A Mystical Rose For Healing

In my mother’s work as a channel, or medium, in the very early 1960s, she and her group were taught some fascinating truths about reincarnation, karma, and dream analysis, along with techniques of healing mind and body – borne out much later by scientific and medical research.

It was in a series of early meditations – taught to her by her guides – at our country home Hillshore that my mother was first shown a short simple method to create and use a beautiful image to replace ugly, painful, fearful ones. Mom’s experience was lovely and most helpful, so I am passing it on here.

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The Birth Chart of Catherine, Princess of Wales

As heir to the throne of his father, King Charles the III, William is now the Prince of Wales, and his wife Catherine is the new Princess of Wales. As hard as it is to grasp it, that title no longer belongs to Diana, Queen of Hearts.

And like Diana, though in a much different way, Catherine seems destined to be the beating heart of what must become the people’s royalty – if the British Monarchy is to survive at all.

It has always been Williamthe man – for Catherine, a woman who wanted a home in the country, a fancy AGA range cooker, kids, dogs and gardens.  Her Venus in Aquarius tells us that she would follow her heart, whether it led to a cottage or a throne. Yet whatever William or Kate may have thought when they first met, Kate turned into Catherine, a wife who was also born to be a queen.

And if we are to be scrupulous in our astrological analysis, it must be noted that Kate’s Capricorn Sun would have noted with approval that a throne happened to come with this man…

We can see it all in Kate’s birth chart (equal house).  It starts with an Ascendant at 19 degrees of the royal sign of Leo, raised to new heights of authority with a Sun in Capricorn, topped off most tenderly with a Moon in Cancer.  Add to this her Venus and Mercury in Aquarius, and you  have that slightly unorthodox, not quite predictable lady of fashion, royal family photographer, modern, edgy interests, and a lady with her heart in tune with the masses of Britain and, somewhat reservedly, the people of the world.

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Lights Along the Runway * Imagining Your Flight Into Death

Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, suggests that we think about death often, that we include it consciously within the daily living of our life. Indeed, in the Buddhist Path, blessings and rituals of preparation for death precede as well as accompany the event of death.  I have come to realize that this exercise can also be applied to our deaths in other lifetimes, other places.

When death comes, let it be no stranger to be feared, but an old friend to take us home. In shamanic, transformative meditation we may spontaneously find ourselves journeying to the  moment in time when we will leave, once again, this very familiar world…

One of the most important journeys a shaman takes is the one to assist a soul who is leaving the body in death… I made this journey with my father at his hour of death – a surprising, unexpected enlightment in my training as a solitary shaman.

In the healing of others, the “made” – or trained – shaman takes Flight whenever he or she receives the call.  But each of us has Wings, though we so seldom use them, for shamanism is a natural gift of the Soul. Who knows? Your first practice taxis down the runway of Death may be the initiation you have been waiting for, without knowing it…

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Birth Of a Shaman * The Near-Death Experiences Of Psychiatrist Carl G Jung

One of the most intriguing and, for many, most convincing sources of knowledge about “the Other Side” and the meaning of life here on earth is the Near-Death Experience, known as the NDE.  People almost invariably report similar experiences, including learning about the meaning of life, the illusory nature of death, and the fact that we live not one but many lifetimes.  Above all, the message is one of love and endless patience with each slowly but surely evolving human being.

Here, I reproduce large sections of Carl G. Jung’s own description of his near-death experience which took place while he was very ill (very typical of NDEs) and which in many ways represents the real Jung, as opposed to the more mainstream psychiatrist and cross-cultural explorer.  What we find here are many landmarks of the journey into shamanism, a journey almost never sought, but one which can seldom be evaded.

Beginnings

“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.” Carl G. Jung.

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Camilla Duchess of Cornwall * Diana, Karma and 12th House of Undoing

Camilla Parker-Bowles has always wanted to be – or has simply known she would be – Queen to Charles’s King.  The astrology of her birth chart can show us why.  It can also help us see it was more karma and destiny than it was malice or selfishness that brought Camilla and Charles together, leaving Diana to play her own special role in the British Monarchy.

Birth Chart of Camilla Parker-Bowles Queen-In-Waiting

Three Karmic Keys To Camilla’s Birth Chart

Ascendant/Rising Sign and Degree Overlap With Birth Chart of Prince Charles:

What stands out immediately in Camilla’s chart is that her Ascendant, known as the Rising Sign, is at almost 5 degrees of Leo, while Prince Charles’s Rising Sign is just over 5 degrees of Leo.  So when we place Camilla’s chart over that of Prince Charles (what we call an overlay), the two charts match up exactly in terms of Ascendants at 5 degrees of Leo, and subsequent 11 Houses, all beginning at 5 degrees (approximately) of the same signs. Each of their houses are ruled by the same house as that of the other, giving them almost identical outlooks on most areas of their lives.

This is likely not “coincidence” but karma, truly a match made in Heaven, or at least arising from other lifetimes.  When two people’s charts are matched at the Ascendant, they are, astrologically speaking, “joined at the hip.” There may be other vital connections (through angles) which reinforce or weaken this innate compatibility; however, it reveals that both Camilla and Charles share a Life Plan structure which will create similar, if not parallel lives.  It is not a surprise then, that their lives have merged into one Road.

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