Independence Day Brings Independent Action

Esoterica & AstrologyThe New Moon in Cancer falls on July 4, to combine our birthdays of Independence to re-birthing new ideas in our personal and social lives.  We will have to affirm for ourselves the parts of our lives we need to change and begin anew, as many of you are going through those pangs of rebirth as we speak!  New ideas are being discussed in the ‘national interest’ now and we are going to have to adapt to some major changes as the USA begins a new cycle, a major paradigm shift as we can see in the election process now.  It will be interesting to see how this New Moon phenomena on July 4th affects each of the candidates for presidency. Don’t think the ‘big shocks’ have ended as they have only just begun.  We will have to adapt our lives to these prevalent changes about to take place.  We can hardly sleep through this so this is a GREAT AWAKENING!

Events for this month:
New Moon  —  Cancer New Moon, Monday, July 4 — Giving birth to some endeavor of independence.
Full Moon  —- Capricorn Full Moon also squaring Uranus, making it more of a difficult situation for all cardinal signs, Aries, Libra and Capricorn.
Uranus, the planet of independence, turns Retrograde July 29….it is now in Aries and will continue to create ‘forced confrontations around dependency/independency.
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon Zodiac(emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
  (If you have questions about those, please contact me at You can also find Gwynne on Skype: gwynne.mayer)
AriesAries — You are faced with having to be dependent on those from whom you want to free yourself.  This is a time to not shoot off your mouth, but instead weather this storm you have created with your own outspoken nature, realizing that you have created your own reality and now must live with the consequences.  You will finally get your comeuppance toward the end of this year but not before you have run off some people who may have assisted you if you weren’t so damn independent!  There are times when you have to mediate and negotiate, not your favorite things to do!
Taurus — It will be beneficial for you to look back at the decisions you made last month and see how they are going to play out and help you progress during this month.  It seemed that you were putting yourself under unnecessary strain and pressure and then the ‘light came on’ and got you to move in a direction that might benefit you greatly in the long run.  Taurus is always second guessing themselves and procrastinating way beyond the ‘time to act’, so now you are seeing more clearly and by the end of the month all should be well and the ‘coast is clear’.  Enjoy your life and the things and people you value the most!  You are on the right path, so believe in yourself.
Gemini —  This is your month and your time to shine making the most of ‘focus at all costs’.  Do not get distracted by your ever present justifications.  Just go for it!  Communication is in your favor this month and those things you have told others that you want to do and are doing are being lauded as positive and helpful.  Do not waver in your desire to get ahead and tell the truth as you see it.  Don’t let others get you off course.  It goes without saying that you have to be responsible for everything that you have promised to do and have the integrity of your promises so that others don’t doubt you.  Geminis can say things with double meanings and be very misunderstood.

Cancer —  Family and relationships that involved family are the ‘all and everything’ to a Cancer so much so that if someone in the family is ‘out of sorts’ it throws all plans and opportunities to the wind.  Cancers will find opportunities to create more and more material wealth this month and next, however, the health and nurturing habits are of primary importance this month so that distractions do not cause you to neglect little things that might be building up to a crescendo of digestion problems or all around the heart and digestion.  Please rest, relax and pay attention to what your instincts are telling you about your body.
Leo —Leo’s are still budgeting and paying attention to things that have not been taken care of in a way that is accountable.  Issues around home and the care and maintenance of your private space are very important this month.  You will feel that you have ‘so much to do’ and yet, once you organize you will see that you have time to travel and play as well. This might not dawn on you until the middle of the month but you will see the forest for the trees and enjoy yourself whether planned or unplanned.  There has been a weight taken off of your shoulders at an abstract level and I am sure you know what I mean by that!
Virgo — You seem to be the energy behind a ‘train of energy’ that doesn’t want to move forward, however by the middle of this month you will see the light at the end of the tunnel and the train will move in ways that you could never have imagined.  Sometimes a Virgo wants something so intensely that they start being counterproductive and seemingly controlling.  The Virgo energy is very exacting and analytical which, at times, can cause the reverse effect. Please don’t give up your lofty goals and timelines as all will happen in good time and this will be a very productive summer after you look back on it with some distance and objectivity.
Libra — Your mind seems overworked right now, but it is because you have so much on your plate to design,  contemplate and move toward completion and it seems that you don’t have the time nor energy to complete all the tasks ahead of you. Remember that much of Libra’s energy goes toward partnership and being along side of someone with ‘like mindedness’, whether it be intimate, business or friendships, you demand a ‘listening ear’.  Changes are coming that will allow you the freedom to move forward with your plans, but alongside that freedom comes the necessity to set boundaries and reserve your energy for yourself in ways that will leave you productive rather than ‘spinning your wheels’.
Scorpio —  Scorpios are really learning to set boundaries around money and conditions that allow them to move into a more stable future, with finances, business partnerships and conditions that will provide future solidity.  It is no longer a time for you to wait on someone else to provide guidance in this direction nor help, but for you to provide your own structure and utilize that Saturnian part of you to guide you into a more planned operation. That means that you cannot have someone around you who is always distracting you, much more to the point, you don’t want to keep distracting yourself with unnecessary contemplation that only leads you down a road you have traveled over and over again.
Sagittarius — It seems that you do not have time for yourself and all of your projects. The fact of the matter is that you have allowed distractions to keep you from completing tasks you set up a few months back.  Now is the time for you to structure yourself in ways that will help you reach your goals.  You have creative spirit and the capacity to take on many tasks. A point you might want to consider is learning to delegate these tasks to others who are working toward your ideas in partnership and leaving alone those who are distracting you to some extent. This can include family members and close friends on either side of the fence so it is always hard for a Sag to determine what to let go of and what to keep in place.  Your stress levels will guide you so meditate and take heed of what you are up against so that you can accomplish these things by the 1st of July. This is your month to complete tasks.
Capricorn —  You are moving along quite smoothly these days ‘if’ you have paid attention to the physical/sensory realm of your life and start taking care of the health issues that have plagued you in the past few months, mainly health issues around dietary concerns.  You must learn the difference between ‘feeding your stress’ and ‘nurturing your being’ and find ways to set boundaries in your family and with friends regarding the needs you have to nourish your intense soul work.  Sometimes being alone and meditating are not distracting you from purpose but allowing you to be more purposeful in your life and find the ‘gold at the end of your rainbow.’  Good luck with slowing down the ‘driven activity’ into a ‘slow dance’ that will allow you to be more conscious.
Aquarius — Areas around health and routine are very prominent in your life right now.  You have taken the time to notice how daily disciplines in diet and exercise have improved your outlook on life and now it is time to serve others in the same ways you have learned to serve yourself.  You have some brilliant insights coming your way this month and you must get them down to a ‘reality base’ so that you can put the things you come up with to work, practicing, teaching and moving towards ‘soul completion.’  Your talents don’t go unnoticed and will need to be honed in on in order to make the rest of this year a more blissful and helpful year for you and those whom you love!
Pisces — You have had one snafu after another this month, but it seems that now you can take a breather and know that all is calming down so that you can accomplish some major tasks ahead.  You are farsighted in many ways and have a great sense of what is ‘to come’.  Take each day in a conscious and meditative way and you will find that situations and people find ways to help you in all of your endeavors.  This is a great time to ‘be still’, find sacredness in nature and spend time with what your ‘soul calling’ is all about. Do not be off put by people around you who do not have any idea of what is occurring in your life.  They will eventually see the wisdom in your ‘silence’ and come around to following suit.  BE WHO YOU ARE!



