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Friday, March 4, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations XXIII




The East is just as one-sided in its way as the West is in its way. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Pages 252-267.


As to the spelling of extravert, he [Jung] says extrovert is bad Latin and should not be used. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking; Interviews and Encounters, Pages 205-218


The thought of this principium individuationis at work through all nature and through all mankind, East and West, has something awe inspiring and majestic about it. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking; Interviews and Encounters, Pages 205-218


The participation mystique by which society contains the individual may be understood as a statement of the fact that individuals are still undifferentiated from each other, that is to say, they have not yet been self-consciously broken up into individual personalities. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking; Interviews and Encounters, Pages 205-218


The archetype of the individual is the Self. The Self is all embracing. God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking; Interviews and Encounters, Pages 205-218


. . the individual in society may be understood as a piece of the archetype, a piece that has been differentiated out of the collective representation. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking; Interviews and Encounters, Pages 205-218


. . when a culture becomes too highly rationalized .. .individuals are not able to experience the natural flow of unconscious materials. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking; Interviews and Encounters, Pages 205-218


The mechanisms of convention . . . keep people unconscious. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking; Interviews and Encounters, Pages 205-218


The son became a thief, and the daughter a prostitute. Because the father would not take on his shadow, his share in the imperfection of human nature, his children were compelled to live out the dark side which he had ignored. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 156-163


This is how you must live—without reservation, whether in giving or withholding, according to what the circumstances require. Then you will get through. After all, if you should still get stuck, there is always the enantiodromia from the unconscious, which opens new avenues when conscious will and vision are failing. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 156-163


Always I have a feeling of compassion for the clergyman. He has a devil of a problem. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 156-163


Jung stated that, at the birth of Christ, Saturn the maleficent god and Jupiter the beneficent god were so near to each other that they were almost one star, that is, the star of Bethlehem, when the new self, Christ, good and evil, was born. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 156-163


The vanity of men is in most cases a result of their professional activities. The extent it reaches is sometimes almost grotesque. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


Most men are afraid of something and are full of prejudices—which are not there in the case of most women. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


Men almost invariably are not honest, either with themselves or with me. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


So many women are just crying out for a better understanding with their husbands. Their men are incapable of grasping this—which is not strange since men do not understand women anyway. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


I do not particularly enjoy a discussion in which everybody agrees with me—there is no obstacle to overcome, no tension, no productive flow. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


If man and woman were the same, that would be stalemate. The earth would be sterile. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


Where the land is flat there is no flow of water; it has nowhere to go; it stagnates. In order to produce energy you must have opposites—an above and a below. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


It is a clash between man and God, in which man's Luciferan genius has produced in the H-bomb the power to destroy more effectively than any ancient god could. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


We must begin to learn about man until every Jekyll can see his Hyde. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251


And you can be sure that the dream is your nearest friend; the dream is the friend of those who are not guided any more by the traditional truth and in consequence are isolated. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 674


The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Pages 144-145


What the extravert calls human is just “all too human” for the introvert.
What the introvert calls human is airy and gaseous for the other. ~Carl Jung, Hans Schmid Guisan Letters, Pages 100-114


He [Jung] said, write the truth, and expect to be misunderstood, and take the consequences. That was what he had been doing all his life. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 237-238


If you are not interested in your own fate, the unconscious is. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 359-364