#Shamanism #quotes #dreams
Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. . . . Yet, I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux.
- Carl Jung
It is this “something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux” that the shaman . . . → Read More: Shamanic Visions Reflect Collective Archetypal Patterns
#JosephCampbell #quotes #Mythology #herosjourney
I would like now to review the archetypal myth of the hero’s journey as I dealt with it in The Hero with Thousand Faces. This is what Joyce called the modern myth: an archetypal story that springs from the collective unconscious. Its motifs can appear not only in myth and literature, . . . → Read More: Hero’s Journey is the Plot of Your Life
Now, this topic of living your own, personal myth–finding it, learning what it is, in writing on it–first occurred to me when I read Jung’s autobiographical work Memories, Dreams, Reflections. In one passage, he described a crisis in his own life. In 1911–12, Jung was working on his seminal book The Symbols of Transformation.
He . . . → Read More: Jung: What Myth Do I Live By?
#JosephCampbell #CarlYoung #quote
. . . The two attitudes and four functions-are all interior, psychological dynamics. They flowed through our psyches like ocean tides. Within the mine, Jung also identified certain structures. These structures aren’t learned, Freudian interjections.In Jung’s view,They are there for more birth. They evolved as part of the human mind, just as . . . → Read More: Jung’s Concept of the Self and Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious
The psychologist who has best dealt with these, best described and best interpreted them, is Carl G. Jung, who terms them “archetypes of the collective unconscious,” as pertaining to those structures of the psyche that are not the products of merely individual experience but are common to all mankind. In his view, the basal depth . . . → Read More: Campbell on Jung’s archetypes of the collective unconscious
The LSD phenomenon… is an intentionally achieved schizophrenia, with the expectation of a spontaneous remission–which, however, does not always follow. Yoga, too, is an intentional schizophrenia: one breaks away from the world, plunging inward, and the ranges of vision experienced are in fact the same as those of a psychosis. But what, then, is the . . . → Read More: Difference between LSD phenomena, Yoga, and Schizophrenia