Having worked with my dreams, keeping dream journals, being in dream groups, going through Jungian Dream dreambutterfliesAnalysis, lecturing on dreams and keeping current with the ‘psychology and spirituality of dreams’, I believe dreams to be one of the most important avenues into reflection, introspection, ancient wisdom and our own personal journey through lifetimes.  The other methodology which is just as important and has long been practiced in addition to the study of dreams is ‘meditation’.


In order to know oneself, as we grow older and mature in years, we must learn to monitor our spiritual life in a way that guides us on our path.  How we do that is similar as has been done for thousands of years, paying attention to dreams and dreamrecordingguidance that comes from contemplation and higher wisdom.  There are disciplines that need to be put in place so that we are not playing ‘hit or miss’ with our dream life, but instead we take seriously our dream world as it is remembered and cared for by the ways we bring it to consciousness.


I have devoted a section of my website to the study of dreams and you are welcome to visit:


The ancient treatment of dreams, as a window into our inner worlds, is worth noting and we will discuss this in a later connection to the ancients.dreamalchemy




Dreams are studied at many levels psychologically, to unlock the meanings of our dreams and help us free our minds and feelings from the compulsions, inhibitions and habits which stem from the unconscious.  What we remember is often only a tip of the iceberg relative to the depths of the deep unconscious, so we have to travel the labyrinth that takes us to the other levels, bit by bit, dream by dream….

We, in the western world, are very demanding to ‘find proof’ of the reality of a dream rather than allowing the ‘non-physical’ world to take shape and guide us.  We instill in ourselves a ‘Guardian of the Threshold’ so that we don’t get in touch with more than we can manage.  Put into plain language that the first images that come to us upon dreamsymb1awakening, even before we open our eyes, are often so threatening and frightening that we forget and relegate those images back into the unconscious where they have a life that is leading a parallel existence.  This often happens in dreams that have sexual connotations.

Dream interpretation is a matter of who, how and where it is conducted.  We tend to find just the ‘right place’ to discuss our dreams, or ‘not’, so it is important to follow one’s intuition about getting interpretation.  I personally have a format which I ask my dream student to follow this sequence of documenting and it looks somewhat like this:


…Symbols or key phrases upon awakening:

…Feelings or emotions coming out of the dream:

…Visual or sensory perceptions as they are remembered:

…Thoughts of the story, the dream itself written out as much as can be remembered:

…Important symbols, numbers, major themes as can be remembered:

…Context of the last 24 hours that may give a clue to some of the dreams elements:



After considering these in sequence and after many ‘trial and error’ remembrances, we will get a glimpse of our dream world and what importance it has on determining our connection and communication with our inner world, our spiritual guidance, etc.



At this point we cannot ignore the common charge that since the belief in the existence of the soul is without rational foundation, unprovable in the terms of contemporary science, then all this talk about the Kingdom of the Soul is meaningless. Dreams can be, at the most, only random productions of the idling, computer-like brain. Such an unprovable assumption against the existence of the Soul does not invalidate the opposite assumption of its existence. The denial is like that of a blind man who cannot understand how anyone could see.

Quoting Sri Madhava Ashish:


“To many people, therefore, the path of life seems to lie between precipitous cliffs of matter, on the one hand, and the unplumbed depths of the unconscious mind, on the other. It is paved with rock, for our lives have a material base, but what lies beneath the paving, whether matter or consciousness or nothing at all, is uncertain. We can overcome this dilemma by putting the question in strictly secular form, free from assumptions: Is there, or is there not, anything more than the world as perceived through the organs of sense? If so, have we any place in it as experiencing individuals? Can we then know its nature?

       Putting the question in this form liberates our inquiry from the whole gamut of religious teachings, their associated mythologies and superstitions, their confirmations or denials by mystical visionaries, the speculations of philosophers and, of course, from the flat denials of the materialistic scientists. Why it liberates needs explanation.

     Self is real and not, as materialists would have us believe, an ephemeral illusion, born of brain activity and ceasing when it ceases. This search will lead us below the surface of the waking mind and into unmapped country. “






gurdessencTransferring our identity from personality to essence In order to experience the highest state of human consciousness, objective consciousness, we must transfer our identity from the personality, which is what we mistakenly believe that we are, to essence, that which we really are. Because of our improper education or conditioning (Gurdjieff calls this our improper oskiano), we mistakenly believe that we are the personality.  The personality is that tissue of memories, thoughts, emotions, and sensations that we have come mistakenly to call “I.” Yet we know that none of this existed before birth and that all of this will dissolve at death or shortly thereafter. In this sense the personality is impermanent and thus in Gurdjieff’s view, unreal. As long as we believe in the overwhelming importance of the personality we will never discover that which is real.

The question, who am I, has sometimes been called Gurdjieff’s first question, and it is followed by the gurdjendless related second question: what is the purpose of human life?

