“All things are one … there is no polarity, no right or wrong, no disharmony, but only identity”
-States Ra, an extra-terrestrial social memory complex from sixth density Venus-
Through the channeling abilities of Carla L. Rueckert, aided by esoteric research associates Don Elkins and James McCarty, five books with material ranging from thought-form UFOS to the meaning of human life were transmitted and published between 1981 and 1985. The social memory complex that identified itself as ‘Ra’ utilized Rueckert’s vocal range to exchange with the group whilst Rueckert went into unconscious trance. Ra disclosed very little information about itself, due to the emphasis Ra applied to impartially expressing information (and accompanied by the concern Ra voiced about potentially forming an unintended deific reputation among naïve readers). From material scattered throughout the books, a few facts were revealed about Ra:
1: They are beings that have experienced our dimension of existence, however they contacted the research group from a dimension elevated three cycles above our own
2: They exist in a plane in Venus beyond time and space
3: They contacted the ancient Egyptians, and taught them the healing powers of the pyramidal structure, along with the mysterious workings of Tarot.
Whether one wants to believe in the existence of transcendently wise aliens or not, the messages expressed by the elusive ‘Ra’ group do not need to be logically explained or believed to resonate with the soul. The ultimate principle of unity – undeniable and total oneness, permeated each Ra transmission. Through this lens of total oneness, Ra balanced and united all notions of hierarchies, divisions, and polarities. The Ra transmissions crystallized the idea of a penetrating unity and harmony that primarily forms all apparent hierarchies and dichotomies. Before the transmission sessions were ended due to the death of significant team-member Don Elkins, Ra had begun divulging upon the topic of tarot: third-density archetypes of the human psyche. Ra’s impetus for discussing tarot arose from their own previous experience with the system. Ra believed that in studying the system, the pupils will learn to grasp the drive and purpose behind the human condition.
Tarot Arises from a Transcendental Framework
Fundamentally, all that exists is infinite intelligence. Infinite intelligence distorts itself to expand itself. The basis from which this distortion occurs is free will. From free will comes logos (love, creation), and from logos comes light, manifestation, matter. A single logos creates a galaxy, within this galaxy are many sub-logoi (stars). The sub-logoi create laws that deviate from the core laws provided by the source logoi. The sub-logoi also refine an archetypal mind for the sub-sub-logoi (beings, humans) in its system. This is refined from the cosmic mind collective of the solar system. The archetypal mind is a fundamental part of the mind complex, and resides within the high levels of the subconscious. Each archetype within itself is a whole theorem, and offers an abundance of material for the intellectual and intuitive mind. The consideration and contemplation of the archetypes, within the system and without, is a bountiful practice in the furtherance of pursuing infinite intelligence.
The executive intelligence of the cosmic mind sculpted the archetypes into a system offering an abundance of opportunities from which to evolve the soul. This individual soul evolution therefore expands the experience of the infinite creator. As all personalities stem from the one infinite creator, our core experiences of the archetypal system are somewhat aligned. However, perception of the archetypes does vary due to the unique expression that is every individual personality. A tarot card, astrological symbol, or element of the kabbalah’s tree of life does not truly define or explain an archetype. Studying the archetypes in any of these systems will provide one with a rough basis/starting point from which to intuit observations. Unquestioningly swallowing the prescribed attributes of a historical archetype image denies one the possibility of experiencing the archetype personally, and therefore in a less distorted way. So, I must make it clear that in writing about the archetypes I am not solidifying or defining them. I am providing an introduction to the system. This is information not to be immediately absorbed, but acknowledged, contemplated, and worked with. Words (however incredibly powerful) can only do so much. Words, in their brusque existence, can be diversely misinterpreted considering that they are subject to unique interpretation from the individual.
Our multiple interpretations of the archetypes can be seen replicated in the varying archetypal systems of the tarot, kabbalah tree of life, and astrological signs and alignments. Three drastically different systems, all containing valid grounds to work from, all somewhat ‘distorted’ by the partial views of society at the time of their formation. However, the tarot (specifically Egyptian) with it’s obvious major arcana and clear yet detailed symbolic association with the subconscious mind, provides a straight-forward and highly enriching working ground. Separate from astronomical and religious associations, the tarot in its many forms acutely acquaints us with archetype structures. In dealing with the tarot, one is dealing with a nonjudgmental and flexible system. One is also dealing with a system that expresses timeless symbolism (black vs. white, staff, bird, sun…) as a form of universal language. Although never acknowledged by Ra as a valid archetypal system, Carl Jung’s observations about the ‘collective unconscious’ are astutely aligned with core concepts seen in tarot study. Jung’s perceptions provide scientific psychological validation for the tarot system:
“…the analogy, sometimes even identity, between various myth-motifs, and symbols, and the possibility of human beings making themselves mutually understood. The various lines of psychic development start from one common stock whose roots reach back into all the strata of the past”
Here Jung acknowledges the ubiquity and primal formation of the archetypes.
