"Hi Ava, your way of phrasing it is beautiful. I take the statement as a reminder that the inflation of ego based life is unreal and that we must experience the death of the ego in a complete way which includes our physical death at some point in…"
"Hello All, Thank you for your beautiful posts. I am struck by the chaotic feeling to this section...chaos, physical death, pus, ego death, death of meaning all being linked in ways that are difficult to separate when entering into any aspect of this…"
"I am finally recovering from a bout of the flu 6 days after onset of symptoms; a perfect occasion for reflecting on the phenomenology of the illness experience as a form of descent. It seems that with loss of contact with the external world and its…"
"It would be a major undertaking to develop the topic of ethics in a Jungian context but it seems that personal development is the prime directive still in adults analogous to the development of children in which case judgment should be set aside as…"
"I am thinking too that we are the descendants of the figures we meet during the descent; figures that originated from the past and still need to be spoken to. My siblings have recently been researching our family tree since my parents are gone we…"
"Jung's recording was a beautiful prayer and offering of his life to the God within and the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner has that same quality of the recovery of life in the face of death by a turning toward life through giving thanks. Beautiful…"
"Hi Bonnie, Well my sideways picture will have to represent surrender (unless I figure out how to fix it):) The appeal of alchemy aside, I suppose at this point I would have to say that I experience some ambivalence regarding the extent of…"
"Wow, Ava, I really like that way of framing TRB, and I did have that experience of reading the first chapter in which Jung makes statement after statement of immense significance without contextualizing or finessing them the way he does in his other…"
"But to get back to the trickster, perhaps he mediates some of the tension between meaning and anti-meaning which Jung discusses in Chapter 1. it seems in my dreams at least that the trickster's actions are not random acts of destruction for its own…"
"How funny Bonnie! The site administrator (ahem) invokes Jung's theory of acausality rather than telling me how to rotate the photo:) I did have the same thought however when it happened which is even funnier since I am a cause and effect kind of…"
"My photo finally downloaded but in a horizontal rather than vertical orientation which I can't yet figure out how to fix but may nonetheless be preferable to a photo of Jung. I will try to make more progress reading this weekend."
"I suppose emancipation occurs naturally like shedding an outdated developmental phase when we develop confidence in our spiritual vision such that it no longer makes sense to depend on more general directions from someone else who cannot see the…"
"Hello Fellow Journeyers, I will follow along with the discussion to the degree that time allows me and see what comes up for me. Speaking of the depths, my Red Book is in the depths of a box somewhere since I moved 3 months ago and do not yet have…"
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