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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations XLVI




Since neurosis is an attitudinal problem, and the attitude depends on, or is grounded in,
certain “dominants,” i.e., the ultimate and highest ideas and principles, the problem of attitude
can fairly be characterized as a religious one. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 56-57


They[Archetypes] are primordial psychic experiences which very often give patients access
again to blocked religious truths. I have also had this experience myself. ~Carl Jung, Letters
Vol. II, Pages 56-57



Religious ideas and convictions from the beginning of history have the aspect of the
mental pharmakon [pharmacy]. They represent the world of wholeness in which fragments
can be gathered and put together again. Such a cure cannot be effected by pills and
injections. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 625.


Therefore I speak of the beatipossidentes [those blessed with being able to believe] of belief,
and this is what I reproach them with: that they exalt themselves above our human
stature and our human limitation and won’t admit to pluming themselves on a
possession which distinguishes them from the ordinary mortal. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II,
Pages 375-376.


I confess with the confession of not knowing and not being able to know; believers
start with the assertion of knowing and being able to know. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 375-376.


Although the divine incarnation is a cosmic and absolute event, it only manifests
empirically in those relatively few individuals capable of enough consciousness
to make ethical decisions, that is, to decide for the Good. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 314.


His [God’s] moral quality depends upon individuals. That is why He incarnates.
Individuation and individual existence are indispensable for the transformation of God the
Creator. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 314.


Instead of the propitiating praise to an unpredictable king or the child’s
prayer to a loving father, the responsible living and fulfilling of the divine will in us
will be our form of worship and commerce with God. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 316.


Man has already received so much knowledge that he can destroy his own planet. ~Carl Jung,
Letters Vol. II, Page 316.


Let us hope that God’s good spirit will guide him in his decisions, because it will depend upon
man’s decision whether God’s creation will continue. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 316.



Deviation from the numen seems to be universally understood as being the worst and
the most original sin. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 370


But nobody has ever heard that the devil departed this life afterwards; on the contrary,
the authentic New Testament view is that after the thousand year reign of Christ he shall be
loosed again on earth in all his youthful freshness, in the form of Antichrist. ~Carl Jung,
Letters Vol. II, Pages 253-254.


Hence the optimistic assumption of psychotherapy that conscious realization accentuates
the good more than the overshadowing evil. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 253-254.


Becoming conscious reconciles the opposites and thus creates a higher third. ~Carl Jung,
Letters Vol. II, Pages 253-254


For me life was something that had to be lived and not talked about. ~Carl Jung,
Letters Vol. II, Page 452


The goal of life is the realization of the self. If you kill yourself you abolish that will of the self
that guides you through life to that eventual goal. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 25.


An attempt at suicide doesn't affect the intention of the self to become real, but it may arrest your personal development inasmuch as it is not explained. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 25-26.


You ought to realize that suicide is murder, since after suicide there remains a corpse exactly as with any ordinary murder. Only it is yourself that has been killed. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 25-26.


I observe myself in the stillness of Bollingen and with all my experience of nearly eight
decades must admit that I have found no rounded answer to myself. ~Carl Jung,
Letters Vol. II, Page 163.


Have your congregation understood that they must close their ears to the traditional
teachings and go through the darknesses of their own souls and set aside everything
in order to become that which every individual bears in himself as his individual task,
and that no one can take this burden from him? ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 76.


We grow up, we blossom and we wilt, and death is ultimate quietude—or so it seems.
~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 596.


When you don’t acknowledge that you have such qualities [The Shadow], you are simply
feeding the devils. ~Carl Jung, Dream Analysis, Page 53.


If you get rid of qualities[of the Shadow] you don’t like by denying them, you become
more and more unaware of what you are, you declare yourself more and more
non-existent, and your devils will grow fatter and fatter. ~Carl Jung, Dream
Analysis, Page 53.


The dream is a living thing, by no means a dead thing that rustles like dry paper.
It is a living situation, it is like an animal with feelers, or with many umbilical cords.
We don’t realize that while we are talking of it, it is producing. ~Carl Jung,
Dream Analysis, Page 44.


Nature is never diplomatic. If nature produces a tree, it is a tree and not a mistake for a dog.
And so the unconscious does not make disguises, that is what we do. ~Carl Jung,
Dream Analysis, Page 30