In human experience, we don’t live in just one world, but rather three. The middle world, which involves what we experience and what we think we see in our world. The upper world or the heavens. The realm of higher thought and inspiration. The lower world or underworld. The realm just below our senses and beneath what we considered our faculties of reason.
The underworld is not literally in the earth. It isn’t beneath your feet, but it is in the direction of falling. Internally, we shift into the underworld when our falling awareness is triggered. It’s a very visceral, animal like shift in consciousness. There are forces running through all three worlds, but the same forces show three different faces. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that life is the law and a rule running through all worlds.
This facet of the world has always existed and always will exist. It’s one part of the necessary balance our world takes to allow the growth we can experience in the normal world, and event’s in all three worlds parallel each other.
“The entire lower world was created in the likeness of the higher world. All that exists in the higher world appears like an image in this lower world; yet all this is but One.” Michel de Montaigne (French Philosopher and Writer. 1533-1592)
The most simple patterns and symbols are universal throughout human spiritual and metaphysical experience. Many names are given to these symbols, but they do show a notable similarity across cultures. Today, we are talking about the world, and more specifically the underworld. As I have said before, it is acknowledged now even in neuropsychiatric studies that the brain can’t tell the difference between anything it’s senses tell it and anything it vividly imagines, and in human experience we don’t live in just one world, but rather three. There is the middle world which involves what we experience and what we think… Seek More
One enters the underworld state, at least to a shallow level, whenever the lower centers of awareness are activated. (I use the term lower not to mean lesser but rather foundational, primary.) When we are swept up in the passions to an all consuming degree, then we often begin to see artefacts of perception that we don’t normally take note of. Often these feed into paranoid delusions in the case of schizophrenics or unbalanced states of passion in the case of bi-polar disorder. But there are also places in the world that trigger such a shift as well. Many caverns do,… Seek More
The heavens have their own presences and processes that mirror and compliment those of the underworld, but the underworld has a few repeating paths. Things that surface in experience and the minds eye as well as in dreams. Where the heavens have apathy, the underworld has fury. Where the heavens have inspiration, the underworld has provocation. Each and every thing having it’s mirror. The path that perhaps springs most readily to mind in peoples experience of the underworld is contact with the devourer. The devourer is not the same entity as death. Death tends to be a liberator and guide… Seek More
We all bear emotional scars. We all have traces of suffering in our memories. To the degree that we hang our hearts on these things, our spirit is shaped by them, and the most obsessive beings continue to linger in the underworld with appearances that reflect the things that were most meaningful for them in life. The wailer has her children. The slayer has his playmates, and the dealer has his sweat shop workers. We see these spirits in our dreams even if we aren’t well attuned to the underworld, because we all have nightmares from time to time. Sometimes… Seek More
I always wondered what the point is if you don’t remember the lessons, good or bad? You do indeed remember the lessons. You embody them. Your memory is not something you have and can lose. It’s something you are. That collective memory shared between all of humanity, even the memory footprint you leave on the earth itself. Well… You don’t actually leave anything. You don’t get to get out. The memory is your eternal body. It is your immortality, and will be affecting probability from now on, with the exception perhaps of a rewrite you do. By taking another stab… Seek More