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Friday, November 4, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations LII




The miracle of the Assumptio obviously began to operate noticeably from the VI century onwards only. ~Carl Jung,
Letters Vol. I, Pages 566-568


If the Assumptio means anything, it means a spiritual fact which can be formulated as the integration of the
female principle into the Christian conception of the Godhead. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 566-568


If the Assumptio is an essentially concrete historical fact, then it is no more a living spiritual
experience. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 566-568


When insisting on historicity you risk not only the most awkward and unanswerable questions, but
you also help everybody to tum his eyes away from the essential idea to the realistic crudity of a
merely physical phenomenon, as it is only physical phenomena that happen in a distinct place at a
distinct time, whereas the spirit is eternal and everywhere. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 566-568


If we designate the Assumptio as a fact in time and space we ought to add that it happens really in eternity
and everywhere, and what we perceive of it through our senses is corruptible
matter, i.e., we don't see it, but we infer or believe in the idea. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 566-568


In addition, a good acquaintance with the fundamental facts of the unconscious is to be found in
Paracelsus' esoteric doctrine, and it is very important, particularly for the treatment of neuroses, to be
acquainted with the symbolic forms that are expressive of pathogenic contents. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 565


Paracelsus passed on his knowledge of the fundamental facts of the unconscious to his pupils
(and especially to Gerard Dorn) but they were lost later, thanks to the rise of rationalism and
scientific materialism. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 565


One's 75th birthday is a moment when one looks back with one laughing and one lachrymose
eye on the long path one has left behind, hoping also that it will be of some benefit to one's
fellows. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 561-562


The unio mystica is more a dissolution of the ego in the divine Ground-a very different experience.
[from the Hieros Gamos] ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 564-565


Not only am I deeply indebted to psychiatry, but I have always remained close to it inwardly, since
from the very beginning one general problem engrossed me: From what psychic stratum do the
immensely impressive ideas found in schizophrenia originate? ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 562-563


It is generally overlooked that the psyche cannot of necessity be based only on the instinct of sexuality,
but rests on the totality of the instincts, and that this basis is only a biological foundation and not
the whole edifice. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 563-564


Reducing the total psyche to its darkest beginnings not only devalues it but shifts the problem on to an
Inadmissibly simple plane, rather as if one were to reduce man to a cell, which, highly complicated though
it is, even in the form of an amoeba is constructed very much more simply than a man. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 563-564


If you take the concept of prayer in its widest sense and if you include also Buddhist contemplation
And Hindu meditation (as being equivalent to prayer), one can say that it is the most universal form
of religious or philosophical concentration of the mind and thus not only one of the most original but
also the most frequent means to change the condition of mind. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 558


I would only like to draw your attention to one small discrepancy: seen in psychological perspective,
the concept of the self cannot be described as a summum bonum. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 529


Your [J.B. Rhine’s] experiments have established the fact of the relativity of time,
space, and matter with reference to the psyche beyond any doubt. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 495


My chief concern is the theoretical problem of the connection between the psyche and
the time-space-continuum of microphysics. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 495


Nor can one cite the supposed planetary arrangement of electrons round the atomic nucleus, as this
is only a controversial model by means of which certain physicists have envisioned the mathematical
relation between electrons and the atomic nucleus. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 532-533


It is not only possible, but for certain reasons quite probable, that the collective unconscious coincides
in a strange and utterly inconceivable way with objective events. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 532-533


Owing to rather obvious reasons Protestant theologians are rather reticent and they don't know
yet whether I should be condemned as a heretic or depreciated as a mystic. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 381-382


To give you an idea: I do my own cooking and chop my own wood and raise my own potatoes. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 419-420


I always had a sort of hunch that whatever I had learnt about the unconscious was due to a
somewhat similar but internal catastrophe in my psychic neighborhood and that the war
outside was a repetition on the collective scale. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 379-380


Although I was fully aware of the most incredible powers of evil lurking in the depths, I
never expected such a gigantic outburst of abysmal horrors. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 379-380


Parapsychology plays a subtle part in psychology because it lurks everywhere behind the surface
of things. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 378-379


I am always profoundly impressed by the riches of Greek mythology, which have hitherto been
presented so paltrily. ~Letters Vol. I, Page 376.


Nor can one cite the supposed planetary arrangement of electrons round the atomic nucleus, as this
is only a controversial model by means of which certain physicists have envisioned the mathematical
relation between electrons and the atomic nucleus. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 532-533


It is not only possible, but for certain reasons quite probable, that the collective unconscious coincides
in a strange and utterly inconceivable way with objective events. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 532-533


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