Snakes – an excellent symbol…

In reference to snakes Jung states, “It is an excellent symbol for the unconscious, perfectly expressing the latter’s sudden and unexpected manifestations, its painful and dangerous intervention in our affairs, and its frightening effects.” (CW5, para. 580)

“Every psychological extreme secretly contains its own opposite or stands in some sort of intimate and essential relation to it.  Indeed, it is from this tension that it derives its peculiar dynamism.  There is no hallowed custom that cannot on occasion turn into its opposite, and the more extreme a position is, the more easily may we expect an enantiodromia, a conversion of something into its opposite.”  (Jung, CW5, para. 581)

Scupltures by Danny White; images retrieved from http://www.wnuttsculptor.com/
Scupltures by Danny White; images retrieved from http://www.wnuttsculptor.com/
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