62 / 100

Carl Jung Depth Psychology Facebook Group

147 Nietzsche

Nietzsche, in his identity with Zarathustra, reviles the collective man without realizing that he is a collective man himself, so he is really reviling himself […]

Unfortunately enough, he has certain thoughts which transcend the lower regions, but that does not mean that he is identical with his high thoughts.

In that respect he is exactly like a tenor who thinks he is identical with his high notes; but the tenor is a very ordinary man, and the more he identifies with his beautiful high notes, the lower his character will be, if it is only by way of compensation. ~Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar, Page 1421-22.

The Freudian theory of repression certainly does seem to say that there are, as it were, only hypermoral people who repress their unmoral, instinctive drives.

Accordingly the unmoral man who lives a life of unrestrained instinct, should be immune to neurosis.

This is obviously not the case, as experience shows.

Such a man can be just as neurotic as any other.

If we analyse him we simply find that his morality is repressed (Verdrangung).

The neurotic immoralist presents, in Nietzsche`s striking phrase, the picture of the “pale felon” who does not live up to his acts. ~Carl Jung, CW 7, Para 29.