In this episode on Visuddha psychology we are exploring the meaning of the throat chakra Visuddha from the point of view of depth psychology and how this connects in with sychronicity. This is based on the Psychology of Kundalini Yoga by Carl Jung—a series of lectures he gave in 1932 where he explored the symbolism of each of the chakras in the system of Kundalini yoga and worked to integrate it with the findings of Western psychoanalysis and of his findings with the individuation process.
With the throat chakra what Jung explored was the connection of visuddha with ether as its element and also the white elephant as its symbolical animal. These are the two critical aspects of the puzzle. The essence of visuddha’s psychology is the idea that here mind is over matter; the spiritual realm is the true reality. Matter is an emergent property of mind rather than the other way around. It’s a funky sort of worldview but for those who have experienced synchronicity in their lives it will make sense. It is the sense that the spirit/soul/mind is tapped into a more fundamental reality. Reality becomes like a game or a dream that is connected deeply in with you and where the universe winks at you through synchronicitous occurrences. This is what we are going to be exploring on this episode of The Living Philosophy.
Synchronicity article: https://intrustedcoaching.medium.com/a-brush-with-synchronicity-1294a7e16928
Alan Watts Dream of Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU0PYcCsL6o
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