THE DREAMING

300px-Antonio_de_Pereda_-_The_Knight's_DreamThe Knight’s Dream ~ Antonio de Pereda

THE DREAMING

The Dreaming, or timeless time, has different meanings for various Aboriginal groups, which are divided into more than 500 tribal groups. Dreamtime refers to the belief of Australian Aborigines that the world was created during the Dreamtime, and tribes people entered this imaginal realm through altered consciousness, dreams and death.

Dreamtime is considered the final destination before journeying to reincarnation. The rules and embodiment of Creation gives meaning to the collective.

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE DREAMING

A Dreaming is a story owned by different tribes, explaining the Creation, and is passed on as it is owned when people live according to tribal law, and lore. The songs, dances, and stories are transmissions or lineages of the Songlines, Murals of Dreaming or Creation. These transmissions are not to be painted without the authorization of the Dreaming’s owner. Otherwise, it is considered stealing.

Four Aspects of Dreamtime

  • The beginning of all things
  • The life and influence of the ancestors
  • The way of life and death
  • The sources of power of life

The four aspects of Dreamtime include a condition, “all-at-once” instead of the “one-thing-after-another” time, which is beyond time and space other than everyday life. Dreamtime is experienced as the past, present and future co-existing in altered states of consciousness.

When tribal members live according to tribal rules, they are initiated through rituals, and hearing the mythology of the tribe. 

The experience of Dreamtime may sound mystical or mysterious to the Western mind. It is based on comprehension and observable facts of social and mental life, which are unfortunately held with little regard in Western society. The present is observable as a result of past actions or events. Present society is based on a foundation of past great men and women’s heroic deeds.

 In Aboriginal tribes, and many ancient races, the past heroic deeds of ancestors are remembered with great veneration.

The tribal members believed the present life, personal skills and character of all members, arose out of the deeds and life of the ancestors, and passed on to the tribe in the present, which are held in the Dreamtime, beyond shifting events happening “one-after-the-other.” The belief that each individual’s life is eternal, and pre-existed, until becoming a living being born to the mother.

 Entering the Dreamtime

 The individual who enters the Dreamtime feels no separation between themselves, and the strengths and resources of their ancestors. The limitations of time and space are overcome through Dreamtime.

 Death in Dreamtime

Death is considered a cycle of life, and one emerges from Dreamtime through birth, and returns to the timeless, only to emerge again. It is a common belief that a person temporarily enters the Dreamtime during sleep.

CONCLUSION

The Aboriginal tribes are deeply connected and dependent upon their beliefs, strength, and the identity of their inner landscape, perhaps more than any race of recent times, and the inner world is an externalization of the individual’s landscape.

Aborigines are vulnerable to anything which disrupts their beliefs, and have a great psychic sense of wholeness and identity with their tribe and environment than is common in Western individuals.

Lastly, how do you resonate with Dreamtime? Do you call, sing, chant, journal, or visualize it into your consciousness?

Further Reading

  • Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines (Mr. Chatwin explores the Australian Aboriginal custom of “singing the world out of Dreamtime”)

  • Philip K. Dick, VALIS

  • David Gulpilil’s Stories of the Dreamtime.  Mr. Gulpilil is a tribal musician, dancer, writer, actor, of aboriginal descent, and appeared in the films,

    Crocodile Dundee I and II

  • Neil Gaiman, graphic novels, The Sandman

  • Alexia Wright, Carpentaria

A CELESTIAL ORCHESTRA!

Before me there were none

and after me there shall be no more!

Sail into the dream of new worlds!

~ The Ancient Librarian

Port_Scene_with_the_Embarkation_of_Saint_Ursula_1641The eternal vox of Ireland’s Lisa Gerrard and composer Patrick Cassidy, merging as if every instrument in the ethers integrated into one enormous celestial storm of orchestral myth.  The composition, Sailing to Byzantium was inspired by the poet William Butler Yeats’ poem by the same title.

Yeats wrote the poem in 1926, at the age of around 60. It is definitive of the agony of lost youth, an abyss of pain and inevitability of old age, societal insignificance, and the spiritual and imaginative inner work necessary to remain vital.

