December 5, 2018 · 5:26 am
3.2.1 Quote Me! Imagination
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.
Thank the nominator.
Post two quotes for the dedicated topic of the day.
Select three bloggers to take part in the 3.2.1 Quote Me!
*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.
My Nominees are:
Positive Side Of The Coin
May 10, 2018 · 8:08 am
Viktor E. Frankl, neurologist, psychiatrist, author, holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of Logotherapy (Existential analysis). Frankl, a keen observer of human behaviour, and especially his own (much of his reflection came out of the camp life) wrote:
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
I love this quote because it is so encouraging, we are not disempowered by circumstance or situation, only by our own refusal to engage with change. Frankl had to adapt rapidly to the life in the SS camps. First he was sent to Theresienstadt Ghetto in (the then) Czechoslovakia. He was later moved to Auschwitz in Poland, and then to Kaufering (a satelite of Dachau), and then to the labour camp at Dachau in Germany. He worked in camp clinics to help give fellow prisoners mental health tools for survival, and he helped newcomers get over the shock. thus, challenge to change was in his own experience.
Again, thank you for the nomination Soul Write Empire
Thank the nominating blogger.
Post three quotes (one per day)
Nominate three bloggers each day, today’s nominations:
A Voice From Iran
December 15, 2017 · 2:35 pm
via Daily Prompt: Meager
North-east of Leonora, and skirting the western edge of the Great Victoria Desert, one gets a clear visual of this great sparse land. Some people think of deserts as just sand dunes, which means they have watched too many old movies. Deserts may be sparse in places, and survive on meager annual rainfall, but they are not just a vast expanse of sand dunes. We’re a rugged country, and our deserts are indeed sparse in places, but they are also alive with life, rugged flora and fauna. One good downpour before spring and the whole place erupts in colour and life. Tadpoles appear in isolated rock pools, flocks of birds appear, Kangaroos breed up, plants seed new plants, insects multiply. For some this is too rugged, too isolated, but for me it is a place of renewal, and the rugged nature of the bush is a helpful challenge to my anthropocentric ways, a blunt confrontation with ego. It is also deeply spiritual, this is a liminal and numinous place.
Filed under bush walking, Country, life, nature, Spirituality
Tagged as challenge, desert, ego, Leonora, life, Meager, rugged, sparse, spiritual