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Carl Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, the founder of analytical psychology.

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The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. ~ Carl Jung via
Book to read tonight: 137 -- connecting Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung.
What Abraham Maslow calls self-actualization is quite similar to what Carl Jung calls the way of individuation. The name doesn't matter.
"The trouble is that Western man cannot get rid of his history as easily as his short-legged memory can. History, one might say, is written in the blood. I would not advise anyone to touch yoga without a careful analysis of his unconscious reactions. What is the use of imitating yoga if your dark side remains as good a medieval Christian as ever? If you can afford to seat yourself on a gazelle skin under a Bo-tree or in the cell of a gompa for the rest of your life without being troubled by politics or the collapse of your securities, I will look favorably upon your case. But yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue, or in which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake. ~Carl Jung, Psychology and Religion, Page 500.
"The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.". Carl Gustav Jung
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of 2 chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." - Carl Jung
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."-Carl Jung
Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychologist and philosopher, believed that we all channel unconscious archetypes that deeply effect our behavior. We find these archetypes in myths, fairy tales, and even within ourselves! Are you the explorer or the hero? Maybe even the rebel?
I regret many follies which sprang from my obstinacy; but without that trait I would not have reached my goal. -Carl Jung
How to Find (and Keep) Your Ideal Creative Partner: When Carl Jung met Sigmund Freud, they "talked uninterrupt...
Carl Jung: God to be born in the flame of man’s consciousness... | via
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. Carl Jung
..the individual is the one important factor and that the salvation of the world consists in the salvation of the individual soul. Carl Jung
Everything that irritates us about others should lead us to a better understanding of ourselves Carl Jung
On the path of life I meet myself time & again in a thousand disguises. ~Carl Jung
“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.”. Carl Gustav Jung
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"The work on the unconscious has to happen first and foremost for us ourselves. Our patients profit from it indirectly." - Carl Jung
"We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.". Carl Jung
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl Gustav Jung
~ Dreams w/ ~ I am not what has happened to me. I am what I chose to become. Carl Jung
"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people." -- Carl Jung
After almost 1 month, a social experiment of mine reached an end. The experiment involved the use of various social media apps and the interactions through these apps with their users. My aim was to raise some questions (other than these I had already) and subsequently answer them, about the “masks” we wear in our everyday life and the implications caused by social media. The sparkle for this experiment was an essay of Carl Jung about “persona”. I hope I will find time to write an article about this experience and my conclusions. To be continued.
When we confront shame, we become aware of emptiness, a spiritual hunger. Our attempts to fill this hunger with controlling, compulsive behaviors only lead to pain and remorse. Carl Jung was aware of this compulsive "filling the void." He wrote to Bill Wilson, the co-founder of AA, saying that he thought alcoholism was the search for wholeness, for a "union with God."
He who looks outside sleeps. He who looks within awakens -Carl Jung
Even the Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo, doesn't have the books of Carl Jung. Huhuhu
Dude where's my Carl Jung, The jewel of the Niles Crane, Close encounters of the 3rd mind...
On this day in 1932, Carl Jung wrote to James Joyce and offered his honest opinion of Ulysses:
Shadow Work...What is the shadow? The parts of ourselves that we may try to hide or deny. According to Carl Jung, it can be said to consist of energy patterns, known as selves or sub-personalities that were disowned — pushed down into our unconscious in childhood, as part of our coping strategies. What does it mean to face or turn into the shadow? By facing the shadow we begin to shine a light into the darkness and invite that which has been hiding to come out. It asks us to bring our secrets out from the corners. It means to ask questions inwardly such as; Why am I so irritated or annoyed with that person? Where does that live within me? What frightens me about that person? Who do they make me think of?
"When goals go, meaning goes. When meaning goes, purpose goes. When purpose goes, life goes dead in our hands." Carl Jung
"Alchemy is inconceivable without the influence of her elder sister astrology." - Carl Jung
Thank you, Carl Jung for your work towards describing my life on one page 😂
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Here are 30 of Carl Jung’s most mind-bending quotes, painstakingly gathered from numerous sources and guaranteed to crack your idea of ‘reality’ wide open. If you are at all unfamiliar with his work, this list will give you a clear taste of the uncharted territory he spent his life attempting to map…
"The important thing is what a man talks about, not whether he agrees with it or not." (Carl Jung, Collected Works, 5: 99)
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. Carl Jung
Every time I mention Freud I get followed by a half dozen Freud quote accounts. So far Carl Jung has gotten me 0.
