are mere concepts (words) and explain nothing. It was a matter of an old family mansion with a title attached and a large landed estate. As a matter of fact we had begun such experiments at the C . but a real outer object which behaves as if it were motivated or evoked by, or as if it were expressing, a thought corresponding to the archetype. It is important to remember that novelty represents an emotional situation (beginner’s luck). Just as in physics we cannot observe nuclear processes directly, so there can be no direct observation of the contents of the collective unconscious. As a rule they cannot exploit their “art” for egoistic purposes; and this proves that their faculty is not subject to the will of the ego but owes its existence rather to the overriding dominance of the unconscious. In Psi-phenomena the psyche apperceives definite impressions through the usual channels of the senses: seeing, hearing, touch, and en do psychic perception (intuition). This word is related to the Sanskrit word mukti meaning “liberation”.The root word of both is muc meaning “to be free” * . – Carl Jung Depth Psychology, In the image above, we see Vishvarupa, as the cosmic Person. Carl Jung and World War II – Carl Jung Depth Psychology, Carl Jung on Material Atheism, Annulment of Human Personality, Advocates of Christianity. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. Usually, as I have said, they occur in acute psychological states (emotionality, depression, shock, etc. In cases of telepathy it might be possible under some circumstances to give a causal explanation, but in the case of precognition this is out of the question. Emergencies of other kinds, as we know from experience, evoke the archetypes that correspond to them. That same night the mansion was burned to the ground. The inheritance had gone instead to a distant cousin, and both sisters were convinced that this was unjust. Letters Volume II. Our consciousness performs a selective function and is itself the product of selection, whereas the collective unconscious is simply Nature-and since Nature contains everything it also contains the unknown. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Some work along these lines has already been done in Zurich but it is far from sufficient. Maybe try one of the links below or a search? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0twgYcVtvG0&t=43s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIeLBOryFr0&t=24s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aqH8TT8hHY&t=57s, Artists about Art: Seven Paintings and Quotations by Henri Rousseau. During the psychotherapeutic treatment of neuroses and psychoses we observe them relatively frequently at moments of heightened emotional tension, which need not however be conscious. Date: October 11, 2019 Author: Mr. Purrington. Every ephemeral phenomenon requires limitation in time and space, but if time and space are doubtful, then the peculiar limitation of such phenomena becomes doubtful too. wider public. Carl Jung: “Telepathy,” “precognition,” etc. This word is related to the Sanskrit word mukti meaning “liberation”.The root word of both is muc meaning “to be free” * . Hence the universal belief that “spiritual agencies” are at work-agents that do not coincide with the conscious psyche. Date: October 10, 2020 Author: Mr. Purrington. C.G. This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The body of Purusha contains lower worlds and upper worlds, places where Devas and Asuras […], Moksha is a Sanskrit word meaning “free, release, liberate“. All readers of this Blog are encouraged to view the Bollingen Publishing site and to purchase books related to the Life, Work, and Legacy of Dr. Jung’s works. This would require the observation of individual cases of death, severe illness, and serious accidents, together with a careful analysis of the concomitant psychological situations. One of the commonest symptoms of the presence of an archetype is its connection with religious ideas and convictions. – Carl Jung Depth Psychology, In the image above, we see Vishvarupa, as the cosmic Person. The language of religion calls these happenings “God’s will”-quite correctly in so far as this refers to the peculiar behaviour of the archetype, its spontaneity and its functional relation to the actual situation. Sankara says: “The Upanishads exhaust themselves simply by determining […], Seven Paintings and Quotations of Frida  Kahlo     I paint flowers so they will not die. In this predicament, even people who can boast of no particular religious belief find themselves compelled by fear to utter a fervent prayer: the archetype of a “helpful divine being” is constellated by their submission and may eventually intervene with an unexpected influx of strength, or an unforeseen saving impulse, producing at the last moment a turn in the threatening situation which is felt to be miraculous. In this respect our attitude is still characterized by a prodigious Unconsciousness. Carl Jung’s Foreword to Erich Neumann’s "The Origin and History of Consciousness", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0twgYcVtvG0&t=43s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIeLBOryFr0&t=24s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aqH8TT8hHY&t=57s, Artists about Art: Seven Paintings and Quotations by Henri Rousseau. I have nothing against the assumption that the psyche is a quality of matter or matter the concrete aspect of the psyche, provided that “psyche” is defined as the collective unconscious. Carl Jung and World War II – Carl Jung Depth Psychology, Carl Jung on Material Atheism, Annulment of Human Personality, Advocates of Christianity. Fair Use Notice We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. Fair Use Notice The body of Purusha contains lower worlds and upper worlds, places where Devas and Asuras […], Moksha is a Sanskrit word meaning “free, release, liberate“. This is about all that science can contribute to this question. In his commentary on the Upanishads, 8th century CE philosopher and theologian Adi Shankara speaks of Moksha. Your interest in the origin of Psi-activity brings you face to face with a problem of the first order. Experience has shown that the so-called Psi-faculty occurs as a spontaneous phenomenon and is not a regular function or quality of the psyche. The “miracle” does not consist in the process of perception itself but rather in the event perceived. On this epistemological basis one must conclude that the possibility does exist of observing non-spatial and non-temporal events-the very phenomena which we actually do observe contrary to all expectations and which we are now discussing. Outside the laboratory, too, synchronistic phenomena occur for the most part in emotional situations; for instance, in cases of death, sickness, accident, and so on. In art and in myth, the Cosmic Purusha is often depicted as  being comprised of worlds (called Lokas). The only explanatory factor we can establish with some certainty is the almost regular, or at least very frequent, simultaneous emergence of an archetype, or rather, of an emotion corresponding to it. Shankara tells us that the Upanishads, the Gita, and the scriptures establish a path to Moksha. The cosmic Person is the body and embodiment of Ultimate Reality (called Brahman in Sanskrit). Such crises have occurred countless times in human history. I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality. I therefore determine the probability of certain views whenever possible by the empirical method. But in either case there was no observable causality. This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. ), or the fire kindled the fantasy of the sisters (but how?). Sankara says: “The Upanishads exhaust themselves simply by determining […], Seven Paintings and Quotations of Frida  Kahlo     I paint flowers so they will not die. For this reason I do not think in terms of concepts like “telepathy,” “precognition,” or “psychokinesis.”. The premise of probability simultaneously postulates the existence of the improbable. Both were indignant and filled with hatred because of an inheritance which, contrary to their expectations, had not been left to them. – Carl Jung Depth Psychology, In the image above, we see Vishvarupa, as the cosmic Person. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through […]. Because of its ubiquity, the archetype can by its very nature manifest itself not only in the individual directly concerned but in another person or even in several people at once-for instance in parallel dreams, the “transmission” of which should be regarded more as a Psi-phenomenon than anything else.