Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Night in the Forest

The forest is the place where vegetable life thrives and luxuriates, free from any control or cultivation. And since its foliage obscures the light of the sun, it is therefore regarded as opposed to the sun's power and as a symbol of the Earth. Since the female principle is identified with the unconsciousness , it follows that the forest is also a symbol of the unconsciousness. It is for this reason that Jung maintains that the sylvan terrors that figure so prominently in children's tales symbolize the perilous aspects of the unconsciousness...J.E.Cirlot

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous, Kathrin. It makes me want to dance. Your imagination is so fertile--kind of like a forest floor.

    I left you a comment before but it didn't show up so I'm trying again. Technology!
    Love, Fran