The Mystery of the Ancient Spiral Paths

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Spiral Medicines are before grandfather’s kingdoms, religions and paganism and whats left from artists carvings on stone are from prehistory. As we now begin to enter posthistory, as the ancient grandmothers teachings return again to earth and this natural journey is to align and return to all of the selves, with the lunar cycles, the cleansing of our senses and our perception elevated, as it becomes the necessary guiding force of our nature within.

The spiritual path is not a flat earth like the images of the stone, its cyclical and three dimensional because we are. The rhythms and movements of our inner life in this way, can bring down the moon, which means an integration of the relationship between the emotional body and the elusive and hidden soul.

I work with the three bodies and teach the spiral medicines as a living practice of purification, not only this life, but how we are affected by our own shadowy past (life), both our perpetrator and our victim. The visions we have are generally part of the illusion realms of projection, but when we actually get on the path to heal our personal issues, those naturally begin to retreat with the seasons of nature and the cycles of the 13 moons (including those who use shamanic plants which are 100% projections).

When we do real healing work, dedicated disciplines and sobriety to increases awareness, the soul body’s alignments begin to flush up old and ancient chaos, shadow and pain, and this is the way we eventually attain a deeper harmony and soul healing by actually living it and going through it in a safe and structured manner. That is what the spiral medicines are.

This is the work I do is what I did to return the ancient “Spiral Medicines” and lived to tell about it, all four phases of them. It was 40 years of wrathful initiations where I was shattered apart completely by life and the spiritual life, and slowly put myself together. This weaving pattern was a shattering pain, then a healing, then another shattering pain, then two shattering pain then healing, then three then healing, then three and four and then healing etc. The pain I speak of is both sickness and diseases, loss, crisis, poverty in the human sense and then it left the human and went into the energetic layers underneath.

single spiral - sparing
I structure this into my sacred work and practices for those dedicated to serious healing the self because they have to, this work is not a choice. The other work I do maybe only the first or second spiral with clients, students and apprentices and its much less than the entire lifetime of the processes, which fate of this life determines, not us. The work is very slow and is an intimate journey, so intimate that working within the bigger collective soul is impossible to see much less experienced, until the longer foundation work is done.

The initiations with the structure allowed me not only to endure great durations of karmic pain, spiritual pain and real deaths from toxic shadow and demonic purification of real past live’s karma, but also increase awareness into consciousness of the levels of karma that are unconscious. I have had to live a life purification in a grounded and disciplined devotion, enough to embraced what I did not want to see, what I didn’t know was real and the toughest of all spiritual paths, the shattering of illusions of the energetic realms within the projections of dreaming.

During the destruction and shattering apart of my souls, my emotional body, mental body, soul astral body, mental astral bodies and the animism souls are all the work there is to be done in the divine path of any teaching on earth. So many teachings on earth miss 90% of sacred ancient grandmother work like this, and the true souls purification. Shamanism as it returns is only about 10% of what it once was, but I am glad its returning for those who do it without shamanic drugs and shamanic plants, for those things only destroy the soul and give a vision in a bottle. Nothing is free or easy in the real mystery, the real divine and its counterpart the real demonic realities.

Whatever the reason, each person’s healing as a practice to be loved, to learn to let go of what causes them suffering, or to find their spiritual purpose of their individual needs through their spiritual journey, its important that you do the hard work. The work I do to assist and guide, depends upon the duration of time and one’s own soul destiny and fate.

For Spiral Medicines are in the Reverse Direction, in order to start and focus on on and with the self, and winding inward through the mental bodies issues and its sickness, the physical body, the emotional body and the many soul bodies and its real past life karma, until one busts through from the inward into the all.

Kittelsen, Theodor (1857-1914) 'Tjernet' 1897

The 3 Moons of Spring – the “Self Mirror”

This is the basis spiral on which the spiritual paths is known for, which everyone does when they commit to a healing journey and partial knowledge journey. These are the largest outer circles that apply to our outer life when we are born, and when the time comes that we begin the walk with more dedication to our spiritual path.

