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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Carl Jung: Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves whole and complete.




Nevertheless, we are beginning to feel the consequences of this atrophy of the human personality.

Everywhere one hears the cry for a Weltanschauung; everyone asks the meaning of life and the world.

There have been numerous attempts in our time to put the clock back and to indulge in a Weltanschauung of the old style—to wit, theosophy, or, as it is more palatably called, anthroposophy.

But if we do not want to develop backwards, a new Weltanschauung will have to abandon the superstition of its objective validity and admit that it is only a picture which we paint to please our minds, and not a magical name with which we can conjure up real things.

A Weltanschauung is made not for the world, but for ourselves.

If we do not fashion for ourselves a picture of the world, we do not see ourselves either, who are the faithful reflections of that world.

Only when mirrored in our picture of the world can we see ourselves in the round.

Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves whole and complete.

Never shall we put any face on the world other than our own, and we have to do this precisely in order to find ourselves.

For higher than science or art as an end in itself stands man, the creator of his instruments. ~Carl Jung, CW 8, Para 737.

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