That's the place the seed is nourished, takes its roots and grows up, and becomes ultimately the plant and the flower.
Here's my favorite book by CAConrad: ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness Find poetry by Zoe Brezsny right here. But like all of us, you also have a dark side -- a part of your psyche that snarls and bites, that's unconscious and irrational, that is motivated by ill will or twisted passions or instinctual fears.
Here's a link to my free weekly email newsletter, featuring the Free Will Astrology horoscopes, plus a bunch of other stuff, including good news, lucky advice, and tender rants. It's your own personal portion of the world's sickness: a mess of repressed longings, enervating wounds, ignorant delusions, and unripe powers.
It is combated, punished, and exterminated as 'the alien out there' instead of being dealt with as one's own inner problem." -- Erich Neumann, *Depth Psychology and a New Ethic* The qualities in ourselves that we deny or dislike are often the very qualities that we most bitterly complain about in other people.
So for instance, an old friend of mine named Mark had a special disgust for friends who were unavailable to him when he really needed them. READ THE REST OF "SHADOW SCHOOL" HOW TO KICK YOUR OWN ASS How-to-kick-your-own-ass lessons are available at of this video.
Hades, he says, is "the giver of nourishment to the soul." SEEDS ARE NOURISHED IN THE DARK "Suffering can't be avoided," James Broughton told Jack Foley.
"The way to happiness is to go into the darkness of yourself.Ro is based in California, but can do phone consultations and otherwise work with you regardless of geographic boundaries. PERSEPHONE'S OTHER STORY In the best-known version of the Greek myth, Persephone is dragged down into the underworld by Hades, whose title is "Pluto." But in earlier, pre-patriarchal tales, she descends there under her own power, actively seeking to graduate from her virginal naivete by exploring the intriguing land of shadows."Pluto" is derived from the Greek word *plutus*, meaning "wealth." Psychologist James Hillman says this refers to the psyche-building riches available in Pluto's domain.Astrologer Steven Forrest has a different name for the shadow: stuff."Work on your stuff," he says, "or your stuff will work on you." He means that it will sabotage you if you're not aggressive about identifying, negotiating with, and transforming it. If it is ignored or denied, it may become monstrous to compensate.You'd prefer to ignore it because it's unflattering or uncomfortable or very different from what you imagine yourself to be.