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely”. Carl Gustav Jung
"Where you stumble and fall, there you find pure gold." ~ Carl Jung
Carl Jung was, during his time, an apprentice of psychologist Sigmund Freud. As time went on, he came to disagree with Freud.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. — Carl Jung
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung
"Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious." - Carl Gustav Jung
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being" - Carl Jung
"You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do."
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life & you will call it fate." -Carl Jung
[Carl Jung and the most essential causes and conditions of dream processes.] Dream processes follow from several causes and conditions. There are about five different possible sources: 1. They can stem from somatic sources: bodily perceptions, states of illness, or uncomfortable body postures. They can be bodily phenomena that, for their part, are caused themselves by quite unconscious psychical processes. The ancient dream interpreters made a great deal of the somatic source of stimuli, and this explanation is still frequently found today. Experimental psychology still takes the view that dreams always have to originate in something somatic. This is the well-known view of the dream: one ate too much before going to bed, lay on one’s back or on one’s belly, and therefore had that dream. 2. Other physical stimuli, not from one’s own body but from the environment, can have effects on the dream: sounds, stimuli from light, coldness, or warmth. I would like to give you an example from the French litera ...
Give me Carl Jung, Maslow, Adler, Brizendine, or R. D. laing any day! Sheesh!
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"If I know a thing, then I know a thing. I don't need to believe it." - Carl Jung
Oooh Carl Jung was also born on the 26th of July and also was a son of a pastor !!! Woots
On the plus side one of the texts is Stephen King's 'On Writing'. Pretty wicked. Prof talked today about Joseph Campbell & Carl Jung too.
“To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful.”- Carl Gustav Jung
"In each of us there is another in our head whom we do not know." . -Carl Jung
I’ve never been more proud of a title to a paper in my life— Carl Jung: The Man, The Borderline Mystic, The Legend.
"Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious." - Carl Jung...
"Whatever we look at, and however we look at it, we see only through our own eyes." - Carl Gustav Jung
"Carl Jung and God's Secret Intentions" a new post by Dr. Andy Drymalski at
What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits. - Carl…
- Carl Jung has a beautiful chapter on synchronicity! This reminded me of that 😊
"You can expect no influence if you are not susceptible to influence." --- Carl Jung
Maturity is defined in terms of integration or balance within the self. - Carl Jung.
Yes you are! But it's Fassy! I loved Fassy in 'A Dangerous Method' as Carl Jung :)
Two weeks ago today I had an incredible Near Death Experience in which Jay Adams was holding out his hand to usher me into rock and roll surfer/skateboarder heaven. It was all gleaming white and glorious and there were many people there including my Daddy and Steaming Steve Clark but I chose not to go just yet. Jay looked young-like he does here and Steve looked like he did when I met him in 1983. So I know what awaits me and, much like Carl Jung I am sort of p.o'd about coming back in a way but figure there must be something really important that I still have left to do so I'll wait to hang with my friends and loved ones until the time is right. God Bless them all.
