Carl Jung Depth Psychology

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The insane contradiction, on the other hand, between existence beyond Maya in the cosmic Self, and that amiable human weakness which fruitfully sinks many roots into the black earth, repeating for all eternity the weaving and rending of the veil as the ageless melody of India—this contradiction fascinates me; for how else can one perceive the light without the shadow, hear the silence without the noise, attain wisdom without foolishness? ~Carl Jung, CW 11, Para 953

It requires no art to become stupid; the whole art lies in extracting wisdom from stupidity.

Stupidity is the mother of the wise, but cleverness never.
Stupidity is the mother of the wise, but cleverness never.
The insane contradiction, on the other hand, between existence beyond Maya in the cosmic Self, and that amiable human weakness which fruitfully sinks many roots into the black earth, repeating for all eternity the weaving and rending of the veil as the ageless melody of India—this contradiction fascinates me; for how else can one perceive the light without the shadow, hear the silence without the noise, attain wisdom without foolishness? ~Carl Jung, CW 11, Para 953 It requires no art to become stupid; the whole art lies in extracting wisdom from stupidity. Stupidity is the mother of the wise, but cleverness never.
With regard to my own personal destiny, it is true that there are still one or two unresolved problems remaining.

Nevertheless, I feel a certain need to get away from dream interpretation and dream analysis, and I would like to see what life has to bring me from outside.

A development of my feeling function is, of course, very important to me, but it does seem to me that it could come about gradually through life itself, with the passage of time, and cannot emerge solely as the outcome of dream analysis.

Having given the matter much thought, I have come to the conclusion that I shall not continue with my visits to you for the time being, unless something untoward should arise.

With my deepest thanks for all your trouble,
I have come to the conclusion that I shall not continue with my visits to you f
With regard to my own personal destiny, it is true that there are still one or two unresolved problems remaining. Nevertheless, I feel a certain need to get away from dream interpretation and dream analysis, and I would like to see what life has to bring me from outside. A development of my feeling function is, of course, very important to me, but it does seem to me that it could come about gradually through life itself, with the passage of time, and cannot emerge solely as the outcome of dream analysis. Having given the matter much thought, I have come to the conclusion that I shall not continue with my visits to you for the time being, unless something untoward should arise. With my deepest thanks for all your trouble,
The machines which we have invented, for instance, are now our masters.

Machines are running away with us, they are demons; they are like those huge old saurians that existed when man was a sort of lizard-monkey and deadly afraid of their hooting and tooting.

By his will man has invented a Mesozoic world again, monsters that crush thousands by their voice and their weight.

The enormous machines in factories, the enormous steamers and trains and automobiles, all that has become so overwhelming that man is the mere victim of it.

Look at the city of New York.

Nobody can tell me that man feels like a king in New York.

He is just an ant on an ant heap and doesn’t count at all, he is superfluous there, the ant heap is the thing that counts.
The machines which we have invented, for instance, are now our masters.
The machines which we have invented, for instance, are now our masters. Machines are running away with us, they are demons; they are like those huge old saurians that existed when man was a sort of lizard-monkey and deadly afraid of their hooting and tooting. By his will man has invented a Mesozoic world again, monsters that crush thousands by their voice and their weight. The enormous machines in factories, the enormous steamers and trains and automobiles, all that has become so overwhelming that man is the mere victim of it. Look at the city of New York. Nobody can tell me that man feels like a king in New York. He is just an ant on an ant heap and doesn’t count at all, he is superfluous there, the ant heap is the thing that counts.
Although the newborn is not consciously aware of it, the nervous system registers these events.

Dreams that refer back to birth, and seem to be based on a perfect knowledge of anatomy, are not infrequent.

This led Rank to the assumption, for instance, that all neuroses can be traced back to the trauma of birth.

Birth is indeed a trauma, an impressive moment, and it is also possible that such an impression continues to have an effect throughout life, especially if there were complications at birth.

But we must not generalize this fact.

Participant: Is this dream not about a “reversed” birth?

