Great art till now has always derived its fruitfulness from the myth, from the unconscious process of symbolization which continues through the ages and which, as the primordial manifestation of the human spirit, will continue to be the root of all creation in the future.
The development of modern art with its seemingly nihilistic trend towards disintegration must be understood as the symptom and symbol of a mood of world destruction and world renewal that has set its mark on our age.
This mood makes itself felt everywhere, politically, socially and philosophically.
We are living in what the Greeks called the Kαιρ – the right time – for a “metamorphosis of the gods,” i.e., of the fundamental
principles and symbols.
This peculiarity of our time, which is certainly not of our conscious choosing, is the expression of the unconscious man within us who is changing.
Coming generations will have to take account of this momentous transformation if humanity is not to destroy itself through the
might of its own technology and science. ~Carl Jung, Undiscovered Self, Page 77-78