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Science 2 Sage Vancouver E d i t i o n Rose Marcus • Ve n u s Tr a n s i t

Richard Merrick • Ve n u s B l u e P r i n t

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•The Dance of the Masculine & Fe m i n i n e D i v i n e

A d a m (The DreamHealer) Jill Purce • Healing Family & Ancestors: R i t u a l & Resonance

Joyce Hawkes • Cell-Level Evolution

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Venus Transit & Healing


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Venus Transit

June 5,6, 2012

C r e a t i v e Tr a n s f o r m a t i o n , t h e R e b i r t h of Solar Feminine and the New Age

On June 5 or 6, depending on where on the planet you live, Venus will cross the face of the sun. This planetary alignment is called an occultation. It is similar to an eclipse, but Venus will not block-out our view, rather, she will appear like a dot crossing over the face of the sun. Unlike the short interval of an eclipse which takes just under a minute to a few minutes to view, Venus will take six hours to complete her passage. One of the first photographs of the transit of Venus 1882 http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/ OH/transit12.html

Watch an animation of the Venus transit: http:// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ c o m m o n s / 2 / 2 6 / Venus_transit_2012_animation.gi f Watch a live webcast of the event: http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/ 2012/transit/webcast.php Read more: http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/ 2012/articles/ttt_73.php


Facts

Creating the Pentagram of Venus

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=4nI3Ky8mhj8 Watch an animation of the Venus transit: http:// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ c o m m o n s / 2 / 2 6 / Venus_transit_2012_animation.gi f Watch a live webcast of the event: http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/ 2012/transit/webcast.php Read more: http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/ 2012/articles/ttt_73.php An excellent website on Venus by Nick Anthony Firenza: http://www.lunarplanner.com/ HCpages/Venus.html

Astronomy

Although Venus and sun meet up every couple of years, we have only witnessed this event six times in recent human history. (History says that Jeremiah Horrocks was the first human to ever witness a transit by Venus in 1639. The next transit on June 5, 6 will be our seventh observance.) Our ability to view this celestial event depends on whether Venus is positioned between the earth and sun, or on the far side of the sun: Earth, Venus, Sun: referred to as an inferior or inside conjunction; begins the cycle Earth, Sun, Venus: referred to as a superior conjunction; the midpoint of the cycle Venus orbits the sun faster than the earth does and because of this speed difference, Venus orbits 2.6 times around the sun before earth and Venus line-up again. Every 583.92 days, a new Venus/Earth Synodic cycle begins. (Synod: place of meeting.) The Venus/Earth orbital 3/2 ratio replicates the perfect symmetry we know as the Golden Mean. The 2/3 ratio of a Venus day to an Earth year replicates the harmonic interval known as the perfect musical fifth (3.2), which is considered as the most universally harmonic consonant. This frequency is received as most pleasing sound to the ear, and evokes a pleasing/welcoming emotional response. Within the 243 year primary Venus transit cycle is a sub-cycle marked by two Venus alignments spread 8 years apart with lengthy gaps between each pair. The time interval between one pair of transits and the next occur in repeating order: 121.5 years, 105.5 years, 121.5 years, 105.5 years etc. The last Venus transit occurred on June 8, 2004, the prior pair occurred Dec 9, 1874 and Dec 6, 1882. Following the Venus transit on June 5, 6, 2012 we will not witness another pair of transits until Dec 10/11, 2017 and Dec 26, 2025. Last Pair Current Pair Next Pair Event: Dec 6, 1882 June 8, 2004 - June 5,6, 2012 Dec 10, 11, 2017 Interval (121.5 years) (8 years) (105.5 years) The importance of this transit has not been lost on science. Because of this Venus transit, astronomers were first able to accurately measure our solar system..


Venus


What implication does this transit have on our contemporary lives? Over an eight year period, the orbital motion of Venus around the sun forms the shape of the p e n t a g r a m , t h e f i v e p o i n t e d s t a r. T h e measurement between each point is a 72 degree mathematical aspect called the Quintile. To astrologers, the quintile’s influence is one of creative transformation, which is exactly the meaning that has been projected onto December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar. Please remember that the Mayan Calendar was based on Venus cycles.

Implications


throughout our contemporary reality, it is obvious that

in June, 2012 as a key marker of a new 2600 year cycle of humanity. This Earth/Venus/Sun alignment has been suggested to symbolize the re-activation of the Solar Feminine. What does that mean? In short, it suggests the energizing of the feminine creator in her

the creative juice of the old paradigm has not quite reached its saturation point. It is still building. Eventually the momentum will reach a tipping point, collapse in on itself and necessitate the transformation we are ready for. Swinging the wrecking-ball with

one-ness or all-ness. The solarised feminine creator is all encompassing. Just as woman gives birth to both genders, the rise of the solar feminine creator suggests a rebirth of the consciousness of our whole selves. Together in unison, yin and yang are transitioning into

progressive force, the seven Uranus/Pluto alignments between 2012 and 2015 will serve to expand our awareness and to accelerate the necessary evolution.

a major realignment chapter. Gemini correlates to blended diversity. True androgyny is the highest state of spiritual evolution. We are leaving behind the polarization that has been built over this last cycle, the age of the patriarchy. In this last chapter of collective evolution, we have come to create existing reality and our understanding of god consciousness as one over the other, rather than one with the other. We have separated ourselves from Gaia, from one another, from ourselves. We have created a reality of superiority and inferiority rather than one of co-creative, equality existence. We are coming to the end of reality as it is, but as we do there comes one last blast from the past. The finish of the previous cycle and the seeding of a new one are overlapping. As we observe what is manifesting

Venus/Sun: In our physical time and space reality, all things revolve around the sun. The sun correlates to the animating, life-giving force, to creator consciousness, to creative manifestation. In our conceptualizing of reality, all things revolve around that which survives within us and around us. Venus correlates to our core being-ness, to our inner feminine or responsive consciousness, our yin energy charge, to needs and desires. The yin momentum is that of draw-in or attraction. Venus correlates to the principle of relatedness, relationship, and relativity. Like attracts like; how we feel inwardly, how we resonate and energize from within, this then becomes the basis of our magnetic force-field. We create and materialize from this energy source. Venus

Key Marker for Humanity

Many consider the momentous Venus in Gemini transit

is fertile and fertilizing. She creates and she perpetuates.

Co-creation

The Pre-Columbian Mayan Dresden Codex, which calculates Venus appearances


Venus

also

instinctual desires. The creative potency is so dynamic, it is

correlates to our deepest survival instincts. These instincts are biological and

compelling enough to turn the conceptual into the reality, to bring into being that which we are resonating with whatever it is that we have evaluated is most desirable and necessary for our continuance and survival. We now face a critical impact moment along our evolutionary time-line.

sexual in nature, and they are also shaped by our e m o t i o n s , psychology, and

Destiny can show up in terms of life events and opportunities, or it can draw key people into your life. It is forceful enough to create a momentous shift in our awareness and therefore, our reality base.

experience, drawn from this life and from our soul’s journey over many lifetimes too. To everything, there is a season. What is created also falls

If you don’t witness a pivotal circumstance occur in your private life on the actual Venus event date, please note that the potency of these transits are already operative and that they will continue to extend over a period of time. In fact, you have been working on this key calling-forth destiny

under the limits of our time/space reality. As the survival planet, Venus also correlates to mortality issues. When activated, Venus correlates to what lives, thrives and survives, and also to what dies.

chapter for some time now. Rarely does one realize the full importance of the experience as it is happening. Hindsight reflection will attest to the fact that this is no ordinary moment in time.

In the sign of Gemini, the current Venus transit draws attention to a conceptual framework, a mind-set, a rationalization, a way of observing, a way of labelling self and life. Venus in Gemini puts the emphasis on ways of communicating, looking, seeing, learning, and connecting.

Venus travels in retrograde motion from May 15 to June 27. All planetary retrograde cycles are intensification chapters. As the planet of net worth and self worth, retrograde Venus prompts a review and reassessment of our essential needs, wants, and resources. The cycle animates the unfinished

On June 5/6 2012, there will be a significant energy surge transmitted between our creator consciousness and

business of relationships, from this or past lives. It also calls forth fruition karma, in other words, the destiny that is ripe and waiting for its next chapter to begin.


