Friday, February 11, 2011

Imagine your night sea journey constructively

Alison Blaine writes about "The Night Sea Journey" for world history and religion teachers. Her post includes a quote by Carl Jung and she references Thomas Moore's Dark Nights of the Soul, including Moore's suggestion:
"Imagine that your dark mood, or the external source of your suffering, is a large, living container in which you are held captive. But this container is moving, getting somewhere, taking you to where you need to go. You may not like the situation you're in, but it would help if you imagined it constructively."
The post concludes, "I like Moore's explanation for potential use in the classroom because it is relatable and lends authority to the point that sacred histories reflect the human psyche and can be read symbolically, not just literally."