Even if we have had ten or fifteen years into our knowledge path, socio-spiritual paths, when we begin to see the journey is really only about us and not others, and our personal suffering is the releases of our karma into our waking life, and not others, then we begin our serious work. For a few thousand years of patriarchal teachings which is all traditions today even indigenous, the spiral work then begins to lift off the veils of illusions that nothing can save you except yourself. It is a journey of infinite amount to understand and to heal in regards to self and that journey.

The outer steps of the spiral is personal, and the self mastery required through great effort of the first layering of the mirror of self is a few basic rites which I teach in practices given. We begin by a valid commitment to the self first, thats always the first, we begin to address our pain, our emotional pain and our addictions of any kind, be that shopping, or co-dependency, shamanic plants or drugs/alcohol, self destruction etc. Every single thing that creates blocks and bondage which we are unconscious of. The talking mental body is usually the first we have to slay, and contain and control, for it “thinks” it knows, but it knows nothing.

We walk a path with real actions and disciplines that have real consequences and pain, and we begin to structure this simple reality, that with support our decisions begin to release philosophies that are illusions and we stop defending them as real, and the knowledge path in general comes down and is replaced by the healing path. Things take much longer to heal and syncronicities are further and fewer in-between on the first outer circles of the spiral. Literally we are trying to awaken for the first time of our being where we finally want to face our sorrows and pain, our deeper struggles with real self commitment. This path is only about you and that is the mastery of self.

double spiral - spring

The 3 Moons of Summer – the Obsidian Mirror
The middle journey is an inter-personal mirror work of the dualistic and ritualistic principles of the motion of the figure 8. Most spiritual teachings caste out duality of the motions of the 8 because it involves karma, which means you are no longer the victim but also the unconscious perpetrator or self sabatoger. It is something that we must master and work out, not caste out. This is because its the infinite connection between self and other, between self and nature. Note that the symbol of the double spiral is the figure eight and what is reflected of self in one’s practices and spiritual path, is mirrored all around them.

Synchronicity of mirrors are very subtle, full of illusions and projections and these are the most difficult journey on the path, and that is why the first spiral requires a firm foundation of self mastery before one can begin the second.We begin to live in real situations with what we are healing and practicing and focus on inter-personal growth with the “other” and still its not about the other, but they offer a dark and light mirror, a shadow on one side of the spiral and on the other the action of our commitment to our light. This is a more difficult and intense layering of the spiral, because we test who we are and what we have learned and what we believe put into real actions.

This is where life or nature becomes involved to also test us.We cannot preach what we have not mastered, and its common today on the knowledge and philosophy spiritual path of all teachings on earth to speak without stories to back it up. We become more aware in the second spiral, our psyche goes through a washing and detoxing that is not pleasant.

The places of our soul selling and lies begin to return, or we begin to get sick, or where we believed in illusions that we could not see, slowly begin to manifest before us.Here we overcome issues a bit faster compared with the first spiral, and its easier to accept letting go medicines because its painful and hurtful if we do not. Our healing journey is much more painful because the first layering of healing karma begin. We also begin to slowly see that our hard work and its results are becoming real and we recognize both the pain of change and its positive effects.

The double spiral shows you the shadow and light of this balance. Our emotions begin to heal, our inner child wounds begin to surface, and we begin to learn to mother and nourish this part of our pain. The more work, the more pain surfaces which requires more mothering and nurturing. The unconscious relationship and its drama begins to be recognized.

This work of our ancient spiritual and shaman leader Grandmothers of the ancient prehistory lunar and matriarchal traditions (before any grandfather teaching) had rituals and spiral rituals and disciplines, which were/are divided into four distinct parts and each of the four parts has three layers/levels as a living devotional practice for self healing and self awakening and sustaining one’s awakening in a safe manner. Real spiritual experience is quite dangerous and one must be prepared for what one opens.

