Super Heroes and Mythical Creatures

Super Heroes

Pegasus

The Sphinx

Unicorn

Dragons

Pandora’s Box

Immense and Unseen Beings

Aliens

Medusa

Vampires

Werewolf Lycanthrope

Zombies

Super Heroes

No person that I know of can fly without mechanical help, can send bolts of energy to fight people with, has seen a flying dragon, or rode on a Unicorn or Pegasus, or even walked on water. But in dreams all these are possible, because all the stories about them are all created by the inner world of dreams to illustrate in symbols what we are all capable of.

Example: I was suddenly awakened by a feeling I was being attacked. Still dreaming I looked to my right and saw a strange man standing near my bed who I felt was trying to mess with my head. Reaching out I send a bolt of energy at him that exploded in his face. He immediately disappeared, but I sent several other bolts exploding after him. This amazed me because I had never done anything like that before.

Example: ‘During childhood I learned to fly in a long sequence of dreams. Each linked very clearly to the last. I would go to the nearby churchyard and in the beginning I would run along as fast as I could then jump and just manage to extend the jump by a great effort of will. In subsequent practices I managed to gradually extend the jump for many yards; and eventually I could skim along indefinitely. The next stage though was to extend my height, and this took enormous effort of will and body. I made active swimming motions and climbed, but only held altitude with great and constant concentration. With further practice still, this clumsy mode of flying was left behind as I learned to use pure motivation, decision or will to lift me into the air and carry me easily and gracefully wherever I wished. At this stage my flying was swift, mobile and without struggle.’

Example: “One night I dreamt I was on the hill behind my old “home” in Amersham. A strong wind was blowing, but it was warm, sunny, and peaceful. Spreading my arms I caught the wind in my short coat and rose up like a kite. Higher and higher I went, and I experimented with diving and gliding. Sometimes I lost the airlift and tumbled over and over, but at no point did I feel fear. I twisted and found the lift again. At one point I rose to an enormous height and saw the earth distant below me.”

Take walking on water, it says in symbolic  form that our emotions that can be stormy and difficult to deal with can be dealt with and even tamed by the immense power we hold within us, which most of us have lost contact with. I am talking about a huge force that can be contacted or allowed into ones life. Without it we are often powerless to deal with negative feelings, and so many people take the path of suicide. But with it we can meet them easily, walking over the surface of such stormy emotions.

Perhaps the only way I can begin to make this real to you is to have you consider what a seed is. But I want to remind you that all life on our planet began as a single cell. That single celled life form had eternal life, for it never died but created copies of itself, and each new copy carried the experience of all its past – so it evolved. In fact it became all the billions of plants, creatures and humans alive today.

As for the seed, I ask you to realise that any seed did not simply appear, but is the result of millions of years of life experience. So, no plant or creature grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So, the seed in your mother’s womb is as old as and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom or memories in you. But in this life you developed a new brain, and the memories you gathered this time are what you built your personality from, but beneath that is a very ancient and huge self.

That huge memory has faced every life situation, has dealt with death over and over, has mated and lived in all animal forms, and is the greatest survivor. In animals we call it instincts and animals do not face uncertainty in life choices, they simply ARE. But humans developed self awareness, and have a sense of themselves as individuals, and that comes with a huge cost attached to it. The cost is that most of us are no longer guided  by our instincts, their long and huge memory, and so often become victims of depression, madness, and feeling lost. See Programmed 

But that isn’t a new problem because it has been seen, recorded, written about for as long as humans had language and the mean to communicate. In doing so their stories are full of super heroes  and amazing creatures. The stories are all about the wonder that we carry within us that we have forgotten, persecuted, even tried to kill out. After all, what is the New Testament, the Labours of Hercules about but super heroes or heroines. Of course we have been told the stories as history, and so been deluded, when really the stories are about what we face in our lives now.

Because they were never a new story, but a new presentation of the old, old story. For example, Mithra was born in a cave, and on the 25th December. He was born of a Virgin. He travelled far and wide as a teacher and illuminator of men. His great festivals were the winter solstice and the Spring equinox (Christmas and Easter). He had twelve companions or disciples (the twelve months). He was buried in a tomb, from which however he rose again; and his resurrection was celebrated yearly with great rejoicings. He was called Savior and Mediator, and sometimes figured as a Lamb; and sacramental feasts in remembrance of him were held by his followers. Mithra appearance is dated 1400 BC.

An image of Mithra, showing his aura and glory

But long before that, Osiris was born on the 361’st day of the year, say the 27th December. He too, like Mithra and Dionysus, was a great traveller. As King of Egypt he taught men civil arts, and “tamed them by music and gentleness, not by force of arms”; he was the discoverer of corn and wine. But he was betrayed by Typhon, the power of darkness, and slain and dismembered.  His body was placed in a box, but afterwards, on the 19th, came again to life. His sufferings, his death and his resurrection were enacted year by year in a great mystery-play at Abydos.

Jan and his wife Tipuy worshipping Osiris

Yes, we are living this ancient story now in our life. Are we denying it, crucifying it, seeking it  or even opening ourselves to it? For it is discovered again in every age. See Opening to Life

In the Sixties Donovan sang a song called ‘There is an Ocean’.  To quote some of the words, he says the ocean is, “The abode of Angels, the mystical Promised Land, The one and only Heaven, the God of man, Is but the closing of an eyelid away.”

