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Super Moon

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July 2014 Super Moon as seen in Elrose, SK.

July 2014 Super Moon as seen in Elrose, SK.

We stayed up later than our usual hour for bedtime in order to get an opportunity to see the Super Moon. I had hoped that it would appear over our skies here in Elrose earlier in the evening as it provides me with the best light for photographing the moon. Regardless, our wait was worth it when the moon finally appeared.

Now, why is it that the moon grabs our attention so much? Science should have, long ago, dispelled the mystery that continues to surround this hunk of rock that circle our planet, the Earth. Yet, in spite of our scientific efforts and the data accumulated over the years, we humans still fall under the spell of something we simply can’t understand.

There is something about this moon that reaches into our psyche ignoring our thin skin of consciousness into an inner darkness, or shadow universe where it is strangely “at home.” Yet, that “at home” sensation is discomforting. We both resist for the sake of our sanity, and get pulled in, like an ocean’s tide, to the nether world of night. And in fear, we close our eyes, beg for sleep and the sanity of morning sunshine and light.

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Written by Robert G. Longpré

July 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Posted in Jungian Psychology

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  1. As a “Cancer” I am quite partial to the Moon.
    I have recently purchased a book all about the Moon. I want to get more in touch with the prosaic / science aspects of it.

    Urspo

    July 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm


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