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Day: August 16, 2012

The Death of the Ego

The Death of the Ego

Orpheus in the Underworld, by Henryk Siemiradzki (1843–1902) Each night when we drift off into sleep, Ego dies. We enter the Underworld in our dreams. But it is not the Ego that experiences them. It’s kind of like the old childhood story of toys coming to life while their young owner is sleeping. When we fall asleep, in this case, the gods have a field day on the playgrounds of our minds. It is just that this playground is the…

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