That ocean is just an eye blink away.  When you close your eyes you are in the ocean.  Of course you are never out of it.  But with open eyes and ears, you may be completely unaware of its enormous depths and dimensions.  Even with eyes closed you may be lost in the choppy ocean surface waves of thought and emotions.  So many impressions claim awareness, apparently of enormous importance.  Urges gusting from hormones, from deeply etched habits, claim attention. Donovan found a way beyond by using  psychedelics.

Pegasus

Lets start with Pegasus, the winged horse.

Here is a dream of a young sixteen year old female.

“I have been dreaming about similar dreams as this one but do not remember any except from one single dream and it hit me strongly. I dreamt about a white flying house; a Pegasus. At that time, I felt pure joy and love. I felt free, warm and lighted. But compared to this dream, in the dream about my birds I instead felt afraid and slightly irritated like I didn’t want to lose something that I hold so dearly. I didn’t feel this free and happy. I myself got a direct feeling that this dream could mean that I need to let go of the negative thoughts from the mind and free my inner bird because no bird is meant to be caged even if it is a pet. That is why I have been letting them out once a day to fly around in the room and to be free before putting them back. So, a question I would like to ask is: What could this dream actually mean with me feeling worried, being afraid and trying to caught the birds back instead of being happy and filled with joy? Is there something I may have been missed when analysing my dream?  Ariadna”

Pegasus, the winged horse can take flight from the foot of a hill because it doesn’t need to be at an altitude, it doesn’t even go left or right. It seems that it takes flight from the most blatant sexual love and passion. In fact out of that passion, out of that connection and the pain of it, it takes flight.

I realise at this point that when a man and woman have great flowing love and passion for each other it can lift up their consciousness into a new level of experience. Women seem more ready for this than men. They want to be transported by love and thereby achieve a new level of being or maturity. But usually in our society this love in some way becomes materialized or commercialized, maybe even trivialised or sexualised to the point where any transcendence is killed or broken.

The Sphinx

This depicts riddle of your existence. Why are we here? Where have we arisen from? It shows humanness emerging from the animal instinctive drives, so is therefore the human struggle to become a self aware human as we emerged from our animal background.

It shows this because it has a human face on an animal/lions body; because it is a very ancient carving, it portrays the great struggle humans go through in trying to find freedom from the animal instincts. The struggle still continues.

If they manage this the person becomes really aware of what he is dealing with, the enormous power of the instincts and how they rule ones life. A new realisation, and one not easily understood, for the person is still under the influence of the inner animal. It has lived its life from its own instincts without any thought, and is a creature of habits. Facing these and the tricks they play on the mind asks a lot. See Habits

In this period a long struggle to deal with ones instinctive self is met, and in fact the pains and troubles of ones personality occurs. He/She must harness these impulses, not repress them, because they are the basic energy and creativity within one. Because these are all instinctive and habitual reactions, they must be slowly redirected.  They involve:

  • Physical movement, so in traditional use of yoga postures the aim was to be able to sit without movement for three hours, and to do it each day for three months, because it took a long time to retrain the inner wildness. But any form of movement such as dancing, Tai Chi that requires a way to train ones body does the same, as does LifeStream and People’s Experiences of LifeStream.
  • Sexual expression is another way the instinctive self expresses. Again it should not be harnessed by repression, but by gradually leading it up the body into higher forms of energy release. See Energy Sex and Dreams
  • Hunger for food or sensual satisfaction is also instinctive. This can be seen when the first thing a new born baby wants to do after it starts to breathe, it wants to reconnect and feed from the breast. So regular fasting was an ancient method, but it should not  be done from the attitude that one must lose weight. See Fasting
  • The emotions and their instinctive expression in humans can be experienced as panic attacks, painful emotional reactions to relationships, suicidal tendencies, and generally being shattered by your emotions. This generally links with disturbed breathing patterns such as breath holding and not be able to breath smoothly. A traditional way of healing this is by using controlled breathing. Ways of doing this are – but remember, it takes time to change lifetime habits – so see 1-4-2 Breath Control and The Breath Meditation
  • The voice is another way of instinctive expression. I have met a few people who cannot stop talking, and a way to deal with it is to become aware of it and harness it. Some of the great beings who took this path of the Ox Herding tell their story.

    In 1927 Buckminster Fuller stood on the shore of Lake Michigan contemplating suicide. He said to himself: ‘I’ve done the best I know how and it hasn’t worked.’ He was still grieving the loss of a daughter who had died five years earlier; his business had just failed. He was penniless and 32 years old. He wondered how he could support his wife and newly born baby, but, after struggling with his despair for hours in the dark and the freezing wind, he decided to live the rest of life like an experiment. He wanted to discover whether the golden rule of life was dog eat dog. He would find out by seeing what could be physically demonstrated. To free his mind of conditioned thinking and reflexes he stopped talking for a year. He is now known for many, many achievements.

