Here are some of Carl Jung's most fascinating quotes. The brilliant Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst , who introduced some of the best known psychological concepts, such as: the collective unconscious , synchronicity, extraversion (introversion) and seclusion, archetypalphenomena and the totality of psychology.
Although the return of humanity to nature is not the first thing we associate with Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychologist was very concerned about our current disconnection from the environment. He emphasized that this disconnect stems in large part from the religious premise that this life is just experience, and real life comes later.
Consciousness is quite fragile and easily disrupted. Jung noted that in the West, consciousness developed primarily through science and technology—not through art, social interaction, cultural development, or spirituality. The unconscious is left behind and is therefore on the defensive.
The title of the book, "The Earth Has a Soul," comes from a 1958 letter in which Jung refers to the ancient belief that every country and every person has his own personal angel and that the Earth itself also has its own soul.
"We need more understanding of human nature because the only real danger that exists is man himself. We know nothing about man, too little. His soul must be investigated because we are the source of all evil that follows."
"The unconscious is not only inherently evil, it is also the source of the best: not only dark but also light, not only animalistic, half-human and demonic, but superhuman, spiritual, and in the classical sense of the word, "divine."
"Nights as a way of dreams tell us the myths that are forgotten in the day."
"Often the hands will solve a mystery, which the intellect struggles with in vain."
"We live in what the Greeks called the appropriate time for the 'metamorphosis of the gods,' that is, of the fundamental principles and symbols. This peculiarity of our time, which is certainly not of our conscious choice, is the expression of the unconscious person within us undergoing change. Future generations will have to consider this significant change if humanity does not destroy itself with the power of its technology and science."
"Art is a kind of innate impulse that grabs a person and turns him into his tool. The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his goals, but one who allows art to realize its purpose through him. As a person, he may have personal moods, desires, and goals, but as an artist, he is a "person" in a higher sense—he is a "collective person"—one who carries and shapes the symbols of the unconscious, the psychic of humanity."
"We look back with appreciation for the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude for those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is a necessary raw material, but warmth is an essential component of the growing plant and the soul of the child."
"We should not pretend to understand the world only by intellect; We perceive it equally by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only half the truth, and if honestly, one must also come to an understanding of its inadequacy."
"The healthy person does not torture others—usually, it is the torturers who become the torturers."
"The dream is the little hidden door in the deep and intimate sacred of the soul, which opens to that ancient cosmic night when there was a soul long before there was a conscious ego and there will be a soul far beyond what the conscious ego can ever reach."
"Mistakes are the foundations of truth, after all, and if a person does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what he is not."
"Any form of addiction is bad, no matter if the narcotic substance is alcohol, morphine or idealism."
"The erotic instinct is a questionable subject, and always will be, no matter what a future set of laws says on the matter. It (the erotic instinct) belongs, on the one hand, to the original animal nature of man, which will exist as long as man has an animal body. On the other hand, it is associated with the highest forms of spirit. But it only flourishes when spirit and instinct are in true harmony. If one or another aspect is missing, then an injury occurs, or at least there is a unilateral imbalance, which easily slips into pathology. Too much of the animal distorts civilized man, too much culture creates a sick animal."
"The encounter of two personalities is like the contact of two chemicals: if there is any reaction, they are both transformed."
"No tree, it is said, can grow into heaven unless its roots reach hell."
"Your vision will only become clear when you can look into your heart. He who looks outward, dreams; Who looks inward, wakes up."
"When an internal state is unfamiliar, it appears outside as fate."
"The pendulum of the mind swings between feeling and not feeling, not between right and wrong."
"We are so captivated and entangled in our subjective consciousness that we have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks primarily through dreams and visions."