40 DAYS to Heal the father complex

and overcome our deepest fears, obstacles and barriers to realizing and living out our true strength.

With Sherene Vismaya  

Jungian Analyst & Astrologer

*& Special Guest Speaker, Jungian Analyst TBA

Project 40

THE FATHER

June 26, 2022

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The father as archetype of our inner authority, protection and relationship to our place in the world. 

When the father attachment is severed, we suffer an imbalance in our personality and our energy can turn against us in negative or destructive ways. The "unrequited love" can inhibit our natural quest for integrating our inner masculine energies consciously. This can create a great deal of insecurity.- Susan Shwartz

 

At the heart of our deeper struggles with self- love, self-acceptance, self-worth and even self knowledge lies the Father Complex. Our relationship to the world, to men, to authority figures around us is conditioned by our early encounters with the father figures in our lives. How we internalized those values, teachings, and feelings we had about our biological or father figures in our early years deeply shapes how we view our power, potential and impact on the world.

With Mars, Chiron, Jupiter and Eris now working together in the archetype of the Father (Emperor or Aries), this is the perfect opporunity to delve deeply into the wounds around Father. At the core of the wound lies much shame, fear, and doubt when this energy remains unconscious.

We may be too hard on ourselves, or too lax. We may struggle with boundaries or be too rigid. We may rebel or respond in an overly obedient, "good girl" manner. We may fear judgment, being scolded, punished, or restricted. We may crave someone to look up to, to guide or protect us. We may project our own inner power and authority on to elderly men, teachers, guides, partners or even male gurus. 

Through a series of archetypal prompts, we enter into a dialogue with the unconscious to reveal which pieces from the past still have a hold on us for better or worse. We can build on the strengths of our past. We can let go of the weaknesses, or self-defeating patterns by making them conscious. We will also tap into pieces of the story rooted in early dynamics with father figures in our life that hold the keys to what the Self is up to in this lifetime.

What are the recurring themes, patterns, and highlights in our personal narrative around authority, protection, idealization, role models, success, and power? Which reiterations, projections and relationship patterns with lovers, friends, family, partners, colleagues, our children, and most importantly with our Self-Dialogue are steeped in our early relationship to the Father archetype?

On the path to Self-Knowledge, entering into a deep dialogue with the Self and those key intersections between the divine and human, those numinous moments in our life that have a way of defining our script and what and where our psyche tends to dwell and from where it sources in order to recreate  throughout the cycles of our life.

 

 

We start this powerful. life-altering 40-Day journey AN OPENING CIRCLE AND OFFERINGS FOR A SPECIAL NAVAGRAHA (9 Planets)-MAHA GANAPATI PUJA (TAKING PLACE IN INDIA) TO REMOVE OBSTACLES AND BRING IN ALL THINGS AUSPICIOUS FOR OUR 40 DAY JOURNEY On SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 26TH.

As your guide, there's an option to do the deeper work to meet with me one-on-one to go deeper into the Father Complex signatures in teh chart, check in on the work, journaling, dream images, discuss the current astrology, answer any questions etc.

We'll have a formal opening and closing ceremony with times for q + a!

 

**Bonus of bringing on a special guest Jungian Analyst who specializes in the Father Complex work. 

 

 

How do we access the unconscious father within so that it does not cause psychological splitting, anxiety and stress?

 

SIGNS OF NEGATIVE FATHER COMPLEX:

FEAR OF LIFE

DEPENDENCY

EXTREME SOCIAL WITHDRAWAL

INERTIA

SPLITTING

WITHDRAWAL

SUICIDAL ACTIONS OR SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ACTIONS

INNER TYRANT

ABUSIVE SELF TALK

EMOTIONAL HARASSING FROM WITHIN

LOTS OF "SHOULDS" "OUGHTS'"

GUILT, FEAR AND SHAME

MISERY

UNCERTAINITY

LACK OF COMMITMENT

LACK OF CONSISTENCY

INSECURITY

COMPULSIONS

OVERLY-DRIVEN AND OVER-ACHIEVING, TYPE A PERSONALITY BEHAVIORS

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

Q: I WILL BE TRAVELING DURING THIS TIME, HOW WILL I KEEP UP?

A:  YOU RECEIVE THESE MESSAGES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX AND CAN DO THEM ON YOUR OWN TIMING FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

Q: I CAN'T ATTEND THE WEEKLY LIVES ON WEDNESDAYS. WILL THE  LIVE CHECK-INS BE RECORDED?

A: YES, ABSOLUTELY AND YOU CAN WATCH THEM ON YOUR OWN TIME

Q: WHAT IF I FALL BEHIND?

A: START WITH THE MOST RECENT DAY SO YOU STAY PRESENT WITH US AND THEN GO BACK TO THE DAYS YOU MISSED WHEN YOU GET THE TIME.

