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Carl Gustav Jung

The first words of Jung's Red Book are "The way of what is to come."

"The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the Soul."

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"There is only one way and that is your way; there is only one salvation and

that is your salvation......What is to come will be created in you and from you.

Hence look into yourself.  Do not compare, do not measure.  No other way is

like yours.  All other ways deceive and tempt you.  You must fulfill the way

that is in you."  [The Red Book, p. 130]

 

Image [p. 129 The Red Book]

 

Copy of Jung photo  8-11-04  Lake Zurich, Switzerland.

 

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Carl Jung and The Puer Aeternus: The Mother Complex and the Absent Father

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Carl Jung and The Puer Aeternus: The Psychology of Men who Fail to Grow Up - Part I - The Mother Complex and the Absent Father You can watch the Video on Vimeo !Continue

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Sternstunde Philosphie - Das Rote Buch von C.G. Jung

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Das sagenumwobene «Rote Buch» von C.G. Jung - Die Psychologin Verena Kast im Gespräch mit Norbert Bischofberger (SternstundePhilosophie vom 11.10.2009). Das geheimnisvolle «Rote Buch» des Schweizer Psychiaters Carl Gustav Jung (1875 bis 1961) wird…Continue

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Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living.

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To Gustav Schmaltz 30 May 1957 Dear Schmaltz:I understand your wish very well, but I must tell you at once that it does not fit in my with my…Continue

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About the Nature of “Spirit”

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Spirit, like God, denotes an object of psychic experience which cannot be proved to exist in the external world and cannot be understood…Continue

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Comment by Eva Libre on October 29, 2015 at 10:24pm

"One does not become enlightened
by imagining light,
but by making the darkness conscious."

- C.G. Jung

Comment by Luna Arjuna on October 23, 2015 at 5:48pm

from "Seven Sermons for the Dead" (1918)

~ C.G. Jung

Comment by Luna Arjuna on February 20, 2015 at 1:11am

“It is always important to have something to bring into a relationship, and solitude is often the means by which you acquire it.”

Letters
Vol. II
Page 610

Comment by Ana on January 6, 2015 at 1:38am
Comment by Luna Arjuna on January 5, 2015 at 3:07pm

"To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is."
C.G. Jung

Comment by Luna Arjuna on August 25, 2013 at 2:10am

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)

[The Red Book, Page 163], (1928)
Foundation of the Works of C. G. Jung, Zurich

Comment by Luna Arjuna on August 25, 2013 at 2:03am

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)

"Philemon", ca. 1925 [The Red Book, Page 154]
Foundation of the Works of C. G. Jung, Zurich

Comment by Luna Arjuna on August 23, 2013 at 6:32am

One of the striking images appears on folio 36 at the end of Chapter 6, "The Remains of Earlier Temples." Jung’s marginal notation says it was painted around Christmas 1915. How does this dramatic image relate to the text, and how do you interpret it in the context of Jungian thought?

This is a portrait of Izdubar. Izdubar was an early name given the figure now known as Gilgamesh, based on a mistranscription. It resembles an illustration of him in Wilhelm Roscher’s Ausführliches Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie. Jung discussed the Gilgamesh epic in 1912 in Transformations and Symbols of the Libido, using the corrected form. His use of the older form here indicates that the figure is related to, but not identical to the figure in the epic. Jung encounters Izdubar in a fantasy. Jung says that he comes from the West, and tells Izdubar about the setting of the sun, the roundness of the earth, and the emptiness of space. Izdubar wants to know where he gets his knowledge from, and whether there is an immortal land where the sun goes for rebirth. Jung says he comes from a world where this is science. Izdubar is aghast to learn that we can never reach the sun and that he can never attain immortality, and collapses, poisoned by this science. Izdubar wonders if there are two kinds of truth. Jung says that their truth comes from outer things, whilst the truth of Izdubar’s priests comes from inner things. Jung makes a fire with a match and shows him his clock. Izdubar is astonished. However, Jung tells him that Western science has not found a means against death. Izdubar wonders how Jung lives with this poisonous science. Jung says that they have got used to it, and have had to swallow the poison of science. Izdubar asks if they have Gods. Jung says, no, just the words. Izdubar says that they also do not see the Gods. Jung says that science has taken faith from them. Jung says he can’t bare this well, which is why he has gone to the East, to seek the light that they lack. Jung longs for Izdubar’s truth. Izdubar tells him to be careful, as he could be blinded.

In terms of Jung’s thought, this scene stages the encounter between the ancient and the modern, the conflict between the truths of science and the truths of myth and religion, which he hoped to reconcile in the form of his psychology.

Comment by Nada Jung on August 19, 2013 at 12:39am

The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.

~ C.G. Jung

C.G. Jung [from the Red Book, Page 125}

Comment by Luna Arjuna on August 17, 2013 at 10:04pm

Jung in the Red Book: "As the fate of the peoples is represented to you in events, so will it happen in your heart. If the hero in you is slain, then the sun of the depths rises in you.."

 

This is along the lines of something  Jung said in Mysterium Coniunctionis (p778): he experience of the self is always a defeat for the ego.”.... Slay the dragon in youth, slay the ego in later life....

 

C.G. Jung Untitled work (1917)

 
 
 

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