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Zarathustra Seminars

The young warriors of the Teutons cut their hair and beards only after having slain the enemy. ~Carl Jung, Children’s Dreams Seminar, Page 105

When a man has been in a great excitement, an uplifted condition-when a man who has been a successful warrior and killed other men for instance-he must go through a rite de sortie in order to disidentify from the archetypal hero, the godlike figure he has become. ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 27

 Therefore, in certain tribes the successful warrior is not received in triumph as we would treat him, but is sent to a lonely place where he is

fed on raw vegetables for two months in order to thin him down, and then when he is quite meek he is allowed to come back. ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 27

 Outside, he is the great figure of the land, the political hero, with little warrior figures round him, little soldiers to slay his enemies; and inside the temple, he is the god-man who converses with the gods. Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 208

 Then virtus later on became simply the same mana quality of a brave and courageous warrior. Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 425

 Courageous, unconcerned, scornful, coercive-so wisdom wisheth us; she is a woman, and ever loveth only a warrior. Sure enough, wisdom is a woman, Sophia, and sure enough, she loves none but the warrior, but the warrior is not understood to be a being of air, a dancer upon the burial ground. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 507.

Sure enough, wisdom is a woman, Sophia, and sure enough, she loves none but the warrior, but the warrior is not understood to be a being of air, a dancer upon the burial ground. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 507.

We come now to the next chapter, “War and Warriors.” What is the logical sequence between this title and the preceding one, “The Preachers of Death”? ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 553

And if ye cannot be saints of knowledge, then, I pray you, be at least its warriors. They are the companions and forerunners of such saint-ship. Here, you see what he understands by warriors; they are not beyond hatred and envy, and don’t need to be great, but they can be at least warriors of knowledge, even if they are not the saints.~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 557

You see, in spite of the fact that they are not saints, not perfect, they are subject to the very human and very personal motives of hatred and envy, they can be warriors. One can win a battle even with bad soldiers.

I see many soldiers; could I but see many warriors! “Uniform” one calleth what they wear; may it not be uniform what they therewith hide! ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 558.

Yes, in speaking of warriors, he instantly thinks of soldiers naturally; yet soldiers are in uniform, which means absolutely collective with no personalities whatever. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 558

He is, as I said, in doubt, so he extracts the idea of being brave from his sermon as having to do with war; the warrior is at least brave. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 563

To the good warrior soundeth “thou shalt” pleasanter than “I will.” And all that is dear unto you, ye shall first have it commanded unto you. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 568

In that sense everybody should be aware of the warrior in his own self, accept his superior insight as a “thou shalt” and never as “I will.” ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 568

So live your life of obedience and of war! What matter about long life! What warrior wisheth to be spared! ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 572

How does the chapter on war and warriors lead over to the new idol, the state? You see, we are just following the steps of history. ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 572.

Miss Wolff: War is always made by a state or a monarch, and the warrior means the army, so in the very idea of war the state is implied. Prof. Jung: That is perfectly true: the very idea of warriors, or soldiers, presupposes a general will above them, a monarch or a general or a state. ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 572-573.

Prof. jung: Yes, but that is all expressed in my interpretation of the chapter about the warriors. I want to know how we can make the transition in Nietzsche’s language, and we have always seen that the very end of the preceding chapter is really an answer to the main issue. ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 573.

Mrs. jung: War and warriors mean an outburst of primitive libido which calls for order and law, and that is what the state stands for.

Prof Jung: Yes, it becomes clear in the end of the chapter that some sort of authority is wanted. And why?

Mrs.Jung: Because the instincts are aroused.

Prof. Jung: Exactly. The chapter is about war and warriors, about people participating in war, and war is disorder, a wild upheaval of instincts,

and naturally that calls for order. If it is collective, it must be a collective organization; if it is individual, then what is wanted? ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 573.

For example, certain tribes had the exceedingly wise custom that when a warrior who had succeeded in reddening his spear killing came back from war, instead of carrying him in triumph, they locked him up in a lonely hut and fed him on vegetarian food for two months. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 197

Mrs. Crowley: The warrior chiefs used to do that with their enemies’ blood to get strength. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 226

One is the chief, who is usually a warrior or an administrator, a very practical man, and the other is the medicine man, who may be equal to or much more important than the political chief-or he may be less important. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 506

Probably the first intellectuals, in a time when men were chiefly warriors, were those who had to stay at home on account of being crippled, either crippled from birth, or incapacitated through disease. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 534.

