magic – […] your beliefs are an integral part of your personal energy field; in actuality, they are a form of magic. Magic is the ability to conjure something into form, and beliefs do the same […] – The Plaedians 2) To the magician the magical act, that of causing a transformation in a thing or things without any physical contact, is accomplished by an imaginative act accompanied by the will that the wanted change will occur. The magical act and imaginative act becomes one and the same. The magician knows with certainty that for the change to occur he must will it to happen and firmly believe it will happen. ~http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/a/below_above.html 3) Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Magic Windows – Magic windows are frequencies which (according to Thomas E. Bearden) are especially suited for coupling to and bringing energies from other dimensions. These are the frequencies: 38-40 kHz; 150-160 kHz; 1.1-1.3 MHz; 1.057 GHz; somewhere in the Infrared; the life energy frequency (in the near ultraviolet). These frequencies were found in the Excalibur Briefing, a book on the paranormal and new science, by Bearden. The last one, the ‘life energy’ frequency is in the near ultraviolet. Obviously you can’t use purely electronic means to produce it, since it is optical. Wavelength is the unit of choice here, as for the frequency, I think it is around 10**15 Hz (10 PHz, i.e. 10 petaHertz), i.e. extremely fast. This was probably the frequency used by the Russian scientist Vlail P. Kaznacheyev in his experiment. The result of the experiment, the Kaznacheyev effect, is that if a cell culture is killed or injured, and the ‘death’ photons from it are sent to another culture, which in the absence of visible light (which would quench the paranormal effects, see the above mentioned Excalibur Briefing), suffers the same effects. This is called death transmission via the paranormal channel. Perhaps using different filters one could narrow down the wavelength and frequency. Possibly by phase-conjugating (time-reversing) death photons one could achieve cures for disease. – Frank Lafaro
magnetic moments –
Maia – goddess of fertility, after whom the month of May is named.
Maitre – sanskrit. the Pali equilvalent is ‘maitre’. feeling whatever you feel with a compassionate attitude and complete honesty. Moving closer and closer to the direct experience of yourself. – Pema Chodron
malaise of modernity –
Mammon – is the Syriac word for riches or wealth. The term mammon is not specifically mentioned in the New Revised Standard Version Bible. It does however, portray the significance of its meaning. This is done in the verse ‘No one can serve two masters, for a slave will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.’ This verse occurs in Matthew 6:24 and then again in Luke 16:13. The verse is a warning against preoccupation with wealth. The term mammon is also used for the Syrian god of wealth. Mammon is often used when referring to wealth, and especially the lure and temptations of wealth, in modern times. 2) deities of the historical condition – K. Carey
mamisma – brand of courage that women have honed thru the ages; blending risktaking and caretaking, fearlessness and tenderness, action and cooperation, the energy seeks to heal rather than harm – Women’s Institute at Omega
mana – flow of spiritual efficacy.
Mana advantage – However, wildcrafted plants have a ‘mana advantage’ which is not necessarily measurable in the laboratory. Stress will make medicinal plants stronger.
mana personality – The shaman who changes or is no longer human in the conventional sense but is now infused with something divine, and has become what Jung calls a ‘mana personality‘. Then a growing sense of discerning detachment from ego and society. Related to ‘charisma’.
mani pills – Day One of the puja His Holiness the Dalai Lama led the chants, and His Holiness the Karmapa attended as well. In the maroon packed temple, crowds of devout Tibetans (mostly elders, of course- work day for the younger set) arrived early. Many foreigners also attended, in droves- both Buddhists and tourists wanting to see ‘him’. . . . There were some introductory prayers, some perfunctory long trumpet blasts and two sided drum rattling, a wee whiff of incense, then he got right down to it. Off came his specs, counting mala out, and then the recitations commenced. How many can be done in a couple of hours? 10,000? 100,000? It felt like perfect eternity. om mani padme hum on mani pe me hung om bzz bzz om bzz hum bzzzzbzzz om bzzz . . . We’re all sitting cross legged, chanting away and huge sacks of ingredients are heaped nearby to absorb the blessings. Herbs, twigs, dirt whatever…once sufficiently blessed at the end of the week, they’ll be ground up and made into mani pills to be given out when people make donations or for good luck or for auspicious occasions. – Ferenji Nan
manifestation – vocalization + visualization = manifestation – jonathan Goldman
manitou – NE Amer. Indian word signifying an overwhelming, all encompassing presence. Like mana. 2) Manitou, The Great Spirit, is an Algonquin term, which combines the meanings of Spirit, mystery, magic, and generally is applied to the manifestation of some form of power that is not readily understood or coming from elsewhere – Gerald Munisky
mantic – resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; ‘the high priest’s divinatory pronouncement’; ‘mantic powers’; ‘a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions’ [syn: divinatory, sibylline, sibyllic, vatic, vatical] WordNet ® 1.6-
mantra – ‘Mantras are spiritual pharmaceuticals that can be used to dissolve obstructions in the flow of our energy, boost the charge of our nervous system and connect our being to vast reservoirs of energy within ourselves. Recent discoveries in quantum physics reveal that the manifest universe is composed of vibrating frequencies of energy – sound, in other words. Mantras are constructed upon exactly the same notion – the individual letters of the Sanskrit alphabet being derived from the basic strands of energy vibrating at the core of our existence. This astounding parallel lends immense credibility to the crucial role that sonic technology – and particularly mantras – can play in determining a comprehensive approach to our health and well-being.’ – Russil Paul 2) “The Sanskrit words that we sing in these Kirtans are mantras, or divine names. A mantra can be thought of as a sonic embodiment of the supreme being who, through grace, takes infinite recognizable forms. When touched by the blessings of and enlightened master or the longing of a pure heart, these mantras become fully alive and have the power to carry us back to the One, the universal heart. These ancient words hold within them the very presence of the deity; they are prayers, they are vessels for our prayers, and they are that One to whom we are praying.” – http://www.songpeddler.com/JaiUttal/ShriKrishnaGovinda_JUttal.asp 3) The chants don’t tell stories and aren’t actual sentences. Rather, they are like simple roadmaps to help the mind leap from mental remembrance into the deepest heart essence, where we actually meet and commune with that being who is the source of all. And, really, it’s okay if we don’t fully understand the translations or pronunciations. Through these simple Kirtans, we can communicate with our hearts, with our souls; we can cry, we can laugh, we can dance. 4) Mantra is derived from the verbal root man, which means, to “think”. “Tra” as a suffix to man means to ‘rescue”. It would also be correct to interpret “tra” indicating a means or method. Mantra is controlled thinking that actually rescues or saves the mind. What this means in reality is to purify the mind and prepare it for more expansive thought. – Yogi Baba Prem Tom Beal. 5) The use of mantras recognizes that each sound, each syllable has a natural inherent power, a vibratory quality that relates to aspects of the human condition. Ancient languages such as Hebrew and Sanskrit were built upon this realization, so that the vibrational ‘meaning’ of certain sounds contributed to the meaning of words. A mantra is a word or phrase with inherent meaning and affective power, especially if it is repeated. The language of Sanskrit is said to be a ‘science of sound’, many thousands of years old. Amongst all the various chants, those that came from the Tantric/Sanskrit traditions are probably the most systematized, the most sophisticated, the most written about. According to these schools of thought, there are male, female and neutral mantras; the males usually end with ‘hum’, the females with ‘svaha’ and the neutral with ‘namaha’. Root or seed mantras representing different aspects of divinity are called ‘bijas’. Here are some bijas and their meanings; – krim; (called the Kali Bija) = power over creation and dissolution, recited for conquest of limitations. – srim; = feminine energy of abundance, recited to acquire earthly joys and gains. – klim; = procreative desire, recited for joy, bliss and pleasure. The names of the many Hindu deities are themselves mantras, so that the vibrational quality of the name correlates to the aspects of humanity/divinity embodied by the deity.