"In the fairy tale, it is the image of the 'mystical wedding' of the prince who finds his princess; in Siegfried, of the prince who finds eternal bride. It signifies the union between man's conscious mind and the hidden powers of his soul. Formerly, this union, if it took place in full consciousness, was considered the beginning of true humanity, since without it man knows neither himself nor the purpose of his life."
Source: FOR FREEDOM DESTINED: MYSTERIES OF MAN'S EVOLUTION IN THE MYTHOLOGY OF WAGNER'S RING OPERAS AND PARSIFAL, Pages: 48
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