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Carl Jung: Such was the case with this theologian.

999 innermost

Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Wherever there is a reaching down into innermost experience, into the nucleus of personality, most people are overcome by fright, and many run away.

Such was the case with this theologian.

I am of course aware that theologians are in a more difficult situation than others.

On the one hand they are closer to religion, but on the other hand they are more bound by church and dogma.

The risk of inner experience, the adventure of the spirit, is in any case alien to most human beings.

The possibility that such experience might have psychic reality is anathema to them.

All very well if it has a supernatural or at least a “historical” foundation.

But psychic?

Face to face with this question, the patient will often show an unsuspected but profound contempt for the psyche. ~Carl Jung; MDR; Pages 141-142.