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(2011) Re-symbolization of the self, Dordrecht, Springer.

Personality and consciousness

Inna Semetsky

pp. 49-60

It seems that Tarot symbolism speaks to us clearly only when addressed from the perspective of the Jungian archetypes of the collective unconscious or viewed as the existential discovery of being through myths. Noddings (1993a) is adamant that existential questions are the central issues in life and 'should form the organizing backbone" (1993a, p. 8) of education counter to the traditional curriculum with its "rigid boundaries between subject matters [that] makes learning fragmentary" (1993a, p. 8). There are many ways to address the existential problems pertaining to the meaning of life and human moral development; in fact Noddings comments on the Neoplatonic "principle of plentitude, espoused by many thinkers' (1993a, p. 9) not unlike the plentitude of experiences awaiting the Fool in his archetypal journey through the symbolism of Tarot pictures and images addressed in the previous chapter.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6091-421-8_5

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Semetsky, I. (2011). Personality and consciousness, in Re-symbolization of the self, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 49-60.

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