*Solar Therapies … Masculine Spiritualities* … In this approach to the transpersonal, one maps its interaction with other unfelt, unfaced, unembraced elements of one’s self. In this stance in relation to the inner world, one does not feel one’s feelings, one intellectualizes about them and analyses and seeks to understand them in reflected form — as symbol, myth, dream, concept. One might talk about, espouse, and envision an Inner Child, but one is hardly become child-like of emotion — silly and easy to weep and laugh, spontaneous and innocent — for one would not want to be seen as “childish.” One might feel resonance with and perceive Divine and Creative principles in cultural projections — art, theater, movies, internet — but not identify and engage with them through becoming an artist oneself. Aspects of self, rather than being felt, become concepts of Adult, Parent, Child and, at a safe distance and hiding behind the shield of the concept, get routed like planes from the control tower of the mind, however impotently.
And everything gets CAPITALIZED, but not felt. Feelings of anger and rage and controlling inside oneself become the Divine Masculine. Feelings of nurture, the emotional release of weeping, compassion, unity with others become the Divine Feminine. And as concepts these things are orchestrated and managed … but not experienced and felt. One’s inner deception about oneself and fleeing from one’s personal truth gets made larger than life, capitalized, and theologized … and thus reinforced….
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