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Leoni Mckinnon Hodgson April 2009
PMAFA, MSE Esoteric Psychology, PhD Philosophy in Esotericism
Autism is on the increase, but as yet, the world’s medical experts are unable to conclusively point to any particular factor as being the cause. They are baffled. In order to try to understand what is going on, I have referred to Esoteric Psychology specifically the writings of esotericist Alice A. Bailey1. Esoteric Psychology is the Science of the Soul (the higher love and wisdom aspect of man’s nature). The Soul initiates each new incarnation, building its vehicles of expression - the physical, emotional and mental bodies. Then through the ages it strives to develop and integrate them, and raise consciousness from the emotional level to the mental, so that it has an intelligent and disciplined channel (man or woman), to work through. This creates stress and crises in a person’s life, and as a consequence, psychological problems appear. It is from this perspective that I approach this article.
1. The Nature of Autism
There are many levels to the disorder and severity of impairment, which is why the condition is now being called the “Autism Spectrum” disorder.” But all are characterized by delays in the development of multiple basic functions including socialization and communication. The Spectrum list is: a. Conditions which do not quite fit the following groups, of which Atypical Autism is the most common (symptoms occur later than early childhood, etc). b. Autism, the best-known; c. Asperger syndrome; d. Rett syndrome; and e. Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD). This is what medical experts know about autism. a. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder, an impairment of the growth and development of the brain and of brain function which affects emotion, learning ability, memory. Wikipedia • There are differences in the way the brain processes information. • No activity in a key part of the brain's mirror neuron system (which) fires when a person observes others performing an action and when he or she carries out the same action. • The parts of the brain that bring things together are far less active.. the autistic brain is out of synch (disordered connectivity). b. Symptoms appear within the first three years after birth, these are generally: • Delays in social interaction • Delays in language as used in social communication • Delayed development of symbolic or imaginative play. In summary, progress which appeared to be developing normally in small children – physical, emotional and mental, slows down, comes to a halt, and then goes into reverse. This may happen rapidly or slowly. Social skills such as language, eye contact, and interaction with others, is impaired. It is apparent that the desire to relate with the outer world has closed down, and in extreme cases just enough contact is maintained for physical survival purposes. Autistic sufferers seem content to live in their own world. Sometimes early diagnosis and appropriate intervention can stop the slide, so that partial mind function is restored (mild autism), or the slide stops of its own accord. There are also reported cases of full recoveries. But in many cases the withdrawal seems irreversible, and the mind and its intelligent interaction with and through the brain is been severely affected. The numbers of those affected are escalating rapidly, and to date, no cause has been found. 1
. and the other drawing them inwards. it is important to establish the difference between being an introvert .wikipedia. are always looking in to your inner feeling and thought life. but the latter is dangerous to mental health if taken to extremes. Bailey explains: “To be an introvert really means that you. or autism. ray or quality is too strong for the personality to handle.. and the force of the political. economic and social life of the race. it is living as an outer observer who looks within. The man then finds that the path to the inner worlds of desireemotion. That is not living subjectively. the world has accepted and recognised these two personality types. and inwards by the pull of the world of higher values.and being spiritually balanced and living subjectively.http://en. Their bodies . of mind and of spiritual vision are. are producing a dual result. They are pulled. because then it creates the opportunity for a variety of psychiatric conditions to arise. for him. This traumatised man.” EP I p160 Mystics of the middle-ages were particularly susceptible. Introversion as a pathology increased markedly in the early part of the 20th century. 2 Autism is a disease whose root cause is found in this tendency towards introversion.the races tendency to “Introversion” Since Carl Jung first popularized the terms introversion and extraversion. and the suffering and pain which are so widespread. and causes a psychological problem called “cleavage” 4. and many died because their yearning for spiritual ascension was stronger than their desire to live in the physical world. causing many to search within for answers or to try to escape from the horror of war.org/wiki/Epidemiology_of_autism 2. because of the violence of the world wars. and for most it is not a serious problem. Most of us suffer from a cleavage-type condition at some stage of our life. “The present world problem. and each group produces it own set of diseases through either over-expression or inhibition. This phenomenon is described by esoteric writer Alice Bailey in 1942. Devotional and sensitive types are those who are particularly susceptible to diseases arising from introversion. such as for example schizophrenia (“split mind”) aka bi-polar.” 5 2 .deprived of energy nourishment. For spiritual seekers. outward by the pull of the mass consciousness. Extroverts are outgoing. then we find that focus is either upon the physical plane to the detriment of inner growth. as a thinking personality. or upon the inner self and contact with the outer world is minimal. the fear and deep anxiety. The root cause of Autism . the extraversion of the mass consciousness. has intensified since the 1940’s. Both conditions are undesirable. To live subjectively means that the focus of your consciousness is within and that from that point you look in two directions: outward at the personality upon the physical plane and inward at the soul. just wasted away.. 3 The momentum of this dual action – one force pushing people outwards. and a pronounced introversion of the individual. while introverts are always looking within. This is normal and natural as we integrate our bodies and seek union with the Soul. the line of least resistance. where people are torn in two directions. But when in a cleavage tug-of-war one side wins. and the physical plane integration and expression suffer as a consequence. Bailey said: “What is the real nature of a true mystic or introvert? He is one whose soul force. The effect of this "pull" in two directions is having a serious effect upon sensitive individuals.
