Psyche & Symbol – Dionysian Unconscious: Destroy and Create New Life

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Joseph Campbell looks at the worship of Dionysos and its connection to the upwelling of the energy of nature and life from the unconscious into the conscious mind, as well as its association with the earlier worship of the Great Goddess.

For more on the Dionsysian vs. the Apollonian modes of consciousness, see Joseph Campbell’s Mythos: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition (jcf.org/works/mythos-series) or Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (jcf.org/works/titles/goddesses)