Painting: “Easter” by ©Paul Vincent Cannon
It was a pleasant surprise to be nominated for the 3.2.1 Quote Me! A big thank you to msjadeli at tao-talk.com and please check out her blog.
I will post two quotes dedicated to the Topic of the Day, which is Imagination. The origin of the challenge comes from Rory This is a fun way to challenge, so thank you msjadeli and to Rory for the opportunity to take part. And please check out his blog.
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Topic For Today: “Imagination”
“It is of course ironical that I, a psychiatrist, should at almost every step of my experiment have run into the same psychic material which is the stuff of psychosis and is found in the insane. This is the fund of unconscious images which fatally confuse the mental patient. But it is also the matrix of a mythopoeic imagination which has vanished from our rational age. Though such imagination is present everywhere, it is both tabooed and dreaded, so that it even appears to be a risky experiment or a questionable adventure to entrust oneself to the uncertain path that leads into the depths of the unconscious.
It is considered the path of error, of equivocation and misunderstanding. I am reminded of Goethe’s words “Now let me dare to open wide the gate/past which men’s steps have ever flinching trod.” The second part of Faust too, was more than a literary exercise. It is a link in the Aurea Catena which has existed from the beginnings of philosophical alchemy and Gnosticism down to Nietzsche’s Zarathrustra. Unpopular, ambiguous, and dangerous, it is a voyage of discovery to the other pole of the world.” Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections.
“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” Lewis Carroll
Both quotes are very close to my heart.
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Post two quotes for the dedicated topic of the day.
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*Note: Although it is a Topic For The Day there is in fact no specific deadline which means you are free to participate when you can.
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