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Day: February 11, 2012

Are We Real?

Are We Real?

Painting by Bertil Norén (1889-1934) . . . psychic existence is the only category of existence of which we have immediate knowledge, since nothing can be known unless it first appears as a psychic image. . . To the extent that the world does not assume the form of a psychic image, it is virtually non-existent (C.G. Jung, qtd. in Imagination Is Reality, by Robert Avens, page 34). To hold that “we are not real” means that the reality of…

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Other Worlds

Other Worlds

painting by TURGO BASTIEN As people who are fascinated by the mind, soul, consciousness, etc, our language is replete with things “inner” and things “outer,” things “internal,” and things “external.” This is a bit confusing to those who are accustomed to thinking in a literal fashion. We are not speaking literally, of course. It is not that speaking in this way is bad. It is simply a limitation of our language. “There is a vast universe within us.” This statement…

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