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Crossing of the First Threshold

Jacob Guerin's avatar Jacob Guerin

Using a Combination of dream imagery, comparative mythology, and meditation I have created a scene depicting the beginning stage of my process of individuation. This crossing of the first threshold shows the yet unrealized hero descending into the unknown to reconcile the dissociation between his conscious and unconscious mind. The characters are personifications of unconscious contents that the ego/hero will need to face and overcome in order to achieve the highest of archetypes known as the self.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3'
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Width: 18'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 8'