October [16] 2008

FROG SPECIMEN (Fluid Resonance Oracle Gnosis)

(From Art, October 16, 2008, The Expanded COMPLETE HATCHERY on tarotspsych (See Files)

This one’s for you, big guy, (with a sprig of mint)!

(Numbers) 366, 394, 192

(Taste): 437


366. Puer aeternus. Latin for “eternal child,” used in mythology to designate a child-god who is forever young; psychologically it refers to an older man whose emotional life has remained at an adolescent level, usually coupled with too great a dependence on the mother. [The term puella is used when referring to a woman, though one might also speak of a puer animus-or a puella anima.] The puer typically leads a provisional life, due to the fear of being caught in a situation from which it might not be possible to escape. His lot is seldom what he really wants and one day he will do something about it-but not just yet. Plans for the future slip away in fantasies of what will be, what could be, while no decisive action is taken to change. He covets independence and freedom, chafes at boundaries and limits, and tends to find any restriction intolerable.

394. Wounded Healer. An archetypal dynamic that may be constellated in an analytic relationship. This term derives from the legend of Asclepius, a Greek doctor who in recognition of his own wounds established a sanctuary at Epidaurus where others could be healed of theirs.

192. Phenomenology:  An approach to research that aims to describe and clarify a person’s own experience and understanding of an event or phenomenon.

(Taste) 437. Herby  Reminiscent of herbs, such as mint, sage, thyme, or of eucalyptus.

Frog Sandwich For Meta Joe:  Grow up, you big-hearted sop. Sure you covet independence and freedom, chafe at boundaries and limits, and tend to find any restriction intolerable, just like every Joe The Plumber does (at a different level).  But you hurt inside, Meta Joe, I sense the sweet earthiness in your demeanor like a twig of mint, but there’s some infection in your soil, and so you decided to become a meta-plumber (not like the average Joes) …that’s cool. Helping others plumb their depths, clean out their pipes, etc. all good stuff big fella…  BUT something seems awry within your metaphysics. There’s a little too much droopy-eyed dragon in you, if you know what I mean?  (And we’ve seen the fire-breathing beast aspect react QUICKLY when feeling perhaps a little misunderstood? Puer, puer, puer. [Jung said there was only one real cure for the puer…WORK! (shades of Maynard G. Krebbs, for you oldsters out there, no?].

Hey Meta-Joe: Please help us and yourself get to what’s really going on here with you…What actually are you EXPERIENCING (in the moment) that makes you so unpleased with the “condition” of the world as it is now Joe? Try not to embellish or dramatize your response, nothing “heroic” my firend, my friend, just what IS IT exactly?


A). One original idea “whose time has come.”  The “New Age” becoming politically-relevant and globally-active in its own style (i.e. “the puer generation” healing its mother complex without sacrificing its transpersonal magic, global desires and vision)

 B). An application relevant to the evolution and well-being of tarotpsych. Keep being “tarotpsych” i.e., bringing the phenomenology of our work into focus…answering the question “What Is it?” Having fun AND raising consciousness. 

 C). How this resonance touches your personal gnosis (spiritual truth)? Just call me Joe, The Slowly Awakening Meta-Plumber.



  1. bethbadandbeyond Says:

    Velly intersting, Art (as Artie Johnson used to say on Laugh-In). Good work! And on target.

    Bethie Doll

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