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By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Personality is the supreme realization of the innate idiosyncracy of a living being. It is an act of high courage flung in the face of life, the absolute affirmation of all that constitutes the individual, the most successful adaptation to the universal conditions of existence coupled with the greatest possible freedom for self-determination.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Carl Jung

I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. ” —Psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung in a 1919 address to the Society for Psychical Research in England

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

I am looking forward enormously to getting back to the sea again, where the overstimulated psyche can recover in the presence of that infinite peace and spaciousness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

His retreat into himself is not a final renunciation of the world, but a search for quietude, where alone it is possible for him to make his contribution to the life of the community.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

The woman who fights against her father still has the possibility of leading an instinctive, feminine existence, because she rejects only what is alien to her. But when she fights against the mother she may, at the risk of injury to her instincts, attain to greater consciousness, because in repudiating the mother she repudiates all that is obscure, instinctive, ambiguous, and unconscious in her own nature.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Carl Jung

The psyche’s attachment to the brain, i.e., its space-time limitation, is no longer as self-evident and incontrovertible as we have hitherto been led to believe. … It is not only permissible to doubt the absolute validity of space-time perception; it is, in view of the available facts, even imperative to do so.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Everything psychic is pregnant with the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

So far as the personality is still potential, it can be called transcendent, and so far as it is unconscious, it is indistinguishable from all those things that carry its projections...that is, symbols of the outside world and the cosmic symbols. These form the psychological basis for the conception of man as a macrocosm through the astrological components of his character.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Even the enlightened person remains what he is, and is never more than his own limited ego before the One who dwells within him, whose form has no knowable boundaries, who encompasses him on all sides, fathomless as the abysms of the earth and vast as the sky

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

There is rarely a creative man who does not have to pay a high price for the divine spark of his greatest gifts... the human element is frequently bled for the benefit of the creative element and to such an extent that it even brings out the bad qualities, as for instance, ruthless, naive egoism (so-called "auto-eroticism"), vanity, all kinds of vices-and all this in order to bring to the human I at least some life-strength, since otherwise it would perish of sheer inanition.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

There are cases where psychoanalysis works worse than anything else. But who said that psychoanalysis was to be applied always and everywhere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Even if the whole world were to fall to pieces, the unity of the psyche would never be shattered.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The collective unconscious appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious. We can see this most clearly if we look at the heavenly constellations, whose originally chaotic forms are organized through the projection of images. This explains the influence of the stars as asserted by astrologers. These influences are nothing but unconscious instrospective perceptions of the collective unconscious.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Plato's world of ideas is beautiful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Obviously astrology has much to offer psychology, but what the latter can offer its elder sister is less evident. So far as I judge, it would seem to me advantageous for astrology to take the existence of psychology into account, above all the psychology of the personality and of the unconscious.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Carl Jung

[...] the really complex and unfamiliar part of the human mind, from which symbols are produced, is still virtually unexplored. It seems almost incredible that though we receive signals from it every night, deciphering these communications seems too tedious for any but a very few people to be bothered with. Man's greatest instrument, his psyche, is little thought of, and it is often directly mistrusted and despised. "It's only psychological" too often means: It is nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

You are a slave of what you need in your soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

The more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

New ideas are not only the enemies of old ones; they also appear often in an extremely unacceptable form.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Complexes are psychic contents which are outside the control of the conscious mind. They have been split off from consciousness and lead a separate existence in the unconscious, being at all times ready to hinder or to reinforce the conscious intentions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call projected - this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations. This originally gave rise to the idea that these factors derive from the stars, whereas they are merely in a relation of synchronicity with them. I admit that this is a very curious fact which throws a peculiar light on the structure of the human mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

There is a deep need in the world just now for guidance - almost any sort of spiritual guidance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind's evolution born anew in the brain structure of every individual.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Only a fool is interested in other people's guilt, since he cannot alter it. The wise man learns only from his own guilt. He will ask himself: Who am I that all this should happen to me? To find the answer to this fateful question he will look into his own heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Man positively needs general ideas and convictions that will give a meaning to his life and enable him to find a place for himself in the universe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Real work is completed in silence and strikes a chord in the minds of only a very few.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second half of life - that is to say, over 35 - there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Please remember, it is what you are that heals, not what you know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Intuition is perception via the unconscious that brings forth ideas, images, new possibilities and ways out of blocked situations.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

But it seems to me to be an imperfection in things of beauty, and a weakness in man, if an explanation from the shallow-side has a destructive effect. The horror which we feel for Freudian interpretations is entirely due to our own barbaric or childish naivete, which believes that there can be heights without corresponding depths, and which blinds us to the really "final" truth that, when carried to extremes, opposites meet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

A 'scream' is always just that - a noise and not music.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

The secret to Hitler's power is ... that his unconscious has exceptional access to his conscious and ... that he allows himself to be moved by it. [Others] have too much rationality, too much cerebrum to obey it [but] Hitler listens.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

Whenever there is a reaching down into innermost experience, into the nucleus of personality, most people are overcome by fear and many run away. . . The risk of inner experience, the adventure of the spirit, is in any case alien to most human beings. The possibility that such experience might have psychic reality is anathema to them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. For us, this becomes a real art... Consciousness is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, never leaving the single growth of the psychic processes in peace.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

There is, how­ever, a strong empir­i­cal rea­son why we should cul­ti­vate thoughts that can never be proved. It is that they are known to be use­ful. Man pos­i­tively needs gen­eral ideas & con­vic­tions that will give a mean­ing to his life & enable him to find a place for him­self in the uni­verse. He can stand the most incred­i­ble hard­ships when he is con­vinced that they make sense; he is crushed when on top of all his mis­for­tunes, he has to admit that he is tak­ing part in a ‘tale told by an idiot.’

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The great problems of life — sexuality, of course, among others — are always related to the primordial images of the collective unconscious. These images are really balancing or compensating factors which correspond with the problems life presents in actuality. This is not to be marveled at, since these images are deposits representing the accumulated experience of thousands of years of struggle for adaptation and existence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Our mind has its history, just as our body has its history. You might be just as astonished that man has an appendix, for instance. Does he know he ought to have an appendix? He is just born with it....Our unconscious mind, like our body, is a storehouse of relics and memories of the past. A study of the structure of the unconscious collective mind would reveal the same discoveries as you make in comparative anatomy. We do not need to think that there is anything mystical about it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

Yahweh [God] must become man precisely because he has done man a wrong. He, the guardian of justice, knows that every wrong must be expiated, and Wisdom knows that moral law is above even him. Because his creature has surpassed him he must regenerate himself

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

We are convinced that certain people have all the bad qualities we do not know in ourselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Every Mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother and every mother extends backwards into her mother and forwards into her daughter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

Whoever is afraid must needs be dependent; a weak thing needs support. That is why the primitive mind, from deep psychological necessity, begot religious instruction and embodied it in a magician or a priest.