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Carl Jung on “Palestine” – Anthology

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But fortunately enough, to judge from the satisfactory sale of my books, the public does not heed such inadequate criticism. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 231.

However, there is one thing I do not underestimate, and that is the-to me-amazing and unexpected intuition of the American public, of which I was given an impressive sample on the occasion of my lectures at Yale University. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 520

Since Man and His Symbols has had a very wide circulation, and has been translated into several languages, this article has certainly been read by a far wider public than anything else he wrote in his last five years. Jung indeed read through all that was written of the book before his death and finished his own article. ~Barbara Hannah, Jung: His Life and His Work, Page 248

Most of [the highbrows] haven’t the remotest idea what I am talking about. Trouble is, they don’t bother to read my books because they’re too high hat. I’m not a bit taken in by intellectuals . . ..Do you know who reads my books? Not the academic people, oh no, they think they know everything already. It’s the ordinary people, often quite poor people and why do they do it? Because there’s a need in the world just now for spiritual guidance . . . almost any sort of spiritual guidance. ~Carl Jung, Homage to MLVF, Page xxiv-xxv

I make a general distinction between “religion” and a “creed” for the sake of the layman, since it is chiefly he who reads my books and not the academic scholar. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1637

It is really high time academic psychologists came down to earth and wanted to hear about the human psyche as it really is and not merely about laboratory experiments. ~Carl Jung, CW 8, Para 529

I cannot complain, though, about academic honours bestowed upon me in Europe, America and even in remote India, but I am more than doubtful about the effect my books had upon those who were responsible for the bestowal of such honours. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 497.

Understandably enough, academic psychology is scared of this risk and prefers to avoid complex situations by asking ever simpler questions, which it can do with impunity. It has full freedom in the choice of questions it will put to Nature ~Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 531

He [Jung] was in favor of “lay” analysts and there were at the time a number of therapists who had no academic training. ~Tina Keller, Tina Keller Memoir, Page 26

Strangely enough, Jung’s discoveries were less accepted or were accepted more slowly in his own profession, academic psychiatry, than in many others. ~Marie Louise Von Franz, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, Page 6