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“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”. — Carl Jung
“Intuition is not contrary to reason, but outside the province of reason.” —Carl Jung
Truer words... "To confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light" ~ Carl Jung
also the tetramodality (four-fold) psychological typology of Carl Jung - sanguine, melancholic, choleric, and phlematic
"Alcohol is the reduced form of spirit. Therefore many people, lacking spirit, take to drinking alcohol " Carl Jung
"A man who has not walked through the inferno of his passion has never overcome them " Carl Jung, Memories dreams and reflections
"Life really does begin at forty. Up until thrn, you are just doing research." ~ Carl Jung
Psychologist Carl Jung, who analysed Pauli's dreams & speculated about physics & the mind, interviewed:
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right?? its a little quote from a book called 'Myth, Mind and the Screen: Understanding the Heroes of Our Time' by Carl Jung
"I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole." - Carl Jung  (via laughing-treees)
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.-Carl Jung
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. ~Carl Jung
"Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk." (Carl Jung)
Psychology and End-Times Mysticism August 14, 2014 BY: DR.DAVID CLOUD   The following is an excerpt from our new book The God of End-Times Mysticism:   Psychology has been permeated with mysticism since its inception in the 19th century.    Carl Jung   Carl Jung (1875-1961), the founder of analytical psychology, has been called “the psychologist of the 21st century” (Merill Berger, The Wisdom of the Dreams, front cover.” Jung (pronounced Young) has been influential, not only in society at large, but also in the New Age movement and within almost all aspects of Christianity. Jung has influenced both modernists and evangelicals. His writings are influential within the contemplative movement. He has been promoted by Paul Tillich, Morton Kelsey, John Sanford, Thomas Moore, Joseph Campbell, John Spong, Richard Foster, Agnes Sanford, and Gary Thomas, to name a few. Jung’s psychological typing provides the underpinning for the Personality Profiling part of Rick Warren’s SHAPE program, which is u ...
"It is only our deeds that reveal who we are." ― Carl Jung
.loving the Carl Jung quotes. Keep 'em coming!
It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves -Carl Gustav Jung
"We don't solve our problems, we outgrow them." - Carl Jung
"The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection." - Carl Jung
We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of Life. - Carl Jung
From Jung’s point of view there is a hidden intention in depression. It “forces us downwards.” This is not, as it…
..."When an inner situation is not made conscious it appears outside as fate"... Carl Jung
In reading Bill W's' letter to Dr Carl Jung about a spiritual solution.Does anyone know how Dr.Jung came to this conclusion? Thanks.
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. Carl Jung
This kind of thing: . I wish they all could be Carl Jung/Freudian girls.
Interview with 84 year-old Carl Jung. Choice quote when asked if he had concluded what psychological "type" he...
I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud ~ Carl Jung
I know! I thought so too...Carl Jung would be so proud
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Carl Jung: You must have guidance from within...
"Carl Jung recognized the Power of LOVE to expand Your Consciousness, bringing You to a reunion w/ the Cosmic Laws of Life."
We need more understanding of human nature... The only danger is man himself — and we are pitifully unaware of it. http…
Carl Jung is I of my hero's I'm sure u know he & Freud used 2 go to séances 2gether would u care 2 discuss the occult?
U r so way deep Carl Jung is 1 of my hero's so few know anything about him...
The wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts. - Carl Jung
"You can take away a man's gods, but only to give him others in return." -Carl Gustav Jung
I meant I don't know how it is called here? Am in Switzerland home of Carl Jung! Religion also included here
"Freedom of will is the ability to do gladly that which I must do." - Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Jung: The development of Western philosophy during the last two centuries has succeeded in i...
"It takes much vital energy to be in love." Carl Jung, quoted in - September 28, 1912
Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Carl Jung: Although the birth of Christ is an event... | via
Carl Jung might be my favorite author
I recently posted a link to Carl Jung's complete works of 18,000 pages.He was very interested in the history and meaning of symbols
Squeezed by the limitations of time and space? Check out this reflection on quote from Carl Jung. Might help.
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. Carl Jung.
Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.—Carl Jung
Life calls not for perfection, but for completeness. - Carl Jung
“When you walk with naked feet, how can you ever forget the Earth?”. ~Carl Jung
The healthy man does not torture others, generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers - Carl Jung
Hi all, in about 30 min we will be playing starting the esoteric theater. This week we are viewing Carl Jung's...
Carl Jung: But what has our empirical psychology to say about the Buddha sitting in the lotus?
“When you own the news, you own the world's perception.” Spoken like the late Carl Jung...
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Carl Jung and the Journey of Self Discovery 1/2: via On The
I'm not what happened to me. I'm what I choose to become ~ Carl Jung
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. ~Carl Jung .
"The lack of meaning in life is a soul-sickness whose full extent and full import our age has not yet begun to comprehend. About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically defined neurosis but from the senselessness and emptiness of our lives" ~ Carl Jung
Midlife is the time to let go of our ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence.~Carl Jung
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The prerequisite for a good marriage, it seems to me, is the license to be unfaithful. - Carl Jung
"The creative mind plays with the object it loves." - Carl Jung
I can't escape ENTJ on this Carl Jung Personality Test
Contentment vs. Happiness - I just read an article about Carl Jung’s thoughts on what makes people happy.