Think back to June of 2004. Did a relationship, a

matters. Is the demise of the EU already on the chopping

consciousness, or life chapter begin or end? Think of its relevancy to where you are now; to what you have created since then. Can you see the last Venus transit as a staging platform or springboard?

block? Doubles or multiples fall under Gemini’s jurisdiction. Can a re-election create the necessary correction for Greece? The stars are building toward a make-it or break-it moment for that which is precariously perched. We have already seen the domino effect reverberating through the world’s economies.

The Venus occultation occurs at 15 Gemini. With Gemini so highlighted, we can expect eventfulness/news to cover all things and people under this sign’s rulership. Among the many variables, Gemini people include: communicator, messenger, broadcaster, media or news mogul; writer, author,

With Gemini so featured, it is not surprising to see the recent political shuffling. Expect to see more. Canada and the US continue in talks to unify manufacturing, trade, and border regulations. As of June 1st, a hefty allowable increase for cross-border shopping will make travel to the USA a lot more

recording artist, TV personality, sports figure; transporter, networker, mover and shaker, talker, thinker, planner, cheater, thief, trickster; sibling, twin, friend, neighbour; student, youth.

attractive to Canadians. Canada’s controversial pipeline projects are still in the works.

On an outer world level, Venus in Gemini will mobilize,

There is so much riding on the moment. The Stanley Cup hockey finals find the LA Kings, having benefited from the

circulate, popularize, exchange, buy, sell, advertise, merchandise, transport, inform, communicate, network, forge links and connections, deliver the message and the news. It correlates to social networks, all forms of media and broadcasting (TV, radio, internet, satellite, virtual), electricity,

solar eclipse, on a destiny swing. London is gearing up for the summer Olympics which will occur just after the end of Venus retrograde. The social media giant Facebook went public just before the solar eclipse of May 20. Speaking of virtual reality, another Gemini ruled topic, witness how prevalent it now

electrical, telecommunications, popular trends, interests, games, and past-times; commerce, currencies, popular names in the news. Too, Gemini rules the nervous system, the body’s information super highway.

grows in our ordinary everyday get-go. Virtual money (Venus in Gemini) such as the stock market, credit cards, and the national debt has already overtaken the world. Canadian money has just gone plastic. Commerce and banking institutions are working toward doing away with money

Noting that Venus correlates to money and that Gemini correlates to currency and trading, it is to be expected that this will prove to be a time of acceleration for Eurozone

handling altogether. Canada is already in the process of nixing the penny.

Spring Board


While the Middle East and European street revolts rages on,

across the face of the sun, a visual which is suggestive (to

a tenacious note student protests over tuition hikes continues in Quebec. The youth unemployment rate in many countries is at an all time high. Recent statistics claim minority births in the USA have now reached the fifty percent mark.

me) of Venus impregnating the sun.

As suggested above, the stellar events of June 4 to 6 could be of major impact to all power grids, intellectual, political, social, material, economic, technological, and/or geophysical. Added safe-guards are wise. See the map provided at the start of this article for the areas on the globe receiving the

spirituality, and indigenous peoples. Sagittarius also correlates to envisioning, beliefs, natural law, Gaia, and the search for truth. When the Sagittarius/Gemini polarity activated by such dynamic transits, it is a time to address the dichotomy between what is apparent (the talk, the

most impact from Venus’s travel. Gemini also rules transportation by bus, train, bicycle etc. Sagittarius by hike or flight; keep an eye open for something newsworthy that pertains to these topics/industries too. As with any transit, there is a wide range of possibilities for how the energies can

advertising) and the reality. Sagittarius correlates to the future, Gemini, correlates to the present. Yes, the message reads: the future is here and it is now.

manifest.

We’ll be well primed before we get to lunar eclipse and the Venus transit. The new moon solar eclipse on May 20, occurring at 0:21 Gemini is a primary seeding catalyst for setting the evolutionary wheels into dynamic motion. Eclipses generate significant outer world events and passages. It is

Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, June 4: The Venus transit occurs on the heels of a super full moon lunar eclipse on June 4. Although it is a partial lunar eclipse, it is also a super full moon. (It is last of three super moons in a row.) In closer proximity to our planet, its high-tide pull on the earth’s electro-magnetic, geophysical fields intensifies the potency and potentials of the stirring moment. The lunar eclipse may also compound the effects of Venus’s passage

The lunar eclipse occurs in Sagittarius, the sign archetype that correlates to all things speculative and foreign; to higher mind, higher education, philosophies, beliefs, religions,

Solar Eclipse in Gemini, May 20:

typical to hear of the death or birth of someone of prominence. Donna Summers, the popular disco queen, passed away just days before the solar eclipse. Major geophysical occurrences and weather shifts can happen too.

Catalyst


Neptune, the planet of potentials, in relationship to the solar

born around May 15, and June 23 to 28 will feel the intensity

eclipse suggests the hidden and unforeseen will make itself known. Mass attention and mass consciousness gains a focal point. A turn of tides can create significant collective impact. When Neptune is involved, we learn that we are not and cannot stay immune, that we are all in it together.

of the Venus transit. Also strongly affected are those born: Feb 26, 27, March 3 -6, Aug 29, 30, Sept 6 – 9, and those born in the following years: Sept/Oct 1963, Sept 1964 – Oct 1965, March 1966 – June 1966.

Neptune’s influence can be one of idealism or illusion. When so activated, it can create an iconic moment. Iconic people step forward too. ~~ In addition to the rise of the solar feminine, this rare and momentous Venus in Gemini transit is also a statement

Please note, in addition to the catalytic dates of June 4 to 6, the end of Venus retrograde on June 27 will also be an exceptionally eventful forward-thrust time. There are several major planetary transitions occurring June 23 to 27. June 24 deliver the first of seven Uranus/Pluto (square) alignments to

for the transfer of the batons of hope, faith, and of creative redesign to our youth. We need to gift them the future, not to rob them of it. Their active presence, contribution, and voice are needed at the steering helm in order to lead the collective to where it needs to go. The youth of 1960’s raised their voice when Uranus and Pluto conjoined. Now Uranus and Pluto are aligned again, by the more urgent square angle aspect this time. Without a doubt, we, the collective, have come to a decisive pivot point. The message is pulsing more insistently now, how do we get it across? Watch for more social contagion, it is catching on. There will be more vocalizing and rising up, more movements, protests, and active rebellion. The Occupy movement will continue to mutate and to gather momentum. The eclipses and Venus transit will be of special significance for you if your birthday falls on the actual event. Also, those

occur between 2012 and 2015. While you can be sure the Venus transit will deliver your destiny to you, it’s a good idea to keep your channel as clear as you can. All transmissions to the universe carry more potent impact now. Set deliberate intention. Stay conscious and focused. What do you want for yourself? AFFIRM it. The rise of the solar feminine offers you an exceptional opportunity to bare witness to your creative potential, to demonstrate yourself as the divine co-creator you are and have always been. We are gifted with an extended time-frame to send our top priority message out to the universe. June’s transits will be re-stimulated later in the year, most notably by the lunar eclipse of Nov 28 and Jupiter’s transit through Gemini in the first quarter of 2013. by Rose Marcus


A 1610 portrait of Johannes Kepler by an unknown artist

Music of the Spheres Johannes Kepler, a German Renaissance astronomer and mystic, focused his life's work based on the five platonic solids, their harmonic ratios and how the five fundamental shapes correlated with the orbits and sound frequencies of the planets. Kepler recognized that the same harmonic principles that are found in the stars also relate to earth. NASA has recorded the planet’s tunes. Some sound like Gregorian and Tibetan chants. Each planet with its distinct color and size, like the size of various crystal bowls, emanate a distinct radio transmission—just like humans. Planets interact by bouncing

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waves and charged emissions off each other—just like people. The universal law of harmonics defines the proportional distances between the planets, the inner ear and the nautilus. The seven whole tones of the musical scale are the natural measure of harmony within the universe.

I grant you that no sounds are given forth, but I a f fi r m . . . t h a t t h e movements of the planets are modulated according to harmonic proportions.Johannes Kepler

Excerpts for the book “InsideOUT” by Karen Elkins


Your birth chart maps the frequencies that influence and dominate your ‘field’ at birth. These codes are mathematical in nature and will give a spin to your life. This is your

Celestial Influences

geometry at play. Imprinted into your cellular body (memory) is also a dance of ancestral patterns—your story, your mother’s disposition at birth and where you left off in your last life. Astrologically, the Three Magi were led by a heavenly star to the exact coordinate for the location of the birth of the New

Arm yourself against the

King, Jesus as recounted in all four New Testament Gospels.

world.

