Archetypal Inner Journey: Prelude to a Rebirth in Sacred Teotihuacan, Mexico

By Amber R. Jenkins Balk, Ph.D.

As 2022 drew to a close, I took a trip to the magnificent pyramids at Teotihuacan in Mexico.

The journey required I shift out of my post-pandemic comfort zone.

It entailed expanded states of consciousness, spiritual practice, meditation, and ceremony along with several visits to the pyramids and the ancient sacred grounds.

When I returned home, I decided to experiment by creating a video to describe my inner process to help integrate this multilayered transpersonal experience.

On that sacred land, I felt an awareness of being in utero.

I was reminded of when I was literally pregnant with my daughter, but also simultaneously aware of when I was about to be born as I grew within my mother’s womb.

Both involved navigating intense impatience, and both were intrusively cut short.

I was guided to remember our place amongst the stars.

I was guided to visit as many pyramid structures across the planet as possible, and it was made clear that simply being present on the land at these ancient power spots is transformative in and of itself.

I was reminded that my life has been a series of repeatedly journeying forth, dropping into mysterious depths, letting go of what I thought I was, dissolving, gestating into something new, and finally moving through a threshold into fresh life, ready to once again radiate my inner essence like a sun.

Birth. Death. Rebirth.



I hope this story of inner process translates.

I think it’s a pretty human story, and I share it with hopes that it might resonate and stir a recognition of a shared sacred story unfolding both within and beyond the individual self.

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Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.

I am an independent scholar and transpersonal consultant, specializing in embodying and implementing transpersonal and feminist values in real-world, practical situations. I believe academic pursuits are best if made widely accessible and when applied in ways which promote sustainability, contribute to increased awareness, and engender holistic sensitivity to both the outer environment and one's inner workings. I work with INDIVIDUALS in one-on-one sessions so they may empower themselves through deepening spiritual practice, accessing creativity, and attuning to self-understanding. Additionally, I work within GROUP contexts with people who endeavor to co-create social change through community action projects that honor the depth of subjective individuality while anchoring action within a more transpersonal, environmentally-minded context. I enjoy being a Hermit when I can and becoming more deeply familiar with this place we call home, beautiful Mother Earth.

This blog is a place to cover topics such as consciousness, spirituality, psychospiritual process, creativity, Grofian theory, Jungian thought, expanded states of consciousness, holistic health, dreamwork, symbolism, archetypes, synchronicity, and much more. I believe (and have experienced) that the microcosm reflects the macrocosm; as above, so below; as within, so without.

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many blessings~
Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.