Carl Jung is great and I'll praise him in a moment, but Alfred Adler is the bomb. (y)
"I had to recognize that I am only an expression and symbol of the soul." Carl Jung, The Red Book (via Lewis LaFontaine …
“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is." — …
I meant I started the sacred geo one and didn't like it, I didn't start the Carl Jung one yet
you can read up on Carl Jung if you want in the meantime
The Secret History of Maleficent - Carl Jung famously said that to study fairy tales is to study the anatomy of...
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also./Carl Jung
Carl Jung wise+import.man“Carl Jung's Words of Advice for the Depressed
*** is good. It's sensitive. Get in touch with your Anima (Carl Jung), your feminine side. It'll enrich your male side.
To recognize the shadow "is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge." - Carl Gustav Jung
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion. Carl Jung
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Everyone in the world is crying out to be accepted. . -- Carl Jung .
Can Psychic Projections Create UFOs? (Carl Jung doesn’t help me with that).
How about an empowering quote from Carl Jung to end this beautiful Friday? .
The artist allows art to realize its supreme purpose. ~Carl Jung
There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum. --Carl G. Jung
"All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy." Carl Jung
Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Carl Jung on the "Archetype of the Shadow." | via
"One is always inclined to lay the blame on external circumstances, but nothing could explode in us if it had not been there.…
"Error is just as important a condition of life as truth." ~Carl Jung
The Jungian interpretation: times of renewal and “rebirth” For influential psychologist Carl Jung, 20th century dream analyst, having teeth falling out in dreams symbolizes the birth of something new, although it may entail some tension and it may be a painful process. The dream usually relates to emotions currently experienced as you are go through changes in your life, such as moving, changing jobs, ending relationships or undergoing periods of personal growth. THIS IS SO ON POINT!! I love reading behind Carl Jung anyway.
Did you know that what set Carl Jung off on the track to think outside the box was an event that took place early in his therapeutic practice, when a patient shot himself in the forehead Carl Jung woke up that night with a dull pain as if a bullet had entered his forehead. I just learned about this. P.s., this is an example of the non-locality of consciousness across space & time.
Rethinking James... "The unconscious is where it has always been on the edge of consciousness, woven into consciousness, where we do not look or do not want to see. The unconscious is around us. We are immersed in the psyche. As alchemists insisted, the potential gold is in bad waste of what we have on hand. Working this r"prima materia" has always been the real unconscious task of the artist who not only expressed his personal suffering, but reflected the torment of the anima mundi, the suffering in the roots. I mean artifex for the artist, the creator, be it artist, alchemist or analyst. One who collects the wood carried by the current, its cacophonous, pieces of bricolage and returns this unconscousness to its roots. The artifex works with the soul in the anima mundi. " (James Hillman) I believe that James Hillman was all of this . James Hillman as Carl Jung, student and teacher of each other, embody what the Zen master Gempo Yamamoto says: "At the age of sixty years, we are more efficient to fifty; at ...
At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the procession of the seasons. There is nothing…with which I am not linked. —Carl Jung
So true. Know and be yourself. “Each of us is like all other people, like some other people, and like no other person.” ~ Carl Jung
I have all my 1962 - 1972 Clients who are undergoing a full blown Psycho/Spiritual Death-Rebirth Transformation Crisis read this before I begin my consultation: Every creative person is a duality or a synthesis of contradictory aptitudes. On the one side he is a human being with a personal life, while on the other side he is an impersonal, creative process… The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. 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 life of mankind. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being. Carl Jung
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In his classic, provocative work, Dr. Carl Jung-one of psychiatry's greatest minds-argues that the future depends on our ability to resist society's mass movements. Only by understanding our unconscious inner nature-"the undiscovered self"-can we gain the self-knowledge that is antithetical to id...
