The love-friendship polarity) Hermit and Moon (The analysis-synthesis polarity) Tower and Empress (The aggression-reception polarity) Empress and Last Judgement (The manifestation-transformation polarity) Magician and Wheel of Fortune (The wisdom polarity) High Priestess and World (The mother-father polarity) Sun and Fool (The spiritual love polarity) Magician and Hanged Man (The magic-psychic polarity) World and Wheel of Fortune (The contraction-expansion polarity) Sun and High Priestess (The yang-yin polarity) Fool and Hanged Man (The freedom-bondage polarity) World and Last Judgement (The limitation polarity) Horoscope-Tree of Life Sphere Equivalents and Images The Spheres or Sephiroth of the qabalistic Tree of Life represent energies that are not available to our ordinary perceptions on the material plane. Ace through Ten.

Here you are confronted with the necessity of immediately facing all your doubts and fears about meditation and the inner planes as you begin your own inner process. Unwavering trust in Spirit is all you can take with you. etc.Technical Aspects 243 The four suits of tarot (Wands/fire. Swords/air and Pentacles/earth) correspond to the four-body system. the crown. to Saturn in the emotional body (water). is encountered when you initially begin to meditate and move up the Tree from Malkuth to the next Sphere in order. P a g e / e a r t h ) . . Three resistance points are experienced as you do inner work. (An invisible Sphere called Daath is often described at this point. the heart center of the Tree. called The Veil of the Lesser Mysteries. white flecked with gold. brilliance. a point of brilliant white light. The first. They are the traditional forms from the Western Mystery Tradition. the Three of Wands would correspond to Saturn in the spiritual body (fire). the base of the Tree. the Archangel Metatron. The next resistance point occurs after the Spheres of Hod and Netzach have been experienced and you progress towards Tiphareth. Knight/air. the divine spark. For example. in fact. Yesod. The images and colors below are given as suggestion for those who wish to work in meditation with the Spheres of the Tree. It is the place where you must truly decide whether or not you want to become your Higher Self and allow your ego to become its vehicle. There are. The last resistance point is called The Abyss and occurs after the Spheres of Geburah and Chesed have been encountered. as do the court cards (King/fire. each corresponding to one of the four bodies. the thousand-petaled lotus. to each of the spheres in turn. Kether (Neptune): An ancient bearded king seen in profile. and a strong ego test in the outer world is encountered at this point. and work your way up and back from Malkuth.) Past this place no Guide can accompany you. Queen/water. the Three of Cups. In Western "path working" —the meditative experience of the Spheres and the tarot paths of the Tree of Life —you begin with your Inner Guide at Malkuth. 1. the cranium. It is called The Veil of the Greater Mysteries. four Trees. the top of one meshing with the bottom of the next. Cups/water.

.Figure 40. Horoscope/tarot equivalents as they appear on the qabalistic Tree of Life.

3. 10. the anus. olive flecked with gold. deep purple. 4. bright scarlet. blue. the Archangel Gabriel. Chokmah (Uranus): A bearded male figure. russet-red. crimson. the Archangel Haniel. black rayed with yellow. the right arm. orange. bright yellowish green. the sword. Hod (Mercury): A hermaphrodite. the cup or chalice. a rose. a sacrificed G o d . grey. Binah (Saturn): A mature woman. 8. golden amber. the Archangel Michael. white flecked with red. the bearded Venus. the Archangel Khamael. russet and black flecked with gold. the Archangel Tzadkiel. black. the Archangel Tzaphkiel. deep violet. red flecked with black. the left arm. russet and black. an apron covering the generative organs. 7. a m a t r o n . iridescent pearly-gray. 9. citrine. amber. crowned and throned. azure flecked with citrine. blue and yellow. hips and legs. . the generative organs. Chesed (Jupiter): A mighty crowned and throned king. the Archangel Raphael. the Archangel Sandalphon. clear rose-pink. the yoni. gray flecked with pink. the Archangel Ratziel. Netzach (Venus): A beautiful naked w o m a n . Malkuth (Earth and Pluto): A young woman. rich salmon-pink. deep azure flecked with yellow. sexuality. the loins and legs. the right side of the face. Yesod (Moon): A beautiful naked m a n . very strong. the left side of the face. an erect phallus. 6. yellowish black flecked with white. scarlet red. orange. the heart. pure soft blue. olive. very dark purple. emerald. yellow. yellow. 5. dark brown. a child. Geburah (Mars): A mighty warrior in his chariot.Technical Aspects 245 2. violetpurple. olive. citrine. the feet. Tiphareth (Sun): A majestic king. the breast. the loins. violet. indigo.

