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SECTION I: PSYCHOSPIRITUALITY STUDIES Please scroll down to Section I to view papers
Chapter 1. Towards a Psychospirituality
Chapter 2. Use of Mandala as a Centering Practice
SECTION II: FEMININE ODYSSEY Please scroll down to Section II to view papers
PART I: DETHRONEMENT
Chapter 1. EXILE A. Waiting the Return
B. Rebellion-Dialogue between Michael and Lucifer
PART II: DESCENT
Chapter 2. The Escape- Daphne
Chapter 3. Withdrawal- Hina
PART III: ENTRAPMENT
Chapter 4. Ensnared- Irma (Freud’s First Dream Interpretation)
PART IV: TRANSFORMATION
Chapter 5. Fertility to Relationship-Pele and Hi'iaka
Chapter 6. Beyond Daughterhood-Goose Girl
Chapter 7. Psychological Rebirth-Persephone
PART V: RETURN
Chapter 8. Redemptrix-Rose (12 swans)
Chapter 9. Transcender- Psyche, Embracing Soul
PART VI: RESTORATION
Chapter 10. Feminine Wholeness- Three-Headed Hekate
PART VII: THE COMING
Chapter 11. Return of the Feminine: Mary as Intercessor
Chapter 12. The Emergence of Feminine Consciousness
Chapter 13. Gender Partnership
Chapter 14. The Coming- Dialogue between Mary and Gabriel
SECTION III: STUDIES IN VIOLENCE, WAR AND PEACE Please scroll down to Section III to view papers
(Chapter numbers will be assigned as papers are inserted in Section III)
Chapter Goddess of Peace
Chapter The Great Arms Race
PAPERS FOR THE REMAINING SECTIONS WILL BE INSERTED AS FINAL EDITING OF EACH SECTION BECOMES COMPLETE. THESE SECTIONS ARE:
SECTION IV: MASCULINE QUEST
SECTION V: THE ART OF INDIVIDUATION
SECTION VI: PSYCHO-POLITICAL STUDIES
SECTION VII: GRAIL STUDIES
SECTION VIII: ZONES OF PEACE
SECTION IX: HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY
SECTION X: DIALOGUES
SECTION I: PSYCHOSPIRITUAL STUDIES
Section I has two chapters. Chapter I (Towards a Psychospirituality) consists of my psychological and theoretical framework which I call psychospiritual. The second chapter (Use of the Mandala as a Centering Practice) outlines how the mandala may be used as a centering practice.
The Theoretical backdrop to the Practice of Psychospirituality
A study exploring how the mandala can be used as a centering practice to support the Individuation process.
For several decades the theme of the “return of the feminine” has gained popularity. Linked to this theme is the impression that the patriarchal milieu of Western Society is waning. Although men have voiced, to some degree, their comments on these subjects, the actual return and waning depends on female contributions and leadership. Accordingly, it is a bit risky, in the Western Post-Modern era, for a male to put forth a treatise on the feminine. From a psycho-biological point of view, a male can never experience, and therefore know, the million-year old imprinting of birthing and nurturing that separate the genders. There is less risk in commenting on psycho-social issues touching on the feminine for example, the feminine experience within a patriarchal system. Also less risky, is having feminine input and guidance on what is put forth. In this regard this Section benefits from the guidance and insights provided by Kathryn Farrell Utke, a mystic shaman. Clearly what shortfalls the project may have, do not fall on feminine contributions but on the male author’s inadequacies. Over the years I have tried to develop my inner feminine which is a lifelong process .
This Section consists of seven parts which comment, through the use of Western mythology, fairy tales, and active imagination, on the ‘dethronement’, ‘descent’, ‘entrapment’, ‘transformation’, ‘return’, ‘restoration’ and 'the coming' of the feminine. At the bottom of feminine mystery is the question: What do women want? What do women wish for above all other things? In a medieval story of King Arthur’s Court, an answer was given: A woman wants sovereignty above all. Long has been the struggle to achieve sovereignty, which indirectly guides the feminine on its long journey towards restoration.
Part I, “The Dethronement,” images the rise of the patriarchal order and end of a matrist-oriented regime. The triumph of the patriarchy is reflected in a Goddess-absent Western Heaven. Chapter I contains two imaginative works: A. “Waiting the Return” alludes to the end of matriarchal order, and B. "Rebellion," an illusory Dialogue Between the Archangels Lucifer and Michael. Lucifer is in rebellion because the Great Mother has been exiled from Heaven.