Q: MY LIFE IS SO BUSY HOW WILL I FIND TIME TO KEEP UP WITH THIS?

A: EVEN TWENTY MINUTES A DAY TOTAL OR EVEN ONLY READING THE EMAILS HAS PROVEN TO BE COMPLETELY LIFE-ALTERING FOR MANY. THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO DO THIS P40. THE CONTAINER IS VERY POWERFUL AND ALL GET TRANSFORMED IN THIS ALCHEMICAL ALEMBIC.

Q: I HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH TAROT CARDS SO I FEEL INTIMIDATED. WHERE WOULD I START?

A: MANY ARE BRAND NEW WHEN THEY FIRST START AND END UP FALLING IN LOVE WITH THIS TOOL FOR DEEPER INTROSPECTION AND JOURNALING. I RECOMMEND STARTING WITH A DECK THAT SPEAKS TO YOU AND JUST WORK WITH THE IMAGES THE WAY YOU WOULD WITH A DREAM OR FREE-ASSOCIATION AND THAT ALONE WILL START TO OPEN YOUR DIALOGUE WITH THE UNCONSCIOUS.  IF YOU PREFER YOU CAN SKIP THE TAROT SECTION AND STILL GET TONS OUT OF THE JOURNALING WORK.

Q: I FIND JOURNALING BORING SO HOW WOULD THIS BENEFIT ME?

A:  CHANCES ARE YOU HAVEN'T HAD INTERESTING ENOUGH PROMPTS TO COMPEL YOU TO WRITE. CHALLENGE ME TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT JOURNALING. OFTEN WRITER'S BLOCK IS JUST THE RESISTANCE OF THE EGO TO GO DEEP, BUT FOR TRUE CREATIVITY TO FLOW, THIS MUST BE ADDRESSED AT SOME POINT. WHY NOT NOW?

Q: HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER 21-DAY OR 60-DAY CHALLENGES? 

A: 40 IS THE NUMBER OF ALCHEMY, VENUS RETROGRADE CYCLES AND A LONG LIST OF OTHER MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES THAT IS UNPARALLELED. THE REASON AFTER COMPLETING 43 OF THESE JOURNEYS IT IS STILL GOING STRONG IS BECAUSE THEY WORK AND NEVER GET OLD.

Q: I KNOW NOTHING OF JUNG OR ALCHEMY , WILL THIS BE OVER MY HEAD?

A: YOU PROBABLY KNOW MORE THAN YOU THINK AS HIS TEACHINGS ARE NOW EMBEDDED IN SO MUCH OF THE LANGUAGE OF MODERN SPIRITUAL WORK AND PSYCHOLOGY INCLUDING CONCEPTS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED LIKE SHADOW, COMPLEXES, PROJECTION, ETC. PLUS I ALWAYS MAKE IT FUN, IN REAL TIME AND DOWN TO EARTH PRACTICAL APPLICATION WITHOUT LOSING THE MYSTICAL ELEMENTS SO DEAR TO HIS WORK.

A father's absence and deadness can fuel a daughter's compensatory drive towards heroism and fame, or equally ignite the flames of depression and self-doubt. The negative father complex means dealing with the pull to depression, resignation, or being bound to the father by guilt or destructive emotions. Trapped under his spell she lives provisionally--time passing without meaning or purpose. She wanders. Unable to sepearate from his negative influence, she has trouble accessing her soul." Susan Schwartz

 

Questions:

Is this P40 right for you?

Do you find yourself passive, dependent and inert?

Do you fear life to the point of panic at times?

in the same repetition or disappointing cycles in your intimate relationships?

Do you push yourself to excess?

Are you hard on yourself? Punishing? Depriving?

Do you live with an inner perpetrator in your mind?

Do you struggle in the grips of fear, guilt and shame?

Do you feel you're not enough unless you're constantly busy, achieving or doing things?

Do you look for people to do things for you, rescue or save you on a regular basis? 

Do you struggle with procrastination?

Do you have a pattern of giving away your power?  

Do you have a hard time standing up for yourself and asking for what you are worth?

Do you avoid confrontation?

Were you a father's daugher or daddy's girl?

Was your father absent due to divorce, addictions, illness, death, travel or work?

Do you have issues with authority figures?

Do you struggle with career, purpose or finding your place in the world?

Are you easily intimidated or fearful?

Do you avoid necessary conflict?

Do you inadvertently date or are attracted to partners who end up reminding  you of your father?

Do you avoid or dread your bills, money and financial details?

Do you find it hard to remain consistent with your goals?  

Does time management forever elude you? 

Do you feel overwhelmed, resistant and lazy in the face of your obstacles?