Understanding the structure of the archetypes starts with understanding the structure of our spiritual vehicles. Our transcendental personality/soul finds itself expressed in Mind, Body, and Spirit, well explained by Ra:
“This mind/body/spirit complex totality functions as, shall we say, a resource for what you perhaps would call the Higher Self. The Higher Self, in turn, is a resource for examining the distillations of third-density experience and programming further experience.”
The mind complex is what holds all conscious and sub/unconscious material. It contains thoughts and feelings, and is influenced by the inpourings of the body and spirit. Deeper in the mind one finds the intuition, and even deeper comes the archetypal structures and eventual total union with infinite intelligence. The body is what we use as a lens in which to perceive and interact with the physical matrix around us, it is the literal physical manifestation of our mind and spirit. It is impermanent, malleable. The spirit is a channel bridging our consciousness with cosmic and individual influences, whilst also serving as a connection point where one can unite with intelligent infinity. Each complex: Mind, body, and spirit, have their own specific yet interconnected archetypal system. Everyone can (and does) work with the complexes and archetypal system, whether they are conscious of the systems of working or not. However, if one becomes informed of the nature of the mind body spirit complexes and archetypal system, working with these two aspects deepens and accelerates.
Each complex has seven archetype classifications: The Matrix, The Potentiator, The Catalyst, The Experience, The Significator, The Transformation, and the Great Way. By contemplating each archetype classification of mind, body, and spirit together (for example, simultaneously contemplating the potentiator of the mind, the body, and the spirit) one begins to realize the deep mutual dependency of the three complexes. Jung acknowledged this, using the word ‘spirit’ to represent both mind and spirit: “…the spirit is the life of the body seen from within, and the body the outward manifestation of the life of the spirit–the two being really one…”
In accordance with the Egyptian and Rider-Waite Tarot, listed below are the three complexes and their adjoining archetypes, plus the liminal twenty-second archetype, the fool:
OF THE MIND:
Matrix: The Magician
Potentiator: The High Priestess
Catalyst: The Empress
Experience: The Emperor
Significator: The Hierophant
Transformation: Two Paths/The Lovers
The Great Way: The Chariot
OF THE BODY:
Matrix: Justice/‘balanced working’
Potentiator: The Hermit/Sage/‘wisdom’
Catalyst: Wheel of Fortune
Experience: Strength/The Enchantress
Significator: The Hanged Man/Martyr
The Great Way: Temperance/The Alchemist
OF THE SPIRIT:
Matrix: The Devil
Potentiator: The Tower/Lightning Struck Tower
Catalyst: The Star (of Hope)/’Faith’
Experience: The Moon
Significator: The Sun
The Great Way: The Universe/The World
Through the structures of each of these archetypes opportunity for expansion filters itself. This opportunity can be named ‘catalyst,’ and is broadly represented by the third archetype of each system. Catalyst is anything, that processed and not repressed by the mind/body/spirit complex expands the development of the being. Catalyst commonly initiates one to realize their blind-spots and blockages. Through this acknowledgment and treatment of weakness, one grows in wisdom. In utter honesty, catalyst can be absolutely anything – provided an entity is open and receptive. Also, catalysts are not random. Accepting that growth and expansion of unique perception are the primary ‘goals’ fueling third-density incarnation, the structure of catalysts within one’s life is fundamental to the intention of that incarnation/life. The higher self (or in cases of less-evolved beings, the sub-logoi) programme the planned incarnation with certain things to act as catalyst, to mold the being in a unique direction. – For example, pre-incarnation, a non-physical mind body spirit complex could programme its life to contain an abusive, invalidating relationship. This would prompt one to process their self-love/personal value, and therefore better understand one’s eternal validity. By experiencing catalyst (which is commonly trauma) one becomes connected to the greater power of the universe. This is backed up by Tessa Brudevold-Iverson, a clinical psychologist briefly interviewed for this article: “One of things people struggle with is a search for meaning, a lot of the time when I see people they describe a sense of emptiness or disconnectedness, and it is very very hard to integrate trauma that has happened in life without a sense of connectedness and meaning.” One realizes catalytic action, followed by accepting, processing, and transforming, is necessary for growth personal wisdom. By working through catalyst, connection with reality’s inherent spiritual basis becomes obvious. In many cases, it is only obvious to the subconscious
However, smooth flow of catalyst integration is not guaranteed. It can in fact be slowed in one way (note, it is impossible to say stopped). This slowing is resistance to catalyst, and presents itself in a multitude of forms: -Repression of emotionally triggering memories
-Over-identification with transitory material concepts
-Refusal to release limiting habits/beliefs (and)
-Lack of polarization
Lack of polarization is the defeatist inertia experienced by those unaccepting of (and therefore un-propelled by) the seeking of a ‘higher’ yet innate power. ‘Polarization’ can be found in periods of depression and dissatisfaction with the current state of accepted existence, which leads onto dynamize the entity into searching for more.
