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By C. G. Jung

Aion, initially released in German in 1951, is likely one of the significant works of Jung's later years. The primary subject of the quantity is the symbolic illustration of the psychic totality during the thought of the Self, whose conventional ancient identical is the determine of Christ. Jung demonstrates his thesis by means of an research of the Allegoria Christi, specially the fish image, but additionally of Gnostic and alchemical symbolism, which he treats as phenomena of cultural assimilation. the 1st 4 chapters, at the ego, the shadow, and the anima and animus, offer a beneficial summation of those key thoughts in Jung's approach of psychology.

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E. e. ’ In this way, understanding identity in the social space based on the idea of the identical,5 from anatomical matter to biological Body and identity: objects of redemption 19 identity, means negating the status of the body as otherness and reducing the intimacy of the symbolic, genealogical link to its merely genetic base. Grounding identity in a reference to the image and the visible, referring it to a biological substance identical to its own matter, means removing the intimacy of the symbolic link to the body and to the other, a link that can transform matter into a space of subjectivity.

Meanwhile Hephaestus retraces his steps and calls out to the other gods to witness his errant wife and her lover caught in a compromising position. Hephaestus blames her adulterous affair on his lameness. According to Edwards (2004) lameness is a characteristic associated with ugliness, an ‘ungraceful unevenness,’ and a ‘cosmetic defect’ that contrasts with the Greek ideals of physical beauty and symmetry of the body. In Greek mythology Hephaestus’s limp has an aesthetic meaning. After being rejected by his mother he is now betrayed by his wife because he is hideous and deformed.

These versions, in which he is thrown down by either his mother or his father, and in which his disability is either congenital or caused by parental abuse, were combined throughout the centuries. A creative mistranslation established a connection between the Greek myth, an image in the New Testament, and bitterness. ’ Wormwood is a bitter herb, the chief flavouring ingredient in absinthe. The mistranslation references the shooting star in the Book of Revelation that falls from the sky and renders the water bitter.

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