"What is a City? - above all else a theater of social action.” (Lewis Mumford)
"As the city developed, the democratic habits of the village would be often carried into its heretofore specialized activities, with a constant rotation of human functions and civic duties, and with a full participation by each citizen in every aspect of the common life. This…opened up virgin territories of mind and spirit… The result was not merely a torrential outpouring of ideas and images in drama, poetry, sculpture, painting, logic, mathematics, and philosophy; but a collective life more highly energized, more heightened in its capacity for esthetic expression and rational evaluation… It is art, culture, and political purpose, not numbers, that define a city" (Lewis Mumford, The City in History, p. 124f)
Rua Nova dos Mercadores in Lissabon, unknown painter, photo by Ruth E. Bubb
Philemon - a dreamed reality; Psyche & the City - Montreal book launch; Susan Bostrom-Wong, Jungian analyst and painter; Hagit Shahal, painter; Sonia Shalit, ceramist; Eliaz Slonim, painter; Bernard X Bovasso, painter and poet; Soul Violin; the book of symbols; Mira Raman, painter; Benjamin Shiff; Yoram Bouzaglo
Yoram Bouzaglo - photographer, artist
Philemon - a dreamed reality
Philemon was a figure that appeared to Jung in a dream in 1913. He has lent his name to the Philemon foundation, which has made Jung's Red Book available.
The Book of Symbols
The Archives for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) has published this beautiful book of symbols. For a preview, please click here
Mira Raman's The Fifth Day, from her Genesis series of paintings, appears on the cover of the ebook "Will Fishes Fly in Aquarius- Or Will They Drown in the Bucket?" (Fisher King Press, 2011)
You can see more of her paintings at Mira Raman Art.
Psyche & the City - Montreal book launch
Bernard X Bovasso, painter and poet
Here is a painting I dreamed during 1958 at a time when I was writing to Dr. Jung. In The dream it appeared as a painting hanging in a gallery. When I awoke i copied it brush stroke for brush stroke. I call it my soteriological painting with Eve, Mother Israel and Mary.
If you would like to read more about this painting, please click here
NEW BOOK:Poems: Brief Intervals: ROBB: A Gnostical Closet Drama In Two Acts
by Bernard X Bovasso
The Poetry section of the book makes frequent use of the fictional fiery dragon traditionally wrought as both a serpent and a bird in its relation to the fictional nature of a virgin that represents a pure or immanent form of potential. But such mythogenic poems share space with poems of a comely nature and often in parody mocking a modern way of life. This would follow in the American tradition known as “Dark Rromanticism” exemplified by Melville and Poe and running, as such, counter to the Transcendental idealism of Emerson that was more concerned with the implementation of a perfect social structure by way of communes and later defined as Socialism. The Dark Romanticists, by contrast emphasized the inner experience of the sublime as defined by Edmund Burke composed in fear and dread.
The second half of the book in its dramatic form starts out with a noir circumstances but finally resolves in a “happy ending” where Agape love is transformed into love as Eros. In that case the play begins in Death and ends in Life representing the dual personality of its protagonist known as the Painter Robb and his double, the philosopher Prof. Borr, both situated in their mutual afterlife interlude.
Although Bernard X Bovasso is essentially a painter and poet, he has published three works in the subjects of Psychology and Ontology for AuthorHouse Pub:
1):The Polyimagical Realm:
2):The Masculine Mysteries:
Front cover illustration by the author.
Back Cover Text: “The present work combines two different forms but of similar content: a poetic form and a dramatic form noted as “closet” drama because intended for reading rather than a staged production. In both cases erotic content is presented in allusion to a variety of metaphors overlapped in the erotic play of opposites. Any literal erotic content is thus ambivalent insofar as the sublime aspect of coniunctio competes with its common and familiar demonstrations."
Eliaz Slonim, painter
you find more of Eliaz's paintings at the wonderland of the artist
Sonia Shalit, Ceramist
The Ra'anana Municipality has acquired four pieces by Sonia Shalit for a permanent exhibition of her works in the Ra'anana City Hall. This is one of the pieces, spring 2010:
The sculpture Manima by Sonia Shalit appears on the cover of Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return, and in the Jung Journal: Psyche and Culture, February 2010
Susan Bostrom-Wong, Jungian analyst and painter
Take a tour of Susan Bostrom-Wong's exceptional paintings, where you find, among many exceptional works of hers, the painting Susan provided for the cover of the book Enemy, Cripple & Beggar:
If you look closely, you find layers of images embedded in the human figure of this fine painting. As with the human shadow, perhaps Emerging represents our need to look within to find the vital symbols and hidden aspects of our evolving selves.
Hagit Shahal's works are found in numerous collections in Israel and abroad, among them:
The Israel Museum collection, Jerusalem
The National Museum of Slovakia, Bratislava
Israel Discount Bank collection
The Joseph Hackmey Collection, Tel Aviv
David Louis collection– Royal Beach Hotel, Eilat
Ran Rahav collection, Savyon
See more of Hagit's portraits and paintings