A thought that crossed my mind! One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung
Nice piece>Carl Jung's Words of Advice for the Depressed
This week LeeAnne and Angela have as their guest on Spirited History 9PM ET on the Para-X Radio Network, author and leading paranormal researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley. The ladies will be exploring Ms. Guiley’s informative and intriguing book, “Dream Messages from the Afterlife.” Tune in to learn more about near death and out of body experiences, lucid dreaming, dream visitations, the exceptional dream research that Montague Ullman, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Rhea A. White have conducted on this topic, and much more! Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal. She is the author of more than 50 books and hundreds of articles on a wide variety of topics. Ms. Guiley conducts original field investigations researching haunted and mysterious places; spirit communications; and entity contact experiences. Website: www.visionaryliving.com
“In so far as analytical treatment makes the "shadow" conscious, it causes a cleavage and a tension of opposites which in their turn seek compensation in unity. The adjustment is achieved through symbols. The conflict between the opposites can strain our psyche to the breaking point, if we take them seriously, or if they take us seriously. The tertium non datur (there is no third) of logic proves its worth: no solution can be seen. If all goes well, the solution, seemingly of its own accord, appears out of nature. Then and then only is it convincing. It is felt as "grace." Since the solution proceeds out of the confrontation and clash of opposites, it is usually an unfathomable mixture of conscious and unconscious factors, and therefore a symbol, a coin split into two halves which fit together precisely. It represents the result of the joint labors of consciousness and the unconscious, and attains the like ness of the God-image in the form of a mandala, which is probably the simplest model of a concept ...
"If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.". -Carl Jung
Intuition [is] perception via the unconscious. ~Carl Jung; "The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious", 1950.
I'm an American Futurist teaching in Beijing, organizer and promoter for Humanity+ and transhumanism in China. I helped make the first mainland China h+ transhuman conference a reality. I envision a positive collective Singularity in my lifetime and it is my life goal to achieve just that. I plan to bring more h+ events to Beijing, other Singularity related events/talks, and to bring Singularity Summit to China. I have invented various means to lead us towards a collective technological Singularity. We have the technology available today to achieve many of these inventions. Some of my inventions include: -The Collective Mirror (aka OBEone), a live 3D feed of earth from cell phones in orbit, inspired by the noetic experience reported by astronauts such as Edgar Mitchell. The Collective Mirror would ideally work as the display of a smart watch, or as a full immersion VR app. -OBE2 is an simulated out of body experience using virtual reality and drone technology. -Social Networked Lucid Dreaming is based on ...
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain." -Carl Jung
Loneliness doesn’t come from having no one around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that are importan…
Said like a true Leo! He shares the birthdate of Carl Jung, George Bernard Shaw, *** Jagger, and me. :-)
Because Carl Jung said, anyone who hasn't ventured into the adult world by 21 has a issue.
"Man cannot stand a meaningless life" Carl Jung
Vocatus atque non vocatus Deus aderit Invoked or not invoked, the god is present (Inscription on Carl Jung's tombstone,
'Man cannot stand a meaningless life.' ~Carl Gustav Jung
Happy birthday, Carl Jung! Your "Memories, Dreams, Reflections" is still one of the most important books I've ever read
“The healthy man does not torture others.” ~Carl Gustav Jung
The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering... ~Carl Jung~
"Man cannot stand a meaningless life." - Carl Jung Interview on BBC
In Praise of the Bhagavad Gita Great Comments by Great People By Subhamoy Das For thousands of years, the Bhagavad Gita has inspired millions of readers. Here’s what some of the greats have to say in praise of this venerable scripture. "When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous." ~ Albert Einstein "The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions." ~ Dr. Albert Schweizer "The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity." ~ Aldous Huxley "The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization." ~ Rishi Aurobindo "The idea that ...
“Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, along with his frenemy Freud, is considered the founding father of modern analytical psychology.”
It was Carl Jung who first said "What you resist persists" and many teachers have expanded that by going on to say "What you resist persists...and what you accept changes." Using an understanding of Universal Law, let us have a look at how this theory works and how it affects us in day-to-day life.
Beautiful bodies and beautiful personalities rarely go together. -Carl Jung
The Book of Symbols – how Carl Jung, who left us on this day in 1961, cataloged the unconscious
We agree with Carl Jung :Life Begins at forty , up until then you're just doing research.