Jesus’ destiny was in the stars.

strong so that the worldly

The notion of the influences of the heavens is as old as time and is incorporated in every culture. Astrology is used as the ‘guidance system’ for incarnations. It gives an individual the road map to navigate through his or her life purpose and challenges. The Universe is our university of life.

Excerpts for the book “InsideOUT” by Karen Elkins

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Ceiling of the Rossyln Chapel An exciting new theory of sacred art, sacred architecture, and the music and magic of the earth ... a fascinating journey into the mysteries of human consciousness and the lost wisdom of the ancients." Graham Hancock, Author, Fingerprints of the Gods


Uncovering Ancient Science & Sacred Spaces Applying the principles of resonance to unlock the secrets of Scotland’s Rosslyn chapel, Richard Merrick finds evidence that the orbital pattern of Venus was once used as a “temple template” to design psychoacoustical chambers capable of focusing and controlling entheogenic communion.

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n ancient times, astronomers tracked the orbit of

Venus very closely, discovering that it traced a pentagonal rose pattern in the sky over eight years (Fig. 1). Caused by a planetary resonance where Venus orbits the Sun thirteen times for every eight orbits of the Earth, this rose-line or “rosslyn” pentacle was greatly revered in the mystery schools. It was even used as a blueprint to design the “sacred spaces” of many famous chapels, cathedrals and temples.

Venus

The Blueprint


Venus orbits the Sun

As I came to discover, a sacred space is far more than just a matter of religious

thirteen times for every

belief. It is a special kind of resonant chamber designed to enhance entheogenic

eight orbits of the Earth

communion and focus psychedelic visions. Suppressed long ago by the Roman Church, this was once the real purpose of ancient temples and many medieval cathedrals.

Resonant Symbols of Venus In 2006, I saw a press release announcing that the resonance patterns of a song had been carved into the arches of Scotland’s 15th-century Rosslyn chapel. Curious as to why resonant patterns would be carved into the architecture of a medieval chapel, I began to study the chapel. It was not long before I began to suspect that Rosslyn had been built to honor Venus and its resonant rose8 Spirals going right 13 Spirals going left

line. The most obvious clues were the thirteen cherubs and eight dragons carved into the easternmost pillars, suggestive of the 13:8 Venus-Earth orbital resonance. This connection made sense since the ancient Greeks and Romans considered cherubs the children of Venus while serpent-dragons were also associated with the Venusian goddess Shukra in the Rig-Veda. The discovery in 2010 of two manmade beehives carved into the chapel’s roof seemed to confirm this connection between Rosslyn and Venus, as bees are an ancient fertility symbol for Venus. Yet, there were more clues that connected Rosslyn with Venus. Pentagrams carved

Natures Spin

underneath the cherubs suggest the pentagonal rose pattern of Venus while each cherub is shown playing a musical instrument, an obvious reference to the goddess of music. This musical symbolism extends even into the proportions and acoustics of the chapel’s architecture.


Throughout recorded history, the pentagonal cycle of Venus has been repeatedly associated with the feminine aspect of God from Babylonian Ishtar and Indian Shukra to the Saxon goddess Eastre and Greek Aphrodite.


For instance, the inner dimensions of the chapel form a double square measuring 36 by 72 feet with a diagonal distance of 80.5 feet that is proportional to the square root of five. Since the famous golden ratio constant is derived from the square root of five and every orbital intersection of the Venus rose-line creates a golden ratio, the chapel seems built to harmonize with Venus. Add to this the fact that the choir loft height of 44.5 feet forms another golden ratio to the total interior length (as 72’ / 44.5’ = 1.618) and it seems hard not to conclude the Lady Chapel was built as a temple to Venus. Acoustically speaking, these dimensions make Rosslyn chapel a natural resonance chamber that propagates sound evenly while suppressing reverb and echo. It does this because of the damping effect of the golden ratio, long used in the design of “anechoic” musical instruments, auditoriums, recording studios and speaker enclosures. As an ideal acoustical damping enclosure, Rosslyn reflects the same damping effect Venus had on Earth during the harmonic formation of the solar system. For instance, the inner dimensions of the chapel form a double square measuring 36 by 72 feet with a diagonal distance of 80.5 feet that is proportional to the square root of five. Since the famous golden ratio constant is derived from the square root of five and every orbital intersection of the Venus rose-line creates a golden ratio, the chapel seems built to harmonize with Venus. Add to this the fact that the choir loft height of 44.5 feet forms another golden ratio to the total interior length (as 72’ / 44.5’ = 1.618) and it seems hard not to conclude the Lady Chapel was built as a temple to Venus.


Acoustically speaking, these dimensions make Rosslyn chapel a natural resonance chamber that propagates sound evenly while suppressing reverb and echo. It does this because of the damping effect of the golden ratio, long used in the design of “anechoic” musical instruments, auditoriums, recording studios and speaker enclosures. As an ideal acoustical damping enclosure, Rosslyn reflects the same damping effect Venus had on Earth during the harmonic formation of the solar system.

The Venus Blueprint The presence of so many Venusian symbols would seem enough to qualify Rosslyn chapel as a sacred space. Cherubs, dragons, bees, pentagrams, the golden ratio and acoustical damping all point to Venus as the source of inspiration in the design. Yet, as I dug deeper I found that the chapel was in fact part of a more complex, multi-layered “sacred” geometry corresponding to the human body and fertility. For example, when the square of the chapel’s overall length is combined with a circle having the same area, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Vitruvian Man fits perfectly within the chapel’s floor plan. His navel aligns with the east wall; his face fits inside an underground room; and the famous Journeyman or “Shekinah” pillar aligns with his perineum to create an obvious phallic fertility symbol directly in front of the holy of holies altar. Since Leonardo was still a baby when Rosslyn was being built, the chapel’s designers must have learned about the “squaring of the circle”

and

human-proportioned

architecture from Vitruvius’ original treatise De Architectura.


But, this is not all. When the triangular façade is laid inward, the tip touches the exact center of the Shekinah pillar. Indeed, a scale model of the Great Pyramid can be unfolded around this central fertility pillar to create the well-known Knights Templar symbol. Could all of this be part of the secret art and architecture of sacred acoustical spaces, I wondered, passed down from antiquity through some esoteric current? The more I looked, the more sacred geometries I found. Still, I had no idea where this practice had originated or why it would be so important to create such geometrically and acoustically harmonious chambers for religious worship. That is, until I saw a mysterious etching on the south wall of the chapel’s underground sacristy.


Common Threads


Resembling an oil derrick or electrical tower, the Rosslyn etching has diagonal struts and a flat top with a semicircle funnel or “cup” sitting on top. Through the middle of the tower runs an axis with two wavy lines wrapped around the top like the serpents in a medical caduceus. Finally, as an apparent reference to the orbital geometry of Venus, there is a pentagram star at the top left. After pouring through various ancient texts to see if anything looked similar, I found a Jainist illustration of a tower modeled after an ancient sacred mountain named Meru. I learned this mountain tower was a Vedic stupa design used in many temples and government buildings. Studying the Rig-Veda, I learned that Meru was not considered a physical mountain at all but instead believed to be an invisible and transcendental mountain that extended from the deepest ocean into the furthest sky – a heavenly place where the gods danced and sang. Of course, this is an obvious anthropomorphization of the planets and stars into deities, but it is much more than this. According to Vedic grammarian Pingala in his Art of Prosody (400-200 BC), Meru was considered a “mountain of cadence” known today as the Fibonacci series. Since this series converges toward the golden ratio, both Meru and Venus share this constant of nature. Discovering this, I began to wonder if the orbital geometry of Venus might have been used to design Rosslyn as a recreation of the sacred mountain and temple to Venus. So, I overlaid the orbital geometry of Venus onto the chapel floor plan to see if anything aligned. Drawing a square grid from the orbital intersection points, I was stunned to see the orbital rose-line of Venus align with many features and dimensions of Rosslyn chapel. Converting the rose-line into a stack of pentagrams, I could identify even more alignments with the floor plan, including length and width dimensions, locations of pillars, placement of doors and even the thickness of walls (Fig. 4).


Surrounding the whole thing with the geometry of an egg, associated with Venus and commonly used in Vedic temple design, I found that the star-egg combination fit perfectly in the chapel. Naming it the “Venus Blueprint,” I hypothesized it was used as a “temple template” to design sacred spaces that would resonate in tune with the 5-fold geometry of the human body and, in particular, the pentagonal egg of the cranial cavity. But toward what purpose would someone go to such trouble? What would be so sacred about this particular design?


