Society for Psychology & Healing

Our roots and history continued

St Michael Movement in the UK

The St Michael movement in this country links energetically to sites of spiritual and historic signification, such as Avebury, Silbury Hill, St Michael’s Mount, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Iona.

Members of the Gatekeeper Trust, founded by Sir George Trevelyan, for example, have made many regular pilgrimages to these and similar ancient sites for many years.

For the Trustees of The Marian Association the Chapel in the castle on St Michael’s Mount holds special significance. We try to keep a time of meditation there at least once a year, linking with other Light centres and sacred sites in Britain.

There is another Cornish headland, right out into the Atlantic, with the remains of a flourishing Iron-age settlement, and where we held a vigil during the total Eclipse of 1999.

We especially acknowledge one of our deeply valued past Trustees, John Gordon, who pioneered the Search for Wholeness programme and many other wonderful spiritual initiatives during his life.

The St Michael and St Mary Line

Some writers and meditators believe that there are inter-related lines of geographic and spiritual energies within the earth in Britain, linked to colours and qualities. The energies of the St Mary lines, as they are called, are said to be of deep blue Light, the energies of the St Michael lines, white and gold.

On an archetypal level, this links with the blue cloak depicted with Mary, representing the Anima/Receptive qualities of feeling and compassion together with the Chalice. The white-gold colour and light relate to the fiery aspect of St Michael and the Animus/Creative qualities of the Sword and spiritual strength. Both blue and white-gold Light can relate to healing practice.

St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

Stella Maris –
A Journal of Jungian and Marian Studies

Our Editor, Maryanne Grant Traylen, writes: “For the past 2,000 years or so our culture has been dominated by the image of a masculine God – a creator who is transcendent to the creation, a spirit which is superior to matter. Stella Maris would like to challenge this platonic temptation to denigrate the physical world associated with the feminine, and to provide an open forum for discussion on aspects of the feminine which seek to redress this imbalance.

“.. Stella Maris – Star of the Sea (ancient name for the Virgin Mary) with water as its central image depicting the feminine and embodiment, would give status to a sadly neglected, though dynamic, archetype which is naturally fluid, and to the inner voice of an active psychology essentially in touch with each individual’s collective nature.”

Perhaps sometimes life should feel like this