" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 19, 2018

Jung and the Art of Being Stoned?

I read in 'Introducing JUNG: A Graphic Guide' that Carl Jung as a youngster would often sit on top of a rock playing Zen like mind-games.
I bought this book the day before the Byron Writers Festival opened, like I wrote about in this recent post -
What Are We Going to Do About the Ibis?
And then the next day at the writers festival I noticed all the artwork involving large stones scattered across the festival grounds.
David Walsh's 'Standing Stones: Pelican' at the Byron Writers Festival
Artworks from the 2018 Byron Writers Festival?
Peter Neilson's 'Yanshi'
Rod Johnston's 'Large Bull Frog'
Looking at that rock frog above after listening to two pod-casters talking about smoking toad  -
Transmissions From the Galactic Toad Storm?
I wonder if I had of chipped off a few pieces of the frog and put it in a pipe if I would have gotten severely stoned?-)
I'll take that as a yes then Donald:-)
Christopher Dean's 'Portal of Creation'
And I'm not even gonna to ask Donald his advice about this one. 
Time to go grab a drink instead at this point, I think:-)
'Introducing JUNG: A Graphic Guide'  is a good read too, whether you're a stoner, or not.
And I wouldn't mind checking out more graphic content when it comes to books ... not rocks
I decided to extend this post and include the Al Borealis Jung video above because I did some further reading in my Jung book and found some more "stonework" from Jung's life.
I don't know if Jung was a Freemason or not, but he was very much the "widow's son" with his father dying when Jung was 20 years old and he built Bollingen House/Tower out of stone when his mother passed away.
Jung's 'The Stone Speaks'
When Jung was 69 he had a heart attack and while recovering in hospital he claimed to have had a near death experience [and what sounds like a 'Twin Peaks' experience to me:-] where he went to a huge stone floating in space, detailed below in the book that I'm reading.
That kind of reminds me of a bad 70s movie for some reason;-)
I didn't know that Boorman's first choice to play Z was
Burt Reynolds.
2018 and the Head Above Water Meme?
I think we're going to need a bigger boat;-)

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