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By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Religious existence is a strategy of internal transformation during which the full psychic constitution of the seeker is modified. Exploring the brink among psychology and spirituality, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee exhibits how dreamwork publications us in this internal trip and is helping us to appreciate different levels of the trail. He explores the mental dynamics of the connection with the instructor, so usually misunderstood within the West, after which describes what's infrequently pointed out within the nice religious literature of the area: how the soul of the disciple merges with the soul of the instructor. This e-book is a reedited model of the decision and the Echo, mixed with essentially the most vital fabric from the author's first booklet, the sweetheart and the Serpent.

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The heart is as big as the universe; everything is contained within it. ”32 Our dreamer has found the talisman of her real Beloved and is “magically transported” to the prince’s bedchamber. They are to be married and he will then be the new king. The mystic marriage is a sacred commitment in which everything is surrendered into the hands of love. The values of the old king have gone and all that remains is the look from the Beloved’s eyes, the tender touch of His hands. Her prince is waiting for 29 Catching the Thread her to join Him, as He has been waiting for aeons.

He loves the fact that we are different because He made us different. In this love affair there can be neither comparison nor competition. We each must find our own way of loving Him, of being with Him. The love affair with the Beloved is so inward that we will share ourselves with Him as with no outer lover. It is in this sense that a love affair with Him is easier than any other love affair. We know in our heart that He will never betray us. And just as we come naked to a human lover, we should come naked to the Beloved.

To know oneself is to know God. To be totally oneself is to be totally God. There is no difference, there is no duality. This is the experience of merging, when He merges into His lover. This state can never be described, but it can be hinted at. The man who had the previous dream about letting go of the goal also had the following dream which was an experience of realizing the Self: 48 The Feminine Side of Love I dreamed I was totally me. God dwells in me as me. I dreamed that I got up and wrote it all down.

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