Map of the Cumaean Sibyl


I have always been fascinated by the psychological wisdom ensconced just below the surface of the Aeneid, the Iliad and Odyssey. And I was particularly struck by the Sibyl’s warning to Aeneas who employed her prophetic services before his descent into the underworld to visit his dead father Anchises. Basically, she described the danger of any psychic journey into the unconscious: Getting there is easy, but the journey back to the mundane world is often extremely difficult and fraught with many dangers. These photographs are a visualization of that journey.