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|mudpiegrl (profile) wrote, |
on 3-12-2006 at 5:24pm
Carl Jung, within his archetypal theory, posed that the self holds more importance than any other archetype. He illustrated this by several symbols originated worldwide represented the self because, when looking at these symbols, one's eyes are drawn to the center.
the fur de lis,
and celtic knots.
I was looking at Di Vinci's Vitruvian Man
and noticed a square is the base of the torso. If one simplifies the image of the human body, male body for this purpose, it is similar to the images representing the self.
Thus, "God" is merely a projection of the psychic wholeness anticipated in the unconscious self, "all statements about the God-image also apply to the empirical symbols of totality."
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