As a teenager, I spent the majority of my high school lunch periods in the library reading, exploring my imagination, loving my fantasy world which I had control over more than my external reality. The series of books that stuck out most to me in these years was the Earth Children Series by Jean Auel. The series triggered within me a deeper longing to understand our existence as evolving humans on this Earth plane.
So, in 2015 I re-read the series, as I was in between jobs and haven’t yet begun my Master of Social Work at that time, and the intuition to write about and to explore Ancestral Memory surfaced. So, yeah, this topic has been on the back burner in my ‘Jumbled Notes’ section of the cloud on my old Hotmail account for some time.
Ancestral Memory, the idea, interested me as early as 2011 as well, through the works of C.G. Jung and the Collective Unconscious – as those who really do read my posts know, I mention his work OFTEN. Does it mean I agree with everything? No, but I post for your own exploration if you, too, are interested beyond our external reality. Anyways! Let’s continue.
I wrote the below paragraph back in the summer of 2015:
“Earth’s children series “ancestral memory” nomads with the elongated domes, had the ability to recall memories of the past, customs and ways of life from their ancestors, but had no concept of the future, and new skills/abilities happened by chance; they had no concept of a particular thing or emotion, but reacted solely from instinct.”
So, I did my own research, and here are the patterns of interest I found:
“In psychology, genetic memory is a memory present at birth that exists in the absence of sensory experience, and is incorporated into the genome over long spans of time. It is based on the idea that common experiences of a species become incorporated into its genetic code, not by a Lamarckian process that encodes specific memories but by a much vaguer tendency to encode a readiness to respond in certain ways to certain stimuli.” Wikipedia.com – Explore the different types of memory if you have further interest.
“Epigenetics is the study of inherited changes in gene expression…changes that are inherited, but they are not inherent to our DNA. For instance, life experiences, which aren’t directly coded in human DNA, can actually be passed on to children. Studies have shown that survivors of traumatic events may have effects in subsequent generations.” futurism.com Savants have unique extraordinary abilities – look up the term on your own if interested.
“The “genome” of any given individual is unique; mapping the “human genome” involved sequencing a small number of individuals and then assembling these together to get a complete sequence for each chromosome. Therefore, the finished human genome is a mosaic, not representing any one individual.” human genome project – We are, individually, unique.
“The paternal line of all women leads to a man who lived in Africa an estimated 125,000 years ago.” –23andme.com We are all ONE “Our DNA links us to one another biologically, and it is in every cell of our body.” shanamichealingarts.com
“As we carry this memory of our history in our cells, I can only imagine that every human has access to the memory of our indigenous roots. And, if this is true, each one of us has only to unlock, if it hasn’t been unlocked yet, how to embody balancing our intellect with intuition, knowledge with spirit, and regard our imagination as one of our senses.” shanamichealingarts.com – We ARE NOT born a blank slate.
“Some of the earliest forms of art have been found on the walls of the caves where prehistoric man painted what seem to be the scenes from his “daily life”. At least that’s what historians thought until recently. However, it’s a little-known fact that for ancient people, art meant a lot more than just an aesthetic pastime with hedonistic purposes. Ancient people used art as a form of magic and in purposes of reconnecting with the spiritual world. All the best historians and theoreticians of art know that sacred rituals were the birthplace of art. This was the heart and soul of Shamanism.” meehlfoundation.org – the Cave of Our Ancestors – Our spirit NOT the body – holds ancestorial codes
“Because it is not an organized religion as such, but rather a spiritual practice, shamanism cuts across all faiths and creeds, reaching deep levels of ancestral memory. As a primal belief system, which precedes established religion, it has its own symbolism and cosmology, inhabited by beings, gods, and totems, who display similar characteristics although they appear in various forms, depending upon their places of origin.” DNA is the alchemical codes of existence
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