children born out of wedlock and abortions each count as a pregnancy. not when (actual dates aren't required). brothers'. father's. The cusp of your tenth house is therefore the Ascendant of your father's horoscope in your reality. etc. his actions and behavior. These relatives as their ego personalities are perceived by you (how they react to and handle the events in their lives in your eyes) will function to show you how you are handling that area of your own life for which they act as a barometer. Your horoscope then will describe your father. Try to obtain this information as accurately as possible. your twelfth house his third. They stand as symbols of particular life areas and show you how you are handling those areas of your life. sisters-in-law's. Father is always a tenth house role. To be a barometer has only to do with how you judge them to be dealing with their lives. Your perception of your father and the behavior you draw out of him will be described by your tenth house as his first house. within your own horoscope. The basic "building block" roles are father. sisters'. They will function as barometers of these areas. etc. they occurred in the birth sequence is important. It is necessary to determine the correct pregnancy or fathering order of your relatives' (mother's. grandmothers'. and what happens to him in your . When you turn your horoscope around in this way. and which twin was first-born is important. mothers-in-law's. mother. Twins count as two pregnancies. Miscarriages. not their own evaluation of themselves and their lives nor the evaluations of others as reported to you. aunts'. sibling (brother or sister). and where. your eleventh house becomes his second. stillbirths. and partner.246 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION How to Plug Your Relatives Into Your Horoscope Your relatives may be "plugged in" to your natal horoscope where they may be seen as outer aspects of specific areas of your life. By barometers I mean "gauges of change" that indicate what the "weather" of that life area is like. child.) pregnancies or children fathered in order to ascertain your barometers correctly.

) (Remember to check for miscarriages. . Your father's first sibling will be the third house from the tenth house. the child of your mother's first pregnancy not counting you will be your first sibling (your first brother or sister). (In other words the first house (or Ascendant) of your first brother or sister in your h o r o scope will be your third house. not necessarily his own. Thus your fourth house cusp is the Ascendant of your mother's horoscope in your reality. your father's mother. Mother is always a fourth house role. the tenth and fourth houses. Your second sibling will be the third house from the third house or your fifth house. but only in your reality perception. The third sibling. So the father of any person in your horoscope through your perception of the person's role relationship to him will always be the tenth house from the house in which the person himself is. Stepfathers and foster fathers. are in the same areas as natural fathers and mothers. etc. your first child's relationship to its father in your eyes will be your second house. the third house from the fifth house or the seventh house. Sibling (brother or sister) is always a third house relationship. your eighth house (the fourth house from the fifth). your mother's mother will be your seventh house or four houses from your fourth house. This sibling will correspond to your third house. so your first sibling will be the third house from the first house or your third house. etc. four houses from your tenth house or your first house (or ego barometer).Technical Aspects 247 reality.) Then the tenth house from the third. For instance.) The second aunt or uncle on your father's side will then be your second house. and it will indicate to you her actions and behavior. abortions and stillborn children or children b o r n out of wedlock in all birth sequences. It can be read in the same way as if it were his actual horoscope. your father's father will be your seventh house. as well as stepmothers and foster mothers. So mother's father will be your first house. etc. so your first aunt or uncle on your father's side will be described by your twelfth house as that aunt's or uncle's Ascendant (or first house. your twelfth house. your first child's relationship to mother. will be the relationship you will perceive between your first sibling and your father. By the same token.

second-born. as one slot. a girl. and therefore will be your seventh house (the third house from the fifth). and a boy. first-born. your seventh house. Child is always a fifth house relationship. the third child. Then the daughter would be your fifth house and the son. are shown by your fifth house. and anyone you have impregnated or conceived a child by. is a seventh house relationship. the seventh or opposite house from the fifth. Partner.248 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION the third. Your partner is the seventh house. your ninth house. your aunt or uncle by marriage. almost every person related . As outlined before. the seventh house from the twelfth. all persons you have contractual agreements with. With these five basic role concepts and the accompanying diagram shown in figure 41 on page 250. given away. each pregnancy is to be counted. stillborn or born. the child would transfer to your fifth house. Your brothers and sisters in general and your first sibling in particular are all shown by your third house. so the first child you father or conceive will have your fifth house as his or her Ascendant. However. and should you legally adopt this child before you have any children of your own. Your partner's first child by a previous marriage would be your eleventh house (the fifth house from the seventh). or the first pregnancy you fathered was a set of fraternal twins. of your first child. and your first child in particular. or brother or sister. Say that your first pregnancy. Your father's first sibling's partner. the seventh house from the first. your fourth house. Your children in general. etc. your second child is considered the sibling. where it is a relationship of shared responsibility (this includes roommates and those you live with while you are living with them. whether the child was miscarried. the seventh house from the fourth. the adopted son or daughter would then become your ninth house. Your first child's partner is the eleventh house. aborted. whether the child was born or not). If you already had two children. Your father's first sibling's first child by the same rule would be your fourth house (the fifth house from the twelfth). becomes your sixth house. whether business or marriage. etc. all ex-partners. So your mother's partner (father or step-father) is your tenth house.

and the service personnel of life (the waiter at a restaurant. What area of your life did great-great-uncle Joe. because we have so many of them in our culture. Co-workers. your eldest sibling's. The following barometers are given for further example in addition to the diagram: Cars are always a third house relationship (like siblings). Teachers as "method givers. role. vibrate to? W h a t life area did great-grandmother. the actress. in your fifth house. vibrate to? The following horoscope diagram gives a smattering of what each of the astrological houses has to do with and describes barometers that vibrate to each of the sections. pets. or law can be put into one specific area of your personal pattern —relatives as distant as third cousins on your mother's side or great-great-aunts on your father's side. the health/work methods area. These barometers from the past can produce some fascinating family research and personal insight. the clerk at the supermarket. lovers and clubs one belongs to vibrate with the first child and the fifth house. the person who fixes your car) are all barometers of your sixth house. . therefore your partner's acquaintances are shown in your ninth house. your first child's. I have included a u t o m o biles as barometers. tricycle or just experiences encountered while walking will serve the third house function. in your seventh house. your partner's health by your twelfth house. a bicycle. therefore your lover's first child is shown in your ninth house (the fifth house from your fifth house). the sixth house from your third. your father's car by your twelfth house. your mother's car is shown by your sixth house (third from the fourth). are all described by your third house. Very personal friends (where there are many expectations of each other). the horse thief. Neighbors and acquaintances are also third house relationships. as is any vehicle (as the mind is the vehicle of the ego or Ascendant). your partner's car by your ninth house. Hence your neighbor's dog would be shown by your eighth house. employees. your doctor. In lieu of a car. and false guides are also described by this house.Technical Aspects 249 to you through blood. as well as examples of some of the relatives which fall into each. Therefore." like your grammar and high school teachers.

