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"The myth, better than any other, illustrates the nature of the collective unconscious. At this level the mother is both old and young, Demeter and Persephone, and the son is spouse and sleeping su...
From the Red Book There was a blue sky, like the sea, covered not by clouds but by flat brown clods of earth. It looked as if the clods were breaking
The shamanic vision is an “inner, ecstatic experience” (p.65), providing the visionary capacity needed to become a shaman. Visionary states appear to be a cross-cultural manifestation in shamans (E...
Jung narrates his first dream, when he was three or four years old: In the dream I was in this meadow. Suddenly I discovered a dark, rectangular,
"The psyche is far from being a homogeneous unit- on the contrary, it is a boiling cauldron of contradictory impulses, inhibitions, and affects, and for many people the conflict between them is so ...
"The mythological images belong to the structure of the unconscious and are an impersonal possession; in fact, the great majority of men are far more possessed by than possessing them. Images like ...
Mrs. Zinno: Were these fantasies full of affect? Dr: Jung: Yes, there was a great deal of affect with them. As I could see no possible
From a letter to Father Victor White, December 18, 1946, after Jung's second heart attack: The aspectus mortis (aspect of death) is a mighty lonely thing,
from the Red Book It was night in some unknown place, and I was making slow and painful headway against a mighty wind. Dense fog was flying along
Jung's Last Mandala: 1927 From Memories, Dreams and Reflections, page 223 I found myself in a dirty, sooty city. It was night, and winter, and dark, and
In 1909, when sailing with Freud to the United States, Jung had the following dream: I was in a house that I did not know,which had two stories. It was
"The deeper "layers" of the psyche lose their individual uniqueness as they retreat farther and farther into darkness. "Lower down," that is to say as they approach the autonomous functional system...
I have no theory about dreams, I do not know how dreams arise. And I am not at all sure that - my way of handling dreams even deserves the name of a
Harpy from the Greek word harpazein (ἁρπάζειν), "to snatch". Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.