The Law of One, Book IV, Session 77
Questioner: In that case, it seems that a thorough knowledge of the precise nature of these philosophical foundations would be of primary importance to the study of evolution of mind, body, and spirit, and I would like to carefully go through each, starting with the mind.
Is this agreeable with Ra?
Ra: I am Ra. This is agreeable with two requests which must be made.
Firstly, that an attempt be made to state the student’s grasp of each archetype.
We may then comment.
We cannot teach/learn to the extent of learn/teaching.
Secondly, we request that it be constantly kept before the mind, as the candle before the eye, that each mind/body/spirit complex shall and should and, indeed, must perceive each archetype, if you use this convenient term, in its own way.
Therefore, you may see that precision is not the goal; rather the quality of general concept complex perception is the goal.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 89
Questioner: The way that I understand this, then, Ra gave these archetypical concepts to the priests of Egypt who then drew them upon the walls of one of the chambers of the Great Pyramid.
What was the technique of transmission of this information to the priests?
At this time was Ra walking the surface among the Egyptians, or was this done through some form of channeling?
Ra: I am Ra. This was done partially through old teachings and partially through visions.
Questioner: Then at this particular time Ra had long since vacated the planet as far as walking among the Egyptians. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. Yes.
Questioner: I would like to question Ra on each of these cards in order to better understand the archetypes. Is this agreeable?
Ra: I am Ra. As we have previously stated, these archetypical concept complexes are a tool for learn/teaching.
Thusly, if we were to offer information that were not a response to observations of the student we would be infringing upon the free will of the learn/teacher by being teach/learner and learn/teacher at once.
Questioner: You stated that Ra used the tarot to develop the magical personality.
Was this done to mentally become the essence of each archetype and in this way develop the magical personality?
Ra: I am Ra. This is incorrect.
The clothing one’s self within the archetype is an advanced practice of the adept which has long studied this archetypical system.
The concept complexes which together are intended to represent the architecture of a significant and rich portion of the mind are intended to be studied as individual concept complexes as Matrix, Potentiator, etc., in viewing mind/body/spirit connections and in pairs with some concentration upon the polarity of the male and the female.
If these are studied
there comes the moment when the deep threnodies and joyful ditties of the deep mind can successfully be brought forward to intensify, articulate, and heighten some aspect of the magical personality.
Questioner: You stated that each archetype is a concept complex.
Would you please define what you mean by that statement?
Ra: I am Ra. Upon the face of it such a definition is without merit, being circular.
A concept complex
is a complex of concepts just as a molecule is a complex structure made up of more than one type of energy nexus or atom.
Each atom within a molecule
is its unique identity and, by some means, can be removed from the molecule.
The molecule of water
can, by chemical means, be caused to separate into hydrogen and oxygen.
they cannot be construed to equal water.
When formed in the molecular structure which exemplifies water the two are irrefragably water.
Just in this way each archetype has within it several root atoms of organizational being.
Separately the overall structure of the complex cannot be seen.
Together the concept complex is irrefragably one thing.
However, just as it is most useful in grasping the potentials in your physical systems of the constituted nature of water, so in grasping the nature of an archetype it is useful to have a sense of its component concepts.
Questioner: When Ra originally trained or taught the Egyptians about the tarot did Ra act as teach/learners to a degree that Ra became learn/teachers?
Ra: I am Ra. This distortion we were spared.
Questioner: Then could you tell me what information you gave to the Egyptian priests who first were contacted or taught with respect to the first archetype?
Is this possible for you to do within the limits of the first distortion?
Ra: I am Ra. It is possible.
Our first step, as we have said, was to present the descriptions in verbal form of three images:
one, eight, fifteen;
then the questions were asked:
“What do you feel that a bird might represent?”
“What do you feel that a wand might represent?”
“What do you feel that the male represents?”
and so forth until those studying were working upon a system whereby the images used became evocative of a system of concepts.
This is slow work when done for the first time.
We may note, with sympathy, that you undoubtedly feel choked by the opposite difficulty, that of a great mass of observation upon this system, all of which has some merit as each student will experience the archetypical mind and its structure in an unique way useful to that student.
We suggest that one or more of this group do that which we have suggested in order that we may, without infringement, offer observations on this interesting subject which may be of further aid to those inquiring in this area.
We would note at this time that the instrument is having almost continuous pain flares.
Therefore, we ask that each of the support group be especially aware of any misinformation in order that we may correct any distortions of information the soonest possible.