said Pythagoras. due to man’s transition into a new millennium which has 2 as its base number. memory) into inaction. and its enlightenment in the Raja Yoga Sutras 6. There are seven major creative forces – the Seven Rays. Oversensitivity is another cause – (Numerology) “God geometrises”. Vrittis Defined: The vrittis are those activities of the mind which eventuate in the conscious relation between the sense employed and that which is sensed. which mould and shape all that is found within the universe.” 12 In short. and by abstracting that consciousness from the periphery to the centre. have assumed major importance recently. directly inhibit the processes of the lower mind.. such as below: “Our senses depend on the nervous system's use of electrical signalling to convey to the brain what we are seeing.. effectively cutting off its owner from any meaningful interaction with the outer world. smelling. a very serious condition.—a lack of awareness. the definition could come straight from a modern textbook on mind activity.. why early diagnosis of autism and intervention is crucial. 13 Of these. stopping circulation. This self-imposed quieting (can be) excessively dangerous.. a man is open to hallucination. is dangerous. 3. “Some people. 4.lcmedia.. Numbers are symbols of living energies.” www. the Second Ray. represented by numbers 1 to 7. and tasting. inhibiting the processes of the mind. This could be a description for autism. If we replace the word vrittis with “electrical impulses”. to avoid making the mind blank. mutes the electrical nerve impulses which relay information from the senses to the brain and mind. and that which goes on in the mind of a child at the onset of autism? There does seem to be an uncanny similarity.. touching. I believe there is a close parallel to be drawn with this pathological “sleep” condition as it affects adults. Autism fits a description given by Patanjali. by making the mind blank.. or to endlessly rote-chant one thought or phrase such as a mantram. which is a form of trance.” 11 “By withdrawing himself from active sense perception. This mental disorder is not new – it has been around for thousands of years. We can understand now. disrupting the psychological integration of sensitive people. the inward-pulling force (created by the pull of the Soul and the increasing numbers of people who are responding) is increasing in potency. number of babies and small children. But we have yet to discover why this condition is affecting a rapidly increasing. He describes a dangerous condition which occurs in the mind because of an incorrect meditation technique. This inhibition has a direct effect upon the physical brain. the outer forms of creative inner forces..” 10 “When the mind is stunned into inaction by inhibition or persistent repetitions (of the same thoughts). we have two conflicting forces playing upon consciousness. by no longer utilising the "outward-going" consciousness. Instead of year numbering 3 . by their sheer strength of will. Is there a parallel to be drawn between the adult who holds the mind blank or endlessly and mindlessly chants mantrams. and of these. and laying the person open to serious delusional or obsessional states (if taken to extremes). and the number 2. 7 those mental perceptions which have relation to the five senses. to wrong impressions and to obsessions. and with that which occurs in autism in children.com/mind163. as “Passivity” or “Sleep” Patanjali was an Indian sage who lived in pre-Christian times. or who are fearful. hearing. Book 1-10: Passivity (sleep) is based upon the quiescent state of the vrittis (or upon the nonperception of the senses).In summary. because this activity will stun the mind rhythms and its circulations (of thoughts.htm The sutra warns meditators. to retreat within psychologically. mind and brain activity will atrophy. This is a background factor to be considered. with the sense relations cut off or atrophied. through the medium of the senses and the mind 9. and wrote a spiritual development guide focusing particularly upon the development of the mind. (they try) to quiet the mental body by inhibiting or suppressing all movement.8 they correlate man with his environment. Some important quotes are below. he can bring on a condition of passivity. Untreated.. This makes it easy for those who do not want to participate in the world. imagination. in the study of autism. to delusion.
