‘And beyond death I bring peace and freedom…’

Carl Jung, 1912

We do not all have traumatic events like the near-death experience Carl Jung described to help us focus on what is really important to us. Still, the spiritual experiences of transcendence that many of us find in ritual and meditation play a similar role in teaching us that ‘I’ and the body are not the same. [Read more...]

To Death and Beyond

Orpheus before Pluto and Persephone

Why does consciousness awareness bring such pain? Unlike gods, we have frail physical bodies. We have the self-awareness of the divine, but the fragility of a beautiful flower that blooms for only a short time before it is blown away on the wind. [Read more...]


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