[Carl Jung and Numbers]
One the the first numeral, is unity. But It Is Also “the unity,” the One, All-Oneness, individuality and non-duality not a numeral but a philosophical concept, an archetype and attribute of God, the monad.
It is quite proper the human intellect Should make these statements, but at the same team the intellect is determined and limited by its conception of oneness and its implications.
In other words, these statements are not arbitrary.
They are governed by the nature of oneness and Therefore are Necessary statements.
Theoretically, the same logical operation Could be Performed for each of the following conceptions of number, but in practice the process soon comes to an end because of the rapid Increase in complications, Which become too numerous to handle.
Every unit further introduces new properties and new modifications.
Thus, it is a property of the number four equations of the fourth degree can be solved, Whereas equations of the fifth degree can not.
The Necessary statement of the number four, Therefore, Is That, among other things, it is an apex and simultaneously the end of the preceding ascent.
Since each additional unit with one or more new mathematical properties Appear, the statements Attain such a complexity they can be longer in Formulated.
The infinite series of natural numbers Corresponds to the infinite number of individual creatures.
That series likewise Consists of Individuals, and even the properties of its first ten members represent if anything at all They represent an abstract cosmogony derived from the monad.
The properties of numbers are, However, simultaneously properties of matter, is reason Which Certain equations can anticipate its behavior.
Therefore I submit que other than mathematical statements (ie, statements implicit in nature) are likewise capable of pointing to realities beyond irrepresentable Themselves such, for example, the products of the imagination Those Which enjoy universal acceptance or are distinguished by the frequency of Their occurrence , like the whole class of archetypal motifs.
Just as in the case of some factors in mathematical equations we can not say to what physical realities They correspondence, so in the case of some mythological products we do not know at first what to psychic realities They refer.
Equations governing the turbulence of heated gases existed long before the problems of such gases had been precisely investigated.
Similarly, we have long been in possession of mythologems Which express the dynamics of Certain subliminal processes, though these processes were given names only in very recent times. ~ Carl Jung, Memories Dreams and Reflections.