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Book: Red Book, Middle Way

Chapter: Embodied Meaning and the Scholars

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40409


The recognition of meaning as embodied (as developed by Lakoff and Johnson), and thus as not divisible into the traditional cognitive v emotive dichotomy, is implicit throughout the Red Book. Heights rely on depths that are found in embodied experience. This Parallels the Buddha’s recognition of embodiment when he abandoned asceticism. The falsity of the dichotomy is dramatized by Jung’s encounters with the repressed scholar and his hidden daughter, and with the scholar-hermit Ammonius.

Chapter Contributors

  • Robert Ellis ( - rmellis) 'Middle Way Society'