Ringing in my 28th year on this planet with a quick trip with Willie to the Enchantments, a divine section of mountain and lake a couple hours east of Seattle. 20 mile point-to-point. Photos + some insight from Carl Jung to complement this incredible day out of doors.
“If you feel enough solid ground under your feet, follow the call of the spirit.” – Letters, July 1958
“Primitive man was much more governed by his instincts than are his “rational” modern descendents, who have learned to “control” themselves. In this civilizing process, we have increasingly divided our consciousness from the deeper instinctive strata of the human psyche, and even ultimately from the somatic basis of psychic phenomenon.” – Excerpt from The Earth Has a Soul: on Nature, Technology and Modern Life, pg. 93.
“Life has always seemed to me like a plant that live in its Rhizome. It’s true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears only last a single summer. Then it withers away — an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilization, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.”
- Man and His Symbols (1964)
- The Earth has a Soul: C.J. Jung on Nature, Technology & Modern Life (2002)
- Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1961)