- Dennis Gaumond 6) Mantras are rhythmic combinations of words or sounds coming from supra-physical sources, inspired by the spiritual Hierarchies, which produce subtle effects. They are creator-instruments. Mantras can invoke energies, build or dissolve subtle structures and shape sublime states, either in the persons who intone them or un their environment. For this to take place they must be changed in an attitude of surrender and reverence toward the inner self and without any ambition. Each one of the currents of cosmic energy that make up a Hierarchy generates specific mantras. These are revealed to the person silently and inwardly, in the tone and rhythm appropriate for the moment. In India, mantras have been used for thousands of years to overcome the tendency of the mind to wander. They have also been widely used by the Sufis of what was formerly Persia, the Lamas of ancient Tibet, as well as the Roman and Eastern Orthodox Catholic Churches. In Christianity they can be found mostly in the Psalms. The correct use of the mantras can have an impact on the whole planetary environs, as can be perceived from the service rendered by those mystics who throughout the ages have chanted them with utmost purity. Mantras can be innocuous or even have negative consequences, if the person who intones them is ambitious, yearns for power or wants to attain some sort of material goal. For example, to exploit the mantras commercially eliminates the possibility of their generating spiritual effects. If the intention is not pure when using them, the energy vortex that is produced attracts involutionary forces. There are mantras that are valid for brief periods, such as those that prepare groups and individuals for contact with subtle and supra-terrestrial realities. Once their task has been fulfilled they are no longer vitalized by the sources that inspired them. Some continue to be valid for long cycles. Each human being has a mantra, which corresponds to his or her own “sound” on the spiritual level. Likewise, groups, countries, planets and galaxies have their own mantras. There is no predetermined way to chant a mantra; it must be adjusted to each moment. If this is done correctly, the action of the inner energies on the etheric plane of the environment and on the auras of those present is reinforced. A mantra should never be changed mechanically. The use of mantras should result from an inner commitment to the energy they express. Individuals and groups discover their own way to do so. What is important is for devotion to always be present. This positive attitude of devotion brings about the gradual purification of the individual, group and planetary aura. It comes about naturally when one is aligned with one’s inner self and the Hierarchy. ~ http://www.callinghumanity.org/?page_id=265 7) mantras are the yoga of the mind. 8) mantra is a technique for regulating the mind. There are many mantras each one having its own quality, rhythm, and effect…Every thought or feeling that we have is on a vibratory frequency. By using mantras we direct the mind into a high vibratory frequency.” – Shakta Khalsa 9) “In general, mantras are all names of God. To sing the names of God is a way of coming back to God. Mantras are words of power that act on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies through the process of sound resonance. This allows for an adjustment of the currents of power to take place, which activates core energy points in our systems. But what truly makes the mantra efficient, and what allows it to vibrate in its full potential, is the intention that you put into the chant.
PRABHU AP JAGO, PARAMATMA JAGO, MERE SARVE JAGO, SARVATRA JAGO
– God, awaken. God awaken in me, awaken in everyone and everywhere. –
When we sing this mantra truthfully, then wherever people may be they will hear the call and receive the command to wake up, to get up and to move themselves. The mantra in itself already performs the transition from egoism to authentic altruism, for you make this request on your behalf but also on the other’s behalf. That’s why I always encourage you to sing the various names of God. The mantras are vehicles that allow you to travel the path of the heart, which is the path of love.” ~ Sri Prem Baba
mariri – In the Amazon Basin, Mariri means many things to many people. To some Indian tribes, Mariri is the abundant, life-giving force of the forest, which is celebrated during times of harvest with ceremonies, singing, and dancing. To others, Mariri is the healing spirit of certain medicinal plants that they consider to be powerful, intelligent teachers. In some regions, Mariri refers to the magical songs sung by curanderos during healing ceremonies, the curative force carried by those songs, or the ability by which a healer can spiritually extract illness from a patient. In the Amazon Basin, for the many tribes and communities who regard Nature as sacred and omnipotent, Mariri is a manifestation of the rainforest’s infinite capacity to heal and sustain life. – http://www.mariri.net/content/view/16/31/
marriage (for an new era) – In the new kind of marriage there is no lying and there are no secrets. Rather, there is a constant intention of transparency. You are open to receiving both the gifts and the truth that the other has to offer – even if some of those truths may be hard to swallow. Love includes the ability to see the sleeping potential in the other, and to awaken it. – Prem Baba
Mary Christ Mass! – “So what do Christ and Mary represent to us, and represent within us? Christ represents the embodiment of our giving and Mary represents the embodiment of our receiving. The Mary- Christ Mass is all about resolution of your last year, gratitude for what you have given, release of your minds ideas about your last year and the next year, and opening of the heart to give to others you wish to honour the Christ Consciousness with. This Mass is a ceremony which opens the heart and balances the past experiences, releasing the energy of sacrifice and the mental energy that is based on ego-based desires. The mass is a ceremony that prepares a soul to receive what they truly need from the universe so they may walk the next step in life that will expand their heart and create more peace and love. This next step directs the intention of the next year.” – Qala Sri’ama
Mary Poppins ~ Mary Poppins is Gurdjieff–for those of you who don’t know. It might inspire you to go back to original Mary Poppins books.. P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, who was also a student of Gurdjieff. – Tracy Cochran
Mary’s gardens – where hundreds of flowers named in medieval times as symbols of the life, mysteries and privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus – as recorded by botanists, folklorists and lexicographers are grown. Early gardens of note in the first years of our work included the roof Mary Garden of the Ambos Mundos Hotel in Havana, and Mary Gardens at the high schools of the Diocese of Cotabata, and also the Manilla Observatory, in the Philippines. Some of the better known Mary Gardens today are those at Our Lady’s national shrines at Knock, Ireland, and Akita, Japan; at the Artane Oratory of the Resurrection in Dublin; and in the cloister planting of Lincoln Cathedral in England. Of special note in the United States, in addition to the mother garden at Woods Hole, are the Mary Gardens at St. Mary’s Parish, Annapolis, Maryland, adjacent to historic Carroll House, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage, Michigan. The work of Mary’s Gardens is carried forward today by an informal association of committed persons in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts. Maryland, Ohio and Dublin, Ireland. http://www.mgardens.org/ ~~ http://www.mcgill.pvt.k12.al.us/jerryd/cm/mary.htm
