mysticism

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Understanding C.G. Jung’s Red Book – Part 2

 Roger Woolger continues his analysis of Jung’s Red Book, a landmark in the history of psychology and for philosophical thinking in Western Culture. The book is contains calligraphy and symbolic paintings provided by Jung himself. Anyone seriously interested in Jung needs to have a copy of this book. This is […]

Understanding C.G. Jung’s Little Red Book – Part 1

As Roger Woolger observes below, the appearance of Jung’s Red Book is not only a landmark in the history of psychology, but also in Western Culture. The book is exquisitely produced in a large format and contains beautiful calligraphy and symbolic paintings by Jung himself, the fruit of countless hours […]

Art and Mysticism – Part 2

Paul continues his critique of the mystical experience of art, the direct perception of beauty open to all of us. The Interior [Read Part 1 here] Now let’s return to State of Life for another level of interpretation.  What makes Perrault’s work so captivating is that it symbolises the aspect […]

Art and Mysticism – Part 1

Paul introduces the reader to the mystical experience of art – direct perception of beauty, which we can all experience. I confess from the outset that I am uncomfortable with the word “mysticism.”  It is an important word, there is no doubt about it, but it has taken on meanings […]