“The Collected Works of C. G. Jung: Psychology and religion, West and East”, Carl Gustav Jung (1960). But this unconscious continuation never reached the surface, where the conscious mind could have dealt with it. ~Aion (1951). 48, • To interpret the dream-process as compensatory is in my view entirely consistent with the nature of the biological process in general. You, woman, should not seek the masculine in men, but assume the masculine in yourself since you possess it from the beginning. ~Carl Jung; Red Book. P. 395, • It is in my view a great mistake to suppose that the psyche of a new-born child is a tabula rasa in the sense that there is absolutely nothing in it. . Primitive man’s perception of objects is conditioned only partly by the objective behavior of the things themselves, whereas a much greater part is often played by intrapsychic facts which are not related to the external objects except by way of projection. That is why he casts history aside. . • “We had a [schizophrenic] patient with whom it was impossible to carry on a sane conversation; he produced only a crazy mixture of delusional ideas and queer words. P.7, There are many people who are only partially conscious. Discover popular and famous unconscious quotes by Carl Jung. One face looks forward, the other back. Formerly perhaps he wanted more than he could accomplish; now he does not even dare to attempt what he has it in him to do. [The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairytales,” CW 9i, par. The following Carl Jung quotes give glimpses of how Carl Jung viewed life. This is no matter for astonishment, since these images are deposits of thousands of years of experience of the struggle for existence and for adaptation. Carl Gustav Jung, Letters, vol.1 pg. They are the manifestation and expression of excess libido. To be, and to enjoy your being, you need death, and limitation enables you to fulfill your being. What I wrote were things that assailed me from within myself. P.745, The Christian West considers man to be wholly dependent upon the grace of God, or at least upon the Church as the exclusive and divinely sanctioned earthly instrument of man’s redemption. The anima is the feminine aspect of the archetypal male/female duality whose projections in the external world can be traced through myth, philosophy and religious doctrine. ~Psychology and Alchemy (1944). 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. Since to be wholly of the present means to be fully conscious of one’s existence as a man, it requires the most intensive and extensive consciousness, with a minimum of unconsciousness. If the ego is dissolved in identification with the self, it gives rise to a sort of nebulous superman with a puffed-up ego. • A human being would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species. … The doctor has something to say, but so has the patient.” (from “Memories, Dreams, Reflections”, 1962), • – “Freud had a dream-I would not think it right to air the problem it involved. Jung ~”On the Psychology of the Unconscious” (1953). Jung, • “I am an orphan, alone: nevertheless I am found everywhere. In CW 9, Part I: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. P. 141, • Our consciousness does not create itself-it wells up from unknown depths. ~In CW 4: Freud and Psychoanalysis. 758). • The word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. But if we return to the “children’s land” we succumb to the fear of becoming childish, because we do not understand that everything of psychic origin has a double face. For young people the search for personality values is very often a pretext for evading their biological duty. This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. And the wider and more numerous the fissures on the surface, the more the unity is strengthened in the depths. . In CW 11: Psychology and Religion: West and East. ], • An extreme state of unconsciousness is characterized by the predominance of compulsive instinctual processes, the result of which is either uncontrolled inhibition or a lack of inhibition throughout. P.129, • To be “normal” is the ideal aim for the unsuccessful, for all those who are still below the general level of adaptation. But on the other hand, emotion is the moment when steel meets flint and a spark is struck forth, for emotion is the chief source of consciousness. . Carl Jung : The unconscious assimilate the peculiar nature of the country. He who conquers needs weapons. And although this looks desperately like a moral catastrophe, it alone makes possible a higher differentiation of ethics and a broadening of consciousness. The first explanation exhausts itself in stressing the importance of the cause and completely overlooks the final significance of the regressive process. ], • Although “wholeness” seems at first sight to be nothing but an abstract idea (like anima and animus), it is nevertheless empirical in so far as it is anticipated by the psyche in the form of spontaneous or autonomous symbols. ], • The general rule should be that the weakness of the conscious attitude is proportional to the strength of the resistance. It seems the same way to the woman who accepts her masculinity. For it is the function of consciousness not only to recognize and assimilate the external world through the gateway of the senses, but to translate into visible reality the world within us. • The discovery of the value of human personality is reserved for a riper age. This disunity with oneself begets discontent, and since one is not conscious of the real state of things one generally projects the reasons for it upon one’s partner. Conversely, the exaggerated longing of an older person for the sexual values of youth is a short-sighted and often cowardly evasion of a duty which demands recognition of the value of personality and submission to the hierarchy of cultural values. You have no more futurity and no more past if you serve the spirit of this time. Our cerebral consciousness is like an actor who has forgotten that he is playing a role. Plenty of unqualified persons are sure to push their way in and commit the greatest follies . When a few million people get into this state, it produces the sort of situation which has afforded us such an edifying object-lesson every day for the last ten years. But if you become a human being, then your soul comes to you. ], • We might say . [Ibid. My gaze is captivated by this awful sight-a shrouded figure, like that of a woman, is standing calmly next to the child; her face is covered by an impenetrable veil. All gaps in our actual knowledge are still filled out with projections. ], • It is precisely the strongest and best among men, the heroes, who give way to their regressive longing and purposely expose themselves to the danger of being devoured by the monster of the maternal abyss. 