Fuller said that he had experienced a profound incident which provided direction and purpose for his life. He felt as though he was suspended several feet above the ground enclosed in a white sphere of light. A voice spoke directly to Fuller, and declared:

“From now on you need never await temporal attestation to your thought. You think the truth. You do not have the right to eliminate yourself. You do not belong to you. You belong to Universe. Your significance will remain forever obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your role if you apply yourself to converting your experiences to the highest advantage of others.” [10]

  • Mental activity is another escape route. It is a way people sometimes use to prevent them for experience other aspects of the mind or consciousness. Many disciplines tell people to stop thinking, to quieten their mental activity. That is one way but there is also Intuition which leads one past the age old responses. Also try Opening to Life

Unicorn

The unicorn was always linked with image of a young virgin, so the unicorn represented male sexual impulse but of a magical type. It was magical because if the virginal  influence, because the virgin in mythology represents the possibility of dropping preconceptions, thus attaining an inner virginity and thus being receptive to the unseen or unconscious side of self.  This means that when we become empty of preconceived ideas we can receive and conceive, and even give birth to, an extraordinary impulse or power that can open us to a new life and purpose. See How I Became A Virgin

Therefore, what is received in that way, transforms the animal sexual impulse to a creative and caring impulse. So having a virginal mind opens huge possibilities. When we experience this personally, the child we conceive is the union between the receptive conscious self and wider awareness – between you and Life within you. This receptivity and virginity of mind leads to the birth in oneself of a force or activity that gradually transforms and enlarges ones life and experience. In the west we call what grows in us ‘The Christ’. Other cultures give it different names.

Dragons

Dragons are very important, the are a huge part of stories, films  and peoples dreams, as seen in the series Merlin, How to Train Your Dragon, the film The Sorcerers Apprentice, Pete’s Dragon and many others.

But dreams are the place to really understand the enormous power dream dragons hold either of personal psychological illness or amazing transformation.

“In the dream I entered a cave and I saw a dragon resting inside, it woke up, saw me and we stared at one another for a moment and then it moved and I saw a sack of diamonds and diamonds over flowing, coming out from the cave wall, it looks like the dragon was guarding it.”

The dragon depicts the massive and irrational forces of the unconscious, the life urges and untamed fears and sexuality that one must face and deal with in order to gain the treasure of potential locked in sexual, mental and emotional energy, which is a treasure that does not rot, as with diamonds it lasts for ever..

The Christian tradition, that describes the enormous and terrible fight with the Devil, with the dragons we hold within us, paints a tragic picture of an enormous struggle with our own basic life giving energies.

It shows a never ending fight with our own nature. The picture shows this in St. George killing the dragon. A woman’s dream depicts this struggle, also her courage to actually integrate what she was horrified of.

“This dream I had few years ago but can’t get it out of my head ever since, I know it’s very important and related to my spiritual path.

So, I am holding a rope attached to the tail of a humongous black hooded dragon. I am struggling to hold on, it looks like we’re inside the earth, there’s dirt, mud and rocks everywhere and the Dragon seems like swimming in it. The dragon tries to throw me away with its tail but can’t do it, then he/she tries to eat me and appears as if she/he is chasing its tail, but can’t. The terrain is so rough and she/he can’t shake me off even though I am less than a mosquito to her/him. This goes on for a while but not for a moment I think of letting go.

Then the terrain starts to get softer, less rocks, more mud, the dragon does not fight as aggressively now and I start to climb the rope getting closer to the body. The terrain gets even softer and now water appears. Finally, I reach the dragon’s body, its colossal; I can hardly catch on to one scale. Now I’m on its back and we’re into water, the experience from horrifying becomes adventurous and then pleasant. I’m climbing its back slowly and it becomes easier by the moment, then we are out of the water and flying in the air, it’s wonderful. The air starting to get thinner there is no resistance at all and the colours are becoming so vivid and psychedelic, it’s ecstatic. Finally, I reach the head and I see its beautiful face it is rounded, thorny with fantastic yellow eyes. Awe is not enough to describe that moment, I feel warm safe and loved. I don’t remember any words only this endless bliss.”

So that is part of the treasure we can reach if we dare to continue against odds.

(I have a secret smile because the dragon in the St. George painting seems to be only a baby ).

Other nations have very different views of the dragon. In Wales their flag is a triumphant statement of the dragon nature. It shows a very alive and vigorous red dragon, and stands for the passion of the nation. See Origins of Welsh Nation

The Chinese in particular have a great regard for the dragon, and see it and, “revere it as representative of the primal forces of nature, religion and the universe. They associated it with wisdom—often said to be wiser than humans—and longevity. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and are often associated with wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are also said to be capable of human speech. In some traditions dragons are said to have taught humans to talk.” Quoted from Wikipedia.

Here  is an image of the Chinese dragon looking very alive and virile. The people of China have a long held belief that they are descendents of the dragon, a tradition that is firmly embedded in their culture and one that is encountered across all aspects of Chinese society and in the minds of its people. Whereas in western cultures the dragon is usually regarded as a symbol of malevolence, in China it is held in high esteem for its dignity and power for good.

From primitive times people have regarded the dragon as an auspicious creature with the power to bless and influence their lives.

 Pandora’s (Jar) Box

I have witnessed this on several occasions. Like all Greek Myths it is a story about the human mind and the things we may meet if we dare to live a full and adventurous life, one that challenges the ‘normal’ and so breaks through the conventions and niceties most people are trapped in and live by.

