Their first child, born in , was a boy named Paul, who survived only a few days. Preiswerk was antistes , the title given to the head of the Reformed clergy in the city, as well as a Hebraist , author, and editor, who taught Paul Jung as his professor of Hebrew at Basel University. Emilie Jung was an eccentric and depressed woman; she spent considerable time in her bedroom where she said that spirits visited her at night. He reported that one night he saw a faintly luminous and indefinite figure coming from her room with a head detached from the neck and floating in the air in front of the body. Jung had a better relationship with his father.
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Our textbooks in the public schools either treated alchemy as proto-chemistry or as patent fraud. Jung suggests that at least some alchemists were quite sincere about an agenda which went beyond mere chemistry. They, some of them, were seeking self-transformation or salvation , their practices being an objectification of their inner states. This he seems to demonstrate and plausibly interpret in this volume.
Whether this insight was original with Jung is unknown to me. Whatever the case, I appreciated being brought to reconsider my previous dismissal of the work of alchemists. His ability to overview the psyche through the ages and different cultures enabled the 20th century to have a better understand of humanity as whole and our inner disconnectedness as the inevitable truth.
From the stand point of any religion with his help, we now can understand our universality and the work to be done to grow as individuals and as humanity. He is not easy to read but many of his followers have it made Carl Jung is the greatest genius and champion of the mind in our century.
He is not easy to read but many of his followers have it made easier for us. If you read at least some of his books the most general ones, your life will be enriched and your mind enlarged. The Coniunctionis refers to the Tao, or the unity of all things, it is at treatsie on practical mysticism, fitted into the language of modern day psychology.
The Mysterium Coniunctionis is the unification of the conscious ego self, and the unconscious, the anima and aenima, which results in "one-ness with all things, or AyaMayA". Feb 02, Sandy rated it it was amazing One of the most complicated Jungian books Ive read, but in his typical style he reveals gems of wisdom if you take the time to search for them.
Molti dei principi, delle idee, dei simboli alchemici furono assunti da altre branche del sapere, come la medicina, la musica e la letteratura. Questo forse era il "segreto" tramandato oralmente durante le iniziazioni Dionisiache e Orfiche. Jung aveva stretto amicizia con un capo dei Taos Pueblos. Un giorno, parlando dei "Bianchi Americani", il capo Lago Montano disse: "Gli americani vogliono cancellare la nostra religione. E questo lo facciamo non soltanto per noi, ma per il mondo intero. Se cessassimo di praticare la nostra religione nel giro di dieci giorni il Sole cesserebbe di levarsi e la notte regnerebbe eterna".
Carl Jung: CW 14 “Mysterium Coniunctionis” – Quotations
Date: June 13, Author: Mr. Purrington And yet the attainment of consciousness was the most precious fruit of the tree of knowledge, the magical weapon which gave m. Also, we do not know whether what we on the empirical plane regard as physical may not, in the Unknown beyond our experience, be identical with what on this side of the border we distinguish from the physical or psychic. One of them appears on high and is a great power, the mind of the whole, who rules all things and is a male; the other below is a great Thought, a female giving birth to all things. It does not show up objects in all their pitiless discreteness and separateness, like the harsh, glaring light of day, but blends in a deceptive shimmer the near and the far, magically transforming little things into big things, high into low, softening all colour into a bluish haze, and blending the nocturnal landscape into an unsuspected unity. Naturally this lesion cannot be treated or healed if everyone insists on his own standpoint.