When Heroes Leave

". . . in the myth Ariadne and Dionysus are wed, symbolizing an inner marriage of the positive masculine and the conscious feminine. When these two aspects of ourselves come together within, we arrive at new wholeness, new completion. As C. G. Jung taught, 'Wholeness . . . is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one's being, but by integration of the contraries.' A woman who finds this integration can assume her own authority as a woman."