If you dare to break through these niceties and rules you find yourself in the world the Greek myths graphically describe, the hidden world within us below normal awareness, the unconscious.

Carl Jung says that, “When respect and obedience to law keeps you from seeing god.”

This ‘seeing’ means that just under the surface of your human personality is a level of yourself called the unconscious, a level of your mind or awareness where you have hidden from, repressed, all you hurtful or shameful experiences; all your childhood trauma and hurts, all that you haven’t faced in yourself.

In general though a widening of experience occurs, and what is common to many people is that many turn back because of fear. This is because in opening themselves to experience more of themselves they meet a much large self. For no plant or creature grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So, the seed in your mother’s womb is as old as and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom or memories in you. But in this life you developed a new brain, and the memories you gathered this time are what you built your personality from, but beneath that is a very ancient and huge self.

Many people as their awareness reaches beyond what they feel is their normal self feel scared. Such resistances cause us to create awful dreams and fears as a means of avoiding our own inner world and its wonders. We feel that we will be swallowed up and we will die. It is important to say that when we meet the experience of powerlessness through becoming aware of the hugeness of your Life, which we are usually unaware if, it feels like something alien or attacking, and it is a shock. See Opening to Life

So Pandora’s Jar is the opening to all the things we haven’t faced in ourselves. I doing so we meet all the ‘evil’ we haven’t redeemed in our own life. She is a woman because women are, in their own body, the foundation of life, intuition and creativity.

Pandora means  the “gift”, thus “the all-endowed”, “all-gifted” or “all-giving” – not the giver of evil at all – realise the evil is live spelt backwards, an so is all that we have not lived fully and so becomes sickness within us. She gives everything, evil in us, pain we hold onto, but also our own Wonder.

But hope is at the bottom, for beneath the level where we store all our traumas and unlived  emotions there lies a world where pain, fear of death and emotional hurt disappears; that is the gift Pandora brings, for she brings all things; the wonder of our own infinite potential. See Potential

Fairies – Little People – Leprechauns

In dreams and our inner life we tend to put pictures or images collected from everyday experiences to put an interpretation on what we meet in life that has no form, like electricity or forces of nature such as gravity. We do this because we tend to have an experience of the world based on our body senses, and our dreams and awareness are from a very different environment or dimension, so we tend to put such awareness in images and ideas we understand.

So, natural forces or processes, such as electricity, gravity, cohesion, magnetism, the unconscious, we tend to express pictorially – so the hugeness of the unconscious and life force can be illustrated by the dragon. But the fairy might also be a process or realisation within yourself which when we contact we also put  it in imagery, such as a fairy, little people, angels or even dark things.

What many people fail to understand is that people who have second sight/psychic vision are all experiencing the dream process breaking through into our waking awareness. So, I see all psychic phenomena as arising from the dream process breaking through or being allowed through while awake or in a semi awake state. I have experienced speaking in tongues, hearing voices, seeing visions and they were all normal everyday experiences as far as I was concerned – because I understood them and worked with them. See Psychic faculties in dreams – Intuition – Many Ways Of Using It

Immense and Unseen Beings

My most impressive meeting with immense beings, beings that maybe have never had physical bodies, or have developed beyond the need for a body, was a dream I experienced on January of 2003; it was truly an amazing dream. In it I was walking home at night in the countryside, and I looked up at the night sky, and saw with wonder that huge stylised figures made of thousands of stars danced across the sky from horizon to horizon.

The figures truly were huge and living, although made of thousands of stars. It took me a long time to enter deeply into this dream, but when I did I met what I have called the Star Beings. I recognised them as what ancient cultures have called the gods. But they were in no way like the strange portrayals of the ancient gods we see in films and drama; powerful caricatures of human beings with amazing powers. These beings did not have human form with crazy quirks, angers and desire for power that humans have. I experienced them as the spectrum of fundamental forces and energies that work together to create the universe.

As the gates of my dream opened I became aware of meeting actual beings. I knew in a direct way that these beings were the very substance and processes of our universe. Literally, the air we breathe, the water we drink is a part of their ‘bodies’. But we must not think of them as like us in the way we have a body.

However, these forces that usually we take as somehow inanimate or without awareness, like the force of gravity or the energy pouring out of the sun, I experienced as having awareness and intelligence. I knew them as existing in the water we drink and the air we breathe because they are the very stars and planets. I knew them as our real parents, of whose body we take into us to exist. I knew them as the beings we are constantly hurting through our destructive relationship with nature. They explained to me that we have not yet fulfilled our role, a role that placed us as the custodians of life on Earth. Also I realised, not through speech, but through a process of direct insight, that they are what we have named the Zodiac.

Modern astrology is a real sham. It doesn’t help us to connect with this underlying harmony and find our place in the cosmic scheme of things. It has become a type of fortune telling, a parade, and entertainment. So often it is advertised in connection with your “love stars” — a sort of erotic titillation. It’s true nature is far beyond that. It is a story in symbols of our emergence from these great beings, and a statement of the part they play in the changes and processes of life on earth and social events.

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At times I experienced other types of powerful beings. As an example at one time I felt myself in a quiet space. I was back in the big space of the mind, and I sensed a huge presence, something big that I could not yet define. I realised that most of my life I had explored this ocean of the mind alone.

