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Monthly Archives : March 29, 2014

Metaphysical Solace

archetypal / March 29, 2014 / No Comments

Oedipe et Antigone, by Charles Jalabert In writing about Attic tragedy, Nietzsche states, The metaphysical solace which, I wish to suggest, we derive from every true tragedy, the solace that in the ground of things, and despite all changing appearances, life is indestructibly mighty and pleasurable, this solace appears with palpable clarity in the chorus of satyrs, a chorus of natural beings whose life goes on ineradicably behind and beyond all civilization, as it were, and who remain eternally the same despite all the changes of generations and in the history of nations (Nietzsche 39). The “metaphysical solace” Nietzsche speaks of, is the human experience that is at the very ground …..

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Danger Lurks Below

archetypal / March 23, 2014 / 5 Comments

┬áThe supreme danger which threatens individuals as well as whole nations is a psychic danger (Jung 590 ).We usually think of the unconscious mind as being the source of creativity and blessing for our lives. We have been taught that if we could only become more conscious of what lies in the depths below, we would become more balanced and whole. This is true to a certain extent, but there is a ferociousness in the dark abyss of the unconscious that can rip us to shreds. And this is not the case for individuals only. Human societies are also subject to the volcanic, eruptive fury of the unconscious. We have …..

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