Last September 11th, I was on a delayed flight home from a weekend at grad school (NOT like Bernie’s, by the way…). I was thinking about the lecture we’d had on the Night Sea Journey which, through a Jungian lens, is the descent into some sort of oblivion, whether through dreams, symbolic death, or otherwise. 373 more words
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I think the surrealist movement is very misunderstood, people tend to think it a movement inspired by fantasy, but that’s not true: the surrealists were interested in science, optics, photography, and their main inspiration was psychoanalysis… has many affinities with science fiction itself in many ways I believe science fiction to be the authentic literature of the twentieth century… 2,305 more words
For the sake of illustration, let’s liken the whole of reality to a sphere. Let us further suppose that qualitative differences of some sort or another can be observed as we move our attention from the core or center of the sphere towards its outer surface. 1,046 more words
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“Trees in particular were mysterious and seemed to me direct embodiments of the incomprehensible meaning of life. For that reason the woods were the place where I felt closest to its deepest meaning and to its awe-inspiring workings.” C.G.
“I was to ask myself in all seriousness: ‘what is the myth you are living?’ … I took it upon myself to get to know ‘my’ personal myth, and I regarded this as the task of tasks – for – so I told myself – how could I, when treating my patients, make due allowance for the personal factor, for my personal equation, which is yet so necessary for a knowledge of the other person, if I was unconscious of it?” 8 more words