Wheel of Fortune – Catalyst of the Body Explored

Posted on May 26, 2011


“…each mind/body/spirit complex shall and should and, indeed, must perceive each archetype, if you use this convenient term, in its own way. Therefore, you may see that precision is not the goal; rather the quality of general concept complex perception is the goal.”- Ra, Session 77



Arcanum 10

Catalyst: something that causes an important event to happen

Body: an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects

Fortune: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; overall circumstances or condition in life

What is the catalyst of the body?

each catalyst is dealing with the nature of those experiences entering the energy web and vibratory perceptions of the mind/body/spirit complex. The most carefully noted addition would be that the outside stimulus of the Wheel of Fortune is that which offers both positive and negative experience.” -Ra, Session 81

Our understanding of karma is that which may be called inertia. Those actions which are put into motion will continue using the ways of balancing until such time as the controlling or higher principle which you may liken unto your braking or stopping is invoked. This stoppage of the inertia of action may be called forgiveness. These two concepts are inseparable.” – Ra, Session 34

Bhavacakra or the Wheel of becoming is used primarily in Tibetan Buddhism. The wheel represents the continuous cycle of birth, life, and death from which one liberates oneself through enlightenment.

The legend is that Buddha himself created the first depiction of the bhavacakra. In the Buddhist depiction, karmic actions contribute to one’s metaphorical existence in different realms, or rather, different actions contribute to one’s characteristics similarity to those of the realms. Leading from the human realm to the outside of the wheel depicts the Buddhist path. (Epstein 1995, p.15-16)

The Bhavacakra is represented as being held by the jaws, hands, and feet of a fearsome figure who turns the wheel. The exact identity of the figure varies. A common choice for the figure is Yama, the god of death or Kala the lord of time. This figure is also known as the “Face of Glory” or Kirtimukha.

There is always a figure or symbol in the upper left and the upper right. The exact figure or symbol varies; common examples include the moon, a buddha, or a bodhisattva.

The outer rim of the wheel is divided into twelve sections and given such names as the Twelve Interdependent Causes and Effects or the Twelve Links of Causality.

Ignorance is the first of the 12 causes and conditions, both of our rebirth and of maturing any karma within our dependent existence. Different causes can overlap in different stages and even mature in next existences – lives. Yet the turning of the wheel goes onward.” – Wikipedia.com

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,

who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,

will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;

my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler,

and from the deadly pestilence;

he will cover you with his pinions,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,

nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand;

but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes

and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your refuge,

the Most High your habitation,

no evil shall befall you,

no scourge come near your tent.

For he will give his angels charge of you

to guard you in all your ways.

On their hands they will bear you up,

lest you dash your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the adder,

the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

– Bible, Psalm 91.1-13

Modern key words for Wheel of Fortune:

Turning point– Opportunities– Possibilities

Destiny– Fate– Superior Forces– Movement

Development– Activity– Surprises– Expansion

Sudden Events– Speed– New Developments– Life Cycles

Interpretation– Sudden Change– Dissention– Approachability