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Dreams that refer back to birth, based on a perfect knowledge of anatomy, are not infrequent.
Although the newborn is not consciously aware of it, the nervous system registers these events. Dreams that refer back to birth, and seem to be based on a perfect knowledge of anatomy, are not infrequent. This led Rank to the assumption, for instance, that all neuroses can be traced back to the trauma of birth. Birth is indeed a trauma, an impressive moment, and it is also possible that such an impression continues to have an effect throughout life, especially if there were complications at birth. But we must not generalize this fact. Participant: Is this dream not about a “reversed” birth? https://www.patreon.com/posts/these-are-in-in-108477941?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link
Your idea of writing a doctoral thesis about sin is brilliant.

That is something I would definitely like to know, what sin really is, seeing that theology has been talking about it for thousands of years.

In my theological impartiality I would say that only the good Lord can decide, as stands clearly written in the Acts of the Apostles.

Everything else is man-made law, wholly time-conditioned and relative.

Men would never have talked of sin and the forgiveness of sin had this not been a fundamental psychological fact that existed long before there were any laws.

Deviation from the will of the gods was a preoccupation of humanity even in primeval times.
Your idea of writing a doctoral thesis about sin is brilliant.
Your idea of writing a doctoral thesis about sin is brilliant. That is something I would definitely like to know, what sin really is, seeing that theology has been talking about it for thousands of years. In my theological impartiality I would say that only the good Lord can decide, as stands clearly written in the Acts of the Apostles. Everything else is man-made law, wholly time-conditioned and relative. Men would never have talked of sin and the forgiveness of sin had this not been a fundamental psychological fact that existed long before there were any laws. Deviation from the will of the gods was a preoccupation of humanity even in primeval times.
As for your question, I am reluctant to answer people I don't know personally, so I can only go into it in a general way.



In principle I am always in favour of children leaving their parents as soon as possible once they have reached maturity.



Parents must realize that they are trees from which the fruit falls in the autumn.

Children don't belong to their parents, and they are only apparently produced by them.

In reality they come from a thousand-year-old stem, or rather from many
sterns, and often they are about as characteristic of their parents as an apple on a fir-tree. Carl Jung, Carl Jung Quotes, Yours Sincerely, Teaching Career, Fir Tree, Parenting Quotes, The Fruit, In The Flesh, Social Justice
Children don't belong to their parents, and they are only apparently produced by them.
As for your question, I am reluctant to answer people I don't know personally, so I can only go into it in a general way. In principle I am always in favour of children leaving their parents as soon as possible once they have reached maturity. Parents must realize that they are trees from which the fruit falls in the autumn. Children don't belong to their parents, and they are only apparently produced by them. In reality they come from a thousand-year-old stem, or rather from many sterns, and often they are about as characteristic of their parents as an apple on a fir-tree.
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Anyone who takes the sure road is as good as dead.
We may think there is a sure road. But That would be the road of death. Then nothing happens any longer at any rate, not the right things. Anyone who takes the sure road is as good as dead. It was only after the illness I Understood how important it is to affirm one's own destiny. In this way we forge an ego does not break down incomprehensible When things happen; an ego endures, that endures the truth, and that is capable of coping with the world and with fate. Then, to experience defeat is Also to experience victory. Nothing is disturbed neither inwardly nor outwardly, for one's own continuity has withstood the current of life and of time. But can only come to pass When One Does Not inquisitively meddle with the workings of fate.
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But ‘the heart glows,’ and a secret unrest gnaws at the roots of our being.
Our unconscious, on the other hand, hides living water, spirit that has become nature, and that is why it is disturbed. Heaven has become for us the cosmic space of the physicists, and the divine empyrean a fair memory of things that once were. But ‘the heart glows,’ and a secret unrest gnaws at the roots of our being. Dealing with the Unconscious has become a question of life for us.” ~C.G. Jung, Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, Paragraph 50. https://www.patreon.com/posts/108434594?pr=true
I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, and rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum.

I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about.

I have no definite convictions - not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along.

I exist on the foundation or something I do not know.