Questioner: Now as I understand it, what you suggest as far as the tarot goes is to study the writings that we have available and from those formulate questions. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. No.
Questioner: I’m sorry that I didn’t understand exactly what you meant with respect to this.
Would it be appropriate then for me to answer the questions with what I think is the meaning of the three items that you spoke of for Card Number One and then Card Eight, etc.?
Is this what you mean?
Ra: I am Ra. This is very close to our meaning.
It was our intention to suggest that one or more of you go through the plan of study which we have suggested.
The queries having to do with the archetypes as found in the tarot after this point may take the form of observing what seem to be the characteristics of each archetype, relationships between mind, body, and spiritual archetypes of the same ranking such as Matrix, or archetypes as seen in relationship to polarity, especially when observed in the pairings.
Any observations made by a student which have fulfilled the considerations will receive our comment in return.
Our great avoidance of interpreting, for the first time, for the learn/teacher various elements of a picture upon a piece of pasteboard is involved both with the Law of Confusion and with the difficulties of the distortions of the pictures upon the pasteboard.
Therefore, we may suggest a conscientious review of that which we have already given concerning this subject as opposed to the major reliance being either upon any rendition of the archetype pictures or any system which has been arranged as a means of studying these pictures.
Questioner: I didn’t mean to get so far off the track of my original direction, but I think that some of these excursions are enlightening and will help in understanding the basic mechanisms that we are so interested in in evolution.
Ra stated that archetypes are helpful when used in a controlled way.
Would you give me an example of what you mean by using an archetype in a controlled way?
Ra: I am Ra. We speak with some regret in stating that this shall be our last query of length.
There is substantial energy left but this instrument has distortions that rapidly approach the limit of our ability to maintain secure contact.
The controlled use of the archetypes is that which is done within the self for the polarization of the self and to the benefit of the self, if negatively polarized, or others, if positively polarized, upon the most subtle of levels.
Keep in mind at all times that the archetypical mind is a portion of the deep mind and informs thought processes.
When the archetype is translated without regard for magical propriety into the manifested daily actions of an individual the greatest distortions may take place and great infringement upon the free will of others is possible.
This is more nearly acceptable to one negatively polarized.
However, the more carefully polarized of negative mind/body/spirit complexes will also prefer to work with a finely tuned instrument.
May we ask if there are any brief queries before we leave this working?
As we look back over the material in Volume Four, we find the following statement by Ra from Session #97 to be the key for this beginning of the study of the archetypical mind.
“We wish not to form that which may be considered by any mind/body/spirit complex to be a complete and infallible series of images.
There is a substantial point to be made in this regard.
We have been, with the questioner’s aid, investigating the concept complexes of the great architecture of the archetypical mind.
To more clearly grasp the nature, the process, and the purpose of archetypes, Ra provided a series of concept complexes.
In no way whatsoever should we, as humble messengers of the One Infinite Creator, wish to place before the consideration of any mind/body/spirit complex, which seeks its evolution, the palest tint of the idea that these images are anything but a resource for working in the area of the development of the faith and the will.
To put this into perspective we must gaze then at the stunning mystery of the One Infinite Creator.
The archetypical mind does not resolve any paradoxes or bring all into unity.
This is not the property of any source which is of the third density.
Therefore, may we ask the student to look up from inward working and behold the glory, the might, the majesty, the mystery, and the peace of oneness.
Let no consideration of bird or beast, darkness or light, shape or shadow keep any which seeks from the central consideration of unity.
We are not messengers of the complex.
We bring the message of unity.
In this perspective only may we affirm the value to the seeker of adepthood of the grasping, articulating, and use of this resource of the deep mind exemplified by the concept Complex of the archetypes.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 90
Questioner: I have an observation on Archetype Number One made by (name) and I request comment on it by Ra.
I will read it,
“The Matrix of the Mind is the conscious mind and is sustained by the power of the spirit as symbolized by the star which flows to it through the subconscious mind.
It contains the will which is signified by the scepter of power in the Magician’s hand.
All of creation is made through the power of the will directed by the conscious mind of the Magician, and the bird in the cage represents the illusion in which the self seems trapped.
The Magician represents maleness or the radiance of being manifested as the creation through which each entity moves.”
Ra: I am Ra. As this instrument is becoming somewhat weary we shall not begin this considerable discussion.
We would request that this series of observations be repeated at the outset of the next working.
