Overcoming the Dragon
Slay or tame?
In human lore, different ways of defeating or overcoming the dragon can be found. The youthful hero slays it with his sword (for example, the legend of George, the dragon slayer). The female way is the gentler one. According to the legend Saint Martha tamed the dreaded dragon of Tarascon by singing songs to him. Thereupon he followed her gently like a puppy. This is a vivid image for the integration of the shadow.
The dragon in its collective dimension is equated in the Bible with the devil and Satan(Revelation 20:2).
The spiritual path: Activation of loving consciousness
Awareness and the third eye
As mentioned, it is important to integrate the unconscious, which draws attention to itself through physical reactions, i.e. to perceive it lovingly with the conscious mind (see above). Jesus made this statement:
The light of the body is thine eye: if thine eye be clear, thy whole body is light; but if it be evil, thy body is dark. See then that the light that is in you is not darkness. If therefore thy whole body be light, and have no dark part, it shall be all light, as when the lamp lighteth thee with her beam.