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The Archetype of the Womb

I was so inspired to see the article on the womb in the emagazine since i was simultaneously uploading a post about the Archetype of the Womb to my blog that i decided to add it to my journal as an entry as well:

this is part on of a longer series. more entries to come in future weeks. to see the entry with illustrations go to:

The Archetype of the Womb
Part 1
Theresa C. Dintino

Once there was the archetype of a nurturing womb. It offered comfort and assurance. This archetype was a strong and persistent one that lived in the collective human psyche. The loss of this powerful archetype leaves us with a deep sense of isolation and disconnection. These fears drive us, continually leading us in the wrong direction—away from a return to the Archetype of the Womb.

The Archetype of the Womb is that of the container—contained space. Within this alchemical space transmutation occurs.

We often envision ourselves sitting on the outside of an unprotected planet in a dangerous solar system within a meaningless universe. Because of this, we feel acutely alone, at risk and profoundly vulnerable. This is not the truth of our existence.

We are held within countless containers of safety. The earth, our mother, created a variety of systems to enclose us within layers of protection while remaining interactive with our local solar system. The atmosphere and magnetosphere are but two examples of systems created by the earth which repel asteroids and other space debris as well as harmful radiation while allowing other, beneficial matter and light in. Similarly the heliosphere of the sun encloses and holds the solar system within a contained, protected space while interacting with the galaxy as a whole. Layer upon layer of womb membranes, permeable yet protective, surround and enclose us. This more accurately describes the truth of our existence.

It is time to welcome the Archetype of the Womb, the archetype of connectedness, back into our collective consciousness.

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