Path of Soul

The soul's path to Self-realization, in art & archetype… by Jenna Lilla PhD

The Hero as Soul Image: aims and instincts

In Symbols of Transformation, Carl Jung says that the hero myth “symbolizes the ideas, forms, and forces which grip and mold the soul.” (para. 259) The hero is an image … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 19 Comments

Carl Jung: sometimes the Kore slithers down to the animal kingdom

“Sometimes the Kore- and mother-figures slithers down altogether to the animal kingdom, the favorite representatives then being the cat, the snake, the bear, else some black monster of the underworld … Continue reading

June 8, 2013

Child Motif: gnomes, homunculi, dwarfs,

“In the manifold phenomenology of the “child” we have to distinguish between the unity and plurality of its respective manifestations. Where, for instance, numerous homunculi, dwarfs, boys, etc., appear, having … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Child Motif: plurality of children

“In the manifold phenomenology of the “child” we have to distinguish between the unity and plurality of its respective manifestations…. if the plurality occurs in normal people, then it is … Continue reading

June 3, 2013

Carl Jung: the child motif expresses the integration of opposites

This is one of my favorite images, which I see as representing the integration of opposites. We have the Christ Child representing the union of the holy mother and father. … Continue reading

May 31, 2013

Carl Jung: the child image represents the future

“One of the essential features of the child motif is its futurity. The child is potential future. Hence the occurrence of the child motif in the psychology of the individual … Continue reading

May 27, 2013

Carl Jung: hero as triumph of consciousness over the unconscious

“The hero’s main feat is to overcome the monster of darkness: it is the long-hoped-for and expected triumph of consciousness over the unconscious. Day and light are synonyms for consciousness, … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

The hero’s journey: beyond ego adaptation

“The ego is the subject of all successful attempts at adaptation so far as these are achieved by the will.”  Carl Jung, CW 9ii, para 11 For Carl Jung, the … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 2 Comments
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