The Daemonic

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The ancient Greeks had an idea that when you were about to birth, you were given a Daemon to be the guardian of your soul.  Its task was to remind you throughout your life of the natural forces, the passions and values, the capacities both generic and personal that belong to you.  It was not an idea based on moral standards, nor founded in any conditions pertaining to right and wrong.  The Daemons task was to keep you honest to your life. 

If we interpret this idea in a modern idiom we are dealing with a psychological medium, the inner world of your consciousness.  What it points to is the fact that you have within you forces that if not acknowledged will find a way to express themselves in order to be found.  Often the way this happens is through a destructive expression, as it does take a sleepy mind a wee knock to wake up.  This will show up in your life in the form of some behaviour that is most likely abhorrent to you.  Our usual and orthodox response is to target the behaviour and modify or learn to manage one’s self in order to be more functional.  What this does is submit the natural force that was asking to be recognised to the depths, and forever more you are asked to manage, watch and take care of this thing that you do that is perceived as bad. 

If you shift your relationship to what you do, and rather than looking at it on face value ask yourself what is this behaviour expressing that I am not willing to look at.  And I do not mean in a dysfunctional way.  I mean from the perspective of something that is great in you, something inherent that is seeking a voice. 

When we heed the voice of the Daemon we find a friend, the very things that have been destructive in our lives can transform and become constructive allies in the quest of meaning and pleasure; deep pleasure that comes from within.



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Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

The Daemonic

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The ancient Greeks had an idea that when you were about to birth, you were given a Daemon to be the guardian of your soul.  Its task was to remind you throughout your life of the natural forces, the passions and values, the capacities both generic and personal that belong to you.  It was not an idea based on moral standards, nor founded in any conditions pertaining to right and wrong.  The Daemons task was to keep you honest to your life. 

If we interpret this idea in a modern idiom we are dealing with a psychological medium, the inner world of your consciousness.  What it points to is the fact that you have within you forces that if not acknowledged will find a way to express themselves in order to be found.  Often the way this happens is through a destructive expression, as it does take a sleepy mind a wee knock to wake up.  This will show up in your life in the form of some behaviour that is most likely abhorrent to you.  Our usual and orthodox response is to target the behaviour and modify or learn to manage one’s self in order to be more functional.  What this does is submit the natural force that was asking to be recognised to the depths, and forever more you are asked to manage, watch and take care of this thing that you do that is perceived as bad. 

If you shift your relationship to what you do, and rather than looking at it on face value ask yourself what is this behaviour expressing that I am not willing to look at.  And I do not mean in a dysfunctional way.  I mean from the perspective of something that is great in you, something inherent that is seeking a voice. 

When we heed the voice of the Daemon we find a friend, the very things that have been destructive in our lives can transform and become constructive allies in the quest of meaning and pleasure; deep pleasure that comes from within.



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