Basic Structure And Dynamics Of The Psyche

At the very apex of the psyche is the ego, which is at the center of consciousness. Jung likes to think of consciousness as an island, and surrounding this island is a very large ocean that represents the unconscious. Stretching away from this island toward the deep is a shadow land Jung calls the personal unconscious. It belongs to the individual and holds countless forgotten experiences it is formed from impulses, wishes, and subliminal perceptions. Memories can be recalled from this area...

The Soul

For Plotinus, birth is not the beginning nor is death the end of the soul. Birth and death are only the doors we pass through on our journey from the spiritual realm to the physical world, and through which we return again. Only the body comes into being and passes away it is the vehicle through which the soul takes residence in its long journey back to its source. As the body is the means for soul growth and development so that it may reenter the spiritual planes enriched by its experiences,...

Edgar Cayce On The Soul

The record shows that psychic phenomena are a mysterious unknown occurrence that defies explanation, and manifests in strange and unaccountable ways. Often called ESP or extra-sensory-perception, such accounts involve telekinesis, clairvoyance, astral projection, and include religious episodes such as transcendental or mystical experiences. Such experiences are well known and highly sought in the East they have names such as Satori, Moksha, and Nirvana. Thought is always at the center of this...

Jung And Alchemy

Plotinus' system, as I interpret it, represents stellar objects as holders of mind, and the ultimate spiritual source we apprehend this structure as the macrocosm. Inherent within the human entity is the same Ideal structure that forms the essence of soul, or the microcosm. The ONE as object is an image or reflection of the soul as subject, as mind they can merge and emerge one from the other in the mystical experience. It follows that within the human soul, with the ONE at the center, there...

Dark Matter

Plato defended the idea that Mind exists as the fundamental substance of the universe, and the mystical system of Plotinus best describes its function in a physical universe. Science now reveals the discovery of an unknown substance that may actually be a co-discovery of the missing mental stuff of reality on a huge scale. Perspective must be maintained in this system based on solar creation. The vast universe contains an assortment of objects both well known, and extraordinarily strange. Our...

Applied Astrology

The word astrology is one of the most familiar in the English lexicon, and also the least understood. Even astrologers differ among themselves about basic principles and fundamental concepts. To avoid misunderstanding about what astrology means in the context of this paper, what follows should answer the question of how the application of astrology is to be understood. Astrology is the study of planetary influences and their effect on the world and everything in it. Astrology is usually limited...

The One And The

The ONE is the cornerstone and foundation for the rest of the System, and least understood of the three hypostases. It is easy to describe its physical qualities by what we observe of most stars, but more difficult to describe its mental attributes since we can only say what they are not. We usually do not think of the physical form of the human body without considering the mental states that denote it as something special, namely, a thinking being that obviously cannot observe its own thought...

Astrology And Psychology

Astrology has its origin within the mists of ancient times, and was studied almost universally by most advanced cultures and civilizations. At an early age in history observers were able to distinguish between stars and planets, and chart their motion through the heavens. Cultures that kept accurate records were able to predict where the planets would be at any given time, and the horoscope came into being. In the Western world it was the early Greeks that clothed the other worlds with...

The System Of Plotinus

Plotinus is considered to be the father of Neo-Platonism, that period of time during the third century AD when Plato's thought was enjoying a revival of interest due to the growth of Christianity. Plotinus was born in Egypt about AD 204. He became impassioned for philosophy at the age of twenty-eight, and sought out the most highly respected professors teaching in Alexandria. He always came away discouraged until a friend suggested the philosopher Ammonius Saccas. Plotinus attended a lecture,...