. // Sudden a spade descends. and ruthless. destroying fast the storehouse of the mind. which draws all together . in Me. deep within. in all that breathes. In astrology. planets. to enter consciousness. He had but room to go one way. Detail on detail enters into the content of his world of thought.. before. and the values of Ray Two or “2”. The goal of “1” in the previous millennium.life and matter. he heard a Word. in all that is. The Direction of Ray II. and ascends back towards its Source. it now begins with “2”.. has been superseded by the power of “2” or the Second Ray of Love Wisdom. ". which thou has for ages long constructed. scholars and lovers. Being super-sensitive and with an innate urge to go within. the matriarch who rules the family with a rod of iron. no depth. (and along with its lower reflection ray six or “6”).. aggressive behaviour. To him.” 14 Ray Two or “2” is the attractive and magnetising force of the universe. as a consequence. no wide extension. If I am correct." 15 The Direction of Ray VI. and herein lies a problem for those who are already sensitive or in a fragile state. this goal is symbolised by the sign Leo. behind. Only the long and narrow tunnel was his home. and sheltered in the world of thought. we should start to see a levelling out of the numbers being affected. the safe security. More than any other force.. anxiety. It produces people such as leaders. seeing naught but that which lay before his eyes. working under the Law of Attraction and drawing man from one point of attainment to another. The two different energies are described below. He dwells within his world in deep content. was to develop the human personality to the point that it became self-aware. law enforcers. rulers.Pendent he seemed. The goal for man in this new millennium is to develop Soul consciousness. indicating even greater sensitivity than normal for their group. The light is everywhere. 'Look.beginning with “1” such as in 1105 or 1989. 18 They are being born into a world which has been marching to the warlike drumbeat of the Will and Power Ray for a thousand years.. They find themselves surrounded by tough "1's". managers." 16 The changeover effect on man’s consciousness from #1 to #2. and this should bear fruit. Their problem is made more acute because of the presence of two zeroes in their birthyear number. continuing this process until the Spiritual Spark completes its voyage through the human worlds. is extraordinarily powerful. and Ray Two babies born from 2000 onwards. naught was. and of autism is clear. "Surrounded. may cause them to flee in the only way they can in the first years of life – through the mind. and is seeking a solution. politicians. permitting fear. kindness and understanding. the slightest shock or upset in their environment. it greatly sensitises human consciousness. being present in the birth number. He had no vision except of that which was the space before his eyes. the world of thought was lost. He had no scope for sight.—no height. The parallel with the problem of introversion. the darkness and the warmth. This assessment of was based upon numerology. But another reason is that the race is learning more about the condition and its treatment. and none more so than the "seed group" 17 born in this first decade. 4 . Ray One of Will and Power (#1): it is the creative-destroying force of the universe. and finds his way into the darkness. Ray 2’s action sensitises and spiritualises consciousness. Selfishly applied it gives rise to the dictator. then from 2011 onwards. Some of these traits are described in the following Direction which the Soul gives to the personality. babies born in the 1990’s. The negative effect of Ray 2 is that it softens (weakens) character... are highly sensitive little souls. around on every hand. All is removed. and all form life – as a means through which consciousness can arise and evolve. intelligent and self-willed.. and this is indicated by numbers other than “2” and “0”. teachers. The light of summer enters in and the darkened crannies of the mind see light. // From deep within the temple of his heart. He hung with naught below. then destroys the form. Aquarius represents this goal. the bully and controller. within the heart. hopelessness. Stand free. He went that way alone.. and 2 is the number of the spiritual hierarchy. the energy of Father-Spirit... to build the stars.. above. a feeling of being unable to cope. It gives love and wisdom to human character. and produces people who are healers.. he burrows like a mole. Ray Two of Love-Wisdom (#2): “2 equals the quality of love-wisdom. It gives life to the form through which Spirit works. and a desire to flee and find a safe place to hide away in.. The collective mind is becoming wiser (positive effect of Ray 2). man. Destroy thy tunnel. explorers. All souls from this point on will have greater coping strategies. This means that the force of the “1” which bathed the consciousness of man for a thousand years. In astrology.
