a light in the darkness – individual psychology in consumer society

From the final paragraph of The Mysterium Lectures, by post-Jungian psychologist, educator and therapist Dr Edward Edinger; the essence:

 “When God is about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham remonstrates:

‘What if there are 5 righteous people there?’

Mysterium Lectures - Edinger, Jung


‘I’ll save it if there are 50.’

‘What if there are 10?’
‘I’ll save the city if there are 10.’

It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that just one person might be enough to preserve the world.

I suggest that you entertain the idea, and furthermore, consider that perhaps you are ONE.”

In dark times (I.E. now) this feels so important …

This is one of the best books I’ve ever read … and continue to revisit after a decade or more. The language of symbolism, the natural vocabulary of dreams and mythology, is neglected in most walks of life nowadays, but has so much to offer.

 

🦉 © Peter Fairbrother @pjforguk www.pjf.org.uk  🌄

 

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