Here is an awesome clip from founder of Archetypal Psychology James Hillman about myths and archetypes (among many other things). We’ll be discussing this clip in the upcoming Mythologies Group on Tuesday 11/19 (spoiler alert). Unfortunately, this group is full, but we do have spaces left in other other groups! Check out the IGLOO website for information, and follow us on twitter and tumblr to stay updated!
THREE WISE WOMEN (oil on canvas)
A gloomy day in Pilsen
I never noticed how unique every door is until I decided to do this project
One of the things we talk about in group is having the courage to face our fears instead of running away. Those who run from pain, sadness and difficulty have good reason to do so; an inner death awaits. Cowards have nice stories about why they ran from inner and outer battles, or pretend that they didn’t run after all. They run away to “weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.”
There are so many ways to be a coward in our culture: so many products, so many meaningless interactions and people making noise to drown out the loneliness and make you feel “good,” so many flashy, pseudo-experiences and blinking technology.
It requires discipline and humility to be guided to discover your courage and bravery. It is a great gift to guide people to deep inner courage and bravery in group and to share what I have learned about facing pain and sadness.
"Sing my death song, and die like a hero going home."
-Kyle Blue Dolphin King
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.