Expression

"In culture, any culture, we are bound to that which is deemed possible. In the comparative imagination that can relate consciousness to culture and culture to consciousness, we begin to free ourselves for the impossible." Language Language can be seen as one mode of expressing aspects of the unseen. Through definition we divide and separate the …

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In the Beginning…

...was the Word One of the insights gathered from studying and attending to the nature of language is to see how close to the body and physical senses everyday language and speech is. The word language itself is derived from the latin "lingua," or tongue. When speaking of our native tongue, we might say that we have two …

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Our Lady of the Well

"Language is originally and essentially nothing but a system of signs or symbols, which denote real occurrences, or their echo in the human soul." Carl Jung, Psychology of the Unconscious In the midst of reading Jung's Red Book, the idea of words and language and their relationship to the underlying wordless reality has begun to haunt me. …

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If You Could Read My Mind

"Whatever is not being said is not being thought...and if it's not being thought it is lost, and it is just those things that are lost that we need." Michael Meade Somewhere in my late teens, I began to struggle daily for that feeling of peace and belonging I was sure everyone else must have. …

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Change the World

Perhaps having experienced the persuasion of  words and ideas, James Hillman's Archetypal psychology remains paramount in my life. But, what fantasy am I in when I feel this compulsion to share his ideas with you? Is it to change the world, or maybe just to be in the world as it is, or at least …

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