Psychoacoustical Temples Discovering the Venus Blueprint in the floor plan of Rosslyn chapel encouraged me to look for it in the floor plans of other churches, cathedrals and temples. To my astonishment, I found that many other European cathedrals do indeed use the same interior proportions and that many famous temples from antiquity even match the Venus Blueprint. St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican appeared to be based on this design, as did the Roman Pantheon and Greek Parthenon. Even Solomon’s legendary Temple of Jerusalem seemed to have been constructed according to the Blueprint. In finding so many examples, I could only conclude the orbital resonance of Venus had been the guiding model behind ancient temple building for millennia and that Rosslyn was a kind of Rosetta Stone built to teach the world about the Vedic concept known as the Sound Current that flows through everything. It teaches how the pentagonal resonance of Venus was used in ancient temples to ask the goddess to fertilize crops and assist in childbirth. It tells us how she was adored for her celestial fertility and assistance in ascending Meru after death. But most of all, the Lady Chapel teaches us through her musical architecture about spiritual freedom and how to liberate the mind. In examining the acoustical properties of the chapel, I calculated that at a room temperature of 20°C, the chapel’s prime resonant frequency is 27 hertz with a wavelength equal to the 72- foot interior length of the chapel. This means that the chapel is naturally tuned to A-422.25 – a tuning known as “classical tuning,” used as the standard reference pitch during the 18th century. This is significant because it happens to be a very natural tuning that can help synchronize the human mind with the Earth and all of nature. Twenty-seven hertz is about equal to the fourth harmonic of the Schumann resonance of the Earth’s ionosphere – the very frequency where the human brain switches from Beta wakefulness to heightened Gamma awareness. Brain wave frequencies above 27 hertz then create the highest state of focus possible. The Gamma range is associated with peak concentration, enhanced memory, an increased perception of reality and even euphoria. The higher the frequency the greater is the cognitive ability.


There is also evidence that Rosslyn was heated during funerary rites to raise its tuning well above A-422.25, elevating human consciousness even more. Describing this practice is an old Scottish legend preserved in a poem by Sir Walter Scott entitled The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Scott tells how the chapel was seen engulfed in flames during the funerals of the Sinclair Barons whose family built Rosslyn chapel.

O’er Roslin all that dreary night, A wonderous blaze was seen to gleam; Twas broader than the watch-fire’s light, And redder than the bright moon-beam. Seem’d all on fire within, around, Deep sacristy and altar’s pale; Shone every pillar foliage-bound, And glimmer’d all the dead men’s mail. ... Then sudden, through the darken’d air A flash of lightning came; So broad, so bright, so red the glare, The castle seem’d on flame. ... And fill’d the hall with smouldering smoke. Not coincidentally, the temperature required to gestate a beehive is 33.72°C (equal to 93.7°F) – the very same temperature required to raise the tuning of Rosslyn up to A-432 or what is known as “universal tuning.” At this hive temperature, singing the right chant and music could push the brain further into the Gamma range, perhaps even inducing what is known as “unity of consciousness.”


Thus, the beehives in the chapel’s roof, the symbolic children of Venus, may have been used as a kind tuning fork to measure the temperature and frequency needed to reunify human consciousness, fertilize the spirit and perhaps “hatch” a soul during funerary rites. It appears the Venus Blueprint not only creates a wonderful anechoic acoustical space to cleanly propagate speech and music but also a psycho acoustical space capable of triggering elevated states of consciousness.

Psychedelic Communion Digging deeper into the history of temple rituals, I uncovered yet another clue that seemed to explain why such psycho acoustical effects were so important to temple builders. It had to do with the long tradition of consuming communal wine and bread in remembrance of various plant deities known as “Green Men.” In Rosslyn chapel, there are over one hundred such Green Men carved into the architecture, symbolizing the importance of communion in temple ritual. In the Rig-Veda, the Green Man was the moon god Soma who was associated with a communal wine of the same name. Researchers such as R. Gordon Wasson make a convincing case that Soma contained psychedelic Amanita Muscaria or “magic” mushrooms. There are many instances throughout the Vedas ascribing great powers to Soma and its ability to induce religious visions.

Green Men in Rossyln Chapel Johanne McInnis/CC 3.0/Rosslyn Chapel


Oh, King Soma, prolong our lives Like the sun who nourishes the days every morning.

Green Men in other churches

The Soma is full of intelligence It inspires man with enthusiasm It makes the poets sing. We have drunk the Soma: we have come to be immortal, we have arrived at the Light, we have reached the Gods. Half of me is in the skies, and the other extends to the low depths Have I drunk Soma? I am tall to the utmost, my elevation reaches the clouds Have I drunk Soma? (Rig-Veda 8.48) This is not an isolated instance. Use of psychedelic or “entheogenic” plants was common in many other cultures as well. This includes the Greek Eleusinian and Dionysian mystery schools, the Roman Bacchanalia and even the ancient Etruscans, who practiced entheogenic communion on what is now Vatican Hill. Persians would ingest psychedelic Syrian Rue seeds used to dye “magic carpets” while the Egyptians ate manna cakes made with psychotropic plants, such as “blue lotus,” Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms or perhaps DMT-rich acacia, the Egyptian Tree of Life. According to psychology professor Benny Shanon at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, entheogenic communion was also central to the Hebrew temple tradition. The head priest would take a communion in the holy of holies on Yom Kippur that consisted of entheogenic wine and manna. Indeed, Shanon attributes many of the visions and miracles of the Bible to the ingestion of psychoactive plants. He suggests entheogenic communion was a central part of the Essene mystery school, but later replaced by ordinary wine and bread in the Roman Church to ensure religious visions remained exclusive to the priestly class (the Holy See).


In Rosslyn chapel, the many carvings of Green Men with leafy vines growing out of their mouths suggest this same connection through the Essene mystery school back to the ancient Hebrew communion ritual. It would not be a surprise to learn that such communion was even practiced in Rosslyn chapel, perhaps offered as a “consolamentum” to dying barons or taken on auspicious occasions.

Celestial Congress The

true

purpose

of

Vedic

temple

building was now becoming clear. When combined with entheogenic communion, temples were designed to help propel one’s consciousness into the sky in order to reach the heavenly summit of Mount Meru. Known as enlightenment or ascension,

this

occurred

when

one

consumed the sacred plant known as the

“Savior,”

“Liberator,”

the and

“Redeemer,” “Anointed

the One.”

Through such psychedelic visions, one might “see the light” and be “born again.”

To the ancient Vedics, the invisible Mount Meru (or "Sumeru") was both external, bridging the Earth and Sky, and internal, linking the mind to the sky gods. In this way, Meru was a kind of transcendental transmission tower or "stairway to heaven" where one might consume "Soma" (entheogenic wine) and ascend to the realm of the star gods. As I learned later, this tower was also part of a geometric blueprint apparently used to design psychoacoustical temples capable of supercharging entheogenic visions.


Jacobs Ladder

Trinity of Transcendence

St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican


To help focus and control these visions, first caves and then stone temples were constructed using the Venus Blueprint to help resonate the brain into the Gamma range of frequencies. Known as the “House of the Star” in Canaan and “Place of Intoxication” in Egypt, such temples were likely built according to the Blueprint to fertilize the mind inside the “variegated womb” of Venus. Here the Savior plant could be eaten and reborn into the mind of the worshiper, attaining “Christ [King] consciousness” and rising to the summit of Mount Meru to meet the goddess or other spirit who would impart prophetic visions and great wisdom. Truth is, this is the true religion of the world and unspoken source of prophecy behind countless tales of journeys into the underworld to meet the gods and goddesses. The two together – the plant god and temple goddess – then represented the celestial congress of the Sun and Venus inside the mind. As I came to understand, this metaphysical union was a kind of reenactment of the rare conjunction of Venus with the Sun known as the Transit of Venus. The Vedic Saivite glosses actually describe this conjunction as the Venusian goddess Shukra being swallowed up by the Sun and later spit out as semen. Indeed, the Sanskrit word Shukra literally means semen. It was the Shukra seed of the Sun that was believed born from Vena’s resonant womb into the waters of the Earth to create life. This Vena impels them who are in the womb of the variegated one; the membrane of light measures out the sky. At the contact of the waters and the sun the wise kiss him as an infant. (Rig-Veda 10.123) Celestial fertilization of the mind was the real purpose of the temple. Consumption of entheogenic wine and manna symbolized the “virgin birth” of the Sun’s son (the plant sacrament) inside the temple of the mind. In this way, the orbital geometry of Venus provided not only the blueprint for the sacred space of the temple, but also a blueprint for the ritual of ascension known as Holy Communion. The Venus Transit Occurring in pairs only once a century, the last Venus Transit occurred in 2004 with the next once occurring June 5-6, 2012. Appearing as a black dot as Venus travels across the face of the Sun, the transit was known in ancient times as the


On the architrave joining the pillar there circumpunct, Eye of Ra and the Birth of Venus. As the ultimate symbol

is the inscription Forte est vinum fortior

of celestial fertility, the planet Venus was worshipped in the form of

est rex fortiores sunt mulieres super

many different goddesses from Isis and Ishtar to Aphrodite and Asherah.

omnia vincit veritas: "Wine is strong, a king is stronger, women are stronger

In ancient times, the celestial fertilization of Venus during the transit

still, but truth conquers all" (1

would have been celebrated in Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian and

Esdras, chapters 3 & 4).

