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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations XLIX




My mother drew my attention to Faust when I was about 15 years old. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 88-89


Faust is out of this world and therefore it transports you; it is as much the future
as the past and therefore the most living present. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 88-89


Dreams may sometimes announce certain situations long before they actually happen. This is not necessarily
a miracle or a form of precognition. Many crises in our lives have a long unconscious history. ~Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols, Page 29


No genius has ever sat down with a pen or a brush in his hand and said: “Now I am going to invent a
symbol.” ~Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols, Page 55.


In other words, though an individual’s visible personality may seem quite
normal, he may well be concealing from others—or even from himself—the deplorable
condition of “the woman within.” ~Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols, Page 31.


Dream symbols are the essential message carriers from the instinctive to the rational parts of
the human mind, and their interpretation enriches the poverty of consciousness so that it
learns to understand again the forgotten language of the instincts. ~Carl Jung, Man and His
Symbols, Page 52


In the Middle Ages, long before the physiologists demonstrated that by reason of our glandular
structure there are both male and female elements in all of us, it was said that “every man carries
a woman within himself.” ~Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols, Page 31.


If the personal unconscious is cleared up, there is no particular pressure, and you will
not be terrorized; you stay alone, read, walk, smoke, and nothing happens, all is “just so,”
you are right with the world. ~Carl Jung, Dream Analysis, Page 75.


Doubt is the crown of life because truth and error come together. ~Carl Jung, Dream Analysis, Page 89.



Doubt is living, truth is sometimes death and stagnation. ~Carl Jung, Dream Analysis, Page 89.


When you are in doubt you have the greatest opportunity to unite the dark and
light sides of life. ~Carl Jung, Dream Analysis, Page 89.


Zen is a true goldmine for the needs of the Western "psychologist.'' ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 128


My acquaintance with the classical works of the Far East has given me no end of support
in my psychological endeavours. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 128


Seldom in my analytical work have I been so struck by the "beauty" of neurosis as with
this patient. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 4-8


For Christmas my wife gave me a really superb photograph of
Freud, ca. 12 x 20 cm. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 4-8


His [Freud] is the honour of having discovered the first archetype, the Oedipus complex. ~Carl Jung, Letters
Vol. 1, Pages 524-527


I am only continuing what Freud began and I often regret that the Freudian school have not known
how to develop their master's fortunate discovery. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 524-527


I can't wait for the dissertation "How is Death Possible?" or "The Philosophical Foundations of Death." ~Carl
Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 273.


The tension between above and below [In Ancient Egypt] was undoubtedly extreme, hence the opposites
could be held together only by means of equally rigid forms. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 259-261


The "duality" of the ruler is based on the primitive belief that the placenta is the
brother of the new-born child, which as such often accompanies him throughout
life in ghostly fashion, since it dies early and is ceremonially buried. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 259-261


The ka is probably a descendant of the placenta. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 259-261


The tension between above and below in ancient Egypt is in my opinion the real source of the
Near Eastern saviour figures, whose patriarch is Osiris. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 259-261


The purpose of nearly all rebirth rites is to unite the above with the below. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 259-261


On the primitive level the totemistic rite of renewal is always a reversion to the half animal,
half human condition of prehistoric times. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 259-261


But as you can see from the I Ching, heaven sometimes separates from the earth, thus producing
a disorderly and unfavourable state of affairs. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 259-261


The possibility of the deepest insight existed at all times, but we were always too far
away from it. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 274-275