In spite of all uncertainties, I feel a solidity underlying all existence and a continuity in my mode of being.
I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, and rapturous.
I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, and rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum. I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions - not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation or something I do not know. In spite of all uncertainties, I feel a solidity underlying all existence and a continuity in my mode of being.
My attitude, it may be objected, is empirical in the extreme, but we need such an attitude in order to find a solution.

When we observe how people behave when they are faced with a situation that has to be evaluated ethically, we become aware of a strange double effect: suddenly they see both sides.

They become aware not only of their moral inferiorities but also, automatically, of their good qualities.

They rightly say, "I can't be as bad as all that." To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light.

Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self.

Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle.
Anyone who perchis light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle.
My attitude, it may be objected, is empirical in the extreme, but we need such an attitude in order to find a solution. When we observe how people behave when they are faced with a situation that has to be evaluated ethically, we become aware of a strange double effect: suddenly they see both sides. They become aware not only of their moral inferiorities but also, automatically, of their good qualities. They rightly say, "I can't be as bad as all that." To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle.
By the "creative element" you probably mean a person's creative faculty.

Your question as to whether this faculty is present from the beginning is not easy to answer.

There are undoubtedly cases where one can take it as certain that it was present from the start, but in other cases it seems to develop in the course of life.

I personally incline to the view that this faculty, like everything else, was present from the start.

Your second question, regarding the relation between creativity and the mother complex, can be answered as follows: A creative person who has not yet developed this faculty sufficiently will generally have a mother complex, which does not mean that anyone with a mother complex is also creative.

So when a mother complex is resolved by analysis, in one case a creativ
By the "creative element" you probably mean a person's creative faculty.
By the "creative element" you probably mean a person's creative faculty. Your question as to whether this faculty is present from the beginning is not easy to answer. There are undoubtedly cases where one can take it as certain that it was present from the start, but in other cases it seems to develop in the course of life. I personally incline to the view that this faculty, like everything else, was present from the start. Your second question, regarding the relation between creativity and the mother complex, can be answered as follows: A creative person who has not yet developed this faculty sufficiently will generally have a mother complex, which does not mean that anyone with a mother complex is also creative. So when a mother complex is resolved by analysis, in one case a creativ
About six thousand years ago, the first historical written records were made in the Age of Taurus.

The earth element is assigned to the constellation Taurus.

In ancient Egypt, the spirit found its expression through the medium of matter, the stone, and the earth.

Two thousand years later, the vernal equinox entered the constellation Aries.

With that, a fiery age began, as witnessed by Moses, when he sees God in a fiery bush, or when God appears to His people as a pillar of fire.

Around the birth of Christ, there follows the Age of Pisces.

Pisces is a water sign.

That is probably why we have to look for the spirit in the water, in life’s flow of images, and in the unconscious.

And now we are on the threshold of the sign of Aquarius.
About six thousand years ago, the first historical written records were made in the Age of Taurus.
About six thousand years ago, the first historical written records were made in the Age of Taurus. The earth element is assigned to the constellation Taurus. In ancient Egypt, the spirit found its expression through the medium of matter, the stone, and the earth. Two thousand years later, the vernal equinox entered the constellation Aries. With that, a fiery age began, as witnessed by Moses, when he sees God in a fiery bush, or when God appears to His people as a pillar of fire. Around the birth of Christ, there follows the Age of Pisces. Pisces is a water sign. That is probably why we have to look for the spirit in the water, in life’s flow of images, and in the unconscious. And now we are on the threshold of the sign of Aquarius.
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Human consciousness is the only seeing eye of the Deity.
We have become participants in the divine nature. We are the vessel…of the deity suffering in the body of the “slave”(Phil. 2:5). Buddha’s insight and the incarnation in Christ break the chain through the intervention of the enlightened human consciousness which thereby acquires a metaphysical and cosmic significance. Individuation and individual existence are indispensable for the transformation of God. Human consciousness is the only seeing eye of the Deity. ~Carl Jung, Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, 336, 409, Letters II, 314ff.