Preserving the bubble

“The child knows a natural reverie of solitude which we must not confuse with that of the sulky child.  In his happy solitude, the dreaming child experiences cosmic reverie – that reverie which unites us with the world.” Gaston Bachelard, “The Alchemy of Imagination,” in On Poetic Imagination and Reverie, pg. 96 In my work … Continue reading “Preserving the bubble”

The Dragon

Image via Wikipedia I’ve been re-reading Jung’s last major work, his Mysterium Coniunctionis. He spent a decade gathering these insights from alchemy concerning the psyche. When I came upon the following passage I was struck how it acts as a portrait of the psyche: “What remains below in the retort is our salt, that is, … Continue reading “The Dragon”