Meeting the Huge Within

Then the huge unknown began to enter into my awareness. I felt the presence of an enormous creature rising to the surface of something like a swamp or a body of water, obviously my mind is using images gathered from everyday life. At first I thought it might be a whale, but as I paid attention to what was happening it defined into a huge crocodile.

This huge creature looked at me and said, “Tony, join me.”

I laughed at this because it was so huge, and with so many associations of swallowing things, that I said something like, “What do you mean join you? Don’t you mean that you want to eat me?”

The creature replied to me, “No. No, it’s not like that, I’m just like a submarine. I have all these lives in me. I have many, many lives in me. I am life. I contain the many. You can swim this ocean alone Tony, if you wish. Or you can join me, you can join the many. You can always, if you choose to live your independent life again, leave us.”

I laughed here because I had the image of me being independent, stripping off, diving over the side of the boat into the ocean and swimming off. It is something I have often done in the sea, swimming long distances alone, or off to an island out to sea, by myself.

I began to give myself to that great creature which I now understood as what Carl Jung called the collective unconscious, the unity of lives. It felt as if it was absolving me, much as I had experienced earlier on. (One of those strange and beautiful, and also moving coincidences just happened. I am reading this in using voice recognition, and it is proving to be very accurate. But in the sentence where I said that I felt it was – and the word was supposed to be absorbing me – the software used the word absolving. And here I am again, back in the ocean, weeping as I know there is no judgement on the life I have led so alone and cut off.)

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The next encounter was much clearer in showing what was actually involved.

I was led into a large official type building by a woman who was leading me and slightly pulling. Inside the front door of the building was a wide passageway probably about 15 or 20 feet wide leading straight ahead. Not far along this corridor something completely filled the space in front of us. It looked like frog’s spawn, but much more ethereal, perhaps like patterns of energy with just a little material substance.

With no real hesitation the woman and I walked into this wall of energy. I believe we knew more or less what would happen – that we would be absorbed and become wholly a part of this life form. As we walked into it I was trying to analyse what was happening and what it felt like. I lost all sense of my body as a dense form, but I could still feel my partner’s hand in mine in a very delicate way – again like energy playing upon energy. I could feel that the energy had totally penetrated me and was working on me in a healing way that would transform all of me. My impression was that thousands of individuals had merged to share their abilities and being with me, and I was sharing with them, forming an amazing wholeness. We were one huge being, yet maintained our awareness of our individual existence. It felt very healing. Also, I felt that we could decide upon our own movement, and it seemed as if we were still walking within this life form. So, I knew we could walk out again and return to our solid body form.

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The next description is an example of the huge dilemma or paradox, for our body senses tell us that we are separate and alone, yet when we explore the depths of our mind we often discover that we are not separate.

So, this is quite a strange response in a way because in the past I have fully given myself to God and yet here I was hesitating because of the sense of other dimensions and beings in those dimensions.

However, what happened was incredibly interesting. It was like being led to stand on the edge of something, on a border or frontier. On my side of the frontier was what I called myself. On the other side was something that I felt to be as yet unknown. Then gradually a knowing arose in me of what was beyond the frontier. I understood what it was I was opening to. It arose as if I were talking to myself. I was saying, “What am I giving myself to? What am I opening myself to?” Then it was as if I were answering my own question. “Listen to me Tony. It is yourself. There is nobody else is there? I am your potential self, trying to free you. You are opening to the highest in you. In the wider self there is only one being in the universe. There is nobody else. You are opening to yourself.”

Breaking through to the new

This points to a huge misconception by almost everybody because when we view such experiences from our body’s experience of time and three dimensional life, everything is seen as separate and outside them. So people’s experience of meeting angels, spirits good or evil, of aliens, being attacked by animals or even projecting from their body, while it is true from a body perspective, is completely experienced differently when seen from the timeless and space-less side of us.

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Part of the difficulty is that when experiencing such things, they enter into the dimension of dreams in which they appear to experience things as an external reality.  Such dimensional switching often produces a bleed through from the third dimension of waking experience. It bleeds through to the dream dimension that can be called the fourth dimension – as there is in borders of countries where people ‘bleed through’ without even understanding the language or customs of the new country. The ‘bleed through’ is experienced as things that are often seen as not possible by the science of the day, or explained as an illness – because they have not learned the language. They are visions, hearing voices, having intuitions of things that cannot be accounted for by our physical senses; apparently travelling to distant places and witnessing events there yet the person has not physically been there; also, the psychic phenomena often called spiritualism; also, the sense that one is possessed by or contacting or threatened by discarnate beings, strange dreams, and nightmares. See Waking Lucid Dreaming

In trying to understand such paradoxes it is helpful to know something of the Big Bang, which scientists tell us was the start of our physical universe. At that moment it is stated that time and space began. That suggests that there was a condition before that where there was no time and no space – eternity. Unfortunately the same mistake of bleed though is made in understanding eternity as with what was said above – we think of eternity as being  a long ‘time’, but we have an experience of timelessness.