Triple Spiral - Autumn

The 3 Moons of Autumn – the Collective Karmic Mirror
Entering the third level is where illusions become broken, it is the most difficult and karmic part of the journey, the suffering is immense, the rejection from life is extraordinary, there is no more ordinary life in the third spiral. This at its core in the spiritual journey is pure healing, sobriety and a very discipline path because its tripled in efforts, dedication and endurance. Only the true devotee whose past lives had prepared them for this level, can enter this level – because the sacrifices are too great without past life preparation. 
Its not something any human just chooses to do.Things are much tighter and much more complex as the triple spiral is where personal fears are unleashed in ways that are difficult to describe because they are unknown until the begin to surface for the individual. We do not know what we fear until we trust the unknown path when our fears arise on their own.

The mental body thinks it knows everything, the triple spiral experiences shows it, that it does not.The third spiral is karma, diseases and illusions which begin to materialize as one in real ways and these are frightening for the dedicated self healing and self enlightenment practitioner. The path also becomes dangerous and at this level, its where people falter and turn away when intense fears felt are out of our control.

Most people run back down the sacred mountain or try medication, pot or something to sooth having to face the wrath of reality at every corner. Our foundations of what we have always known begins to crumble as well, we slip into the spaces between illusion and reality which is dangerous, and into what we thought was bad has a new reality and what we thought was good is challenged.In the single spiral and double spiral compared with the triple, are not as challenging in the ways of death, but in the trinity we are and we begin to falter.This is where we have cancer and chose to heal it our self without help or medications.

This is where we begin to fragment and fall into the pit that is not physical or involves anyone else but you. And because mental and emotional sicknesses from purification of karma can fragment the mind and body, the mental body’s unruly ego tries to keeps us from ever touching our soul which is the most powerful force we have. The first two spirals have to be completely mastered in order to move forward and once the third spiral gate is opened, there is no closing it.

Many souls have stood at this doorway and knew this inherently and chose not to open it to be able to stay alive.The dormant mystery rites of the soul begin to surface as real. Its disorienting at every level and turn because of fear as they open up, and we have to trust ourselves 100% without anyone, because spiraling out of control is real (thats why we do major discipline practices when we first enter the spiral) to protect ourselves by the time we reach the most inner spiral path.

The 3rd inner rings of the triple spiral were all our issues pf our past life and the destruction we had caused, and now we stand in this life to heal them at this gate. Its the most humbling and diseased state of the journey. And now we have entered our spiritual journey a thousand times deeper and darker, but we still remain alive. The last turn of this layer of the spiral requires total sobriety (no pot, shamanic plants (drugs), alcohol etc). All those must be let go for one cannot go any further on the path past the first half of the third spiral with them.TARXIEN SPIRAL winter

The 3 Moons of Winter – the Butterfly or Death Mirror

The forth and final spiral is the death mystery and rare in an individual to survive the physical deaths and spiritual death gates requited. All other spiral levels must be mastered in order to attain pure enlightenment of the final spiral. These spiral are the last levels of all karma of one’s lifetimes and shadow past lives purification, what the traditions call the purge into the true realm of light and dark.

It is the unknown where no safety exists, it is the final letting go and the demonic realms that are constant, not the few but the retrievals of the dissolving of ones demon that is a single demonic energy of all lifetimes of both the soul-astral demon and mental-astral demon. This final death of Self Realized, Nirvana, completed Karma into full Dharma, Dreamtime or Pure Buddha Enlightenment must pass this realm and be successful or death. These are completed life and death medicines and the oldest of this planet (mastering and overcoming death).


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Art source: Double Spiral by Anthony Murphy Photography in Ireland, Kittelsen, Theodor (1857-1914) ‘Tjernet’ 1897, Tarxien Spiral in Malta. 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. raventooth says:

    There is a Finnish album called Bringing Down The Moon. It makes more sense now.


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