Byzantium was an ancient Greek city that later become Constantinople. It was the center of European civilization and the source of its spiritual philosophy. Therefore, Yeats symbolized a metaphorical journey for the spiritual life by a man pursuing his visual quest of eternal life, and the conception of paradise by sailing to the Holy City of Byzantium. Byzantium is now Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey.

astral_voyage-1Astral Voyage ~ Art Image by Josephine Wall ~ http://www.josephinewall.co.uk

Sailing to Byzantium

That is no country for old men.  The young

In one another’s arms, birds in the trees

– Those dying generations—at their song,

The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,

Fish, flesh, or fowl commend all summer long

Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.

Caught in that sensual music all neglect

Monuments of unaging intellect.

An aged man is but a paltry thing,

A tattered coat upon a stick, unless

Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing

For every tatter in its mortal dress,

Nor is there singing school but studying

Monuments of its own magnificence;

And therefore I have sailed the seas and come

To the holy city of Byzantium.

O sages standing in God’s holy fire

As in the gold mosaic of a wall,

Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre,

And be the singing-masters of my soul.

Consume my heart away; sick with desire

And fastened to a dying animal

It knows not what it is; and gather me

Into the artifice of eternity.

Once out of nature I shall never take

My bodily form from any natural thing,

But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make

Of hammered gold and gold enameling

To keep a drowsy Emperor awake;

Or set upon a golden bough to sing

To lords and ladies of Byzantium

Of what is past, or passing, or to come.

Sailing to Byzantium ~ Lisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy (Album: Immortal Memory)

 

WHEEL OF FORTUNA

Jupiter is the ruling planet of the Wheel of Fortune.  The Ancient Romans regarded Fortuna as the daughter of Jupiter, and Goddess of good fortune.  It is about movement, evolution, destiny, fate, good fortune, bounty, luck and change.

ASPECTS OF FORTUNA

  • Fortuna Annonaria brought the luck of the harvest
  • Fortuna Privata fortune of the private individual
  • Fortuna Publica fortune of the people
  • Fortuna Redux brought one safely home
  • Fortuna Respiciens the fortune of the provider

Do you realize your power to create a beneficial future and trust in that vision to become master of your universe?

Do you feel lucky?

Are you ready for change?

AFFIRMATION

Great wealth, good health and happy fortune, now flow into my life!

JUPITER OPTIMUS MAXIMUS!

On June 25, 2013, Jupiter moved into Cancer, the sign of home, mother, nurturer and protector.  Jupiter is favorable in the sign of Cancer.  In your natal chart, the house of Cancer is where royal favor is bestowed.

It’s time for a new 12-year cycle, and your actions between June 25, 2013 and July 16, 2014, will create a new cycle for the remaining eleven years.

The latin meaning for Jupiter is “Iuppiter,” and represented by the Wheel of Fortune in the tarot.

The Greeks worshiped Zeus.  However, Zeus also became the God of the Romans, and was worshiped as Jupiter Optimus Maximus for courage, victory and abundance in all areas of life.

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Great Jupiter, Supreme God and Ruler of the Universe

Great Dies Pater of the Roman Pantheon

Guardian of mankind, you reign supreme

We stand before the altar of humility and gratitude to proclaim Jupiter, as Optimus Maximus of royal favors

We appeal to your power and might to grant us laser focus, and divine fortune for people throughout the world

Grant us victory and hospitality to love and share our bounty of thanksgiving in a sacred feast

Wipe away our tears of despair, and replace them with divine blessings of paramount stability

Nourish us with new horizons of warmth, luck, security, family, friendships, learning and growth

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Jupiter Optimus Maximus!

Write your petition to Great Jupiter, and watch for thunderbolts of manifestation!

SHAZAM!

ARES: GOD OF ACTION!

Wonder Woman vs. Ares battle in the film, Wonder Woman (2008).  This is an animated film worth watching!


NEW MOON IN ARIES!

WARRIOR MOON

The New Moon in Aries will hit the stage, ready for action on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 2:35 AM, PST, and 5:35 AM, EDT, at 20’41’.

A CHARIOT OF STARS

Here come the Olympian A-Team, the brave reinforcements of the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, and Uranus, a cavalry of archetypal stars leap into action, and join Aries in a theme of laser focus to open a portal into a new zone of growth.  This is a powerful call for renewed faith.

