By Phoenix at Elder Mountain – I respect all teachings of earth, and have taken the time to walk through the disciplines of many – not the philosophy (belief systems) or knowledge but the slower, more difficult and integrated paths that lead to wisdom. My life is dedicated to healing, awareness, sharing of personal truths and pains, creativity and allowing “nature” to also be a great teacher. I write on Elder Mountain from this perspective and if anyone is offended just know the daggers have all been thrown and that I have died my many deaths, so with that I will share …
We are very mysterious as human beings until we are fully awakened, and then there is no more mysteries. We are very mysterious as humans until mother earth shows us her consciousness in real ways, she is the ultimate mystery. Before our ancient medicine wheels, before our stone circles or the astrological wheels were created and dividing the seasonal year into four, before any goddess or god, there was dreaming, nature itself dreams and so do we. The oldest human cultures on earth were dreamers and they lived under the pretext of dreaming societies. Anything after this are newer cultures of people. People, long ago we lived by the natural seasons of the earth and these were divided into 2 seasons, two mysteries, two elements at the core in the mystery itself and these were called :
“The Season of Fire and the Season of Night”
Fire is the Spring and Summer seasons and Night is the Autumn and Winter Seasons when we lived in a time before the sun cults 7,000 years ago until recently. The newer wheels are based upon nature and the four principles of earth, air, water and fire (metal in the Chinese traditions means anti-matter or what the Buddhists term the void or what I term the thirteenth moon).
When these four are translated into the language of the moon and her symbolism connected to our human life, they are represented both now and in pre-history as:
The physical body and our physical life (earth), our mental body and its creative thoughts, concepts and beliefs (air), our emotional body (day water – experienced only during incarnation), and our many personal souls (night water) and our elements or celestial self (fire). This has not changed since the beginning of dreaming or shamanic cultures, what has changed is the loss of perception when teh ‘era of time’ of the sun cults in the earliest shift, around 7,000 bce. This has effected the nature of our most primal self, our dreaming souls and our emotional body’s perception connected to our soul, and our abilities beyond the physical. In modern terms it is the reference to when we ‘fell asleep.’
The oldest cultures dreamed as part of their daily existence, more in the season of night, than in the season of fire. We lived in “dreaming” cultures and societies, where nature remains the same in her various layers and levels and it is our nature that flowed or fluxed in and out of this dreamtime. And moved about within and around veils of earth, the shaman’s tunnels, which are swirling tubes that are moving energetic tunnels, in the levels of the earth dreaming or energetic spaces.
People believe mythology because mythology is based on “perspective” and not an oral (or dreaming) tradition and therefor, one thinks history is truth. Its truth for mind body, but not for our emotional body and soul body because her stories through art, dance, dreams at night and creativity is how her stories were always and still are told. Because emotional body and soul body live and exist within memory and remembrance (knowledge manifestations from energetic information), the oldest souls are dreamers, and live both within a full perspective and multiple-reality of full perception as one, both in their physical body and their astral bodies, animist bodies and element bodies and it is within the seasons of the moon of the seasonal year, that the fluxes are most active.
This has not changed since our beginnings, long before the sun cults, and what has changed is that the mind and its perspective has dominated and even polluted our natural gifts of perception over the last three-thousand years. Waking up, is a matter of perception.
The four directions are relative to spiritual reality that are current teachings of earth over the last three-thousand years, and has also moved away from the mystery of nature of the two directions, into the mystery of human as a single or group reality, and into the mundane and mystical of the four directions of the human.
Before the four directions, the dreamers only needed two gates that were equal to their perception to understand the mystery, the four gates brought in the two gates of perspective and it became “a philosophy” rather than ‘a reality’ when we discuss or practice spiritual laws. We still only need two gates, because the seasons of the power’s of the entrances and exits to the earth veils, remains the same. This is what people call mystical, the mystery and magic. In the two gates process of life, the processions of the primal “Serpentine Being” exists, which is Mother Earth’s gigantic celestial Serpent and her Thunderbirds, who are Celestial Gatekeepers of all Wisdom. In traditional teachings, people call this the Creation Story, but that again is within ‘the era of time’ or men’s teachings only (religions and pagan religions which is still human based even if the human is an animal).
The Taranii (peasants) called the two gates the “Threshold of the Snake” and is considered by the peoples of the Chevron, as the great cycle of perpetual and perception renewal within the emotional and souled human being. After 3,000 years of the “mind cult’s” now, and it’s penetration into clans, villages, cultures and society, most of this wisdom had been lost just before the middle ages, having taken a big hit of losses which war dominated from 0 – 1000 ce. The losses occurred because it was all based on the oral traditions of a time prior to men’s teachings.
Peoples of the Chevron lived in the Baltic & Slavic lands in prehistoric times and are now called Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia and Belarus. These “Equinox” entrances and exits were very important in dream cultures which are prior to mind culture’s religions. These exists and entrances, within the hibernation dreaming and waking dreams as one full reality, were walked by everyone, not just the handful of shamans of today.
Entering these two equinox thresholds of two great seasons as an open door to not human magic, but the Magic and Dreaming of nature herself is what many seek today but do not know that current teachings over the last 3,000 years must be put to the side and one must start with a clean slate. But letting go for humans is the most difficult teaching of all teachings. One cannot enter these two gates without nature (mother earth) actually opening them, not even through shamanic drugs, nor synthetic ones like dmt, those are all just “projected” visions, not an entering of the actual reality behind the veils.
To enter these gates of fire and night, one must pass many, many initiations of mother earth, and being pure and free from any pot, drug, shamanic plant or drug, alcohol etc is absolutely mandatory, in order for her to open up her mystery, even a few real live deaths (not near deaths) must be part of the initiations.
In modern Astrology, the sector of the chart called the Cadent Houses (only two of the four houses) shows the individual who is able to attain the secrets of the whole mystery, and the remaining majority who attain pieces of the mystery and pieces of the mystical. The real wisdom is churned by fate and fated lives, of the great spirals of the emotional body (water), the many souled one and the elemental (fire) being.
Source images: A relief from Samothrace depicting women being initiated into the Cabiri or Kabiri, an ancient pre-Grecian mystery rite and ceremony of the healing serpentine.