PATHWAY — Finding Your Own Way
In The Red Book Jung (2009) said, “Woe betide those who live by way of example,” adding that “There is only one way and that is your way,” (p. 125). A direct or gnostic revelation is required in this art-based process, because “If you live according to an example, you thus live the life of that example, but who should live your own life if not yourself? So live yourselves” (p. 125).
This is a fundamental key and truth of this art-based approach: each person should create and view in their own way as they are called by their soul and the soul. For this is not Jung’s methodology so much as it is that of the soul—his soul, your soul, and the soul that transcends and contains these distinctions. This section helps with information to understand Jung’s example and also find your own way.
“Certainly a painting can be reductionistically described by its physical properties only: its shape, the paint, t he design, and so forth. But every artwork that exists is both an individual thing, a whole unto itself, and simultaneously a part of the matrix of forces that brought it into being.” Alex Grey