Great Inspiration:

My well loved copy. (Please excuse the ink stained table!)

A great inspirational resource is The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism ( C.G. Jung started it as a collection of archetypal symbols to stimulate the collective unconscious. They published a Book of Symbols that is one of my most beloved books*. I posted a few pics from my own to sample what it looks like.

I really recommend following their Facebook and signing up for their newsletters, probably, the only email newsletter, I actually read. They usually post groupings of 3 images like: bone, woman, bee, etc; that are just gorgeous.

Acquiring their desktop calendar is on my “to do.”

ARAS Book of Symbols: Left- Carnelian Heart Amulet, 7th-4th century BCE Egypt, Right- "The Bleeding Heart (Lamb of God), anon. oil on tin, 19th century, Mexico

ARAS Book of Symbols, Moon images- Full Moon and Autumn Flowers by the Stream, by Ogata Gekko (1859-1920), fan-shaped wood-block print, Meji period, ca. 1895, Japan.

*But is there was a fire, the only book I’d grab is my well worn copy of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues


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