In brief, we can say that mankind is faced with a problem of identity.  We do not know who we are, where we came from, or why we are here.  As we explore Gurdjieff’s teaching, we are led to see that the root of the mystery lies at the root of our own being, somewhere in our awareness, in our consciousness.   We discover that by becoming aware of our consciousness, we become more conscious; our self-consciousness becomes “real” and we “wake up.” In “waking up” we experience our identity, the identity of the individual, with the universal. We discover that we can develop our capacity to perceive this identity.gurdjieff_bodies

Key Concepts  of Gurdjieff Introduction 

Co-facilitators: Sy Ginsburg and Gwynne Mayer

Host: Jim Bosco

Presented by Theosophical Society in America

Materials used: In Search of the Miraculous  by P. D. Ouspensky and Gurdjieff Unveiled by Seymour Ginsburg


Who is Gurdjieff




Becoming fully conscious of our shadows requires other disciplines that are necessary so that we don’t bury ourselves in our own conscious self. Jung once warned:  “If you imagine someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his shadowimageprojections, then you get an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick shadow. Such a man has saddled himself with new problems and conflicts.  He has become a serious problem to himself, as he is now unable to say that they do this or that, they are wrong, and they must be fought against.  He lives in the “House of the Gathering.”  Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself, and if he only learns to deal with his own shadow he has done something real for the world.  He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic, unsolved social problems of our day.” Carl Jung, CW11: p. 140.


Finding our deepest wounds is a journey we take when we hear the sounds of our own cries coming from deep within the psyche.  It isn’t an easy task, in fact it is a Herculean task for the most part as the ‘ego body’ is trying to insert itself constantly to keep our wounded shadow at bay.  However, we can see this phenomenon at work by the projections we scatter about on others closest to us, not to mention clients and people with whom we work.   These projections come from some of our deepest wounds and those that feel them are those who are ‘mates, lovers, children, teachers, employers, close friends, etc.’



Where We Sit in Service to Our Wounds

Being able to step into a different vibration, an outer ‘solar, spiritual world’ and keeping one foot in the ‘lunar, moon’ reality are the keys to our ‘shamanic ability’ and our ability to be healed by ‘shamans’.  Learning the ‘steps’ one has to take to get in touch with this level of ‘conscious and responsible thought’ demands discipline and attention.  Some of the disciplines we must follow to absorb the great tasks at hand are the following:

  1. A shared world-view that makes the diagnosis and naming process possible…being knowledgeable about the realistic professionalism of doctors, psychotherapists, and holistic healers.
  2. Positive personal qualities of the healer that facilitate the client’s recovery. (This is very important…if you as a healer are not positive and do not have a decent concept of SELF, you do not need to be healing others.)
  3. Be knowledgeable about the client expectations of recovery that assist the healing processes.
  4. Specific techniques, material and healing procedures and ethics that is appropriate to the illness and conducive to recovery.


We are born as innocent souls, pure in light and able to ‘re-member’ ourselves instinctively, not so much cognitively until we are three or four years old, however the conditioning or suppression of our natures often cause us to develop wounds around the lower chakras, the instinctive chakras.  These lower three have to do with ‘survival.  We will start med1our investigation through our own wounds utilizing the ‘chakra energy systems and Maslow’s hierarchy based on ages and our relationships to ages in our development in our chart. This will give us the ability to see where are wounds are out of which we learn to heal and work with others.   We do this naturally as our deepest wounds are also our greatest assets for understanding.  Our astrological charts follow our physio/psychological growth counter clockwise beginning with the ascendant.

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  1. ROOT or BASE CHAKRA  — Looking at aspects to the 1st and 4th house as well as Moon and Pluto aspects.                                                                       Self-preservation, personal survival and our identification with the physical world centers in this bottom most of the main seven chakras.

A healthy root chakra connects you with vitality to your family of origin, your immediate society and to the global community. If your 0-7 years were challenging and without love, then this damaged root chakra will function much differently. Issues of survival such as emotional dysfunction, stress, anxiety, and restlessness will plague you.

You’ll have fears of letting go, scarcity, poor boundaries, and more. It’s during the 0-7 years that we learn about where we fall in our relationships with siblings, parents, our community, and how we relate to them.  This also covers the first 3 houses of the natal chart.

1. List all the blessings that you feel came from your family?
2. What belief patterns did you inherit from your family?
3. What positive traits did your Father mirror to you?
4. What positive traits did your Mother present to you?
5. What negative traits did your Father & Mother mirror to you for your learning?
6. What negative traits have your mate/spouse/ partner mirrored?
7. What positive traits has this person mirrored?
8. Is there a theme or drama in your life playing out over and over again – something that appears through different situations, old fears or negative thoughts?
9. Do you have any unfinished business with your family members? If so, list the reasons that prevent you from healing your family relationships.
10. If you are now raising a family of your own, list the qualities that you would like your children to learn from you.
11. Describe the tribal characteristics within yourself that you would like to strengthen and develop.
12. Have there been people in your life who tried to control you and/or take away your power?
13. Are there any beliefs or thoughts that are keeping you from becoming your best and living up to your greatest potential?
14. What tribal traditions and rituals do you continue for yourself and your family?
15. Do you have a personal code of honour? What is it?
16. What superstitions do you have? Which have more authority over you than your own reasoning ability?
17. Which of those belief patterns that still have authority in your thinking can you acknowledge are no longer valid?
18. Have you ever compromised your sense of honour? If so, have you taken steps to heal it?
19. What makes you angry?
20. Have there been power struggles in your relationships?
21. Have you experienced a win – win situation whereby you presented your viewpoint while allowing the other person to express their own? Write these down. Did the experience give you a good feeling? What beliefs did you inherit or learn from your family?


Maslow’s hierarchy of needs also fits into this at the bottom of the pyramid.