the connection between the mystic and his physical vehicle becomes less and less firmly established and the link gets looser and looser until the man spends most of his time out of his body in a condition of semi-trance or a deep sleep condition. is a consequence of evolutionary progress. the inward flowing current is strong. Consequently the brain and mind atrophy. This makes it very easy for them to “escape” and go into a trance like state. This is a great success.5. and no more so than with our babies. • As a consequence of the two previous points. • Progress firstly. forcing the doorway to the inner worlds to open wide. • Secondly. and it is not surprising that the incidence of anxiety based disorders is rising rapidly. Esotericists such as Helena Blavatsky and Bailey. and they are coming into a world which is filled with chaos. Ray Seven types are streaming in now. The world is chaotic and conflict filled. and all babies being born now carry “2” in their birth date. not a door for rightful and proper use. The “2” and “6” make us supersensitive. to opt out of physical plane life inappropriately. and many of them will be old magicians and trance mediums from that ancient place. Add this to the fact of the chaos caused by the problems which beset man. 5 . We are told that this Seventh force dominated that ancient civilisation Atlantis for a very long period of time 20. making it easier for people/ children. progress in that it appears that a sizeable proportion of the race is now reaching inwards towards higher spiritual values. The race is more mental and also more spiritual . Ray Seven types are streaming in now. These little souls are supersensitive. the race is becoming more sensitive. in that man is becoming increasingly mentally polarised . This latter is one of the basic characteristics by which autism is identified. 6. Spiritualism was the religion of Atlantis. find it not to their liking. and find it easy to spiral out again – onto the Astral Plane. because babies born now are supersensitive. and find it difficult and confusing when surrounded by chaos. a whole spectrum of new disorders associated both with introversion and extraversion. and the door to the Astral Plane is wide open. The Incoming Seventh Ray and its Effect As the Piscean Age withdraws and along with it the 6 th Ray. Perhaps the spiralling numbers of autistic children also has something to do with this. EP2 610 These practises were wide-spread in Atlantis. then it can become a route by which to escape from the “harshness” of real life. • At the same time that chaos is increasing. because the trance condition separates the medium from his soul and exposes him to the control of lower forces21 . They are arriving to find a world in rapid change and conflict. but it is also bringing with it. and many know unconsciously how to escape to the Astral Plane. when a trauma is experienced. In summary I believe that the appearance of “new” mental diseases which are associated with man’s tendency towards introversion – such as the Autism Spectrum Disorders. This enables the medium to easily pass out of the body. So this is the list of factors which is contributing to the problem of autism in my opinion. and the race is being subject to high vibrations which are disturbing normal earthly rhythms. if so inclined.22 When such a doorway has been opened.the momentum to “go within” is increasing in strength. being content to live in their own world. a fleet of Ray Seven Souls and personalities 19. and towards the Soul nature. Soul illumination is increasing.. the 7th Ray of Ceremony. and bringing with it. • Additionally. Many are displaying symptoms of being shell-shocked. bringing with them the tendency to escape through a wide-open solar plexus. and many will have practised astral travelling in Atlantis. they close down. They spiral in. Consequently. have long advised against lower forms of mediumship. Then. Order and Magic is streaming into manifestation. Many are finding it difficult to cope. but a way of escape from the difficulties of life and a short cut out of conscious physical experience.the solar plexus web is ruptured by the practise. Ray Seven types love order and peace. and trance mediumship and lower forms of magic were widely practised. It is another factor to be seriously considered. Bailey describes this as follows: “When the doorway out into the other worlds is discovered and becomes. go into a trance and function on the Astral Plane.primarily a result of the west’s drive for 100% education of children. These have become established again on earth as souls from that period come back into incarnation.
