At Bolligen Jung created a monument out of stone to express what the Tower means to me. On one side, Jung carved in Latin In remembrance of his seventy-fifth birthday, C. G. Jung made and placed this here as a thanks offering in the year 1950. On the side shown in this photograph, Jung created a mandala centered on Telesphorus, the Greek demi-god of healing, surrounded by a Greek inscription, part of which says,
“This is Telesphorus, who roams through the dark regions of this cosmos and glows like a star out of the depths. He points the way to the gates of the sun and to the land of dreams….”
So it’s a guy God but isn’t he wearing the Venus symbol? I think Mandala creating is awesome. Do any of you arty peeps have any Mandala creation tips? I mean, do you start in the centre with your key image and then work outwards? Is there a convention to follow, for best results.
Actually, i just noticed, he’s got Jupiter on the left, Mars on the bottom, Venus on the right and Saturn on top with the Sun and Moon on the outside.
Telesphorus sounds Jovial…as in Jupiterian…Anyone know more about him?
Jung was amazing. A Leo. Fancy being a famous-in-your-lifetime shrink/scientist with the guts to openly explore Tarot, Astrology, the I-Ching and other subjects as he did so fearlessly and with SUCH flair.
The Greek Goddess of Healing is Hygiea – asteroid Number Ten, if you want to look her up in your chart. And yes, hence the word hygiene.
Florence Nightingale – the pioneering nurse and healer – had Hygiea conjunct her Venus – ruler of her Sun and Moon in Taurus. Who says asteroid astrology is flimsy? Nightingale (she made peeps wash their hands, revolutionized nursing) was also one of those destined-to-alter-society Pluto-Conjunct North Node types. And she had about 100 cats.