There is usually a fire in the center, and in the dances I have seen, the outer circle is formed by the warriors, the inner circle by the women, and the circle in the innermost center by little children. In the same way, when a herd of elephants are frightened, they push the females and the little ones inside, and the males, the warriors, are outside; that is the most natural way of forming a protective mandala. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 788

When a warrior comes back from a war filled with the mania for killing, they lock him into a hut and feed him for two months on vegetables in order to remove his blood lust. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 788-789

These figures are naively produced by the unconscious and therefore you can find them all over the world. The earliest one I know has just been found at Chichen Itza, in the Mayan Temple of the Warrior. ~Carl Jung, Dream Analysis Seminar, Page 115

Yes, he [Christ] is represented there as the healer and also as the hero and warrior. It is peculiarly applicable to our Christian nations, just emerging from the Great War. ~Carl Jung, Dream Analysis Seminar, Page 337

Apropos the contemporary perception of tantrism Jacob Needleman aptly noted that “the moment one hears the word ‘tantrism,’ various wild

and lurid associations spring forth in the Western mind which add up to a pastiche of psychospiritual science fiction and sexual acrobatics that

would put to shame even the most imaginative of our contemporary pornographers and quite eclipse the achievements of our hardiest erotic warriors.”

Obviously the right woman for a man is the woman who complements his own stage of development: the mother is suitable for the baby, the wife for the man who is winning his place in the world, and the hetaira—the completely developed woman, the comrade—for the man who

has achieved complete individuality, the Wise Man. Antinéa would have been a delightful comrade for a Wise Man; but for a man who had not passed out of the Warrior stage she was as inappropriate and fatal as a wife would be for a baby.” ~Carl Jung, Analytical Psychology Seminar 1925, Page 162.

Berserker, “the bear-skinned,” were in Nordic mythology people who could assume the form of bears; Nordic warriors who fought with frenzied fury were called Berserkers. Cf. 11, Wotan,” CW 10, pars. 386, 389. ~Footnote 3; Page 364

Then, in Gen. 32 : 28 comes the new name (Israel = warrior of God ) ; then comes in 3of.: “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel ( i.e., the face of God ) for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” 31: “And as he passed over Peniel the sun rose upon him; and he halted upon his thigh (motif of dislocating the arm!   ~Page xxxvi

In the end you have no alternative but to take the conflicts on yourself by ceasing to identify now with one side and now with the other. You become what happens in the middle. Then you are in the flow, and for this you need the high heart of the warrior. . . . ~Letter to Bohler, Page 291

His father, the great warrior Mudjekeewis, has overcome by stealth the great bear, “the terror of the nations,” and stolen from him the magic “belt of wampum,” a girdle of shells. ~Carl Jung, Symbols of Transformation, Page 316.

Among a certain tribe of American Indians, it was the custom for the warriors, before setting out on the warpath, to move in a circle round a beautiful young girl standing naked in the centre. ~Carl Jung, Symbols of Transformation, Page 155.

There is an interesting report in the ethnological literature about an Indian warrior chief to whom in middle life the Great Spirit appeared in a dream. ~Carl Jung, CW 8, Page 398.

If thirty years ago anyone had dared to predict that our psychological development was tending towards a revival of the medieval persecutions of the

Jews, that Europe would again tremble before the Roman fasces and the tramp of legions, that people would once more give the Roman salute, as two thousand years ago, and that instead of the Christian Cross an archaic swastika would lure onward millions of warriors ready for death—why, that man would have been hooted at as a mystical fool.  ~Carl Jung, CW 9i

He describes him in ten chapters, using all the available sources, as the berserker, the god of storm, the wanderer, the warrior, the Wunsch- and Minne-god, the lord of the dead and of the Einherier, the master of secret knowledge, the magician, and the god of the poets. ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Page 188.

The hidden things shall be disclosed, and the virgin’s milk be whitened. The son is become a warrior fire and surpasses the tincture, for he himself is the treasure and himself is attired in the philosophic matter. ~Carl Jung, CW 12, Page 358.

When the son is brought to life by the opus, he becomes a “warrior fire” or a “fighter of fire.” ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Page 148.

He dreams that a star falls down on his back, a star like a mighty warrior, and Gilgamesh is wrestling with him but cannot shake himself free. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Page 105.

Sobered, Jung tried to calm the warriors. Carl Jung, Jung: A Biography by Gerhard Wehr, Page 242

“Warrior” does not appear in the “Cornwall Seminars.”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 1 “Psychiatric Studies”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 2 “Experimental Researches”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 3 “The Psychogenesis of Mental Disease”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 4 “Freud and Psychoanalysis”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 6 “Psychological Types”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 7 “Two Essays on Analytical Psychology”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 9ii “Aion.”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 11 “Psychology and Religion”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 15 “The Spirit in Art, Man and Literature”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 16 “The Practice of Psychotherapy”

“Warrior” does not appear in CW 17 “The Development of Psychotherapy”

“Warrior” does not appear in “Jung: His Life and His Work” by Barbara Hannah

“Warrior” does not appear in “Memories, Dreams and Reflections” by Aniela Jaffe