Posted by ttate on June 08, 1999 at 14:35:02:
In Reply to: Singing my fear in four parts posted by Tunnel Boy on June 08, 1999 at 06:05:39:
Quaternity as a metaphor for wholeness didn't escape the Jungians. In this 4 part dream with 4 intrapsychic characters the secret of such unity is revealed in the last paragraph.
"The only one who can fit in the tunnel is the blind man."
Sound has a special ring to it doesn't it. I believe there are more nerve pathways between the ear and the brain than there are between the eye and the brain.
And whenever Iron John shows up, that proverbial wild man, we know our instincts are alive.
This whole dream is like a proverb. Marion Woodman writes from her co-authored book with Bly called the Maiden King: "To be left without a father who can honor his(son's) soul is to be forsaken with no masculine model, no inner ordering principle...he is judging himself through their eyes or through the eyes of his patriarchal mother. He is not maturing through his own authenticity--a loss Bly dealt with from the man's perspective in Iron John."
Walk along a river with a blind man and listen to what he hears.
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