mask self – The mask self is your pretense, your hiding, your facade for the world. It is the idealized self-image you want so much to be that you invest your energies into making it real. All these various expressions indicate the mask self. The mask self is a defense against exposing who you really are now. Of course you are not exclusively the lower self which the mask is designed to hide. However, by masking any part of yourself, you inevitably also mask your higher self from yourself. The more you try to show only your good side — what is genuinely there in the higher self, but not in the mask self — the more your higher self is masked. Again, you can be conscious of this tactic or not. At times, you may be acutely aware of your faking, your falsifying yourself — and this is so much more preferable to the unaware state. At other times, because you have identified so much with your mask, you are oblivious to wearing one. When you are unaware of your mask, you feel ashamed and uncomfortable but you don’t face this fact because you don’t wish to experience and deal with such feelings. Thus a further process of splitting off sets in where you lose track more and more of who you really are. This is the state of being lost which many individuals wish to cure by some magic — drugs, pills, formulas, or even meditation. They also turn to therapies that encourage the helpless state of sickness and overlook the potent factor of their own will which must be used provided it is rightly understood and applied. – http://www3.sympatico.ca/roddy.duchesne/lecture_193.htm
Master (spiritual) – the term “master” indicates that I have gained total mastery over myself through many lifetimes of effort. This means that I have managed to impose the higher will of my higher self on every aspect of my lower nature. Left to its own devices, my lower nature was like an animal that needed to come under the control of my higher will, and I wrestled with the usual human frailties such as laziness, avarice, greed, anger, lust, dishonesty, fear, worry and violence over the span of many lifetimes. I did not learn to control my nature in a repressive fashion, such as many use to hide their rage to appear free of anger, for example. Rather, I gradually learned a state of viewing reality that made such emotions irrelevant from a broader perspective. So, I am master over myself and no one else, and I do not impose my will on others or tell them what they should be doing with their lives. The road to self-mastery took the form of a neverending series of tests of my character and skills to see whether I had integrated my understanding to the point where I could be trusted with the power of a master, and many of these tests determined whether I was self- less and compassionate toward the sufferings of others and, of course, never caused suffering to others in my later lives – Dwal Khul
master of animals – supernatural figure regarded as the protector of game in the traditions of early hunting peoples. The name was actually devised by Western scholars who have studied such hunting societies. In some traditions, the master of the animals is believed to be the ruler of the forest and guardian of all animals; in others, he is the ruler of only one species, usually a large animal of economic or social importance to the tribe. Thus, among Eurasian peoples the animal most frequently is the bear; among the reindeer cultures of the tundra, the reindeer; among the northern coastal peoples of Eurasia and America, the whale, the seal, or the walrus; among the North American Indians, the bear, the beaver, or the caribou; and among Mesoamerican and South American Indians, the wild pig, jaguar, deer, or tapir. In some traditions he is pictured in human form, at times having animal attributes or riding an animal; in other traditions he is a giant animal or can assume animal form at will. A complex system of customs governs the relationship between the master of the animals, the game animal, and the hunter. The master controls the game animals or their spirits (in many myths, by penning them). He releases a certain number to man as food. Only the allotted number may be killed, and the slain animal must be treated with respect. The master of the animals, if properly invoked, will also guide the hunter to the kill. The souls of the animals, when slain, return to the master’s pens and give him a report of their treatment. If this system is violated, the master will avenge an animal improperly slain, usually by withholding game. A ceremony then must be held to remove the offense or a shaman (a religious personage with healing and psychic transformation powers) sent to placate the master. http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/idxref/9/0,5716,387113,00.html
mathematics – too often, music without the feelings – mb
materialism – Our world, so we see and hear on all sides, is drowning in materialism, commercialism, consumerism. But the problem is not really there. What we ordinarily speak of as materialism is a result, not a cause. The root of materialism is a poverty of ideas about the inner and outer world. Less and less does our contemporary culture have, or even seek, commerce with great ideas, and it is that lack that is weakening the human spirit. This is the essence of materialism. Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas. – Jacob Needleman
materialization – Being the feminine component, the devas are receptive, passive, and wait for instruction. Humanity, being the masculine aspect of the team, is responsible for providing the thought forms, or blueprints which the devas embody. According to Dwal Khul in A Treatise on White Magic, there are specific steps to materialization–and everything which is now in form has been ‘materialized’ in accordance with these steps, whether known or unknown. These steps are the laws of creation, so to speak. The only difference between ‘white’ magic and ‘black’ magic is the intention. The steps for both are the same. Before anything exists on the physical plane, it must first be created as a thought. This happens whether we are conscious of it or not. The clearly formulated thought, energized by desire, is picked up by the devas and is then materialized into form. Anything that we can see on this physical plane is a result of a thought (human-ity’s element) energized by desire, which the devas manifest and bring into form. Everything, without exception, contains devic life. They are, in fact, the life within the form. -Christan Hummel
Matrika – The letters of the alphabet. The Goddess in her form as all sound and speech. – http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/tantra/glossary.htm
Matriotism – ‘Matriotism’ is yin to patriotism’s yang. It’s about loyalty to Mother Earth, not just to individual countries – Elouise Bell
matter – energy manifest at different levels of vibration, hence, matter is a state of vibration, physical matter being of lower and coarser vibrations, and the higher worlds – etheric, astral, mental, buddhic and so on being of increasingly higher vibration and rarefied matter. The higher we go upwards, the more rarefied the matter, and the stronger the currents of spiritual energy flowing – in fact, above the level of the concrete mental plane, the experience of ‘form’ disappear to human beings, and only ‘life’ and ‘energy’ remains. While great beauty can be seen on the physical plane, the higher worlds are even more beautiful, at least in the regions which are dominated by light, – http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/3987/music.html
maturation – occurs when the spectrum of awareness broadens, becomes more inclusive.
maximum power principle ~The maximum power principle has been proposed as the fourth principle of energetics in open system thermodynamics, where an example of an open system is a biological cell. According to Howard T. Odum (H.T.Odum 1995, p.311), “The maximum power principle can be stated: During self organization, system designs develop and prevail that maximize power intake, energy transformation, and those uses that reinforce production and efficiency. . . Lotka provided the theory of natural selection as a maximum power organizer; under competitive conditions systems are selected which use their energies in various structural-developing actions so as to maximize their use of available energies. By this theory systems of cycles which drain less energy lose out in comparative development. However Leopold and Langbein have shown that streams in developing erosion profiles, meander systems, and tributary networks disperse their potential energies more slowly than if their channels were more direct. These two statements might be harmonized by an optimum efficiency maximum power principle (Odum and Pinkerton 1955), which indicates that energies which are converted too rapidly into heat are not made available to the systems own use because they are not fed back through storages into useful pumping, but instead do random stirring of the environment. . . . maximum power as the organisational principle of evolution, describing the evolution of microbiological systems, economic systems, planetary systems, and astrophysical systems. He called this corollary the maximum empower principle.~ HT Odum.
