"Jung did not want to establish trainings and societies and was once heard to say while attending a meeting in Zurich of analysts interested in his ideas: ‘Thank God I am not a Jungian !"  http://www.thesap.org.uk/michael-fordham

hmmm there is obviously a context for his statement but it is interesting never the less..

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Comment by klemens swib on January 26, 2015 at 10:42am

A great find Alek. From one angle I suppose delusions is a word for ignorance run amok in the collective. Anybody with a smidgeon of intelligence can see the level of psychological understanding within society today is medieval. How could the psychiatric community provide its imprimatur for psychologically addicting one in ten women in america on anti depressants. What does defining non conformity as a mental illness treated by their pharmaceutical paymasters drugs as a service to the omnipotent state mean to you. God is dead and these guys ego's have taken on godlike attributes. The materilalistic imperative does the rest  as the psychiatric establishment has been over run by self serving for profit quacks.. thank God for the Jungians huh? lol

Comment by klemens swib on January 25, 2015 at 5:47pm

One can only speculate as to why Jung said such. One of his considerations might have been the acrimonious nature of the Freudian cult. Hillman may have said Jungians were second rate people and third rate thinkers but I don't think Jung was thimking along those lines... It was just a quote I saw when as I was following up Mats Winthers reference to Michael Fordman. A gold nugget so to speak.

Comment by endrit andrea on January 25, 2015 at 3:38pm

perhaps related to some of his earlier dream visions? naturally he was the champion of individuation and knew human nature and behavior quite well. any form of organized thought will distort and interfere in the quest to become individuated. 

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