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Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse; Recognizing and Escaping Bullying, Manipulation and Pathological Behavior

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Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse; Recognizing and Escaping Bullying, Manipulation and Pathological Behavior

Some people may have narcissist tendencies and will quietly manipulate people so they get what they want, the perceived power positions. Groups tend to conform, the manipulator or leader - even in supposed leaderless groups -will dominate, suppress, ignore even humiliate anyone they see as knowledgeable/or does not conform to the "group norm." You can look at your own group; when anyone speaks up, is it held? Is it ignored, is it projected on, does it get met with jealousy? Is it dismissed, sidetracked and is the person managed by someone in the group? Why don't others WAKE UP to how people are being managed as if in an abusive family environment? That is the Bigger Question. Silence implies consent.

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Longing for Mystery; How Spiritual Experiences Change Your Life

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Longing for Mystery; How Spiritual Experiences Change Your Life

Yearning for Spiritual Renewal - excerpt from Alchemy the Magical Arts of the Union of Soul© Kristena West        "As souls, we long for mystery. We long for something to take us out of our lives, change us, shape us, intend us toward something better, something great, toward light, heat, passion, potency and purpose. Although we may desire this adventure into spirit, many of us fight off these experiences, as our egos consider them too threatening. Joseph Campbell, when speaking of the lure and danger of surrendering into the unconscious, says that these visions and dreams are dangerous. They are...

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Opus 1 The Nigredo All Hell Breaks Loose: Facing Evil and Going Forward Deeds of Goodness

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Opus 1 The Nigredo All Hell Breaks Loose: Facing Evil and Going Forward Deeds of Goodness

The Nigredo or the Blackening is an Alchemical state, one of the first operations in the opus or Great Work. In alchemy, the Nigredo, or blackness, means putrefaction or decomposition. Many alchemists believed that as a first step in the pathway to the philosopher's stone all alchemical ingredients had to be cleansed and cooked to black matter.  The Body or Prima Materia; the First Material-the Thing to be Worked,  to be decomposed, that is, to shift one's awareness to the inner self. The planets are both stages of the process and energies in the body to be transmuted. In the above...

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Habitual Negative Thinking Creates Thought Forms = Addictions

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Habitual Negative Thinking Creates Thought Forms = Addictions

A great Picture of an Alchemical Egregore! the Thought Form that is built when we habitually think or do something. If we give it alot of energy, the Egregore becomes "Alive" and to continue living, discharges itself against the head in order for us to engage in the activity/thinking again. ILLUSTRATION PAWEL KUCZYNSKI Poke-the Man We all know our habitual negative thought forms; worry, dread, doubt, fear, anger, jealousy, self-hatred. It's the default place we go to, to try to handle the challenges and anxieties of  life. But these continued thoughts creates habitual thinking which in turn create adapting patterns...

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