Tag Archives: C.G. Jung

Number Three and Its Mysteries

Three is intimately connected with the myth of the goddess and with the three main phases of the moon – waxing, full and waning, corresponding to the three phases of a woman’s life – maiden, mother and hag. Pythia sitting … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (44)

“Don’t be afraid to suffer – take your heaviness and give it back to the earth’s own weight.” R.M.Rilke, “Sonnets to Orpheus” We have almost reached the end of our journey through The Red Book. This post summarizes the final … Continue reading

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Lyon

​You may have heard of two magical triangles, one of black, the other of white magic. The origins of that legend are impossible to fathom. The white magic triangle is said to include Lyon, Prague and Turin, while the black … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (43) – Seven Sermons to the Dead

We have now reached the seventh and final Sermon to the Dead, which you will find in the third section of The Red Book called Scrutinies. The dead come to Philemon and ask him to “teach us about men.” This sermon addresses the most … Continue reading

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Between Hermes and Mnemosyne: Jung and Warburg

In the part of Homeric Hymn to Hermes, in which Hermes and Apollo exchange gifts, Hermes sings about the origins of the gods: “And the first of the gods that he commemorated with his song was Mnemosyne, Mother of Muses, … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (42) – Seven Sermons to the Dead

“… what they rejected will be most valuable to them.” Philemon’s words uttered after the sixth sermon to the dead We have now reached the sixth Sermon to the Dead, which you will find in the third section of The Red … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (41) – Seven Sermons to the Dead

We have now reached the fifth Sermon to the Dead, which you will find in the third section of The Red Book called Scrutinies. At the dawn of civilization Greece was inhabited by Pelasgians, who are viewed as the indigenous, … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (40) – The Seven Sermons to the Dead

“One, two, three, but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth?” Plato, “Timaeus” We have now reached the fourth Sermon to the Dead, in which the dead demand of Philemon: “Speak to us about Gods and devils, accursed one.” The … Continue reading

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Black Madonna: An Icon of Mystery

“There is a grave aura about many of the Black Virgins, an expression of utter solitude so intense that the child on her knees or in the embrace of her left arm seems strangely appended. She sits, solitary, weighted, at … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (39) – Seven Sermons to the Dead

We are still focusing on The Seven Sermons to the Dead, which are part of Scrutinies, the final section of The Red Book. In my previous posts, I looked at sermons one and two while this one is dedicated to the third sermon and … Continue reading

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