I have been feeling uncomfortable about withdrawing and not sharing anything on this board yet. (My 8 hour a day contract has ended for now and I have a bit more time - until another gig comes up)
I was also struck by the fact…"
"I like reading SOUL as source of unconscious longing. It is all in the longing...
here is Goethe on The Holy Longing
Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,Because the mass man will mock it right away.I praise what is truly alive,What longs to be…"
"I also felt "a charge of affinity interests" - I am so inspired by each of you and our group conversations together. I am thinking that there is an organic emergence of core themes, images, and interests that could be used for a joint project. I…"
"Adele, hi: Thanks for rambling on! I agree 100% that the reimagining of the body must include a solid grounding in the actual body, not simply a fantasy state. That would be dissociation. I think much of our culture today exists in a state of…"
"I so understand your concern with identification and inflation, and it makes me uncomfortable with many of the neo tantra stuff on offer. However, we must also note the very real limitation of Jungian work which is that the real experience of body…"
"Adele, hi: I enjoyed reading your reflections on Tuesday night’s call. I’m glad you resonated with my comments that music, especially devotional music, can function as a symbol of the numinous. I think you’re right that dance and movement can also…"
"You see I cannot get a measure of what can come from the group because I don't know what each of us like to talk to and how. So for example your eco-passion - I would love to hear some of it. Willi's new mythology - how does he present/explain…"
"I like the idea that before we get to No 2, we explore a version of number 3 where each week one of us does a 10/15 minute presentation of their "stuff"; with Q&A's and comments thereafter. It would reveal ourselves and our work focus in the group…"
"Thank you for this. I was struck by your idea of be-longing. To be the longing...
And am reminded of Hillman's piece on Pothos in Senex and Puer... the necessity of the yearning. And this beautiful poem by Goethe called The Holy Longing.
"The line that has pierced me in the conversation is Bonnie's "Why am I trying to write on something that cannot be written on?" Even as I endure this endless winter of mourning the loss of my beloved and the life that we shared, even as I prepare…"
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