“In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman. The sun tanned his light shoulders by the banks of the river when bathing, performing the sacred ablutions, the sacred offerings.”
Understanding Our Origins
Every story has a beginning. Every hero runs from a shadow, inevitably pulled by the light. In today’s depth psychology analysis, Dr. Tom explores the origin of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, laying the ground for the journey this simple prince of Brahmins would undertake to realize his potential. Join me as we navigate the depths of the psyche, the shadow, and the pull of God’s light as it moves us to realize what is most important, the man or woman we seek to become.