Tag Archives: anima

The Feminine and the Masculine Revisited

I have always believed that the concepts of anima and animus need to be updated for our times. According to Jung, the anima is the image of the woman in a man’s psyche, while the animus is the image of … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (15)

“Your Hell is made up of all the things that you always ejected from your sanctuary with a curse and a kick of the foot.” Carl Jung, “The Red Book” The second chapter of Liber Secundus is entitled “The Castle … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (12)

I. “You may call us symbols for the same reason that you can also call your fellow men symbols, if you wish to. But we are just as real as your fellow men. You invalidate nothing and solve nothing by calling us symbols.” … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (11)

“I am all that has been and is and shall be; and no mortal has ever lifted my veil.” (the words inscribed on the statue of Isis of Sais) The title of Chapter IX of The Red Book (Liber Primus) … Continue reading

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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

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Passionate Longing for Dialogue (1): Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

I am starting a new series on my blog which will consist of conversations regarding books, films and potentially other soulful topics of interest. I am calling the series “Passionate Longing for Dialogue,” which is a quote from Martin Buber’s … Continue reading

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The Erotic Watery Dreamland of Henri Rousseau

“In 1910, the year of his death, Rousseau gave the world his last dream, his extraordinary painting Le Rȇve. In a moonlit jungle clearing, a naked woman lies on a brown velvet-covered couch. In attendance are she-lions, birds of paradise, … Continue reading

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Swann’s Dream

“Sometimes, too, just as Eve was created from a rib of Adam, so a woman would come into existence while I was sleeping, conceived from some strain in the position of my limbs. Formed by the appetite that I was … Continue reading

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Distant Music

“He asked himself what is a woman standing on the stairs in the shadow, listening to distant music, a symbol of. If he were a painter he would paint her in that attitude. Her blue felt hat would show off … Continue reading

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The Eternal Charm of the Feminine

Spirituality and sexuality are not your qualities, not things which ye possess and contain. But they possess and contain you; for they are powerful … manifestations of the gods, and are, therefore, things which reach beyond you, existing in themselves. … Continue reading

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