So you’ve watched a few episodes of “Married at First Sight” and you realize the intense fear people feel about dealing with others they are not familiar with. They don’t know what their mate looks like; what they’re mate’s families are like; or how their mate will react to them. It’s nerve wracking and enough to make you become a runaway bride or groom. You generally don’t like the unknown, which is what magick is to some.
It’s not limited to mates alone, but also to new jobs, new schools, new cities, new neighborhoods, new anything. Will you mix in well and find fast friends? Will you like the new surroundings and feel at home? And with magick, the big question is will you be protected from someone else that means you harm? But how would you feel about magick if you knew that It, in and of Itself is Protection?
Shadow Work is a buzz word in the New Age spiritual community. In shamanic circles it is called journeying to the underworld. Do you reject your shadow side and embrace all love and light? Heaven forbid.
Psychiatrist Carl Jung introduced us to Jungian archetypes, which are defined as universal, archaic symbols and images that derive from the collective unconscious or structures of the unconscious mind, which are shared amongst all of the same species. They share similar motifs to Tarot and Oracle cards, such as the mother/empress; the father; the High Priestess; the Trickster; etc. Basically these are personalities that dwell within the psyche of humans [primordial forces, instincts and survival templates], and which seek to express themselves from time to time. Some of them are considered to be shadows as they express the darker nature, which too many of you do not develop, but only suppress.