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Revolve to Evolve
This book is about YOU. It is a comprehensive identification of the nature of your consciousness in all its forms and how to recognise, develop and balance them. It celebrates who you are and shows you how to develop further into more of what you can become. Revolving the different aspects of our consciousness leads to our further evolution. Within you are many dormant powers, and through the practical application of the Archetypes on your Wheel of Life, your body, mind, spirit and soul can be vitalised and evolved. This Work can break the frustration of being stuck and free you in all areas of your life. It is a powerful tool that allows you to proceed at your own pace, on your own path. Part One covers some background, where I explore thoughts and ideas about our further development. Part Two is the Practice, where you will learn about each Archetype and how to develop it. You can read this book in any order you wish. If, however, you want to start practising right away, please read the chapter ‘Living From Your Centre – The Practice’ first, it gives important advice and instructions. Get to know all your Archetypes to establish a good overview and the practical reality of the Work. This is a Course for Life, in three senses. One, it will last you all your life, however long you decide to live. Two, it will bring you more of the energy of life. Three, it will take you on your own course, as in path, and as you criss-cross over the circle, your own pattern will appear, like a beautiful mandala.
This Work is all-inclusive, everything is represented. All cultures, peoples, types of societies, paths to growth, political systems, sciences, knowledge, wisdom and religions can be placed on the circle. It is completely unifying, which is what makes it so wonderful and so powerful. Although the Divine, Goddess/God is mentioned, you don’t have to believe in a Deity to use the Archetypes.
“I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.” - Rumi
This is not just another way, another path. It is every way, every path. It is not an ‘either/or’ approach, it is all approaches. It is not one direction or another, it is all directions. The Archetypes described herein can be seen in ourselves and in the faces and behaviours around us. Maybe you think this is too simple, but the simpler a thing is, the closer it is to the truth. I’m not asking you to take my word for it; in fact, I’d rather you didn’t. If you study and practise this Work you will see and experience it for yourself, and only then will it count. Otherwise it is meaningless. The only way to get into this Work is to live it and observe it alive in yourself and others. The Work is practical, it does not preach a belief system nor expect you to accept any truth without understanding it and making it your own. Nor is there any positive part of yourself that you have to give up. I simply explain what we call The Work, which comprises the Twelve Archetypes and how to develop them and thereby your Centre. I give you the means to practise it if you so wish. As Galileo Galilei said, “We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein.
Balance and movement are the basis of The Work. Movement is the key, the secret of self-growth, happiness and fulfilment. We need to keep the wheels of our consciousness turning, for without movement we lose our balance, become stagnant and open the door to misery, illness and disappointment. If you are intrigued by the idea of turning your own wheel of consciousness, then you’ll find all the parts described here, together with the means of awakening and integrating them.
Your real self is not the isolated parts of the circle with which you have become identified. You are the Centre. This is the most significant point. The information in this book defines and describes The Twelve Archetypes of the Wheel of Life, and gives you the means to apply them to yourself in a real and practical way, bringing them into your Centre, where they unite and bring you to your unique, true self. You can awaken and develop them all, expand your consciousness and enhance your life in limitless ways. You are not being asked to take anything on faith. Sincere practice will ensure that you see and experience for yourself.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” - Oscar Wilde Applying the Archetypes will take us out of mere existence and into real living. It is a Work that is so simple it can be introduced to children from the age of three or four, and yet so sophisticated it can intrigue the most advanced minds indefinitely. Moreover, it can be enormous fun. This book contains all the information you need to further your process of growth and healing, leading to the unfolding of your true self. That’s a big claim, but when these straightforward practices offered here are openly embraced, miracles and magic will abound within and around you. Even more so if you work with a group of others. You can go as far as you wish. Dip in your toe and enjoy enough insights and experiences to make small but fulfilling changes in your life, or go further and astonish yourself at what you can achieve. Greater objectivity, deeper insights and conscious choice are among the first gifts this Work brings. I give clear instructions on how to use it. I have included loaded invocation scripts that, properly practiced, will awaken you into each part of yourself. They give you the means to heal and reconcile the broken parts so that the joyful picture can be restored. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” - Maya Angelou “The object of Art is to give life a shape.” - William Shakespeare
You are invited to become a practitioner of the highest art of all, which is the art of creating your magnificent, individual self. The twelve colours of consciousness and how they work in you are easily understood, and through their use, the portrait of your true self will emerge from the Centre. Each person is an artist who can personify a unique portrait of authentic beauty and extraordinary individuality. The Work is like a flower with twelve different coloured petals, uncurling each one bit by bit and adding them to your Centre of light. You truly become the captain of your own ship. Shakespeare, in identifying the seven ages of man, said, “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts...” Related to the Archetypes presented here, I hope you will see how they are like twelve actors, each with their role to play. Unlike Shakespeare’s, which chart the average lifespan, these will promote your youthing, further growth and evolution.
