Divine

To divine something is to appeal to the gods for their power of knowing. To use that power to foretell the future is called "divination." In Giambattista Vico's classic book New Science, he associates the modern sense of God as divine, meaning "blessed" or "holy," back to the pre-Christian or pagan sense of having supernatural powers of …

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I-Me-Mine

Is it the fear of what is other, the initial recognition of duality, that tempt us further into categorizations of duality? Is individuality, that necessary movement for freedom of action, what fosters a battle stance, a duality initiating all future duels? Perhaps fear of the other culminates, as Jung suggested, in a reduction of the gods to diseases, …

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Crystal Blue Persuasion

In the latter part of my recent post, Primordial Necessity, I offered some reflections on Ananke and the idea of Necessity as a compelling force, which are based on James Hillman's Eranos Conference speech titled, Athene, Ananke, and the Necessity of Abnormal Psychology. Here, I would like to continue on with Hillman's insights into the significant role the goddess Athena plays …

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Primordial Necessity

My impatient fate Approaches me, Stepping zealously On the air. It approaches me quietly, Without noise, It comes from The remote area. And I feel That in no time, It’ll open With its burning fingers The sacred, the whitest Door of mine.  Tsira Gogeshvili "Original Sin is accounted for by the sin in the Originals. …

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Words

"Is there a reality that is not framed or formed? No. Reality is always coming through a pair of glasses, a point of view, a language--a fantasy." James Hillman From a very early age, I have always loved words. Long before I could write in cursive I would scribble in my composition book endlessly pretending …

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