E. Note that the inner circle lists the keywords for each house as they relate to your relatives. Keywords for each of the houses done on the chart blank we use at D.M.250 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 41.O. .

like your employer or a police officer you encounter. who is a brother. it would indicate that the feminine or yin energies in that life area are being assimilated into consciousness but the masculine energies are not. although the men will resemble each other as will the women. outgoing) and his female (yin. passive. the horoscope must be turned so that the house that the particular person vibrates to in the horoscope becomes the first house of that person. The males and females as barometers in the same house may not seem at all the same in the eyes of the ego. for astrologers wishing to read the details of an outer world person in their own charts. For example. The first of the Guides is described by the ninth house." College and university professors would be ninth house barometers. Again. The judge in a courtroom also functions as a ninth house barometer. Working with the masculine aspects of that life arena in the Inner Guide Meditation will produce a positive change in the brother as you." not "method givers. as are groups you belong to that share as their goals the end goals of your life. bring the more yang aspects of your seventh house into the light of consciousness and act on them in the world. is not. Each will serve to indicate to the individual how his male (yang. the ego. as would outer metaphysical and spiritual teachers.Technical Aspects 251 Your Shadow and all Shadow projectees are shown by your seventh house. Authority figures. turn the chart so that your fourth house becomes your mother's first . as are all teachers who act as "way showers. For instance. Friendships (where the relationship is based on freedom and total acceptance for each of you) that don't have the expectations and obligations of a fifth house friendship are described by your eleventh house. All grandchildren in general and the child of your first pregnancy are shown by your ninth house. Members of a jury would be Shadow barometers. are all described by the tenth house. and he is the prototype and touchstone for all outer world teachers. aggressive. your boss's boss. if you wish to see your mother's horoscope within your own chart. by your seventh. in the seventh house. if the wife is handling her life very well but the third sibling. receptive) energies in the area being focused on are being handled. so your partner's boss would be described by your fourth house.

produces real action and behavior in others who unconsciously take roles for us in our realities. but. Transiting planets to these houses and their planets will show up as events in both your own and your mother's lives. . for all practical purposes. Remember. there's no one out there but aspects of yourself that are being projected on everyone and everything. you will never understand how you receive and live out the projections of another. your sixth house. as we take roles for them. by projection. her third. In the thousands of horoscopes I have read. always the fourth. your entire reality and everyone in it become more conscious. one to the other.252 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION house (or Ascendant. the mother. the two-way energy flow which connects us all. The Inner Guide Meditation and the I Ching I recommend the I Ching as an excellent tool for getting through the "magic mirror effect" that occurs in meditation. This projection.) Then your fifth house becomes her second. Once you make yourself more conscious. We are all connected. Reality is in fact a Oneness. I have never found a case where these house positions were reversed. ask the I Ching's advice on acting or not acting on the answer or request for action. Reading transiting aspects to both your fourth and tenth houses (as twelve-house horoscopes within your own) will soon demonstrate that the father is always the tenth house. When you feel that the answer you have received in meditation. or the action that has been recommended. until you experience how your energies are manipulating the other's life. etc. It is the best "ego check" I have found to date. although the roles as they play out in life may well be — mother acting as father and vice versa. goes too much along with your desires or ego wishes (and doubt occurs). The coin method for use with the I Ching is given. Those you project on are also projecting onto you.

it is suggested that the following values he assigned: 3 Heads Tails = = 3 2 4 Michael Secter. Have your question in mind when doing this. The odd numbers are represented by a straight unbroken line and the even numbers by a broken line. 2 tails (3rd two throws) = 3 heads (2nd two throws) = 1 head. then pick up the one that conies up tails if there is a head and a tail (or pick up either one if both are the same). The I Ching or Book of Changes (Princeton University Press.Technical Aspects 25. has developed a new method for casting the coins that gives the same mathe matical probability as the ancient Chinese yarrow stalk procedure. work from b o t t o m to top as shown in figure 43 on page 254. Insight Press. with the Carol K. placeits corresponding line. 1981) 3 4 . Tossing the coins. Anthony. count up the total on the three faces and note this total on paper. when using pennies or other Western coins to cast the hexagrams. Next to each number. 1967. You will be reading the totals from the bottom up. According to C.) Michael Secter.1 I consider the Wilhelm/Baynes edition published by Princeton University Press as the best version available. 7 8 6 7 9 7 = 1 head. Then cast this one and the one not yet cast. Now. New Mexico. Cary Baynes and Richard Wilhelm. Jung's Man and His Symbols. 2 tails (1st two throws) Figure 42. 1 tail (5th two throws) = 3 tails (4th two throws) = 1 head. A Guide to the I Ching and Greg Whincup's Rediscover ing the I Ching as excellent supplements. G. Again. 2 tails (6th two throws) = 2 heads. Toss two of the three coins. "/ Ching" Simplified (Santa Fe. Build the column of totals from bottom to top (like building a house) as shown in figure 42. Repeal this six times. author of the "I Ching" Simplified.