maya – 1) it is not that reality is illusory, but that the way it is perceived is grounded in self-delusion. 2) “When the divine self is born into a body in this three dimensional plane, it becomes enveloped by forgetfulness until it no longer remembers what it is. The principal characteristic of the veil of Maya (the cosmic illusion) is duality: you and me, day and night, good and bad, the drop of water and the ocean. This duality is sustained by lust and attachment. This makes the person believe they are a drop of water and not the ocean. This is what we recognize as a state of sleep, and the idea of separation is the dream we have while asleep.” – Prem Baba
Mayan calendar – simple spiral mathematics
mazeway disintegration – The ‘steady state’ is equivalent to the status quo. It is defined by the norms that are tolerable to the great majority of a population. In order for personality transformation to begin, an individual must be of the minority in which such norms become intolerable. This causes what Wallace calls ‘mazeway disintegration,’ or ‘cultural distortion.’
mazeway resynthesis – ‘ He (La Barre) also says that the functions of religion in dealing with anxiety may be exemplified in the medical/ religious use of psychointegrators (i.e. psychedelics). La Barre (1972) suggested that the crisis cults often associated with hallucinogenic plants can be seen as societal ‘defense mechanisms’ or psychosocial transformation processes, discussed by Wallace (1956) as ‘mazeway resynthesis’.’ – Winkelman, M; ‘96
mechanomorhism – the projection on to nature of the merely mechanical – Stephen Buhner
medical aikido – The martial art, aikido, is based on the principle that by using the force of the attacker against himself, a person is more able to defend himself than if he attempts to butt up directly against the attacker’s blows. Aikido practitioners are known to blend and flow with the force of the attacker and, without much effort, are able to throw an attacker to the ground. In a similar vein, homeopathic medicines are chosen for their ability to match and mimic the symptoms of the sick person and thereby go with, rather than against, the body’s effort to heal itself. It is thus understandable that Stewart Brand, editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, refers to homeopathy as ‘medical aikido.’ – Dana Ullman
medicine – 1) that which takes you from being sick, to being free. 2) ‘The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.’ — Voltaire. 3) What Western rational therapists speak of with the word ‘medicine’ the Native American calls ‘mysterious,’ meaning that which is beyond his or her power to account for; the inexplicable. The Native American called the horse, medicine dog; the gun, medicine iron; alcohol, medicine water; and the medicine man, healer and mystery man, a worker of magic. ‘Medicine’ was accepted and used in the sense of the magical, the supernatural, the unaccountable. It healed with great power. –James Green. 4) ‘We say that everything in this life is remedy, all in this life is medicine, the air is medicine, the water, the fire, all has its function, it is a contact of energy and spirit.’ (Yatiri, healer, interviewed in Jujuy, Argentina) – Alderete 5) In medicine, disease is to be conquered, whereas in healing, the patient is to be made well. – Ingrid Naiman. 6) herbs don’t become medicine until they are awakened, often thru breath and ceremony. – Seminole tradition 6) Beginning from my own experience with breast cancer, and later through the work I have done as a writer, healer and medicine woman for thirty years, I have found that coming alive in community is often the true medicine. – Deena Metzger 7) The belief that an official authority can label and cure your bodies so-called malfunctions with a magic pill will only set you up for a major disappointment. – The Peiadians
medicine buddha – Medicine Buddha, Teacher of Medicine, King of Lapis Lazuli Light, or the names Bhaishajyaguru, Sangye Menla, Vaidurya. Paintings and even some statues have his body colored blue. His left hand holds a bowl filled with healing nectar in his lap. His right hand, facing outward, is outstretched in a mudra, or hand-gesture of giving, and as a sign that he gives protection from illness; in it he usually is shown holding a small branch of the myrobalan plant, which is widely used in many Tibetan and Indian medicines. Tibetan medicine recognizes that the root causes of illness are the conflicts caused by three strong emotions: attachment, anger and ignorance. Myrobalan is the only herb in the Tibetan pharmacopoeia that is considered an aid in healing each of these three types of diseases. This is likened to the action of the Buddha of Healing, who has the power to see the underlying cause of any affliction, whether spiritual, physical or psychological, and who does whatever is necessary to alleviate it. – Marguerite Theophil 2) “Medicine Buddha is an enlightened being, who has unbiased compassion for all living beings. He protects living beings from physical and mental sickness and other dangers and obstacles, and helps them to eradicate the three poisons – attachment, hatred, and ignorance – which are the source of all sickness and danger.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
medicine language – music, poetry and song
meditation – 1) the art of conscious dying. 2) When the mind remains within the fences of its present limitations, transcendence cannot occur. The attempt to transcend the momentary, limited mind and to experience divine consciousness is called meditation. – Pathwork 193 3) Meditation is about opening and relaxing to whatever arises, not picking and choosing. Meditation is an invitation to notice when we reach our limit and to not get carried away by hope and fear. We can notice them and we can let them go. We can shut down, but we can no longer shut down in ignorance. – Pema Chodron 4) from a Buddhist point of view, meditation is a spiritual discipline, one that allows you to have degree of control over your thoughts and emotions – Dalai Lama 5) meditation has three essential ingredients: relaxation, watchfulness, and a non-judgmemental attitude. 6) the patterns come and go, but you (in meditation) are still . . 7) ‘Yes, when we wake up, we need to stay awake. To do so, we need to meditate. We sentient beings have been hibernating for a very long time – so long that we don’t know how to keep ourselves awake. Keeping awake requires repetitive rousing. Imagine you are using an alarm clock with a snooze button, but here the snooze button isn’t a permission to go back to sleep ; it’s a repeated reminder to meditate and stay awake.’ – Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche 8) Meditation is remembrance of God, constant and loving remembrance. – Amma 9) Bringing the mind home, to its original nature – Sogyal Rinpoche 10) A way of unhypnotizing yourself – Adyashanti 10) The doorway to inner silence ~Osho 11) We meditate to see our own blind spots more clearly. We meditate to open our hearts fully to the suffering of others. And we meditate to heal our own wounds so we can truly be of service to others. anf. . Meditation must be accompanied by wise, compassionate action. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
meditative entrainment – ‘I point out (Prattis 1996:170) in my discussion of meditation structures how symbols, mantras, sacred posture, dance, mandalas and other forms of focus are used at different levels of meditative entrainment. Furthermore, I identify the key to all this as being the conscious use of breath and symbolic focus.’ – pg. 159 – Prattis: Anthro at the Edge.
mediumistic dial – mediumship: involves the myriad of selves that surround our central and true self, and the manner in which these impostors assume the ownership of our beings. At certain levels within the miracao, these ‘selves’ can be perceived as real entities. We then begin to realize that each thought that passes thru our mind is an entity. thru this knowledge, we can adjust the mediumistic ‘dial’ in order to tune into beneficial entities. the mediumistic dial is a remedy for man’s tendency to have distracting (random) thoughts. – A. Polari
melismatic singing – singing with sounds rather than a conventional language. Lisa Gerrard: ‘Its a language invented within the music, inherently, and the words mean more than I can say in English. The way I sing is not new; its been around since the beginning of time, and its something all children are born with. Its not unique to me, but for some reason I never lost the ability’. Also: a group of notes or tones sung on one syllable in plainsong.
