OK, so to spin directly off of my last post….the immense power of creation (and destruction) available to humans.
I’ve been pondering this whole thing in listening to the Word books because some of their teaching is a bit difficult to get a handle on. But it seems that what they are saying is falling eerily in line with what I have been shown through my dreams, my strange waking experiences with different types of consciousness and meditation, and also what I am starting to experience in normal consciousness more and more through what apparently is their “vibration” with which they’ve imprinted the books. In reading the Mastery books available so far, the teachings become more “out there” for the brain to understand, but I think I’m finally starting to see what they are saying about the power of creation within the human consciousness.
There’s a bit where they are taking about war and how we will never be able to change the concept of war with the force of will. Where we need to change it is in our consciousness (creation of a thing), and understand that the collective consciousness is, indeed, a thing. And this is where the immense power of the human being can be put to use, by its focus. (And don’t even get me started on how this all relates to Óðinn because we’d be here all day!) So take the idea of war, and the idea of separation, a “lower energy” creation through the human consciousness, and imagine that our planetary system has been wrapped up in a matrix of “lower energies” and fear for two thousand years or so, most of which were created by us and then stick around as manifested energy that some people can actually see but most can’t because of our beliefs shaped in this lifetime and impressions written into our DNA from past lifetimes and our ancestors, and these beliefs shape what we actually can see or bring into being (this gets into the concept of thoughtforms, demons and some other esoteric shit.) So if our FORCE OF WILL cannot dismantle the matrix of fear and belief in our separateness and the subsequent mistreatment of others and reinforcement of fear, this change MUST come from within our consciousness. Here’s the thing: we do not have control over another person’s will. Not ever. But here’s another thing: our individual consciousness IS enough to create new thoughtforms, weave new matrix’s that are above fear, and where the matrix lifts above the vibration of fear, and fear does not exist there. So we are ded powerful, because we each contain the spark of the creator within us. And here’s the other thing: when one starts to weave a higher vibration into being, that song is felt and heard and begins to lift all things into the higher chord. Higher chord.
Man…if you knew how fecking much this relates to the Norse mythos….it is some cool ass shit!!!!! Sound waves. Ymir. Heimdallr. The rivers. The emanations.
So…many animistic belief systems believe that the worlds, seen and unseen, are created through songs, or sound waves. Many of these stories begin with the idea of two opposing energies (ice or mist and fire or heat) coming into contact to create an immense reaction (the big bang) from this life-creating environment (that I liken to yeast) and from this reaction many rivers or emanations or sound waves are made and this is what I think is like the One Source consciousness from which all other consciousness is derived from and is essentially a pantheistic belief, but I also believe that due to this, everything is conscious (containing life force or spirit) and this is an animistic belief. I also believe that different consciousnesses can be created by our thoughts, and thus, the ideas we have of godheads (gods, goddesses, demons, other spirits, etc.) are also unique consciousnesses themselves, and are reinforced and build in power through veneration or perpetuation. This idea falls into the realm of chaos magic, which is a complicated system to understand, but basically it uses belief as its main tool to create different experiential environments for the consciousness to explore. (Read Phil Hine’s “Condensed Chaos” or Peter J. Carroll’s “Liber Null & Psychonaut” for in-depth exploration of chaos magic.)
Because we are all containers of this immense power of creation, and are linked to the one power from which it stems, we can traverse the landscape of this world and unseen worlds by accessing the “body” of this power. In the Norse mythos, this is represented as the world-tree Yggdrasill. The name Yggdrasill means “Terrible Horse” and also “Odin-Horse” or Odin AS a horse, a centaur. Odin (Óðinn) is extremely complex, but as Yggdrasill, he is the tree itself, the consciousness that can “ride” it, and this refers to both the landscape of the person (microcosm) and the landscape of the cosmos (macrocosm) and thus, this tree can be accessed to traverse the “inner” world of the Self and witness the bigger “worlds” of the Norse pantheon (if you are using the tree in a Norse context), so Yggdrasill is both the landscape (the tree) AND the vehicle (the horse you ride). One of Odin’s functions is a representation of the human consciousness, and how it is one created from many. Another one is that of the shaman, or initiate, and psychopomp (one who travels into the realm of the dead.) Another of Odin’s mysteries is his role as a berserker, which is another lengthy exploration of an excitatory state of consciousness in order to achieve certain goals. Ugh, I wrote about all of this much more eloquently in a paper I did for my Scandinavian Myths class. Ok, so I could go on and on here, but read both The Seed of Yggdrasill by Maria Kvilhaug and The Fire From Within by Carlos Castenada. Also, check out http://www.sacred-texts.com and check out some of the older and indigenous belief systems for some very beautiful stories of creation.