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The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 1)

In Picture 9 we see for the first time the blue “soul-flower,” on a red background, also described as such by Miss X (naturally without knowledge of Bohme).

In the centre is the golden light in the form of a lamp, as she herself stated.

The cortices are very pronounced, but they consist of light (at least in the upper half of the mandala) and radiate outwards. [Footnote 143]

The light is composed of the rainbow hues of the rising sun; it is a real cauda pavonis.

There are six sets of sunbeams.

This recalls the Buddha’s Discourse on the Robe, from the Collection of the Pali Canon:

His heart overflowing with lovingkindness . . . with compassion . . . with joyfulness . . . with equanimity, he abides, raying forth lovingkindness, compassion, joyfulness, equanimity, towards one quarter of space, then towards the second, then towards the third, then towards the fourth, and above and below, thus, all around.

Everywhere, into all places the wide world over, his heart overflowing with compassion streams forth, wide, deep, illimitable, free from enmity, free from all ill-will. . . .[Footnote144] ~Carl Jung, CW 9i, Para 596

Footnote 143 Cf. Kabbala Denudata, Appendix, ch. IV, sec. 2, p. 26: “The beings created by the infinite Deity through the First Adam were all spiritual beings, viz. they were simple, shining acts, being one in themselves, partaking of a being that may be thought of as the midpoint of a sphere, and partaking of a life that may be imagined as a sphere emitting rays.”

Footnote 144 “Parable of the Cloth,” in The First Fifty Discourses from the Collection of the Middle-Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikaya) of Gotama the Buddha, I, pp. 39f. modified. This reference to the Buddha is not accidental, since the figure of the Tathagata in the lotus seat occurs many times in the patient’s mandalas.