meditation ~ Meditation is the DNA of the kindness revolution. Meditation is internal service, while service is external meditation. – Pancho Ramos Sterile 2) . . . But what is really dying is the old way of thinking and being: Circle the wagons, take care of you and yours and screw the rest of the world. Send a check once in a while to a starving kid in Africa and call it a day. We are all being called to step out of fear and into Love. How is this transition to take place? Can we love from our ivory towers? Can we love from a place of abject disconnection, one that we seek to mitigate by drinking, shopping, eating, fucking and achieving? If we don’t connect to Source on a daily and committed basis, will we have the requisite chops to pull it off? Meditation affords connection. Connection—experienced long enough and frequently enough—eventually makes everyone feel like family, from trees to Iraq to that spider you squealed about and stepped on last night. When everyone is experienced as family, violence ceases. I take it that far. Meditation has the power to stop war. It forces you to lay down your weapons. ~ Kelly Morris
meme – Richard Dawkins’s term for an idea considered as a replicator, especially with the connotation that memes parasitise people into propagating them much as viruses do. Memes can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas can evolve in a way analogous to biological evolution. Some ideas survive better than others; ideas can mutate through, for example, misunderstandings; and two ideas can recombine to produce a new idea involving elements of each parent idea. The term is used especially in the phrase ‘meme complex’ denoting a group of mutually supporting memes that form an organized belief system, such as a religion. However, ‘meme’ is often misused to mean ‘meme complex’. Use of the term connotes acceptance of the idea that in humans (and presumably other tool- and language-using sophonts) cultural evolution by selection of adaptive ideas has become more important than biological evolution by selection of hereditary traits. Hackers find this idea congenial for tolerably obvious reasons. – The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © 1993-1999 Denis Howe. 2) Highly auto-toxic memes are usually self-limiting because they promote the destruction of their hosts (such as the Jim Jones meme; any military indoctrination meme… 3) Memes are to the mind somewhat as viruses and bacteria are to the body. Memes are ideas, mental models, perceptions, principles. We’re accustomed to the notion that ideas and mental states are tenants in the mind, whom we can admit or eject, feed or starve. We study ideas in terms of who thought them and how those people came to think them. Considering memes turns ownership of ideas inside out. Memes become the actors. The mind is more the host, the environment. The more powerful memes reproduce, duplicate themselves into other hosts. Memes mutate. They can be benign, destructive, or beneficial to their host, and to one another. They can lead their hosts to war or to peace, to love, to greatness, or madness. The notion that ‘I own my ideas’ is itself a meme, as is the notion, ‘Principles guide me.’ Some obsessive-compulsive disorders may be memes. Fortunately, my mind has many defenses against destructive memes–stupidity, forgetfulness, and attention deficit among others. Hmm… of course these might be memes themselves… http://www.phlab.missouri.edu/~ccgreg/Memes/
menopause – like from going from one season to another.
menu of risk – ‘It suggest Fitzgerald has learned new information that is tightening the noose,” Gillers said. ”It shows Fitzgerald now, perhaps after Miller’s testimony, suspects Rove may be in some way implicated in the revelation of Plame’s identity or that Fitzgerald is investigating various people for obstruction of justice, false statements or perjury. That is the menu of risk for Rove.” – http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=4429
metabolism ~ total sum of all chemical reactions in the body, or the balance between anabolism and catabolism. Anabolism – a process (such as tissue growth) that involves synthesizing, or putting together, complex substances from simpler substances (sugars) (REQUIRES ENERGY). Catabolism- final breakdown (digestion) of complex substances into simpler ones, (RELEASES ENERGY). – Lisa Cruz
metaforms – the spatial objectification of universal thought designs in a vibrational reality – an intention waiting to materialize – a spiritual scaffold around which the biology of the future will congeal. K. Carey
metaphor – 1) ‘ . . an external mental form which corresponds to latent symbolic structures. It is being in energy, thru a ritual focus that engenders an ASC, which in turn translates the ‘numinous’ qualities of metaphor into human experience, that the initiate then integrates with physically.’ – Prattis ‘97. 2) The experiential basis of meaning and the role of perceptual or sensory information in the construction of meaning has also been treated by Beck (1978). Beck proposes that metaphor mediates between sensory and verbal categories via the operation of analogy. A verbal metaphor can now be understood as a device whose function is to inject the results of analogic reasoning processes into the semantic domain. As Fernandez has said, a metaphor bridges gaps. We can now understand this as a process whereby images and experiential associations that develop at a level where a network of sensory associations prevails are transferred to a level where thoughts are ordered according to a logic of verbal categories. Metaphors cross over such categorical divides as animate/ inanimate, cosmic/biological, human/animal by recourse to associative and sensory logic. 11978:85] Beck’s notion of the transfer through metaphor of images or associations from a domain where ‘a network of sensory associations prevails’ to a different order, here the level where thoughts are ordered . . .’ is of primary interest here. For Beck this transfer occurs partly via synaesthesia or cross-sensory modalities. The nature of the metaphor is ‘that it juxtaposes elements of a concrete image in order to formulate some set of more abstract relationships’ (1978:83). Importantly, Beck also points out that metaphors do not need to have a verbal form, thus allowing the possibility of associations in any number of modes or domains. For example, metaphorical associations in ritual might be expressed through actions (1978:83). – M.L. Lyon (Order and healing) pg. 260. 3) actualizing the abstract. 4) Herbert Read: ‘A metaphor is the synthesis of several units of observation into one commanding image; its the expression of a complex idea, not by analysis, or abstract statement, but by a sudden perception of a . . . relation’. 5) It is of course this ability to create and reflect images of great complexity, in the direct and immediate fashion of a creative insight, that has given metaphor its central place in, for example, European poetic tradition. It is thus not hard to see how, by using words which draw attention to the minute similarities between dissimilars, the shaman tries to sharpen his images at the same time as creating a space in which his visions can develop. His statement that normal words would make him crash into things conveys the idea well enough. However, context of thought around this metaphoring is shamanic, not poetic – thus the degree of reality attributed to the things imaged and in their capacity to affect the world. Yoshi’s are real beings who are both ‘like and not like’ the things they animate. They have no stable of unitary nature and thus, paradoxically, the ‘seeing as’ of ‘twisted language’ is the only way of adequately describing them. Metaphor here is not only improper naming, but the only proper naming possible. The whole strategy of the song is to drag these refractory meanings and images of the yoshi world out into this one and embed them unambiguously into a real body. Interesting, the only things named by direct as opposed to ‘twisted language’, is the woman’s body itself at the moment in which precisely the images of the song are intended to physically ‘crash’ into it, effecting the real cure. Townsley, Graham – Song Paths. 6) ethnoclassifications can describe nature using analogic codes rather than binary distinctions. Analogic codes (metaphors) stress likenesses rather than differences, and suggest and facilitate synergies. That which describes the tonality of feelings. e.g.: Teilhard de Chardin used the metaphors of fire and music. . . . rhythms, beats, sparks, and blazes . . – mb 7) the lingua franca between domains – mb 8) Metaphor is the incarnatinal garb by which power enters the world – Caroline Casey
metaphoric compulsion – that which compels us to, ‘understand phenomena by their essence.’ – P. Descola
metaphors of transformation – As J.V. Downton (1989) suggested in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, ‘guiding metaphors of … transformation need to be found which provide a clearer idea of what to expect when the forces of the collective unconscious break through into consciousness and the individual is transported across a barrier – like death – into a new reality.’
