Today I’m sitting down with Dr. Bara
Loveland, author of several books about consciousness, its history and
definitions, and how it figures into our lives. I think it’s going to be
difficult to distill her books down into a short blog piece, but let’s start
with your latest, The Book ofConsciousness.
Bara, can you give us a brief overview
of the book? What might people learn from it? How might it benefit their lives?
Bara: Every chapter is conclusive in itself, yet reading from A
to Z may render the best understanding. Original research starts with the overrated
mind/cerebrum as a knowledge-suppressing organ. Some readers reject this so far
unknown fact and yet, for understanding Consciousness, we have to be clear what
the mind can and cannot do. I have written about it in Das innere Weltbild (The
Inner World Conception, 1982). The eBook of Consciousness continues discussing
Consciousness based on ancient insights of our spiritual ancestors, of U.S.
Natives, the unconscious, and mass conscious. Other chapters guide the reader
to realize our divine powers, anchored in organs we still have, and reveal
biblical symbols and what they really mean assisting to understand the Bible.
Trailing is a reflection on rules and the One Law in the universe as well as on
how science and magic deal with Consciousness. Additional dimensions are
elucidated and suggestions for successful meditation are given. An excurse of
original research specifies that Jesus was in India – by Jesus’ own words! The
Rhubarb chapter defines terminology (often downplayed by science) as used in
this book and gives the many names of God (Bible). This book contains an easy
read for the open mind as well as scientific and spiritual facts, experiences,
I’m glad you said it’s an easy read for
the open mind; it sounds like a massive amount of information. Glad, as well,
to know there are experiences and humor in it. What’s your background in this
amazing subject? What led you to study consciousness?
Bara: Defining Consciousness was nearly a life-long process. At
the age of 10, riding the public bus to school, my sister made me aware that
one can read a person’s character from his/her face. For six school days a week
I could compare face expressions with what I knew about the people. Soon I
expanded the study to unknown people, mainly working on an intuitive basis.
Later I trained my mind to be aware of facts, studied dream symbols as presented
by Freud and Jung, and was fascinated by holy symbols and archetypes. I studied
architecture which enhanced 3D-visualization, I volunteered at a clinic that
healed by altered states without punishment, and learned there to switch
instantly from measurable brain waves of Beta (daily life concerns) to Alpha
(intuition, healing) and beyond. Working as assistant professor, I completed a first
of the kind doctorate in the combined fields of architecture and in-dept
psychology. Later I fulfilled a second doctorate in natural healing and worked
in altered states up to 18 hours a day on original research of life energy, Color
MedicineTM, and sacred symbols. The lingering question was: what is
Consciousness? It took me years of pondering to find the definition around
2005, for mass conscious’ misleading definition is strong, holding us back.
Fascinating stuff. I especially find my
interest piqued with the connection between architecture and psychology. How
has your study and research changed your own personal life?
Bara: Face studies allowed me to know more about people, guiding
others, and one day I helped a friend to understand his boss by evaluating a
photograph of the latter. Asked about a TV couple, seeing them for the first
time on TV, I said, “He is naïve, she is neurotic.” It turned out to be true as
events developed. The work in the clinic changed my science-trained mind to
give way to intuition, then checking reality back with the mind. Yet an event
that predated my intense research on symbols changed my life the most: it was
the death of my beloved mother. She was medically overdosed and, like Elvis, survived
it for only three years. When an angel on earth, my mother, could die that cruel
way, then there was no God. Being from a Lutheran priest’s family, I became an
atheist. Still, the intense studies on holy symbols sent me right back to
believing in God. I discovered our holy energies, also mentioned in the Bible,
and in all spiritual cultures. I
experienced life-energy rising and energy centers opening before I knew of
their existence. Later, I used my life energy to cool myself in a modern train
halted for hours in the Austrian sun with broken cooling system, all windows
sealed! I gained a new understanding of suffering and newly defined the terms
neurosis (Zeitalter des Gefühls, Era of Feeling,1979), symbol (Symbole von Urerfahrung, Symbols of Primal Experience, 1981), and
archetype (Das innere Weltbild, The Inner World Conception, 1982), all never
defined that way by others before. I found that these terms are related to our
sacred energies. With spiritual insights I realized that all life is holy: from
the ant to the elephant, and that animals/insects have awareness and feelings.
I am so sorry to hear about your mother.
It sounds like her death led you to greater discoveries, though, which I would
guess she would be proud of. You have other books that delve into the divine
feminine, like Heaven and EarthMother and Adoration of the Madonna. What message do you bring to women in the
world today about their feminine nature? What about men?
Bara: There was a long period on earth where the female was the
goddess, the priestess, and the healer, maybe lasting millions of years. Herman
Wirth has extensively researched this ancient field, which must have neglected
male dreams for acceptance. There was a Mother goddess, Futer (probably far
before 30,000 BC): She Who Is, the Only One. Later she was perceived with two
symbolic aspects as Heaven and Earth Mother according to our life energy, with
her three daughters (energy channels). Virgin birth may have been in practice
as mentioned in Adoration of the Madonna,
showing the beautiful art of Antonia Hudson. Yet when keeping herds, people
realized that a male animal was of advantage for offspring since one did not
need a holy woman to assist. Finally, the Great Mother got a son (ca. 15,000
BC), and then a male partner (more wide-spread ca. 2,000 BC). That is, the God-mother
was historically before her son, and the God-son existed before the God-father.