and is composed of a top and a b o t t o m trigram. These b o t t o m three lines are called the lower trigram. Then notice the t o p three lines of the sample hexagram. Now turn to the chart of hexagrams at the back of the I Ching b o o k . (7's and 8's always remain the same. The box where Ch'ien and Ken come together is the square numbered 26. straight. The final pattern. Notice that the first three lines in our sample hexagram are straight. straight lines on the hexagram chart in the column marked "Lower Trigram" on the left. Six. . Figure 44. This is the number of the first hexagram of your answer." Find the corresponding upper trigram on the hexagram chart across the top of the page where you will find that it is named Ken. which starts out as a straight line. The top three lines are called the "Upper Trigram. Find the corresponding straight. You will find the pattern of lines called Ch'ien. They are broken. or group of three lines. broken. not changing into their opposites. which starts out broken become a straight line. The resultant hexagram. straight. The pattern the six lines form is called a hexagram.) The sample now looks like figure 44.254 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Figure 43. straight. becomes a broken line. The lines that total 6 and 9 always change into their opposites. and 9. straight (reading from the b o t t o m up).

" This is the first sequential change (relative to the question) that operates against the background of the "The Judgem e n t " and "The Image" of hexagram 26. . Turn to hexagram 26 in Book I of the Text and begin reading through "The Judgement" and "The Image" up to where it says "The Lines." The Book of Changes is set up to show sequential action in time. . Then skip to the 4th line of the hexagram (the next changing line) and read the paragraph which begins "6 in the 4th place means. 30. Since." The Lines refer to the changing lines in the first hexagram (6's and 9's. and the changing "Lines" give the sequential changes that will happen against that background. we go to the line called "9 in the 2nd place." That is all there is to read in hexagram 26. There is one other kind of hexagram to be considered. it is best to avoid questions beginning with "Should . This is a Fated hexagram and never has "Lines" to read. W h e n wording your questions. It is a situation already set in time and space. (Again. not 7's and 8's).Technical Aspects 255 Note that in the second hexagram. and read only "The Judgement" and "The Image. The clearest answers come as the result of two separate questions regarding any one situation: "If I do such and such what will be the end result?" and "If I don't do such and such what will be the end result?" This presents the two possible time flows. Place this number at the b o t t o m of the second hexagram. remember to first read up to where it says "The Lines" in any first hexagram. the first or b o t t o m line is not a 6 or 9. It occurs when all the totals turn out to be 7's and 8's. To complete the reading turn to the 2nd hexagram. "The Judgement" and "The Image" give you the background of the situation being asked about. A simple "What's happening?" will serve to clarify confusing life situations. Looking up the second pair of trigrams in the key in the back of the I Ching identifies them as Li over Li or hexagram 30. Now you are ready to read the I Ching's answer to your question. in our sample hexagram 26. . and then read only the changing lines of that hexagram). The 2nd hexagram indicates the end result of the question and never has "Lines" to read. the lines corresponding to the 9 and the 6 are now opposite what they were in the first hexagram." Never read any lines in a 2nd hexagram.

receptive principle in a man or a woman Great M a n or Sage = The Inner Guide King or Prince = The Self or Center in a m a n or a woman The six lines making up an I Ching hexagram represent the six internal chakras or energy centers in the h u m a n body. Don't misuse or become dependent on it.256 T H E INNER GUIDE MEDITATION Remember. Try to use it only for those situations where you get no "knowing" response. The I Ching answers your questions based oh how your archetypes are going to create the particular reality situation you are asking about. creative principle in a m a n or a woman W o m a n = Feminine. They project and coordinate the reality your archetypes are creating and sustaining. the I Ching or Book of Changes always speaks to the "superior" or conscious person. Remember that the I Ching is not a substitute for your intuition. where your intuition seems to be shut down. Some suggestions for interpreting the I Ching's words: Superior = Conscious Inferior = Unconscious M a n = Masculine. . for the knowledge of your heart. or where ego involvement doesn't allow you to get a clear answer from your Higher Self or your Inner Guide.


unpredictable) 2nd Decan Virgo 3rd Decan Virgo 1st Decan Libra 2nd Decan Libra 3rd Decan Libra 1st Decan Scorpio 2nd Decan Scorpio 1/1/65-11/3/66. not by classical orb. 8/29/80-11 /5/83. so a planet in 20° 01' of any sign will affect planets in decans from 20° 01' to 30° 00'. but will no longer affect a planet in 19° 59' of a sign. Uranus and Saturn from January 1. Pluto: The Last Judgement (Brings irreversible change. Neptune. 4/24/80-8/29/80 11 /3/79-4/24/80. transformation. metamorphosis. outrages.Transiting Positions of Pluto. 8/17/88-1/16/91. shocks. 4/12/76-8/21/76 10/25/75-4/12/76. takes to the next level. 1965 to January 1. 2nd: 10°01' to 20°00'. 3rd: 20°01' to 30°00' Transiting planets affect planets in the natal horoscope by decan vibration. 2000 Decans of any sign: 1st: 0°01' to 10°00'. 2/12/67-9/1/67 11/3/66-2/12/67. invisible until its process is completed. 8/27/84-11/4/87. 7/30/72-10/25/75. 9/1/67-10/5/71. 8/21/76-11/3/79. 5/18/84-8/27/84 11/5/83-5/18/84. 4/17/72-7/30/72 10/5/71-4/17/72. 6/22/88-8/17/88 11/4/87-6/22/88. rebirth. 3/31/91-11/6/91 . remodeling.