The Work is beautiful in its logic, enchanting in its poetry and dynamic in its creativity. It is like an unbreakable twelve faceted diamond, reflecting all the colours of light. It is the Philosopher’s Stone against which the false will shatter. Picture a beautiful chandelier in a darkened room; how dull it is, yet switch on the light and it twinkles with rainbows. This is true of us; our real selves are made of light. We have allowed our diamonds to become dull and lacklustre because our societies do not encourage the full extent of our beings. Our task is to polish them with our enlightenment until each facet glows and glitters, and we shine with pure light. If enough people embrace this, it will lead to a major step forward in human evolution. We will be the pioneers of a new, healthy, loving, harmonious world. I have tried and tested this Work over many years and have not been able to break it, only verify it to myself and significantly contribute to it. Richard Gardner (one of the four discoverers of the Work) advised me to make a small spinning top. I cut some stiff cardboard into a small circle and then snipped equally round the edges to make it twelve-sided. I then divided it into twelve parts, faithfully filled in the colours of the Archetypes as accurately as possible and stuck a small stick though the middle. I spun it, and as it sped up, the colours merged and became white. This deceptively minor test was one of the things which began to convince me that if we turned our own circle of colours, we could turn into beings of light.
You probably already have some understanding about what archetypes mean and may be wondering what’s different about these. The answer is that the Twelve Archetypes described herein are based on real, visible and demonstrative energies. Carl Jung made explorations into Archetypes, identifying mainly four, naming them The Self, The Shadow, The Anima or Animus and The Persona, although he suspected that there may be others, possibly twelve. Other people have developed their own systems, but this Work is by far the most advanced, in that the Archetypes are not theoretical, subjective, nebulous or speculative. They are based on real living energies - the Four Elements; Earth, Water, Fire and Air, the basis of all life on earth. At this point, some may decide to dismiss this Work, considering the Elements to be an outdated approach, which has been superseded. This is merely the Air Element talking. I can assure the Air types that this work is perfectly logical and if they open their minds and practice as advised, they will see for themselves and be satisfied. Why am I so sure? Because the Air Element is strong in myself and I accept nothing until I have proved the logic of it for myself. Pause for a moment and consider what your life would be like without water, heat, oxygen, your body, a home planet. Do you still exist in your present form? Can you live without the Elements? If you think that none of it matters because you’re going to die and move to a better place, then this Work probably won’t reach you. I hope, however, that the fact that you hold it in your hands means you are willing to read on.
In part two you will discover who they are and how to bring them to life in yourself. Let me make this clear right away. The female ones do not apply solely to women, nor the male ones to men. Using this work will break sexist stereotypes and free us to use all parts of ourselves. It will help to think of them in terms of Yin and Yang, opposite, dynamic energies which combine to make up a whole, whatever the biological sex. The purpose of this Work is to get our consciousness moving. I have sprinkled quotes throughout the book, which illustrate that others have shared many of the same insights. Here is a glimpse of the Twelve.