It may help to forgive injustice now done to women, when understanding that
this long-lasting, one-sided view on female holiness had to be balanced by the
opposite. In male societies, the woman was/is generally not accepted being alone
in public or in public office, after the Greek manner of treating women. Greece
then dominated the ancient occident including the Holy Land (332-63 BC), and
Greek customs – which Jesus ignored – are reflected in the Bible. Yet, the
predominance of holiness of males was based on a spiritual error: the man was
the spiritual representative of the Heaven Mother as father and Father God; the
woman was only the dense, material Earth Mother without spirit, yet revived as
Queen of Heaven in St. Mary. Realizing the history of the Heaven and Earth
Mother allows an understanding of the symbolic male/female roles and that both
together stand for our life energy as expressed in Heaven and Earth Mother. Her ancient sight carries over into
our time to the bride in white (Heaven Mother) and the groom in black (Earth
Mother); he, having her complete symbol (hour glass), the tie, around his neck!
I have a feeling that reading about this
in our present time might help a lot of women reconcile the second-class
treatment they may have experienced. You also have two books on self-help, The SelfHelp Kaleidoscope and Color Medicine. What tools do you give
readers so they can start to heal their own lives?
Bara: Working with life-energy
photographs I saw that people were often misdiagnosed. For people not having
access to a life-energy camera as a second opinion, I studied how to realize
needs from people’s faces and from their behavior (original research). This is
partly reflected in my two eCourses on Color MedicineTM, stating what
color to use. It was Charles Klotsche who wrote the book on Color MedicineTM, for which I
assembled some data as subject editor (sometimes mentioned as BEEM in the book).
Color MedicineTM was called the best book on the subject on the
market, since it gives easy to follow instructions for using the Dinshah colors
with their physical and spiritual influences (chapters 3ff). Scientific
information is found in chapters 1 and 2. In order to summarize how people can
help themselves on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, I
assembled the SelfHelp Kaleidoscope
for the healing on four levels. The core iscomposed of a specific meditation exercise
and the pH
table from original research: this meditation exercise is an improvement
over what I learned in the clinic as volunteer, called Bio*ChakraTM
Light Meditation: it takes only a few minutes before bedtime to work on solving
problems while staying positive. When done properly, it is highly effective and
may change difficult situations in months or even weeks which otherwise could
take years on the couch.The other highly important issue
is acidity (pH
under 7) which
on artificially polluted environments, causing inflammation. When alkaline (pH
7.5), everything may heal. Also diet, detoxification, natural remedies without
negative side effects, and what alkaline-forming means may be used
instead of toxic, acid-forming chemicals – e.g. for mosquitoes
I’ve read quite a bit about alkalinity and
acidity, and know it has a huge affect on our bodies, as does inflammation. And
for a complete change of pace, you have written a book about Mimbres Pottery.
What drew you to this particular cultural style of pottery? Why is it
Bara: In Santa Fe, New Mexico, I attended a lecture by a scholar
on Mimbres pots. He showed beautiful artwork done by the ancient Mimbrenos (Natives
from the area of Mexico, New Mexico, and Arizona) yet he and his colleagues did
not know what the symbols mean and why there is a hole in the precious pots. My
research had lead me to rediscover the spiritual meanings of these symbols (including
the hole) and to visit Professor Herman Wirth, whose work on ancient symbols –
on a more worldly but sacred basis – confirmed my findings. I had to give the
spiritual message of the ancient symbols to the modern Natives who continue the
art of their ancestors. The (W)Hole Book
on Mimbres Pots explains many symbols and their spiritual origin, and
explains, why a hole is knocked in the precious pots. The Mimbres hole is also
mentioned in the Bible, however, the churches do not know it yet.
That may be a book I’ll have to read. I’m
currently volunteering at my local archaeology center, curating artifacts, and
I think that would be a fascinating subject. Are you working on anything new right now?
What is it, and when might people expect to see it available?
Bara: I have manuscripts that are decades old and still ahead of
time. I am computerizing, as far as time allows, one that gives more insights
into face and behavior readings on four levels for the interested to use,
including easy to acquire remedies. Another exciting manuscript – if the mice
did not eat it in storage – is The Origin
of the Hebrew Tree of Life from about 1982. I discovered its origin within
a week of searching. This manuscript explains why the Jewish people were the
chosen ones to keep the message, yet they forgot. Jesus formulated it as a
prayer! Professor Gershom Scholem, greatest scholar of Jewish symbolism
including the Kabala Tree of Life, had written that the origin of this tree is
not for men to know: only God knows. I sent him a message twice without any reply.
Only years later I realized that Professor Scholem had died around that time.
After my discovery I joked that now God and Bara knew, yet people did not like
this saying, not believing me. In the later 1980s, a Jewish grant-giving society
rejected to fund publishing the project, and a publisher in Germany told me in
the 1990s that if he would publish this manuscript, all his well-selling books
on the subject would be outdated and no longer sell. – When the student is
ready, the book will appear.
Thank you so much, Bara, for sharing all
this amazing information with us. If people want to know more, how can they