"Jung refers to the transcendent
function as the mediating force between oppositions within the psyche.
The transcendent function arises out of intense and concentrated
conflicts within the individual.
Like the koan of the Zen masters,
extreme and painful paradoxes can lead us to a place where we must transcend
the ego so that our perception of reality is no longer split into two opposing
Jung says that holding the tension of the opposites is
essential to bridging the gap between ego-consciousness and the subconscious.
If the tension between the opposites can be held off long enough
without succumbing to the urge to identify with one side or the other, the
third, completely unexpected image, one that unites the two in a creative new
way, comes into view.
The transcendent function has important
implications for an ecological psychology because it can serve as a bridge
between rational thinking and archetypal sensibility, thus facilitating a
renewed connection between the human psyche and the natural world.
privileging of rational thinking in modern culture characteristically
diminishes or rejects the irrational unconscious, hence, archetypal, realm as
The same dismissive attitude prevails in relation to reality.
Archetypal traits of reality are no longer taken seriously." - Betsy
|"To overcome the conflict
between intelligence and instinct it is first necessary to understand, or at
least imagine a point of view, or perhaps a state of mind, which is
experiential rather than intellectual - a kind
of sensation rather than a set of ideas. When put into words this sensation is
always paradoxical, but in experience is not paradoxical at all. Everyone who
has felt it has always felt at the same time that it is totally simple and
clear." - Alan Watts
is a metaphor with
The first is as a bridge between the spiritual world and
the temporal world.
The second is as
a bridge between mystical
consciousness and rational consciousness.
Students of cognition will
readily observe that although we have named two connotations they are really
just one truth looked at from two
It seems institutionalized religions that built
empires had some description for the transition from life to death
described in the terms of a bridge to another world.
among the Karens, they tie strings across the rivers, for
the ghosts of the dead to
pass over to their graves.
In Java, a bridge leads across the abyss
to the dwelling-place of the gods; the evil-doers fall into the depths below.
Among the Esquimaux the soul crosses an awful gulf over a stretched
rope, until it reaches the abode of "the great female evil spirit below the
The Ojibways cross to paradise on a great snake, which serves as a
The Choctaw bridge is a slippery pine-log.
American Manacicas cross on a wooden bridge.
Among many of the American
tribes, the Milky Way is the
bridge to the other world." - Ellen Lloyd
At the end of the
human journey, souls arrive at the Chinvat crossing where
Mithras (Covenant) represents one of
the three judges of souls.
The other two judges are Sraosha (Conscience and
Observance) and Rashnu (Justice).
judges together are omnipotent and
judge your very thought and
Every Zoroastrian is
faced with a choice between the path of 'good' and 'evil'.
live our life decides what happens to our soul after death.
Vizaresh drags damned souls into the druj-demana (House of Lies) signified by a
river of molten metal.
Souls destined for salvation cross a river of
milk to the land of milk and honey and enter
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