 

Without a positive father attachment she is sentenced to live her daughterhood as a father’s priestess, votary, bride, and queen -Kroll 1976

 

Special circle prelude on the Solstice 630pm pacific-930pm eastern.

special class + q + A with special guest tba

Opening ceremony on Sunday morning day one: JUNE 26th at 11:30am Eastern time. 

 

 

We start "day one" of our 40 day JUNGIAN ALCHEMICAL journaling + ritual intensive ON sunday JUNE 26th with our official opening ceremony that morning at 11:30am Eastern. If you join early enough get in for a special summer solstice ritual in our private facebook group on june 21st.

.Please note: this project 40 can be done completely on your own timing, your own timeline. all weekly lives will be recorded and you'll receive each real-time written email straight to your inbox every morning. (No sign -passcode hassles to contend with). 

 

 

father:

In general, the title Father (capitalized) signifies God's role as the life-giver, the authority, and powerful protector, often viewed as immense, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent with infinite power and charity that goes beyond human understanding.

 

This P40 is devoted to the alchemy of a daily magical writing and journaling practice infused with prompts to take you into key moments of this incarnation's life script, soul longings, unveilings, spiritual teachings, trials, tribulations and triumphs over fear and adversity. We rewrite our familial and any dysfuntcion in our ancestral scripts as we retrace our steps with the wisdom of the NOW.  Those moments where the divine intersects the human. Whether the biological father was absent, abusive, inconsistent, unavaialbe or not present in your life for whatever reason, the archetype of the Father will get constellated in our psyches through all of the "father figure" or role models that we look up to for guidance, protection or inspiration. Maybe you had an idealized teacher, TV figure dad, newscaster, actor, singer, or friend's father who served to resonant with your inner Father archetype. Making this Father energy conscious is the key to our creativity, consistency, boundaries and ultimately our relationship to the world and success in all of our endeavors. It's also what allows us to rest and be still when we can tap into a sense of safety from within. Many of us are still running from the deepest of abandonment wounds and playing this out in our most intimate of relationships or lack thereof. 

 

Project 40 is a potent transformative cauldron of Jungian Depth Psychology, Alchemy, Metaphysics and Experiential Astrology and has been developed and deepened over the past decade with now 46 Project 40's completed with a growing soul family of seekers who come together from all over the world to do the deep work.

Registration for our sacred circle is now open to incubate our 40-Day intentions together and allow the dream material to awaken and guide. There's a wonderful circle already gathering with people from all over the world and we'd love you to join us! We'll have a special Opening Ceremony on the Summer Solstice to kick off this powerful journey. 

We officially begin the 40-Day journey on Sunday, June 26th, 2022.

 

 

 

FATHER:: THE MEDICINE

  • Security

  • Stillness-Solid Ground

  • Fortitude

  • Awareness

  • Protection

  • Maturity

  • Consistency

  • Slowing Down

  • Deliberate Intention

  • Authority

  • Commitment

  • Time Management

  • Boundaries

  • Limits

  • Contraction

  •  Hard Work 

  • Inner strength

  • Overcoming Procrastination

  • Challenge

  • Shifting Inner Landscapes 

  • Journal as Mirror

  • Hearing the Voice of the Self

  • Moving through Stagnation  

  • Delayed Rewards

  • Transforming Patterns

  • Making our own Rules

  • Structure 

  • Self Knowledge

  • Intentionality

  • Meditation

  • Follow-Through

FATHER:: THE work

  • Overcoming Fear

  • Rising to the Challenge

  • Cultivating Inner Authority

  • Action

  • Consistency 

  • Mindfulness

  • Protecting our time and energy

  • Setting Boundaries

  • Holding our ground

  • Commitment to the Practice

  • Self-Agency

  • Delaying gratification

  • Objectivity

  • Detachment

  • Overview 

  • Understanding

  • Decoding the Self

  • Time Managment-Time Table

  • Sticking to our Commitment

The psychoanalysis of individual human beings, however, teaches us with quite special insistence that the god of each of them is formed in the likeness of his father, that his personal relation to God depends on his relation to his father in the flesh and oscillates and changes along with that relation, and that at bottom God is nothing other than an exalted father.
Sigmund Freud

THE FATHER

 

Don't miss the invaluable opportunity to delve into the depths of your inner world for 40 Days and 40 Nights:: 

A powerful alchemical alembic steeped in ritual, insights, and an intimate international community of kindred spirits dedicated to depth psychology, spiritual practices and living astrology experentially.

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P40:: 2.0:

THE FATHER

understanding the roots of our inner father archetype as he protects, guides, creates, sustains and destroys that which is no longer serving us. Our inner father archetypes through the limits of saturn and the inspiration of jupiter in our horoscopes in relationship to father figures, male role models in our lives and how they shaped our relationship to our inner masculine and connection to the world, power, creativity and success.

 for 40 days and 40 nights supported by an amazing international community, by making the unconscious conscious we step into our true inner authority, authenticity and authorship of our lives. we transform our fears into love. . 

