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Monthly Archives : August 12, 2016

Mass Movement

archetypal / August 12, 2016 / 2 Comments

 The value and importance of the individual are rapidly decreasing and the chances of his being heard will vanish more and more.This process of deterioration will be long and painful, but I fear it is inevitable. Yet in the long run it will prove to be the only way by which man’s lamentable unconsciousness, his childishness and individual weakness, can be replaced by a future man, that knows that he himself is the maker of his fate and that the State is his servant and not his master (Jung 4).In this passage, Carl Jung is describing the state of things before, during, and after the beginning of World Wars I …..

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America’s Wotan

archetypal / August 5, 2016 / 2 Comments

 In 1936, C.G. Jung wrote a very important and very timely essay for that particular period of German history, simply called Wotan. At the end of World War I, Germany was left destitute after the Treaty of Versailles. Thousands were left unemployed, inflation was out of control, and people were starving. Germany was forced to pay reparations for the war, as well as hand over territories that contained important economic resources. Jung watched from Switzerland as these conditions brought about, in his estimation, a dark eruption of the German unconscious. The “ancient god of storm and frenzy, the long quiescent Wotan” awoke from his slumber. Jung likened it to the …..

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