Forecast for Saturday, February 13th
Pisces Crescent Moon; Part 2
ॐOracular Mantra—ideals and actions merge together in alignment with your inner authenticity, peaking your higher self through direct experience…
Peak experiences are experiences which introduce “an altered state of consciousness characterized by euphoria, often achieved by self-actualizing individuals.
The concept was originally developed by Abraham Maslow in 1964, who describes peak experiences as “rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystic and magical in their effect upon the experimenter.”
❝What, in fact, do we know about the peak experience? Well, to begin with, we know one thing that puts us several steps ahead of the most penetrating thinkers of the 19th century: that peak experiences are not a matter of pure good luck or grace—they don’t come and go as they please, leaving ‘this dim, vast vale of tears vacant and desolate’. Like rainbows, peak experiences are governed by definite laws. They are ‘intentional’.❞
There are several unique characteristics of a peak experience, but “each element is perceived together in a holistic manner that creates the moment of reaching one’s full potential; peak experiences can range from simple activities to intense events; however, it is not necessarily about what the activity is, but the ecstatic, blissful feeling that is being experienced during it.”
I suppose, too—the intentionality of the experience.
These intentional, or—intentioned, personal epiphanies and revelations tend to require what Maslow describes as flow, which a Piscean moon would inherently understand…
A lunarly t-square alignment with the Nodes today suggests the “reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance… and the need for concentration, or at least an inner quiet—[you] must have faith in [your] own subjective strength.”
This would be a mystical degree, indeed… intentionally flowing.
Whatever personal quest or quandary you’ve been navigating—you’re beginning to prepare, or are much more comfortably ready, to take the initial step forward in sharing your discoveries and findings, and to offer your personal peak experiences to inspire others.
❝…Another way of saying that if you want a positive reaction (or a peak experience), your best chance of obtaining it is by putting yourself into an active, purposive frame of mind. The opposite of the peak experience—sudden depression, fatigue, even the ‘panic fear’—is the outcome of passivity. This cannot be overemphasised. Depression—or neurosis—need not have a positive cause (childhood traumas, etc.). It is the natural outcome of negative passivity… The peak experience is the outcome of an intentional attitude…
‘Feedback’ from my activities depends upon the degree of deliberately calculated purpose I put into them, not upon some occult law connected with the activity itself… A healthy, perfectly adjusted human being would slide smoothly into gear, perform whatever has to be done with perfect economy of energy, then recover lost energy in a state of serene relaxation. Most human beings are not healthy or well adjusted. Their activity is full of strain and nervous tension, and their relaxation hovers on the edge of anxiety. They fail to put enough effort—enough seriousness—into their activity, and they fail to withdraw enough effort from their relaxation. Moods of serenity descend upon them—if at all—by chance; perhaps after some crisis, or in peaceful surroundings with pleasant associations. Their main trouble is that they have no idea of what can be achieved by a certain kind of mental effort…
And this is perhaps the place to point out that although mystical contemplation is as old as religion, it is only in the past two centuries that it has played a major role in European culture. It was the group of writers we call the Romantics who discovered that a man contemplating a waterfall or a mountain peak can suddenly feel ‘godlike’, as if the soul had expanded. The world is seen from a ‘bird’s eye view’ instead of a worm’s eye view: there is a sense of power, detachment, serenity. The Romantics—Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Goethe, Schiller—were the first to raise the question of whether there are ‘higher ceilings of human nature’. But, lacking the concepts for analysing the problem, they left it unsolved. And the Romantics in general accepted that the ‘godlike moments’ cannot be sustained, and certainly cannot be re-created at will. This produced the climate of despair that has continued down to our own time. Thus it can be seen that Maslow’s importance extends far beyond the field of psychology. William James had asserted that ‘mystical’ experiences are not mystical at all, but are a perfectly normal potential of human consciousness.❞
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973
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