"Carl Jung said that if you find the psychic wound in an individual or a people, there you also find their path to consciousness. For it is in the healing of our psychic wounds that we come to know ourselves."
Robert A. Johnson
"My message to humanity is to analyze the history of mankind and see how much we have really evolved. Search in books and the internet to learn about human history. But, what have we reached since the start of the human race until now? The only things that have changed are that now, the internet connects us, our clothes and cities have been re-styled and technology has advanced. But we have learned nothing. Humans need to learn and analyze so they can liberate themselves, so their minds can enter into a deeper understanding, into a more developed psychology."
#Robert A. Johnson
”Let us look at a new expression of the feminine. Unlike Aphrodite, who was born from the sea, Psyche was born when a dewdrop fell on the land. This change from the ocean of Aphrodite to the land of Psyche is a progression from the early oceanic feminine quality to a new form which is more human-like. From oceanic proportions we move to a smaller more comprehensible scale.
Psyche’s nature is so magnificent, so innocent, so unworldly, so virginal that she is worshipped; but she is not courted. This is an utterly lonely experience and poor Psyche can find no husband.
In this sense, there is a Psyche in every woman, and it is an intensely lonely experience for her. Every woman is, in part, a king’s daughter, too lovely, too perfect, too deep for the ordinary world. When a woman finds herself lonely and not understood, when she finds that people are good to her but stay just a little distance away, she has found the Psyche nature in her own person. This is a painful experience and women are often aware of it without knowing its origin. To be caught in this aspect of the feminine character is to remain untouched and unrelated.
All manner of nonsense goes on when a woman tries to bring her Psyche nature into the everyday give-and-take of relationship. If the Psyche nature is a large part of a woman, she has a painful task on her hands. She bursts into tears and says, “But nobody understands me.” And it is true! Every woman has this quality within her; it makes no difference what her station in life may be. If you see this quality and can touch it in a woman, the great beauty and divinity of a Psyche can be made conscious in her and a noble evolution begins.”
Mirror neurons have been implicated in consciousness and in autism. They allow you to watch another human do something and learn from their behavior without you actually having to do that behavior. They’re located primarily in the prefrontal cortex. Many species have them.
(Source: jollityfarm, via ikenbot)
"She’s right there, totally present. She’s got nothing to lose. She can be who she is and live with the straight, flat-out, naked truth. Therefore the Crone acts as a tuning fork in an environment because she is so real herself. She rings a true tone. People are brought into harmony with that tuning, so it’s very releasing. People can respond with their own true tone. She brings people into that soul-space where all outer conflicts dissolve and they can experience their own essence."
#influence your environment
"When one is discouraged and certain he will never have the intelligence to find the answer to insoluble riddles, he can remember that although it is the duty of the ego to ask a well-formulated question, he is not required to answer it. To ask well is virtually to answer."
Robert A. Johnson