There are three Water Archetypes
The Child, the Enchantress and the Actress
There are three Fire Archetypes
The Fool, the Joker and the Warrior
There are three Earth Archetypes
The Worker, Mother Nature and the Wise Woman
There are three Air Archetypes
The Observer, the Logician and the Patriarch
We don’t want to be stuck on terminology before we’ve begun, which can limit our appreciation and understanding, so we don’t always have to say ‘Archetypes’, we can also see the twelve states as:
12 Worlds 12 Functions 12 States of being 12 Shades of being 12 Energies 12 Vibrations 12 Frequencies 12 Dimensions 12 Facets 12 Colours of consciousness 12 Performances 12 Channels (like TV) 12 Spells 12 Petals of a flower 12 Facets of a jewel 12 Experiences 12 Personality types 12 Deities 12 Performances 12 Characters 12 Roles 12 Realities 12 Magic Potions
12 Remedies 12 Parts of You
Our understanding begins with the realisation of how fundamental the elements are to us. We all have bodies and live in an apparently dense, solid world, which is the Earth element; our bodies are largely composed of liquid, as the body of the earth is covered in seas, which is the Water element; we have heat in our bodies, as does the earth deep in her bowels, and we have heat from the sun, which is the Fire element; we breath in oxygen, we and the earth are surrounded by various gases, which is the Air element. It is these four and their interactions with each of the three others which give a maximum permutation of twelve. I have often been asked, “Won’t we all be the same if we use the same Archetypes?”. I could say that we are already much like clones, with individual differences too small to make any great difference, yet deep down we know we are all unique. The problem is that we live within social constructs that are too narrow to allow us to fully develop and express ourselves. This work will break the chains that constrain us and free us to live in our light. We are already using these Archetypes, but unconsciously. Most people live in only two or three and say of people who are using different ones, “He/she is not my type”. This means that we identify with the few that have got hold of us and believe them to be our true selves. We deny ourselves the gifts that the others can bring. The truth is that the authentic self lives in the Centre. By the conscious development of the different states of consciousness, we can connect with and develop ourselves at will. Just as water becomes stagnant when not moving, so does consciousness, so we often display more of the negative than the positive aspects of the Archetypes. Awakening dormant ones balances and automatically purifies others in which we have been stuck. Each culture throughout time has conditioned people into a small number of behaviours, favouring certain Archetypes over others. The result is that few people stand out; yet we know we are special in our own way, but we are losing our specialness. This Work will help you to uncover and recover who you really are.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” - Jim Morrison
The Metaphysics of Evolution “The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.” - Rosemary Fillmore
‘Metaphysics’ means ‘beyond the physical’. It is time for humanity to participate in conscious evolution through understanding the metaphysical forces that influence us. When we look at the concept of evolution, most people look backwards and see apes. Look up the word and most dictionaries will give a definition like – ‘The process by which different kinds of living organism are believed to have developed from earlier forms during the history of the earth.’ It’s always in the past tense, ‘Have developed’. There is no concept of the future. Who decided that the evolutionary process has ended? Who considers this to be good enough? Is it not short sighted and arrogant to believe that humans, arguably the most destructive and dangerous animals on earth, are the end result of the evolutionary process? We have furthered ‘progress’ on the outer world at the expense of inner development, resulting in regression in many areas and we are now endangering all life on earth. So far, evolution has been slow and unconscious. It now needs to be conscious, which will see more rapid changes. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” - Carl Jung
We need to take control of the process whilst we still have time, and it can be done, we need not be disheartened. When people say that bringing peace and evolution will take a long time, I dispute it. Anything can happen practically overnight if we agree to it. Agreement is the thing. Look what happened in the UK when the last World War was declared; within a short time, thousands of men were sent overseas, children to the countryside, gardens became sources of growing food, food and clothes rations were imposed, a black market arose, pailings were removed from buildings for the metals to be used in armaments, women did the jobs of the men who had gone to fight, and many other huge social changes happened. In spite of the horrors that war brought, those who survived said it was the happiest time of their lives. Why? Because it brought change and excitement. People were moving in all kinds of ways, both within and without. If this can happen so rapidly in negative times, why could not many other changes be brought about in the positive? We can have anything on which we agree. “The seed in its essence is all of the past evolution of the Earth, the evolution of human history, and the potential for future evolution. Our seeds of further evolution are already planted, they are waiting for us to cultivate them.” - Dr. Vandana.Shiva.
The root of the word ‘evolve’ is from the Latin, evolvere, to unroll. I find that interesting, for it implies that we have ‘rolled up’ inside us further potential for development, and our cells are just waiting for the right conditions to show us what they can really do. That’s exciting. With enough people developing themselves, I see the possibility, even probability, of an enormous paradigm shift, which will take humanity into a new phase of evolution. It is quite possible that our bodies will transform along with our increased awareness, and a new species of humanity would emerge, with a lighter, finer composition. Evolution has a future. Roll it out!
