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The Book of Symbols, from A.R.A.S. and Taschen

BRING THE TEXT.

Required text : The Book of Symbols

From : ARAS

Assignment: for the meet-up, choose 3 to 5 images from The Book of Symbols. Subjectively engage with each image/symbol. Prepare to share your critical and intimate encounter(s) at the scheduled meet-up.

NOTE : ARAS from the NYC Jung Center has invited us to meet with them. Lets briefly discuss this and commit to date and time that will work for most.

Drawing upon Carl Gustav Jung's work on archetypal images and the energies of the collective unconscious (archetypal realm).

Visit ARAS at  www.aras.org

The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The highly readable texts and over 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the c. 350 essays examines a given symbol’s psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image—all these factors are taken into consideration.

Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature, and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche’s unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind
that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams, to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance.

The Book of Symbols sets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Went and waited and left hated I missed this Did homework Love the book let's be more careful next time

    April 1, 2014

    • Barry W.

      I would love to but I committed myself to a meeetup group that meets on Sundays at 2:00 and I have a couple of weeks left. When I am finished with that group I will be able to join you. It's interesting to see how everything around us can change in an instant.

      April 3, 2014

    • Jorge

      @Barry. Please note, this sunday's meet-up is ONLY a ONE-TIME event. However, a possible "follow-up meet-up" with ARAS' curator, Ami Ronneberg, (book;s chief-editor) is in the works.... Stay-tune for date and time. The site will be at A.R.A.S. (28 East 39th street), on the 3rd floor of the Jung Center.

      April 3, 2014

  • Jorge

    April 3, 2014

  • Barry W.

    Sorry something came up the last minute and I really need to take care of it. I'm so disappointed that I won't be able to make it...

    April 1, 2014

    • Jorge

      Enjoy your work with the images. Good luck with what needs attending.

      April 1, 2014

    • Barry W.

      Thanks!

      April 2, 2014

  • Jorge

    I was stunned. Caffe Dante was closed. I arrived around 6:45 and waited with John and Lena until 7:15pm. We went to 12 Chairs Café (one block south, on MacDougal).

    April 1, 2014

  • Lena J.

    Caffe Dante is closed, so we are going to 12 Chairs Cafe on Macdougal, south of Houston.

    April 1, 2014

  • Barry W.

    I picked up the book yesterday and have been looking at some of the symbols. I have every intension of coming to the Meet Up...

    March 28, 2014

  • Jorge

    Please note: Historically, there's an attrition with RSVP's however, if everyone honors their rsvp, we will be a tight fit. Hope to experience everyone. If you have the time, read the first 3 essays from The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (CW, vol.9, part1). It should enrich the assignment (see above).

    March 27, 2014

  • Sue B.

    So sorry I can't attend this but I cannot meet on Tuesday evenings

    March 24, 2014

  • Jorge

    Weekends have been a bit "crazy" lately and they promise to continue hence the non-sunday scheduling. Plus, I don't want to wait any longer..... Hope the Tuesday date and time works for most .... Bring your copy of the text, if possible.

    March 18, 2014

  • Cecilia B.

    I hope its in Manhattan along the 6 train line.

    February 10, 2014

  • Michele

    I would like to attend this meeting but it depends when it will be held. I am busy the third Sunday of every month.

    February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't attend an April 20 or 27 Sunday. If those dates are selected, I will have to change my RSVP to NO. No problem. Thanks.

    February 10, 2014

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