Monday, 16 November 2015

15.11.2015 bis

From the series: Conversations
Walking with Fear II (diptych) and IV (diptych)
"To the Man who killed the Dragon"
ink on paper
14.6 x 10.6 cm



Then the seven heads of the dragon were brought out, and the king said that because the marshal had killed the dragon he was giving him his daughter, but the huntsman opened their mouths and asked where the tongues were. Then the marshal went very white and said that dragons have no tongues. The huntsman replied that liars should have no tongues and that the dragon tongues were the sign of the victor. Then he opened the handkerchief and put each tongue back in the proper mouth and showed the handkerchief with the princess's name embroidered on it to the princess and asked her to whom she had given it, and she answered,
"To the man who killed the dragon."


Grimms' Fairy Tales, The Two Brothers


Civilization is a most expensive process and its acquisitions have been paid for by enormous losses, the extent of which we have largely forgotten or have never appreciated. (CW 18, PAR. 473) 1961

As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will undergo it and carry it through. The change must begin with one individual; it might be any one of us. 
Nobody can afford to look around and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself. As nobody knows what he could do, he might be bold enough to ask himself whether by any chance his unconscious might know something helpful, when there is no satisfactory conscious answer anywhere in sight. Man today is painfully aware of the fact that neither his great religions nor his various philosophies seem to provide him with these powerful ideas that would give him the certainty and security he needs in face of the present condition of the world. (CW 18, PAR. 599)

Carl Gustav Jung

Source:The Earth Has a Soul, C.G. Jung on Nature, Technology & Modern Life; edited by Meredith Sabini Ph.D; North Atlantic Books, Barkley, California (2002) page 114 and page 168

Context: Opinion, Kenan Malik (The Guardian 15.11.2015)