Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Cayce’s interpretation of symbols found in the Revelation:

Someone sent this today. It's from the A.R.E. foundation--and its great stuff! just a little reminder about symbols and their importance to our growth,

Traditionally, there are four approaches to interpreting Revelation: 1) preterist, 2) historicist, 3) symbolic, and 4) futuristic. 
As the term implies, the preterist approach places the events and visions in the past, particularly to the Roman Empire of the first century A.D. The proponents of this view believe that the primary purpose of the Book is to encourage the faithful that God will intervene in their immediate struggles. The preterist view explains the symbolic nature of the text as a conscious attempt by the disciple John to hide the real meaning of the text from the authorities and the general public, keeping its message available only to the faithful. The faithful would know that the great whore of Babylon seated upon the seven hills was none other than Rome. The lamb that was slain was Jesus Christ. The bride adorned for her husband was Jerusalem, which God would soon rescue from the beast’s (Rome’s) control.
The historicist interpretation approaches the Revelation as a panoramic view of history from the first century A.D. to the Second Coming of Christ. This is the view of most of the Protestant Reformers. They believe that various symbols can be associated with various nations and events throughout time to the present and the near future, when Christ will return in glory and power.
The symbolic view maintains that the Revelation portrays the conflict between good and evil throughout the entire span of human history. The Book attempts to encourage the faithful to keep up the fight because, despite the magnitude of the challenge and depth of suffering involved in this fight, good overcomes evil in the end and reigns forever. This view does not attempt to associate the symbols with nations or events in history, but simply with the various forces that make up the good influence and the evil influence in humanity’s journey.
The futuristic view holds that from Chapter 4 on, Revelation deals with events at the "End Times," as spoken of in the Book of Daniel by the angel Gabriel. According to this view, Chapter 1 deals with the past, chapters 2 and 3 tell of things that were present and shortly followed at the time of its writing, and chapters 4 through 22 tell of things that will follow the Age of the Church during the Second Coming of Christ.
Edgar Cayce approaches the Revelation most closely to the symbolic view, but even here he takes it far beyond the normal symbolic interpretation. In fact, Cayce teaches that the whole Bible is a story that is both historic and symbolic on two levels: one very personal to each soul and the other for all souls as a group. According to Cayce, the Bible tells of our souls’ journey (individually and as a group) from our creation in the image of God for the purpose of being eternal companions to God, through the fall from grace and the loss of the Garden, up through the struggles to regain that glory that was ours "before the world was." The Revelation, according to Cayce, is a very special part of the great biblical story and should be studied as a kind of roadmap for the final spiritualization of our bodies and minds. The symbols and scenes in this mysterious book represent experiences and stages through which we pass in our struggle to awaken again spiritually and regain our close connection with God and the Garden we once shared. Cayce says that some symbols and places in the Revelation actually represent glands within our bodies and thought patterns within our minds. He explains that "the visions, the experiences, the names, the churches, the places, the dragons, the cities, all are but emblems of those forces that may war within the individual in its journey through the material, or from the entering into the material manifestation [i.e., physical body and world] to the entering into the glory, or the awakening in the spirit...."

Monday, May 25, 2015

In Search of Puella: Who is Puella?

Laura just got in touch with me and she is doing dreamwork with the 12 steps--I'm excited about her work and her blog--take a look. Her info is solid! She is an "Archetypal Dreamwork Practitioner working with individuals in an experiential exploration of the evocative intention of their dreams." Yeah--a fellow 12 step traveler develing into the subconscience.

In Search of Puella: Who is Puella?: "Puella is the Latin word for “girl”.  In Jungian purview she is often viewed as the girl who never grows up, as having a child-like demeanor, and as the feminine component within the male psyche which Carl Jung referred to in his public, professional life as "puella anima". In Archetypal Dreamwork, the girl in a dream is not an archetype per se, because she typically represents the manifestation of the dreamer's soul."

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Twenty good reasons not to worry about polar bears and climate change

Just a thought, bears as symbols..  look at bear, bare arms, bear arms, barely there, overbearing, bi-polar, bare-ass naked, teddy bear, and so on. what does the word "bear" braing to mind?