You will experience an exhilarating sense of freedom, as you realize that you no longer need to identify yourself with a small number of characteristics in yourself, thinking this is all you can be. You will see that it is an illusion, that your authentic self is much greater and resides in the Centre of the circle. You no longer need to choose one way of being over another, you can be all of yourselves and delight in the magic and power of experiencing each part of you merging into the real you. You can develop and bring forth each Archetype, each colour of your consciousness, and bring it to your Centre, where true control lives. Your wheel will no longer be stuck and as it turns, a more rounded, evolved, brighter YOU emerges, unique and truly YOU. This is a practical work, not a theory. Repetition is how we learn, and we need reminders in order to establish good practice and prevent us from falling into bad habits, therefore I say some things more than once. I capitalise words like ‘Archetypes’, ‘Centre’, ‘Elements’, ‘Water’, ‘Earth’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Air’ the ‘Work’ to emphasise their importance. We call these discoveries ‘The Work’, not only because a great deal of work went into identifying them, but more specifically because working on ourselves is the greatest work we will ever do, and the most vital if we are to avert human extinction and prove ourselves worthy of being here. So, the purpose of the Work is to unfurl ourselves and evolve by connecting to our Centre through the practice of the Archetypes, awakening and developing dormant ones and bringing their energies to the Centre. Everyone will express them differently, and as your Centre grows, so will your uniqueness. We need to look at change and why we resist it, in the hope that it will encourage us to embrace it. You won’t be changing the person you are, nor will you be giving up any positive aspects of yourself; the kind of change you will be bringing about is to add to yourself, increasing your range of qualities and abilities and thereby dissolving the negatives. Many of us have the illusion that growth is going further in the same direction, when in fact positive change can only come by going in the opposite. Then we attain balance. If you have the energy of anger in you for example, by learning to be softer and more peaceful you will transform it into strength and courage. If you are inhibited and over-restrained, you will be freer to express yourself and have more fun and so on. Practising the Archetypes will make this clear to you. You may find the chapters on Change helpful in preparing you to use the Archetypes. We will look at the Four Elements, the basis of the Work, and learn more about them and how they relate to us. You will learn how each element is paired with one of the three others, giving a maximum permutation of twelve. The Archetypes each have their own section which fully describes their world, with guidance on how to practise them, including the scripts which invoke them. It’s easy to get to know all Twelve as they are grouped in their elements, three Water, three Fire, three Air and three Earth ones. It won’t be long before you’re familiar with them, you have the seeds of them all in you and are already using two or three, as are most of us. You won’t find it too hard to know which you are using and which are dormant once you start working with them, and you’ll start to recognise them in other people too. This work is not a creation, it is a discovery, like precious jewels that were lying in the dirt. The originators had the eyes to see them, polish them and bring them to the light.
“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.” - George R.R. Martin “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” - Gloria Steinem
Offering this Work to the world is a challenge. Opposition and resistance are common, because the Work is revealing. It breaks stereotypes, both on the personal level where there can be no more lies and pretence, and in the worlds of science, academia, religion, psychology, commerce, politics, business and so on. All are put in their place in their relevant Archetypes. Few of us like to be sussed, we prefer to hide behind masks and pretend to be more than we are. This means we can never be more. Our task is to use all we have learned from each Archetype so far, both individually and globally, and to bring it to a place of co-operation and equality, both within and without. If the world took up this Work, the nature of work would change and many jobs, with their financial arrangements and working hours would also change. We must go forward with humility and goodwill if we have the slightest hope of survival. Even the ego has a place in this Work, it is put where it can act as a tool for real achievement rather than for obstruction or conflict, as it is too often used.
“People don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” - Friedrich Nietzsche We shall have to learn to love and cultivate all Twelve States of our being in order to become whole, however much we may dislike any of them at present. This is difficult, because in my experience, we do not like any experience or information which is not supportive of the spells that are dominating us. By appreciating that the practice of the Archetypes will create a happier, more harmonious society, we can break the hold of the established order. In that sense, it is truly subversive. This work can bring understanding, peace and evolution to the world. It depends on which side we choose to be.
“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking; where it is absent, discussion is apt to become worse than useless.” - Leo Tolstoy.