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Avicenna and the Visionary Recital, By Henry Corbin

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Soul Spelunker » Heraclitus and the Deep Soul

Soul Spelunker » Heraclitus and the Deep Soul | Image of the World | Scoop.it
Prior to Heraclitus, the Greeks understood Soul as “the life-breath or animating ‘spirit’ which departs as a ghost” at the point of death (Kahn, 126). According to my sources, they didn’t really elaborate on this early idea. Heraclitus brings the strikingly new and unusual thought of the logos of Soul as being so immeasurably deep we will never find its bounds, no matter how far we dig down. In my thinking, this statement is comparable to the idea that the ways of God are past finding out (Romans 11:33). Many religious people say they have an understanding of God, but they have not even scratched the surface. Similarly, we do not understand our own cavernous inner recesses. Our rationality can no more understand Soul than we can understand God.
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More light onto the unfathomable depths and heights of Soul..

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So appreciative of the contributions made by Soul Spelunker

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Greek Mythology: “Phaeton, Helios’ Son”.-

Greek Mythology: “Phaeton, Helios’ Son”.- | Image of the World | Scoop.it
►Greek Mythology: “Phaeton, Helios’ Son”:
“Phaeton” by Gustave Moreau (1878).
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fantastic as always!

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Character

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“A man’s character is his fate.” Heraclitus (540 BC – 480 BC), On the Universe “If the final purpose of aging is character, then character finishes life, polishes it into a more lasting image.” James Hillman If I have felt compelled towards living...
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Eva Rider's curator insight, October 19, 1:12 AM

Character and the soul's "eccentricity" on the path of individuation. A fascinating article from Heraclitus to Hillman.

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Music and Art that Pierces the Veil

Music and Art that Pierces the Veil | Image of the World | Scoop.it
Intellect can only perceive and respond to the surface dimension of the world that surrounds us. But because we’re possessed of other faculties, our race has always been aware of other realms of experience.
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The World is Our Mirror

The World is Our Mirror | Image of the World | Scoop.it
The signs of our world dying are everywhere, and no one can really mistake it. Of course there are those who will make arguments to the contrary; but deep inside, we all know.
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Greek Mythology: “Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares and her Other Lovers”.-

Greek Mythology: “Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares and her Other Lovers”.- | Image of the World | Scoop.it
►Greek Mythology: “Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares and her Other Lovers”:
“Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan” by Joachim Wtewael. (1601).
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The gods do run rampant.

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The Outlaw Spirit: Giordano Bruno

The Outlaw Spirit: Giordano Bruno | Image of the World | Scoop.it
By coincidence, an article by Brian Logan appeared this morning in The Guardian newspaper that very much illustrates what I wrote about yesterday in “The Outlaw Spirit” in connection with Francis Bacon’s fateful question whether science or magic (that is, Natural Philosophy or Hermetic Philosophy) were best for the mind’s mastery of its circumstances. The end result, after four centuries, has been that “scientia” is now equated with “rationalism” (therefore “realist” and truthful) and “magic” trivialised as illusionism and trickery.
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More on the enigmatic philosopher Giordano Bruno

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Soul Spelunker » Learning to Think Anew

Soul Spelunker » Learning to Think Anew | Image of the World | Scoop.it
It seems to me that, if we are interested in redefining our world, we must change the manner in which we think. We must learn to think anew. In essence, we must unlearn thinking. Calculative thinking is fine, in the proper context, but it is not the only kind of thinking we humans need to utilize. When we read a poem for instance, we most certainly do not use calculative thinking. As Martin Heidegger said, “…we can learn thinking only if we radically unlearn what thinking has been traditionally” (What Calls For Thinking?).
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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...
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The Secret Life of Words: Desire

The Secret Life of Words: Desire | Image of the World | Scoop.it
1.“When you were a wandering desire in the mist, I too was there, a wandering desire. Then we sought one another, and out of our eagerness dreams were born.
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Thank you Zeteticus for your superb choices of picture and quotes. Your work with symbols and myth is really amazing.

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There is desire as longing for the manifestation of the soul's purpose. When we experience this type of desire, there is no artifice, no worldly attachment or self-grasping. The dreams will show you what this desire is in you and how it feels in your body. www.archetypaldreamworks.com

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Soul Spelunker » Thoughts on a Gnoseology of Metaphorics

Soul Spelunker » Thoughts on a Gnoseology of Metaphorics | Image of the World | Scoop.it
I have come to realize, after all my years of studying philosophy and psychology, that my own personal gnoseology must be one I am calling “metaphorics.” I name it this to accentuate the primary use of metaphorical thinking in the acquisition of knowledge, or, rather, gnosis. What is metaphorical thinking, or metaphorics? Metaphorics is the type of thinking that occurs in art, mysticism, poetry, and mythologizing. Unlike its cousin, logical analysis, metaphorics does not need to set up a dichotomy between subject and object. Even though this type of thinking has its usefulness, this is a reductionist practice that transforms beings into objects to be analyzed by a subject.
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Mythos and Logos