The Process of Individuation


Jung warns in a letter to Herr Werblowsky on March 28, 1951 about pushing the process of individuation..”I should propose a somewhat carl_jung_videodifferent wording: instead o saying ‘pushing the process of individuation’—exactly the thing you cannot do because it instantly leads into an inflation or into an identification with archetypes—I should recommend something like ‘becoming too recklessly selfish.’  The term individuation ought to be reserved for the legitimate evolution of the individual entelechy.’ (meaning the presumptuous encroachment on the rights of others, particularly the gods, leading to the tragic downfall of the transgressor).  Individuation is an ongoing process, sometimes very time consuming, sometimes even ignored.   It is a process of maturation in which the psyche ages or matures in much the same manner as the physical body. The general guidelines are summarized by Jacobi (1973) as consisting of four parts:

  1. Becoming conscious of the shadow. The shadow is our dark side, containing those things that we have repressed or ignored for one reason or another. It usually manifests to us in dreams, fantasies, or as various symbols, as an archetypal figure who is dark and ominous. Just as the persona is that part of us that we want to present to the world, so the shadow contains those things that we want to hide from the world, and from ourselves. When working with self and others in this shadow revealing connection, we look for projections, introjections,  retroflections and confluence (in Gestalt section of this site) as indicators as to the presence of the shadow.shadow
  1. Becoming conscious of the anima or animus. Basically, the anima is the feminine soul or inner femininity of every man, and the animus is the inner masculinity of every women. The individuation process is, above everything else, a process of wholeness. This includes sexual completeness. Jung (1978) wrote that the anima and animus represent “functions which filter the contents of the collective unconscious through to the conscious mind” (p.20). Thus when the ego seeks to find the inner Self, it must look through the anima or animus, which colors its perception in many different ways. Edinger (1995) distinguishes four separate progressive states of maturation in the ego’s relation to the anima: (1) the infantile state, in which the ego is totally unaware of the anima or animus, (2) the projected state, in which the anima or animus is animaanimusprojected outward into people of the opposite sex, (3) the possessed state, in which the ego is possessed or governed by the anima or animus, and (4) the conscious state, in which the ego becomes conscious of the anima or animus.  Again we look to some of the gestalt processes when listening to our inner dialogues in regards to these conditions as to where an individual or self is in the process.




  1. Becoming conscious of the archetypal spirit. Jung speaks to the archetype as it is contained in the individuation process in a letter written to Bernet in 1955 speaking of bringing the archetypes into consciousness, he warns: “the archetype is increasingly detached from its dynamic background and gradually turned into a purely intellectual formula.  In this way it is neutralized, and you can then say ‘one can live with it quite well.’  But you overlook the fact that the self constellating archetypes and the resultant situations steadily gain in numinosity, indeed are sometimes imbued with a archetypespositively eerie daemonism and bring the danger of psychosis threateningly close.  The upsurging archetypal material is the stuff of which mental illnesses are made.  In the individuation process the ego is brought face to face with an unknown superior power which is likely to cut the ground from under its feet and blow consciousness  to bits.  The archetype is not just the formal condition of mythological statements but an overwhelming force comparable to nothing I know.”  Working with one’s archetypes and the mana persona that often is caught up in the inflation while doing so, is a work in progress that takes great care and responsibility for one’s own visions, fantasies, dreams and projections.



  1. Becoming conscious of the Self. Jung called this final step self-realization— “We could therefore translate individuation as “coming to selfhood” or “self-realization”“ (Jung, 1977, p. 173). Jacobi (1973) says “For the conscious personality the birth of the self means a shift in its psychic centre, and consequently an entirely different attitude toward, and view of, life–in other words a ‘transformation’ in the fullest sense of the word” (p. 127). One of the most important concepts of self as involved in ego regarding one’s plight, is in a letter written to Arvind Vasavada on November 22 1954, exemplifying how Jung’s later ideas about self influenced his growing philosophy as it applied to individuation. “The ego receives the light from the self. Though we know of the self, yet it is not known.  You may see a big town and know its name and geographical position, yet you do not know a single one of its inhabitants  You may even know a man through daily intercourse, yet you can be entirely ignorant of his real character. jungSelf The ego is contained in the self as it is contained in the universe of which we know only the tiniest section.  A man of greater insight and intelligence than mine can know myself, but I could not know him as long as my consciousness is inferior to his.  Although we receive the light of consciousness from the self and although we know it to be the source of our illumination, we do not know whether it possesses anything we could call consciousness………”  He goes onto say:  “Even if the ego should be (as I think) the supreme point of the self, a mountain infinitely higher than Mt. Everest, it would be nothing but a lilttle grain of rock or ice, never the whole mountain………If the self could be wholly experienced, it would be a limited experience whereas in reality its experience is unlimited and endless.”

Becoming conscious is gradual and incomplete, at best, however the trek toward the individuation process must take this into account when one is moving toward self-consciousness and realizing that all cannot be known.  The journey is full of new and interesting dialogues…..a sort of ‘art of becoming’.

One must relate to others, connecting and communicating in order to further one’s path toward indivuation.  Jung, reinforced this idea, a year before his death, in a letter to Mr. Robert M. Rock on 11 November 1960.

“…without relatedness individuation is hardly possible.  Relatedness begins with conversation mostly.  Therefore communication is indubitably important.”




Integrating and assimilating our individuation path into our consciousness is ongoing and process oriented.  Further questions and conversations about this are welcomed on this site.



The Body AS Shadow


“We carry our past with us, to wit, the primitive and inferior man with his desires and emotions, and it is only with an enormous effort that we can detach ourselves from this burden.  If it comes to a neurosis, we invariably have to deal with a considerably intensified shadow.  And if such a person wants to be cured it is necessary to find a way in which his conscious personality and his shadow can live together.”  Carl Jung: CW:11, p. 12

The old beliefs, the old lies, the old rigidity reeks havoc on our bodies. By taking inventory on these bodily manifestations, we might be able to build a new and more open body for our soul’s infusion into self.   We come to this planet through an intense energy of light vibration and as we incarnate and get closer to the earth, the magnetic field gets dense;  the thought forms manifest. Lo and behold! we land on this earth in physical form, taking on, within our bodies all the beliefs and grounded interactions that are on this planet; all the paradigms, the belief systems, the families, the personalities, the governmental and cultural structures, the place which houses our bodies…we take all of it into our body ..and then we begin processing this persona in this life.  Our body holds all of what we are and what we are to become, and reveals itself by our own relationship to it.

 We are always in a state of learning, feeling, sensing, intuiting, that which our body is telling us. What is your body telling you?  In our work with others, therapeutically, we develop dialogues within the body, which, eventually will be exemplified on this site, but until then, let’s look at the psychological processes by which we learn more about our shadows as they are reflected in our bodies, the buried periphery in our personal unconscious.

