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Contrary to public opinion, metaphor is not a form of linear language, just
using "funny words" instead of "real words".
Neither is metaphor the "language of the unconscious mind".
Metaphor is the place where the conscious mind meets the data stream of the
energy mind, and where both may communicate in a fashion.
Metaphors arise from the internal representations we make naturally because
we are human beings, and we think in terms of rivers and mountains, wolves and
tigers, trees and flowers. We don't "think" the word m-o-u-n-t-a-i-n, we
see/hear/feel/sense/scent/touch/experience the reality of being somewhere and
experiencing being in the presence of a mountain, when we "think" or "talk" of a
Metaphor arises naturally when we seek to describe experience and internal
representations, and the only way to understand metaphor is to turn the
w-o-r-d-s BACK into internal experiences, then we understand them.
Understanding the language of metaphor is THE one single human skill which,
if mastered, will absolutely guarantee that you get to understand people,
societies, structures, symbols, systems and eventually, even yourself.
Dr Silvia Hartmann writes: I am best known for personal development research, so the question is often asked, "Why do you waste your time with Fantasy Fiction novels? Why bother? Why not write some more How To's that's what you're good at, that's what makes the money ..."
The answer is simple. Without such things as In Serein, there would be no EmoTrance, no Energy Magic, no HypnoDreams, no Genius Symbols and there would be no Events Psychology.
How is it possible that writing a "fantasy" novel ends up creating advanced personal development techniques?
In February, I set a special Project Sanctuary game for the members of StarFields VIP - to become a pure energy healer in Pertineri and to treat 12 clients, provided for you by your own energy mind.
This is a challenging game because it involves 12 personal and unique stories of healing to be played wholeheartedly; each person who plays it will of course be sent the exact right clients to help that one unique person evolve. Here are my 12 stories of healing, courtesy of Project Sanctuary, which really is the greatest game on Earth.
A man came to me and said he wanted to learn of Sanctuary.
"It sounds interesting," he said. "It's just imagination, right?"
I laughed. "Just? What do you think imagination is?"
SFX writes: When Project Sanctuary gets going, we have EXPERIENCES.
These are "other than" simply imaginings; they are autogenic experiences whilst awake which are very much related to, and feel like, lucid dreams.
You could call them visions, if you wanted; the key thing is that these experiences have a numinous quality and the person who has them, KNOWS that they are of a different order than just visualisation, fantasy or day dreaming.
StarFields writes: Three poems, three Project Sanctuary experiences, three habitats - different places in time and space that one may return to and explore further, which may become base camps in foreign lands and which may well hold much magic. In the second poem, there is a portal to a very distant place - "The other side of morning".
You can listen to it here and the texts are there as well. Enjoy!
Do you remember when you were small, perhaps you made a wishlist at some time. Perhaps you wrote to Father Christmas, or perhaps you just made one on a scrap of paper just for yourself one day.
Perhaps you stood in front of an ancient wishing well and closed your eyes and threw your coin, and then another, and then another?
Shovelling the ocean with a teaspoon.
So, that's how it is.
A weary drop at a time ...
I wrote the story "Witch Proud" this afternoon and a little while later, went to bed, still in that state the story does describe, evoke, whatever one might call it.
Hypnotically suggest, at that.
Either way, I got to thinking about many things and their energies and how they might benefit from being awoken in that manner.
I was standing in the demon bar, when this lapsed catholic came sidling over.
As they tend to be, he was pallid under his sweat. He tugged at his shirt collar and said nervously, "Hot here, isn't it."
An automatic goal generating process based on the metaphor work of brilliant UK trainer/researcher Silvia Hartmann - Project Sanctuary.
Contributed by Christine Sutherland.
In Sanctuary is a powerful, short metasong story from the book of fairy tales, The Golden Horse.
This story concerns a little girl who demanded far more from the world around her than was seemly ...
Message in a bottle - would you like to receive one?
Would you like to send a message in a bottle?
Here is a perfectly simple, perfectly enchanting Project Sanctuary pattern that can lead to many other things ...
Derek was an artist, and he was poverty struck to the degree that he couldn't afford to eat if he wanted to buy new paints or materials.
His Sanctuary was lovely, beautiful and incredibly imaginative all around. His paintings and sculptures in the hard were incredible, too, and he was very pleased with all the new ideas he was having.
City in the sky is a classic metasong - a description of a Project Sanctuary habitat in the form of what one might call a metaphor poem.
The original vision/experience also inspired a painting.
This is a beautiful PS story in classic fairy tale format for those who may need a time of healing, a spark of healing creativity and a little magic ...
Would you like to know what metaphors really are, and how to work with metaphors most powerfully, regardless of whether you want to do this for therapy, for art, for creativity or simply because you know there's something incredibly magical about metaphors?
This is a very, very neat Project Sanctuary game that, if played correctly, will help "align the planes and the totality".
Its name comes from the observation that many women wear red stilettos on the outside, which are the sign of sexual availability, or the metaphor thereof, but "on the inside", they are really a librarian who wants to be admired for their book learning. Or vice versa!
This sort of thing is a form of massive incongruency which causes - well, catastrophes, really, from their love life to their "self concept", What it does to their energy systems, I can't begin to imagine, only that it can't be good, whatever that is ...
Confused or mystified about metaphor, simile, poetry and language? Need homework help on poems and metaphors? Is it all too much like standing in the middle of an enchanted realm but someone's tied your eyes shut and you just can't find the knot? Don't despair! Here's a really short, easy and simple 12 point mini-course on all things metaphorical!
Think metaphor is random silly stuff done by people who aren't clever enough to think clearly? Limited to religious or hippie types? Not real hard information? Well, then think again..
Metaphor is an information transmission device which is exponentially more *information dense* than linear thought expression and indeed, one cannot actually get by in the n-complex systemics of the human mind or energy system without speaking this information rich super-language. Here is a teaching example as to what happens when someone takes a metaphor, namely the "Snow Globe" from the EmoTrance technique of the same nature, and translates it into the "more sensible sounding" format of linear thought and calls them a "Thought Ball" - and just HOW MUCH would be lost in doing so.
You're welcome to share my sanctuary story. In short, I asked for a representation of abundance in all things material (and specifically money). Up came a vast field of buttercups, golden in the sun.
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