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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations XXXVI




It is the privilege and the task of maturer people, who have passed the meridian of life, to create culture. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 272


Consciousness is a precondition of being. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 528


Knowledge of God is a transcendental problem. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 565


And yet the attainment of consciousness was the most precious fruit of the tree of knowledge, the magical weapon
which gave man victory over the earth, and which we hope will give him a still greater victory over himself. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 289


The unconscious is the only available source of religious experience. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 289


The attainment of consciousness was the most precious fruit of the tree of knowledge, the magical weapon which gave man victory over the earth, and which we hope will give him a still greater victory over himself. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 289



The fact that individual consciousness means separation and opposition is something that man has experienced
countless times in his long history. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 290


The feeling of immortality, it seems to me, has its origin in a peculiar feeling of extension in space and time, and
I am inclined to regard the deification rites in the mysteries as a projection of this same psychic
phenomenon. ~Carl Jung, CW 9i, Para 248-249


The souls or spirits of the dead are identical with the psychic activity of the living; they merely continue it. ~Carl Jung, CW 9i, Para 38


This integration of the instincts is a prerequisite for individuation. ~Carl Jung, CW 9i, Para 660


Eternal truths are never true at any given moment in history. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 1004


In our most private and most subjective lives we are not only the passive witnesses of our age, and its sufferers, but also
its makers. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 315.


If the individual is not truly regenerated in spirit, society cannot be either, for society is the sum total of individuals in need of
redemption. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 536


In our strength we are independent and isolated, are masters of our own fate; in our weakness we are dependent
and bound, and become unwilling instruments of fate, for here it is not the individual will that counts
but the will of the species. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 261


But, precisely because the truest and most devoted love is also the most beautiful, let no man seek to
make it easy. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 232


He is a sorry knight who shrinks from the difficulty of loving his lady. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 232


Love is like God: both give themselves only to their bravest knights. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 232


Every true and deep love is a sacrifice. The lover sacrifices all other possibilities, or rather, the illusion
that such possibilities exist. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 231


When, towards middle life, the last gleam of childhood illusion fades—this it must be owned is true only of an
almost ideal life, for many go as children to their graves—then the archetype of the mature man or woman emerges from the
parental imago: an image of man as woman has known him from the beginning of time, and an image of woman that man carries
within him eternally. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 74



A psychology of neurosis that sees only the negative elements empties out the baby with the bath-water, since it
neglects the positive meaning and value of these “infantile”—i.e., creative—fantasies. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 355


Just as there is a relationship of mind to body, so there is a relationship of body to earth. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 19


A civilization does not decay, it regenerates. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 299


Was it not Meister Eckhart who said: “For this reason God is willing to bear the brunt of sins and often winks
at them, mostly sending them to people for whom he has prepared some high destiny. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 440


Without guilt, unfortunately, there can be no psychic maturation and no widening of the spiritual horizon. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 440

I know people who feel that the strange power in their own psyche is something divine, for the very simple reason that it has
given them an understanding of what is meant by religious experience. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 312.


They [Religions] express the whole range of the psychic problem in mighty images; they are the avowal and
recognition of the soul, and at the same time the revelation of the soul’s nature. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 367