metempsychosis – reincarnation; the transmigration of souls.
metonym – Use of one word for another that it suggests. As the effect for the cause, the cause for the effect, the sign for the thing signified, the container for the thing contained. E.g.: By putting shamanic performance in metonymic tension with performance theory, I hope to open more space in cultural studies for an ethnography of cultural performance which features the politics of performance. E.g.: ‘a man keeps a good table, instead of good food.
mercantile pillaging – a descriptor for the usual nonsustainable resource extraction characteristic of short term gain reasoning.
mercantilism – legalized plundering, the predecessor to corporate expansionism
miasmas – toxic personal distortions – Tom Kenyon
micro-world – Symptoms and signs, which had been the fundamental diagnostic criteria of medical practice from antiquity, were now considered to be the results of invisible warfare in the micro-world. – Kenner, Dan, and Yves Requena – Botanical Medicine: A European Professional Perspective.
militant materialism – ‘In 1996, Tom Wolfe wrote a brilliant essay called “Sorry, but Your Soul Just Died,” in which he captured the militant materialism of some modern scientists. To these self-confident researchers, the idea that the spirit might exist apart from the body is just ridiculous. Instead, everything arises from atoms. Genes shape temperament. Brain chemicals shape behavior. Assemblies of neurons create consciousness. Free will is an illusion. Human beings are “hard-wired” to do this or that. Religion is an accident. In this materialist view, people perceive God’s existence because their brains have evolved to confabulate belief systems. You put a magnetic helmet around their heads and they will begin to think they are having a spiritual epiphany. If they suffer from temporal lobe epilepsy, they will show signs of hyperreligiosity, an overexcitement of the brain tissue that leads sufferers to believe they are conversing with God.’ – David Brooks (NYT)
military Keynesianism — the determination to maintain a permanent war economy and to treat military output as an ordinary economic product, even though it makes no contribution to either production or consumption. – chalmers johnson
milieu interieur – the ‘inner environment’ of ‘le terrain’, the soil. the microbe being like the seed that can only sprout if the environment is suitable. From 19th cent. Christian Bernard, as in ‘its not the germs, its the soil’.
mind – your mind is primarily made up of memories unless your higher awareness and God/dess consciousness is anchored through it. – Metatron 2) (care of the mind) ~ ‘As humanity is presently in a period of acceleration in which our minds have an important role in the integration of events both in our personal realities and globally, it is important to offer support for the mind so it may remain loving, positive, open, relaxed and receptive. The most graceful way for the mind to integrate events and experiences and carry out its divine role easily is to receive regularly from the universal field of love. If the mind relies on this connection and energy for its wellbeing, it will always, as a student of the heart, be able to surrender, give over its fears, worries, attachments and burdens and to let go of its protective roles.’ ~ Amaya Ma 4) The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it. – Sri Nisargadatta 5) when you use your mind to gather and step down the energies of universality, focusing and channeling them into specific dimensional creations, your minds activity is so different, its capacities enhanced so far beyond its typical historical usage, that one could say with some accuracy that it is not the same mind at all. . ~ Ken Carey
mindset – Mindsets means that thru biases, preconceptions, and assumptions you see the world in a particular way. We are conditioned to see the world narrowly. E.g. – Spell the world shop. Now what do you do when you come to a green light. Why? Spelling the world shop narrows our focus to rhyming words even though the correct answer does not rhyme.
millenarianism – relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness; a belief in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
mirror neurons – the idea that if I observer other persons having the same emotional experience (anger, frustration, love . . .) that I have had, and I can feel their experience by resonance, the same neurons will light up in me that normally light up when I am having that experience. We are therefore softwired to experience another situation as if we are experiencing it ourselves. This is a scientific explanation for empathy. that we are naturally altruistic. Means our first drive, an empathetic one, is to belong. With the development of empathy, comes the devlopment of selfhood that can maintain healthy boundaries. .
miscreation – ‘At this very moment, there are patterns of perfection from the Causal Body of God that contain the practical solutions to our energy crisis, global warming, disease, poverty, aging, hunger, homelessness, war and every other human miscreation.’ – Patricia Diane Cota-Robles 2) there was a point in time when Humanity chose to experiment with our thoughts, words, actions and feelings in ways that conflicted with the Will of our Father-Mother God and the patterns of perfection in the Causal Body of God. Once this occurred, we began experiencing the results of our human miscreations. We were cast into negative and painful situations for the very first time. In order to minimize our pain, we voluntarily closed our Heart Chakras. Our hope was that this would prevent us from feeling with such intensity. To our dismay, this horrific act only complicated our problems. When we closed our Heart Chakras, we blocked the portal through which the Divine Love of our Mother God enters the Earth. This forced the Feminine Aspect of our Divinity to withdraw, and the Love of our Mother God was reduced to a mere trickle of its original potential in the physical world of form. Prior to this disastrous event, the Divine Will, Power and Authority of our Father God was always perfectly balanced with the Divine Love, Adoration and Reverence for Life of our Mother God. When the masculine and feminine polarities of our Father-Mother God were perfectly balanced within us, we never abused or inappropriately used our power. We clearly understood the Oneness of Life, and we realized that to harm any part of Life results in harming ourselves. When we began using our masculine power without the balance of our feminine love, we were catapulted into the quagmire of pain and suffering that we are witnessing around the world to this very day. Every single negative situation can be traced back to Humanity’s abuse of power and the lack of reverence for Life. 3) As the Light of God enters this core of purity, it activates the Divine Potential of Infinite Abundance which has been dormant since Humanity’s fall from Grace aeons ago. When Humanity’s Divine Birthright of Abundance is activated, it pushes to the surface every frequency of vibration that conflicts with God’s Abundance. These human miscreations are now surfacing in our daily lives to be transmuted back into Light. >From outer-world appearances it looks like we are heading for a global economic collapse.
mithridatum – Mithridates VI, King of Pontus (about 100 B.C.), though he battled Rome for a lifetime, found time to make not only the art of poisoning, but also the art of preventing and counteracting poisoning, subjects of intensive study. Unhesitatingly, he used himself as well as his prisoners as ‘guinea pigs’ on which to test poisons and antidotes. His famed formula of alleged panantidotal powers, ‘Mithridatum,’ was popular for over a thousand years.
