Author: Jan Scholten
The main theme of the Fungi is the confrontation with the impermanence of life. One has to come to terms with the end of life, death. A situation that triggers this is the confrontation with possibly deadly diseases like cancer. Most people experience cancer as a death sentence. It can also arise from loss of relatives and friends who die. It can arise from problems of infertility and miscarriages. It can arise from social failures that lead to a death wish. A very common situation is old age. Then one start thinking about disease, decay, collapse and death.
The consequence is withdrawal. One can see the physical aspect of withdrawal in old people. The life energy reduces and retires from the periphery to the centre. The extremities become cold, pale and bloodless as in chillblains, Raynaud’s disease. Gangrene is the ultimate consequence. The body starts shrivelling and becomes fragile. The vertebrae fracture and the people become small with a bend back. The muscles atrophy and become weak. Fatigue and weakness are a prominent issue. In contrast also the opposite happens with flareups of a lot of energy and heat. It can express in feelings of the enlargement, flushes of heat or bouts of energy and power. But they are the last flareups before the end.
Under social level they also retire. They tend to become loners, with drawing from relationships and social situations. India situation of life and death most important issues for most people like fame, clothes, make-up and money become totally unimportant. They feel different form friends and family. It is as if they do not belong to the world, as if they don’t fit in.
Often they are unwanted children. Due to this situation they feel that life is much more difficult for them as for others. Often that is increased to physical, bodily handicaps and limitations.
As they feel different it is quite difficult for them to socialise. They elect only the few people that are like the and respect them. They avoid ‘normal’ people that do not understand them, with all respect.
One can handle this impermanence of life in several ways. One is to hold on to life as much as one can. One tries all kinds of therapies even when the chance of amelioration is little to zero. One becomes clinging two new ones to be assured of their support and help.
Another way is to become spiritual. To realise there the end of the physical line doesn’t have to me the end of the spiritual life. What gets connected to the spiritual world and tbecomes clairvoyant.
Feeling foreign, alien, eccentric, extraneous, odd, funny, outlandish, peculiar, curious, quaint, singular, weird, bizarre, strange, unordinary, whacky.
Ailments from disasters, accidents, war, violence; families shattered and torn apart, death of relatives, parents, friends.
Very intelligent, creative, original.
Strong mind in a fragile, sick, not okay body.
Split between body and mind; the body is limiting.
Withdrawal, retiring; introspective, introversion.
Avoiding difficult situations and people.
Difficult to be assertive, to express emotions.
Peaceful coexistence in the beginning.
They feel hollowed, mouldered, vague, weak.
Invasion, being eaten away; limits of body let infringed; insidious, less aggressive.
Invaded form being too weak.
Being in another world, the spiritual world; connection with elves.
Interest in death, graveyards, ghosts.
On the edge of life and death.
Superhuman powers, strength; unseen, unseen power.
Theme: toads, mushroom forms as in nuclear bombs; elves.
Peaceful coexistence in the beginning; eats further away; limits of body let infringed; insidious, less aggressive.
Fall only if you are too weak.
Profession: caregiver, to elderly and dying people; funeral entrepreneur.
Weather: chilly, cold, icy cold, to the bones.
Sweat: copious, < night.
Food: many intolerances, < spices, stimulants; < yeast, bread, alcohol.
General: fatigue, chronic, weakness, prostration!; collapse, fainting; cancer; bleeding.; < loss of fluids; life is retiring, from the extremities to the centre and into death.
Nervous: Dementia, Alzheimer.
Ailments from radiation, radioactive radiation.
Head: heavy, difficult to hold up; spine is weak; headaches, used as avoidance.
Heart: weak, pulse weak; arteriosclerosis; thrombosis, thrombophlebitis.
Stomach!!: nausea!!; vomiting!!.
Back: spine weak, loose, cold.
Limbs: hands and feet gone, die, become necrotic, develop gangrene.
Skin!!: dry, itching, no eruption!!; fragile, delicate.