Author Archives: Symbol Reader

The Splendour of Córdoba

“Córdoba is not a decadent town, one of those haughty cities languishing in its own past, in which life becomes stifled. It maintains its own elegant poise, made of the web of dreams and the substance of time itself. There … Continue reading

Posted in Córdoba, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Alhambra

“I have heard O King, that the king walked to the center of the palace and looked around, but saw no one. The palace was furnished with silk carpets and leather mats and hung with drapes. There were also settees, … Continue reading

Posted in The Alhambra, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Museo Picasso in Málaga, His Birthplace

I felt a sort of a spiritual communion with Pablo Picasso while visiting Museo Picasso in his home town of Málaga (featured in the photo above). Never before had I received his art so intensely. The museum is housed in … Continue reading

Posted in Pablo Picasso, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Reading The Red Book (7)

I. “The spirit of the depths is pregnant with ice, fire, and death. You are right to fear the spirit of the depths, as he is full of horror.” II. “You thought you knew that abyss? Oh you clever people! … Continue reading

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Visit to the House of C.G. Jung

We are in the grip of another heatwave here in Switzerland, “the relentless beating heat” described famously in The Great Gatsby, while the Sun has just entered the sign of Leo. We are also on the eve of C.G. Jung’s … Continue reading

Posted in C.G. Jung's house | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Reading The Red Book (6)

The second part of Chapter IV of The Red Book is entitled Experiences in the Desert. Jung continues the intimate dialogue with his soul. He says he wants to be near her and to be alone with her. He expresses … Continue reading

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reading The Red Book (5)

“The ancients lived their symbols, since the world had not yet become real for them.” C.G. Jung, The Red Book Chapter IV of The Red Book is called “The Desert.” Since ancient times, the desert has drawn mystics and visionaries, … Continue reading

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Reading The Red Book (4)

“Look into your depths, pray to your depths, waken the dead.” C.G. Jung, “The Red Book” The chapter entitled On the Service of the Soul contains a dire warning: soul work is not a light endeavor. Jung describes his fear … Continue reading

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Reading The Red Book (3)

In the chapter Soul and God Jung continues to dialogue with his soul. He regrets that it has taken him so long to find her. Looking back on his life’s events, he sees the soul behind all of them. He … Continue reading

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reading The Red Book (2)

Chapter 1 of The Red Book bears the title Refinding the Soul. “I have shaken the dust of all the lands from my feet, and I have come to you, I am with you,” says Jung, addressing his soul. He … Continue reading

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments