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I take the dream for what it is. The dream is such a difficult and complicated thing but I do not dare to make any assumptions about its possible cunning or its tendency to deceive. The dream is a natural occurrence, and there is no earthly reason . . . → Read More: Jung: The Dream is a Natural Occurrence
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Dream psychology opens the way to a general comparative psychology from which we may hope to gain the same understanding of the development and structure of the human psyche as comparative anatomy has given us concerning the human body.
Carl Jung (CW 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, 476)
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Then comes another kind of dream, where you find yourself facing a problem that’s not specific to your particular life or social or age situation. Rather, you’ve run up against one of the great problems of man. These are what Jung called big dreams.
For instance, take the question that I . . . → Read More: Jung: Big Dreams
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Soon after he began keeping his dream journal, Jung recognized that his dreams corresponded to the great mythic themes that he had been studying and working on Symbols of Transformation. Mandalas began coming–Jung was the first to become interested in mandalas as a psychological vehicle of self-discovery.
Jung had two . . . → Read More: Jung: Some Dreams Correspond to Mythic Themes
In our present world, the cosmological and the sociological functions have been taken away from us. Our image of the cosmos is totally different from the image expressed by the religious traditions in which we have been brought up.
Likewise, the social order today is totally different from what it was in the days when . . . → Read More: Today There is No Cosmological or Sociological Function
Finally, the fourth function of mythology is psychological. The myth must carry the individual through the stages of his life, from birth through maturity through senility to death. The mythology must do so in record with the social order of his group, the cosmos as understood by his group, and the monstrous mystery.
The second . . . → Read More: The Fourth Function of Mythology
Initiation – Road of Trials on the Hero's Journey
There can be no question: the psychological dangers through which earlier generations were guided by the symbols and spiritual exercises of their mythological and religious inheritance, we today (in so far as we are unbelievers, or, if believers, in so far as our inherited beliefs . . . → Read More: Initiation – the Road of Trials on the Hero’s Journey
The phantasmagorias of dream and vision are of “subtle matter.” Extremely fluent and mercurial, they are not illuminated, like gross objects, from without, but are self-luminous. Moreover, their logic is not that of Aristotle. In dream, we all know, the subject and object are not separate from each other-though they seem so to the dreamer-but . . . → Read More: Participation mystique: mythological cosmologies are functions of dream and vision
However, it is of first importance not to lose sight of the fact that the mythological archetypes (Bastian’s Elementary Ideas) cut across the boundaries of these culture spheres and are not confined to anyone or two, but are variously represented in all. For example, the idea of survival after death seems to be about conterminous . . . → Read More: Mythological archetypes cut across boundaries of culture spheres.
This recognition by Durkheim of a kind of truth at the root of the image-world of myth is supported, expanded, and deepened by the demonstration of the psychoanalysts that dreams are precipitations of unconscious desires, ideals, and fears, and furthermore, that the images of dream resemble–broadly, but nevertheless frequently to the detail–the motifs of folk . . . → Read More: Mythology is psychology, misread as cosmology, history, and biography