New Reports. Continually send God’s/ Christ’s/ Jesus’/ Allah’s/ Buddha’s (whoever is spiritually inspiring) – blessings to your child. remove television from the house. beautiful but simple images such as mother kissing the child. They have excellent case studies presented online. and the atmosphere is calm.” Robert R. When your child is asleep. and it slows down energy flow and activity in the mind. they thrive in such an atmosphere.. happy and beautiful images and scenes. Be creative. • If in spite of your best efforts. to work with your precious child – trust your intuition. Imagine love is restoring healthy mind and brain function. sit quietly beside him / her and non-verbally tell the little one how much he/ she is loved.monroeinstitute. If you have doubts.searching and delving stimulates the brain cells. is stimulating the electrical impulses. Spaulding. Contact a good astrologer. If you can organise a spiritual or esoteric healing group. the life-plan of your child’s Soul. The opinion coming from experts now. paying attention to the base of the skull. give regular very gentle massages. • Meditate regularly and send love to your child.net • If the child permits it. I would highly recommend their services as an effective treatment of Autism. for a number of years. • • If autism is diagnosed: • Join a support group. Regularly take the child outside into the sun and do fun play. Try to accept that the experience is part of the life-plan of your Soul. and find out which is best equipped and has the resources to help your child. Select only those people you like.perhaps to demonstrate care and compassion. mirroring this for the child to see and copy. Evoke interest if you can in a variety of (pleasant) smells because this sense is related to mental discrimination. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital. and show the effectiveness of the Hemi-Sync technology. is that autism is treatable if diagnosed and treated early enough. • Search the web for a list of vitamins which will build up the immune system and which will help autism. a vital and healthy Soul – for this is true in fact. the situation is related far more to the 6 .C. A few suggestions for parents Prevention: • Endeavour as far as is possible to provide your child with a stress free birth. Contact all surrounding schools. Seek out videos which are filled with funny. Endeavour to generally evoke the imagination and fun play.org / Hemi-Sync for children and young people with autism and Deep Development Syndrome. D. Then surround the child with love and protection during those periods. Colour therapists may try playing yellow light upon a child for a few minutes each day. Introverts do this when they are anxious. Small children cannot differentiate between reality and what they see on screen. by visualising and sending to him or her. on the top. (as best you can) ensure family routines are ordered and well organised.7. back and sides of the skull. and find out where resources and information can be found. • Educate yourself in the symptoms of autism. In case your child is a Ray Seven type. the condition does not reverse itself. and talk to your child non-verbally. • Dress the child in beautiful shades of yellow which is Mercury’s colour. visualise thoughtforms moving healthily in the mental ovoid. to do this so much the better. Be creative. then do all you can to get your child into that school or centre.website www. Put your child into the care of the best trained professionals you can find. and a learning experience for all affected . Align with Soul/ God and send love through the fingertips. breathing strongly in and out. See your child as a child of God. • “Contact the Monroe Institute in Virginia . Hold the image for a period. If your child is at risk. see a professional who has skill in the area. Imagine the child sitting in this sacred person’s lap. and ask if there are indications of severe communication difficulties. 23 • Fill the child’s space with beautiful music. • Sit quietly. even if the condition exists. and the periods in the first three years in which trauma might be experienced. PhD spauld19557@comcast. and provide a loving and nurturing environment. We are told than often in cases where consciousness is severely impaired. Watch your child from an early stage to see if he or she has a tendency to hold in the breath. Having been a member of their professional division of the Monroe Institute. Try to interest the child in hide and seek games . being gently held. console yourself with the fact that you tried.
will approach communication difficulties in a more positive and successful manner. In the life of the Soul. in order to counterbalance the pull of the Moon (the unconscious). the “prison of the Soul”. the mind and the brain. physical death does not stop the evolutionary growth of the Soul. by degrees. It represents Mind on all levels . and indicating the potential for growth in the current life and beyond. and everything unfolds as it should. by aspect or lack of. All human beings who experience communication difficulties will have this condition clearly shown in the natal astrology chart. and Saturn Mercury . and of Karma – the Law of Cause and Effect. and therefore the inner fortitude required to push through obstacles. 24 In your child’s next life. Mercury is the primary indicator. 8. dropping them off.God of the mental processes. Or if talent in art or music was achieved for example. life demonstration reveals what man makes of the opportunity. is that a person who has an afflicted Mercury. Mercury’s primary role is to develop the lower concrete mind. The level at which it operates. life is picked up again at the level of growth achieved in the previous life.” By this I mean that. the Soul will inhibit certain gains from the past for rounding out purposes in the new incarnation.