Also it is shown in the charts of the Big Bang that the universe was in complete darkness and it took 300,000 years before light appeared – this is so like Genesis, ‘Let there be light’. See Secret Bible

Aliens

As human mammals we tend to expect everything to be almost the same as us, so we tend to think every other type of intelligent creatures must have physical bodies, and travel in mechanical highly technological machines to contact us. So our search for other species is always very physical with physical type searches. Also when we look to our evolution we tend to still see it as mechanical as artificial intelligence in physical bodies, genetic engineering, cybernetics, and so on. Those are all possible, but there are other possibilities of human contact with other type of intelligences.

The following is a simple example of meeting a non physical  being.

TheBeing: ‘Your race is linked with older races who had a much fuller awareness, and your organs that deal with the advanced awareness have atrophied, but the organs are still in you. They are now vestigial organs. When you start to really love these organs begin to develop. Other activities bring life to the other vestigial organs.”

T: “What we call love today I see as almost an infantile expression of need. So, I guess you’re talking about a form of love that doesn’t attempt to possess or control the person loved. Did I feel a pure love for J? No I didn’t. So, why did it have the effect on me? She was an alive, intelligent and attractive female who was calling to me, and I was completely holding back all my response. She said to me one day, ‘Tony, are you going to come to me? Are we going to make a baby or not?'”

TheBeing: “What an amazing thing to say to somebody – that you want to create a baby with them.”

T: “So, this little vestigial tissue was awoken by that beautiful woman, and by my not responding – not responding sexually. And then what happens?”

TheBeing: “That caused you to put your head up above the level of your physical body and you came to the notice of the Gardener. You woke up. As a human being you have woken up. You are not just living on automatic, going about life out of your instinctive, social or instinctive urges. The pain has woken you up.”

T: “My God, I have that pain all the time. I had to find a way of dealing with it. So, I guess it was that pushing me towards delving into myself and waking up more fully. That is the path. So, it led me to start to clear out all the old channels and that enables the energy.”

“Somewhere about here the being who was explaining to me about the vestigial organs had touched me. I can say that in a few words – it touched me. But the experience was something that I find difficult to describe. First of all I was aware of a being who lived without any apparent physical form and in the dimensions that I do not know. It was communicating with me, then suddenly it touched me. This was perhaps something like being electrocuted, except that it was not at all painful or destructive. Every part of me seemed to vibrate as an enormous charge of influence hit me. I had no awareness of having a physical body because it felt as if for moments I was transformed into existing in a new way. During that period there was no need to breathe and it felt as if my being was frozen in a physical sense. I have no idea why that being touched me or what happened when that huge hit of energy was in me.

It then explained to me that because of what we humans are doing to the earth it was necessary to use some humans as channels for the passage of energy into the physical world. When it started communicating to me the things we were doing to the earth I at first thought it was going to lay blame on us and suggest we were causing a crisis. It seemed immediately aware of what I was thinking/feeling and communicated what felt like a smile, though there was no face or body to be aware of. Then it communicated to me that – my words – it was no big deal and they would deal with it. That the problem was not simply with what we were doing to the earth. The problem was that what we were doing brought the earth out of harmony with the rest of the solar system. I had some sense of harmonics in the relationship between the planets, and understood that the passage of energy through humans was to help balance the earth again in harmonic relationship.

I felt at this point that it was important to explain to people about these residual organs, to explained that we all have them, and ways of awakening them. Using the meditational approach without really understanding what you are doing is not all that helpful. Europeans need to understand what they are doing and why. They do not have the inbuilt sense of connection with what are called the gods, or the spiritual world. They need to understand the mechanics of their action. That is partly why I am being given this information.

Why did they need to awaken? What I am given to understand is that once those organs start to function it begins to transform the body. New energy or different levels of energy flow through the body. Sometimes the person feels themselves vibrating either as they meditate or sleep, and this is a sign of that new energy. It also shows that in some way, as suggested in the analogy of the seed, when the seed produces a stem and pushes above the soil, it can take in the energy of the sun. So, as these organs unfold in a person they become almost like leaves that taking this new energy.

There is something on my mind about all this. I am struggling with a concept – it is a social concept – that is difficult even to tell you (referring to R). The bloody inhibitions we have about ourselves because of social constraints. Here I am really struggling with this sense of the person l I was to communicating with. I really felt almost something like fear that if I said what was happening I would be seen as mad in some way.”

Medusa

Medusa is shown as a female, and because she is a figure from the inner worlds, depicts the feeling, emotional and creative side of humanity. But creation is many sided, for in the beginning of Genesis, all was in darkness. Then light was created. So creativity can be of darkness and light, for both are necessary for the dual world we exist in.

Whatever emerges from the head suggests the thoughts and feelings discharged by the being. The snakes often have a dual purpose in us. So the snakes energy is like the electricity in a house, so can be heat, power, sound or vision, and lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake represents our sexuality; in others the rising of that energy up our body to express as digestion – the intestinal snake – or as the creative or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts, even disease. In the throat it becomes the destructive or constructive speech and language – expressed or repressed feelings and speech. In the head it becomes thinking, perception and higher cognition.

But the snakes emerging from Medusa’s head are definitely destructive and she represent her anger and malicious emotions which if  seen can cause a paralysis of your own flow of life.

The book Female Rage: Unlocking Its Secrets, Claiming Its Power by Mary Valentis and Anne Devane notes that “When we asked women what female rage looks like to them, it was always Medusa, the snaky-haired monster of myth, who came to mind … In one interview after another we were told that Medusa is ‘the most horrific woman in the world’ … [though] none of the women we interviewed could remember the details of the myth.”

