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Reading The Red Book (2)

Chapter 1 of The Red Book bears the title Refinding the Soul. “I have shaken the dust of all the lands from my feet, and I have come to you, I am with you,” says Jung, addressing his soul. He … Continue reading

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Jung on Alchemy (3): Meditation and Imagination

Alchemy speaks a secret language, which, provided there is a basic soul readiness, can be learnt through a slow and arduous process, yet abounding in moments of rapture and revelation. Its method of explanation was best summarized by a Latin … Continue reading

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A Thunderous Epiphany: How Symbols Are Created

“Symbols throw us across a spiritual abyss. When contemplating a sacred work of art, it may feel as if a great divide separated us from the Holy hidden in images. Then, our vision expands, and the image becomes transparent to … Continue reading

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The Art of Sight

Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, “Allegory of Sight” “We are all visionaries, and what we see is our soul in things,” wrote Henri Amiel in his journal. The psyche presents itself most directly through images. The world … Continue reading

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Secret Life

“…there is for every man some one scene, some one adventure, some one picture that is the image of his secret life, for wisdom first speaks in images, and … this one image, if he would but brood over it … Continue reading

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The Eight-Point Star to My Wandering Bark

I never wanted my blog to be an encyclopedia of symbols. First of all, I am not an expert and encyclopedias are written by experts. But more importantly, I think talking about symbols should rather resemble telling stories, showing images, … Continue reading

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Enter through the Image and Word

A door to mystery, a photo taken at Jung’s retreat in Bollingen (via http://www.jungiananalystvt.com/1188774.en.html) I have been discovering a lot of interesting books on archetypes and symbols recently. I think I have enough reading material for the next two years. … Continue reading

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Always In Search of Truth

Truth did not come into the world naked, but it came in types and images. The world will not receive truth in any other way. The Gospel of Philip, The Nag Hammadi Library

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