The Law of One, Book III, Session 66
Questioner: Possibly in the next session we will expand on that.
I would like to ask the second question.
What are the structure and contents of the archetypical mind, and how does the archetypical mind function in informing the intuition and conscious mind of an individual mind/body/spirit complex.
Ra: I am Ra. You must realize that we offered these concepts to you so that you might grow in your own knowledge of the self through the consideration of them.
We would prefer, especially for this latter query, to listen to the observations upon this subject which the student of these exercises may make and then suggest further avenues of the refinement of these inquiries.
We feel we might be of more aid in this way.
The Law of One, Book III, Session 67
Questioner: Thank you very much.
I have a statement here that I will have you comment on for accuracy or inaccuracy.
In general, the archetypical mind is a representation of facets of the One Infinite Creation.
The Father archetype
corresponds to the male or positive aspect of electromagnetic energy and is active, creative, and radiant as is our local sun.
The Mother archetype
corresponds to the female or negative aspect of electromagnetic energy and is receptive or magnetic as is our Earth as it receives the sun’s rays and brings forth life via third-density fertility.
The Prodigal Son or the Fool archetype
corresponds to every entity who seems to have strayed from unity and seeks to return to the one infinite Creator.
The Devil archetype
represents the illusion of the material world and the appearance of evil but is more accurately the provider of catalyst for the growth of each entity within the third-density illusion.
The Magician, Saint, Healer, or Adept
corresponds to the higher self and, because of the balance within its energy centers, pierces the illusion to contact intelligent infinity and thereby demonstrates mastery of the catalyst of third-density.
The archetype of Death
symbolizes the transition of an entity from the yellow-ray body to the green-ray body either temporarily between incarnations or, more permanently, at harvest.
Each archetype presents an aspect of the One Infinite Creation to teach the individual mind/body/spirit complex according to the calling or the electromagnetic configuration of mind of the entity.
Teaching is done via the intuition.
With the proper seeking or mind configuration, the power of will uses the spirit as a shuttle to contact the appropriate archetypical aspect necessary for the teach/learning.
In the same way each of the other informers of intuition are contacted.
They are hierarchical and proceed from the entity’s own subconscious mind to group or planetary mind, to guides, to higher self, to archetypical mind, to cosmic mind or intelligent infinity.
Each is contacted by the spirit serving as shuttle according to the harmonized electromagnetic configuration of the seeker’s mind and the information sought.
Would you please comment on the accuracy of these observations and correct any errors and fill in any omissions?
Ra: I am Ra. The entity has been using transferred energy for most of this session due to its depleted physical levels.
We shall begin this rather complex answer which is interesting but do not expect to finish it.
Those portions which we do not respond to we ask that you requestion us on at a working in your future.
Questioner: Perhaps it would be better to start the next session with the answer to this question.
Would that be appropriate or is the energy already fixed?
Ra: I am Ra. The energy is as always allotted.
The choice, as always, is yours.
Questioner: In that case, continue.
Ra: I am Ra. Perhaps the first item we shall address is the concept of the spirit used as a shuttle between the roots and the trunk of mind.
This is a misapprehension and we shall allow the questioner to consider the function of the spirit further, for in working with the mind we are working within one complex and have not yet attempted to penetrate intelligent infinity.
It is well said that archetypes are portions of the one infinite Creator or aspects of its face.
It is, however, far better to realize that the archetypes, while constant in the complex of generative energies offered, do not give the same yield of these complexes to any two seekers.
Each seeker will experience each archetype in the characteristics within the complex of the archetype which are most important to it.
An example of this would be the observation of the questioner that the Fool is described in such and such a way.
One great aspect of this archetype is the aspect of faith, the walking into space without regard for what is to come next.
This is, of course, foolish but is part of the characteristic of the spiritual neophyte.
That this aspect was not seen may be pondered by the questioner.
At this time we shall again request that the query be restated at the next working and we shall at this time cease using this instrument.
Before we leave may we ask if there may be any short questions?
The Law of One, Book III, Session 74
Questioner: In a previous session there was a question on the archetypical mind that was not fully answered.
I would like to continue with the answer to that question.
Could you please continue with that, or will it be necessary for me to read the entire question over again?
Ra: I am Ra. As a general practice it is well to vibrate the query at the same space/time as the answer is desired.
However, in this case it is acceptable to us that a note be inserted at this point in your recording of these sound vibratory complexes referring to the location of the query in previous workings.
(Note: This question was the last question asked in Session #67.)
The query, though thoughtful, is in some degree falling short of the realization of the nature of the archetypical mind.
We may not teach/learn for any other to the extent that we become learn/teachers.
Therefore, we shall make some general notations upon this interesting subject and allow the questioner to consider and further refine any queries.
The archetypical mind may be defined as that mind which is peculiar to the Logos of this planetary sphere.
Thusly unlike the great cosmic all-mind, it contains the material which it pleased the Logos to offer as refinements to the great cosmic being-ness.
The archetypical mind, then, is that which contains all facets which may affect mind or experience.
The Magician was named as a significant archetype.
However, it was not recognized that this portion of the archetypical mind represents not a portion of the deep subconscious but the conscious mind and more especially the will.
The archetype called by some the High Priestess, then, is the corresponding intuitive or subconscious faculty.
Let us observe the entity as it is in relationship to the archetypical mind.
You may consider the possibilities of utilizing the correspondences between the mind/body/spirit in microcosm and the archetypical mind/body/spirit closely approaching the Creator.
For instance, in your ritual performed to purify this place you use the term “Ve Geburah.”
It is a correct assumption that this is a portion or aspect of the one infinite Creator.
However, there are various correspondences with the archetypical mind which may be more and more refined by the adept.