“we are what we have been before. the wise and intelligent mind of the disciple. is in place. The sign Saturn is in gives the clue to the flexibility or otherwise of the brain. and carry messages in the form of electrical light currents. If there has been a pattern of morbid introversion in a previous life. alignment with the Soul is stronger.the intuitive mind of an initiate. by parallel or counter-parallel. Mercury.karma of the parents or of carers. The 1st house is 7 . This all is based on the Law of Rebirth. but it will be there . by ray. plus all grades in between. incorporating the gains of the past. a. Thought transmission will be faster if Mercury and Saturn are in the same element. It streams from life to life . using them to learn through. Sometimes however. the Sun represents the conscious self. An afflicted Moon would increase its morbid effects. is identified by studying the way the mind is used in the outer world. Saturn and the Brain The only planet rulership which is given to the brain in Esoteric Astrology.picking up vehicles. But nothing is lost. If mental brilliance had been achieved this is inherited again as a rightful gain. is revealed in the astrological chart.by sign. this will come over as an innate talent. This condition is then triggered into action by eclipses.these are the negative patterns of the Moon Sign. If the emotional nature used to dominate before. than to the patient. between the Soul. another opportunity will be offered for a healthy life. The psychology of a person. and personality integration or lack of. The Moon’s house and its aspects will give further detail. The activities of the house in which the Sun and Mercury are located should be actively encouraged and promoted in a child.27 Mercury-mind builds a thoughtform of an idea. A strong Sun will strengthen a child’s ability to fight off the pull of the unconscious and stay grounded in the present. the particular unconscious habits and patterns brought over from past lives which greatly impede the Soul’s progress . a mind which is undeveloped and ignorant of the inner life. moulding them. no time is wasted. Finally. then the seed of that will be transferred to the current life. In psychology it represents the unconscious mind or unconscious state. then repeating the cycle over and over as it progresses back towards the Source. the Moon. The Sun – the conscious self or “personality” In human psychology. then passes it to Saturn-brain who structures it and clothes it with denser energy so it can be expressed to others on the physical plane. but who is a somewhat more advanced Soul. Generally speaking. This is because the mind is more highly developed. it will again in the new life. by house. The Moon – the Mother of all Forms 25 The moon is the primary symbol of matter. and in all cases. the full functioning and versatile concrete mind most prevalent in the west. Another very important point to take into consideration. The chart shows potential. transits or progressions. following Autism through Astrology I start this section by stating that . is Saturn. The Sun. and slower if the two elements are incompatible as with air and earth. The affliction to Mercury may be obvious or subtle. the mother of form who unfolds form life – and definitely rules the physical body 26 (along with Mars and his connection with the 1st house).
Nat l Ch r a at 29 Oct 2000 4:30 am . and one reason was that the child 24° 24° – à – ’ à was discovered to have a middle-ear † Ü à á á 49' infection. a period of regression (one year 10 Œ Ý 09° 9 11' perhaps) which levelled out into the 19' 11 ½ 29°Ý 06' 8 … symptoms of “mild” autism. For example. that in most cases (if not all). there was always a light of intelligence in X’s eyes.] But emotionally and socially she was definitely behind in development compared with other girls her own age. At 12° „ 22° that time the parents went through a ‚ 52' conflict ridden separation .Female child X born in 2000 – diagnosed with “mild” autism. stress and demands of life too much to bear. [A major factor in this improvement I believe is the loving concern and protection given to X by her parents.the dreaded 37' Œ trauma! Then the symptoms began to … 50' 27° 14° ‚ appear.brought to life by a transit or eclipse. This gave hope of a recovery. One thing I will add is that. For the next few years there were 16°‰ 33' 12° Š small but gradual improvements until at age 8 she was using small sentences.related to brain substance and development.10:00 brisbane. Then the diagnosis was finally ˆ 52' 25' made. very subtle anger or abuse directed to the child or to others . This lasted ¾ 26° ¼ for two or three years. Inoculation: The baby was not vaccinated because mother specifically wished to avoid the possibility of the baby contracting autism. and this 49' á á ¸ 1 38' ‡ 05° “ 6 was thought for a period to be the cause º ‡ 08° á Œ39' of her slow progress. A Case study . or it could be so subtle that parents remain baffled as to the cause. or the child is super-sensitive and finds living in the noise. More obvious causes of trauma would be overt abuse or major disruption and disharmony in the family life. CaseSt udy Com plim s of:ent Background of events: Progress was 16° ƒ 33' 25' normal until about 12 months old. Look for Trauma as a Cause of Autism I believe. the mind is the instrument of thought and creates thought. the pain of a vaccination injection or something repellent in the serum. Diagnosis of á 12 á autism had still not been made at this 7 á – point. b. a weakness in the psyche . The cause of the trauma may be obvious. which indicated that she was aware of events transpiring around her. The Soul is the Thinker 28. and the Moon is traditionally associated with the brain. and social interaction was slow. autism is caused by a trauma which challenges the child beyond its capacity to cope. the birth process itself. although physical and verbal coordination. affecting hearing. and these the brain receives and expresses. The seed of a trouble inherited from a past life – repeated introverted lives. austl 27°S28' 153°E02' Geocentric Tropical P lacidus True Node 8 . astral travelling. ‘ ‘ ¶ 23° ‘ ‡ 2 This stage lasted until around 5 00' ’’ Á 5 27° years. c.these children are supersensitive and can “read the ethers”. and a knowingness. and could finally make occasional eye contact. when the child went to a private 11° » 3 Â 4 ˆ 11° ‡ “normal” school with few students and 37' 23' ˆ 15° 19' À ¿ 32' ˆ ‹ caring teachers – but who were not 16° 19' 14° 03° Š professionally trained to deal with Š 54' 22° 50' autism.
