JOURNEY — Finding our way
In this section the path or way forward (and back) is discussed, but from a more practical or applied perspective. Like the difference between studying alchemy and doing alchemy, this section begins to walk you through the real life and imaginal considerations of diving into Jung's art-based approach. Jung (2009) said that “there is only one way and that is your way” (p. 125), and here the navigation of the process is introduced to begin to map out your journey, orienting to the descent into the underworld and the unconscious. This map orients you to both time and space as well as the center and periphery. Orienting both within and without, the way is physical and psychological. It is a way of the body and the body of art.
It is about ART and Nature...a way that Jung embodied in different ways and throughout The Red Bok as a Tree
"Individuation is a natural process. It is what makes a tree turn into a tree; if it is interfered with, then it becomes sick and cannot function as a tree, but left to itself it develops into a tree. That is individuation" (Jung, 1977, p. 210) This tree grew throughout Jung's Opus and throughout his life as the tree of life. It grows in us as well.
“Man becomes through the principum individuationis. He strives for absolute individuality, through which he ever increasingly concentrates." C. G. Jung