Sunday, September 29, 2013


We must be exceedingly careful not to project our own shadows too shamelessly; we are still swamped with projected illusions. If you imagine someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his projections, then you get an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick Shadow. Such a man has saddled himself with new problems and conflicts. He has become a serious problem to himself, as he is now unable to say that they do this or that, theyare wrong, and they must be fought against. He lives in the “House of the Gathering.” Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself, and if he only learns to deal with his own Shadow he has done something real for the world. He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic, unsolved social problems of our day. These problems are mostly so difficult because they are poisoned by mutual projections. How can anyone see straight when he does not even see himself and the darkness he unconsciously carries with him into all dealings? CW 11: Psychology and Religion: par 140, pg 83

8 comments:

Thersites said...

breakin out a little Carl, this weekend.

Jen Nifer said...

Yep. I've been jonesin' for The Red Book, but I don't want to spend $125 on it. Did you know that Jung was a Nietzschean?

Jen Nifer said...

...as was Hesse.

Thersites said...

No i didn't. I guess that i really don't know a lot about Jung. All i know about him surround his diagreements with Freud.

Freud was very protective of his nascient "science".

nicrap said...

Finally a post i could understand and you deleted it! Why?

Jen Nifer said...

I'm not sure, nicrap. I started with a certain feeling of motivation, but lost it. That happens when I write late at night.

I'll post it anyway.:-)

nicrap said...

Thanks!

Jen Nifer said...

You're welcome.