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Published in Jungian Analysis, Papers

Caves of the Paleolithic

Shamanistic Rituals and Techniques of Ecstasy

In my late teens, I reluctantly agreed to go and visit the caves of Lascaux. Nothing could have prepared me for that profoundly moving experience. As I entered the caves, the silence inhabited me; I was in awe. Now, I contemplate these paintings as I would universal sources of lyric poetry, or, as a reflection of the deep abiding archetypal source of form in the human mind.

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