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Day: February 16, 2013

Images Are Prior To Experience

Images Are Prior To Experience

Odysseus in front of Scylla and Charybdis, by Johann Heinrich F├╝ssli In the beginning is the image; first imagination then perception; first fantasy then reality…Man is primarily an imagemaker and our psychic substance consists of images; our being is imaginal being, an existence in imagination. We are indeed such stuff as dreams are made on (James Hillman, Re-Visioning Psychology, p. 23). Prior to our perceiving anything in this world, there are images that create our reality. Jung said, “The psyche…

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