Path of Soul

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

Priapus: personification of the creative force

Priapus is the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite. Ancient historian Diodorus Siculus, who wrote between 60 and 30 BC, speaks of Priapus: “Now the ancients record in their myths that Priapos … Continue reading

March 4, 2014

Agni: archetypal image of the creative force

In the above image we see the Hindu deity Agni and his consort Svaha.  Agni appears in his dual nature, with two heads he faces both God and man. In … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

Phanes: archetypal image of the creative force

Phanes is an ancient image of the creative force. In the chapter titled ‘The Concept of Libido’ in Symbols of Transformation, Carl Jung speaks of Phanes, illustrating the archetypal nature of … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Carl Jung: the wide range of representations of ‘spirit’

The concept of ‘spirit’ has deep roots in the human psyche. Carl Jung’s investigation into the nature of spirit is a complex investigation which takes us through many layers of … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 6 Comments

Pomegranates: symbolism in mysticism and dreams

Last night I dreamed of pomegranates… Carl Jung saw a garden of pomegranates when he was near to death: “I myself was, so it seemed, in the Pardes Rimmonim, the … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 3 Comments
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