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Lions Roar : May 2010
SHAMBHALA SUN MAy 2010 84 had terrible dreams of destruction overwhelming the land. We know now that Europe was heading toward a century of war. In response, the idea of turning away from the off-the-shelf ways of understanding and seeking a deeper meaning for life was familiar in intel- lectual culture. Rilke was writing son- nets—which he received more or less as dictation—to orpheus; Yeats was studying automatic writing; Eliot was trying to educate his un- conscious creative processes by immersing himself in great liter- ature; Picasso was experimenting with Cubism. The Dada move- ment was for a while closely linked to the Jungians. The idea that something had to come from the depths was important. here is how Jung says it in The Red Book: I have learned that in addition to the spirit of this time there is still another spirit at work, namely that which rules the depths of everything contemporary. The spirit of this time would like to hear of use and value. I also thought this way, and my hu- manity still thinks this way. But that other spirit forces me to speak beyond justification, use, and meaning. ... The spirit of the depths took my understanding and all my knowledge and placed them in the service of the inexplicable and the para- doxical. he robbed me of speech and writing for everything that was not in his service, namely the melting together of sense and nonsense, which produces the supreme meaning. This is not a book in which you can read five points and stroll away and apply them. In that sense it’s the opposite of a mindful- ness manual. Its spirit has more in common with the late Buddhist sutras, with thousand-armed deities and paradoxes and impossible statements that nonetheless make you feel changed after connect- ing with them. sometimes it is as if Jung is reinventing Buddhism and Taoism with very little prior knowledge of them. Jung felt himself being stripped of his innocent and heroic ideas, just as people do in a meditation tradition. The force of the book is that it begins to take you on a journey, too. The charm of it depends on whether, like Jung, you have a feeling for the continual creative tension of a spiritual path beginning to open up, whether indeed you want to go on that uncertain journey into the depths. Jung’s journey is interesting, harrowing, ridiculous, pompous, incomprehensible, amusing, sad, frightening, wise—the whole range of the human is there. Just like Buddhist practice. Study with Our Faculty of Outstanding Leaders Angeles Arrien Ram Dass Norman Fischer Charles Garfield Frank Ostaseski Rachel Naomi Remen Ange Stephens Frances Vaughan CULTIVATING P RESENCE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Annual 6-day retreat on compassionate care of the dying. August 6–11, 2010. San Francisco Bay Area. Develop clinical competencies. Strengthen capacity for compassionate service. Enhance spiritual development. END-OF-LIFE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM Unique 9-month course offering profes- sional development, spiritual practice and innovative approaches. Six residential sessions. Next course starts January 2011. Information and application: www.mettainstitute.org 415 331-9600 Earth-friendly/body-friendly furniture for meditation and daily life, including sitting, sleeping, lounging, and yoga. www.zafu.net Free brochure 1-888-267-5366 Knock down design travels in a suitcase. Multiple positions--feet can be in front, beneath or ankles resting on cross-bar.) Great for people with limited exibility. www zafuffufufuf net Fre The Tilt SeatTM A kneeling chair and floor desk in one. Balances, strengthens and tones the body.