I am going to go over some general meanings regarding body armor and body shadow energy. The SHADOW is that part of you which is reflected in your relationships, projections, high energy involvements, and seems to always slip past your  energy boundaries  into your body when not processed. The body creates the actual MIRROR of your body as a temple of worship so that you have to pay attention and maintain some vigilant disciplines about the care and nurturing of your own body. After I go through these general meanings of character armor, much of which I learned through the study of Wilhelm Reich, Fritz Perls, and Alexander Lowen, but mostly just through my psychic intuition, and a alchemical approach to all of the leading psychologies.

We manifest in our bodies the following symptoms so that we can learn how to deal with this dense planet and get past the process in order to become more aware and conscious, as well as ‘response able’ to our authenticity.


The head is the part of us that is caught up in logos, thinking, intellect, analyzing and many of us operate totally from our heads trying to make sense of all that comes to us and from us. Even as I am writing this, my head is using up all its oxygenation and I am not focusing on breathing into my head to prevent headaches…too much energy focused in one area for any length of time, will create stagnation in that area, due to no oxygen. Headaches and more head injuries create a need to get out of our minds and into our bodies..

The speech mechanisms in the throat and all around the chest area can create such blocks as laryngitis, polyps, our children who have speech defects because we have not learned to communicate our truths. Yes, even our children manifests our ‘denial of body’. Sometimes the lessons have to be given with a 2 X 4 over the head in the form of our progeny.

Our hearts get blocked, big time, due to our inability to love self, others, without limitation, judgment, and willingness to receive love and nurturance. Many people think that it is a matter of action of loving. I see it as a shutting down to receiving love unconditionally. Our inability to receive touch, care, love….all of this shuts the heart down to a screeching halt.  This is reflected in pains on the left side of the body as well as the lack of circulation and mobility at that level.

Our stomachs are loaded with the unexpressed anger .the abandonment of the mother or the unavailability of the mother/nurturance. The lactose intolerance..because we were fed with attachment and with the toxicity of the mother’s attachment or abandoning, both creating the same polarity. The over mothering is just as abandoning of the child as the mother who leaves her child on the doorstep of the ‘other’.

Our pelvises and sexual chakras are the seat of kundalini..and shock us into action through frustration, through charisma, through magnetic chemistry between us and others. The planet is going through major shifts of sexual energy and how we use it. This energy is pristine and we put thoughts/feelings/emotional dramas on this energy so that we can source our more intense selves. We refuse to own our male/female authentically. We don’t want to look in the face of our husbands, wives, and lovers, and say… He/She is ME ..I am having a sexual relationship with myself, so we manifest all kinds of problems in our genitalia.



I have mentioned a few of the areas that hold our shadows, parts of self that we project on others ‘to hold’ until such time as we can hold the energy as self, consciously and fully, becoming healthy physically so that we can live longer more fulfilled lives. 

Becoming fully conscious of our shadows requires other disciplines that are necessary so that we don’t bury ourselves in our own conscious self. Jung once warned:  “If you imagine someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his projections, then you get an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick shadow. Such a man has saddled himself with new problems and conflicts.  He has become a serious problem to himself, as he is now unable to say that they do this or that, they are wrong, and they must be fought against.  He lives in the “House of the Gathering.”  Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself, and if he only learns to deal with his own shadow he has done something real for the world.  He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic, unsolved social problems of our day.” Carl Jung, CW 11: p. 140.


Remember, Reconnect, Realign — Part II Akashic Studies

By Gwynne Mayer

 On Dreaming


“Well there are two types of deed.  One is the physical deed, in which the hero performs a courageous act in battle or saves a life.  The other kind is the spiritual deed, in which the hero learns to experience the supernormal range of human spiritual life, and then comes back with a message.”  — Joseph Campbell,  The Power of the Myth


Do we get lost in the ‘now’?  Can we find our true purpose in life?  Is the ‘one’ perfect relationship going to be available to me in this life?  Remembering who we are as a ‘soul’, reconnecting to our soul evolvement, and realigning our personalities to our soul’s purpose are integral to knowing what our future holds for us.  Coming to an understanding of why we chose to be here on this planet at the most exciting time in our history is of primary importance in relationship to the purposes we have chosen.  That is why we must remember who we are, reconnect to our soul’s purpose and realign ourselves to the mission in front of us. Coming to terms with our abilities to meditate, calm our brains, rid ourselves of ego based defense mechanisms are disciplines which must be sustained through the time we are delving into the Akashic records.  There are many ways to address the Akasha, the universal library of knowledge and soul life.  We are looking at developing our own disciplines so as to perform a service to self,  others and help others remember, reconnect and realign our soul’s purpose into a here and now paradigm, to enable us to see how and why we are manifesting their our purposeful agenda at this time in our history.  Our purpose in going through a blend of Robert Monroe’s work with Hemi-Sync and Edgar Cayce’s work with the Akashic Records is to blend the findings of these two philosophies and ideas, bringing them into the 21st century and giving them practical application for each of us to move forward with our own understanding of our soul’s purpose.


Edgar Cayce went into the Akasha while in trance states

Puryear states “The Edgar Cayce story raises numerous questions about the inner world as a source of transformation.  How does the psychic ability relate to us?  What are the pitfalls of turning within?  What was the source of the information Edgar Cayce gave?  What are the steps we should take in evaluating other sources.”p.3

The following comes from the Australian Armageddon: Doomsday in Our Lifetime?  by Bob Leaman, originally published in 1986 by Greenhouse Publications. The book is no longer in print.

 “It made no difference to Cayce whether his patient was sitting next to him in the same room or a total stranger living hundreds of miles away. His preparations for the health reading were always the same. As he himself described it, he would first loosen his clothing in order to have a perfectly free flowing circulation. He would then lie on the couch in his office, with his head to the south, and his feet to the north. Placing his hands on his forehead between his eyes, he would wait a few moments until he received what he would call the go signal, a flash of brilliant white light. Cayce would then move his hands to his solar plexus, and fall into a trance. His wife would tell him the name and location of the patient, leaving out any mention of age, sex or physical problem. Cayce might pause a while before repeating the name and address until he had succeeded in ‘locating’ the patient and describing his or her condition. He would then prescribe medication and any other corrective measures, always ending his reading with the words: “We are through.”