Carl Jung, who died on this day in 1961, on human nature in a rare BBC interview
guys here is the interview of carl jung in 1959 on BBC, i have uploaded it because i cud not find it anywhere...
Carl Jung wrote in one of his books: in a conversation with a North American Indian , the Chief said: white people are always looking for something. They are always unsatisfied and agitated. They always want something. They don't know what they are looking for. For us, they are crazy.
Water is the commonest symbol for the unconscious. The lake in the valley is the unconscious, which lies, as it were, underneath consciousness, so that it is often referred to as the ‘subconscious,’ usually with the pejorative connotation of an inferior consciousness. Water is the ‘valley spirit,’ the water dragon of Tao, whose nature resembles water- a yang in the yin, therefore, water means spirit that has become unconscious.” (Carl Jung, CW 9i, para 40)
We have, therefore, two kinds of thinking: directed thinking, and dreaming or fantasy-thinking. The former operates with speech elements for the purpose of communication, and is difficult and exhausting; the latter is effortless, working as it were spontaneously, with the contents ready to hand, and guided by unconscious motives. The one produces innovations and adaptation, copies reality, and tries to act upon it; the other turns away from reality, sets free subjective tendencies, and, as regards adaptation, is unproductive ~Carl Jung; Two Kinds of Thinking; para. 20.
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A Desiderata Saturday morning at Malumanay Street. Girlie did her free flowing "morning writing" following Julia Cameron's advice, then takes a nap. I check one of my favourite sites - Brain Pickings (thanks again, Maria Popova) and gleaned this passage from "Memories, Dreams, Reflections" of Carl Jung whose death anniversary was yesterday. Sharing Carl Jung's picture and his quote, and a visual summary of his book by the artist Austin Kleon.
Psychologist Carl Jung has waxed lyrical about the elegance of the sari : "It would be a loss to the whole world if the Indian woman should cease to wear her native costume. India is practically the only civilized country where one can see on living models how woman can and should dress". A charming folktale explains the origin of the Sari as follows: "The Sari, it is said, was born on the loom of a fanciful weaver. He dreamt of Woman. The shimmer of her tears. The drape of her tumbling hair. The colors of her many moods. The softness of her touch. All these he wove together. He couldn't stop. He wove for many yards. And when he was done, the story goes, he sat back and smiled and smiled and smiled". Some costume historians believe that the men's dhoti, which is the oldest Indian draped garment, is the forerunner of the sari. Till the 14th century the dhoti was worn by both men and women. Thereafter it is conjectured that the women's dhoti started to become longer, and the accessory cloth worn over the sh ...
Psychologist Elaine Aron's research on a temperament category she describes as the "highly sensitive person" (HSP) has been gaining increased attention in recent years, and giving many people a big "aha" moment. Could you be among the 15-20 percent of the population she believes make up this group? I've learned that I am, and finding this out has changed the way I look at...everything. When I was a kid, the taste of many foods was unbearably intense, and certain sounds were, too. I had a vivid imagination and experienced acute awareness of emotions — both my own and those of others. Yet I was not shy. Sometimes I would get so overstimulated I would find myself talking constantly, a tendency that earned me the nickname "Loquacious Lynn" from my mother and demerit points in school. I was transfixed by odd things: once, at summer camp, I stood paralyzed by the side of a stream, knowing that when I reached the other side I would be older and could never reverse the flow of time. I felt and saw things that e ...
June 6th: Patrick Henry asked for liberty of death-- he also asked for mercury, so he received the latter. Carl Jung changed his archetype to D,E,A,D on this day. It is one of extreme introversion. Seriously, he doesn't ever come out anymore. Robert Kennedy made Sirhan Sirhan a patsy for the Rosicrucians. Marvin Isley quit shouting and laid Between the Sheets, of his coffin.
June 6, 1961, Carl Jung, Freud's antithesis, died. He helped me interpret my dreams after reading "Man and His Symbols".
The sun is not only beneficial, but also destructive; hence the zodiacal sign for August heat is the ravaging lion which Samson slew in order to rid the parched earth of its torment. Yet it is in the nature of the sun to scorch, and its scorching power seems natural to man. It shines equally on the just and the unjust, and allows useful creatures to flourish as well as the harmful. ~Carl Jung; CW 5; Symbols of Transformation; para 176.
