c.g.-jung

An old alchemist gave the following consolation to one of his disciples: “No matter how isolated you are and how lonely you feel, if you do your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends will come and seek you.”

- C. G. Jung: Letters, Volume II, p. 595.

It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going. Not consciously, of course—for consciously he is engaged in bewailing and cursing a faithless world that recedes further and further into the distance. Rather, it is an unconscious factor which spins the illusions that veil his world. And what is being spun is a cocoon, which in the end will completely envelop him.
—  C. G. Jung
Out of evil, much good has come to me. By keeping quiet, repressing nothing, remaining attentive, and by accepting reality - taking things as they are, and not as I wanted them to be - by doing all this, unusual knowledge has come to me, and unusual powers as well, such as I could never have imagined before.
I always thought that when we accepted things they overpowered us in some way or other. This turns out not to be true at all, and it is only by accepting them that one can assume an attitude towards them.
So now I intend to play the game of life, being receptive to whatever comes to me, good and bad, sun and shadow forever alternating, and, in this way, also accepting my own nature with its positive and negative sides. Thus everything becomes more alive to me.
What a fool I was! How I tried to force everything to go according to the way I thought it ought to.
—  an ex patient of C. G. Jung

× bts!au ; Kim Namjoon is the scientist who studies Oneirology, the scientific study of dreams.
    “My dreams are the only place where I can be with my friends.”    

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An old alchemist gave the following consolation to one of his disciples: “No matter how isolated you are and how lonely you feel, if you do your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends will come and seek you.”

- C. G. Jung: Letters, Volume II, p. 595.

You need to recognize the multiplicity of the Gods. You cannot unite all into one being. As little as you are one with the multiplicity of men, just so little is the one God one with the multiplicity of the Gods. This one God is the kind, the loving, the leading, the healing. To him all your love and worship is due. To him you should pray, you are one with him, he is near you, nearer than your soul.

I, your soul, am your mother, who tenderly and frightfully surrounds you, your nourisher and corrupter; I prepare good things and poison for you. […] I am your body, your shadow, your effectiveness in this world, your manifestation in the world of the Gods, your effulgence, your breath, your odor, your magical force.

You should call me if you want to live with men, but the one God if you want to rise above the human world to the divine and eternal solitude of the star.

—  C. G. Jung, The Red Book: Liber Novus
Le monde change de visage – tempora mutantur et nos in illis (les temps changent et nous en eux). – Nous ne pouvons le saisir que sous la forme d'une image psychique en nous et il ne sera pas toujours facile de décider, quand l'image se transforme, si c'est le monde, ou nous, ou les deux qui ont changé. L'image du monde peut changer à tout moment, de même que peut aussi changer l'image que nous nous faisons de nous même. Chaque nouvelle découverte, chaque nouvelle idée peut donner au monde un visage différent. Il faut en tenir compte, sinon nous sommes contraints brusquement de vivre dans un monde devenu désuet, étant nous-mêmes un déchet démodé de stades de conscience inférieure. Chacun finira un jour par être dépassé, mais dans l'intérêt de la vie vivante, il importe de retarder le plus possible ce moment ; cela ne peut réussir que si nous ne laissons pas se figer notre image du monde mais au contraire nous examinons chaque idée nouvelle pour savoir si elle apporte, ou non, quelque chose de nouveau à l'image que nous nous en faisons.


—  C.G.Jung - L'Occident – l'Orient et leur sens. 

From the flooding darkness the son of the earth had brought, my soul gave me ancient things that pointed to the future. She gave me three things: The misery of war, the darkness of magic, and the gift of religion.

If you are clever, you will understand that these three things belong together. These three mean the unleashing of chaos and its power, just as they also mean the binding of chaos. War is obvious and everybody sees it. Magic is dark and no one sees it. Religion is still to come, but it will become evident.

Did you think that the horrors of such atrocious warfare would come over us? Did you think that magic existed? Did you think about a new religion?

—  C. G. Jung, The Red Book: Liber Novus