Assyrian temples (called ziggurats) using entheogenic communion and resonant chant. In many cases, sexual intercourse would have been part of the temple rite, representing simultaneous fertilization of the mind, body and spirit. This would have been the deepest meaning of the ancient philosophy “as above, so below.� In Rosslyn chapel, the Hebrew goddess of Venus named Asherah is represented by the Shekinah pillar. As the harmonic center and point of fertility in the chapel’s floor plan, we might say the Hebrew god Yahweh symbolically inseminates the Lady Chapel here. Yet there is more to it than mere symbolism. There is a very real geometrical correspondence to the actual transit path of Venus across the Sun in 2012 (Fig. 5).

Shekinah pillar


Overlaying the Venus Blueprint onto the actual transit paths, Venus can be seen to align with the bottom two points of the pentagram during the 2004 crossing – then, with a 90-degree turn, pass right through the middle of the Rosslyn floor plan in 2012, reaching the midpoint of its solar crossing precisely at the Shekinah pillar. Symbolically, this path represents a kind of birth canal for Venus, gestating inside the choir’s resonant womb for a while before being born out the rear of the chapel. With the chapel oriented east-to-west and the Shekinah pillar facing the dawn, the Sun and Venus actually follow an east-to-west path through the sky even as Venus appears to follow the same path across the face of the Sun. As perhaps one of the most profound convergences of planetary harmony, temple design and religious ritual, Rosslyn is a stone map for the 2012 Venus Transit. As the fifth transit pair since Rosslyn was built, Venus joins with the Sun this June 5th-6th to deliver a new Sun. The question, of course, is how could Rosslyn’s 15th-century designers have known about the geometric alignment between the transit and the chapel’s floor plan? How could they have predicted such an alignment in their design? The truth is they probably knew none of this and did not need to. They simply built their temple according to the Venus Blueprint and everything else just fell into place. Conclusion In the end, I became convinced that Rosslyn chapel and many other temples had been designed using the Venus Blueprint or something similar. I believe this was done to focus and control the effect of psychedelic plants while using psychoacoustics to resonate the brain up into elevated Gamma frequencies. Combining sacred plants with sacred spaces, our ancestors were nothing less than spiritual psychonauts. Using an advanced technology of brain resonance – resonating inside-out with entheogens and outside-in using psychoacoustics – they were able to access non-physical realities by methodically altering and controlling states of mind.


Once people were baptized with the sacred waters, the temple became a transceiver and spiritual launch pad to guide them into the realm of the gods. Used in funerary rites, this same technology was used to invoke Venus to guide the dearly departed into the afterlife where they might be reborn to the heavenly summit of Meru. (Fig. 6). In this way, ancient worshippers were enlightened by the Venusian goddess and “born again” through the Green Man’s “body and blood.” Here was the real savior of humanity – a veritable blueprint for spiritual fertility that inspired vast temple complexes, great cities and proud civilizations. Here was the secret temple template for sacred spaces that guided humanity toward the development of

music,

science

and

mathematics, only to be discarded in the rush for political control. This is the forgotten story of the Venus Blueprint and its founding role in the rise of humanity.

For more information and discussions, touch here to visit www.facebook.com/TheVenusBlueprint


Richard Merrick, MSc, is the former founder and CEO of Postfuture, a pioneering, richmedia communications provider based in Dallas, Texas, and an expert in digital media and the Internet. He is the author of Interference: A Grand Scientific Musical Theory and has just released The Venus Blueprint: Uncovering the Ancient Science of Sacred Spaces. (see www.interferencetheory.com). For more information and discussions, touch here to visit www.facebook.com/TheVenusBlueprint

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by Ricardo AndrĂŠ Frantz/CC 3.0

The symbols of royalty are descended from Vedic temple design and the sacred geometry of the Venus Blueprint. The Royal Crown is a reproduction of the stupa harmika (Cosmic Tree and Vedic Trinity) for covering the cranial egg and inner temple. It symbolizes enlightenment and a direct connection to the gods. Indeed, the wearer is an embodiment of the Meru temple. The Royal Septre with the harmika located at the top symbolizes rule over the World Axis. Together, the Royal Crown and Septre indicate a blood connection to a ruling class that extends back in time to the very earliest Vedic Aryan kings.


Mystical Mind Where there is not time

Freeing my mind to transcend time

Or separation between the outer space or my mind

As the quantum sea now swims within me

This magical mystery

Awakening my mystical mind

Of life's design

To know how sublime the design

Resides in the mystical quantum design From the root of passion Where lives wisdom was gifted to me

To cosmic bliss

As the above was the same as me God is the lover that beacons me As galaxies spin their milky dew

Surrender to sweetness and its serenity

Our sperm starts life anew Where he ignites the tree of life This seed of life when taken in

Its golden fruit and love so sweet

Its vortex takes me on a spin Know the nectar of the gods is ecstasy. This seed of life awakens me Opening the channel of divinity Where creation is orgasmic by design

By Karen Elkins


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"You are like the Divine

Rose Garden

Mother herself when you

We cross the stream, glide down the trail

sing, holding all who is

Following the singing nightingale

present with such tenderness, sweetness,

Lily of the valley nods in the breeze

and absolute pure LOVE!"

Birds take flight, flicker through the trees

~ Irene C

"Your music is a gift from

Fall down in a patch of clover

the Angels." ~ Kalawna

Laughing spinning, rolling over and over

B, Intuitive Healer

berry juice stains the lips

"Your music was superb

Whistle a tune on a grassy strip

to meditate to. I love

what comes out of your

In the garden love grows near

being, truly celestial." ~ Dorothy Morley, Medical Intuitive

Choral bells ring sweet and clear

Orchid slippers and a daisy crown wearing a robe of dandelion down Rosy twilight unveils the ring The queen of roses, and the king

We are free in the rose garden We are free to love Fairy, mortal, all are one Under the moon, under the sun The wind has turned the magic done The song within the garden sung...

Misty star dust fills the air

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As a gentle wind blows through my hair

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By Robert Leon

The Dance of the

Masculine & Feminine Divine


As a travel and documentary photographer I love contributing to the appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures and their traditions.

Italy


Greece Art is everywhere and living and being immersed in its aesthetic characteristics is a passionate way-of-life.

Life’s Love


Radiates

...something about our inner beauty, the Atma, our physical bodies are temporary and how the beauty of this woman's soul radiates in her uninhibited laughter.


Istanbul Photography is a mirror reflecting humanity back at people to contemplate themselves.


Spain

Passion I'm passionate about the World and my life in it.


India


Rich Tapestry

I love photography because it's my way of creative expression.


Cuba

light up the world My curiosity about the Earth and people has progressed into a mission as a responsible observer showing truth and beauty around us.


Lacandon Maya


...bridging that gap between me, being a Westerner, and the indigenous people takes patience and gaining their trust.

Sacred Spaces


Honoring the Mother


...I love the opportunity to serve a greater cause by doing my lifework and being a voice for Humanity and the Earth.


The SpiritsWarriors


Israel

Seeing we all have souls we can look at each other very differently than just looking at another person as a material subject for personal gain‌


It seems the only way balance will be re-established on Earth is with an enormous shift in people's consciousness that evolves humanity to respect each other and Mother Earth a lot more ...