which renders it potent and prominent in the psyche. In X’s case. It started when she was 4 – 5 months (m) of age. It is easy to find a medical condition in the chart after it has arisen. are shown by impacts of transits. progressions and eclipses. and later looking for the positive. Saturn indicates the potential for brain function atrophy. the sign in which the Sun is exalted. Mercury is retrograde.) The Scorpio “prison of the Soul”: introversion has been ‘carried over’ (Moon opposite Saturn). keep in mind. clinging to the past. Mars or Jupiter are well placed.living the life by habit and routine. 9 . time. But in this case. The Moon falls in Scorpio: potential conflict with the environment and problems with the current form . and this is currently happening. a form which is grounded in reality and on the earth plane (Saturn is in Taurus though weakened by being retrograde). represent the parents opposing each other in battle. Mercury also squares Neptune. and this should help consciousness with its struggle to emerge into the light (in time). mirroring traumatic events in her outer life. The spirit of this child will not give up without a fight. Mercury is in Scorpio giving a tendency to withdraw and hide psychologically. At the beginning of the life. I will be looking for the most obvious negative aspects. It is also at a critical degree (9o Scorpio). triggered by unstable and confusing conditions in the home. upon sensitive or conflicted points in the chart (psyche). Most times serious afflictions are offset. and the use of magical practise (Moon in Scorpio [the occult]) square Uranus which carries the 7th Ray. hard work will bring success (Moon trines MC). plus the points made below. This leads to introversion and is a major indicator of communication difficulties. These two planets Moon and Saturn. However. the following astrological events occurred to her chart. primary ruler of the brain structure itself. the withdrawal tendencies. Does the chart indicate trauma in the early years? Yes it does.Let us examine the chart. and that there were small gains. and responsibility. because this enabled consciousness (the Sun) to rally. especially if the Sun. these will all fight the conscious self for control of the life. and it was this which triggered the trauma leading to the withdrawal. and is opposed to Saturn. Does Mercury’s situation indicate communication difficulties? Yes it does. loosening the mind’s grasp on reality. But they may be morose and at some time develop depression. and a morbid tendency to “dream” and withdraw. powerful desires which distort reality. the pull to introversion was too strong. rather than predict one before it occurs. It needed to draw on the power of Mars (representing Soul force as esoteric ruler of Scorpio) and Pluto (co-rulers of the Sun. This is a Seventh Ray type child. It is also in Scorpio which is the sign of the warrior. and retrograde Mercury (the inward looking mind) assumed an unnatural dominance – probably as a consequence of Neptune’s debilitating effect. Ordinarily. a condition rampant in the race of man. a phenomenon generally interpreted as the soul's need to go over a lesson which was not learnt in the previous incarnation. that Moon– Saturn challenges in the chart represent opportunities to overcome challenges and adversity. it is actually stronger than the Sun. Most succumb at one time or another. (The Moon is in the 1st house which is related to brain development. The periods in which a child could experience trauma. and the great majority of people born with such a pattern will not develop a serious mental problem. Conversely it is weakened by the square to Neptune. This is the best possible place for the Sun in this situation. when the Sun is combust Mercury. which are reasonably well aspected). which indicates super-sensitivity. The actual power of the unconscious and its patterns is strengthened by the Moon’s aspects to Saturn and Uranus. the latter is consumed by the solar fire. This integration would be vital to help her move forward. Examine the Moon for morbid past life patterns. It was very fortunate that X’s slide did not withdraw to too deep a level. The positive potential outcome of this aspect is a strong sense of structure.especially the brain. indicating that the unconscious aspects of mind . and by the fact that it is also in the 1 st house. Examine the Sun – is the personality strong? The personality is given strength because the Sun rises in the 1st house – Aries’ house. 4-5m (PMexactly bS) A sense of hopelessness confirmed.
