A Concordance by Thornton Ladd

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image twining-about by the lygos-tree
motif of embracing and entwining

Osiris comes to rest in the branches of a tree, which grow up round him. The motif of embracing and entwining is often found in the sun myths and rebirth myths, as in the story of Sleeping Beauty, or the legend of the girl who was imprisoned between the bark and the wood of a tree:

Dream:Tree Growing in the Middle of the Room
a study in individuation: Part 2

Continuing on from the foregoing Part 1 of study in individuation, the form the picture had taken was not unreservedly welcome to the patient's conscious mind:

Mithras in the tree-top as a germinating god
mandalas naturally produced by patients

We shall now pass on to individual mandalas spontaneously produced by patients in the course of an analysis of the unconscious:

seventh mountain where tree of life-giving fruit is found
dream or vision symbolism: Mandala (Dr-54)

Dream:

I dreamt of a huge black elephant that uprooted a tree
James Kirsch (5-28-1953)

(Handwritten)

tree spirit as a kind of self-portrait of the psyche
Enigma of Bologna

THE AELIALAELIACRISPIS

Adonis in the myrtle
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

Athene of Lindus as a polished column
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

Attic Pallas as a `cross-post
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

Carian Diana as unhewn block of wood
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

Ceres of Pharos
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

Juno of Argos as a pillar
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

Juno of Samos as a plank
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

Juno of Thespiae as a bough
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

rough and shapeless wooden stake
tree of life as a mother-symbol

A common mother-symbol is the tree of life or wood of life:

cypress as sacred to Aphrodite
fig-tree at the entrance to Hades

The fig-tree is phallic. It is worth noting at Dionysus planted a fig-tree at the entrance to Hades, in the same way that phalloi were placed on graves. The cypress, sacred to Aphrodite, the Cyprian, became an emblem of death, and used to be placed at the door of houses where people were dying

emblem of death
fig-tree at the entrance to Hades

The fig-tree is phallic. It is worth noting at Dionysus planted a fig-tree at the entrance to Hades, in the same way that phalloi were placed on graves. The cypress, sacred to Aphrodite, the Cyprian, became an emblem of death, and used to be placed at the door of houses where people were dying

small child replaces parents by two garden trees
Big Fish Dream

I would like to give a concrete example of the way the symbol of the fish springs out of the unconscious autochthonously:

mustard seed that grows to be the great tree
Christ as archetype of the Self

Jung makes a revolutionary statement which amounts to the announcement of a whole new world view. The statement is that Christ exemplifies the archetype of the Self ( CW9.2: par. 70 ):

vegetable, plant, tree, garden symbolism
Quaternio: Fourfold

Chapter 14 of Aion continues with the series of quaternity images from the Gnostic texts. We have previously considered four quaternities:

children in a clearing surrounded by fir-trees
thunderstorm and stork

The images of thunderstorm and stork appear in a case of a young girl. My ninth interview with the child contributed some important details to the history of her sexual problem. First came a significant dream fragment:

tree of life standing in the lake of rain
city as a woman

The city is a maternal symbol, a woman who harbours the inhabitants in herself like children:

sun, tree of Paradise, mother, phallus
libido-symbols

tree cut down and made into a pillar
myth of Osiris

One account of the myth of Osiris relates a sequence of events which involve the following:

coffin, sea, tree, Astarte column
myth of Osiris

One account of the myth of Osiris relates a sequence of events which involve the following:

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