Catherine Avizinis, 3

Interview with Catherine Avizinis

MP:

Are you familiar with the terms "right will" and "right awareness" associated with Zen? If so, do you feel that clarity arising out of Magick Meditation is compatible with this? Also, I read once in a channeled book entitled "The Right Use of Will" that "free will" and "destiny" are the same thing– the argument being that what we choose out of freedom is what is most natural for us, hence our destiny. I wonder if you have any comment on that statement.

Catherine:

I have not studied Zen, but I feel that all of the codes reveal the same understandings and that the terms of 'right will' and 'right awareness' are similar to what I practice. The nuances may differ slightly, I don't know– But to comment on Free Will and Destiny– Souls in the Before Time, before they come here to live their physical life– decide the lessons that they wish to learn; set course for a destination, a destiny. This as you say, is chosen out of freedom.

Once here, faced with choices and the circumstances that have formed to help teach those lessons, an individual can choose whatever they want at the time– choose to shape themselves into a kinder, more self-sacrificing being who can let arguments go– or perhaps the lessons were set to become courageous and bold, one who can make a firm stand and let their voice be heard in an argument... The motive and intentions are the most important factors and the Will is the Thing.

That is why the meditation experience is about finding the next step– why no one can tell you what it is but your inner self and the only goal is to Harm None as you walk toward your destination. We do not meditate to become self-centered but self-aware. Through Magickal Meditation we learn how the energies shift, how all qualities are needed and valued. It is the extreme accumulations of energies, that cause issues, energies which have become distorted or out of balance. No one will reach perfection, or placid eternal tranquility. If that is the Yin then there must be the Yang.

MP:

I wonder if you could expound a little on your last sentence about tranquility and perfection. I'm not sure I understand what you are saying there.

Catherine:

I guess that we all have different lessons and at any time one's perfection cannot be compared to another's. Some feel that the point of meditation is to reach a quiet, peaceful tranquility where nothing upsets or moves you from your center. Magick is about using the energies available. Not seeing things as positive or negative– example: anger– negative? No needed to correct injustice– always in flux– always seeking balance– always seeking to make the balancing corrections with Harm to None– Difficult.

Magickal Meditation has the purpose of guiding us through the Journey and helping us to make the changes we want to make; perhaps working on Ascension is a way to phrase it. The Journey is the thing– the willful choices– as we travel towards our destination/destiny– different lessons– The Yin and the Yang seek to be blended, balanced. The Extremes seek a vibrational hummmmmmm– Not too little of one color– not too much– but constantly in a state of flux and movement.

MP:

How does one go about finding out more information about this type of meditation?

Catherine:

There are color coded chapters, meditations and color healing supplies on my website www.old-earth.com where I do readings and Crystal Guidance, sell my books and I also have a 2 disc CD of guided Magickal Meditations; my voice backed by the haunting Celtic Harp of Jerry Marchand. Here are the links: Healing with Color, Magickal Meditations On-line:, and Magickal Meditations CD.

MP:

Thank you very much for doing this interview.

Catherine:

Sure and thank you.

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