7/3/93-12/19/93 2/15/93-7/3/93. delusion. 8/13/80-9/20/80 2/8/79-5/6/79. brings inspiration. glamorizes. 8/13/89-10/29/89 3/15/88-5/10/88. 4/27/99-11/23/99 1/30/99-4/27/99. 9/20/80-1/18/84. sensitizes. 4/22/95-11/10/95 1/16/95-4/22/95. events which free. 12/7/79-8/13/80. 5/21/69-6/24/69 . 11/21/84-3/15/88. 5/6/79-12/7/79. 9/18/66-1/5/70. 11/10/95-1/30/99. 6/12/66-9/18/66 11/19/65-6/12/66.260 THE INNER G U I D E MEDITATION 3rd Decan Scorpio 1st Decan Sagittarius 2nd Decan Sagittarius 1/16/91-3/31/91. 1/3/89-8/13/89. 5/10/88-1/3/89. 5/3/70-11/6/70 1/5/70-5/3/70. 6/17/75-10/22/75 12/19/74-6/17/75. lightning-like change. makes invisible. 10/22/75-2/8/79. 10/29/89-2/15/93. 8/23/98-11/27/98 1/28/98-8/23/98. 11/23/99-1/1/00 Neptune: The Hanged Man (Dissolves. 6/22/84-11/21/84 1/18/84-6/22/84. fog. 11/27/98-1/1/00 Uranus: The Fool (Causes rebelliousness. makes you iconoclastic. increased psychic abilities or confusion. 11/6/70-12/19/74. victimization) 2nd Decan Scorpio 3rd Decan Scorpio 1st Decan Sagittarius 2nd Decan Sagittarius 3rd Decan Sagittarius 1st Decan Capricorn 2nd Decan Capricorn 3rd Decan Capricorn 1st Decan Aquarius 1/1/65-11/19/65. but can pull the rug out from under you if not worked with) 2nd Decan Virgo 3rd Decan Virgo 1/1/65-9/12/66 9/12/66-9/28/68. 11/6/91-1/16/95. 12/19/93-1/28/98. brings the sudden and unexpected.

12/3/93-1/12/96 1/12/96-2/20/98. 8/15/73-11/21/74. 3/20/81-11/16/81 2/17/81-3/20/81. 10/30/86-2/14/88. changes Yes/No patterns. 10/9/91-2/10/93. manifests) 1st Decan Pisces 2nd Decan Pisces 1/1/65-3/18/65 3/18/65-3/11 /66 . rewards or punishes. 5/6/73-8/15/73 11/1/72-5/6/73. 9/8/75-12/12/76. 6/24/69-10/15/70. 9/20/84-1/9/86. 11/16/81-12/12/ 83. 7/15/84-9/20/84 12/12/83-7/15/84. 12/2/88-1/5/91. 9/30/77-1/7/79.Appendix 261 1st Decan Libra 2nd Decan Libra 3rd Decan Libra 1st Decan Scorpio 2nd Decan Scorpio 3rd Decan Scorpio 1st Decan Sagittarius 2nd Decan Sagittarius 3rd Decan Sagittarius 1st Decan Capricorn 2nd Decan Capricorn 9/28/68-5/21/69. 5/27/88-12/2/88 2/14/88-5/27/88. 5/12/71-7/23/71 10/15/70-5/12/71. 12/11/98-1/1/00 Saturn: The World (Brings things to form. 4/24/77-9/30/77 12/12/76-4/24/77. 8/23/98-12/11/98 2/20/98-8/23/98. 6/20/86-10/30/86 1/9/86-6/20/86. 8/ 30/91-10/9/91 1/5/91-8/30/91. 10/23/79-2/17/81. 4/15/79-10/23/79 1/7/79-4/15/79. 5/1/75-9/8/75 11/21/74-5/1/75. 7/ 17/93-12/3/93 3rd Decan Capricorn 1st Decan Aquarius 2nd Decan Aquarius 2/10/93-7/17/93. structures or re-structures. 7/23/71-11/1/72. not unexpected.

5/6/83-8/24/83 . 4/4/77-4/17/77 2nd Decan Leo 3rd Decan Leo 1st Decan Virgo 8/25/76-4/4/77. 1/14/76-6/5/76 9/17/75-1/14/76. 1/7/74-4/18/74 1st Decan Cancer 2nd Decan Cancer 3rd Decan Cancer 1st Decan Leo 8/1/73-1/7/74. 4/17/77-8/10/77 8/10/77-11/16/77. 2/20/68-5/13/68. 2/21/72-5/31/72 5/31/72-9/6/72. 11/1/70-3/29/71 7/10/70-11/1/70. 11/12/68-1/28/69 3rd Decan Aries 1st Decan Taurus 2nd Decan Taurus 3rd Decan Taurus 5/13/68-11/12/68. 1/28/69-4/29/69 4/29/69-4/16/70 4/16/70-7/10/70. 9/4/82-11/29/82. 3/8/79-7/8/79 2nd Decan Virgo 3rd Decan Virgo 1st Decan Libra 2nd Decan Libra 3rd Decan Libra 10/17/78-3/8/79. 3/29/71-6/18/71. 1/5/78-7/26/78 11/16/77-1/5/78.262 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION 3rd Decan Pisces 1st Decan Aries 2nd Decan Aries 3/11/66-3/3/67 3/3/67-5/30/67. 3/25/82-9/4/82 12/10/81-3/25/82. 6/5/76-8/25/76. 7/8/79-10/2/79 10/2/79-9/21/80 9/21/80-9/12/81 9/12/81-12/10/81. 1/10/72-2/21/72 1st Decan Gemini 2nd Decan Gemini 3rd Decan Gemini 6/18/71-1/10/72. 10/28/72-5/13/73 9/6/72-10/28/72. 4/18/74-7/13/74 7/13/74-6/26/75 6/26/75-9/17/75. 9/20/67-2/20/68 5/30/67-9/20/67. 7/26/78-10/17/78. 5/13/73-8/1/73.

