MEMOIR LOGO CONCEPT: The aleph and a Sufi mystic inspired my creation and design of the syzygy logo, which I initially based on the symbolism of the yin and yang.

But the concept expanded when I first saw the aleph in Judith Cornell’s    
Mandala Healing Kit, My inexplicable attraction to it led me to incorporate it into my logo before I knew what it meant. 

I later read that the “Aleph (the first letter of the sacred Hebrew alphabet) embodies the primordial, divine potential of the universe. ... Aleph contains all the universe’s potential and all of its emptiness   simultaneously. Aleph represents a dynamic process of movement from unity to diversity and back to unity,” Jennifer Judelsohn, Songs of Creation.

And the  mystic poet Rumi inspired me to use the fire and water concept after I read The  Question.  Here is an excerpt:  

“The presence is there in front of me. A fire on the left, a lovely stream on the right.

One group walks toward the fire, into the fire. Another toward the sweet flowing water.

No one knows which are blessed and which are not.

Whoever walks into the fire appears suddenly in the stream. 

A head goes under water, and that head pokes out of the fire.”

LOGO ART: Cropped fire and water images from Free Images

LOTUS LOGO: In spiritual and religious literature, “the lotus is a symbol for the macrocosm and the microcosm, the universe and man. The lotus represents the divinity of the cosmos as well as the divinity of man. 

The lotus is the center of the infinite, omnipresent consciousness which connects with the consciousness of the universe. Through the intuition, one of man’s divine gifts, the spiritual student can see the infinite, omnipresent consciousness as the lotus flower within himself.” 

LOTUS ART: Courtesy 
Homestead, my website service provider. (Temporary art while I design of my own lotus logo.)

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Sources & resources add dimensions to journey
The following entries provide links to Internet resources to enhance your experience and to provide support and/or supplementary information. 

Berg, Rabbi. Wheels of a Soul: Reincarnation. New York: The Kabbalah Learning Centre, 1995.

Buhler, Rich. Pain and Pretending: You Can Be Set Free from the Hurts of the Past. Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers (acquired by HarperCollins), 1988.  

Campbell, Joseph (with Bill Moyers). The Power of Myth. New York: Doubleday, 1988.

Conway, Jill Ker. When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Cornell, Judith.  The Mandala Healing KitThe Mandala Universe. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2005.

Edinger, Edward F. The Creation of Consciousness: Jung’s Myth for Modern Man. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1984.

Estés, Clarissa PinkolaWomen Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. New York: Ballantine, 1992. 

Hall, James A. Jungian Dream Interpretation: A Handbook of Theory and PracticeToronto: Inner City Books, 1983.

Jacobi, Jolande. Complex Archetype Symbol in the Psychology of C. G. Jung. Ralph Manheim, trans. Bollingen Series. New York: Princeton UP, 1959.

Jung, Carl. Man and His Symbols. New York: Doubleday, 1964.

Keirsey, DavidPlease Understand Me II: Temperament, Character & Intelligence. Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, 1998.

Keirsey, David, and Marilyn Bates. Please Understand Me: Character & Temperament Types. Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis Books. Copyright © 1978, David Keirsey & Marilyn Bates. Copyright © 1984 Gnosology 
Books Ltd.   

McCants, Glynis. Glynis Has Your Number: Discover What Life Has in Store for You Through the Power of Numerology!  New York: Hyperion, 2005.

McKay, Matthew and Patrick Fanning. Kirk Johnson, ed. Self-Esteemchap. 9, “Responding to Criticism,” subtitle, “The Myth of Reality: A TV Screen in Every Head,” p. 187. Saint Martin’s Paperbacks, New Harbinger Publications, 1987. 

Mellin, LaurelThe Pathway: Follow the Road to Health and Happiness. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

Moss, RobertConscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life. New York: Random House, 1996. 

Myss, CarolineSacred Contracts: Awakening your Divine Potential. New York: Harmony Books, 2001.

———. Archetype Cards. Hay House, 2003.  

Neuharth, Dan. If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.

Read, Sir Herbert, et al, eds. R. F. C. Hull, trans. Collected Works of C. G. Jung. Bollingen Series XX, v, 11. “A Psychological Approach to the Trinity.” New York, Princeton UP, 1969. 

von Franz, Marie-Louise. The Classic Jungian and The Classic Jungian Tradition. Toronto, Inner City Books, 2008. 

———. C. G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time. Toronto, Inner City Books, 1998.

Watts, Alan WMyth and Ritual in Christianity. Boston: Beacon Press, 1968.

———. The Wisdom of InsecurityA Message for an Age of Anxiety. New York: Vintage Books, 1951. 

Whitmont, Edward C. The Symbolic Quest. New York: Princeton UP, 1978.

Wilhelm /Baynes (trans). The I Ching (or Book of Changes). Bollingen Series XIX, 1950, 1967. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1977. Out of print. Foreword by Carl Gustav Jung.   

Woodman, MarionAddiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1982.

———. Sitting by the Well: Bringing the Feminine to Consciousness through Language, Dreams, and Metaphor. Audio Series. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 1998.

Zukav, GaryThe Seat of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.

YouTube Videos Add Faces, Voices to the Written Word
C. G. Jung: Face to Face—The John Freeman Interview (1959) 
Provided by ALARMclock

Carl Jung: The Wisdom of the Dream, A Life of Dreams, Part 1  
Carl Jung: The Wisdom of the Dream, Inheritance of Dreams, Part 2  
Carl Jung: The Wisdom of the Dream, A World of Dreams, Part 3  
Produced by PBS. Shared by Todd W.

The Way of the Dream, Vols. 1–4 
Marie-Louise von Franz in Conversation with Fraser Boa 
Provided by Jean-Paul Opperman

Also access many more links to resources in Source Notes.
“If you think of God as the Dreamgiver—Jung calls it the Self . . . . for him the Self has the two energies, masculine and feminine, and it is the Divine that guides the dream process . . . keeps us in touch with our own path and therefore the path of the entire universe.”
“Mandala in Sanskrit means sacred circle. ... creating mandalas was [used] as a meditation device to awaken to one's true immortal Self by redirecting the outflowing creative energies of the spiritual seeker inward and upward through the spine and toward the center of the "mandala light," or what is known as the spiritual eye.”
Marion Woodman
Judith Cornell

Inner City Books strives to keep the ideas and applications of Jungian psychology accessible so that you and I might enjoy the opportunity of exploring the great works of Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Marion Woodman, James A. Hall, Edward F. Edinger, and Daryl Sharp, to name just a few.

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