The Universal Ouroboros

This was one of the first sites I returned to again and again in the early days of the net. I haven't revisited it for years, but came across the link in one of my old blogs, and realised I'd been lucky to find these reference to the Ouroboros in the years before the net … Continue reading The Universal Ouroboros

Trickster Times

A fascinating interpretation from Sharon Blackie https://theartofenchantment.net/2016/06/25/trickster-times/ "Right now, we’re living in Trickster Times. Because when civilisations start to become moribund; when social, economic and political systems stagnate, and empires become degenerate and unresponsive to the needs of the people, in walks Trickster to shake it all up. Trickster is the catalyst, the disruptor who sparks … Continue reading Trickster Times

The Opposite of Love Is Power… Not Hatred – C.G. Jung | Dr. Peter Milhado

By Peter Milhado PHD on March 9, 2014   There are two kinds of suffering.  Suffering imposed on us by the outside and suffering created by ourselves.  All we can do with suffering imposed by the outside is share it in the human family and show compassion, love and empathy for those who’ve been hurt.  … Continue reading The Opposite of Love Is Power… Not Hatred – C.G. Jung | Dr. Peter Milhado

Jung’s Active Imagination | Reality Sandwich

"More abstractly,  it's a method of consciously entering into a dialogue with the unconscious, which triggers the transcendent function, a vital shift in consciousness, brought about through the union of the conscious and unconscious minds. Unexpected insights and self-renewal are some of the results of the transcendent function. It achieves what I call that elusive … Continue reading Jung’s Active Imagination | Reality Sandwich

Walking in Two Worlds – a letter from Carl G Jung to Edward Thornton

20th July 1958 Dear Edward, The question you asked me is -I'm afraid- beyond my competence. It is a question of fate in which you should not be influenced by any outer arbitrary influence. As a rule I am all for walking in two worlds at once since we are gifted with two legs, remembering … Continue reading Walking in Two Worlds – a letter from Carl G Jung to Edward Thornton

You Who Never Arrived by Rainer Maria Rilke

I was introduced to the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke through his Duino Elegies, as analysed by James Hollis in his book "The Archetypal Imagination". Hollis is a Jungian analyst, and the chapter on Rilke begins with Hollis writing: "What we wish most to know, most desire, remains unknowable and lies beyond our grasp. In … Continue reading You Who Never Arrived by Rainer Maria Rilke

Pursuing Inner Images

"The power of Abraxas is twofold. You cannot see it, because in your eyes the opposition of this power seems to cancel it out."   Seven Sermons to the Dead is a text written in 1916 by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and ascribed to the gnostic teacher Basilides. Somewhat in the style of the … Continue reading Pursuing Inner Images

The Aquarium of Vulcan: Layer Monument

Excerpt from The Layer Monument - Aquarium of Vulcan Blog "In essence the Renaissance world-view of astrological correspondences lay at the heart of much of Elizabethan art, including Edmund Spencer's The Fairie Queene (1579). In Spencer's epic poem the symbolism of  each respective planet and it's 'virtues' shape each book of  poetry. Shakespeare's plays  also … Continue reading The Aquarium of Vulcan: Layer Monument

The Psychology of C.G. Jung in the Works of Hermann Hesse

The Psychology of C.G. Jung in the Works of Hermann Hesse by Emanuel Maier "While the ideas of Dr. Jung have had profound influence upon the creative work of Hermann Hesse, other influences are not thereby excluded. Other dissertations might wish to examine the influence of Ludwig Klages,8 Sigmund Freud, or Oriental philosophy, or of … Continue reading The Psychology of C.G. Jung in the Works of Hermann Hesse

C. G. Jung and the Alchemical Renewal by Stephan A Hoeller

When Jung published his first major work on alchemy at the end of World War II, most reference books described this discipline as nothing more than a fraudulent and inefficient forerunner of modern chemistry. Today, more than twenty-five years after Jung's death, alchemy is once again a respected subject of both academic and popular interest, … Continue reading C. G. Jung and the Alchemical Renewal by Stephan A Hoeller