The Problem of Oracular Incredulity

Many people are in a state of incredulousness or disbelief when it comes to accepting intuitive predictions and prognostications from their own intuition or from another person’s intuition about themselves or others.  Psyche’s intuitive offerings and communications are not accepted as having any possibility of reliability or trueness. Hence, there exists doubt and disbelief. The intuitions which are transmitted and received do not receive any credibility and are easily brushed aside. The intuitions are minimized and justified away by thinking it has no value because it is not scientific or based on any data of fact. This incredulity is a problem in our modern technological and reasonable thinking age because there are many kinds of intuitions. There are mathematical intuitions, musical intuitions, medical intuitions, and predictive intuitions.   Whether the prognostications are from a psychic, an intuitive, a shaman, a personal dream message or an oracle the revelations are not taken seriously or often times are not even given a second thought until what was revealed has come to pass, and then it is easily again dismissed as an “oh well” or “who knew.”

This problem of disbelief stems all the way back in time to the Delphic Oracle, which was a place of worship to Apollo. Initially, it was situated over a hole like fissure in the earth which released chilling clouds of gases and ethers. The Pythia, the priestess to Apollo and the only female oracle to Apollo, sat over an opening in the ground on a tripod breathing in the enigmatic ethers and spoke by making strange sounds and noises. These unknown sounds were written down by various priests that interpreted Apollo’s messages. In the ancient Greek world except for the Pythia, the seers were all masculine.

The problem with not trusting intuition and doubting the reality of the intuitions began with the god Apollo and Cassandra, the Pythia. The story and myth begin with Priam, the king of Troy, who was married to Hecuba. They produced a girl whom they named Cassandra and also known as Alexandra. The gift of prophesy was a present that was bestowed upon Cassandra by Apollo. Apollo loved Cassandra. Cassandra rejected Apollo’s advances toward her. Hence, Apollo sentenced Cassandra to be able to prophesy but to never be believed and this curse is still, in effect, today.

Third Eye

 The third eye is a symbol and is an image the world over representing a penetrating ability to know and recognize true knowledge. This is a knowledge that you may not actually know but receive into your conscious thinking mind.

Krishnamurti, the Indian mystic wrote a book about intuition as something of great value.  The Third eye because it is the awakening of true intelligence and not intellectual thinking). The third eye is also considered to be a doorway that draws you into and within to your inner realms of higher consciousness. The left eye is associated with the feminine principle, the past, the moon, the soul and is receptive. The right eye is considered to hold the masculine principle, the activity of the spirit, the sun, and the future. Buddhism speaks of the third eye as a symbol of inner vision. The seer is the see-er that can see through to something that is important. In the bible, it is stated (lest your eye be single you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven). The light of the mind has been imagined as the third eye. All over the world, the 3rd eye is valued. It is considered the eye of Dharma in Buddhism, the eye of wisdom in Islam, the eye of Shiva in Hinduism, and the eye of God in Christianity. The third eye is considered to be located invisibly in the center of the forehead between the two physical eyes. The third eye is the symbol for the visionary and the clairvoyant as the seer, sage, or see-er. The gaze of one eye can also represent a unity of vision in which the dualism of inner & outer sight feels resolved.  The light of the mind has been imagined as the third eye.

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The sun god Apollo sentenced Cassandra to be able to prophesy her intuitions but to never be believed. In the modern-day world intuition is rarely believed or trusted because there is no proof or guarantee. Only after the intuition was seen to be correct do you say, “Oh, if only I had listened to my intuition.” Susan invites you to explore the depth of intuition with her and discover its worth to you.


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