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Month: March 2013

Ego And The Underworld

Ego And The Underworld

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…

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What Is The Underworld?

What Is The Underworld?

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…

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