GMT Cinema – Actor/Director profile – Tom Laughlin AKA Billy Jack. In lieu of my experience earlier in the week I thought this was a good time to highlight one of the most interesting auteur directors cinema has ever seen. Tom Laughlin is best known for the 4 Billy Jack movies. – Born Losers – Billy Jack – Trial of Billy Jack and Billy Jack goes to Washington. Tom and his wife Delores Taylor products this quartet of movies featuring Billy the half breed Vietnam vet who is force into standing up for those abused by the America system. But Tom and Delores’ accomplishments go far beyond the silver screen. They actually owned a school much like the school Billy defends in the movies. Tom was a follower of Carl Jung and was a pioneer in domestic abuse counseling. Tom wrote several books on the subject as well as a book on how to beat cancer. Tom’s philosophy was that anything could be cured with counseling, even abusers. It was Tom’s belief that counseling was part of the human condition ...
Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the passing of Carl Jung. May he rest in peace. If more folks knew about and took his work to heart we all may be a more human and humane people.
[Carl Jung on Prophetic Dreams.] Just as memories that have long since fallen below the threshold are still accessible to the unconscious, so also are certain very fine subliminal combinations that point forward, and these are of the greatest significance for future events in so far as the latter are conditioned by our psychology. But no more than the science of history bothers itself with future combinations of events, which are rather the object of political science, can the forward-pointing psychological combinations be the object of analysis; they would be much more the object of a refined psychological syntheticism that knew how to follow the natural currents of libido. This we cannot do, or only badly; but it happens easily enough in the unconscious, and it seems as if from time to time, under certain conditions, important fragments of-this-work come to light, at least in dreams, thus accounting for the prophetic significance of dreams long claimed by superstition. Dreams are very often anticipation ...
It was universally believed in the Middle Ages as well as in the Greco-Roman world that the soul is a substance. Indeed, mankind as a whole has held this belief from its earliest beginnings, and it was left for the second half of the nineteenth century to develop a “psychology without the soul.” ~Carl Jung; CW 8.
Angels and Demons. Amera Ziganii Rao So.had a couple of very interesting encounters just now, while out in my usual ‘pop sorcerer’ outfits. It seems, that just as Henry Miller said, that war is more acceptable than sex, so is cruelty, more acceptable than humanitarianism. In other words, just as Carl Jung said, that he freaked people out all the time by being able to see inside them and by being of soul, I am learning in my purification for leadership, just what all those things are about too, and learning to find the tolerance to go with the force of humanitarian leadership. Ie, just to live as I am and not like the other tosspots of this world. The truth of what it is to be authentic, IF YOU ARE A HUMANITARIAN. Now, as you can see, I am grounding High Serpent Female Priesthood™ and all that is the truth of this world, into humanisim. Humanism, humanity and humanitarianism. Three very different and equally similar words and concepts. Because I can now protect my humanity and humanitarianism with a ...
From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative. Carl Jung.
Carl Jung, Humanistic Psychology, and the Land of the Dead
synchronicity is a fundamental law of physics not discovered yet but suspected Carl Jung first identified it in 1920
"We only believe that we are masters in our own house because we like to flatter ourselves. Actually, however, we are dependent to a startling degree upon the proper functioning of the unconscious psyche, and must trust that it does not fail us." -Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
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Knowing Our Convictions We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon one's own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one's ultimate interpretation of facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. As the person is, so will be their ultimate truth.C.G. Carl Jung
Interesting... do you believe in magic? :-) 7 Traits of Highly Magical People 1. You have a Sense of Being Magical The truth is everyone is magical. But most people do not know that. Society has programmed people to become unmagical and dull. Magical people retain a stronger connection with their inner intuition where they have a sense and knowing that they are magical. Those who are magical are on a path of freeing the minds of others around them, so that they will be able to realize their innate magical nature. 2. You experience plenty of Synchronicities Synchronicity is the term coined by transcendental psychologist Carl Jung to signify the event of “meaningful coincidences”. Magical people are in a state where they tend to attract more of these situations than other people. Much of these synchronicities bring fulfilling and desirable things that cause these people to seem blessed, charmed or just having more good fortune than others. 3. You can Feel and Change according to the 4 Seasons and Moon C ...
