Jungian Lights on Sri Aurobindo’s “Savitri”: A Myth for our Time

Sri Aurobindo was a master yogi and visionary and wrote brilliantly in various areas of culture. He considered himself to be primarily a poet by vocation. His poetry found its apotheosis in the epic poem, Savitri, a work in excess of 23,000 lines. The principal theme involves the heroine, Savitri’s, descent into the realm of the Lord of Death in order to release her mate, Satyavan, and to return together with him into life. The poem, in fact, is about the essential nature of many aspects of spiritual, psychological and even physical realities.

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