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Jung on Alchemy (7): The Coniunctio – part 1 – The Mercurial Fountain

“And just as the cosmos is not a dissolving mass of particles, but rests in the unity of God’s embrace, man must not dissolve into a whirl of warring possibilities and tendencies imposed on him by the unconscious, but must … Continue reading

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Genesis in Motion

According to the Book of Genesis (New American Standard Bible), “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was … Continue reading

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Color Symbolism: Purple

In Woody Allen’s movie “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” Mia Farrow’s character, frustrated by her marital woes, falls in love with a character in a movie. The movie character also becomes attracted to her, and exits the screen to profess … Continue reading

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The Divine Furor of the Soul: On Marsilio Ficino

“The soul is the greatest of all miracles in nature. All other things beneath God are always one single being, but the soul is all things together…Therefore it may rightly be called the centre of nature, the middle term of … Continue reading

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On Genius (3): Angels, Demons and Cult of Relics

As much as early Christians wanted to break ties with antiquity, aiming at redefining the concept of divine possession, their cult of angels and saints bore a striking resemblance to the worship of gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and … Continue reading

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Uncovering Inner Knowledge

1.“Knowing demands the organ fitted to the object.” Plotinus, The Fifth Ennead; Fifth Tractate: Section 12 http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/plotenn/enn464.htm 2. “There is a sacred science, and for thousands of years inquisitive people have sought in vain to penetrate its secrets. It is … Continue reading

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Of Mountains and Valleys

Kashmir valley, image credit “Call the world if you please ‘the vale of soul-making.’ Then you will find out the use of the world.” John Keats, in a letter Mountain valleys can be breathtakingly beautiful. Lusciously green, nested between high … Continue reading

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The Myriad Forms of Meaning

Image via http://thenewforty.areavoices.com/files/2012/01/spectrum.jpg The following is a beautiful excerpt from a book by Ray Grasse, The Waking Dream: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of Our Lives. In mythological terms, the process of which the myriad forms of meaning unfold from their … 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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