And here we are beset by an all-too-human fear that consciousness-our Promethean conquest-may in the end not be able to serve us as well as nature. This value could find its natural expression only through individual choice, and it sank into the unconscious when the individual form of expression was replaced by a collective one. simply and solely (due) to the fact that (some symbols) express what is now welling up from the unconscious as the end-result of the development of Christian consciousness through the centuries . . P.306, • Since the differentiated consciousness of civilized man has been granted an effective instrument for the practical realization of its contents through the dynamics of his will, there is all the more danger, the more he trains his will, of his getting lost in one-sidedness and deviating further and further from the laws and roots of his being. She is empty and merely glitters – a welcome vessel for masculine projections. I cannot presume to pass judgment on his final decisions, because I know from experience that all coercion-be it suggestion, insinuation, or any other method of persuasion-ultimately proves to be nothing but an obstacle to the highest and most decisive experience of all, which is to be alone with his own self, or whatever else one chooses to call the objectivity of the psyche. par. But the eternal promise for him who bears his own cross is the Paraclete.” (from “A Psychological Approach to the Dogma of the Trinity”, 1942), • – “We are the manner in which the Lord is born.” (from “A Psychological Approach to the Dogma of the Trinity”, 1942), • – “The greater the tension, the greater is the potential. Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality. ~Psychological Types (1921). The happenings within the psyche are then contradictory and proceed in terms of alternating, non-logical antitheses. . 357. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. 475, • As regards the much discussed symbolism of dreams, its evaluation varies according to whether it is considered from the causal or from the final standpoint. We hear nothing of a rebuke or disapproval of Satan. In CW 10: Civilization in Transition. For great artists, this impulse can be all-consuming. – “Depth Psychology and Self-Knowledge” In DU III:9 September 1943. Jung (Modern Man in Search of a Soul), • “When religion stops talking about animals it will be all downhill.” — C.G. ~”General Aspects of Dream Psychology” (1916). - Carl Jung. 550, • Archetypes are complexes of experience that come upon us like fate, and their effects are felt in our most personal life. P.327, Widely accepted ideas are never the personal property of their so-called author; on the contrary, he is the bondservant of his ideas. In CW 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche. What proves to be most difficult is to grasp the playfulness of life (the childish, so to speak). An obscure dream, taken in isolation, can hardly ever be interpreted with any certainty. ~ Carl Jung, in Men, Women, and God (C.G. ], • Medical treatment of the transference gives the patient a priceless opportunity to withdraw his projections, to make good his losses, and to integrate his personality. If you had not, then the evil of this war would be small. • While studying astrology I have applied it to concrete cases many times. Not from the word down to man, but from the word up to man: that is what the darkness comprehends. P.332, • It suits our hypertrophied and hubristic modern consciousness not to be mindful of the dangerous autonomy of the unconscious and to treat it negatively as an absence of consciousness. Am I your master?” – “Woman in Europe” (1927). Not theories but your own creative individuality alone must decide. If this results in a considerable increase of her power, she will acquit herself none too well. In CW 4: Freud and Psychoanalysis. The world is empty only to him who does not know how to direct his libido towards things and people, and to render them alive and beautiful. I have made an extraordinary extension of myself and have usurped qualities which are not in me but outside Me. If you take a piece of joy from the devil and set off on adventures with it, you accept your pleasure. [“the Psychology of the Transference,” CW 16, par.486.]. Life wants to live and to die, to begin and to end. P.28, Love . There are, it is true, dreams which manifestly represent wishes or fears, but what about all the other things? Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections), • “Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one’s own being.” — C.G. Moreover, the God is in the deception. C.G. Carl Jung. – “The Real and the Surreal” (1933). (Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self), • The religious person enjoys a great advantage when it comes to answering the crucial question that hangs over our time like a threat: he has a clear idea of the way his subjective existence is grounded in his relation to “God”. It has become a prejudice which hinders all progress, with nothing to justify it.” (“General Aspects of Dream Psychology”, 1916), • – “The moment of the outbreak of neurosis is not just a matter of chance; as a rule it is most critical. – “The Theory of Psychoanalysis” (1913). ], • As an empirical concept, the self designates the whole range of psychic