This article is concerned with the phenomenological reality of being in between two states of consciousness, drawing from the psychological understanding of Exodus.
For the past five years, I’ve been working on my dreams in a systematic manner.
Dream interpretation using the methods of Carl Jung is fairly simple, doesn’t require a ton of knowledge about mythology or archetypes, and can be one of the most valuable tools in path of self-discovery.
Recently, I’ve felt compelled to visit Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Spirit. This came out of nowhere and I must say I had some initial resistance to it because of the book’s reputation of being impenetrable.
In a post-credits scene at the very end of The Green Knight, we see a young girl putting on Arthur’s crown.
This short and mysterious scene has left many people, myself included, with a lot of questions. Why was it included? What does it mean if anything?
Say to Wisdom: Thou art my sister, and call Prudence thy friend: for to meditate upon her is a most natural and subtle understanding, which bringeth her to perfection.
One of the most complete and vivid description of the self by Jung is the following:
Behind a man’s actions there stands neither public opinion nor the moral code, but the personality of which he is still unconscious.
In one of his 2014 or 2015 lectures, Jordan Peterson asked his classroom where their sense of identity was located. Most described being in their head, meaning that their sense of “me” is located in their head. He responded that he found himself more in his solar plexus and added elsewhere that he spent “as little time as possible in his head”.
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One of the great strength (and frustrating part) of Jung’s work is that it offers a great deal of freedom. There is no predefined way or fix-all technique, at the notable exception that one must pay attention to one’s dreams.