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Reading The Red Book (22)

We have reached chapter IX of Liber Secundus, entitled “Second Day.” God Izdubar (Gilgamesh) is resigned to dying; Jung, however, is determined not to let him perish. A thought occurs to him, as he watches Izdubar’s suffering: “And this speech … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (21)

I. “We spread poison and paralysis around us in that we want to educate all the world around us into reason.” II.”The outer opposition is an image of my inner opposition. Once I realize this, I remain silent and think … Continue reading

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The Feminine and the Masculine Revisited

I have always believed that the concepts of anima and animus need to be updated for our times. According to Jung, the anima is the image of the woman in a man’s psyche, while the animus is the image of … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (15)

“Your Hell is made up of all the things that you always ejected from your sanctuary with a curse and a kick of the foot.” Carl Jung, “The Red Book” The second chapter of Liber Secundus is entitled “The Castle … Continue reading

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From Lascaux Cave Paintings to Greta Thunberg

It fascinates me when similar ideas come to me simultaneously from completely different directions. The first revelation was a must-read article in The Guardian on how the cave paintings of Lascaux remind us that “in our self-obsessed age, the anonymous, … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (10)

“The good and the beautiful freeze to the ice of the absolute idea and the bad and hateful become mud puddles full of crazy life.” C.G. Jung, The Red Book (Liber Primus, chapter VIII) Chapter VIII of The Red Book (Liber Primus) … Continue reading

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Reading The Red Book (7)

I. “The spirit of the depths is pregnant with ice, fire, and death. You are right to fear the spirit of the depths, as he is full of horror.” II. “You thought you knew that abyss? Oh you clever people! … Continue reading

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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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Reflections on Narcissism: The Feminine and Masculine Experience of Sexual Love

“I love myself…I love you. I love you…I love myself.” Rumi You have probably seen this image – the illustration to a short story by Kristen Roupenian’s entitled “Cat Person,” which was published in December 2017 in The New Yorker and … Continue reading

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The Seeds of the Sixties

“His disciples said to him, ‘When will the kingdom come?’ ‘It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, ‘Look, here!’ or ‘Look, there!’ Rather, the Father’s kingdom is spread out upon the earth, and people … Continue reading

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