Excerpt from Marie Louise Von Franz, Golden Ass This type of fairy tale—the Amor and Psyche motif—is very widespread. “Beauty and the Beast” would be another example. The story is to be found in Russia, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, and even in India and Africa. Typologically, it is the story of a young girl married … Continue reading Amor & Psyche
Excerpt by Marie Louise Von Franz, The Feminine in Fairy Tales Synopsis of the Tale In an empire in a faraway country there once lived a merchant and his wife and their one beautiful daughter called Vasilisa. When the child was eight years old, the wife suddenly became very ill. She called Vasilisa to her … Continue reading Vasilia The Wise
Excerp from Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied amd the Envying By Ann Ulanov Envy is an emotion we all know about, scholars, psychoanalysts, and theologians included, but we rarely talk about it, and very little is written about it. The reason for this silence is the painful, searing effects of envy. It burns into us … Continue reading Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying
Excerpt from Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through God the Ecstasy of Physical Love God's Daughter Wisdom as the Divine Feminine . According to the book of Job, Wisdom is the means by which God created the universe: "God looked and took note of her" (Job 28:27). In other words, God … Continue reading The Divine Feminine: Lady Wisdom
Blessed are the poor in spirit,[the very empty ones]for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. What does it mean to be empty? Bear with me on this… just for a moment. I’m not about to get all preachy and try to do a Sunday school lesson or a Sunday morning sermon. I get that the … Continue reading The Very Empty Ones
By Ann Ulanov, This paper explores the inevitable pain that integration requires in our individuation process. The unspeakable agony we defended against in order to survive we now experience consciously, including moments of going out of existence at the core of our madness. Clinical examples are given of these ‘extinction points’ and the abject helplessness … Continue reading The agony of integration and the blessings of finitude – facing ‘extinction points’ and moments of madness
Abstract The clown is a historical character with transcultural and transpersonal significance. The clown’s costume, make-up, and antics can be viewed as expressions from a deep archetypal space. As an archetype, the Clown, as an expression of the Trickster, carries and expresses bipolar energies of silliness/seriousness, play/work, hidden/known, creating/destroying, and order/disorder. Culturally and personally the clown serves many functions. One of his functions is as a carrier of the transcendent function facilitating an Ego-Self axis. key words active imagination, archetype, Clown, Ego-Self axis, the Fool, Freud, humor, Jester, C. G. Jung, King Lear, laughter, play, Self, Shakespeare, tarot, transcendent function, Trickster
Article from Parabola Magazine, Written by By Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati THE PATH TO ECSTASY BEGINS with awareness of the breath. Ecstasy is not so much about going out of your body as it is about coming into your body fully, touching this great beautiful earth with all its ugliness, with all its majestic moments. … Continue reading Kali Who Swallows The Universe
Excerpt rom Marion Woodman & Elinor Dickson, Dancing in The Flames: The Dark Goddess in The Transformation of Consciousness FROM GREAT MOTHER TO GODDESS ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO I was sitting in my sun room reading the morning paper. A sense of excitement grew as I read an article on the dedication of a temple … Continue reading History of Consciousness: The Incarnation and Emergence of The Divine Feminine.
Every dark thing one falls into can be called an initiation.Marie Louise Von Franz, Psychotherapy I have felt compelled to share information on an ancient practice known as shamanism, because I recognize the symptoms of this calling in our collective society. As a society, we are dealing with a pandemic that we cannot cure with … Continue reading Ancient Shamanism: Looking at Illness as Initiation.
Happy Sunday Everyone! I’m posting this video clip about the Black Madonna ( whom I affectionately call, Big Mama) because she’s been showing up in people’s dreams, in people’s consciousness, in encounters such as Marion Woodman talks about in this clip, and even in media like the movie/book “The Shack.” “Although she takes many forms, … Continue reading The Black Madonna — Intro
The word numinous derives from an Indo-european root that means “to nod,” implying that at bottom a numinous experience is the sense of being acknowledged by a god. The icon nods—or winks—as a visible sign of divine recognition..— Janet O Dallett, Listening to the Rhino
In dreams, to dine is to “eat the complexes” it’s part of the process of becoming more conscious. Our complexes eat us too. “What’s eating you?” “Eaten up by jealousy.” “Bitterness is gnawing away.”
Trauma and the Soul: Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Inner World An Interview with Jungian Analyst Donald Kalsched A Guest Blog Post by Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. — Read on http://www.pacificapost.com/trauma-and-the-soul-psychoanalytic-approaches-to-the-inner-world
UFO Sighting commentary with Soul enthusiast Paityn Masters UFO Sighting On Halloween 2020 in Phoenix, Az Full Video… UFO Appears at the 49 second mark.
I wanted to share an update about our magic cat. We lost our soul cat when our house exploded in January. This was a loss that hit us extremely hard and in so many different ways. It took about a month for me to catch my breath enough to be able to say anything about … Continue reading Video of Reading with Animal Intuitive Megan Sisk along with Jenni McCullum and Paityn Masters
Open The Door. Your Pain is a Portal. Open The Door.
C. G. Jung – What a Shrink Thinks — Read on whatashrinkthinks.com/tag/c-g-jung/
Man’s whole history consists from the very beginning in a conflict between his feeling of inferiority and his arrogance. The dawning of consciousness begins with the awareness of the opposites Since we hate what we fear, we must wrestle with our rage and arrive at a conciliatory attitude and make propitiation. Otherwise, we are obliged … Continue reading God needs Man in order to become conscious of himself.