Reading The Red Book (11)


“Salome is an Anima figure. She is blind because she does not see the meaning of things.
C.G.Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections, Page 180”
Another fascinating narration on this fascinating book by a fascinating writer πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™


β€œI am all that has been and is and shall be; and no mortal has ever lifted my veil.”

(the words inscribed on the statue of Isis of Sais)

The title of Chapter IX of The Red Book (Liber Primus) is Mysterium. Encounter. This chapter contains a powerful vision, in which Jung sees the prophet Elijah with a black serpent at his feet, accompanied by who the prophet says is his daughter, Salome. She is blind, which symbolizes the wisdom of the inner vision and the blind power of instincts. The vision is illustrated by a painting, which shows the figures at night in the mountains.

Liz Greene notes that this is the first female figure in The Red Book (1), which marks an important stage and a major qualitative change. Suddenly the air is electrified with the utterance of the mysterious name – Salome. β€œMy wisdomΒ and my daughter…

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