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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations XXXVI




His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Page 82


It is certainly a difficult undertaking to discover connecting links between dogma and immediate experience of
psychological archetypes, but a study of natural symbols of the unconscious gives us the
necessary raw material. ~Carl Jung, CW 11, Para 148.


Myth is not fiction: it consists of facts that are continually repeated and can be observed over and over again. It is something that happens to man, and men have mythical fates just as much as the Greek heroes do. ~Carl Jung, CW 11, Para 648.


Consequently, the work of salvation is intended to save man from the fear of God. ~Carl Jung, CW 11, Para 659.


What is ordinarily called “religion” is a substitute to such an amazing degree that I ask myself seriously whether this kind
of “religion,” which I prefer to call a creed, may not after all have an important function in human society. ~Carl Jung, CW 11, Para 75.


In my profession I have encountered many people who have had immediate experience and who would not and could not
submit to the authority of ecclesiastical decision. ~Carl Jung, CW 11, Para 76


Only by standing firmly on our own soil can we assimilate the spirit of the East. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 72


The West lays stress on the human incarnation, and even on the personality and historicity of
Christ, whereas the East says: “Without beginning, without end, without past, without future.” ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 80


The Christian subordinates himself to the superior divine person in expectation of his grace; but the
Oriental knows that redemption depends on the work he does on himself. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 80


The Tao grows out of the individual. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 80


On the contrary, when I began my career as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, I was completely
ignorant of Chinese philosophy, and only later did my professional experience show me
that in my technique I had been unconsciously following that secret way which for centuries
had been the preoccupation of the best minds of the East. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 10



We would do well to harbour no illusions in this respect: no understanding by means of words and no imitation
can replace actual experience. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 482


More than once I have had to reach for a book on my shelves, bring down an old alchemist, and show my
patient his terrifying fantasy in the form in which it appeared four hundred years ago. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 325.


It was from the spirit of alchemy that Goethe wrought the figure of the “superman” Faust, and this
superman led Nietzsche’s Zarathustra to declare that God was dead and to proclaim the will
to give birth to the superman, to “create a god for yourself out of your seven devils.” ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 163.


Science and technology have indeed conquered the world, but whether the psyche has gained anything is
another matter. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 163.


Whether his fate comes to him from without or from within, the experiences and happenings on
the way remain the same. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 26.


Just as evening gives birth to morning, so from the darkness arises a new light, the stella
matutina, which is at once the evening and the morning star— Lucifer, the light-bringer. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 299


Whoever speaks in primordial images speaks with a thousand voices; he enthrals and overpowers, while at the same
time he lifts the idea he is seeking to express out of the occasional and the transitory into the realm
of the ever-enduring. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 129


Nothing exerts a stronger psychic effect upon the human environment, and especially upon
children, than the life which the parents have not lived. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 4


As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is “man” in a
higher sense—he is “collective man,” a vehicle and moulder of the unconscious psychic life of
mankind. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 157


It makes no difference whether the artist knows that his work is generated, grows and matures
within him, or whether he imagines that it is his own invention. In reality it grows out of him as a
child its mother. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 159


Thus, just as the one-sidedness of the individual’s conscious attitude is corrected by reactions from the
unconscious, so art represents a process of self-regulation in the life of nations and epochs. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 131


By giving it shape, the artist translates it into the language of the present, and so
makes it possible for us to find our way back to the deepest springs of life. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 130


The unsatisfied yearning of the artist reaches back to the primordial image in the unconscious which is best fitted
to compensate the inadequacy and one-sidedness of the present. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 130


The artist seizes on this image, and in raising it from deepest unconsciousness he brings it into
relation with conscious values, thereby transforming it until it can be accepted by the minds of
his contemporaries according to their powers. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 130


Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him his instrument. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 157


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