BOW DOWN — The New Religion
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of anything] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is]in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting iniquity” Exodus 20:4
Jung (1923) believed that images of animals, nature, creative fantasy, and “primitive” or primordial humanity were edited out of the bible and these are themes that run throughout The Red Book’s pages—a book which Jung’s soul described as “the new religion and its proclamation” (Shamdasani, 2009, p. 61). Shamdasani (2013) described the images of the The Red Book as Jung’s iconography and in creating your own book of the soul’s images you will likewise give birth to a new and evolving (living) iconography of the soul.
"The word religio comes from religere, according to the ancient view, and not from the patristic religare, the former means "to consider or observe carefully." C. G. Jung