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The work is so interesting! The use of artistic and spiritual archetypes, the observance of life-patterns, the attention to dreamwork and personal ritual/practice, and practical applications of and recommendations for bodywork/breathwork combine for a thorough therapeutic experience.

The P40 Intensives offer the opportunity to extend one's work into a private cybergroup setting (participation can be as involved as personally desired - no pressure!), with specific esoteric themes upon which to focus. Surprising and often amazing revelations abound! The personal transformations can be subtle, can be profound - but are always unique and ever-fascinating. Sherene's methods are progressive and dynamic, and help to manifest positive changes in personal attitudes toward life and this world."

Carla "Kali Ma" Salls, New york city

I read each email on the train and really appreciate your sharing and your guided questions like arrows piercing the truth.
Thank you. You are such a major part of my healing. Even my physical therapist notes the improvement, it’s on a cellular level.
Yes, your way of journaling is inspiring and you ask the ‘right’ questions to help me really think about my self and gain insight. Grateful. –Lorae 

 

Lorae russo, New York city

 A FEW SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE SEND YOUR INTEREST, FINANCIAL NEEDS AND COMMITMENT TO THIS WORK IN WRITING TO SUPPORT@SHERENEVISMAYA.COM TO SEE IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE FOR A SCHOLARSHIP. 

 

 

Sherene Vismaya, M.A. is an astrologer, psychoanalyst and mystic in private practice in NYC and San Francisco (and currently India) for the past 22 years consulting, writing and teaching. She's been the Resident Astrologer for Elle UK since 2005, creator of Constellation Magazine and author of several books. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. Sherene has pioneered her own unique approach to Jungian and somatic healing modalities combined with her background in metaphysics inspired by her yearly pilgrimages to India. 

She is the author/ co-author of several books including Speculation Now; Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn's Return (McGrawHill), Dog Stars (Penguin) and Fate of your Date (Chronicle Books). She holds a Master's Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and post-graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich.  Sherene teaches classes and workshops internationally.

 

** Due to the real-time nature and sacred container of this project (it's not packaged and mass produced) no refunds will be granted after the first 48 hours of the Project. You have lifetime access to the writing so you can always do it on your own time, your own pace at any time.

Father Classic

real-time daily letters filled with the current astrology, Jungian depth-psychology teachings, metaphysics, stories from India, tarot and journaling prompts.

 private international community

AN OPENING CIRCLE AND OFFERINGS FOR A SPECIAL NAVAGRAHA (9 Planets)-MAHA GANAPATI PUJA (TAKING PLACE IN INDIA) TO REMOVE OBSTACLES AND BRING IN ALL THINGS AUSPICIOUS FOR OUR 40 DAY JOURNEY and Q + A closing.

*80% of proceeds will be donated to charity.

Father Deep Dive LUXE

includes a 60 minute personal session (value of $270) with Sherene diving deep into the Father Complex signatures in the horoscope, cycles, karmic patterns and more.

real-time daily letters filled with the current astrology, Jungian depth-psychology teachings, metaphysics, stories from India, tarot and journaling prompts.

Private international community

AN OPENING CIRCLE AND OFFERINGS FOR A SPECIAL NAVAGRAHA (9 Planets)-MAHA GANAPATI PUJA (TAKING PLACE IN INDIA) TO REMOVE OBSTACLES AND BRING IN ALL THINGS AUSPICIOUS FOR OUR 40 DAY JOURNEY 

*Bonus: Saturn: Time is God class

and special Q + A session with special guest 

(Limited/by availability )

*80% of proceeds will be donated to charity.

FATHER FINANCIAL PLANNING

real-time daily letters filled with the current astrology, Jungian depth-psychology teachings, metaphysics, stories from India, tarot and journaling prompts.

 private international community

AN OPENING CIRCLE AND OFFERINGS FOR A SPECIAL NAVAGRAHA (9 Planets)-MAHA GANAPATI PUJA (TAKING PLACE IN INDIA) TO REMOVE OBSTACLES AND BRING IN ALL THINGS AUSPICIOUS FOR OUR 40 DAY JOURNEY and Q + A closing.

*80% of proceeds will be donated to charity.

FATHER FINANCIAL NEED

real-time daily letters filled with the current astrology, Jungian depth-psychology teachings, metaphysics, stories from India, tarot and journaling prompts.

 private international community

AN OPENING CIRCLE AND OFFERINGS FOR A SPECIAL NAVAGRAHA (9 Planets)-MAHA GANAPATI PUJA (TAKING PLACE IN INDIA) TO REMOVE OBSTACLES AND BRING IN ALL THINGS AUSPICIOUS FOR OUR 40 DAY JOURNEY and Q + A closing.

*80% of proceeds will be donated to charity.

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