Edmund Leighton--The Accolade--1901
The Accolade
Edmund Leighton
Oil on Canvas (1901)
(Private Collection)
Edmund Leighton--God Speed--1900
God Speed Edmund Leighton
Oil on Canvas (1900)
(Private Collection)

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The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting;
by doubting we come to question,
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Was du ererbt von deinen Vätern hast, / Erwirb es, um es zu besitzen.
[Faust 1.682- 83]
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), German poet, dramatist, humanist
[What you have as heritage, Now take as task, / For thus you will make it your own -- trans. Jaroslav Pelikan]

Carl G. Jung
Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss Psychologist & Founder of Analytical Psychology (1875-1961)

The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.
from "The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man (1934),

The Collected Works, Vol. 10

Sri Yantra

Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell
Comparative Mythologist (1904-1987)

Mythology is not a lie; mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth -- penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words, beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told..
from The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

Trinity Knot


"Squaring the Circle": an alchemical glyph (17th c.) of the creation of the Philosopher's Stone (courtesy Wikipedia)
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—C.G. Jung

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Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs (1956 - 2011) American inventor and entrepreneur
(Stanford University Commencement address, 2005)

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I see that sensible men and conscientious
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The Truth is One;
sages call It by many names.
Rig Veda 1.164.46

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The true task of spiritual life is not found in faraway places or unusual states of consciousness: It is here in the present.
It asks of us a welcoming spirit to greet all that life presents to us with a wise, respectful, and kindly heart.

- Jack Kornfield (b. 1945), meditation teacher, author,and psychotherapist

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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl G. Jung



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