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. The phenomenon undoubtedly exists, but the theory of it does not seem to me so simple. Share with your friends. Infinitely long paths, paved with thousands of thick volumes, lead from one specialization to another. Just as the concrete world has expanded from the limitedness of the ancient outlook to the immeasurable diversity of our modern outlook, the world of intellectual possibilities has developed to unfathomable diversity. . ~C.G. [Definitions,” CW 6, par. In this conviction the sun pursues its course to the unforeseen zenith-unforeseen, because its career is unique and individual, and the culminating point could not be calculated in advance. ~”General Aspects of Dream Psychology” (1916). Mythological research calls them ‘motifs’; in the psychology of primitives they correspond to Levy-Bruhl’s concept of “representations collectives,” and in the field of comparative religion they have been defined by Hubert and Mauss as ‘categories of the imagination’… My thesis, then, is as follows: In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. Carl Jung considered spirituality a central part of the human journey and had a deep appreciation of our creative life. Quotes & Sayings; Quotes by Topics; People Quotes; Time Quotes; No Result Seeing that at least half our psychic existence is passed in that realm, and that consciousness acts upon our nightly life just as much as the unconscious overshadows our daily life, it would seem all the more incumbent on medical psychology to sharpen its senses by a systematic study of dreams. Time and again the alchemists reiterate that the opus proceeds from the one and leads back to the one, that it is a sort of circle like a dragon biting its own tail. Even so, careful analysis will never rely too much on technical rules; the danger of deception and suggestion is too great. Today’s men need a large slice of death, since too much incorrectness lives in them, and too much correctness died in them. What right have we then to depreciate imagination? ~”The Aims of Psychotherapy” (1931). But if you pay close attention, you will see that the most masculine man has a feminine soul, and the most feminine woman has a masculine soul. ~C.G. In this I agree with the devil. • The same knowledge, formulated differently to suit the age they lived in, was possessed by the Gnostics. The acceptance of femininity leads to completion. We take our stand simply and solely on the facts, recognizing that the archetypal structure of the unconscious will produce, over and over again and irrespective of tradition, those figures which reappear in the history of all epochs and all peoples, and will endow them with the same significance and numinosity that have been theirs from the beginning. P.578, • As a doctor it is my task to help the patient to cope with life. The one is destined for damnation and death, and the other will rise up. The dream will then have a collective meaning, a meaning which is the common property of mankind. – Psychological Types (1921). You must do this for my sake.” For an equilibrium does in fact exist between the psychic ego and non-ego, and that equilibrium is a religion a “careful consideration” of ever-present unconscious forces which we neglect at our peril. P.1013 We are crucified between the opposites and delivered up to the torture until this third reconciling takes shape. These aptitudes can be shown to be inherited instincts and preformed patterns, the latter being the a priori and formal conditions of apperception that are based on instinct. ~The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious p.42-43, • We must now turn to the question of how the existence of archetypes can be proved. . In CW 7: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology. Jung. In eliciting the meaning he will involuntarily be guided by certain presuppositions, and it depends very much on the scrupulousness and honesty of the investigator whether he gains something by his interpretation or perhaps only becomes still more deeply entangled in his mistakes. In CW 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche. All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. . I cannot presume to pass judgment on his final decisions, because I know from experience that all coercion-be it suggestion, insinuation, or any other method of persuasion-ultimately proves to be nothing but an obstacle to the highest and most decisive experience of all, which is to be alone with his own self, or whatever else one chooses to call the objectivity of the psyche. This is beyond words.” . . [Ibid. Carl Gustav Jung (2009). 835.]