American Legends


Robert Leon

I'm originally from Montreal Canada and I've been a professional photographer for the past 31-years. I started in photography as an advertising and corporate photographer and in 1987 moved to Milan, Italy where I lived and worked for 9-years as a fashion and advertising photographer. I am now based in Vancouver, BC, and shoot travel and documentary photojournalism projects for editorial and book clients, personal projects and corporate/ advertising photography. Robert Leon : photographer Email: robert@robertleon.com Website: www.robertleon.com


The

Goddess...

in Her “Em”-Power The Dalai Lama’s statement made in Vancouver in 2010: “The world will be saved by the western women”


W

omen everywhere are beginning to

realize that there is more to who they are then ever before. The Dalai Lama’s statement made in Vancouver in 2010: “The world will be saved by the western women” was a great foreshadowing of the impact that women now have in shifting the consciousness of their community, country and the planet. I can see it in everywhere, and feel honoured to be witnessing so many women wake up and claim their em-power.


disempowerment The body is a mirror of the spirit and when the spirit is in distress, so is the body.

As a Naturopathic doctor, I have worked with women who are longing to get healthier and feel better on one level, and on another level, simply be happy and free to be who they are. The body is a mirror of the spirit and when the spirit is in distress, so is the body. Often they initially present with a range of symptoms some of which include digestive concerns, headaches, fatigue, female hormonal concerns, anxiety, depression and many others. However, in addition to the physical imbalances that are present, there are emotional and spiritual struggles. My lens into the feminine spirit and female body has allowed me to witness common patterns of disharmony that exist in the collective. Often, there are patterns of disempowerment present which eventually need to be addressed. In any given moment, we experience ourselves on all levelsphysically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Women also need role models, and need to know that they have the power within them-self not only to heal themselves, but to live a life of their dreams. In linear and mechanistic thinking, each system is considered in and of itself. However in wholistic philosophies, the whole is considered which also includes the environment. I recall in my Yoga Teacher training, our teacher made a comment that there are three things that determine one’s destiny: 1. Our contribution to the world 2. Who we spend time with 3. Who we are inspired by, including our teachers.


In an attempt to address some female patterns of disempowerment, ranging from lack of self -love, selfsabotage, an inability to express ones needs, and being caught in the victim-perpetrator-saviour triangle, I thought that #1 could be addressed. One’s contribution changes when making choices from an authentic and empowered place. I thought that by creating an empowered community of women, #2 and #3 could be addressed. The inspiration led me to create a space where women could come together and be authentic, inspired and connected to their community. The monthly evening events for women called Celebrating the Goddess, are a space where we recognize the sacred lives in every woman. The evenings are characteristic in the use of energy medicine modalities and awareness practices including music, intuition development, meditation, story-telling, sound healing, ceremony and ritual. These energy medicine modalities allow women to connect to the possibility within to heal what patterns no longer serve, and to wake up to what does serve. In the space we create, we recognize that the feminine ways of working with the destructive patterns that no longer serve are based in honouring and grace. The feminine principle has a much grander plan in mind: harmony, peace and joy. As we gather, there is a strong sense of urgency that we must honour ourselves before it is possible to be in true service of others.

In my training in Andean Shamanism, the principle of “Ayni”, a Qu’echuan word translated to right relationship or harmony with all aspects of oneself was richly emphasized. The Andean tradition with a strong emphasis on honouring the elements of the earth, the stars, the moon and all our relations taught me about how subtly and how strongly we are connected. The illusion we are alone is merely only a reality when we focus on that...as soon as we begin to bring our awareness to the top of the mountain and we begin to see the panoramic view, our vision of ourselves in relation to others is much larger. This is the beauty of energy medicine practices.


They allow us to move our lens and see the bigger picture. When the bigger picture is now apparent, we draw different conclusions. I remember sitting in ceremony with Andean shamans on Salkantay Mountain in Peru, realizing how one’s vision can become grander from a higher place.

The amount of love the Goddess can hold is infinite. Love is an ever-expanding force of nature. Her love is authentic,

Beginner’s mind, one of the key principles in shamanic teachings and yoga practice is

lives in our

crucial in healing. We can see both the reality and the possibility; the manifested and that which has yet to manifest. We are called to acknowledge and honour, while holding a greater vision which is an art and science that we dance with at the Celebrating the Goddess evenings. Honouring, the process of witnessing one’s experience allows the messages of healing to come through from the depth within one’s being. The feminine principle knows her power to create as it is obvious. Evidence of her creation is everywhere if one looks around to see mother nature’s cycles or birth and death. The feminine principle also holds her space and by doing so provides space for others. In the knowing of who she is, all good things flow to her as she is deserving of this. When we sit in meditation, listen to music, or engage in a ceremony, we begin to slow down enough to be able to hear what has been whispering all along. When the feminine can come together and be in a space where she is honoured for being who she is because she is inherently sacred, she begins to feel her power as a Goddess emerge.

unconditional, and a blessing. She

reminds us that the Goddess in all her forms and faces

hearts

and can forgive and shares

compassion again and again. It is by connecting to her, women begin to feel that they can not only accept who they are, but also recognize their own light. It is a very satisfying feeling to recognize that what one has been searching for all along actually lives inside. And from this deep inner knowing, and experience of being so deeply connected and nourished by her own love, comes a great joy in being able to remind others that this also lives within them too.

Who is the

Goddess

within?

She is the sacred, awakened feminine force of creation. Women are designed to create em-powerfully. Naturally, when we set this intention, a very beautiful thing begins to happen: the magic of possibility begins to become a reality. Women begin to feel and sense their potential and realize that there is much more within them then they ever imagined…more inner beauty, resilience and magnificence. The result is an increased sense of space from the inside, and renewal on all levels.


Each Celebrating the Goddess event has a different theme, from Balancing the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine, Connecting and Creating Prosperity, Accessing the Energy of Miracles to name a few of the recent evening themes. Taking into consideration where the consciousness of the planet is in her cycle, it seems timely that so many women are feeling called to connect to their higher selves, and get on with the life they have been put on earth to live. May the power of the Goddess within continue to activate each woman and impact the planet in a way where grace, harmony and heart continue to shift into paradigms of compassion, community and co-creation. www.dralexinamehta.com www.celebratingthegoddess.com

Dr. Alexina Mehta Naturopathic Physician Energy Medicine The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. - Dalia Lama


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By Adam (DreamHealer)

The logic is simple. Our thoughts are energy.


 Are you ready to become self-empowered? It is easy to achieve once you grasp the basics. The first step is to know that your intentions influence literally every aspect of your life, including your health. Every cellular function is guided by your intentions, which puts you in the driver’s seat, whether you like it or not. It is up to you whether you

drive around aimlessly or choose to get directions

as to where you want to go.

Focusing your own intentions in the form of visualizations is a learned skill; one that I have taught at my workshops for ten years. You can learn this skill easily and quickly. This provides a road map that you modify for your own personal journey as you discover your own potential.


Awareness of the choices you have made and continue to make is paramount to your wellbeing. Although intellectually we may accept the power of positive thinking, few of us know how to effectively maximize its potential. The latest biological research supports our ability to influence our own reality. Our wellness is directly related to the energy of our thoughts, emotions and intentions. Each of us has the capacity to focus our intentions and energy on effectively

harnessing this ability

when given

some guidance. Our thoughts and how we choose to perceive them are Our wellness is directly

governed by our intentions. By tapping into this innate resource, you can always improve your health or any aspect of your life.

related to the energy of our thoughts, emotions and intentions.

Since my early teens I have been drawn to healing and helping others achieve self-empowerment through exploring the use of our own innate energy resources. In 2003 I wrote my first book, “DreamHealer”, to share my gift of energy healing with the intention of encouraging others to more comfortably express their unusual experiences openly. It chronicles my healing discoveries, including distant healing and the basic principals of quantum physics as they relate to healing. The healing of Rock and Roll musician and friend of President Bill Clinton, Ronnie Hawkins of terminal pancreatic cancer is chronicled in the book. Now it is nine years later and to the astonishment of his doctors, he remains cancer-free. The publicity surrounding the release of “DreamHealer” sparked an enormous interest, along with an overwhelming number of requests for healing. I saw first-hand the desperate need for healing of body, mind and spirit.


