Gaia reminds us of our interdependence with the natural world and of the co-creative responsibilities we share regarding Earth's care and well-being. The Harvest Goddess, as a seasonal aspect (daughter) of Gaia, reminds us to give thanks for the abundant resources Mother Earth freely provides, resources that nurture and sustain our planet's biosphere and zestful mosaic of life.
The biosphere itself is only one example of an energy field that functions much like Chrysalis Tarot functions - as a dynamic feedback loop. Another of these energy feedback loop mechanisms important to Chrysalis is the Collective Unconscious. But perhaps the most important energy field is the one that interconnects and informs everything in the universe. This field is called prana, a Sanskrit word meaning "life force."
The pranic feedback loop is the mechanism by which the universe learns about itself and ever increases in complexity and consciousness. Yes, our universe is alive, and it is conscious!
Pranic energy runs through everything. It fills what once was incorrectly regarded as a dead, mechanical universe comprised almost entirely of empty space. Empty space is, in fact, a plenum full of pranic energy.
Prana also runs through the chakra system of the human body where it finds plenitude and resonance in the fourth chakra, also known as the heart chakra, and the mind chakra, also known as the crown chakra. Harvest Goddess' cornucopia of abundance proceeds from her heart, as does Storyteller's healing energy.
The interconnectivity of pranic energy is symbolized in the Storyteller art by fractal vines extending from the energetic orb she cradles in her palms. You could go so far as to assert that these fractal vines create an information network across all scales to connect subatomic packets (quanta) of oscillating energy, as implicated by quantum mechanics.
Energy can be defined as oscillating or vibrating information at the quantum scale.
When the Chrysalis project first began, Holly and I were determined to emphasize the science of tarot as opposed to the esoterica. For example, Chrysalis Tarot as a holistic deck has a specific frequency, just as you yourself have a specific frequency. All objects vibrate and therefore have a frequency. The Earth's (Gaia's) frequency, for example, is 4.83 Hz. This is the resonant frequency of the cavity between Earth's surface and the ionosphere's densest layer. It's also the same frequency as the alpha waves that occur in the human brain while in contemplation or wakeful periods of sleep.
Fans of Chrysalis Tarot attest to sympathetic resonance with the deck's subtle energy (its frequency), its artistic themes and primary intentionality that combine spiritual transformation, healing and increased awareness (mindfulness). Many of our reviewers and fans write that Chrysalis "resonates with them" and go on to note its healing benefits. Holly and I can receive no greater compliment!
Not only does Chrysalis as a holistic deck have a specific frequency, each individual card has one too; some cards resonate more than others at different times and under different life circumstances. Simply put, this resonance is a function of depth psychology informed by the Collective Unconscious combined with color, intentionality and the unique energy of each card.
A Chrysalis reading, whether performed with one card or more, engenders self-examination. In turn, this leads to the triumph of true Self (butterfly wings) over ego. Tarot's journey - the Hero's Journey - is, in the final analysis, the triumph of true Self over its adversary, the ego.
The conscious act simply of realizing that we live in an interconnected, interdependent living universe is a great beginning. All Chrysalis Tarot cards build upon this underlying premise.
|Toroidal feedback loop structure of the Mind-Heart Auric Field|
The larger of the two fields in the image is the auric field (aura), which can extend to 9 or 10 feet from the body. The distance the aura extends (strength and frequency) depends upon a person's physical and emotional well being, mood and present circumstances.
Positive emotions serve to increase the aura's strength and frequency. Negative emotions such as fear have the exact opposite effect.
Both fields, as well as the other energy meridians and substructures found in the body such as chakras, exchange information with other feedback structures in the local environment - other people, Gaia, the Collective Unconscious, and the entire universe - just as the word holistic implies. Energy, as we noted above, can itself be defined as vibrating information.
Any spiritual exercise that strengthens the resonant potential of one's auric field, such as contemplation, meditation, prayer, intentionality and active imagination, along with Reiki attunement, and Chrysalis Tarot to mention only a few, brings improved health, an increased sense of self and empathetic compassion with nature. This is a fundamental conviction in all energy-medicine modalities.
Nassim Haramein, The Resonance Academy:
From the warmth of our heart and hearth to yours, with and through the Goddess of the Harvest, we wish you a blessed Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter and good cheer.
Further reading: The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of your Energetic Anatomy