. . The whole dreamwork is essentially subjective, and a dream is a theatre in which the dreamer is himself the scene, the player, the prompter, the producer, the author, the public, and the critic. Secondly, a typology is a great help in understanding the wide variations that occur among individuals, and it also furnishes a clue to the fundamental differences in the psychological theories now current. In CW 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche. And then only specialists will remain. ~”Psychology and Religion” (1938). is of fundamental importance in human life and . Move fast! The pitifulness of this vacuous nonentity goes to his heart (I speak here as a man), and one is tempted to say that this constitutes the whole “mystery” of woman. P.543, • An ancient adept has said: “If the wrong man uses the right means, the right means work in the wrong way.” This Chinese saying, unfortunately only too true, stands in sharp contrast to our belief in the “right” method irrespective of the man who applies it. It is useless to fathom it in things. Thus, for example, the earlier motif will be repeated in clearer I form, or our interpretation may be deflated by some ironic paraphrase, or it may meet with straightforward violent opposition. In the morning it rises from the nocturnal sea of unconsciousness and looks upon the wide, bright world which lies before it in an expanse that steadily widens the higher it climbs in the firmament. In CW 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche. . ~The Undiscovered Self p 85, • Reason alone does not suffice. Should one of these faces become particularly obtrusive, we thus recognize that we have deviated from certain truth and approach an extreme that constitutes a definite impasse should we decide to pursue this route. . In the end of the week I become a violent fanatic of Jewish and Christian belief in the sanctity of Sabbath on Saturdays and Sunday. ~”On the Relation of Analytical Psychology of Poetry” (1922). On Taking Action. What we do not understand in ourselves we do not understand in the other person either. P.237, • Good does not become better by being exaggerated, but worse, and a small evil becomes a big one through being disregarded and repressed. ], • First and foremost, it is a critical tool for the research worker, who needs definite points of view and guidelines if he is to reduce the chaotic profusion of individual experiences to any kind of order. Hence it is that the more rigorous adherents of the Freudian school have come to the point of interpreting-to give a gross example-pretty well all oblong objects in dreams as phallic symbols and all round or hollow objects as feminine symbols. [“Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, ibid” par. ~Carl Jung; Red Book. In the first case obviously the subject, and in the second the object, is all-important. Love, soul, and God are beautiful and terrible. 535, • The great events of world history are, at bottom, profoundly unimportant. It was a scarabaeid beetle, or common rose-chafer, whose gold-green color most nearly resembles that of a golden scarab. The doctor knows these well-defended zones from his consulting hours: they are reminiscent of island fortresses from which the neurotic tries to ward off the octopus. When it is willfully repressed it continues in the unconscious and merely expresses itself indirectly and all the more dangerously, so no advantage is gained. Way, Like You, Deceiving. It is high time we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. There he is still the whole, and the whole is in him, indistinguishable from nature and bare of all egohood. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung. As I have said, the really astonishing thing is how easily Yahweh gives in to the insinuations of Satan. but must suffer from the opposite of his intentions for the sake of his completeness. But you must accept the ridiculous, otherwise you will suffer distress, and there will come a time, when you are least observant, when it will suddenly round on you and make you ridiculous. [“Some Crucial Points in Psychoanalysis,” CW 4, par. In order to explain the mystery of matter he projected yet another mystery – his own psychic background -into what was to be explained: Obscurum per obscurius, ignotum per ignotius! In reality the psyche is the mother and the maker, the subject and even the possibility of consciousness itself. Since to be wholly of the present means to be fully conscious of one’s existence as a man, it requires the most intensive and extensive consciousness, with a minimum of unconsciousness. Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality. The process of transformation has to make a halt in order to digest and assimilate the utterly impractical things that the genius has produced from the storehouse of eternity. [The Structure and Dynamics of the Self,” CW 9ii, par. 52 (In CW), • But when, you may rightly ask, is one sure of the interpretation? ~”Psychotherapist or the Clergy” (1932). … One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. I am seized by disgust and horror. [Ibid. In individual cases that transformation can be read from dreams and fantasies. (1939) ~”On the Nature of the Psyche” (1947). My gaze is captivated by this awful sight-a shrouded figure, like that of a woman, is standing calmly next to the child; her face is covered by an impenetrable veil. It is not, therefore, a question of inherited ideas but of inherited possibilities of ideas. ], • I have been compelled, in my investigations into the structure of the unconscious, to make a conceptual distinction between soul and psyche. The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose through him. My justification for speaking of the existence of unconscious processes at all is derived simply and solely from experience. Abstract sensation is found chiefly among artists. 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