Thursday, March 22, 2007


The Valley Spirit never dies
It is named the Mysterious Female.
Her gateway is the root of heaven and earth.
It is like a veil barely seen. Use it; it will never fail.

.........................................Tao Te Ching, Chapter 6

When this drawing was completed, it suddenly reminded me of alchemy, of pictures I had seen of alchemical processes being contained in egg-shaped flasks. It was at this time that I started reading about psychological processes and alchemy.

In looking at it now from an alchemical perspective, something is cooking in front of the lunar light. Similar to the earlier drawing of the pelican on the red-hot buoy, the green forces were protecting and cooling the situation.

Jungians talk a lot about the Anima, the personification of the inner Feminine, the soul within the man. It is an “animating” force, the principle of receptivity, of relatedness, of compassion.

Was this Anima leaving my body, or was it manifesting itself?


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