We only believe that we are masters in our own house because we like to flatter ourselves. Actually, however, we are dependent to a startling degree upon the proper functioning of the unconscious psyche, and must trust that it does not fail us.- Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
~ "To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle." Carl Jung ~ ~ ~
Christopher Bucklow, artist Christopher Bucklow - Guests (2005) “Solar pin-hole photographs of luminous silhouettes, for which the technical process is a cross between photography and drawing. Strongly influenced by Carl Jung’s theory of the Anima and Animus, the idea of the repressed parts of the psyche feature repeatedly throughout Bucklow’s work.”
Standing at the edge of it, you couldn't see as far in as you wanted. It was thick with underbrush and fog and other things none of us wanted to think about. But here we were, with no other direction to go but through it.