646. [“Some Crucial Points in Psychoanalysis,” CW 4, par. With progressive maturation it widens its horizon and its own sphere of influence; its hopes and intentions are directed to extending the scope of personal power and possessions; desire reaches out to the world in ever-widening range; the will of the individual becomes more and more identical with the natural goals pursued by unconscious motivations. These are the quaternity or mandala symbols, which occur not only in the dreams of modern people who have never heard of them, but are widely disseminated in the historical records of many peoples and many epochs. Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. … What drives people to war with themselves is the intuition or the knowledge that they consist of two persons in opposition to one another.” (from “Modern Man in Search of a Soul”, 1933), • – “The primordial experience is the source of [creativity]. It is rather the inability to love which robs a person of these opportunities. Significant dreams, on the other hand, are often remembered for a lifetime, and not infrequently prove to be the richest jewel in the treasure house of psychic experience.” (from “The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche”, 1960), • – “The real existence of an enemy upon whom one can foist off everything evil is an enormous relief to one’s conscience. For it seems to me to be sinful to deform life where there is yet the possibility to live it fully. ~”The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man” (1933). In CW 7: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology. This image is fundamentally unconscious; an hereditary factor of primordial origin engraved in the living organic system of the man, an imprint or “archetype” of all the ancestral experiences of the female, a deposit, as it were, of all the impressions ever made by woman-in short, an inherited system of psychic adaptation. [“Christ, A Symbol of the Self, ibid” par. The modern man – or, let us say again, the man of the immediate present-is rarely met with, for he must be conscious to a superlative degree. A man should live as a man and a woman as a woman. I believe that we have the choice: I preferred the living wonders of the God. Carl Gustav Jung, Civilization in Transition, Collected Works 10, par.485, • The people would never have been Deutsch taken in and carried away so completely if this figure had not been a reflected image of the collective hysteria Deutsch. In CW 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche. But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.” — C.G. Carl Gustav Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections, pg.326, • Gradually only did I discover what the mandala really is: ‘Formation, Transformation, Eternal Mind’s eternal recreation ‘.And that is the self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well, is harmonious but, which cannot tolerate self-deceptions. Also, they do not invariably indicate a subliminal readiness on the part of the patient to realize that wholeness consciously, at a later stage; often they mean no more than a temporary compensation of chaotic confusion. To speak of the morning and spring, of the evening and the autumn of life is not mere sentimental jargon. 324, • One would do well to treat every dream as though it were a totally unknown object. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.” Thus the laws of reason are the laws that designate and govern the average, “correct,” adapted attitude. 260.] ~”General Aspects of Dream Psychology” (1916). As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is “man” in a higher sense— he is “collective man”— one who carries and shapes the unconscious, psychic forms of mankind.” — C.G. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. (1935). This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge. As a man you have no soul, since it is in the woman; as a woman you have no soul, since it is in the man. We make slips of the tongue and slips in writing and unconsciously do things that betray our most closely guarded secrets-which are sometimes unknown even to ourselves. . How beautiful it is here! • It seems to be very hard for people to live with riddles or to let them live, although one would think that life is so full of riddles as it is that a few more things we cannot answer would make no difference. 477, • The real difficulty begins -when the dreams do not point to anything tangible, and this they do often enough, especially when they hold anticipations of the future. ~”The Practical Use of Dream Analysis” (1934). The less we understand of what our [forebears] sought, the less we understand ourselves, and thus we help with all our might to rob the individual of his roots and his guiding instincts, so that he becomes a particle in the mass, ruled only by what Neitzche called the spirit of gravity. The conflict between infantile instinctually and ethics can never be avoided. – Essay Included in CW 18: P. 314 322, • To concern ourselves with dreams is a way of reflecting on ourselves-a way of self-reflection. P.60, • For a woman, the typical danger emanating from the unconscious comes from above, from the “spiritual” sphere personified by the animus, whereas for a man it comes from the chthonic realm of the “world and woman,” i.e., the anima projected on to the world. • “The bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual.” — C.G. 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