phenomena in man. In the first case man attributes the need of redemption to himself and leaves the work of redemption, the actual opus, to the autonomous divine figure; in the latter case man takes upon himself the duty of carrying out the redeeming opus, and attributes the state of suffering and consequent need of redemption to the anima mundi imprisoned in matter. Thus the change of mental attitude that has taken place in recent centuries is, from this point of view at least, not wholly unwelcome to the Church, because it effectively discouraged the earlier iintrospective attitude which favored a serious consideration of dreams and inner experiences. Jung (1964) Revised and included in CW 18 as “Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams”. All other ways deceive and tempt you. Jung, • “I am no longer alone with myself, and I can only artificially recall the scary and beautiful feeling of solitude. And the further the conscious situation moves away from a certain point of equilibrium, the more forceful and accordingly the more dangerous become the unconscious contents that are struggling to restore the balance. Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and the founder of analytical psychology. ], • Synchronicity . . Naturally this is not a conscious, intellectual process. P 141, • The union of opposites on a higher level of consciousness is not a rational thing, nor is it a matter of will; it is a process of psychic development that expresses itself in symbols. And that is the [subtle body] where one cannot say whether it is matter, or what one calls “psyche.”[Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, vol. ], • The invasion of evil signifies that something previously good has turned into something harmful . Not the Self is God, although we reach the God through the Self. Carl Jung Quotes. They afford unmistakable information about the analytical situation, the correct understanding of which is of the greatest therapeutic importance. Primitives tell each other impressive dreams, in a public palaver if possible, and this custom is also attested in late antiquity, for all the ancient peoples attributed great significance to dreams ‘ Treated in this way, the dream suggests all manner of ideas and associations which lead us closer to its meaning. The ancients said: in the beginning was the Word. The phenomenon undoubtedly exists, but the theory of it does not seem to me so simple. For this purpose there is created in the laboratory a situation which is artificially restricted to the question which compels Nature to give an unequivocal answer. If you are in your solitude, and all the space around you has become cold and unending, then you have moved far from men, and at the same time you have come near to them as never before. That is why I say to any beginner: Learn your theories as well as you can, but put them aside when you touch the miracle of the living soul. He was entirely changed; he became friendly and obliging, and carried out all the doctor’s orders with patience and gratitude. It reflects not on the ego but on the self; it recollects that strange self, alien to the ego, which was ours from the beginning, the trunk from which the ego grew. . That is good. In the long run it is the better adapted man who triumphs, not the wrongly self-confident, who is at the mercy of dangers from without and within. Even so, careful analysis will never rely too much on technical rules; the danger of deception and suggestion is too great. par. It belongs, on the one hand, to the original animal nature of man, which will exist as long as man has an animal body. It is merely a question of convention and intelligibility. In so far as the child is born with a differentiated brain that is predetermined by heredity and therefore individualized, it meets sensory stimuli coming from outside not with any aptitudes, but with specific ones, and this necessarily results in a particular, individual choice and pattern of apperception. Let it band together into groups and organizations as much as it likes – it is just this banding together and the resultant extinction of the individual personality that makes it succumb so readily to a dictator. Eastern man, on the other hand, experiences the world of particulars, and even his own ego, like a dream; he is rooted essentially in the “Ground,” which attracts him so powerfully that his relations with the world are relativized to a degree that is often incomprehensible to us. ~”Psychology and Religion” (1938). Whoever thinks in this way has obviously never asked himself what possible pleasure other people could find in the company of such a miserable coward. Absolute certainty brings its own evidence and has no need of anthropomorphic proofs. ~Mysterium Coniunctionis (1955) CW 14: P. 706 ~Jung and the Story of Our Time, Laurens van der Post (1977), • That higher and “complete” man is begotten by the “unknown” father and born from Wisdom, and it is he who, in the figure of the puer aeternus—”vultu metabolism albums et ater”—represents our totality, which transcends consciousness. In CW 10: Civilization in Transition. You wanted this war. P.431, Be prepared to accept the view that spirit is not absolute, but something relative that needs completing and perfecting through life. This is Munchausen psychology, and