Earth as Symbol in the Unconscious

I was recently reading Marie Louise von Franz, the grand dame of Jungian analytical psychology. In her book The Puer Aeternus, she analyzes images of the Earth in Saint-Exupery's book, The Little Prince, saying,

Earth is the will to live and the acceptance of life.
 This little gem seemed like it could find a place in this conversation.


  1. Intriguing to consider "acceptance" of life in the context of Babalu-Aye. It seems one would do well to accept the hardships of life, the gravel on the path as it were...perhaps in doing so we invite a walk *with* Babalu-Aye rather than a run-in with him.

    Thank you for including this perspective.


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