In the midst of everyday struggle we hope for enlightenment and some kind of release. In our prayer and meditation we hope for fulfilling ordinary life. Jung always taught that these two, anima and animus, are capable of a mystical wedding, the heiros gamos, a divine union. But it is not an easy marriage to effect. Spirit tends to to shoot off in it's own ambition, fanaticism, fundamentalism, and perfectionism. Soul gets stuck in its soupy moods, impossible relationships, and obsessive preoccupations. For the marriage to take place, each has to learn to appreciate the other and to be affected by the other - spirits lofty aims tempered by the souls lowly limitations, soul's unconsciousness stirred by ideas and imagination.
Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 258
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