Primal Knowledge

It is worth remembering, the symbols we encounter in our dreams, as in myths and legends are not simply a language to be “decoded” but are keys to greater universal truths that can never be completely reduced down to more basic parts.


“I suddenly realized that … everything actually was all-meaningful, that every symbol and combination of symbols led not hither and yon, not to single examples, experiments, and proofs, but into the center, the mystery and innermost heart of the world, into primal knowledge. Every transition from major to minor in a sonata, every transformation of a myth or a religious cult, every classical or artistic formulation was, I realized in that flashing moment, if seen with a meditative mind, nothing but a direct route into the interior of the cosmic mystery, where in the alternation between inhaling and exhaling, between heaven and earth, between Yin and Yang, holiness is forever being created.”

Hermann Hesse, “The Glass Beads Game“


Yaroslav Gerzhedovich, “Sphere Landscape”

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4 thoughts on “Primal Knowledge

  1. I am happy my post has found its way to your dream well. Thank you. I like your point about never being able to explain the symbols away. The mystery is always veiled.


    1. My pleasure! I hope that readers of this blog will discover yours and enjoy it as much as I do. For anyone interested in symbols, the subconscious and the mythic power of dreams, your writings are an invaluable resource!


  2. Found this very interesting.


  3. this is interesting and highly informative


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