Soaring through the sky in an airplane, as June Singer writes in the opening of her 1974 masterwork "Androgyny," is nothing to fear. Flying is being "suspended in the universe," she writes. "Since the universe is universal, therefore everywhere, I cannot fall out of it."
Here is Singer's primer on the founding of cosmic love, from the chapter titled "Androgyny as Guiding Principle of the New Age":
The idea of the Divine Androgyne is a consequence of the concept that Ultimate Being consists of a unity-totality. Within this unity-totality are seen to exist all the conjoined pairs of opposites at all levels of potentiality. Creation occurs when the cosmogonic egg is broken. Then the world is born. Or it occurs when male and female, having been incorporated in one spherical body, are separated by the supreme power of creation. Cosmic energy is generated by the surge of longing in each one of the two for the other.
Singer, who died in 2004, was a Jungian analyst whose great ambition was to break through the final barrier in Freudian and Jungian theory -- the liberated sexual psyche. Her "new theory on sexuality" was published more than 30 years ago.
Jung is in the air. Here is the richly rendered New York Times magazine piece on his mythical "red book," and an NYT review of the book's exhibition currently on view at Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan.