Another view: Carolyn’s “helix”

By way of a comment on Carolyn’s presentation, I (Paris) am quoting from Alchemy Lab (an amazing website, btw):

“The first way of knowing is the rational, deductive, argumentative, intellectual thinking that is the hallmark of science and our patriarchal Western culture. The alchemists called this kind of consciousness Solar and assigned it many code words, such as the Sun, Fire, Sophic Sulfur, the King, the Father, Spirit, and ultimately, the One Mind of the universe. Throughout this website, whenever the material involves left-brain activity like lists, linear thought, schematics, formulae, arguments and logic, the icon used will be the Sun symbol.” ….more

“The alchemists called the other way of knowing Lunar. This intelligence of the heart is a non-linear, image-driven, intuitive way of thinking that is an accepted tool of the arts and religion. Among its many symbols are the Moon, Water, Sophic Salt, the Queen, the Holy Ghost, Soul, and ultimately, the One Thing of the universe. Throughout this website, whenever the material involves right-brain activity dealing with drawings, paintings, mandalas, symbols, music, and meditation, the icon used will be the Moon symbol.” ….more

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3 responses to “Another view: Carolyn’s “helix”

  1. Yes! I love to think about how we work with the Tarot as a dance between the sun and the moon!

  2. This was one of the best classes on the tarot I have taken. It was a master class. I sometimes forget the basics and how powerful they can be. Carolyn is a great teacher. The class was on so many levels I am still learning things days after the class.

    • Carolyn Cushing

      Thank you so much, George. I most happy that you feel like you are still learning things after the class is finished as that perpetual learning is what I believe is at the heart of the Tarot’s beauty.

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