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… the forest, the place where we are when we are lost, and it is where we need to go in order to find ourselves …

Jean Shinoda

 

SigfriDO, Act. II

Siegfried arrives at the forest, at the cave where Fáfner the dragon is, with the intention of defeating the legendary beast. While waiting for his appearance, “he comfortably accommodates himself under a lime tree” and quickly “abandons himself in a silent reverie” …

“He reclines and observes the branches of the trees, enchanted by the murmurs of the forest” …

Sigfrido, Richard Wagner, 1857

 

In Wagner’s epic, the forests of the Ring of the Nibelung are inhabited by dwarves, giants who are dark forces … and above all, inhabits the fate of Siegfried. The forest reveals its mission with their voices and has a “dawn” effect on the hero.

According to Carl Jung the forest, the sea and the space of the labyrinth are considered as symbols of the unconscious, or rather, represent the “fear to the unconscious”.

The trip to the forest leads us to knowledge and harmony with ourselves …

Beauty repairs.