The myth of the necessary incarnation of God . . .can be understood as man’s creative confrontation with the opposites and their synthesis in the Self, the wholeness of his personality. . . . That is the goal . . .which fits man meaningfully into the scheme of creation and at the same time confers meaning upon it. ~Carl Jung, Finding Jung, Page 1

Noted Sinologist Richard Wilhelm was one of Jung’s most significant and influential friends, and his translation of the Secret of the Golden Flower provided Jung the “bridge between the dead end of Gnosticism and the great unknown represented by alchemy. ~Frank McMillan, Finding Jung, Page 62

The I Ching is a facet of that mysterious something more formally known as synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence, the famous “acausal connecting principle” that Jung and his collaborator, the Nobel laureate in physics, Wolfgang Pauli, described in their groundbreaking work devoted to the subject. ~Frank McMillan, Finding Jung, Page 62-63

The microphysical event includes the observer just as much as the reality underlying The I Ching comprises subjective, i.e., psychic conditions in the totality of the momentary situation. Just as causality describes the sequence of events, so synchronicity to the Chinese mind deals with the coincidence of events.  ~Frank McMillan, Finding Jung, Page 63

Van der Post also dedicated his masterpiece The Heart of the Hunter to Jung for “his great love of Africa and reverence for the life of its aboriginal children.” ~Frank McMillan, Finding Jung, Page 70

The psyche is the greatest of all cosmic wonders and the sine qua non of the world as object. It is in the highest degree odd that Western man, with but very few—and even fewer—exceptions, apparently pays so little regard to this fact. Swamped by the knowledge of external objects, the subject of all knowledge (the Psyche) has been temporarily eclipsed to the point of seeming nonexistence. ~Carl Jung, Finding Jung, Page 83

The individual is the only reality. The further we move away from the individual towards abstract ideas about Homo sapiens, the more likely we are to fall into error. In these times of social upheaval and rapid change, it is desirable to know much more than we do about the individual human being, for so much depends upon his mental and moral qualities. But if we are to see things in their right perspective, we need to understand the past of man as well as his present. That is why an understanding of myths and symbols is of essential importance. ~Carl Jung, Finding Jung, Page 83

. . . there is an ever present archetype of wholeness which may easily disappear from the purview of consciousness or may never be perceived at all until a consciousness illuminated by conversion recognizes it in the figure of Christ.” ~Carl Jung, Finding Jung, Page 103

I think what he did, therefore, is of immense importance to the Jungian search and important, I am certain, to the evolution of the cosmos. ~Laurens Van Der Post, Finding Jung, Page 129

. . . for it has long been my dearest wish to build a bridge—or at least try to—between the two disciplines which accept practical responsibility for the cura animarum: theology on the one hand and medical psychology on the other. However different their point of departure may be, they both converge in the empirical psyche of the human individual. ~Carl Jung, Finding Jung, Page 135

Humankind possesses a natural religious function.  ~Carl Jung, Finding Jung, Page 148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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