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The sun’s penis



Type of Spiritual Experience


The man concerned was ill mentally, but he is using nodding and bobbing as well as reverse REM [blinking] and sunlight

A description of the experience

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious – C G Jung

One day I found the patient standing at the window, wagging his head and blinking into the sun.  He told me to do the same, for then I would see something very interesting.  When I asked him what he saw, he was astonished that I could see nothing and said “  Surely you see the sun's penis – when I move my head to and fro, it moves too and that is where the wind comes from”

Naturally I did not understand this strange idea in the least, but I made a note of it.  Then about four years later, during my mythological studies, I came upon a book by the late Albrecht Dieterich [Eine Mithrasliturgie] , the well known philologist which threw light on the 'fantasy'.  The work, published in 1910, deals with a Greek papyrus in the Biblioteque National, Paris.  Dieterich believed he had discovered a Mithraic ritual in one part of the text

Draw breath from the rays, draw in three times as strongly as you can and you will feel yourself raised up and walking towards the height, and you will seem to be in the middle of the aerial region.......  The path of the invisible gods will appear through the  disc of the sun, which is god my father.  Likewise the so called tube, the origin of the ministering wind.  For you will see hanging down from the disc of the sun something that looks like a tube.  And towards the regions westward it is as though there were an infinite east wind.  But if the other wind should prevail towards the regions of the east, you will in like manner see the vision veering in that direction

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items



Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Reverse REM
Stimulation of trigger points