“They will remain shut away behind a hedge of thorns. The journey in search of soul is difficult and even dangerous because it requires that we relinquish the certainty of what we think we know and what we have been taught for generations to believe. It means surrendering the desire to be in control and opening ourselves to a quest, a path of discovery. Many myths and fairy tales emphasize the need for surrender and trust in the strange non-rational guidance offered by animals or shamans on the quest. As the hero follows their guidance, so the hedge opens, the way unfolds. Following the guidance and wisdom of the instinct is the royal road into the realm of soul.”
― Anne Baring, The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul
In our continuing podcast series of inviting elders into deep conversation, Quanita and Anne cover a myriad of topics. However, it all leads to acknowledging the precariousness of the present moment and that a change must come in the human consciousness for us to be able to survive.
Anne Baring b. 1931. MA Oxon 1951. PhD (Hons) in Wisdom Studies Ubiquity University 2018. Jungian Analyst, author and co-author of 7 books including, with Jules Cashford, The Myth of the Goddess; Evolution of an Image; with Andrew Harvey, The Mystic Vision and The Divine Feminine; with Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Soul Power: An Agenda for a Conscious Humanity. Also, a book for children, The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time. Her most recent book The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul (2013, updated and reprinted 2020) was awarded the Scientific and Medical Network Book Prize for 2013. The ground of all her work is a deep interest in the spiritual, mythological, shamanic and artistic traditions of different cultures. Her two websites are devoted to a new vision of reality and the issues facing us at this crucial time of choice. www.annebaring.com and www.anne-baring.com
Humanity Rising discussion on YouTube: Humanity Rising with Anne Baring
Urgent Call to All Women:
War Stops Now!
Women are one half of humanity, yet our voice is not heard in relation to war.
We see, every day, how war is destroying human life and the precious life of the planet. This must stop.
Most of us do not experience the full horror of what is happening. But those who are ordered to fight and kill, if they survive, are condemned to suffering for the rest of their lives from the atrocities they have witnessed and the injuries they have sustained.
The families of those who have been sacrificed live in grief forever. Mothers
and grandmothers never recover from the loss of their beloved sons and
grandsons, the rape of their daughters and granddaughters. Bitterness, hatred, fear and trauma pass from generation to generation. Trauma does not vanish with time but is held within the collective psyche of humanity. That is why ALL war must stop.
This is a key moment in our evolution. The choices we make now will
determine our future – and whether there is a future.
There is only one power in the world that can eliminate war. That power is
Women in service to Love. So we proclaim:
We, the Women of the World, command that ALL war stops NOW!