Those who came into contact with Cayce were continually taken aback by the depth of medical knowledge generally known, not yet on the market, or which had long since passed out of use. Although he had a conscious knowledge only of the English language, Cayce is also estimated to have spoken in some two d ozen foreign tongues while in a trance. The unconscious Cayce believed there was a cure for every health problem, including cancer, in nature, providing that cure could be found in time. He seldom advocated operations, believing that surgery was much overworked. Cayce took a holistic approach to health. He believed that a man was composed of body, mind and spirit, and that all three are one. He talked about consciousness in the cells of the body, each contributing to the total consciousness of the individual. Health, he indicated, would flow from a perfect harmony of body and mind. In accordance with the concept that we are what we eat, think and believe, Cayce would often urge his patients to improve their mental and spiritual outlook in order to regain their health.”


My background in the study of neurology and the psychology of the brain led me to Robert Monroe, the founder of Hemi-Sync.  I noticed that the brain has to be in a state of trance, a sort of sleeping condition to receive information in the Akashic Soul Records.  We are much too stressed in our daily lives to automatically go there in that meditative state.  However,  the Hemi-Sync CD’s are geared to synchronize the brain through binaual sounds and then activate the parts of the brain that would bring in the information from the astral level and from the Akashic library. This method allows us to mobilize our brains to a higher state of consciousness by activating the brain using sound. 


Monroe says, “…means that when your ear hears a certain type of sound signal, the brain tends to respond or ‘resonate’ with similar electrical signals.  Knowing that various electrical brain waves are indicators of states of consciousness (such as awake or asleep), you thus can listen to a similar sound pattern and it will help you be in the desired state of awareness.  Hemi-Sync takes the process an important step further.  Each ear sends its dominant nerve signal to the opposite brain hemisphere, following the X pattern.  When separate sound pulses are sent to each ear (using headphones to isolate one ear from the other), the halves of the brain must act in unison to ‘hear’  a third signal, which is the difference between the two signals in each ear.  For example, I f you hear a sound measuring 100 in one ear and another signal of 125 in the other, the signal your whole brain will ‘generate’ will  be 25.  It is never an actual sound, but it is an electrical signal that only can be created by both brain hemispheres acting and working together.  The signal so generated is narrow-band in frequency and often twice the amplitude or strength of a typical EEG brain-wave form.”

Taken from Far Journeys by Robert Monroe:


“Our first studies were a continuation of the sleep research begun in New York .  The demand for solution to a problem brought one of our early results of significance.  Because so much of the reported out-of-body states, including many of my own, revolved around the sleep state, we still believed some answers would be found in this area.  However, most of our subjects arrived at night after dinner, and with long, boring periods of being wired up with electrodes, they were either too tired to stay awake in the booth or too restless to be able to relax enough to report any subtle or subjective responses.  It defeated our purpose to use any types of medication or drugs to control these states, so we looked for a method within our own frame of reference.

     The old truism held.  Necessity is the mother.  It was through this need to help our subjects stay awake, get into a borderland sleep state, that we began to try utilizing sound.  This resulted in the discovery of Frequency-Following Response (FFR), which permitted us to hold the subject in a certain state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep for extended periods of time.  By introducing certain sound patterns in the subjects ear we determined that there was a similar electrical response in the brain waves of the subject.  By controlling the brain-wave frequency, we were able to help the subject relax, keep him awake, or put him to sleep.  One of our engineering participants suggested that we patent this unusual process, and we received a patent on the method and technique in 1975.” pp. 17-19 Far Journeys


It is an individual preference as to how and when we meditate…it is really a matter of calming the brain to allow information to come through.  When information comes through it is important to keep our personalities and ego out of the way. That is the training we need, the discipline to learn to access the records and then to be able to dictate our findings without editing with the aid of ego or personality issues, like judging, defending or assuming. We also don’t have to have a certain belief system or get hung up in an organized religious connection, but more so trust in our relationship to God and how we handle allowing a higher power to guide us.


  Akashic Records  author,  Kevin J. Todeschi states:

“Primarily, the Akashic Records of the past provide individuals with a framework of potentials and probabilities in the present.  That framework exists for everyone. An individual doesn’t need to be open to the possibility of reincarnation for the records to impact his or her life, relationships, thoughts, and activities…. According to Edgar Cayce, the Akashic Records constantly provide us with the very experiences and relationships that we need at the present time.  Whether or not we face those experiences and people (who may just as readily appear to be ‘positive’ as they do ‘negative’) in the best possible manner becomes a matter of free will.  Every choice, thought, and decision we make in the present has an effect upon the substance of the next series of potentials and probabilities we draw toward us.  In the language of the readings, “For ever, day by day, is there a choice to be made by each soul”  (1538-1).  One set of choices may lead to growth, transformation, and ultimately happiness, and the other may lead to further problems, frustrations, and personal difficulties.”


Linda Howe speaks to what the records are and what the records are not in her book on the How to Read the Akashic Records.  The records are:

  • Available to all who seek them. Religious affiliation does not affect a person’s right to access the Record or to have their Records opened. 
  • From the “Akasha,” a Sanskrit word and meaning “primary substance” – that out of which all things are formed.  The Record is known in every spiritual tradition, For example, in the Judeo-Christian tradition as both “The Book of Life” and “The Book of God’s Remembrance.”
  • Filled with the wisdom and energetic input that can be inspirational and supportive to artists and entrepreneurs,  healers and scholars, and all adults of every vocation and avocation.
  • Supportive in making the fundamental shift from self-reliance to Divine reliance.
  • A blessing made available to us so that we can embrace our reality and enjoy the life we are living.
  • A soul level spiritual resource.  Everyone has a soul.  Everyone has the right to work in the Records.
  • A spiritual support enabling us to have a more conscious relationship with our own soul.

 They are not:

  • Trance channeling. A state of full consciousness is maintained at all times.
  • Religion, or favoring any particular religion.
  • Fortune telling, or for manipulation of people or events.
  • A fish pond of fascinating stories about past lives.
  • Phenomenal, sensational, or creative visualization.
  • A contest.  Everyone works at their own perfect pace.
  • A substitute for human relationships or community support.
  • An opportunity to escape ordinary life and the human experience.