X did not have to 10 . to develop balance in the nature and to practise moderation in all things. and they are reasonably well placed Mars is the esoteric ruler of Scorpio and is therefore is being used as a primary point of influence by the Soul. and it always turns direct (by secondary progression) within the first twenty odd years. i. will provide the needed strength. centre her energies. The higher goal for X in this life is to “walk the middle path”. to lure her out. brought the inherent desire to withdraw.stimulating her mentally. Mars in Virgo holds promise. down to a physical level. Uranus. and this will be achieved if it can teach X to live in the real world and stop the old astral practises. and who had some experience in handling autism. Both the eclipse and Uranus were trine her Libran ascendant (Soul purpose) . she needs peace and isolation on her own terms.23I) Triggering a desire to withdraw By 12 months of age the damage had been done. X moved schools and was put with a teacher who was empathetic and sensitive. although she will likely always remain introverted. trauma. and it is obvious from the results. The Soul is trying to stabilise consciousness. Given permission to leave class at any time and go into a small adjoining room. 4-13m (TT exactly dM) Shock. Another most fortunate aspect is the fact that the primary indicator of autism in X’s case. but it is very well aspected. iv. past life stuff. when the Neptune transit ended at age 2. [The Sabian symbol for the 25 th degree of Libra is. Being one point of a grand trine in earth (along with Saturn and Neptune). 30 X’s parents are both evolved souls. The really good news is that this is happening. At the beginning of 2009. Mars is in the 12th house. The Soul intends to shatter the ancient patterns binding it in time and space. to fight her way forward and out of her prison. there was an eclipse on solar-arc Uranus in Aquarius in the 5H. it probably halted. and loving and compassionate parents (Neptune in the 4th). so this is a real possibility.”] The challenge from the Soul to the personality is clearly made in Uranus’ square to the Moon. However. 12-24m (TUexactly dOH) Additionally. is natal Mercury retrograde. power and strength to fight to overcome her fears and negative tendencies. until 2007. Pluto is quite well aspected. awakening her creative play. to make strengths out of her weaknesses. her own place to escape to – where she can get in touch with herself. direction. because when it is in this sign the spiritual life can be quickened. and the condition steadied. Trained and sensitive professionals (Saturn and Neptune). 29 What is the Purpose of the Soul? This is symbolised by the Libran Ascendant and esoteric ruler. giving X the courage. If she is actually near the Path of Spiritual Development or upon it. the slide inwards started.7m (Lunar eclipse IC -14J) triggering unconscious. but this is the essential goal for this life. I advised her mother that she should begin to 'emerge' around 2008-9. What is the good news? Mars and Pluto are mitigating factors in the outcome. spurring her to move forward. 4-13m (TV aW) Deep wounds (from a past life?) being rooted up. In August of 2008. which helped this struggling little girl. ii. There is more to be interpreted from the chart. and taps into the grand trine energy through the easy opposition to Jupiter – Uranus is the third point in the 5th house of creative expression. and by 2011 may see a transformation. perhaps minimising the need to escape through morbid mental withdrawal. X was bombarded with twelve “hard” eclipses from birth. and feel safe and secure. Interestingly. and when Neptune exactly squared her Mercury at 1 years of age. then it could bring about a full recovery. 12m (Solar eclipse 3rdH dQ12H . a “falling golden leaf (the Soul) teaches life to rebellious schoolboy (X). tremendous suffering. This will occur in 2011. indicating a reprieve. her bedroom has been her haven. (See endnote for list of eclipses). it provides a pathway out of the 12H isolation back into earth-plane life (providing that the ancient practises are stopped). Only when this cycle ended were important signs of improvement evident. iii. which can be a psychological prison. Moon promises the potential for spiritual purification. In these early years. Mars is also sextile the Moon. and enticement. Uranus is the esoteric ruler of the chart. v. that there was an effective infusion of Soul force. because they dominate the Sun –Moon-Mercury aspects of the psyche (planets in Scorpio).
symptoms and background events surrounding the onset of the disorder.withdraw psychologically to feel safe. 11 . Throughout 2010 Pluto will be trine the natal. town or city of birth) of children suffering from Autism Spectrum disorder. the author welcome accurate birth data (date. and has friends. She is maturing and inter-acting with others with greater ease. but after one third of the school year. she now spends most time in class. accurate time. makes eye contact more easily. accompanied by the diagnosis. This latter occurred as Jupiter – ruler of X’s house of education transited over Neptune and Uranus. Initially most time was spent alone. The future looks bright and shiny! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------For research purposes.
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