In the Center, we catalyze with our sexual soul force through open heart to heart communication. Our open-hearted sexual communication is what gives us our identity as a human being. This comes through our soul, our life force energy.
Metals and mixed ores are the catalyst-transformers in the Center of the Mineral World wheel. South of Center is copper; West of Center, iron and lead; North of Center, silver, plutonium, and aluminum; East of Center, gold and titanium. In the Center is brass and uranium. The Center of all wheels is the catalyst energy. Consider this. We take uranium, titanium, plutonium – that is, we take the soul, spirit, and mind of Grandmother Earth – and we threaten to destroy her and her children with nuclear energy and waste.
The Sacred Teacher Plants are the catalysts and transformers, siting in the Center of the Plant wheel. They are called the hallucinogenics. Hallu means “sacred,” and genic means “ancestor” or “spirit.” So, they are the sacred spirit teachers. Hallucination means the “sacred gathering of energy, so a hallucination is a sacred gathering of images that teach. They help us to experience altered states of consciousness and to open to other realities. However, this is only so when a teacher plant is gathered, prepared, and consumed in a sacred ceremonial manner.
The mythical animals, the receiver-transformers, sit in the Center of the Animal World wheel. The unicorn, the pegasus, the dragon, the thunderbird, and other mythological archetypes transform our myths and our dreams into sources of understanding and power. The mythological animals sit in this place along with the ancestors because they are stored within our ancestral memory. We sit as unbalanced two-leggeds in the very Center of this wheel, but if we can grow up and become balanced humans, then we can evolve to our own circle and become “human beings.”
The metis, the rainbow humans of mixed blood, sit in the Center of the Human World wheel. These are the ones who bring us the gathering-together circle of the teachings and the opportunity to exercise the unique gifts of all the great races and powers. When we come into physical form as metis, we integrate the opportunities of the combination of racial attributes we have inherited. Ultimately, on a spiritual level, we are all metis.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.