[Carl Jung on “The Antichrist.”]
Who would suspect him under those high-sounding names of his, such as public welfare, lifelong security, peace among the nations, etc.?
He hides under idealisms, under -isms in general, and of these the most pernicious is doctrinarism, that most un-spiritual of all the spirit’s manifestations.
The present age must come to terms drastically with the facts as they are, with the absolute opposition that is not only tearing the world asunder politically but has planted a schism in the human heart.
We need to find our way back to the original, living spirit which, because of its ambivalence, is also a mediator and uniter of opposites, an idea that preoccupied the alchemists for many centuries. ~Carl Jung; Aion; Page 86.