ON WHY THE CHICKEN CROSSED THE ROAD PLATO: For the greater good. KARL MARX: It was an historical inevitability. MACHIAVELLI: So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for who among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained. HIPPOCRATES: Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in its pancreas. JACQUES DERRIDA: Any number of contending discourses may be discovered within the act of the chicken crossing the road, and each interpretation is equally valid as the authorial intent can never be discerned, because structuralism is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD! THOMAS DE TORQUEMADA: Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out. TIMOTHY LEARY: Because that's the only kind of trip the Establishment will let it take, man. NIETZSCHE: Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the Road gazes also across you. B.F. SKINNER ...
"If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." ---Carl Jung
One of the comments to the NYT's opinion piece, "As Congress Sleeps, More People Die,": The latest shooting massacre committed by Elliot Rodger highlights the dark, psychological basis that permeates our culture and society. Put simply, it is misogyny--hatred of women or the feminine--that is playing out at all levels of society. From the current gubernatorial campaign in Texas where the male, Republican candidate, Greg Abbott, continually calls his female, Democrat opponent, Wendy Davis, "abortion Barbie" to the Roman Catholic church's renewed attempts to suppress American nuns, we see women under siege by frightened, insecure, and angry men who often turn to violence to cope with their sense of inferiority. Guns are just a symptom of this massive social and psychological upheaval in the patriarchy that has governed society for the past two millennia. Our, and world, society according to the psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, desperately need this need feminine in order to survive, but psychologists also need to ...
In "Memories, Dreams, Reflections," Carl Jung described a dream in which he entered a small wayside chapel while in a hiking trip. "The door was ajar, and I went in. ... I saw that on the floor in front of the alter, facing me sat a yogi - in lotus posture, in deep meditation. When I looked at him more closely, I realized that he had my face. I stared in profound fright, and awoke with the thought: 'Aha, so he is the one who is meditating me. He has a dream, and I am it.' I knew that when he awakened, I would no longer be." - Carl Jung (MDR, p. 323)
Today's thought from Hazelden is: "Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of life." --Carl Jung The times that life works best are when we get out of the way and let the power work through us. The writer says of an inspired short story, "I didn't write this story; it seemed to write itself." After a record-breaking performance an athlete recalls, "I just had an 'on' day. My shots kept falling in." Each of us has had moments when we felt as if we were riding the crest of a wave or were being pushed from behind by a gentle wind. The more you can surrender to the universal energy and go with its flow, the easier life becomes. Compare this experience to that of trying to control and manipulate life through the limited ego. Everything becomes a strain and an effort, a constant struggle. We tire easily. By the time we cross the finish line, we wonder if the race was worth running. A better way is stated by the paradox, "You give it all up to have it all." Whatever your current ...
Bidden or not bidden, God is present. --Carl Jung
"THE UNEXPECTED AND THE INCREDIBLE BELONG IN THIS WORLD. ONLY THEN IS LIFE WHOLE." ~Carl Jung Give thankful gratitude and attention to the unexpected and incredible along your journey today….appreciate the little things and the big things around you! Take the flow as it comes!
in all ch.A.O.s there is a cOsmOs, in all disOrder a secret Order ― Carl Jung
Coffee . Coffee. Cigarette . And mission to write my paper about dreams and Carl jung
"The Self is a circle, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere” - Carl Jung
The new horror novella Deep Like the River by Tim Waggoner is now available at: was supposed to be fun. A chance to get away. An opportunity for two sisters to bond and for one sister to heal. It was a small river, calm, slow-moving. Perfect for a leisurely canoe trip on a beautiful summer day. But then they hear a baby crying on the shore, abandoned and overheated. Alie and Carin have to take her with them. They can’t just leave her there. A simple canoe trip becomes a rescue mission. But there’s something on the shore, hidden by the trees. Something that’s following them every step of the way – watching, waiting . . . Around every bend, the river becomes stranger, darker, more dangerous, until Alie isn’t sure what’s real and what isn’t. The river wants the child for itself, but no matter what it throws at her, Alie’s determined to get the baby to safety. She’s already lost one child. But she'll have to fight the darkness that haunts the river – as well as the darkness within herself ...
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