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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

misunderstanding arise from the assumption that I am an irreligious man...




It is a misunderstanding to accuse me of having made out of this an “immanent God” or a “God-substitute.” I am an empiricist and as such I can demonstrate empirically the existence of a totality supra ordinate to consciousness.

Consciousness experiences this supra ordinate totality as something numinous, only in the experiential character of this totality, which in itself, onto-logically considered, is indescribable.

This “self” never at any time takes the place of God, though it may perhaps be a vessel for divine grace. Such misunderstanding arise from the assumption that I am an irreligious man who does not believe in God and just needs to be shown the way to belief. ~Carl Jung, Civilization in Transition, Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology, Page 463, Paragraph 874