Launch a new horizon, and use this team of stars to set concentrated intentions, dreams and wishes to align with the affairs of Aries in the natal house of your chart.

Remember to thank the Super Powers for the will to forge a strategic plan of action, and fearless ambition to boldly move forward into new territory.

ARIES IN THE TENTH HOUSE

This Stellium of Stars in my 10th house of social status, true vocation, rewards and career, at 24’14’, is the Pegasus, urging me to fearlessly climb aboard, and unleash ambition to gain recognition for achievements, and manifest a new career.

  • How will you use the Super Powers to unleash ambition?
  • What is your Super Power?

Ride the energy, and manifest your dreams!

BATTLE ON ARIES!

THE SUPER POWER OF ARIES

Lucille Frances Ryan aka Lucy Lawless was born in Auckland, New Zealand on March 29, 1968, with the Sun, Ascendant and Moon in the sign of Aries, God of War.  Lucy’s Sun and Moon are part of a stellium of conjunctions in Aries that includes Saturn and North Node in the first house of Self.

This combination of Solar Fire endows Lucy with a triple arsenal of super power that includes beauty, artistic style, physical strength, leadership, originality, courage, and the strategic fuel to take action, which makes her well armored for the role of the archetypal heroine, Xena: Warrior Princess.  Lucy Lawless, as Xena exuded the super power of Aries.  Perhaps this is why the God of War yearned for Xena to become his Goddess.

Xena performed with lightening speed, using the powerful attributes of her mentor to wield a sword and chakram to battle with wizards, warlords, demons and mythic gods.

Lastly, I would vote for Lucy to portray Wonder Woman!

Aries is associated with Emperor in the tarot.

A tenacious advocate with conviction! 

SPIRITUAL ENCHANTMENT: PISCES NEW MOON

Pisces is the twelfth sign of the Zodiac, and ruled by the planet Neptune.  

The New Moon on Monday, March 11th will fall in the spiritual, mystic, creative, and sensitive sign of Pisces, at 21 degrees, 3:51 pm, EDT and 12:51 pm, PDT.

This new moon will set us adrift in a dreamlike state upon the misty waters of Neptune, floating toward dream castles, fairy dust, and water lilies.

Let your imagination flow, and dive into parallel worlds of underwater fantasy, mystery, and the magic of illusion!

Meditate, daydream, storytelling, journal, sing, listen to soothing music, compose love letters, read or write poetry, watch fantasy films, perform magic tricks, cat nap, get a foot massage (Pisces rules the feet), take a dip in the ocean, swim with dolphins, enjoy your favorite beverage while floating in a luxurious hot bath of fragrant sea salts.

Reach into the mist of the inner journey, grasp the reigns of Neptune, and allow the waves of grace to inspire and transport you into the dream realm to manifest an outer world of new beginnings.

The Pisces New Moon falls on my MC in Pisces, at 24 degrees and 14 minutes.  This New Moon will enable me to gain public recognition for my efforts and achievements.  Perhaps a new career, position, promotion, or to use current skills to transform my creativity.

Where does the Pisces New Moon fall in your chart, and what does it mean for you?

The Moon card is affiliated with Pisces in the tarot.

Allow the magic and mystery of Pisces to generate seeds of gratitude, appreciation and faith.  Pay attention to your daily fantasies and nightly dreams.  Honor Neptune, ruler of the sea, music, dance, performing arts, films, writing, poetry, painting, and dreams.

1892_Walter_Crane_Les_chevaux_de_Neptune_Horses_of_Neptune

The Horses of Neptune ~ Walter Crane

MAGNUM OPUS~ELIXIR OF THE GODS!

Enter the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus,

and create your Epic!

“Great Jupiter, I kneel before you

in humility to honor and give thanks

for the elixir of the Gods to create

the best and greatest magnum opus”

~The Ancient Librarian

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Joseph Michael Gandy~Jupiter Pluvius

Music entitled “Epic” from the Video Game – Total War by Jeff Van Dyck

AEOLUS: GUARDIAN OF THE WIND!

437px-François_Boucher_-_Kimbell_'Juno_Asking_Aeolus_to_Release_the_Winds'-1Juno Asking Aeolus to Release the Winds (1769)

~ Francois Boucher 

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