Hey there! Last time, we looked at the underlying symbology of Tarot, and now we're going to talk briefly about the history of how this intricate craft came to be. It's important to know that there's a ton of information we could get into here, but we're going to do our best to cover the basics of only what's necessary.
The first Tarot cards in recorded history are found around the mid-14th-century Europe, where we can see signs that the young and wealthy members society would play several well-known card games using both the Major and the Minor Arcana. From our understanding at that time, there seemingly wasn't anything magical about them.
The earliest Italian Tarot cards had unnumbered Major Arcana cards. But as early as 1490, card makers began to place roman numerals on these cards, fixing them to a specific sequence, except for The Child, who remained unnumbered. This practice was carried on by future card makers in France and onward, which brought about the Tarot...
Every day is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich. No one is poor. We've got 24 hours each. --Christopher Rice
We’ve been taught a lot of things about money, and a lot of these things aren’t real! Today we smash these money myths, once and for all!
In the last episode, we discussed what money was from a spiritual perspective, and began to look at our relationship to money. Today, let us continue to establish this new understanding of currency by calling out the old paradigm, and breaking down some ancient money myths!
Have you probably heard this one before, right? Tell me, where did you first hear this idea? Parents? Church leaders? Friends? Family members? It’s an idea that has been passed down for generations, and today we find it deeply ingrained in our belief systems about the world. But allow me a moment to let you in on a secret, are you ready?
The first time this quote made it...
What does this really mean, and how can we begin to shift ourselves into this reality where we are no longer depleting one of the Earth's most omnipresent resources - soil?
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Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully, the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. - Khalil Gibran
Do you struggle with money? Are you ready to transform your entire life? At last, it’s time to explore how you can create your spiritual money right now. Let’s waste no time and dive in!
You might already be familiar with this material, but for those who aren’t, allow me a moment to introduce you to two men and their legendary book. Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie, and the book Think and Grow Rich.
This book is truly the ultimate spiritual success manual, having sold over 100 million copies, and helped to create more millionaires in the world than you can count! This book came about in 1937 when a man named Andrew Carnegie commissioned a young Napoleon Hill to write a book about how he became the wealthiest person of his generation, the world's first billionaire by today's standards. In essence, I mean...
We are living in critical times - with the rapid spread of Covid-19 we are seeing the spread of fear as if it was the virus itself... Scientists will tell us to wash our hands and practice social distancing, and yes... Absolutely we should do that!
But... why is nobody talking about how to strengthen your immune system? In this special documentary, we explore all of the ways that we can heal our bodies with nothing but what we put into it. This film is not intended to replace medical advice.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We made 2 small errors in this video.
1) The human body does produce B12 under certain circumstances but cannot be relied upon, especially in general western cultures with the types of foods that we eat.
2) Spirulina does not contain B12 in the same way that we thought - it contains an imitation B12, similar but not quite the same. Thank you to our amazing audience for helping to point this out. We are reviewing these items to see if we should edit and re-upload the video.
Coronavirus has the potential to be seen as a lot of different things, something to fear, a quarantine enforcer, and even a deadly killer. This is the reality we are collectively experiencing.
As the designers and creators of our collective reality, we must accept that we cannot always control the circumstances that befall us, but we can control how we respond to them. If we were to take a look at COVID-19 from a higher perspective, we might see a fascinating picture come to form. The Coronavirus Pandemic is potentially a wake-up call, a massive lesson for us, and even an opportunity for enormous change.
While the long term results of the Coronavirus Pandemic are still yet to be seen, there’s no question that it transforms life on earth as we know it by bringing to the surface SO MANY conversations that we NEED to have. Discussions such as about wet-markets, the treatment of life, quarantines, health, hygiene, and collective responsibility, and along with all of these,...
The Sumerian Epic Returns with The Legend of Mu! After nearly a year, we continue our exploration of the ancient past to discover the mysteries of the lost civilizations of the world, Mu, Lemuria, and Atlantis.
Thank you for all of your love and support over this past year, and all of the encouragement to continue The Sumerian Epic! Stay tuned, this is only just the beginning of a new Season for this series!
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The Dark Crystal
So I know this series is called Hidden Spirituality but as many of you in the comments have pointed out… At some point we have to be honest with ourselves and acknowledge that especially with some of these movies, we really ought to name it “Obvious Spirituality”, and the Dark Crystal is definitely one of those kinds of films.
Also - let it be known that this episode will specifically be exploring the original film of The Dark Crystal, we are not going to be getting into the Netflix Prequel Series at this time, although I’m certain that it would make for some great content. And to that end, Spoiler Warning, but you knew that already, didn’t you?
So in essence, The Dark Crystal is basically an hour and a half long magical adventure through a world of mysticism, alchemy, and astrology - in a world entirely different from our own, and yet a beautiful reflection of our own inner consciousness.
The story begins by...
How does one describe Lucy?
What begins as a story of a woman with an average quite human consciousness and a short-lived boyfriend with a pretty sweet hat, very quickly transforms into a film about ascension.
So, as always - spoiler alert. Now let’s get into it!
The idea of Lucy is the rapid escalation from a low level of consciousness. It progressively moves into trying to describe what might happen if someone was to experience transcendent superconsciousness and unlocking new powers that come with it. It is a commentary both on theoretical human evolution and psychedelics very much psychedelics, LSD, to be specific. In a way, the whole movie seems to be based around it, allow me to explain.
In the opening narrative, we see cell mitosis, followed by a shot of Lucy - the 3.2 million-year-old first “early human,” Australopithecus, before quickly cutting to Lucy - the 25-year-old woman studying in Taipei.
Before we even go further - it...
The film that single-handedly kick-started the MCU and brought us nearly 20 movies in only ten years! What’s more curious, that while the movie may feature flashy egocentric concepts of luxury, explosions, random sex, and Tony's pompous attitude, under its surface is a film with a depth of hidden spiritual ideas.
Perhaps one of the most fundamental of these spiritual concepts would be the ascension of Tony from the lower centers, to the higher ones. The basic idea being that the smaller centers are governed by survival, sex, and willpower. From the very beginning, Tony is epitomized by these traits, and we see this over and over in how he treats everyone. From Rhode to Pepper to Obidiah and, of course, Christine Everhart from Vanity Fair. To him, people are just things that he can use to feel better about himself or to do the things for him that he doesn’t want to do so that he can focus on whatever he wants.
His mindset is demonstrated clearly...
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