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Day: September 6, 2010

Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law

Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law

A famous quote from Aleister Crowley’s Book Of The Law states, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” Some people, mostly those who don’t think beyond their church pew, say it means Crowley was saying to follow one’s egocentric, hedonistic desires. What he actually meant was something like discovering one’s innate Nature or personal Destiny or true purpose in this world. It seems to me that True Will can be likened to what James Hillman wrote…

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The Collective Unconscious

The Collective Unconscious

  Photo by Uray1130  Carl Gustav Jung did very original work in his field. One thing that seems to be largely ignored is that he was also an ingenious philosopher. Some of his theories deal with important philosophical questions rather than strictly psychological issues. One such theory has to do with what he called the collective unconscious. When Jung entered the field of psychology around the turn of the twentieth century, there were notions of an unconscious region prevalent among…

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