Two Essays on Analytical Psychology

In conclusion I must ask the reader to forgive me for having ventured to say in these few pages so much that is new and perhaps hard to understand.

I expose myself to his critical judgment because I feel it is the duty of one who goes his own way to inform society of what he finds on his voyage of discovery, be it cooling water for the thirsty or the sandy wastes of unfruitful error.

The one helps, the other warns.

Not the criticism of individual contemporaries will decide the truth or falsity of his discoveries, but future generations.

There are things that are not yet true today, perhaps we dare not find them true, but tomorrow  they may be.

So every man whose fate it is to go his individual way must proceed with hopefulness and watchfulness, ever conscious of his loneliness and its dangers.

The peculiarity of the way here described is largely due to the fact that in psychology, which springs from and acts upon real life, we can no longer appeal to the narrowly intellectual, scientific standpoint, but are driven to take account of the standpoint of feeling, and consequently of everything that the psyche actually contains.

In practical psychology we are dealing not with any generalized human psyche, but with individual human beings and the multitudinous
problems that oppress them.

A psychology that satisfies the intellect alone can never be practical, for the totality of the psyche can never be grasped by intellect alone.

Whether we will or no, philosophy keeps breaking through, because the psyche seeks an expression that will embrace its total nature. ~Carl Jung, Two Essays on Analytical Psychology, Para 201