Not knowing how to respond to such a demand, I was thrilled to discover that my healing abilities were effective with groups as well as individuals. I was able to merge the auras of a group of participants into

one coherent frequency

to effectively hold group healings, which I have done for several years at every one of my workshops. Group treatments provide an energetic jump-start to one's own healing, especially when guided by visualizations.  I also discovered that visualizations are powerful tools we can all use to create our reality by directing our intentions. Visualizations strengthen neural pathways and connections that are beneficial to you. Visualizations are mental exercises to harness the power of your intentions. My work continues to expand on the many questions raised in my workshops. I merge the latest cutting edge science with the mystical traditions of my aboriginal forefathers, North American Indians. I have embraced their wisdom about subtle energies, blended with the channeled insights I've received about distant energy healing, and combined these insights with the most recent scientific information from the field I graduated in at University, molecular biology. So far I have attended eight years of University studies as I am currently in third year of a four- year post-graduate course to become a Naturopathic Doctor. The new DVD, “Heal Yourself” follows this relationship between science and my intuitive or channeled information about energy healing. It is the best preparation prior to attending a workshop and the unique group healings I facilitate where auras of all participants are merged into a coherent resonance, or group energy session. Individuals are guided step by step in their own selfwork within the context of the group. The entire gathering resonates as an ordered energy, creating the ideal conditions to amplify healing intentions. Often participants experience a jump-start in their healing by directing their immune responses. I have received thousands of testimonials of amazing changes occurring in people's health following these group energy treatments. 


It has been an exciting experience to speak about healing with several of the most forward thinkers in this field. A series of conferences were held throughout North America with Dr. Edgar Mitchell, astronaut, author and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS); Dr. Bruce Lipton, cell microbiologist, author and researcher; Dr. Lee Pulos, author and clinical psychologist, and myself. Integrating cutting edge quantum physics, the latest research in biology and the psychology of consciousness with group energy sessions is an awesome combination.      I have had the pleasure of speaking in conference with notable fellow presenters such as Dr. Deepak Chopra and many others from various healing modalities including qigong masters, reiki masters, and shamans from many indigenous cultures as well as people who have discovered these abilities on their own, such as Dr. Eric Pearl of Reconnection Healing. Every healer has learned slightly different ways to access a similar ability.   What I have learned is that each and every one of us naturally possesses this healing capacity. We just need some simple directions as to how to maximize our awareness of it and focus our intentions to guide it; your road map. I intend to assist in the joining of science and ancient wisdom as they move toward the scientist and mystic being of one mind. The logic is simple. Our thoughts are energy. Intention is focused thought, which affects all physical matter.

That is the true power of visualization.


 Once you decide to take control of your mind, which in turn regulates your body, then you will be in control of yourself. With this goal in mind my workshops teach practical self-healing exercises backed up by my experience and by current scientific discoveries. Make these brain-stimulating experiences meaningful and enjoyable as you focus your attention and intention. You are making this discovery yourself as you learn to activate and maximize your own innate energy abilities to create your reality of health and wellbeing.You know what works best for you. As with every skill practice makes perfect. Experience self-empowerment as you transform your reality with the power of your own intentions. Your goal is to activate your own healing mechanisms as effectively as possible. Take responsibility, take charge, take action and be self-empowered. We are far more complex than biochemical machines. We are senders and receivers of energy as information, which influences our health far beyond our conscious awareness. The energy of your intentions is actually being processed as new information within your body. That is the true power of visualization.

You perceive your reality in a way that most closely meets your needs therefore your world is what you have asked for it to be.

Trust yourself on your way forward!

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" My aim is not modest, I am trying to re-enchant the world, which means to make it magical through chanting. My workshops have this as their aim.   I am trying to reintroduce into our daily lives, ways of experiencing the extraordinary power of group chant.   My aim is to help people

Jill Purce ...re-enchants the world.

rediscover their own voices as a tool for deep meditation and personal transformation.


Healing Family & Ancestors: Ritual & Resonance Tr a n s f o r m i n h e r i t e d

There is a profound sense of

patterns into magical

disenchantment in Western society. I think

blessings, bringing harmony, joy and order into your daily life. Activate

the

unconscious field of the

this is because, quite literally, there is no chant in our lives anymore. All the situations in which members of traditional cultures came together to chant have gradually been

ancestors, making it a

eroded away, so we feel disempowered and

rich source of wisdom

helpless in a desacralized world. My aim is

and illumination.

to try and re-enchant the world, to make it more magical through people chanting together again.


One of the effects of chanting is the dissolution of boundaries and when this happens something new can take place in the psyche and body of a person. Chanting seems directly to stimulate the emission of certain chemicals in the brain, such as endorphins, which give rise to states of enhanced awareness, blissful calm, and other deep meditative states.  People of all ages and backgrounds come together for these retreats. I have people from eleven to ninety, from professional musicians, singers and voice experts, and therapists who want to extend their work, to those who were told at school that they could not sing in tune. The retreats also attract people who want to work on emotional or physical blocks, as well as professional educators, actors and healers. People often report miraculous healing experiences: headaches and backache may suddenly vanish, or emotional burdens quickly lift. Others report feeling more confident and powerful. Overtone chanting, in particular, can facilitate visionary experiences.   My teaching begins with instruction in a specific form of breathing. This is the basis of all the other work. We then begin to tune our voices together. We discover the effect of the voice on the body, mind and spirit. We learn exactly what the voice does, and its power to heal. A specific skill I teach is Mongolian overtone chanting. This involves a single note only, but by modulating all the resonant cavities including the shape of the mouth, you make audible, high, bell-like sounds which float above the continuous bass note in a way which makes people think of the music of the spheres. The overtones are the component parts of the fundamental note being chanted, and are normally too quiet to be audible. Here they are filtered in such a way that they can be heard louder than the note itself. It is a powerful experience even to listen to it, producing a state of extreme calm and clarity.  


One of the practices I have been exploring most intensely on the week is the healing of the ancestral lines. We go back through our families and by means of the voice we exorcise family curses, unacknowledged deaths, redundant themes and patterns, and other ancient hurts. At the same time we uncover the particular blessings, the gifts which we receive from our ancestors. Often we find what the Native Americans call ‘our medicine’, the gift which we are to the world and how this relates to the essence of our family patterns. One person who did this work with me said that they managed to release and heal their relationship with their mother, which had been untouched by years of therapy. Depending on the time of year, we do ceremonies which mark the passing seasons and reflect and interact with the quality of time, making accessible the spirits of the moment, so that we can remain in harmony with it. In a similar way we work with the spirits of the place, learning to interact with the forces and spirits of nature and understand how they can have a benign influence on us. We discover how these forces affect our place of birth, our childhood and the health of our family lines, and what we can do to balance these forces of nature to bring our lives into harmony with them. In addition to these, we do different purification practices and work with the elements to purify past and future karma and balance the elements in our bodies. I also work with dreams through sound and mantra. I use chant combined with ceremonial dance to connect with one of the most ancient forms of healing, the power of vocally induced trance . We do many ancient forms of sacred chant.

Underlying all my work is the premise that the voice is the key to spiritual transformation. Because the sound of the voice is directly linked through the breath to the activities of the mind, through working with the voice we can learn to enter the state the Tibetans know as ‘rigpa’, the awareness which combines emptiness with clarity. This leads ultimately to illumination.   Copyright Jill Purce


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Transform inherited patterns into magical blessings, bringing harmony, joy and order into your daily life. Jill’s unique ceremonial shamanic healing rites, using chant and family constellations, heal the resonant field of the family. She works with each person, resolving recurring hurts in magical and oracular ways, healing our lineage and clearing the field, enabling present and future generations to receive ancestral blessings, transforming clamorous ancestors into benign allies and powerful guides. By working in the present to reveal inherited dynamics, we change both past and future, restoring order within the family, even where families have passed on. We discover what Native Americans call “our medicine”, the gift we are to the world, embodying the benign influence of past generations.

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By Joyce Hawkes As we become more and more aware and appreciative of the sacred ground of these recycled bodies we inhabit, the question of cellular evolution shifts to the evolution of consciousness. What is possible? What is already in process?

How

does

our

body

support transformation of mind and

consciousness?

mindfully change?

assist

this

Can kind

we of


C e l l - L e v e l Evolution: Where are we headed? The body is so astonishing in its complexity. Numbering 100 trillion cells of 200 different cell types, it cannot be anything but sacred ground. The elements within us, recycled from the beginning of biological time are 90% stardust. There is not a new atom in any of us, yet we are renewed continually every day we breathe. Our cellular evolution can be traced back in time through the genome and fossil evidence, but what about where we might be headed in the future? Evolutionary biological change has been theorized, but the time-line extends far beyond our life time, thus it is difficult to notice in the short sweep of our days.

