This image is part of a sequence which symbolically depicts the regeneration of Izdubar. The entire sequence depicts the rebirth of God in Jung’s soul, and represents a renewal of life and vitality.
In the Rig Veda, hiranyagarbha was the primal seed from which Brahma was born. In Jung’s copy of vol. 32 of the Sacred Books of the East (Vedic Hymns) the only section that is cut is the opening one, a hymn “To the Unknown God.” This begins “In the beginning there arose the Golden Child (Hiranyagarbha): as soon as born, he alone was the lord of all that is. He established the earth and this
heave: – Who is the God to whom we shall offer sacrifice?” (p.1). In Jung’s copy
of the Upanishads in the Sacred Books of the East, there is a piece of paper inserted near page 311 of the Maitrâyana-Brâhmana-Upanishad, a passage describing the Self, which begins, “And the same Self is also called…Hiranyagarbha” (vol. 15, pt. 2)
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TRANSLATION OF IMAGE TEXT :
“Come to us, we who are willing from our own will.
Come to us, we who understand you from our own spirit.
Come to us, we who will warm you at our own fire.
Come to use, we who will heal you with our own at. …”
Come to us, we who will produce you out of our own body.
Come, child, to father and mother.”