6/23/84-8/1/84 2nd Decan Scorpio 3rd Decan Scorpio 1st Decan Sagittarius 2nd Decan Sagittarius 3rd Decan Sagittarius 1st Decan Capricorn 2nd Decan Capricorn 3rd Decan Capricorn 1st Decan Aquarius 2nd Decan Aquarius 3rd Decan Aquarius 1st Decan Pisces 2nd Decan Pisces 3rd Decan Pisces 1st Decan Aries 2nd Decan Aries 3rd Decan Aries 11/23/83-6/23/84. 8/19/94-1/22/95 4/28/94-8/19/94. 7/11/89-11/9/89 2/9/89-7/11/89. 5/8/87-11/14/87 2/21/87-5/8/87. 1/28/94-4/28/94. 8/1/84-11/19/84 11/19/84-11/16/85 11/16/85-11/15/86 11/15/86-2/21/87. 11/2/90-2/6/91 2/6/91-2/5/92 2/5/92-2/1/93 2/1/93-5/21/93. 1/9/96-4/7/96 4/7/96-3/28/97 3/28/97-7/12/97. 8/22/97-3/17/98 7/12/97-8/22/97. 11/14/87-2/13/88. 8/24/83-11/23/83. 10/2/95-1/9/96 4/17/95-10/2/95. 1/22/95-4/17/95. 10/25/98-3/1/99 1st Decan Taurus 2nd Decan Taurus 6/9/98-10/25/98. 11/9/89-2/7/90. 6/10/88-11/12/88 2/13/88-6/10/88. 1 st Decan Scorpio 11 /29/82-5/6/83.Appendix 26'. 6/30/93-1/28/94 5/21/93-6/30/93. 3/1/99-5/23/99 5/23/99-1/1/00 . 11/12/88-2/9/89. 3/17/98-6/9/98. 8/13/90-11/2/90 2/7/90-8/13/90.

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York Beach. 1973. York Beach. The Esoteric Philosophy of Love and Marriage. London: Spearman. J. The Cosmic Doctrine. Chalmington. ME: Samuel Weiser. 1982. 1979. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1984. Edinger. York Beach. 1974. 1984.* New York: Putnam. ME: Samuel Weiser. Dion. Five Keys to Past Lives. 1972. York Beach.* Los Angeles: Builders of the Adytum. Case. 1974. York Beach. Hungtington. Carlos.* Many editions available. The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. ME: Samuel Weiser. All his books except The Eagle's Gift. ME: Samuel Weiser. Cavendish. A Search in Secret Egypt. Lewis. (Poor title. Butler. Through the Gates of Death. H. 1981. New York: Aurora Press. Paul. ME: Samuel Weiser. Castaneda. Brunton. Aleister. UK: Prism Press. Crowley. 1972. Neville. Edward F. The Mystical Qabalah* York Beach. Richard. York Beach. The Book of Tokens: Tarot Meditations.) Chia. 1971. Drury. York Beach. The Path of the Chameleon. Don Juan. NY: Healing Tao Books.* Richmond. Paul Foster. Astral Doorways. 1984. .266 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Brennan. Alice in Wonderland* and Alice Through the Looking Glass. New York: Simon & Schuster. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Inner Visions. Not so black. Ego and Archetype* Baltimore: Penguin. 1985. ME: Samuel Weiser. 1971. Vision Quest. Carroll. Good survey of the metaphysical field. The Book ofThoth* York Beach. Mantak. ME: Samuel Weiser. Fortune. 1973. The Shaman and the Magician. ME: Samuel Weiser. ME: Samuel Weiser. York Beach. 1967. E. W. 1984. Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy. VA: McCoy. The Black Arts. ME: Samuel Weiser. Healing Love through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy. 1982. 1976. Mescalito and Modern Magic: The Mythology of Inner Space. 1973. How to Read the Aura. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1986. How to Develop Clairvoyance. ME: Samuel Weiser. 1972. York Beach. Experimental Magic.

