reply to post by Gradius Maximus
Hey there G.M.,
Nice to see you back on the thread, and thanks for taking the time to reply.
My personal Tarot decks are: the Thoth tarot deck designed by Aleister Crowley, and the Necronomicon tarot deck designed by Tyson.
I use the former when teaching others how to read and interpret the cards, as I find the Crowley deck to be very harsh and unrelenting. It has never
sugar-coated anything for me, and neither for any of my students.
I use the Necronomicon deck for myself because of my intense love and study of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The Necronomicon deck has never let me
down before, and continues to help me pinpoint complexities in the lives of others.
Concerning archetypes, I don't necessarily have a favorite. I also want to make sure we're on the same page here about archetypes. I know that the
Tarot is a repository of archetypal nature, but, that's not the only archetypal well I drink from.
I work a program known as "Sacred Contracts" as well. It was pioneered by a woman named Caroline Myss, in her book titled Sacred Contracts
am the spiritual adviser for Caroline's niece. It was through Caroline's niece that I was turned on to the archetypal Sacred Contract. I then
underwent the process involved to discover the 12 archetypes of my contract, and have been studying it ever since.
Have you ever come across the system before? If not, curious to learn about it, possibly write up your own Contract to see what it says?
Interesting to see you inter-linking breathing and memories into your meditation. I practice some Buddhist breathing meditations (I have a post on ATS
outlining a practice). And occasionally I am able to recall bits and pieces of my past. But, because of my close connection with Her, I most often
connect to Her vibes and see my future, or the future.
I myself don't do any Yoga either. My brother and his wife do. I practice some Tai Chi. It took me a while to learn, and I constantly continue to
advance, but I find it very fulfilling and helpful in the daily conundrum of life. How long have you been meditating?
I am actually familiar with what you call the "ritual of the mirror", only for me it is simply "scrying". I have performed it with a mirror, a
window pane, and a certain tool left for me by my teacher. Each time I have seen something different appear in place of my form. All of the
"visions" (if they can be called that) were very intense.
A friend of mine once performed the "ritual" on me (she stared into my eyes) via a reflecting pond after a powerful storm had cleansed our town. She
saw me split into a number of individuals, some visible and some obscured. It was shortly after that experience that I began teachings others, some of
which she had seen in the "vision".
If you can penetrate the ego deep enough, the "ritual of the mirror" can be a very potent experience. Thank you for posting it!