Jung’s comment is, “In dreams a mirror can symbolize the power of the unconscious to
” mirror ” the individual objectively — giving him a view of himself that he may never have had before. Only through the unconscious can such a view (which often shocks and upsets the conscious mind) be obtained — just as in Greek myth the Gorgon Medusa, whose look turned men to stone, could be gazed upon only in a mirror.” Below, Medusa reflected in a shield (a painting by the 17th century artist Caravaggio)

Also Beth Seelig analyses Medusa’s punishment from the aspect of the crime of having been raped rather than having willingly consented in Athena’s temple as an outcome of the goddess’ unresolved conflicts with her own father, Zeus.

True, in dreams such poisonous feelings are often not expressed outwardly and become the poisonous snake.

A dream told me by a woman I met in Mexico. She said that she dreamt a large snake was crawling up the bed and then bit her on her left breast. She said she then tried to suck out the poison.

In the destructive aspect the snake represents the poisonous thoughts and emotions that can destroy us. We tend to depict this snake biting or attacking us, even though we have ourselves given rise to such poisonous emotions as hate and guilt. Because our life energy flows into thinking and emotions, we are in this way directing the creative force of life. Directing it negatively has the power to bring illness and death, for we are dealing with the power of life and death itself.

I asked her to explore the dream by imaging herself as the snake, feeling it biting her. The result was that a story unfolded. She had felt, rightly or wrongly, that her husband had been unfaithful, and she had felt bitter and vengeful. But instead of expressing those feelings they had turned inwards and poisoned her, leaving her depressed. So the snake was an image of her poison biting her and poisoning her life. So do not be afraid of a snake biting you. It is not dangerous. The dangerous part is avoiding the bite, because the poison stays in you unmet.

Vampires

Many vampire fears or dreams are centred around all the vampire films now produced. Any fear of being possessed or attacked by an influence are actually a way of expressing ones own fear of the unknown and unseen. There are sometimes also a response the dreamer’s spontaneous life process being met and are interpreted as being taken over by a vampire, demon or even an alien. The reason is that we have now experience of such spontaneous interventions.

Example: I hurried away to find a police station to report this situation. When I found the police station I went in and said to them that they had some strange people in the town that seem to be like vampires, wanting people’s body or blood. There were four or five policemen in the police station, and they looked at me unsympathetically, their faces gradually changing. I began to recognise the same situation in them as with the dog and the man. They looked at me and told me to get out and mind my own business. They said that if I wasn’t from a country that would cause a fuss if I were to disappear, they would lock me in a cell and nobody would hear of me again.

I hurried out of the police station feeling, not terrified, but certainly anxious and worried about what was happening. I was still walking along the roads in this town that looked as if it were in Central Europe somewhere, not at all modern in its buildings or feeling. As I walked another dog began to follow me. This one looked aggressive and seem to be excited by my anxiety. I made the mistake of starting to hurry away, and the dog bit at my calf while my back was to it. I now turned to face the dog and it backed away but certainly did not run away. It was waiting to see what I was going to do. I had no weapon and could only stand and face it, wondering if the situation would now degenerated with other dogs or people starting to surround me. As I was thinking this, and noticing people watching from behind; stores or through windows, a young woman came toward me with a stout broom handle and drove the dog of. She took my arm and told me to hurry and come with her. She said I was in danger if I did not.

She took me to her home, which was very basic, stone walls, stone floor, open fireplace. In her home she dressed my wound that was bleeding but not too badly, and would hopefully soon heal.

I asked her what was happening in this town that the people were so strange. She told me that the war and difficult times had done awful things to people giving them strange and extraordinary needs. She said they recognised in me something I did not realise I had, and wanted it from me. As she said this she was kneeling bandaging my leg and looked up at me, and I could see in her face the same hunger and strangeness as in the faces of the others.

She could see the recognition in my eyes and stared at me tears forming in her own eyes. “Please don’t be afraid of me,” she said. “I am needy too, but not in the awful way some of the townspeople are.”

She began to cry and look at me with great longing and earnestness. As she did so, to my astonishment her whole body and face began to change into that of a young girl of about 12 or 13. She stood up and reached her arms out to me to hold her. I could feel the pain and desperation, her need for love. I began to recognise this painful need was behind what I had glimpsed of her own inner vampire. I took her into my arms and held her. I felt a tremendous sexual stimulus, as if I were still holding the woman as well as the child. But somehow I knew that I must allow this feeling without acting upon it. And as I did so the girl relaxed in my arms as if she were exhausted and began to slip into sleep. I discovered her bedroom, tucked her into the bed and lay down beside her on top of the covers and also fell asleep. When I awoke in the morning she was still asleep, but now a young and very attractive woman again.

The above example is an excellent description of what makes a vampire in the inner world of dreams, and to some extent in the waking world. But in the book Beggar Among the Dead by Hans-Ulrich Rieker, he describes a scene which he witnessed of a slinking human living among the sick in India living in extreme poverty going from person to person sucking their blood. It seems the answer is either love or lack of a caring society.