We would suggest that each concept be discussed separately or, if appropriate, a pair of concepts be related one to the other within the concept complex.
This is slow work but shall make the eventual building of the concept complexes more smoothly accomplished.
Were we to have answered the observations as read by you at this space/time, as much space/time would have been given to the untangling of various concepts as to the building up of what were very thoughtful perceptions.
May we ask if there are any brief queries at this time?
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 91
Questioner: Are these all of the components, then, of this first archetype?
Ra: I am Ra. These are all you, the student, see.
Thusly the complement is complete for you.
Each student may see some other nuance.
We, as we have said, did not offer these images with boundaries but only as guidelines intending to aid the adept and to establish the architecture of the deep, or archetypical, portion of the deep mind.
Questioner: How is the knowledge of the facets of the archetypical mind used by the individual to accelerate his evolution?
Ra: I am Ra. We shall offer an example based upon this first explored archetype or concept complex.
The conscious mind of the adept may be full to bursting of the most abstruse and unimaginable of ideas, so that further ideation becomes impossible and work in blue ray or indigo is blocked through over-activation.
It is then that the adept would call upon the new mind, untouched and virgin, and dwell within the archetype of the new and unblemished mind without bias, without polarity, full of the magic of the Logos.
Questioner: Then you are saying, if I am correct in understanding what you have just said, that the conscious mind may be filled with an almost infinite number of concepts but there is a set of basic concepts which are what I would call important simply because they are the foundations for the evolution of consciousness, and will, if carefully applied, accelerate the evolution of consciousness, whereas the vast array of concepts, ideas, and experiences that we meet in our daily lives may have little or no bearing upon the evolution of consciousness except in a very indirect way.
In other words, what we are attempting to do here is find the motivators of evolution and utilize them to move through our evolutionary track.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. Not entirely.
The archetypes are not the foundation for spiritual evolution but rather are the tool for grasping in an undistorted manner the nature of this evolution.
Questioner: So for an individual who wished to consciously augment his own evolution, an ability to recognize and utilize the archetypes would be beneficial in sorting out that which he wishes to seek from that which would be not as efficient a seeking tool.
Would this be a good statement?
Ra: I am Ra. This is a fairly adequate statement.
The term “efficient” might also fruitfully be replaced by the term “undistorted.”
The archetypical mind, when penetrated lucidly, is a blueprint of the builded structure of all energy expenditures and all seeking without distortion.
This, as a resource within the deep mind, is of great potential aid to the adept.
We would ask for one more query at this space/time as this instrument is experiencing continuous surges of the distortion you call pain and we wish to take our leave of the working while the instrument still possesses a sufficient amount of transferred energy to ease the transition to the waking state, if you would call it that.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 92
Questioner: In the last session we discussed the first tarot card of the Egyptian type.
Are there any distortions in the cards that we have that Ra did not originally intend or any additions that Ra did intend in this particular tarot?
Ra: The distortions remaining after the removal of astrological material are those having to do with the mythos of the culture to which Ra offered this teach/learning tool.
This is why we have suggested approaching the images looking for the heart of the image rather than being involved overmuch by the costumes and creatures of a culture not familiar to your present incarnation.
We have no wish to add to an already distorted group of images, feeling that although distortion is inevitable there is the least amount which can be procured in the present arrangement.
Questioner: Then you are saying that the cards that we have here are the best available cards.
Ra: I am Ra. Your statement is correct in that we consider the so-called Egyptian tarot the most undistorted version of the images which Ra offered.
This is not to intimate that other systems may not, in their own way, form an helpful architecture for the adept’s consideration of the archetypical mind.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 93
Questioner: Is there any other aspect of this third card that Ra could comment on at this time?
Ra: I am Ra. There may be said to be many aspects which another student might note and ponder in this image.
However, it is the nature of teach/learning to avoid trespass into the realms of learn/teaching for the student.
We are quite agreed to comment upon all observations that the student may make.
We cannot speak further than this for any student.
We would add that it is expected that each student shall naturally have an unique experience of perception dealing with each image.
Therefore, it is not expected that the questioner ask comprehensively for all students.
It is, rather, expected and accepted that the questioner will ask a moiety of questions which build up a series of concepts concerning each archetype which then offer to each succeeding student the opportunity for more informed study of the archetypical mind.
May we ask for one more query at this time.
We are pleased to report that this instrument has remembered to request the reserving of some transferred energy to make more comfortable the transition back to the waking state.
Therefore, we find that there is sufficient energy for one more query.