they will certainly remain stuck. “The structure and dynamics of the psyche”. . P.409, The man who has attained consciousness of the present is solitary. lack of criticism, . . That was the stuff and material for more than only one life. . But who knows how to interpret it? Plenty of unqualified persons are sure to push their way in and commit the greatest follies . Carl Gustav Jung, The Symbolic Life, Collected Works 18, par.1400, • A political situation is the manifestation of a parallel psychological problem in millions of individuals. ~The Theory of Psychoanalysis (1913), • There is no question but that Hitler belongs in the category of the truly mystic medicine man. P.355, • The conscious side of woman corresponds to the emotional side of man, not to his “mind.” Mind makes up the soul, or better, the “animus” of woman, and just as the anima of a man consists of inferior relatedness, full of affect, so the animus of woman consists of inferior judgments, or better, opinions. – “Marriage as a Psychological Relationship” (1925). These need certain modifications, because, in their original form, they are suited to an archaic mode of life, but not to the demands of a specifically differentiated (modern) environment. This markedly mystic characteristic of Hitler’s is what makes him do things which seem to us illogical, inexplicable, and unreasonable. To him the world is a more or less fluid phenomenon within the stream of his own fantasy, where subject and object are undifferentiated and in a state of mutual interpenetration. Infinitely long paths, paved with thousands of thick volumes, lead from one specialization to another. . pg. . ~Psychological Types Conclusion, p. 628, • The woman is increasingly aware that love alone can give her full stature, just as the man begins to discern that spirit alone can endow his life with its highest meaning. [“The Philosophical Tree,” CW 13, par. Eternal truths are never true at any given moment in history. ~Analytical Psychology: Its Theory and Practice: The Tavistock Lectures. I: “What should I leave to you? The discussion loses its objective character and its real purpose, since the constellated complexes frustrate the intentions of the speakers and may even put answers into their mouths which they can no longer remember afterwards. The solitary went into the desert to find himself But he did not want to find himself but rather the manifold meaning of holy scripture. P. 222, • To the extent that the archetypes intervene in the shaping of conscious contents by regulating, modifying, and motivating them, they act like instincts. What is so difficult for the layman to grasp is the fact that in most cases the patients themselves have no suspicion whatever of the internecine war raging in their unconscious. Everywhere the question of the why” and the “wherefore” may be raised, because every organic structure consists of a complicated network of purposive functions, and each of these functions can be resolved into a series of individual facts with a purposive orientation. And this probably explains why the solitary went into the desert, and fathomed the thing but not himself And therefore what happened to every desirous solitary also happened to him: the devil came to him with smooth tongue and clear reasoning and knew the right word at the right moment. ], • The persona is a complicated system of relations between individual consciousness and society, fittingly enough a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and, on the other, to conceal the true nature of the individual. In CW 9, Part I: The Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious. But if you become a human being, then your soul comes to you. It is the medium from which the religious experience seems to flow. (The road to hell is paved with good intentions too) In such cases a certain attitude or tendency can be detected on the part of the conscious mind, a deliberate intention to avoid even the bare possibility of recollection, for the very good reason that it would be painful or disagreeable [Analytical Psychology and Education,” CW 17, par. • The undiscovered vein within us is a living part of the psyche; classical Chinese philosophy names this interior way “Tao,” and likens it to a flow of water that moves irresistibly towards its goal. And yet the conflict between them may give rise to truth and meaning-but only if the ego is willing to grant the other its rightful personality. ], • So defined, the unconscious depicts an extremely fluid state of affairs: everything of which I know, but of which I am not at the moment thinking; everything of which I was once conscious but have now forgotten; everything perceived by my senses, but not noted by my conscious mind; everything which, involuntarily and without paying attention to it, I feel, think, remember, want, and do; all the future things that are taking shape in me and will sometime come to consciousness: all this is the content of the unconscious. If I had been one who felt, and had groped my way toward forethinking, then it would have appeared to me as a serpent-encoiled daimon, if I had actually seen it. . Jung Speaking, 1955). … Hitler is himself the nation. In the latter event he actually lives the myth and the symbol without knowing it. 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