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Monthly Archives : March 9, 2013

Ego And The Underworld

archetypal / March 9, 2013 / 2 Comments

Night, by Mikalojus Konstantinas ─îiurlionis, Public Domain “Entering the underworld” refers to a transition from the material to the psychical point of view (James Hillman, The Dream and the Underworld, p. 51). A great deal of our lives are spent walking in the light of the dayworld, where we identify with the Ego. The Ego is necessary to our survival in waking life. We function in the world of space and time via the Ego. It is three-dimensional, Apollonian, and Herculean. It is our waking Ego. This self, however, has a very special companion. The waking-Ego is shadowed by our dream-Ego, the person we identify with in our dreams. The …..

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What Is The Underworld?

archetypal / March 2, 2013 / No Comments

Gate of Hell, by William Blake Through Me Pass into the Painful City, Through Me Pass into Eternal Grief, Through Me Pass among the Lost People. Justice Moved My Master-Builder: Heavenly Power First Fashioned Me With Highest Wisdom and with Primal Love. Before Me Nothing Was Created That Was Not Eternal, and I Last Eternally. All Hope Abandon, You Who Enter Here (Dante’s Inferno, Canto III 1-9). These words, inscribed above the archway of the portal to Hell in Dante’s Inferno are filled with gravitas, ring ominous, and seemingly warn of impending doom for the traveler who enters therein. This portal, however, leads to the greatest adventure ever undertaken by …..

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