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Notre-Dame de Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUrULTifMPc In “Civilization,” a classic TV series of 1969, standing in front of Notre-Dame, Kenneth Clark asked: “What is civilization? I don’t know. I can’t define it in abstract terms — yet. But I think I can recognize it when … Continue reading

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Symbolism of the Lighthouse

The world’s first lighthouse, the Pharos, was erected in the ancient city of Alexandria. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it turned the insignificant port of Pharos into one of the greatest cities of the ancient world. … Continue reading

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Jung on Alchemy (6): Sol and Sulphur – the Fiery Ferment of the Soul’s Hidden Depth

“As in the hand a sulfur match flares white and sends out flicking tongues on every side before it bursts into flame –: in that ring of crowded onlookers, hot, eager, and precise her round dance begins to dart and … Continue reading

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The Guilt of Prometheus and Pandora’s Gifts

Prometheus was one of the Titans – the gods who descended from primordial deities, and preceded Olympian gods and goddesses. His name meant “forethought;” he proved he deserved it by showing a gift of premonition and prophecy when he sided … Continue reading

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The Music of the Elements

Sufi mysticism has been something I have wanted to delve into for quite some time now. In this book I have come across a beautiful passage on the auditory qualities of the elements: “The earth has various aspects of beauty … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Gemini

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- it’s everything except what it is! ” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet I. Romeo and Juliet as an alchemical work Many years ago … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story

I have always lived by stories. I wither without them. Myths, legends, fairy tales, novels, short stories, poems, plays, films, all kinds of narratives: they are my daily sustenance. My mind can only be opened and activated by storytellers. I … Continue reading

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