Episode 142 – The Archetype of the Divine Child: Light Reborn

Dec 17, 2020

Madonna and Child by an anonymous Northern Italian Artist

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be unto all people.

Luke 2:10

The divine child appears when least expected, new potential born from the womb of the unconscious. Helpless and blessed and against all reason, the divine child represents the creative union of opposites that births a new beginning. Every new beginning is a divine child, and mythological revelations since ancient times greet new psychic potential with awe and adoration. Miraculous birth signals initiation into individuation, and the preordained destiny of sacred and heroic figures across cultures and through time is also our own.

The lives of Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Heracles, Horus and Ganesha portray a Guiding Self sustaining them through the hard human work of growing toward wholeness. Jung says, “You open the gates of the soul to let the dark flood of chaos flow into your order and meaning. If you marry the ordered to the chaos you produce the divine child, the supreme meaning…” 

Here’s the dream we analyzed:

“I am perched high on a cliff looking down on a horrifyingly beautiful sight. There is a rugged coastline with clear blue water that is inexplicably and immensely deep immediately at the shoreline. Just off the shoreline there are monstrously large (dinosaur comes to mind) sea creatures resembling otherworldly breeds of whale and shark that appear to be dead- floating perfectly still and suspended in the deep, clear water.”


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1 Comment

  1. Todd

    I think that the “baby du jour” is Baby Yoda….in the new Star Wars serial “Mandolorian.” Yoda of course was the great master of the Jedi order, master of Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi and represented the conscious center of the force (now long dead at this time in the saga). He lived to be about millennium …far longer than all other beings. Baby Yoda is the new perhaps reincarnated Yoda which calls to mind alot of what mystics and even Jung have been saying that we are the verge of a new Aion..and are moving to a new consciousness…. a process that would take hundreds of years. Edinger said Jung said 600? Perhaps that is apocryphal….


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