Chapel perilous is a term i first came across when reading Robert Anton Wilsons book Cosmic Trigger, in this book RAW explores consciousness with
scientific proficiency, if a tad unethical! one of his "experiments" involves him getting into a trance state (or what Jung would call active
and he would be able to converse with Jesus Christ... so of course then being a true scientist he would then try and use similar methods to contact
spiderman and whoa betide same effect a commune with the holy spiderman, when reading this i wondered how a shock to the system could give people a
flash of that they believe in most, those that have had enlightening experiences do tend to have them at times of great stress, makes you think
though..... exactly how powerful is this thing thats behind my eyes?
So what is chapel perilous.
"Chapel perilous" is also a term referring to a psychological state in which an individual cannot be certain whether they have been aided or
hindered by some force outside the realm of the natural world, or whether what appeared to be supernatural interference was a product of their own
Jung would perhaps attribute these experiences with certain archetypes, for example in times of great need the teacher archetype may appear to guide
you, perhaps when our unconscious gives us a glimpse of its contents we may have a supernatural experience.
however Jungs work was deplored by some that gleaned a deeper understanding of the faculties of the unconscious, and weren't afraid to share that
understanding no matter how occult and taboo it may have been. and to the detriment of their "careers"
Austin Osman Spare not only dived into the depths of his unconscious but he looked to use its forces and gain tangible results from his studies, its
likely that Spare didnt like Freud and Jung because they were afraid to reveal the truths of their dabbling, as their careers would have been non
existent due to fall out from such truths... thats just my opinion.
It was a logical conclusion to view the subconscious mind as the source of all magical power, which Spare soon did. In his opinion, a magical
desire cannot become truly effective until it has become an organic part of the subconscious mind. Despite his interest in the unconscious, Spare was
deeply critical of the ideas put forward by the psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, referring to them as "Fraud and Junk.
so back to the matter at hand... Have you visited chapel perilous, have you had a mystical or paranormal experience that you cannot explain?
i have always felt the world is magical, mystical and mysterious, i have always felt like there has been an outside force watching, not God per say
but maybe family of the soul or something, i have had no paranormal experiences myself but i have faith in there being more to this world than the
grind of everyday life, belief and faith with a good imagination could be the key to us understanding our reason for being.
heres what Robert Anton Wilson has to say about Chapel
"Chapel Perilous is a stage in the magickal quest in which your maps turn out to be totally inadequate for the territory and you're completely
lost. And at that point you get an ally who helps you find your way back to something you can understand. And then after that for the rest of your
life you've got this question: Was that ally a supernatural helper, or was it just part of my own mind trying to save me from going totally bonkers
with this stuff? And the people I know who've had that kind of experience, very few of them have come to an absolutely certain conclusion about this."
Robert Anton Wilson
ive glimpsed it and it is terrifying, but apparently the other side of it is an "ego-less awakening"
Chapel Perilous can be also used as a metaphor for a psychological state where a person maybe exposed to information that does not fit into their own
and they therefore have to question everything or ignore it because it doesn't fit.
so have you been?, or do you even dare enter?
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