10 things worth sharing this week
I think the best introduction to Jung is Man and his Symbols, the book he finished his part of just days before his death. It was meant to be a more easily-understood explanation of his work, and it is! Four of the five sections are written by others but it was planned that way, and all of the drafts had been approved by Jung before his death.
I splurged on the Red Book too--and turned it into a woven text for the Museum of Contemporary Art altered book exhibit. Thank you C.G. for ideas but also for the visual gift of the Red Book.
I’ve spent decades recording and analyzing my dreams. Jung was a huge part of my self-taught knowledge during my late twenties. Think it might be time for a revisit of his books. Transitions are definitely a time when my dreams ramp up and as I go through some health challenges with The Husband and my own health stuff ( hello cataract operations!) it feels fitting to look at his work again with “fresh eyes.” 😁👁️👁️
Aw, thanks for the shout out and kind words! Definitely checking out that garage rock playlist, real deep cuts there.
Ah, so much in this one - and one of my favourite sayings is 'what's it telling you?' :-D I only have a scaled down version of the red book so a full copy is definitely on my list. When I was doing my psychotherapy training seeing a copy made a big impression on me (and also was it very pleasing to my inner librarian self - it's a beautiful thing!)
Writer's Block: I've been gathering stuff I've written, published and not, into a tall rectangular pile. I call it my "Writer's Block."
I really appreciate this take on writer’s block. Super helpful!
Re: Item 6, I took a look and it's very interesing. But I did add a comment regarding an important resource that might even serve as a textbook for his endeavor.
Sounds quite interesting. But please do include a reference to Theft: A History of Music. The graphic novel that explores this general topic by Aoki, Boyle, and Jenkins of the Duke Center for the Study of the Public Domain.
More here: https://web.law.duke.edu/musiccomic/#:~:text=A%20History%20of%20Music%20is,under%20a%20Creative%20Commons%20license.
Also -- re: Item 5. The post is on Emily Dickinson great. Illuminating. She was an extraordinarily gifted writer--her prose is poetry.
The image that comes to mind as I read your post about Emily and her lantern is IX the Hermit from the Colman-Waite-Smith Tarot. The replies from your lantern google search echo this.