Tag Archives: goddess

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

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Matar Kubileya (Cybele)

I. “Numinous sites of the preorganic life, which were experienced in participation mystique with the Great Mother, are mountain, cave, stone, pillar, and rock – including the childbearing rock – as throne, seat, dwelling place, and incarnation of the Great … Continue reading

Posted in Cybele | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in The Red Book by C.G. Jung, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Three Black Madonnas of the Basque Country

In the north of Spain lies a mysterious Basque country with its language Euskera, which has no relation to any other language in the world. The people of that region are descendants of the oldest indigenous population of Europe. Some … Continue reading

Posted in Black Madonna | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Black Madonna | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The House of the Black Madonna

One of the most important Black Madonna shrines in Europe is The Basilica della Santa Casa (Basilica of the Holy House) in Loreto, Italy. Catholics believe that it enshrines the authentic house, where Mary lived, where she heard the Annunciation … Continue reading

Posted in Black Madonna | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Symbolism of Mountains

In Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C.G. Jung talks about his childhood dream of going to the Swiss mountains. Owing to the fact that he was born in a poor family his dream came true only in late childhood. One day his … Continue reading

Posted in The Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Symbolism of the Wetlands

“I enter a swamp as a sacred place, a sanctum sanctorum. … My temple is the swamp.” *** “Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious … Continue reading

Posted in The Marsh | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Gilgamesh: He Who Saw the Deep

If you happen to have some time on your hands, I strongly recommend that you take a look at Ancient Masterpiece of World Literature (https://www.edx.org/course/ancient-masterpieces-of-world-literature), a  course which Harvard University is currently offering online free of charge. You can also … Continue reading

Posted in Gilgamesh, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments