Clearly not paradise…

“…the place of “genesis outside of generation” — presumably an opus contra naturam — is clearly not paradise but the desert and wilderness.  Everyone who becomes conscious of even a fraction of his unconscious gets outside his own time and social stratum into a kind of solitude….But only there is it possible to meet the “god of salvation.”  Light is manifest in the darkness, and out of danger the rescue comes.” (Jung, CW14, par. 258)

“The connection of bitterness with the descent into the unconscious is part of the individuation journey.”  (Edinger, The Mysterium Lectures, p. 142 – in reference to Jung’s discussion of The Red Sea in CW14 Par. 256-258)

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