The sacrifice has been accomplished: the divine child, the image of the God’s formation, is slain, and I have eaten from the sacrificial flesh.
The child, that is, the image of the God’s formation, not only bore my human craving, but also enclosed all the primordial and elemental powers that the sons of the sun possess as an inalienable inheritance.
The God needs all this for his genesis.
But when he has been created and hastens away into unending space, we need the gold of the sun.
We must regenerate ourselves.
But as the creation of a God is a creative act of highest love, the restoration of our human life signifies an act of the Below.
This is a great and dark mystery.
Man cannot accomplish this act solely by himself but is assisted by evil, which does it instead of man.
But man must recognize his complicity in the act of evil.
He must bear witness to this recognition by eating from the bloody sacrificial flesh. Through this act he testifies that he is a man, that he recognizes good as well as evil, and that he destroys the image of the God’s formation through withdrawing his life force, with which he also dissociates himself from the God. This occurs for the salvation of the soul, which is the true mother of the divine child. ~Carl Jung, Liber Novus, Page 291.
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