So, as we come out of the dark winter, the blackness, the nigredo, the place of no solace, no redemption, neither meaningful or meaningless, understanding nothing ...
the whitening begins, the white snake starts to show itself, magic, the sun rises, Philemon
Sympathy is the way of magic, of healing, sym-pathos, the field in between, the ordinary, the pedestrian. the relationship. Has to be reborn with each magician. New for each magician. See things afresh.
To see things afresh you must leave your reason, your knowing “at home”. Otherwise the film/mirror of your “knowing” is reflecting back at you and makes it impossible to go deeply into the unknown.
Not telling, not being obvious is one of the ways of magic. Do not ask questions, hold back the desire to grasp is the beginning of magic.
The unknowing is post-knowing, not beginners mind, not the childlike innocence but after knowing and then letting go of the knowing. (very tricky!)
Magic is everything that eludes comprehension. Incomprehension is hard to bear, but the more you stay away from knowing, and wait, the more ‘dreams light up’!!
Later in life magic is easier, (I LOVE this!!) It’s more natural then to de-ment. The drives are less, the hormones have calmed down.
So these are things that moved me in this session. Maybe my favorite one so far!
I love how connected to dreams and Embodied Imagination this session is.
There are only four more lectures to go, hard to believe.
Love to hear how this has been for people, in whatever ways you may have been listening, reading, reflecting.