York Beach. Aryeh. Reflections. Macrobiotics Yesterday and Today. Boston: Shambhala. 1971. 1985. Esther. . York Beach. M. ME: Samuel Weiser. OH: Ariel Press. 1980.* Rochester. Thaddeus. e.) Greek Mythology* Many good collections available. Kotzsch. 1975. Elisabeth. Jung. 1979. 1965. Dreams. Carl G. 1968. 1986. 1972. New York: Schocken Books. Green. VT: Destiny Books. 1976. ME: Samuel Weiser. Columbus. Memories.g. the Evolutionary Energy in Man. Far Memory. Krishna. 1982.Recommended Reading 267 Golas. P. New York: Warner Books. New York: Vintage. Death: The Final Stage of Growth. Aveline. Dutton. Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism* York Beach. Alex. A History of White Magic. Kaplan. Halevi. Gopi. Gareth. Experience of the Inner Worlds* Cheltenham. 1985. 1985. New York: Japan Publications. 1969. Kundalini in Time and Space. York Beach. Harding. New York: E. The Treasure Houses of Images. 1972. Occult Exercises and Practices. New York: Bantam. New York: Bantam. Harner. The Way of the Shaman. (All her books on "far memory" are excellent. 1985. Grimm. ME: Samuel Weiser. 1975. Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking. England: Helios. The Eyes of Horus. India: Kundalini Research and Publication Trust. Kübler-Ross. Z'ev ben Shimon. Man and His Symbols* New York: Dell. Ancient and Modern * New York: Harper & Row. New York: Prentice-Hall. The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment. New York: Ballantine. ME: Samuel Weiser. 1979. 1978. Kundalini. Winged Pharaoh. New Delhi. An Introduction to the Cabala: Tree of Life. Ronald E. Out-of-the-Body Experiences. Celia. Michael. Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide. The Awakening of Kundalini. Brothers. Woman's Mysteries. with Jack. Kushi. Grant. Life as Carola. Return to Elysium. The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales* New York: Pantheon Books. 1968. all published by Ariel Press. Lord of the Horizon. 1975.. Knight. Joan.

ME: Samuel Weiser. 1975. 1978. The Cancer Prevention Diet. 1974. Sanella. and Kushi. Jr. The Shaman's Doorway: Opening the Mythic Imagination to Contemporary Consciousness* New York: Harper & Row. (The Wizard of Earthsea. Tao Te Ching. The Earthsea Trilogy. New York: Bantam. New York: St. 1984. The Farthest Shore. 1977. 1976.) Regardie. Moody. Aveline. Introduction to the Chakras* York Beach. Le Guin. The Macrobiotic Way: The Complete Macrobiotic Diet & Exercise Book. Many translations available. George. The Tombs of Atuan. ME: Samuel Weiser. Robert A. S. Michio. Wayne. 1962. Sams. Stephen. New York: Crossroad. 1976. Macrobiotic Diet: Balancing Your Eating in Harmony with the Changing Environment and Personal Needs. Alex. An Introduction to the Mystical Qabalah* York Beach. 1973. The Silent Pulse. Martin's Press. The Sexual Key to the Tarot * New York: NAL. Richardson. Craig. Peter. Lucie. New York: Bantam. Kushi. Alan. Raymond A. Lee. (Avoid Jowett. Dakin. . AZ: Falcon Press. Rendel. Egyptian Mysteries. 1969. ME: Samuel Weiser.. The Tree of Life* York Beach. with Jack. 1981. 1983. Monroe. New York: E. The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic* Phoenix. Kundalini—Psychosis or Transcendence? San Francisco: H. Many translations available. New York: Bantam. 1981. . Israel. New York: Japan Publications. Theodor. Lamy. Northants. Michio.) Leonard. Laurence. Journeys Out of the Body. Plato. Life After Life. 1976. (Witter Bynner's is excellent: New York: Capricorn. Ursula K. England: Thorsons. Phaedrus and Symposium. Stephen. 1985. NJ: Avery. . P.) Larsen. 1985. 1975. with Blauer. New York: Anchor.268 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Kushi. . New York: Bantam. Dutton. 1984. 1975. About Macrobiotics: The Way of Eating. Lao Tsu.

Evolution & Enlightenment. The Temple in Man. Charles. The Kybalion. Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts* New York: Dover. Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt. Greg. Rochester. Rochester. 1987. A. West. Mark. Tart. The Opening of the Way. R. ME: Samuel Weiser. Rochester. Thompson. 1985. Chicago: The Yogi Publication Society. Kundalini. VT: Inner Traditions International. New York: Harper & Row. 1982. Nature Word: Verbe Nature. 1980. Toben. VT: Inner Traditions International. 1982. Ann Arbor. Walker. 1986. Rochester. West Stockbridge. Her-Bak. Sacred Science: The King of Pharaonic Theocracy. 1971. York Beach. 1981. Martin's Press. Happy Camp. Altered States of Consciousness. Marsha.) Sinetar. VT: Inner Traditions International. 1970. 1982. Isha. Whincup. Bob. 1979. Rochester. Herbert. 1987. Tripp. White. Mahwah. Tony. 1982. 1986. 1969. Shearer. 1981. "Chickpea:" The Living Face of Ancient Egypt. Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics: Lifestyles for Self-Discovery. Schwaller de Lubicz. Mitch. ed. Space-Time and Beyond. NJ: Paulist Press. Garden City. Rediscovering the I Ching. MA: Lindisfarne Press. and Friends. Esoterism & Symbol. NY: Doubleday. ed. 1979. 1936. . Albuquerque. The Homosexual Matrix. Three Initiates. Rochester. Dutton. now out of print. Visionary Love. 1977: Lord of the Dawn: Quetzalcoatl. VT: Inner Traditions International. Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun. VT: Inner Traditions International. John. MI: UMI. P. 1982. John Anthony. 1971. Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning* New York: St. CA: Naturegraph. San Francisco: Treeroots Press. New York: E. NM: Sun Books. Silberer. C. Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate. VT: Inner Traditions International.Recommended Reading 269 Schwaller de Lubicz. New York: McGraw-Hill. (Also available as Problems of Mysticism and Its Symbolism. New York: Anchor. A.

