Cornelia Brunner – Anima as Fate

“The ship is the vehicle which transports him/her across the sea and the depths of the unconscious. As human construction it has the meaning of a system, of a way, of a method ( e.g. , Hinayana and Mahayana = little and large vehicle: the two forms of Buddhism).” Our Nordic churches were built according

to the model of a ship, which is the reason for their lateral entrances and for naming the long structure “ship.”  ~Carl Jung, Anima as Fate, Page 74

“It is our own desires that stick in our flesh like arrows,” “One who is struck by Cupid’s arrow is tortured by ardent desires.” ~Carl Jung, Anima as Fate, Page 93

Jung quotes from the Gnosis of Justin: “The trees of the Garden of Eden are angels; the tree of life is the angel Baruch, the third of the paternal angels; and the tree of knowledge of good and evil is Naas, the third of the maternal angels.” ~Cornelia Brunner, Anima as Fate, Page 178

Jung quotes Ruland us in regard to the sapphire: “Its specific virtue consists in rendering the wearer pious and constant. In alchemistic medicine it was a heart medication.” ~Cornelia Brunner, Anima as Fate, Page 208

In his study of “The Symbol of Transformation in the Mass,” Jung states: “Just as bread is the substance for physical existence, so the wine represents the substance for spiritual existence.”  ~Cornelia Brunner, Anima as Fate, Page 211

“Deification always follows the baptism with water,” “The new person who has a new name is born at this point. We can observe this quite well in the Catholic sacrament, where the priest holds a candle during the baptism, saying: Dono tibi lucem aeternam-I give you the eternal light. The candle light represents the sunlight, for after the baptism we are related to the sun. We obtain an immortal soul; we are ‘twice born.”‘  ~Carl Jung, Anima as Fate, Page 160

“The fantasy of a world holocaust, the catastrophic end of the world, is the projection of the fundamental, original picture of the great, complete change.” ~Carl Jung, Anima as Fate, Page 267

It is a moral problem which challenges the entirety of the Ego personality, inasmuch as no one is capable of confronting the shadow without a great amount of moral decisiveness. In fact this confrontation demands that we recognize the dark aspects of our personality as being unquestionably present. This is the unavoidable basis for any genuine self-knowledge and meets, therefore, considerable resistance. If psychotherapy aims for such self-knowledge, considerable difficult work is needed which may require a long time.  ~Carl Jung, Anima as Fate, Page 75

Benoit’s Antinea is the kind of unconscious Anima of whom Jung says: “She is an autocratic being without genuine relationships. She seeks nothing but total possession of the individual, whereby a man becomes effeminate in odd and unfavorable ways. This shows itself in his moody and uncontrolled disposition which gradually spoils even his heretofore dependable and sensible functions, such as the intellect . . . . ” ~Cornelia Brunner, Anima as Fate, Page 131

The proficient person will constantly find, either because of unfavorable circumstances, technical errors, or seemingly demonic incidents, that the completion of the process is hindered, and that he, therefore, must begin anew. Whoever attempts to establish his security in the everyday world by following an analogous psychological journey, will have similar experiences. More than once he will find that what he has achieved falls to pieces in the collision with reality. However, he must tirelessly examine the inadequacies in his orientation and the blind spots in his psychological visual field. Just as the philosopher’s stone, with its wondrous powers, has never been actually produced, so psychic totality will never be reached empirically. Consciousness is too narrow to ever comprehend the full inventory of the soul. We will always have to begin again. The adept in alchemy always knew that it was ultimately a matter of the “res simplex” [ the simple thing] . Human beings today will learn by experience that the process will not prosper without the greatest possible simplicity. The simple, however, is also the most difficult.  ~Carl Jung, Anima as Fate, Page 277