Tag Archives: Faust

Reading The Red Book (34)

​“We need magic to be able to receive or invoke the messenger and the communication of the incomprehensible.” C.G. Jung, The Red Book, Liber Secundus, chapter XXI We have reached the final twenty-first chapter of Liber Secundus – the second … Continue reading

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Symbolist Art: The Mysteriarch (The One Who Presides over Mysteries)

In volume V of Collected Works (Symbols of Transformation, par. 299) Jung quotes a passage from Goethe’s Faust, in which he hero must descend to the realm of the Mothers: “MEPHISTOPHELES: This lofty mystery I must now unfold.Goddesses throned in … Continue reading

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Jung on Alchemy (9): the Coniunctio – part 3 – the Red Stone

“We must sleep with eyes open, we must dream with our hands, we must dream the active dreams of a river seeking its course, the dreams of the sun dreaming its worlds, we must dream out loud, we must sing … Continue reading

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Wordless Moments of Being

Throughout my life I have been a collector of memorable moments. If I decide I want to capture a certain moment, I stop in my tracks and tell myself to register the impression. I do not have an eidetic sense, … Continue reading

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The Beneficent Maleficent

I see the movie Maleficent as an apotheosis of the rising feminine power. I only had the chance to see it yesterday and thought the movie was magnificent. I loved it how Maleficent’s character echoed so many powerful and wrathful … Continue reading

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