mnemonic – of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory; ‘mnemonic device’
modern art – just as craftsmanship is skill without imagination, modern art is imagination without skill. – Tom Stoppard
modern culture – ‘ . . is based on mechanistic analysis and control of human systems as well as Nature, rootless cosmopolitanism, nationalistic chauvinism, sterile secularism, and monoculture shaped by mass media.’ (!) – Charlene Spretnak. 2) ‘Commercial interests go to 3rd world countries and want to develop new markets and what do they is convince the people that it is modern to open a can (or inject a drug) . E.g., Guatemala is coffee country and people are drinking Nescafe instead because they are brainwashed to think that this is modern.’ – Adelle Dawson
monad – An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible. . (Philos. of Leibnitz). The elementary and indestructible units which were conceived of as endowed with the power to produce all the changes they undergo, and thus determine all physical and spiritual phenomena; an indivisible, impenetrable unit of substance viewed as the basic constituent element of physical reality in the metaphysics of Leibnitz. –dict.
monochromatic – ‘The main thesis of this paper is that the Australian Aboriginal concept of self, as opposed to the atomistic Western notions of self, is a profoundly relational view. This point should come as no surprise to anyone; however, careful analysis will yield some surprising conclusions. Perhaps counterintuitively to our own view of – and fear of – collectivist cultures, I will show that the Australian Aboriginal values autonomy, and, at least conceptually, values individuality in a deeper sense than do Western individualists. In my argument, I will point out that there are different kinds of collectivisms, and our Western view of collectivist cultures tends not only to be monochromatic., but also takes such an extreme position as to become paradigmatic. ‘ – Hoyt l. Edge
monoculture – the tyranny of the majority
monotheism – ‘merely the deifiucation of the individuality’ – Alain Danielou – ‘Shiva and the Primordial Tradition’
monsters – ‘are chaos beasts, lurking at the interstices of order, be they conceived as mythical creatures who preceded creation, survivals from an archaic era, creatures who dwell in dangerous lands remote from human habitation, or beings who appear in nightmares. Though the forms and types of monsters are numberless, a single principle holds good for the majority of them: a monster is out of place, conforming to no class or violating existing classes. This is most frequently expressed by the monster’s having hybrid form (the result of a mixture of species, attributes, sexes, and other categories), being the result of a transformation, or having dislocated or superfluous parts. Because modes of locomotion and other bodily characteristics are prime modes of classification, the superfluity or lack of organs removes the monster from the ordinary taxonomic divisions. . . .The most common hybrid monster generally mixes differing species–e.g., the Centaur (horse-man), the Minotaur (bull-man), Echidna (snake-woman), Pegasus (horse-bird), Sphinx (woman-lion-bird), Siren (bird-woman), and Empusa (animal-metal) of Greek mythology and the griffin (lion-eagle), mermaid (woman-fish), vegetable lamb (plant-animal), barnacle goose (mollusk-bird), and mandrake (plant-man). In other instances, the characteristics are juxtapositions of different species–e.g., the tree that bears human heads as fruit; horses born from eggs; flesh-eating mares; milk-producing birds. The most extreme form of the fluidity that is characteristic of monsters is the Protean figure who can change into any form or combination of forms at will. In all of these monstrous forms, the central notion appears to be the danger associated with beings that are out of place or are fluid. But some contemporary anthropologists have argued the opposite conclusion; i.e., rather than being threats to the classificatory system, monsters, through their startling combinations and juxtapositions, force men to think more clearly about and distinguish more sharply between the different boundaries of their world. In this interpretation, the monsters are ultimately supportive of order rather than a destructive threat to it.’ – http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/9/0,5716,115609+4,00.html
morality – ‘Morality means only that you should fit with the society. If the society is at war, then the morality changes. If the society is at peace, then there is a different morality. Morality is a social politics. It is diplomacy. And each child has to be brought up in such a way that he fits into the society, that’s all. Because society is interested in efficient members. Society is not interested that you should attain to self-knowledge’ – Osho
mountains – where heaven and earth come closest.
movable altar – Note that working with medicines gives you immediate feedback as to the ‘correctness’ of strategies aimed at tuning with the frequencies that promote expansion of spiritual awareness, efforts which generally work to positive effect on psychophysical problems as well. A medicine circle can thus exist as an exploratory microcosm of our everyday life, an arena to trot out our current gameplan, a dimensional atmosphere to send out a whether balloon; for what may or may not work might be experienced to an extreme. What of our lives we bring into the circle can thus be ‘tested’ in an environment of heightened – sometimes to excruciating, or blissful, and often catalytic degrees – felt understandings of the results of our thoughts and actions, the energetic reality of ‘what goes around comes around’. You thus see the importance of ritual in contextualizing our lives. Not the ritual of unconscious habit, but the ritual of conscious intention to stay articulated with the prevailing winds of original purpose, to remain resonant with spirit. As in a temple. As such, one’s life becomes a movable altar. – m.b.
multiphrenia – Ego is characterized by fixed identities in control of their environment (we are our own little nation states): however, in someways technology is forcing this to disassemble. Technology changes social arrangements and communication patterns. Communication defines social reality (and thus communication with nature, with other dimensions, defines an expanded social reality). Technology expands geographic location and social parameters. Information bombards us with exposure to others. We must constantly change definition of self to accommodate new data. 2) Ken Gergen in ‘The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of identity in Contemporary Life.’ calls this process the ‘populating of the self’ and names the resulting condition ‘multiphrenia‘. Multiphrenia results from being exposed to an enormous array of social information which presents many different and sometimes incoherent models of identity. The socially saturated-self becomes a highly plastic construction changing its outlook in accordance to the fluctuating conditions in which it is embedded. The postmodern self thus is relativistic and socio-technically enhanced (or confused). Saturated-self can create anxiety because of the overwhelming volume of information competing for attention and assimilation. Self is forced to either expand, to loosen, or take cover from the barrage behind a shield of dogmatic proclamations that striate the world into beliefs and structures, protected by taboos that bar its close examination. Social saturation populates the self with fragmented identities, resulting either in multiphrenia, or forcing the barraged individual to look for self-models among planetary cultural traditions that can withstand such barrages. The quality/prior self, that which has the depth, strength, and sense of permanence that can transcend and be prior to increasing impermanence, is found in evolutionary/vitalistic cultures. Rapid cultural change is acting as a centrifuge to pull people from their dogmatic belief systems, which fly apart in the face of such fluidity. Out of this sifting process cultural traditions most supportive of human evolution will separate out from the detritus that does not, like nuggets of gold floated apart from river sand. – m.b. . . 3) The concept was specifically not intended to designate a disease, but rather an increasingly common form of cultural life. Although Gergen’s account exuded a certain nostalgia for a simpler and more coherent life, his analysis also gave way to a more inviting view of the future. Specifically, he proposed that in undermining the tradition of the singular, unified self, the condition of multiphrenia lends itself to understanding oneself as created within relationships. ~ Blackwell reference
multiple ordering – ‘Whether or not western rationalist presuppositions can be taken as representative of human universals, and whether they can be accorded a privileged position in cultural translation. It has become rather widely held that Cartesian dualism and other metaphysics characteristic of Western ontological presuppositions have dominated anthropological analysis to a degree that may obscure multiple ordering of reality (many stories . .) . – Hviding, Edvard, in Descola and Paalson.
