A saying of the alchemist is, “God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”
The saying holds for God, for the anima mundi and for the soul of man.
A variety of forms is revealed through the realization of the self. The self is dissolved into many egos.
When the self has become conscious it leads to “participation mystique.”
The self is not wholly personal.
One has one’s own personal view of it, but at the same time it is also, in a sense, more general. It is also the self of others, being
greater than the individual.
A man is both, ego and self.
The ego recedes more and more to make room for the self, changing the individual until the ego has disappeared. ~Carl Jung, Jung-Ostrowski, Page 34