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The Soul as a Nazareth

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Psychology and Alchemy (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.12)

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls.

They will practice Indian yoga and all its exercises, observe a strict regimen of diet, learn theosophy by heart, or mechanically repeat mystic text from the literature of the whole world – all because they cannot get on with themselves and have not slightest faith that anything useful could ever come out of their own souls.

Thus the soul has been turned into a Nazareth Gradually from which nothing good can come.

Therefore let us fetch it from the four corners of the earth – the more far-fetched and bizarre it is the better Carl Gustav Jung, Psychology and Alchemy, pg.99

Image: Mary’s Well in Nazareth.