Gradually, as a child reaches the tremendous task of becoming independent of the  mother and father, over the years, a tentative ego, or sense of individuality and separateness develops in the healthy child.  This can be seen in the child’s growing ability to be separated from the mother and family, and eventually to actually leave home. These are difficult points in life.  As this delicate separateness arises, the child frequently feels invaded by the being of the mother, father and others. Invaded in the sense that its own will, desires, feelings, are swamped by those of mother or father.  Very often, in finding these feelings during dreams or self-regulation, the image of a vampire, werewolf, witch, dragon or devouring monster or swamp arises to describe this aspect of our early relationship with our parents.

Also feeling that you are losing your very life force to someone or taking energy and life from someone else. Sometimes sex is felt as this. The umbilical connection in the womb is sometimes felt as the life giving connection that if cut off prematurely, is such a loss that expenditure of energy in sex may be felt as vampirism.

“Here was the foundation of my experience of connection with another being. My experience was that I have not grown beyond the point of only being able to receive. So, when my body grew and started the connection with another being through sex, the deepest part of me only knew how to connect in the process of receiving. It had not developed the point where it could in any way give. It had not developed anything to give. So, my sexual experience was one of being ripped apart, of being vampirised, of being sucked dry of the energy that I needed. As I saw this, as I understood this, I felt that perhaps if that part of me that I have now contacted could grow and develop, there may be a time when connection through sex would lead to a very different experience.”

In his book Dreams and Nightmares, Hadfield suggests that crab, spider and vampire dreams depict the internal bodily feelings connected with orgasm. The crab, he says, portrays the tension in the abdominal muscles which produce a gripping sensation. The relaxed, perhaps ‘washed-out’ feeling of fatigue following orgasm, are shown as the sprawling legs and soft underbelly of the spider image. Therefore the blood being sucked dry by the vampire figure is an excellent description of what is experienced.

 Werewolf Lycanthrope

Within ourselves there often lurk the most awful fears and feelings. Usually these monsters were hatched out of early childhood experiences at a time when we could not easily understand or deal with what was happening to us. Difficulties may have occurred when we felt overwhelmed by being anaesthetised, or by a demanding or threatening parent. Something felt as if it were overwhelming us or taking over who we were.

 

 

For instance, research has shown that the horror of some haunting and repetitive ghost dreams, had as their base the fact that while the person slept as a child a parent would creep into the bedroom on some errand. The child, hearing noises it couldn’t account for conjured awful fears. Our werewolves and walking dead are just as much creatures we have given life to. Unfortunately, our emotions are very real, and the monsters we create really do influence us, so need to be met and their twisted life taken from them and used in a more constructive way. See: Vampire; Animals.

 But the tales of a human being turning into a wolf are very old, and possibly started because most tribal people used to put on animal skins during hunting, rituals or battle. The picture above shows a Viking warrior with a wolf’s skin on, and on the right a Native American hunter wearing a wolf skin.

The picture shows hunters using deer skins to get closer to the deer

Wearing such skins often repressed the social taboos and the wearer could act like a wild animal, making them into fierce warriors or frightening human animals.

Zombies

This is about something you sense in yourself or others that is moved by other than human and conscious motives. It is like being asleep and sleep walking, there is no sense of any response there. Or at least they are moved by urges that control them and they are controlled by. This is something like we meet when we see people moved by habits, by propaganda, by religious bigotry or political brain-washing.

In a sense we are all zombies, or have a part of us that is a zombie. It is because we are all programmed and what we do is not from our real selves. If you find it difficult to believe read Programmed and childhood

But the basic of it seen from the inner world is that we live a life that is so repressive that we bury or kill parts of our own nature and beauty and then meet them as monstrous figures or fears.

ZOMBIES – I HAVE BEEN ONE

A friend had recently visited my wife and I, and had asked if the house was haunted. A couple of nights later I dreamt that my wife was asleep beside me and I was sitting up in bed with my friend’s words in mind. So I challenged any such ghosts to show themselves, feeling I could handle them. Nothing happened so I lay down thinking I had solved the problem – there were no ghosts.

Quite soon afterwards, still dreaming, the sound of a door creaking open made me sit up. Then from behind me two black men who looked as if they had risen out of a grave with flesh peeling off them approached me. I quickly made the sign of the cross and said some holy words and the figures disappeared.

I lay back again thinking it was a good thing I knew how to get rid of them. But as soon as I settled to sleep again the door creaked open and the two figures appeared once more. This time all my hand waving and holy words had no effect on their advance, and their hands closed around my throat and I woke screaming in terror.

Yes they were zombies of the worse kind. My wife, feeling my fear, got up and we switched on all the lights.

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That was about 1958, and as I knew nothing about exploring dreams at that time I did nothing about it. But soon afterwards I started practicing yoga. I realise looking back that it was the the breathing control and fasting that were part of what worked and helped me to meet what was behind the nightmare. I could see that each of these were ways of struggling with my instinctive drives.

I had repressed my sexual feelings so severely, that for eight of my teenage years and early twenties, I had no sexual release at all. I had killed and buried my youthful feelings and they had rotted inside me. Now in my early twenties, not knowing how to love – just having sex without any love – I had called up the terrible things I had created. That is what zombies are – the life in us that has been crucified. There are plenty around, and coming alive again was extremely painful.

The Living Dead

 

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