This is an excerpt from Resonance, Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality by Joyce Hawkes.

transformation


Many of us seek answers in places of antiquity and in the practices of shamans, who have discovered routes to transformation in the harmony of the universe. My biophysics professor was a shaman in his own very academic way. Ernest Pollard, a founding father of biophysics, repeatedly said in his classes, “The Universe is a Harmonic Oscillator.” In other words, the basic nature of the universe is to wiggle in a harmonic (not dissonant) manner.

Many of us seek answers in places of antiquity and in the practices of shamans, who have discovered routes to transformation in the harmony of the universe.

harmony

Years after I received my PhD in biophysics, with Dr. Pollard’s blessing as a committee member, I had the most wonderful opportunity to work with another shaman, in a totally different cultural setting and context. I was to experience ancient rituals in Bali of testing and initiation that took me back in time, but bumped me forward in such a significant way in consciousness that I have never been the same. I am grateful for this strange juxtaposition of both old and new practices that advanced my personal evolution. This is the way my experience unfolded in Bali. I encounter an old woman with wise eyes, shrewd glances, and hair so long that it reached to the back of her knees. Through my translator, she says, “I will take you to an empowerment temple for our own healers, and do a ceremony as we do here.”


I don’t want to appear overly eager, but I am thrilled. After 12 weeks in Bali, this is a connection to an authentic part of the healing culture I’ve longed to experience. Plans are formed and agreements made about the time to gather for the drive to the healer’s temple. I am eager for the next day when we will embark on the journey of initiation. I feel so at home and resonant with the island of Bali and with this particular healer, Jero Mangku Srikandi. Before this trip, I had been satisfied with my work and my life, but now I feel restlessness. It is time to expand and break out of the confines of my current level of consciousness. Morning comes and we gather at Jero’s home. She is dressed in a fine sarong, with a temple scarf tied at her waist. Her hair is freshly twined high atop her head. Jero’s husband, often the gracious host, server of coffee and fruits, is today splendidly dressed in priest’s attire and carries a tray of offerings, ready for the gods. The driver, one I have not met before, formally opens the car door for Jero, and she settles in to the front seat. He slips in behind the wheel and the rest of us, including my translator, Budi, squeeze into the back together. Off we go. We stop at a small outdoor market to pick up additional flowers for the offering baskets. Everything is heated by the equatorial sun, close and hot. Trees, people, and

market wares exude perfumed oils. Essence of spice, essence of heat, essence of flowers, essence of dust, essence of color, and the essence of intensity mingle in the soft touch of ocean wind. They foretell the coming initiation and its evolutionary push of body and soul to higher consciousness. At this point I cannot get the flavor of the story, I cannot understand the soft whisper, nor see the form to come. After an hour-long drive we turn down a narrow, unmarked road. The asphalt surface is no longer smooth, but crumbled into pits. The car slows markedly as we climb into and out of one pothole after another. Budi is very quiet. His usual chatty, gregarious self has buckled into an unfamiliar silence. He speaks softly to me, “I do not know this temple.” Chills of fear run up my spine. My thoughts race: “I could die out here and no one would know where to find my remains. I am completely at the mercy of the goodwill, not only of my companions, but of the powers of life and death.” I thought that my near-death experience had completely purged me of a fear of death, but I realize that was not totally true.


essence

It is not a social outing. No picnic basket was packed; no jug of lemonade was prepared. Rising out of my thoughts and worries, I smell sea-air and lean forward to look past the driver’s head. There are black sand beaches, palm trees, and an ocean that shimmers in the distance. Our car trip ends in a dusty pullover. We pile out, and I notice chunks of black pumice and lava pebbles scattered on the ground that had been spewed out by Mount Agung when it last erupted in the late 1960’s. In Bali it seems that there are always people, a small village, or a few family dwellings on every road. Notably, in this place there are no people, no priests, nor groundskeepers. There are no other cars or buildings of any kind. Silently, we troop along behind Jero to the gate of the healer’s empowerment temple. Very directly, Jero walks through the split gate that represents the threshold between sacred and secular, and the split of the dualistic mind. She sits on the steps that lead to the whole gate, which represents the prepared, undivided mind. She gestures for me to sit in the dirt at the base of the steps. She lights incense, prays, and sprinkles holy water on the offerings arranged on a gilded plate.

She leads me in a prayer and purification ritual which includes the required sprinkling with holy water from the petals of a Plumeria flower dipped in a small vessel of blessed water. Budi translates as Jero speaks. “The god of the temple accepts our offerings and accepts Joyce. Proceed.” We follow her to a side court. We pass under an archway into a dark shrine. It feels as though we have walked into a place that could not be entered of even physically seen without permission from the temple gods. Jero sits in front of the shrine on some steps and motions for me to take my place again in the dust of the ground below her. She repeats her chants and offerings. Smoke billows from a cluster of incense sticks and rises to the carved god of the shrine, a visage I have not seen before in Bali or anywhere else. The statue is about five feet tall, dark, with a narrow somewhat human but mostly otherworldly face. This was not a familiar deity as seen on many Balinese statues of Shiva, Ganesha, or other gods. The stones that surround the statue are dark and seem very old. Some chunks have broken away and were restacked with care, but not with mortar. Jungle vegetation curls around the shrine from a green place behind. Tendrils reach for the god’s arms, legs, and brow. Jero completes her chants and pulls me to No one chats on this trip.


stand, takes my hands, opens my arms as wide as they can go. She begins to dance, swirls, dips and spins ever so fast. To my astonishment, I begin to dance with her as a joyful spirit buoys my awareness. As she finishes her dance, she declares that the god of the temple welcomes us and is pleased with us being there, and, furthermore, accepts me and my vocation as a healer. We move deeper into the temple grounds. Glistening in the sun is an enormous pool of water, fed by a fresh water spring. The sides of the pool are formed of stones that make a rectangular container for this unexpected source of clear water. The ledge above the pool is wide enough to walk upon. At one end the ledge juts out into the pool forming a walkway to a small shrine. Jero proceeds across by herself and sets up an offering at the base of the shrine. At some subtle signal, her husband walks around me, takes my hands in his, and leads me out to the shrine. Jero motions for me to sit down and then begins a lovely chant. The air is sweet here, the sun is refreshing, and the pool dazzles the eyes. I look down and see that I am sitting inches from a red ant hill and ants are scurrying around. I choose to ignore the possibility that these ants could crawl all over me and

doorway thoroughly bite me. My eyes close as my spirit drifts upwards along with the smoke from the incense. There were many tests as this experience unfolded: tests of my confidence, my awareness, my focus. Each aspect of the experience pushed my boundaries, jolted my awareness, and guided me to an evolutionary change of heart and mind. The teacher, without ever speaking my language opened a doorway to the inner realms, a path that continues to open to this day.


Not everyone needs to sit at the feet of a shaman in front of strange statues to find a route to their own transformation. But we do need to find ways to free ourselves from restrictive beliefs and from stuck places. We must find the deep inner resonance that connects us with the life-giving essence within and with that which is greater than ourselves. Where do we find guidance for this journey? I’ve come to think of the myriad voices out there that have the answer, as voices that found their answer. I can learn from their insights and honor their teachings if some part resonates with me. We can take what works and leave the rest. At some point, many of us were conditioned to believe that we have to take the whole package of any belief system. In the long run, it is far better to use your own judgment and discern bit by bit what is resonant with your inner truth.

trust our deep self. I learned that if I veer from my guidance, I feel terrible, become unhappy and feel estranged from myself and from Spirit. Over the years, the process has become more and more fine-tuned, as I discovered that there is a quiet guidance of exquisite reliability. This guidance is the presence of a mysterious love that holds the best for each of us in our journey through this lifetime. To break loose from myopic vision and truly see oneself and the universe, to receive blessings in near or far-away temples, or within the temple of the heart, and know that love abides with us forever is invaluable. We are transforming. We are in harmonious connection with ourselves and the universe.

How do any of us find inner truth and discern the harmonious from the dissonant? One way is to learn to

Article & Photography by Joyce Hawkes Joyce Hawkes, PhD, is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with a long-standing career as a research cell biologist and biophysicist. After a near-death experience she embarked on an exploration of indigenous healing traditions and now teaches energy healing at the interface of science and spirit. Hawkes teaches nationally and internationally, and is the author of Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell, and Resonance: Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality.

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