The four Cardinal Points

 

Action and recognition in the horizontal direction

The four cardinal points (forward, backward, left, right) as action and recognition directions

The recognition and action directions are yielded by our visual recognition (essential for dream images) and by our hands as action organs. These directions have different qualities:

Forward: The area of seeing and therefore the direction of recognition as well as the direction of action. (Moving forward and manual activities for which we need to see the objects.) This direction is assigned to the day.

Backward: The direction in which we cannot see and also cannot act. What happens behind our backs keeps hidden from our eyes. In this direction we are defenseless what gives this region a threatening touch. This direction is assigned to the night.

Right: The laterally directions are intermediate regions. Due to the fact that most of us are right handed the right direction is assigned to the movement. This region is assigned to the dusk.

Left: This intermediate region is assigned to the feelings. (An intermediate region of perception is an area of divine; left receptive, right semiconscious acting)

 

Summary of the four action and recognition directions

forward

seeing/recognizing

bright

day

awakeness

the spiritual

right

acting

dusky

dusk

intellect

father

left

feeling

dusky

dawn

feeling

mother

backward

instinctively

dark

night

the subconscious

netherworld/death

 

© Alfred Ballabene (Vienna) translated by Seth