In this, Jung took the view from Jewish magic that ‘guardian angels’ could be pretty much the same thing as one’s daimon.
As Dr Liz Greene reminds us, not only was Carl Jung very familiar with Ficino’s work, but he relied on it extensively in his own work in the Liber Novus.
The primary text of Alexandrian Hermeticism is known as the Corpus Hermeticum, which itself is a collection of 17 different primarily philosophical treatises written in Greek in 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.
In line with the Persian philosophers whom he had studied, Corbin identified the human imagination as ‘an autonomous world of intermediaries, the mundus imaginals, where visions, apparitions, angels, and hierarchies occurred independently of any perceiving subject’.
Jung’s work with magic and astrology demonstrates not only is there a place for esoteric traditions in modern science but also if we are to become all that we as men and women can be an important link must be made between irrationalism and progressive rationalism.
The upshot of this is that some people are neither cut out for astrology – be they practitioners, students, or clients. In such instances, they ought to leave astrology alone.
It goes something like this – now with the benefit of astrology, I know a little bit what to expect and that somehow makes everything worse.
So to get on with your career, must you choose between being a fake or a failure? Professor Ibarra says absolutely not!
In those prior lifetimes, she developed (or adopted) an inflated – or haughty – sense of self that will all too easily slip back into play during this lifetime if she’s not careful.
You might say that I sacrificed myself – my solar essence – to keep the peace. That probably isn’t far from wrong, from what I’ve experienced in this, my present, incarnation.