- The first question I asked when numerology was exposed to me was why does it work. The second question was how does it work. Well, if we could answer these questions it wouldn't be an occult study, would it? Is it a God force? Do numbers have vibrations or something like that? Who knows? Just be objective and give it a try.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Astrology reveals that the stars and planets are a map to our personalities and a guide to our place in the world. It explains how the world is regular and predictable (up to a point!). A horoscope (containing an astrological forecast) will place these trends into a context, with regard to our own personal destinies.
Enlightened Astrology does not teach a purely fatalistic view of the world. Within the environment indicated by the stars, as shown in the horoscope, we have considerable freedom to move and make choices, according to our character and circumstances. The stars incline us to take a certain direction, or to make a particular decison, but they do not compel us to act in any sort of helpless or robotic manner. Beyond the forces of the conditioned world, our behavior is governed by our awareness, our intent – and our stage of personal growth.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The subconscious mind is a concept created more than 200 years ago, by a man named Carl Gustav Carus. He theorized that beyond our conscious existence, humans also have a latent unconscious mind.
Later, Sigmund Freud said that this subconscious mind is a fairly dark place, that stores traumatic and repressed memories. While we may be unaware of them, these experiences can strongly influence our daily lives. The only time they are freely expressed are during psychotic episodes - and dreams.
But Freud's protege, Carl Jung, took this theory even further, blurring the rules that Sigmund Freud had set for the unconscious mind and forming a whole new structure of the human mind. Jung said that the unconscious mind is full of transcendent truths - and that we can grow by bringing these truths into conscious awareness. He said the best way to achieve this is through dream interpretation.