Mythos and Logos | Image of the World | Scoop.it
In most premodern cultures, there were two recognized ways of thinking, speaking, and acquiring knowledge. The Greeks called them mythos and logos. Both were essential and neither was considered superior to the other; they were not in conflict but complementary. Each had its own sphere of competence, and it was considered unwise to mix the two.
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Alan Moore: I am in charge of this universe

Alan Moore: I am in charge of this universe | Image of the World | Scoop.it
Alan Moore is waiting when I get off the train in Northampton, a majestically bearded figure in a hoodie, scanning the crowd that pushes through the turnstiles with a look of fearsome intent. When I wave, the glare becomes a beaming smile.
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Crystal Blue Persuasion

Crystal Blue Persuasion | Image of the World | Scoop.it
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 Conferenc...
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Here’s Why H.P. Lovecraft Matters More Than Ever

Here’s Why H.P. Lovecraft Matters More Than Ever | Image of the World | Scoop.it
With help from scholar Leslie S. Klinger, who edited "The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft," and graphic novel creator Alan Moore, Speakeasy put together a guide to why the legendary writer of the strange and horrific matters more than ever.
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Rupert Sheldrake: Mind, Memory, and Archetype Morphic Resonance and the Collective Unconscious

Rupert Sheldrake: Mind, Memory, and Archetype Morphic Resonance and the Collective Unconscious | Image of the World | Scoop.it
In this essay, I am going to discuss the concept of collective memory as a background for understanding Jung's concept of the collective unconscious. The collec
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Greek Mythology: “Helios, the God Sun”.-

Greek Mythology: “Helios, the God Sun”.- | Image of the World | Scoop.it
►Greek Mythology: “Helios, the God Sun”:
“Helios on His Chariot” (Detail) by Hans Adam Weissenkircher (17th century).
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Alchemy as Hieratic Art by Henry Corbin

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#Alchemy as Heiratic Art, by Henry Corbin http://t.co/M1KOSNM0Ni via @AaronCheak
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On Genius (2): Genius in Antiquity

On Genius (2): Genius in Antiquity | Image of the World | Scoop.it
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story…”
Homer, “The Odyssey”
Gustave Moreau, “l’Inspiration”
I am still making my way through a very beautifully written book by Darrin M. McMahon called Divine Fury: A History of Genius.
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Carl Jung Analyzes Picasso

Carl Jung Analyzes Picasso | Image of the World | Scoop.it
In 1932, Carl Gustav Jung wrote a perceptive analysis of Picasso’s psychology after seeing an exhibition of his paintings at the Zürich Kunsthaus. The analysis was published in the Neue Züricher Zeitung. The article offended many of Picasso’s admirers in the artworld. In it Jung referred to Picasso as a Schizophrene; which caused such a vociferous reaction that he later felt it necessary to publish an explanation. If his artworld critics had spent a more time appraising the article they would have seen that Jung’s observations were made on the basis of clinical research. He believed that Picasso’s paintings were interpretable from a psychological perspective in the same way that his patients pictures were. Picasso’s use of disturbed and fantastic imagery indicated that such imagery was arising from his subconscious.
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“Thomas Covenant” and the Birth of My Dream to Write

“Thomas Covenant” and the Birth of My Dream to Write | Image of the World | Scoop.it
One night I dreamed that I was in a room in my grandmother’s house, someplace that I’d actually spent many nights when I was young. It belonged to an uncle of mine who, being only eight years older than me, had still been living at home at that time.
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astronomy and the early greek philosophers

astronomy and the early greek philosophers | Image of the World | Scoop.it
The science that we know as astronomy today first began as astrology -the study of the logic of the stars. Mainly this was a field that connected positions of the planets and celestial cycles with events that happened here on Earth.
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Art / Mythology: “The Loggia of Psyche” (Frescoes Based on the Myth Of Eros and Psyche).-

Art / Mythology: “The Loggia of Psyche” (Frescoes Based on the Myth Of Eros and Psyche).- | Image of the World | Scoop.it
►Art / Mythology: “The Loggia of Psyche” at The Villa Farnesina
(Frescoes Based on the Myth Of Eros and Psyche):
“The Loggia of Psyche” (Villa Farnesina, Rome. 16th Century).
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Dreams of Surrender and a Break from Blogging

Dreams of Surrender and a Break from Blogging | Image of the World | Scoop.it
The Equinox – The Reckoning, Photo by AmandaSeesDreams
On the Daimon:
“Each life is formed by its unique image, an image that is the essence of that life and calls it to a destiny.
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