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The ‘Wisdom of the Archetypes Method‘ of self-discovery and healing is very different from what people are used to experience, as sadly they immediately think of ‘fortune telling’. Unlike Fortune telling, the Wisdom of the Archetypes Method uses only the 22 Major Arcana, the original ones, and their very own vision of life are clear opposites and this is not without STRONG consequences…
Fortune telling is based on FEARS. We have many fears: Fear of not having, of failing, of suffering, of dying, etc…Our society is making us full of fears, as it promotes a world of competition, where we are fighting for wealth and goods, whose scarcity is controlled by interests groups. The economy is based on debt and not the sharing of wealth and though creates all our suffering and un-satisfaction. So, as we are growing fearful as we can measure the gap between what we are and what we have and the never ending crave for what we are not and what we do not have. This craving creates an emptiness that keeps us ‘in a mental prison’ and we do not see our situation…So we need to peep into the unknown, in order to reassure ourselves that ‘everything will just be fine‘, becoming what mister Gurdjieff would call: ‘the disease of tomorrow’ !
The Wisdom of the Archetypes Method comes from a very ancient lineage of doctors and scientists, who were studying the wonders of nature. Alchemy, astrology, homeopathy, were branch applications of these researches. These wise men and women that can be traced to the middle east, especially Alexandria in Egypt and Constantinople before the ottoman rule, now modern day Istanbul, Turkey. Their knowledge based on the basis that: ‘As above, as below’, is the fruit of their studies of the correspondences between the very big and the very small. As the philosopher and mystic Pascal points, man is in the intersection of two infinites…We are living simultaneously at the bigger level, participating to the maintenance of the universe and the smaller level, our biological and natural life. All is about correspondences between the cosmic and the atomic levels.
Man is the living interaction of these forces, subject to the laws of the universe, our planet, laws were causes produces effects. We are submitted to these laws, such as gravity, inertia, where every thing is a logical result of an action. It is not because we don’t see something that it doesn’t exist. Gravity is an example: We see its effect in a object falling but we do not see the actual cause.
Besides the material solid world, a world of energy is surrounding us. Dynamic, patterns, types, features are the fruits of invisible laws that causes them to happen to create a given result. The world is governed with such forces that can be identified as ‘Archetype’, such as creation and destruction, attraction and repulsion, harmony and disharmony, etc…Images are powerful vessels to convey such forces and explain their specificities. One can say that the Universe has attributes and these archetypes are expressions of them, using the power of images. A synthetic image has the power what the speech or the written cannot convey, the power of immediate recognition by the person, without the interference of the mind and the emotions through the perceptive door of vision.
This physics of the invisible is manifested through the use of the Wisdom of the Archetypes Method, due to their representative powers to reveal in a transparent way the dynamics and their logic. If we can learn to recognize these logics and to understand their consequences, we can better use our judgment and having explored all possibilities, we are free to choose the best for us. This is real freedom. The future is written by us and is a suite of logical decision and their consequences. In the fortune telling system, we study the most probable possibility and making it happen, as there is no other alternative to challenge it and that future is a default future, not the result of a conscious choice. In not choosing, we condemn ourselves to the laws of determinism and fatalism. We are also not using our freedom to choose. We just want to believe that ‘one day’ we will be ok…But were is the efforts, the ‘enablement’ of one’s self to be ‘in charge’ of our life? This is the heart of the difference between the Wisdom of the Archetypes Methods and fortune telling.
We choose to give up our freedom and hand it over to the best bidder telling us: ‘don’t worry, everything is going to be ok’ holding our hand (and at the same time emptying our pockets and taking all our money…). It takes a great amount of courage to resist the way our society has been ‘ engineered ‘ so that we give up our selves to the sirens of drowsy dreams of the consummation society. It takes a great amount of courage to stand back and assess the situation and start questioning the way we are living and our irresponsible life choices…Fortune telling is an accomplice of those who don’t want you free, in maintaining you into all these little and big fears that makes us ‘malfunctioning’, as escaping this ‘mental prison’ will be the end of their usurped power over us. They want us to ‘decorate’ our prison cells and not that we escape, but escaping is our first duty : We need to wake up from this hypnotic state and struggle to see ‘reality’ as is and build on firm foundations, not just shadows in a cavern, as society has become.
The Wisdom of the Archetypes Method helps us to see reality, ‘as is’ and this is where its self-healing powers are, in revealing the invisible mechanism and the physics of our world and our actions. Seeing is the door, the active, cathartic agent, for acceptance, recognition and atonement. By understanding the dynamics in our life, by getting acquainted with our gifts and the need for a balanced exercise of them, we become in charge, we become responsible and we can then fully participate to the peaceful and harmonious global maintenance of our common world, as a true human being.