[my-stery, not his-story]
Hail friend and well met!
Hero's Journey Return is me: Aaron Dunbar. I'd like to spend a few minutes telling you of the Mystery (the MyStory) that has unveiled itself as this wyrd and wonder-full adventure, right up to & arriving back to where we both find ourselves: Here! Now! PRESENT.
Over the last 12 years I have been through various awakenings (re-memberings) and Underworld Journeys. Struggles with addictions in my late twenties guided me to seek the way out of (The Way through) suffering. I was lucky to stumble upon the first of a number of fateful and seemingly divinely found teachers in Dr Mark Hyman. He helped me to see the crucial difference between conventional, "allopathic" "healthcare" (symptom management, rather than cure), and true, holistic medicine; the latter of which helps to bring the body's systems back to homeostasis (balance). It was here that I discerned that our food is one of the the primary sources of ease or dis-ease, in both physical and mental health; in truth, they are one and the same and should be viewed as such.
In a well-intentioned effort to use my experience to help others, I began training to become a Mental Health Nurse. I envisioned working within the system, avoiding the approaches I did not agree with (i.e. allopathy) and assisting others find their own way back to wholeness and health, without dependence on pharmaceutical petrochemical drugs.
The disillusionment with allopathic healthcare actually led to a second awakening experience: the realeyesation that certain benevolent and healing practices, particularly those of an esoteric (secret/ mystical) nature, were actively hidden from us ("occulted").
A disempowered, unhealthy population is a compliant and consumptive population.
I decided to complete my studies in nursing, but I knew that there was another road I needed to travel. The natural, logical (and synchronistic) step from here seemed to be: study these mystical arts of Tarot, Astrology, Numerology and Kabbalah; utilise their wisdom to help liberate myself from the conditioning of society and then to help others do the same. And I have not stopped since!
The Tarot offered a way of helping bring the unconscious/ repressed/ forgotten aspects of our being to the Light of conscious awareness. Through this clearer image of our self and world it becomes possible to transmute (to change/ transform) what may have been holding us back from experiencing the liberation, the enlightenment, the peace that we all seek.
In just 78 cards I found a richness and depth that can never be fully plumbed and was able to integrate the art of Tarot with my own intuitive ability, knowledge and experience.
I would love to help you see that same profundity and wonder within your own Being and experience here in this realm.
Thank you for reading, my friend.