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Every man carries within him the eternal image of woman

Published March 19, 2009 by axinia

 (image by swaps)

This is the only post on this blog which is not written by me, but by one friend. He has no his own blog yeat and I found his text so incredibly beautiful and valuable… and also so very fitting into this Shaktipower blog: just see for yourself why.

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 Seeking Aphrodite

“Every man carries within him the eternal image of woman …

This image is fundamentally unconscious, an hereditary factor of primordial origin …

an imprint or ‘archetype’ of all the ancestral experiences of the female, a deposit, as it were, of all the impressions ever made by woman”

Carl Jung, Collected Works 17:338

“Every man carries within him the eternal image of woman … This image is fundamentally unconscious, an hereditary factor of primordial origin … an imprint or ‘archetype’ of all the ancestral experiences of the female, a deposit, as it were, of all the impressions ever made by woman” Carl Jung, Collected Works 17:338

All my life I have been haunted, and sometimes pursued by an angel archetype. I have wondered where this comes from? Encounters with this archetype have been the cause of experiences filled with otherworldly elation, wonder and beauty as well as incredible disaster, suffering and grief.

I have met this archetype in many forms throughout my life: it gave birth to me, I married it; I have loved it, lost and regained it several times over: it goes, but I know inside me it is never gone for long. It is too interested in me and I am too interested in it. So yes, it keeps returning in a slightly different shape, with minutely altered characteristics, but otherwise substantially the same. I see the cycles, I know the dramas, I have read the script, memorized the lines, and know the ending.

But my vision of it refuses to pass. This archetype resonates deeply inside me and all the efforts of wisdom, emotional pragmatism, and philosophic analysis have failed to eradicate this figure I seem to know so well, this tantalizing angel, this mischievous, eternally present Aphrodite, this vanishing and returning, fascinating and perplexing, milk skinned goddess figure who never allows me to fully forget her. Indeed, there are some deep patternings inside ourselves that elude rational analysis: “the heart has reasons of which reason itself is unaware”. Read the rest of this entry →

Why do we long for beauty?

Published March 13, 2007 by axinia

  photo dakotahsgirl

Now when spirituality is at its rise, and the materialism is at its climax, the question of attitude to beauty does not leave many of us indifferent.

Again and again people seek the answer – is it important to be beautiful? Or is it only the inner world that is important?

Are beauty and spirituality related as beauty and the beast??

I have been expressing my attitude to this topic in all my articles on this blog – this is not much new for me to tell you. I insist that the beauty is as essential a need as eating, sleeping, surving ets.

Archeologists found out that primitive people obviously started decorating themselves and their caves at the earliest form of thier development! – scientists mean beauty can be interepreted as one of the basic needs. Read the rest of this entry →

Beauty is Reality

Published January 24, 2007 by axinia

                      

                          picture  by Azorina

What is the stunning beauty? How do we know it is beautiful and not just lovely, sweet, amazing, cute? The mystery unfolds very simple: you get absolutely thoughtless when you see the true beauty.

Your thoughts vanish and you are speechless in front of the revelation of God’s power. You find yourself in REALITY as there is no past and no future in your head in this moment.

Where is the beauty gone?

Now if we look at the modern design – clothes, interiors, and architecture – we almost never see the true beauty. The trend is to look “cool” – funny enough as these things are anything else but cool, being mostly very hot on vibrations. The modern design gives you everything but the true joy and peace of mind , that is truly the most relaxing and powerful.

The modern interiors are screaming: look at us, we are so stylish, so elegant, you will feel yourself on top of the world sitting at such apartment/restaurant!

The fashion industry – apart from making us wear the same colors and offering far less variety – cries out the ego-busting and humiliating slogans. Making us look cheap and depressed. Poor. Lifeless.

 

And it is screaming, whispering, yelling, murmuring, and howling at you. It is all bubbling with messages killing the beauty and joy… It can please your ego or console your self-pity but never comfort your spirit. Read the rest of this entry →