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Glossary

These are words that commonly appear in The Embodied Present Process™ readings, workshops and coaching sessions. The following are as defined by TEPP co-founder and author Philip Shepherd.

This is a work in progress... like life!

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A

Aithemind
A mode of thinking that is so seamlessly at one with the field of being that it is beyond all sense of partnership, and is without a center – dilated without resistance into the borderless present. (Compare to hetabrain and logosmind)

Analog Axis
The subtle currents of exchange between the self and the world are ‘analog’, or wave-like, rather than ‘digital’, and they register in the body. Like the “great pipeline” imagined by Hiroyuki Aoki, “connecting everything – earth, self and solar system,” the analog axis is similarly imagined as an axis of exchange between the self and the unity of the world. (Associated with the corational corridor) 

Antephialtic
This is a potion that was offered by apothecaries of old to ward off nightmares. ‘Antephialtic’ literally means “good against the nightmare.” 

Axial Consciousness
The interplay of consciousness that runs between the complementary poles of our consciousness: that of the head, and that of the pelvic bowl. (Compare to unipolar consciousness)

C

Chthonic
Concerning, belonging to, or inhabiting the underworld.

Corational Corridor
Hiroyuki Aoki noted that “it is our task to clean and enlarge” the pipeline connecting everything. The corational corridor is the personal spaciousness of being that enables the exchanges along the analog axis. 

Corational Thinking

The thinking of the logosmind, which relies on its partnership with the mindful present, and proceeds hand-in-hand with it. It is born of “mutual awareness,” the etymological root of our word “consciousness”.  Corational thinking is contrasted with unipolar thinking, and is associated with the union of the embodied axis with the analog axis (see The Crux of Consciousness).

The Crux of Consciousness
The intersection within the body between the embodied axis and the analog axis.    

D

Digital Knowing
The intelligence of the hetabrain, which stands apart from the Energy of the world and indicates it with a system of duplicates.

E

Embodiment

Embodied Axis
An energetic axis of exchange or interplay between the complementary poles of our consciousness: that in the head, and that in the pelvic bowl. It makes axial consciousness possible. (Associated with the inner corridor)

Entelechy
The immaterial drive that carries living beings towards their ultimate form.

H

Hetabrain
A mode of thinking that is enclosed in the head, and so is necessarily abstract. The thinking of the hetabrain is unipolar. (See unipolar consciousness and compare to the logosmind and the aithemind)    

I

Inner Corridor
The spaciousness within the body that makes the exchanges along the embodied axis possible.

L

Laius complex

Logos

Logosmind
A mode of thinking that proceeds in partnership with the felt present, or the Logos. The thinking of the logosmind is corational. (Compare to the hetabrain and the aithemind)     

P

Pelvic Bowl

Perseity
The quality of independent existence. It is an imagined quality – no example of it can be found anywhere in the universe.    

U

Unipolar Consciousness
The contracted consciousness of the hetabrain, which is withdrawn from the body into the head. (Compare to axial consciousness)

Universal Law of Interrelationship

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