mundus novus – new world
mushrooms (visionary) – a diaect of DMT
music – 1) vibrational sculpture – mb 2) the speech of angels – Thomas Caryle. 3) Music grows in us, like grass, or trees, or babies. – Joe Jackson. 3) that which gives shape to space. 4) We know from occult research (C. W. Leadbeater: Thought forms and other works) that thoughts are formed in mental matter, with colour, structure and shape according to their nature and quality, and with a clarity which depends of the strength and training of the thinker. Similarly, clairvoyant investigation has shown how music creates forms in the inner worlds when it is played, and we have here one of the keys to the effects of music on human beings, not only are we influenced in a beneficial or detrimental way by the sound waves, depending on the music, but we are also touched by the energy forms which the music creates in the inner worlds by the power of sound. This is an important key to the understanding of the power of music, for if sound is used consciously for the purpose of healing and beautifying society and the planet, it will have great effects, while the opposite is also the case. –http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/3987/music.html. 6) has the word ‘muse’ as its basis 7) Music is energy. Music is the original template of creation. It is within sound and it is within silence. It is the rhythm of consciousness and it is the harmonics of life. It is the universal language which brings together heaven, earth, now and the future in one glorious indivisible moment. It is said that the creation of the universe occurred through sound and hence all the various dimensions and planes of existence came into being. Breath, tone and witnessing are keys for the attunement of these inner and outer worlds. Through them we may apprehend the Great Mystery……the eternal unfathomable unity embedded within the endless play of consciousness in form. Music is the sound of light is the tone of creation is the colour of melody and the fragrance of touch. It is the joyful expression of love and appreciation for all manifested forms in all their unique novelty and diversity. –Darpan 8) Music is a portal to the other side – Americasgriefcoach.com 9) Pop music, Brian Eno once said, isn’t just about making music in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, it’s about “the creation of a new, imaginary world, which beckons the listener to join it”.
myrmecochory – Bloodroot is one of many plants whose seeds are spread by ants, a process called myrmecochory. The seeds have a fleshy organ called an elaiosome that attracts ants. The ants take the seeds to their nest, where they eat the elaiosomes, and put the seeds in their nest debris, where they are protected until they germinate. They also get the added bonus of growing in a medium made richer by the ant nest debris. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_root
mystery tolerance threshold – ‘. . . our choices of world views are between spectrums defined by mechanistic nature with God as an option, or a living present God imbued in a living nature. Our choice is influenced by our acknowledgement of mystery and in turn affects our tolerance of it. Those with the lowest mystery-tolerance thresholds are drawn towards the mechanistic-aetheistic world view. Otherwise you are more open to the divine mystery.’ Sheldrake, Rebirth of Nature, pg. 203.
myth – 1) the ingression of metaphor into ‘our’ reality. 2) a female moth. 3) . . . . as composing a prior reality, the ‘truer’ world than this one. Hence myths contain cultural blueprints because they come from the dimensions that architect everyday reality. – m.b. 3) stories which function to convey spiritual guidance and arousing a spiritual state in individuals – Gaston 1982:23 4) cross-dimensional dialogue within an ecology of souls. – m.b. 5) culture generators – cultures are storied into existence. 6) Not that myths live in our subconscious, but that we live in the subconscious of the myths. We are being dreamed by Gaia . . Paula Gunn Allen. 7) Mythic tradition serves as an umbilical line between the past and the present, and between the socio-cultural unit and its physico-biotic environment. 8) the Greeks call myths the activities of the daemons. The great virtues, the great joys, the great privations come in the myths, and, as it were, take mankind between their naked arms, and without putting off their divinity. – WB Yeats 9) Many of us may think of myth as something opposed to fact, as falsehood or superstition. But in the root meaning of the word, the great myths of mankind are representations of cosmic and spiritual ideas, expressed in a way that touches the deeper springs of the mind — the intelligence of the heart. The mythic world does not exclude the world of concrete, everyday reality, but includes a greater awareness of the paradox of human existence…a reflection of the mystery of the two levels within human nature — the divinity within man joined to the all-too-human. We need to reclaim our mythic symbols before they are destroyed by narrow ‘realism’ or naïve ‘idealism.’ We need to reclaim them in a way that corresponds to what is necessary for us now in our own era. Ideas communicated through myth show us a world that is perceived through the vision of wonder, love of truth, and the sense of the sacred, the impulse to serve and to participate in a greater reality—-what we may call the inner world. These myths live in our subconscious, and we need to let them come forward and act upon us again. As it is, they are now being covered by a foolish realism that sees only ‘facts’ of the outer world and is blind to the laws of the inner world… – Jacob Needleman 10) myth is not a distortion of fact, but the womb from which all facts must come. Myth involves an intrinsic understanding o the nature of reality, couched in imaginative terms, carrying a power as strong as nature itself. .. when you accept myths then you call them facts, and they become so a part of your lives, that their basis seems self-apparent. Myths are vast psychic dramas, more truthful than facts. They provide an ever-enduring theater of reality. . . Myths are natural phenomena, rising from the psychic of humans like so many mountain ranges rise from the planet. Myths rise in response to an inner knowledge that is to vast to be clothed by facts alone. . . when myths become more factual, then they are already become less real . . their power becomes constrained. Facts are a very handy but weak brew of reality. They consign somethings to be real and others to be not. . . however, the psyche is not so limited . . it embraces all possibilities and creates myths as the ocean creates spray. Myths are originally psychic fabrications of such power and strength that whole civilizations can arise from their source . . they cast their light over historical events because they are responsible for those events. – Seth 11) profound and enduring patterns of meaning that inform the human psyche and constellate its diverse realities. – R. Tarnas 12) All myths are metaphoric animation of intrinsic powers of nature. – Caroline Casey
mythematics ~ deep study of the intertwining of math and nature.
mythemes – elementary structures of myths, the simple building blocks of narratives (folktales and myths) – Levi-Strauss
mythic addiction – ‘That’s exactly what our addiction to commercial-industrial progress is. Mythic addictions function like drug addictions. Even when they’re destroying us, the psychic fixation is such that we cannot get away from it. So we deny that any of this is happening; at present we are in a real state of denial about the severity of planetary destruction for which we are responsible. – Thomas Berry (Forsaken Garden)
mythic light – ‘While in an A.S.C. the shaman sees self and client in a mythic light – a different and broader conception of reality – and it is in this context that healing takes place.’ – Prattis 1997
mythic time –Mythic time provides an ongoing process of fertilization. Ceremony bridges the worlds and allows vitality to flow . .
myxomatosis – When first introduced in the 1950s, myxomatosis killed 99 per cent of the rabbit population: the kill rate today is often less than 50 per cent. After release of the myxoma virus, insufficient attention was given to the need for conventional rabbit control methods to cull those rabbits which survived myxomatosis. The virus evolved into less virulent forms that allowed both the rabbit and virus to survive. At the same time, rabbits developed greater resistance to the disease.
muthos – ‘anything told by word of mouth’ and necessarily inclines us towards the ritual, rather than written and read, aspect of myth.
mythology – second-hand trypping