Child of the Cosmos: Strengthening Our Intrinsic Being
How awake are we to our inner being, our true nature?
How much self-knowledge do we really have?
In terms of our intrinsic self, we can easily feel like a novice. Indeed, we face a long journey before we can fully understand ourselves, and we are equally unpracticed in relating to our “shadow” and inner wounds.
The path described in this book is within and concerned with strengthening our individuality, one’s “I.” Based on lifelong research, Karsten Massei created a valuable workbook for coming to know and heal ourselves. In a series of brief chapters he explains the interplay and tensions between human individuals and the nature of our “inner and cosmic child.” Both are complex entities but are also directly related; both are deeply connected with our destiny.
Our experiences with our inner child are often still in the earliest stages, but noticing, cultivating a relationship, and holding conversations with our inner child is vital and offers ever deepening experiences for us. As insights expand, our frailties, deficiencies, and inner wounds can be seen. The being of the inner child wants to educate us to become inwardly truthful and authentic. Only honest engagement with our soul’s traumas and vulnerabilities will enable a true picture of ourselves to arise.
Child of the Cosmos offers surprising perspectives arising from the author’s personal experiences, opening a clear path of personal development. The text is complemented with seven special meditations to help us engage with the challenges ahead.
C O N T E N T S:
I. THE LIFE OF THE INNER CHILD
2. Inward Paths
3. Voyage into the Soul
4. The Inner Child
5. The World of the Gods and the Self
6. The Death-pangs of a Time that’s Past
7. The Mysteries of the Other
8. Individual Gifts and the Community
9. Communities and Clairvoyance
II. THE WOUNDED AND THE COSMIC CHILD
1. Responsibility toward the Earth
2. Individuality and the Inner Child
3. The Wounds of the Soul
4. Gestures of Reconciliation
5. The Secret of Darkness
6. The Wisdom of the Body
7. Conversations with Our Inner Child
8. The Nature of the Cosmic Child
9. Knowledge of Human Nature and the Inner Child
III. SEVEN MEDITATIONS
About the Author
Karsten Massei was born in 1963 in Berlin. He started out by studying political science and then decided to train in Switzerland as a curative, or therapeutic, educator and is now a class teacher in a curative day school. He also gives courses and seminars on the practice of suprasensory perception and leads tours focusing on the experience and care of the many kinds of landscapes and life spaces of the Earth. In addition, Karsten Massei is active with biography and life counseling and supports therapists with suggestions to improve their work. He currently lives in Zürich.