“Ve Geburah” is the correspondence of Michael, of Mars, of the positive, of maleness.
“Ve Gedulah” has correspondences to Jupiter, to femaleness, to the negative, to that portion of the Tree of Life concerned with Auriel.
We could go forward with more and more refinements of these two entries into the archetypical mind.
We could discuss color correspondences, relationships with other archetypes, and so forth.
This is the work of the adept, not the teach/learner.
We may only suggest that there are systems of study which may address themselves to the aspects of the archetypical mind and it is well to choose one and study carefully.
It is more nearly well if the adept go beyond whatever has been written and make such correspondences that the archetype can be called upon at will.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 76
Questioner: Were Ra’s teachings focusing on the archetypes for this Logos and the methods of achieving a very close approach to the archetypical configuration? Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct without being true.
We, of Ra, are humble messengers of the Law of One.
We seek to teach/learn this single law.
During the space/time of the Egyptian teach/learning we worked to bring the mind complex, the body complex, and the spirit complex into an initiated state in which the entity could contact intelligent energy and so become teach/learner itself so that healing and the fruits of study could be offered to all.
The study of the roots of mind is a portion of the vivification of the mind complex and, as we have noted, the thorough study of the portion of the roots of mind called archetypical is an interesting and necessary portion of the process as a whole.
Questioner: Is there, in Ra’s opinion, any present day value for the use of the tarot as an aid in the evolutionary process?
Ra: I am Ra. We shall repeat information.
It is appropriate to study one form of constructed and organized distortion of the archetypical mind in depth in order to arrive at the position of being able to become and to experience archetypes at will.
You have three basic choices.
You may choose astrology,
the twelve signs, as you call these portions of your planet’s energy web, and what has been called the ten planets.
You may choose the tarot
with its twenty-two so-called Major Arcana.
You may choose the study of the so-called Tree of Life
with its ten Sephiroth and the twenty-two relationships between the stations.
It is well to investigate each discipline, not as a dilettante, but as one who seeks the touchstone, one who wishes to feel the pull of the magnet.
One of these studies will be more attractive to the seeker.
Let the seeker, then, investigate the archetypical mind using, basically, one of these three disciplines.
After a period of study, the discipline mastered sufficiently, the seeker may then complete the more important step:
that is, the moving beyond the written in order to express in an unique fashion its understanding, if you may again pardon the noun, of the archetypical mind.
Questioner: Would I be correct in saying that the archetypes of this particular Logos are somewhat unique with respect to the rest of the creation?
The systems of study that we have just talked about would not translate quickly or easily in other parts of the creation.
This is a very difficult question to state. Could you clear that up for me?
Ra: I am Ra. We may draw from the welter of statement which you offer the question we believe you ask.
Please requestion if we have mistaken your query.
The archetypical mind
is that mind which is peculiar to the Logos under which influence you are at this space/time distorting your experiences.
There is no other Logos the archetypical mind of which would be the same any more than the stars would appear the same from another planet in another galaxy.
You may correctly infer that the closer Logoi are indeed closer in archetypes.
Questioner: Since Ra evolved initially on Venus Ra is of the same archetypical origin as that which we experience here. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.
Questioner: But I am assuming that the concepts of the tarot and the magical concepts of the Tree of Life, etc. were not in use by Ra.
I suspect, possibly, some form of astrology was a previous Ra concept.
This is just a guess. Am I correct?
Ra: I am Ra. To express Ra’s methods of study of the archetypical mind under the system of distortions which we enjoyed would be to skew your own judgment of that which is appropriate for the system of distortions forming the conditions in which you learn/teach.
Therefore, we must invoke the Law of Confusion.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 88
Questioner: I will make this statement as to my understanding of some of the archetypes and let you correct this statement.
It seems to me that the Significators of Mind, Body, and Spirit are acted upon in each of these by the catalyst.
This produces Experience which then leads to the Transformation and produces the Great Way.
This is the same process for the mind, the body, and spirit.
The archetypes are just repeated but act in a different way as catalyst because of the differences of mind, body, and spirit and produce a different type of experience for each because of the difference in the three.
The Transformation is slightly different.
The Great Way is somewhat different but the archetypes are all basically doing the same thing.
They are just acting on three different portions of the mind/body/spirit complex so that we can say that in making the Significator a complex basically we have provided a way for Catalyst to create the Transformation more efficiently.
Would you correct that statement, please?
Ra: I am Ra. In your statement correctness is so plaited up with tendrils of the most fundamental misunderstanding that correction of your statement is difficult.
We shall make comments and from these comments request that you allow a possible realignment of conceptualization to occur.
The archetypical mind is a great and fundamental portion of the mind complex, one of its most basic elements and one of the richest sources of information for the seeker of the one infinite Creator.
To attempt to condense the archetypes is to make an erroneous attempt.
Each archetype is a significant ding an sich, or thing in itself, with its own complex of concepts.
While it is informative to survey the relationships of one archetype to another it can be said that this line of inquiry is secondary to the discovery of the purest gestalt or vision or melody which each archetype signifies to both the intellectual and intuitive mind.
The Significators of Mind, Body, and Spirit complexes are complex in and of themselves, and the archetypes of Catalyst, Experience, Transformation, and the Great Way are most fruitfully viewed as independent complexes which have their own melodies with which they may inform the mind of its nature.
We ask that you consider that the archetypical mind informs those thoughts which then may have bearing upon the mind, the body, or the spirit.
The archetypes do not have a direct linkage to body or spirit.
All must be drawn up through the higher levels of the subconscious mind to the conscious mind and thence they may flee whither they have been bidden to go.
When used in a controlled way they are most helpful.
Rather than continue beyond the boundaries of your prior statement we would appreciate the opportunity for your requestioning at this time so that we may answer you more precisely.