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 §410 "The tree is frequently called the "​inverted tree" ( //arbor inversa// )."\\ <fc green>​There is some discussion here of the Cabala'​s Sefiroth as a symbolic tree of life and as a symbol of man.</​fc>​ §410 "The tree is frequently called the "​inverted tree" ( //arbor inversa// )."\\ <fc green>​There is some discussion here of the Cabala'​s Sefiroth as a symbolic tree of life and as a symbol of man.</​fc>​
  
-§413 "In Hindu literature the tree grows from above downwards, whereas in alchemy (at least according to the pictures) it grows from below upwards. ​ In East and West alike, the tree symbolises a living process as well as a process of enlightenment,​ which, though it may be grasped by the intellect, should not be confused with it."+§413 "In Hindu literature the tree grows from above downwards, whereas in alchemy (at least according to the pictures) it grows from below upwards.  ...Figure 27 in my picture series contains the same motif, and indeed the upthrusting stalks of asparagus are a graphic representation of the way previously unconscious contents push into consciousness.  In East and West alike, the tree symbolises a living process as well as a process of enlightenment,​ which, though it may be grasped by the intellect, should not be confused with it."
  
 §414 "It is clear from this that the life of the tree represents the opus, which as we know coincides with the seasons.<​fc red><​sup>​22</​sup></​fc> ​ The fact that the fruits appear in the spring and the flowers in the autumn may be connected with the motif of reversal (arbor inversa!) and the //opus contra naturam// .\\ <fc red><​sup>​22</​sup></​fc><​sub>​The opus begins in the spring, when the conditions are most favourable (cf. "​Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon,"​ supra, pars. 190ff.) and the "​element of the stone is most abundant"​ (Ventura, //Theartr. chem// ., II, 1659, p.253). ​ The relation of the opus to the zodiac is shown in //​[[collected_works:​cw12|Psychology and Alchemy]]// , Fig. 92.</​sub>​ §414 "It is clear from this that the life of the tree represents the opus, which as we know coincides with the seasons.<​fc red><​sup>​22</​sup></​fc> ​ The fact that the fruits appear in the spring and the flowers in the autumn may be connected with the motif of reversal (arbor inversa!) and the //opus contra naturam// .\\ <fc red><​sup>​22</​sup></​fc><​sub>​The opus begins in the spring, when the conditions are most favourable (cf. "​Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon,"​ supra, pars. 190ff.) and the "​element of the stone is most abundant"​ (Ventura, //Theartr. chem// ., II, 1659, p.253). ​ The relation of the opus to the zodiac is shown in //​[[collected_works:​cw12|Psychology and Alchemy]]// , Fig. 92.</​sub>​