Lady Underground’s Gift: Liberating the Soul Within Us

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Imagine discovering that deep within each of us exists an immensely powerful, foundational source of energy for embodying our soul’s essence and for living a holistic life. Opening to this potential, influential energy for enriched development is awakening to Lady Underground, one image of the archetypal Dark Feminine, the “other side” of the Great Mother Goddess.

 

 

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Imagine discovering that deep within each of us exists an immensely powerful, foundational source of energy for embodying our soul’s essence and for living a holistic life. Opening to this potential, influential energy for enriched development is awakening to Lady Underground, one image of the archetypal Dark Feminine, the “other side” of the Great Mother Goddess.

This is as true for men as for women; we all possess universal imprints which are woven in the relational web of all life. Moreover, dark night overshadows the inner and outer worlds that we inhabit at this chaotic time of evolving consciousness within the 14-billion-year-old Universe Story. The disorders operative in the external milieu are challenging us to turn inward to unearth a more grounded awareness. Integrating the dark and light aspects of the feminine is vital to furthering personal and global consciousness.

The Dark Goddess arises anew to summon us in this transformational process. This book presents keys to unlocking the gift of conscious ensoulment. The author provides the reader with engaging exercises for navigating this soul-directed, liberating journey, and empowers us as a culture and world community to discern a collaborative way forward in birthing the dawn of heartfelt, compassionate consciousness.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO LADY UNDERGROUND’S GIFT 

CHAPTER ONE

LADY UNDERGROUND 

Introduction to Our Lady of the Underground 

Dark Feminine 

Black Madonna of Chartres 

Historical Perspective 

Relationship to Isis 

Symbolic Meaning of Lady Underground 

Analytical Meaning of Lady Underground 

Conclusion 

INNER WORK 

~Reflection, Discussion, and Journaling Questions 

~Process Exercises 

~Body-Energy Work 

CHAPTER TWO

NEW PARADIGM 

Introduction to the New Paradigm 

When Gods/Goddesses Die 

Attending Mystery 

Quantum Physics and Analytical Psychology 

Conclusion 

INNER WORK 

~Reflection, Discussion, and Journaling Questions 

~Process Exercises 

~Body-Energy Work 

CHAPTER THREE

DARK NIGHT OF INITIATION 

Introduction to Dark Night 

Journey into Consciousness: Day of Development 

Dimming the Light of Consciousness 

Dark Night 

Twilight of Dark Night of Initiation: Symbolic Significance 

Twilight of Dark Night of Initiation: Psychologic Significance 

Midnight of Dark Night of Initiation: Symbolic Significance 

Midnight of Dark Night of Initiation: Psychological Significance 

Importance of the Body in Lady Underground’s Dark-Night Initiation 

Ancient Path Makers Inspiring Today’s Soul Seekers 

Maturing Through Dark-Night Initiation in the Journey of Interiority 

Formed Anew in Solitude of Dark Nothingness: Inexhaustible Wellspring 

Conclusion 

INNER WORK 

~Reflection, Discussion, and Journaling Questions 

~Process Exercises 

~Body-Energy Exercises 

CHAPTER FOUR

BIRTHING AND EMBODYING THE PROGRESSIVE DANCE OF DAWN 

Dawn 

Encounter With The Holy 

Value of Intentional Solitude 

Ongoing Process In Dawn 

Befriending Deeper Depths In Ongoing Dawn 

Value of Witnessing Religious Experience 

The Return 

The Return: Tale of the Black Nubian Woman 

Encountering the Dark Feminine—the Old One and the Black Nubian Woman 

Healing Path To Wholeness: Opening to the Inner Wellspring 

Love Experienced As Ancient Recognition—Already/Always Present 

Vast Potential—Birthing New Frontiers in Human Consciousness 

Specific Directives from the Dark Feminine in the Return 

Directive: Call to Nurture Soul-Divine Relationship and Embody Wisdom 

Personal Reflections—“Drinking Deeply” 

Dawn: Living the Extraordinary in the Ordinary 

Conclusion 

INNER WORK 

~Reflection, Discussion, and Journaling Questions 

~Process Exercises 

~Body-Energy Work 

CHAPTER FIVE

JOURNEYING WITH AWAKENED-PASSIONATE HEART AND COMPASSIONATE PRESENCE 

Implications for Analytical Psychology 

Theory 

Practice: Somatic Awareness and Body-Energy Techniques 

Furthering Jung’s Insight on the Interconnectedness of the Psyche and Soma 

Exploring Psyche-Soma In the Analytical Relationship 

Implications for Spirituality 

Implications for Culture and World Soul 

Conclusion 

INNER WORK 

~Reflection, Discussion, and Journaling Questions 

~Process Exercises 

~Body-Energy Work 

Notes 

References 

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