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Joseph Landwehr
The Forest Primeval
Maverick philosopher/ astrologer, writer and publisher of all things soulful
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 15 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 14 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 13 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 12 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 11 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 10 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 9 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 8 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 7 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Fourth Chakra Patterns on a Sun-Moon Base... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 6 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart The Role of Mars in a Healing of the Heart Mars in the 4th chakra is the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 5 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Role of Venus in a Healing of the Heart Venus in the 4th chakra is about the possibility of relationship, and the experience of intimacy. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 4 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart The Role of the Moon in the Healing of the Heart The Moon in the 4th chakra is the capacity for caring, compassion, and loving benevolence. When I think of the Moon in this capacity, I think about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 3 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance The Role of the Sun in the Healing of the Heart In my last post I said that shifting any pattern was a matter of deep, unconditional self-acceptance – the kind that can only come when the heart is open, clear, balanced and radiant. While the pathway to this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 2 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Previous posts in this series include: Focused Attention Unconditional Self-Acceptance In the last post in this series, I said that shifting a pattern was first and foremost a matter of simple awareness. Here, I will add to that, it is also a matter of deep, unconditional self-acceptance – the kind that can only come when the heart is open,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 1 of a 15-Part Series about healing and the 4th chakra extracted from the 2016 Tracking the Soul Webinar Class Focused Awareness There are many ways to approach shifting a chakra pattern – and to pursue the journey toward healing and wholeness. But the real secret at the heart of all strategies for shifting patterns is simple awareness. Focused awareness harnessed to clear intention is what shifts a pattern. That is why, in this class, we are working toward... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 9 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article Previous posts in this series include: An Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination Dreams as a Portal to a Deepening of Astrological Symbolism Dreams and the Inconjunct Inconjuncts and the Magic Beneath the Appearance of Things Astrology as a Magical Point of Entry to Primal Knowledge The Impossible Identity Dream Integration and the Art of the Dream Transit The Impossible Task The Dream as a Catalyst to Awakening... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 8 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article Previous posts in this series include: An Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination Dreams as a Portal to a Deepening of Astrological Symbolism Dreams and the Inconjunct Inconjuncts and the Magic Beneath the Appearance of Things Astrology as a Magical Point of Entry to Primal Knowledge The Impossible Identity Dream Integration and the Art of the Dream Transit The Impossible Task The third dimension of the intriguing interface... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 7 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article Previous posts in this series include: An Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination Dreams as a Portal to a Deepening of Astrological Symbolism Dreams and the Inconjunct Inconjuncts and the Magic Beneath the Appearance of Things Astrology as a Magical Point of Entry to Primal Knowledge The Impossible Identity Dream Integration and the Art of the Dream Transit Can two radically different parts of me work together in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 6 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article Previous posts in this series include: An Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination Dreams as a Portal to a Deepening of Astrological Symbolism Dreams and the Inconjunct Inconjuncts and the Magic Beneath the Appearance of Things Astrology as a Magical Point of Entry to Primal Knowledge The Impossible Identity Dream A second kind of dream I have noted during inconjunct periods is what I call an Impossible Identity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 5 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article Previous posts in this series include: An Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination Dreams as a Portal to a Deepening of Astrological Symbolism Dreams and the Inconjunct Inconjuncts and the Magic Beneath the Appearance of Things Astrology as a Magical Point of Entry to Primal Knowledge Is it such a leap to suggest that just as image is primary to the dreaming psyche, it is also primary to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 4 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article Previous posts in this series include: An Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination Dreams as a Portal to a Deepening of Astrological Symbolism Dreams and the Inconjunct Inconjuncts and the Magic Beneath the Appearance of Things During inconjunct periods, we might speculate that the unconscious is proactively seeking to reveal what otherwise is invisible or incomprehensible to the waking state mind. Consider the following dream symbols, which I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 3 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article Previous posts in this series include: An Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination Dreams as a Portal to a Deepening of Astrological Symbolism Dreams and the Inconjunct Some dreams ask us to linger and savor an experience that would otherwise evaporate in the morning light. Others propel us into the day with an energy that is ignored at our peril. Certain characters in our dreams invite further dialogue;... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 2 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article Previous posts in this series include: An Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination Dreams as a Portal to a Deepening of Astrological Symbolism Another perhaps more familiar name for the territory in which the elusive mysteries of the unknown dwell is the unconscious. Ever since Sigmund Freud postulated the existence of the unconscious to explain a bewildering array of symptoms beyond the reach of his patients’ conscious volition,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 1 of a 9-Part Series from a previously unpublished article The Birthchart as an Invitation Into the Realm of the Imagination While I can acknowledge that there is a hallowed tradition going back thousands of years that gives rise to a certain shared understanding of astrological symbolism, I have also come to appreciate the capacity of that symbolism to reveal itself in ways that are fresh, unexpected, and outside the bounds of tradition. The ever-changing astrological pattern of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Astropoetics
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THE FOLLOWING IS COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL NO PART OF IT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR This is Part 11 of an 11-Part Series Extracted from Chapter Two of my book The Seven Gates of Soul Previous posts in this series include: The Fear of Death in Early Cultures The Fear of the Soul’s Journey After Death Toward a Cyclical Conception of Death as a Part of Life The Cyclical Worldview and the Release From Suffering The Myth of Immortality Extracting the Myth of Immortality From Its Cyclical Roots The Embrace of Personal Immortality in the East The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Ancient Tower Press