Part II, the “Descent,” contains two papers. The first, Chapter 2 “Daphne” reviews how Daphne successfully escapes Apollo’s sexual abuse by becoming the laurel tree. The second paper, Chapter 3 “Hina,” traces the Hawaiian Goddess' withdrawal to the underworld (at times to the moon) to avoid a dominant masculine situation where her husband is her father.
Part III, “Entrapment” explores the fate of the feminine that does not escape or withdraw, namely, becomes entrapped by patriarchal rule. Chapter 4 focuses on Sigmund Freud’s dream where one his analysands, Irma, is choking (entrapped) because of a poison-like liquid (patriarchal dictates) that she is told to take.
Part IV, “Transformation” refers to what the feminine needs to accomplish in order to prepare for a viable return. This part consists of three papers. The first, Chapter 5, concerns the powerful Hawaiian Goddesses Pele and her youngest sister Hi’iaka. The transformation in this instance is that from 'fertility encounter' to 'encounter of relationship.' To arrive at a viable and sustaining partnership with the masculine, the feminine needs to transform the encounter from fertility to relationship. The second paper, Chapter 6 is on the psychological interpretation of the “Goose Girl” fairy tale. The feminine transformation that is found in the fairy tale is “beyond daughterhood.” Moving beyond daughter enables the feminine to advance her individual unique contributions. The third paper, Chapter 7 is based on the myth of the Goddess Persephone. The crucial transformation that the myth records is that of “rebirth.” Periodic psychological rebirths are essential in order to advance to the steeper levels of Individuation.
Part V, concerns the “Return” and consists of feminine developments that enable the restoration of the feminine to its rightful place as co-equal with the masculine. The first paper, Chapter 8, examines the fairy tales that touches upon a sister’s redemption of her brothers who have been bewitched into swans. In this tale the feminine acts as the “redemptrix” which can remedy the masculine of its base contradictions and faults. The fairy tale, Twelve Swans, reveals the difficulties that the feminine will have to undergo in order to become redemptrix. The second paper in Part V, Chapter 9, address the myth of Psyche (which is the Greek word for Soul)’. By the myth’s end, Psyche’s overcoming of obstacles enables her to become a Goddess. The myth outlines the process by which the feminine can advance Individuation and earn the “right of return.” In the end, Psyche becomes a Goddess in a patriarchal ruled heaven. Indeed, Psyche is the optimal human “transcender.”
Part VI, “Restoration”, consists of one item, Chapter 10, Feminine Wholeness, which analyses the myth of Hekate, the Three Headed Goddess. After the Exile occurred Hekate functioned with only one head, the one related to the wisdom of the Underworld. The heads related to the wisdom of the Earth and Sky were taken over by the patriarchal Olympus. Hekate waits the re-taking of the two missing heads. And when she does it will signal that the feminine has been fully restored.
Part VII “The Coming”, includes Chapter 11, Mary as Intecessor. In this account the feminine returns to the Theosphere and highlighted is Mary's role as intecessor of humanity. Chapter 12 discusses the Emergence of Feminine Consciousness , without which, humanity is left with a one-sided masculine bias. Chapter 13, the Gender (Gylany) Partnership. Feminine restoration does not have as its objective retaliation on the masculine but a partnership where the feminine occupies the Vertical Axis of Wisdom and the masculine occupies the Horizontal Axis of Action and Implementation. In short, the wisdom that the feminine gathers is passed on to the masculine for implantation in society. This concept of separate gender axes incorporates Riane Eisler’s concept of Gylany (female/male) Partnership. The Second Coming, Chapter 14, presents an imaginative dialogue between the Archangel Gabriel and Mary where Mary agrees to birth a son if she can also birth a daughter. This implies that the Second Coming is of the Daughter.
The sequence of Dethronement, Descent, Entrappment, Transformation, Return, Restoration and The Coming outlines feminine universal toil. So long as the feminine remains short of Restoration, untold labor is still required. In short, society is in great need of eros and nurturing, both of which are elements of the feminine character. The effort that is needed cannot be left to males for it’s the masculine bent for conflict and the increasing destructiveness of its technology that threatens humanity’s survival. The Feminine needs to open the door for The Coming of the Deep Feminine.
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