I had to understand that I was unable to make the people see what I am after. I am practically alone. There are a few who understand this and that, but almost nobody sees the whole…. I have failed in…

I had to understand that I was unable to make the people see what I am after. I am practically alone.

There are a few who understand this and that, but almost nobody sees the whole….

I have failed in my foremost task: to open people’s eyes to the fact that man has a soul and there is a buried treasure in the field and that our religion and philosophy are in a lamentable state. ~Quoted by Gerhard Adler in “Aspects of Jung’s Personality,” in Psychological Perspectives 6/1 (Spring 1975), p. 14.

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Comment by Thomas Theodore Welborn on October 31, 2014 at 12:34pm

Aleksandar is right but so was Jung in the quote above.  Jung has not been "understood" even yet by most.  So to move beyond his insights without fully comprehending them is a waste or worse in this world today, a tragedy.  What has been missed? The Soul.  It is still not generally, scientific-culturally acceptable to talk of metaphysical implications to his concepts and more importantly to his insight.  I am the first to say we must grow those insights deeper and higher, but without the soil itself( the numena- "The word numinous has a long etymology. The original Greek was "numen" or "numina" and was used to describe a spiritual force associated with an object, phenomenon or place. There is some relation to the word "nooumenon," a word meaning that which is apprehended by the mind, from "nous" or "mind" in Greek. Kant described the term "noumenon" as an object or event existing independently from the senses, as opposed to a phenomenon, which Kant described as a temporal or spatio-temporal object or event perceived by the senses. A philosopher on religion named Rudolph Otto later applied the term "numinous" to his philosophy of religious experience, and it is here we find our modern definition of "supernatural, mysterious, filled with the sense of the presence of divinity." This definition was later appropriated by C.G. Jung in describing a psychological encounter of an archetype. There is also some history of applying this term to art, where the common definition is "appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense".-quote from  Ryan McWhorter ) from which they sprouted there is little chance for such growth.


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