The Sacred Earth:
Realization of the Magical, Psycho-Physical Dimensions
Course COMP102, we identified
four different dimensions of the Greater Reality — animistic /
psycho-physical, Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine. In
this course, we study those dimensions — the etheric
and the lower astral dimensions
— associated with the animistic / psycho-physical
view, along with the practices for Realizing these
dimensions. We base our study on the understanding that we, ourselves,
are a multi-dimensional composite of elements from these different
dimensions (matter, spirit, and Consciousness), but are primarily
only conscious as the “material
part” of ourselves, and hence, primarily only conscious of
the material reality.
the animistic / psycho-physical experience (aspects of which are
shared by shamans, medicine
men, and psychics),
it is obvious that we arise as a psycho-physical being within
Nature, which has not only a “body” (the “objective reality” of
the materialists) but also a “soul”, or psyche. This Sacred Earth
is a seamless, psychic unity, populated by all manner of etheric
and psychic forces and entities beyond the merely physical, with
which we are intimately inter-connected (in a way that is not
discernable from the purely materialistic view) and to which we
can learn to be rightly, magically related (and, in so doing,
allow to be revelatory).
course concludes by studying the limitations of the purely animistic
/ psycho-physical view, relative to the ultimate human potential
of Complete Awakening from the dream of changes, material or subtle.
We lay out what developments in the etheric and lower astral dimensions
of our being are necessary and useful for supporting and quickening
our Complete Awakening.
Adi Da Samraj, The
Seven Stages of Life, The Dawn Horse Press, 2000.
- Dean Radin,
Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena,
Viewing Secrets: A Handbook, Hampton Roads Publishing
Eliade and Willard R. Trask (translator), Shamanism:
Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, Princeton University
- John Neihardt,
Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala
Sioux, Bison Books Corporation, 2003.
Penguin USA, 1994.
Therapeutic Touch: How to Use Your Hands to Help or to Heal,
G. Durkheim, Hara:
The Vital Centre of Man, HarperCollins, 1990.