I am documenting these situations as we move forward in our own personal studies of the Akashic Records and how to get involved as a ‘service’ to others, with their permission.  Our methods will be to move as a group into the Akasha answering questions, doing meditative exercise and most importantly documenting what we find as a group. Everyone gets something from this; we find that each person, during meditation in the records brings back added information that is very helpful, whereas Edgar Cayce brought back the specifics in detail to answer questions.  We need the group to do that.  We will be learning how to know when our ego and our own editing is interfering and move forward with greater clarity, understanding the language of the Akasha.  My goal in all of this is for each training group to form their own service as a group and help others who might find the information rewarding and healing.

Far Journeys   Robert A. Monroe

The Edgar Cayce Primer, Discovering the Path to Self-Transformation by Herbert B. Puryear, Ph.D.

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, The Book of Life by Kevin J. Todeschi

How to Read the Akashic Records by Linda Howe





Reading the Soul  — In Depth Study of the Akashic Records — Part Oneakasha_by_elreviae-d6g5ugh

By Gwynne Mayer MA


Many years ago, at the age of three, I began a journey into the unknown and found that I lived in a different world that most, an imaginary world, but at the same time one that manifested itself in front of my eyes in a timely fashion.  I am now in my late 60’s and am still in contact with that world, one might call it the fifth dimension or akasha5higher, and one which is defined by the theosophists of old, the Akasha.  During my studies over the last sixty years, I have blended what is found in the personal and collective unconscious with the training I have had in Jungian and Gestalt studies as well as Theosophical and Biblical philosophies that reveal ancient truths. I have practice meditations, sittings and extensive dream work to gain the meditative state in order to be able to denote whether or not I am in the Akasha. The following is for a class I did in the fall of 2010.  Hope you enjoy.





The term ‘Akasha’ comes from a 6000 year old Sanskrit language which means ‘hidden library’.  This ‘hall of records’ is a ultimate library that records the everything that happens in the world and beyond; it records events, the lives of the soul from the beginning of time and the connection to all things past, present and future.  The word, Akasha, is derived from two ancient Tibetan or northern Indian words.  “Aka” means space, storage place, or repository, and akasha3“Sa” means sky, hidden, or secret.  A simple translation of “Akasha” is “an unseen space or storage place.”  The Akashic Records are, then, a hidden library of records imprinted on the subtle space of the Akasha.   The Akashic Records are believed to have existed since the beginning of the time-space continuum of planet Earth.




These records are open to anyone who has the discipline and connection to the personal unconscious and can meditate, moving into the higher realms of the mind, body and soul.  Many Akashic readers believe that we can do this for ourselves, however the ability to get our ego out of the way and allow for complete and untainted information to come through is difficult at best unless one has disciplined oneself to move slowly and carefully through the higher realms of spiritual connections, and is able to record, tape, scribe these events and check them out in the present reality.  We often come in touch with the Akasha through our dreams, meditations, intuitive thinking, and prayers.  Many might know the Akasha through the study of Edgar Cayce and others who have traveled and documented thousands of Akashic readings.  A list of materials and books which address these readings will be listed at the end of this article.  Reading about these phenomenal connections will be enlighten the reader even further in regards to the Akashic Records.


The Akashic Records are an energetic imprint of every thought, action, emotion, and experience that has ever occurred in time and space.  The Akashic Records can also be understood as the imprint of all experiences of all lifetime in all realities.  They are an etheric, holographic repository of information for human consciousness for the past, present and potentials for the future.  The knowledge contained in the Akashic Records is imprinted upon a subtle substance called the Akasha, which describes the energy of unconditional and heart-centered love  that permeates and creates everything in the Universe.  It is available everywhere, all the time.  Everyone can access information from the Akashic Records at any time, and indeed we do!  The flashes of intuition and knowing hunches that occur every day are glimpses into the divine wisdom contained in the Akashic Records


The Akashic Records contain all past, present, and future possibilities through the vibrations of compassion and joy.  The library records imprints, much like the DNA of the universe.  It contains  a collection of everything that has occurred in the past, and it holds a complete set of information regarding possibilities for the future.  Every individual soul has its own, unique Akashic Record.  The souls of groups, events, organizations, and locations also have a unique Akashic Record.


One way to understand the Akashic Records is to envision them as a gigantic library encompassing the entire history of your soul, as well as every aspect of who you are now and all the potentials for your future.  These recordings, our individual ‘book of souls’, are so vast that they could not exist in our physical reality.  They are recorded in metaphor and according to energetic language, existing in impressions and actualities that might include ancient languages, mannerisms, detail and historical information.  One must familiarize oneself with historical and sequential developments that occurred in our written history so that we will be able to language what we see while in the ‘hall of records’.


An example of the value of the Cayce readings is taken from Wikipedia for those who would like to look more fully into the man who brought the Akasha to life in our lifetime.



The health readings are most numerous, and they involve many alternative health concepts and practices. Cayce described his work in terms of Christian service. People with metaphysical interests have focused on a somewhat different set of topics.