From a broader perspective, these blockages of catalytic action are actually catalysts within themselves, when finally acknowledged and overcome. However, in working with these specific catalysts, the constantly accelerating progression of evolution is dramatically slowed. In accepting the unavoidability of flow, change, and challenge within life, one works through catalyst (and therefore the archetypes) with increasing adeptness. “Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full.” (Jung). Seeing and feeling beyond judgment, beyond ego, and beyond the conscious mind opens one up to the infinite love and wisdom inherent in our deepest being. It is this love and wisdom that gives one perspective and faith to work through the challenges of third density catalytic life. This (from the material plane) naïve acceptance of existence is embodied in the 22nd archetype, The Fool. The Fool invigorates one to accept catalytic life in the childish innocence of faith and beingness. Although exteriorly seen as ignorant and naive, The Fool possesses a powerful intuitive connection with infinite intelligence. Erratic free expression/inevitable missteps only confirm The Fool’s inherent faith. The Fool does step blindly into the abyss, yet is willing to exist in and accept the present moment non-judgmentally. These traits give this archetype both peace and the fearless ability to explore creation, for the sake of timeless experience. Tessa Brudevold Iverson’s opinions about mindfulness techniques relate to the traits of The Fool: “Practicing non-judgment when you’re observing the situation and your emotions around it really helps you to see the situation in honesty … When you use aware participation in an activity you become involved in the moment…you expose yourself to… potentially beneficial interactive opportunities you might have otherwise avoided…”
As Above, So Below: Just like the laws of the universe (Creation and Knowledge emerging from Free Will), so do the archetypes operate. By interacting with life one creates, and therefore grows in knowledge. The embarkment upon this creative journey, and the brilliant candor and total abandon one employs whilst on the journey, are products of undeniable free will. Once a certain level of wisdom is reached through this process, development of free will creative capacities dramatically advances. Understanding the archetypes to an extent, and most imperatively accepting the oneness of life, an entity opens up to integrating and working with the notion of attracting one’s own reality. At this stage, it is known that all in life is catalyst, and catalyst represents what needs development in one’s being. So, life generally reflects one’s current inner state. Life will not only provide one with challenges symbolic of one’s deep issues, life will also provide one with abundance synonymous with one’s strengths. Say an entity has extreme self-respect, so in turn they will receive extreme respect from others (to employ a very basic example).
The entity coming into adepthood has meditated upon archetypes, upon the purpose of catalyst, and has worked through their life themes. As a result of this process, the entity heals and balances itself, creating a ‘clean canvas’ upon which to paint their deepest desires. Working through primary/traumatic life-theme archetypes clears one of influences that could potentially manipulate the nature of what one manifests in the physical. I don’t mean to say that creating one’s reality begins with intense archetypal study. However, to create one’s reality in the absolute purest form, one needs to lucidly resolve catalyst issues, working from personal knowledge and intuition.
This stage of lucid, unbiased thought – to – matter manifestation is a significant part of evolution into green-ray reality. Combined with total non-judgment, acceptance of other-self as self, and diminishment of ego, creation of personal reality truly intensifies vibration with infinite intelligence.
Ultimately, archetypal work (specifically archetypal study) leads one into great expansion of the self. By comprehending the nature of third-dimensional reality through examination and embodiment of archetypes, one becomes immersed in the greater knowledge of what shapes our universe. The overwhelming epiphanies experienced in this line of study can only be felt, not explained. The seeker who studies this system becomes one who observes human interactions from a perspective based upon the empyrean unity of all things. This seeker acknowledges the fundamental role unique identity (and therefore archetype embodiment) plays in the development of the experience of the infinite creator. For instance, one could be observing two friends fight as one naively tries to talk another out of chemical dependency. Before archetypal awareness you would be frustrated and confused at the situation. With the integration of archetypal study, you accept that both friends are at a stage of processing catalyst in a way unique to them. Both friends ultimately spawn from the same multifaceted source you do, therefore you love and accept their struggle. Previous feelings of anguish over the perceived pointlessness of human pursuits and interactions are released. By setting great groundwork through investigating the system at the core of human behavior, one’s mind expands to welcome new, deeper, even more mystical concepts. Archetypal study and working becomes a brilliant gateway into cosmic realms. Potential becomes unlocked, and the human becomes free to expand themselves to the echelon of all-encompassing love/acceptance.