Sunday, November 22, 2009

fun for the whole family

...But if one is really engaged in inner work, one cannot break the seal. Repression is inappropriate; it is repression which has, at least in part, caused the problem in the first place. But breaking out is inappropriate also. It is a terribly difficult situation. Some of the images used to describe what goes on in the alembic when things begin to heat up are pretty hideous, and very violent. Wolves eat Kings, the lions get their paws cut off, and animals scream in agony as they burn. These are very exotic, raw portrayals by the psyche of its own suffering when conflicts are contained within rather than projected outside.

Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas, Dynamics of the Unconscious, p. 274

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