* York Beach. The Astrology of Fate. Wolfe. MT: author. Davison. 1970. Astrological Keywords. Wilhelm. Stephen. Wheaton. 1968. Psychology and the Four Elements. Ronald C. 1973. 1985. Los Angeles: Golden Seal Research Headquarters. Principles of Horoscopic Delineation. The Holographic Paradigm and Other Paradoxes. Astrology. 1969.270 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Wilber. Rex E. ed. 1979. Clogstoun-Willmot. Thyrza. E. 1967. Studies in Astrology (9 vols. and Jung. VA: Macoy. 1984. The Inner Sky: The Dynamic New Astrology for Everyone. The Secret of the Golden Flower. Charles E. 1947. Tempe. New York: Doubleday. Forrest. Cheltenham. Oceanside. New York: Harvest. Thomas. Reno. Astrology. The I Ching Workbook. Jonathan. G. CA: Rosicrucian Fellowship. Escobar. 1984. and London: Allen & Unwin. 1982. New York: Bantam. R. Robert. What Sign Are You? (Tropical or Sidereal). Totowa. Bills. Western Astrology & Chinese Medicine. 1978. O. Astrological Aspects. 1984. 1974. ME: Samuel Weiser. 1963. Essays on the Foundations of Astrology. Basil. 1971. London: Fowler. Steven. England: Helios. New York: Arco. Garner. The Rulership Book. W. Greene. Hall. L. NY: Academy Hill Press. London: Fowler. New Dimensions Red Book. Essentials of Natal Interpretation. 1975. . Richard. Bozeman. Karma & Transformation: The Inner Dimensions of the Birth Chart. 1971. Manly Palmer. NV: CRCS. Astrology. AZ: AFA. And the Sun Is Up: Kundalini Rises in the West. C. 1975. 1978. Wing. Boston: Shambhala. IL: Theosophical Publishing House. 1935. 1982. The 144 "Doors" of the Zodiac: The Dwad Technique. NV: CRCS.). Red Hook. Wilby. Ken. Richmond. The Principles of Astrology. New York: Destiny Books. NJ: Littlefield. Bacher. Astrology Arroyo. London: Theosophical Publishing House. Liz. Reno. Carter.

the Divine Science. Gloucester. The Only Way to Learn Astrology. San Diego. Marcia. Jinni and Joanne. CA: ACS Publications. AZ: AFA. 1982. 1972.Recommended Reading 271 Hand. Planets and Aspects. MN: Llewellyn. Tempe.. Pluto. York Harbor. Robertson. 1984. Houses. The Transit of Saturn: Crisis Ages in Adult Life. 1981. 1978. St. 1980. Mailly Nesle. MN: Llewellyn. Lowell. Marc. 1973. San Diego. Paul. Vol. Jones. Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook. New York: Bantam. . 1974. St. Paris: Leon Amiel. Moore. March. Astrology: Old Theme. MA: Para Research. . Time Out of Mind: The Past in Your Astrological Birth Chart and Reincarnation. Seattle. 1985. Kempton-Smith. Planets in Youth: Patterns of Early Development. 1: Basic Principles. Vol. Watertown. Bridgeport. and Douglas. . 1972. WA: authors. Debbi. All writings. San Diego. Essays on Astrology. MA: Para Research. and the American Federation of Astrologers in Tempe. CA: ACS Publications. A Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer. Bruce H. Paul. Marc Edmund. AZ. 2: Math & Interpretation Techniques. Robert. 1973. Gloucester. Michael R. York Beach. Vol. Hickey. Minerva/Pluto: The Choice Is Yours. . CA: ACS Publications. Your Greatest Strength. 1981. Grant. IL. Meyer. Heaven Knows What. Vol. New Thoughts. Mark. for his incredibly beautiful command of the English language as well as his astrological wisdom. and McEvers. The Digested Astrologer. 1: Signs. ME: Arcane. Solange de. Symbols and Signs. 1984. His work is available through Quest Books in Wheaton. Astrology for the Millions. Joan. CT: Altieri Press. Seattle. Paul. MN: Llewellyn. 1986. WA: authors. 1981. Astrology. A Cosmic Science. Vol. Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living. Isabel M. 1978. St. 3: The Spiral of Life: Psychological Interpretation. Laurel. Tempe. Lewi. 1970. New York: Anchor. CA: ACS Publications. Astrology: History. 1973. ME: Samuel Weiser. MA: Para Research. 3: Horoscope Analysis. AZ: AFA. MA: Fellowship House. and Altieri. Gloucester. 1981. 1974. 1982. Marion D. San Diego. Astrology.

Astrological Timing. 1972. West. 1974. Terney. . New York: Aurora Press. Reno. New York: Vintage. New York: Doubleday. A. F. New York: Harper & Row. Dynamics of Aspect Analysis. Bill. 1986.. Baltimore: Penguin. J. The Case for Astrology. Dane. 1970. 1983. The Lunation Cycle. 1972. and Toonder. NV: CRCS.<72 T H E INNER G U I D E MEDITATION Rudhyar. An Astrological Mandala. W. The Astrological Houses.

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