Dreaming is Nature

Dreaming is Nature

Dreaming is Nature growing us, by way of images and story. While we are asleep, complex symbols are narrated together in a sophisticated unfolding of our ‘private myths.’ But every morning, we have to overcome resistance to what reads like ‘nonsense.’ This is because we live in a rationalistic age which has willfully forgotten our mother tongue, the language of symbols. It is a ruthless voice which calls dreams superstition and, like nature itself, Dreamwork is in fast danger of becoming extinct. Those warriors who penetrate the dismissal to learn reverence for their dreams, who teach dreaming to their children, are rewarded by astonishment and a sense of...
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Carl Jung: Pioneer of the Unknown

Carl Jung: Pioneer of the Unknown

Cosmic Divorce Until the 1840’s, the starting hypothesis for every scientific experiment was that the cosmos is organized in an intelligent, harmonious and unknowable design. Under Descartes’ influence, who believed reason was the only valid way to gain knowledge, The New Science was born. Purely interested in objective, physical reality, the unknowable was no longer marveled and esteemed, but renamed ‘irrational,’ and made synonymous with absurd. The philosopher-alchemists, who sought to link matter and spirit, faded to the fringes and Materialism grew into the myth of our time. The next 150 years of rationalism produced astonishing advancements in technology and industry, but while the logos-bias may have relieved some of the anxiety produced by the unknown, it also killed the mythic imagination. Without Eros, we forgot the teachings of our ancestors which connect us to the eternal. We lost the very thing that gives us substance and brings accountability into our lives. Without a sense of location in nature and the family of things, we have set a slow apocalypse in motion. Cheerleader of the Soul In a wildly skeptical era which saw few dream-warriors, one intrepid visionary...
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