The double helix is an archetype reawakening, like kundalini flowing and surging upward. I am reminded of something:
“Universal consciousness pervades the collective unconscious.”
The double helix represents much more than I can say here, but I’ll share my perceptions … and then I’ll describe a recent synchronicity to illustrate my observations.
Helical shapes and their components, if not always double helices, are intimately connected to shamanic traditions around the world. Serpents and ladders are found in cave etchings and paintings, corresponding to DNA - both spiralled (the serpent), and flattened in mirror image (the ladder).
Notably, Francis Crick was experimenting with LSD and mind expansion around the time he and other researchers deduced the form of the double-helix shape of the DNA molecule.
(Image at right is Crick’s elegant sketch:)
Yet the double helix shape is ancient, not new - or, shall we say, both ancient and new?
Serpentine helices have even more recently been rapidly reawakened on a broader scale alongside entheogens, revealing another piece of the archetype’s interdimensionality.
And somehow it resonates with the pervasive sense of “time speeding up.” Indeed, time seems to be accelerating - and perhaps the double helix, in its many forms throughout the cosmos, hints at how, or why, this is so.
Crop circles are connected with consciousness expansion. The crop circle at right appeared in 1996, composed of 89 individual circles. The double helix in crop circle geometry stands quite well alone or overlaid with the wider implications of the form.
More recently, in 2006 the Double Helix Nebula was found just 300 light years from the Milky Way’s center. Sagittarius is very nearly at the galactic center, with which we’re coming into alignment in almost cog-like fashion. Unimpeded galactic cosmic rays are shooting toward us as our Sun breathes in, shrinking the heliosphere. Cosmic radiation is thus moving into our solar system’s environs - and into all varieties of its DNA.
The archetypal intertwined serpents are merely a stone’s throw from the galaxy’s center near Sagittarius to its edge 50,000 miles away. The twisting is thought to have developed due to gravitational turbulence in the inner-galaxy area where the nebula resides. But what do we know for certain?
Confirmation seems to speak most convincingly as a synchronicity. There’s more to this story than I’ve told …
A few nights ago, at dusk, a Cooper’s Hawk sailed across the yard and landed on the fence some twenty feet away. While identifying the bird, I flipped to page 45 in my $1.95 Golden Guide Families of Birds pocket reference to the page graced by the beautiful Secretary Bird, Sagittarius serpentarius.
Not only were those words remarkably pertinent to my state of mind, but page 45 was the only page in the book that apparently been very slightly ajar on the assembly line - sometime around 1971. How did I know it was wrinkled during manufacture? I carefully smoothed out the tiny wrinkles and saw that the paper revealed a subtle but certain zig-zag at the bottom, indicating it was folded prior to being cut.
Of course there was more to it. I’d just been trying to find the best way to bring my recent immersion in Francis Lefebure’s work with phosphenes into my writing about the archetypal double helix. In the middle of the last century, Lefebure developed a type of meditation called Phosphenic Mixing, which he practised daily while facing Sagittarius, the constellation nearest our galaxy’s nexus - the apex of “2012.”
So we have Eliade, then Crick, and then we have Lefebure gazing at phosphenes while facing the galactic center, where just 3 years ago the Double Helix Nebula was discovered. And now we’re in some ways locked into alignment with the galactic center - and with our centers, collectively and individually.
The double helix permeates it all - to what end, I’m quite unsure.
Working with phosphenes is surprisingly simple and effective. I encourage you to report your experiences back to me if you choose to try it.
For more information about Dr Lefebure’s work, here’s a good link to start with: www.phosphenism.com/accueil.html. Or go to this page if you want to jump right in here. www.phosphenism.net/superlearning.html.