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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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Symbolism of the Labyrinth

The myth of Minotaur tells the story of greed and tyranny, which led Minos to deny a sacrificial bull to Poseidon. The angry god punished the king by making his wife fall in love with the bull. The fruit of … Continue reading

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Eros and Thanatos

I. The Way of the West “… each organism only lives through contact with other matter, assimilation, and contact with other life, which means assimilation of new vibrations, non-material. Each individual organism is vivified by intimate contact with fellow organisms: … Continue reading

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The Tectonic Power of the Soul

image credit 1. “Life happens when the tectonic power of your speechless soul breaks through the dead habits of the mind.” John Patrick Shanley, Doubt 2. “The shadow of the light is not darkness, but illumination.” Clement of Alexandria These … Continue reading

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The Wounded Lion

Whenever I am visiting the beautiful city of Lucerne in Switzerland, I always must pay my respects to the Lion Monument, a sad sculpture designed by a famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. The sculpture shows a mortally wounded, weeping lion, … Continue reading

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My Name is Red: Between the East and the West

A great painter does not content himself by affecting us with his masterpieces; ultimately, he succeeds in changing the landscape of our mind. Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red Orhan Pamuk is a Nobel winning Turkish novelist, whose Sun sign … Continue reading

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