When the conscious identity merges with an archetype: beating his wings harder and harder, Icarus soared up into the sky...
Many creations stories begin with a Mother Sea, out of which land or light appear, images of the emergence of consciousness out of the unconscious.
"If he thought at all, but I don't believe he ever thought, it was that he and his shadow, when brought near each other, would join like drops of water, and when they did not he was appalled. He tried to stick it on with soap from the bathroom, but that also failed." -JM Barrie, Peter Pan
"I give you the end of a golden string; Only wind it into a ball, It will lead you in at Heaven’s gate, Built in Jerusalem’s wall." -William Blake
"The ancestors are, of course, the archetypes — they are the psychological ancestors." CG Jung
"The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jean Gebser Society Symposium, October 10-13, Asilomar Conference Center, California Inspired by the wine concept of Terroir, and my experience moving from Europe to the New World, I am presenting a series of images related to the sense of place. This exhibition explores the emotional and atemporal dimension stemming from a location, the (re)connection with nature and with others. Here and Now: A Conscious Emergenc(e/y)
Half of me for growth; The other, for decay - Segovia Amil
“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” -CG Jung
"A billion stars go spinning through the night, glittering above your head, But in you is the presence that will be when all the stars are dead." -Rainer Maria Rilke
The first phase of the rites of passage often includes a detachment or "cutting away" from the former self, which is signified in symbolic actions and rituals.