The Emergence of Symbolic Imagination: Thinking the Spirit by Warren Colman

May 20, 2015

The awe-inspiring mystery of the paintings and figurines made by the first Homo sapiens in Europe at caves like Chauvet in France and Hohle-Feels in Germany.  But what made our ancestors produce them, what do the images mean and where do they come from? These questions are especially relevant to a figure like der Löwenmensche of Holhenstein-Stadel. This figure of a lion-headed man is the oldest unequivocal evidence of the human imagination creating an image that does not exist in the material ...

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Carl Gustav Jung, CW 8, para 661

May 20, 2015

If we keep this in mind, we can perhaps summon up courage to consider the possibility of a "psychology with a psyche" - that is, a theory of the psyche ultimately based on the postulate of an autonomous, spiritual principle. Carl Gustav Jung, CW 8, para 661 ...

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