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  • Wow...beautiful Susy! I love the painting.

  • This is the painting that I am currently working on.  It is likely 2/3's done.  It is a white raven with a cobra in his talons.  The cobra is also the night sky, filled with the stars of the milky way.  He is holding a pearl in his fangs.  The moon has a moon.  The night sky wraps around the sun.  The cobra has two tails that swirl into constellations.  Some of this is still comped out.  I don't know what happens next until it "feels" right.

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  • It's been awfully quiet in this part of the woods, I would like to post a possible suggestion for discussion.

    Jungian Analysts and the danger of identification with the artist archetype.

            From the Red Book Readers addition, introduction page 63.

      The artist who produces such works educates the spirit of the age, and compensated the one sidedness of the present. In describing the geniuses of such symbolic works, Jung seemingly had his own activities in mind. while he refused to regard Liber Novus as “Art” his reflections on its composition were nevertheless a critical source of his subsequent conceptions and theories of art.

     The implicit question that this paper raised was whether psychology could now serve this function of educating the spirit of the age and compensating the one sidedness of the present. From this period onward, he came to conceive of the task of his psychology in precisely such a manner.

    ( That of an artist?)


  • Hello I´m artist from Argentina I want to show you my Transpersonal paintings, please when have time go to: www.camilovillanueva.com. Thank you. Sorry my bad English. Best. Camilo

  • not a bad little poem. In poem circles we'd call it a "keeper". I've written hundreds maybe thousands ( like Bly or Stafford I'd write one very morning sometimes) of poems. I'm so F...ing tried of reading psychobabble and Jungian crap ( there's the start of a poem) that it's refreshing to just hear (even better when read out-loud) some creative repartee.....Best Jeff

  • It can be found on my website www.behrendcounseling.com or as part of the blog on the main home page. i am so delighted that you loved the poem! Thank you
  • Oh Silvia,

    I just love this poem! How do I find your blog?

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