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Soul Maps: A Guide for the Perplexed

When I have a difficult subject before me--when I find the road narrow, and can see no other way of teaching a well established truth except by pleasing one intelligent man and displeasing ten thousand fools--I prefer to address myself to the one man, and to take no notice whatever of the condemnation of the multitude; I prefer to extricate that intelligent man from his embarrassment and show him the cause of his perplexity, so that he may attain perfection and be at peace.

Moses Maimonides, “A Guide for the Perplexed

Soul Maps at a glance

Tarot

Astrology

Spiritual Readings

The Way of the Wyse-Art


External Sites

Association for Tarot Studies (Australia)

Trionfi - History of Tarot

Tarotpedia - online Tarot encyclopedia

Astro.com - starting point for all things astrological

When the C12 philosopher, Moses Maimonides wrote his most famous work “Guide for the Perplexed”, he intended it to be a guide through the labyrinths of religious and philosophical metaphors which seem to prevent the seeker for truth from achieving their goal.

In the C20, the psychologist, Carl Jung, wrote a little work entitled “Modern Man in Search of a Soul”. What both of these thinkers were striving to do was to convey a sense of “Realm 2” to a “Realm 1” consciousness. We might well question why modern Western consciousness has so lost touch with the soul that it now denies or at best ignores its existence. Perhaps one of the reasons is that we have forgotten how to communicate with our soul, and, how our soul communicates with us.

Soul Communication
The soul communicates through images. The rediscovery by Sigmund Freud that dreams had profound meaning is a part of this process. A significant dream can indeed be a communication from the soul, but this has the disadvantage that such dreams may not occur when we feel we really need to know something of the purposes and goals of the soul. To this end we speak about “Soul Maps”.

Soul Maps
A Soul Map can be something as simple as a dream; a recurring image; or an idea which seems to come into the mind from nowhere. On the other hand, it can be a complex symbolic system which allows the soul to indicate life direction and purpose through a series of images and concepts. In this section of the website, we discuss three different types of Soul Maps.

 

1. The Tarot

This traditional Soul Map can be viewed on different levels. Here we offer a simple “Do It Yourself” kit to work with the classical symbolic system of the Tarot.

 

2. Astrology Readings

Sometimes we need the assistance of a “navigator” - someone to “read the map”.

 

3. Spiritual Readings

A Spiritual Reading is given rarely, but it offers a direct “conversation with the soul” - an insight into past incarnations and present purposes.

 

4. The Way of the Wyse-Art

This is an interactive online course. It guides the individual to discover and define their own Soul Map through practices of imaging, meditation and reflection.

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