Twenty good reasons not to worry about polar bears and climate change | Watts Up With That?: "1) Polar bears are still a conservation success story — with a global estimate almost certainly greater than 25,000, we can say for sure that there are more polar bears now than there were 40 years ago "

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Celebrate #GivingTuesday |

After the insanity of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the upcoming Broke Wednesday--we need a break. The United Nations foundation started a great counter to this--called Giving Tuesday.

Although those in recovery are already known for being particularly giving, its nice to see a day set aside for this amid the holiday commercialism. Take a minute to read this and ask yourself what your "community giving" is this season. If you don't have money, then think about volunteering your time. Many kitchens for the less fortunate may need your help. Or become the bell ringer in front of the Big Box stores. Don't let this season go by without giving back to your community--

In fact, as your dreams to guide you in how to give back to your community--do it Tuesday and when others are thinking about it--it will strengthen your request.

Serving others will always bring good back to you. Read about Giving Tuesday" here.
Celebrate #GivingTuesday | The White House: " #GivingTuesday builds on the American tradition of giving back but uses technology to give this greater impact. This commemoration does not seek to coordinate funds toward any particular nonprofit or to direct volunteers to support a specific cause. Instead, #GivingTuesday is intended to encourage Americans to reflect and give back. It’s a collective moment for individual and community action."

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge-when dreams and plants mix

I had the pleasure of taking a edible plants workshop with Janice Schofiled who wrote the ever popular Discovering Wild Plants: Alaska, Western Canada, The Northwest
The workshop was informative and I learned some new recipes--but that is not why I am writing this. Janice mentioned something of interest to Dream Interpreters. It has to do with invoking dreams. Often people invoke dreams to solve problems (free download at the site) or they just want to increase the quality and vividness of their dreams.

there are herbs and other plants that you can put in your pillow to help facilitate dreaming. One of those is wormwood--pick dry and insert in pillow. Janice had picked some wormwood by they roadside, something she rarely does, but "just this time," took a short cut. After inserting it ito pillow, she began to have a series of dreams of people murdered, in accidents, she felt distraught, there was profuse bleeding in the nightmares. Plants have memories, she tells us. and I am inclined to believe her.

She mentioned the wormwood to someone and told them where she picked it, and they told her that there had been a serious car accident at that exact spot and several people were killed! She immediately knew that was what had been causing the nightmares. She discarded the wormwood and sent and picked some herbs growing by the sea and problem solved.

Remember that dreams are not always "messages" to us about our life or spirit--the horrible nightmares might be a reflection of that pepperoni pizza you ate last night, or as in Janice's case, triggered by the plant memory. that is why it is important to consider a wide array of interpretations. Dreams do not just come from one source...but multi-physical, mental, and spiritual.

Read about Tetlin here-- a great refuge (the ones who spnsored the workshop):
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge: "Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge is a dynamic landscape made up of forests, wetlands, tundra, lakes, mountains and glacial rivers bounded by the snowy peaks of the Alaska Range. This upper Tanana River valley has been called the "Tetlin Passage,""

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Drink & Dream at Your Own Risk - Blog

Drink & Dream at Your Own Risk - Blog: "You're running, running as fast as your legs will propel you. Three spectral figures chase after you, all of them hooded and cloaked. Jagged rocks and broken rubble litter the terrain. You're not sure how you got to this deserted, desolate cityscape, but you know you want to get out. Everything is so real. The dust below your feet crunches and gravel ricochets as you stampede across the tattered ground. The scene's colors are monotone, yet still eerily vibrant. Your pursuers are almost upon you. You can feel the scrape of their outstretched hands and hear the wheeze of their breathing. They've almost got you! You dodge to the side to escape their clutches and then..."

It is true that drinking may contribute to some vivid dreams. Alcohol may help you fall asleep faster, but it stops your REm sleep--which tends to interfere with your dreams--however, after you metabolize that alcohol, then you get even more vivid dreams--because you were deprived of them earlier--its a sort of rebound effect.

But in the 12 step programs--drinking isn't going to help you dream--(do I have to say I'm being sarcastic?) If you have trouble remembering your dreams, tell your subconscious that you will wake up and jot down notes after a dream--tell your mind that you WANT to remember and ask it for help--keep a recorder (iPhone) or note pad by your bed and do record your night visions...you honestly will remember if you do this...

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Friday, April 26, 2013