The Hermaphrodite: A Symbol of Compassion and Self-Realization

By exploring the symbolic motif of the hermaphrodite in relation to compassion, self-compassion, self-realization, and spiritual awakening, we uncover profound insights into our own inner landscapes and the interconnectedness of all beings. As we embrace the hermaphrodite within, we unlock the transformative power of compassion and embark on a journey toward wholeness, unity, and a more compassionate world.

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Compassion and Coniunctio: Integrating Dualistic Self-States

In our explorations of the human psyche and the path to self-realization, we come across various themes and symbols that capture the essence of this journey. One such symbol, borrowed from Carl Jung’s analytical psychology, is the coniunctio – a Latin term that stands for union or conjunction. It represents the fusion or synthesis of dualities, opposing entities within ourselves. But how does this concept apply to our modern understanding of self-states, and where does compassion fit into this framework?

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