Descending into the Depths: Navigating the Shadow and Embracing the Dragon Within

Introduction: Unfurling the Symbol of the Dragon

The realm of the shadowy unconscious are often symbolized by an elusive, mysterious dragon in mythology. The dragon guards the hidden treasures of our psyche. Unexpressed emotions, unmet needs, and suppressed desires slumber in its lair. Encountering this dragon might seem daunting, yet it is a necessary journey to embrace our authentic selves and strive for wholeness.

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Self-Compassion: the Vessel as Metaphor for Emotional Containment

Carl Jung, a father of archetypal psychology, provides compelling insights into the concept of the vessel as a symbol of containment and transformation. Drawing from alchemical traditions, Jung illuminates a powerful metaphor that resonates with our emotional and spiritual lives.

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The Sun and Moon: Symbols of Transformation and Wholeness

The Alchemical Dance of Sun and Moon

Within the realm of symbolism, the sun and moon emerge as potent archetypal forces, representing profound themes of transformation, duality, and spiritual awakening. In alchemical imagery, the sun and moon often appear in conjunction, signifying a process of inner alchemy and the transformative potential inherent within each individual. Let us explore the symbolic motif of the sun and moon in relation to themes of compassion, self-compassion, self-realization, and spiritual awakening.

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