Symbolic Life

Lecturer described a number of impressions he had gained on two journeys in North America.

The psychological peculiarities of the Americans exhibit features that would be accessible to psychoanalysis, since they point to intense sexual repression.

The reasons for repression are to be sought in the specifically American complex, namely, living together with lower races, more particularly the Negroes.

Living together with barbarous races has a suggestive effect on the laboriously subjugated instincts of the white race and drags it down.

Hence strongly developed defensive measures are necessary, which manifest themselves in the particular aspects of American culture. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Page 551