  • Origin and destiny of humanity: “All souls were created in the beginning, and are finding their way back to whence they came.” [Reading 3744-5] The Cayce readings could be interpreted as saying that human souls were created with a consciousness of their oneness with God. Some “fell” from this state; others—led by the Jesus soul—volunteered to save them. The Earth, with all its limitations, was created as a suitable arena for spiritual growth. It could also be interpreted as saying that all beings are born and all will eventually die.
  • Reincarnation: Cayce’s work teaches the reality of reincarnation and karma, but as instruments of a loving God rather than blind natural laws. Its purpose is to teach us certain spiritual lessons. Animals have undifferentiated, “group” souls rather than individuality and consciousness. Humans have never been reincarnationcycleincarnated as animals. He describes a very complex design arranged between souls and God to “meet the needs of existing conditions”, which was a reference to the souls who became entrapped in the Earth’s physical materiality, which was not intended for a habitat of the soul. In There Is A River, a biography about Cayce by Thomas Sugrue, we are told by Sugrue that spirit “thought-forms” stayed near and guided the anthropoid ape which was chosen to be the most ideal vehicle for the human physical race to be created from, and psychically guided their separate evolution into a Homo sapiens species. This contradicts Cayce’s view. In reading (3744-5), Cayce states “Man DID NOT descend from the monkey, but man has evolved, resuscitation, you see, from time to time, time to time, here a little, there a little, line upon line and line and line upon line.” Cayce’s view arguably incorporates and parallels Theosophical teachings on spiritual evolution.
  • Astrology: Cayce accepts astrology on the basis that our souls spend time on other planets (or perhaps their spiritual counterparts) in between incarnations. The position of the planets at our birth records these influences.astrologytitleO
  • Universal laws: Souls incarnated on the Earth are subject to certain spiritual laws such as, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap” karma  or “As ye judge (others), so shall ye be judged.” In Cayce’s belief system, such “laws” represent an aspect of “God’s mercy”, whereby no matter what our circumstances, “He” has promised to guide us in our spiritual path. Cayce said that when you view it from the highest dimension, there is no time and no space, nor any future or past, and that it is all happening in one fascinating expression and that time is an illusion that has purpose.
  • Unknown Life of Jesus: Cayce presented narratives of Jesus’ previous incarnations, including a mysterious Atlantean figure called “Amilius” as well as the more familiar biblical figures of Adam, Enoch, Melchizedek, Joshua, Asaph, and Jeshua. Cayce describes Jesus as an Essene who traveled to India in his youth in order to study Eastern religions, more specifically astrology.
    • Jesus and Christ: Following New Thought precedent, Cayce distinguishes between Jesus and messiahChristhood. Briefly, Jesus was a soul like us who reincarnated through many lifetimes. “Christhood” is something he was the first to allow to be “manifest” through his material life, and it is something which we also ought to aspire towards. Cayce accordingly calls Jesus our “elder brother” and frequently makes reference to the way of the “lowly Nazarene.”
  • Ideals: Cayce repeatedly stresses the choice of an ideal as the foundation of the spiritual path. “And O that all would realize… that what we are… is the result of what we have done about the ideals we have set” (1549-1). We may choose any ideal we feel drawn to. As we attempt to apply it in our lives, God will guide us further, perhaps inspiring us to revise our choice of ideal. The highest ideal, says Cayce, is Christ; however, the readings recognize “the Christ spirit” in some form as the basis for religions other than Christianity.
  • Body, Mind, Spirit: Cayce often invokes these three terms, or their equivalents, to describe the human condition. “Spirit is the life. Mind is the builder. Physical is the result.” (conflation of various readings). The concept has application not only to holistic health but also to the spiritual life.
  • Meditation: While Cayce sometimes described particular meditation techniques of sitting or chanting “Arrr–eee-oommm” the crucial element, he believed, is that of opening up to divine influences. The Search For God books say that “Through prayer we speak to God. In meditation, God speaks to us.” Cayce’s concept of meditation has some aspects in common with Hinduism or Buddhism (the chakras, kundalini) but is most similar to Christian versions of New Thought. The symbolism of the Book of Revelation, he says, is based on meditative experiences.
  • Atlantis refugees peopled ancient Egypt as well as pre-Columbian America. Cayce’s description of Atlantis has much in common with that of Ignatius L. Donnelly. According to Cayce, Atlantean society was divided into two long-lived political factions—a “good” faction called the “Sons of the Law of One,” and an “evil” faction called the “Sons of Belial.” Many people alive today are the reincarnations of Atlantean souls, he believed, who must now face similar temptations as before. It is said Atlantis suffered three major atlantisdestructions, one of which was the deluge. According to the readings, a major source of turmoil was the Sons of Belial’s desire to exploit the Things, sub-humans with animal appendages and low intelligence, and the movements to protect and evolve them by the Sons of the Law of One. The final destruction was the overcharging of the crystal which caused a massive explosion.
  • Egypt: Next to biblical times, the most significant era for the “life readings” was a pre-dynastic Egyptian civilization consisting of Atlantean refugees. Cayce purported to have been an Egyptian priest named “Ra Ta” who built a spiritually-based healing center (the “Temple of Sacrifice”) and educational institution (the giza“Temple Beautiful”). His diagnostic readings and narratives about the past and future were supposed to be a continuation of his ancient work. This civilization also built monuments on the Giza plateau, including the Great Pyramid, and left records of Atlantis in a “hall of records” located somewhere beneath the Great Sphinx of Giza. These readings bear a close resemblance to books by AMORC founder H. Spencer Lewis.
  • Earth Changes: Cayce coined the term Earth Changes (later widely used in New Age writings), a reference to a series of cataclysm events which he prophesied would take place in future decades — notably including the Earth shifting on its axis, and most of California dropping into the Pacific Ocean following a catastrophic earthquake.
  • “Cayce diet”: Major dietary recommendations include the avoidance of red meat, alcohol (except red wine), white bread, and fried foods; a preference for fruits and above-ground, leafy vegetables over starches; and a high ratio (80:20%) of alkaline foods over acidic. One meal per day should consist entirely of raw vegetables. Under strict circumstances, Cayce advocated both coffee and pure tobacco cigarettes to be non-harmful to health. “Food combining” was also a central idea in the Cayce diet. According to Cayce, several food combinations that are contraindicated are coffee with milk or sugar, citrus fruit with starchy foods, and high protein foods with starches. Cayce himself followed very few of the dietary recommendations that were suggested by the readings. According to Cayce, two or three almonds (see Amygdalin) a day keeps cancer away.
  • Dream interpretation: Cayce was one of the early dream interpreters who contradicted Freudian views by saying that dreams can be of many different kinds (including sexual) with many levels of meaning; that lack of interest is the reason for poor dream recall; that only the dreamer knows the meaning of his dream; and that a dream is correctly interpreted when it makes sense to the dreamer, when it checks out with his other dreams, and when it moves him forward in his life.  For further information on dreams visit my website: 

As you can see the life of Edgar Cayce was devoted to the service of humanity and the information that he received while in a trance state.  This is the end of Part One of this series, other parts of this series will contain the methods to use in accessing the Akasha, meditation, hemi-sync, etc., the information that is presented by the A.R. E. which is the Association for Research and Enlightenment, set up by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, and sample readings given by other professionals in this field.   I would suggest further reading in addition to understanding historical information, world religions and philosophies.

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records: The Book of Life by Kevin J. Todeschi

How to Read the Akashic Records: Accessing the Archive of the Soul and Its Journey by Linda Howe

Focusing the Whole Brain: Transforming Your Life with Hemispheric Synchronization  by Ronald Russell