Archive for May 23rd, 2009
This is a photo taken just three kilometres from my home, a close up of the hills I see everyday from my living room window. Yesterday yielded a few more good photos for the second book. I hope to get a few more within the next several days as there is one or two scenes I am hoping to add to the total before all is said and done. I have enough photos, but I am hoping for a few different ones in order to be satisfied. In the end, it is about being personally satisfied. That said, book two for SoFoBoMo is doing fine and will be finished on time. I have twelve more days left to finish it.
Today won’t be a work day for me on the book as I have booked the day for participation at a local golf tournament in the hills along Lake Diefenbaker. There is as close to no chance of winning as there can be as neither my partner nor I are all that good. For us, it is a chance to just enjoy the moments outside, a chance to nourish a bit the idea of friendship. So, I will keep today’s snippet from the book short. More will come. …
The journey has taken the hero though all manner of trials. The hero has, like all other heroes before him, has arrived at the pinnacle of his journey, successfully. And, the hero now knows himself as a hero, as one with God, one of God’s children.
The hero is the protagonist of God’s transformation in man; he corresponds to what I call the “mana personality.” The latter has such an immense fascination for the conscious mind that the ego all too easily succumbs to the temptation to identify with the hero, thus bringing on a psychic inflation with all its consequences. (Jung, CW vol. 5, “The Dual Mother,” par. 612, 1956.)