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Day: September 25, 2013

Animaterialism Modified

Animaterialism Modified

I would like to modify, somewhat, what I have written concerning animaterialism. After reading a passage from Jung, and examining the situation alchemically, I began to rethink my position on the subject. Here is what Jungs says: it always remains an obscure point whether the ultimate transformations in the alchemical process ought to be sought more in the material or more in the spiritual realm. Actually, however, the question is wrongly put: there was no “either-or” for that age, but…

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Pan and the Nymphs Unite

Pan and the Nymphs Unite

Pan and Selene, by Hans von Aachen (1552–1615) There is no access to the mind of nature without connection to to the natural mind of the nymph (Hillman lii). In Greek mythology, the Nymphs are beautiful and nubile female nature deities who rule over a variety of natural phenomena. They are “personifications of the wisps and clouds of mist clinging to valleys, mountain-sides and water-sources, veiling the waters and dancing over them” (Hillman xlvi). Pan spends much of his time…

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