"It is a fact that symbols, by their very nature, can so unite the opposites that these no longer diverge or clash, but mutually supplement one another and give meaningful shape to life."
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
(Carl Jung (edited by Aniela Jaffe))
"That which brings division ultimately creates union."
"'There being really no duality, pluralism is untrue'. This is certainly one of the most fundamental truths of the East." C. G. Jung, Psychological Commentary
The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation
(W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)
"It is the Mandala that can burst the fetters of man's internal bondage and conflict by leading him to a viewpoint from which the various polarities may be harmonized."
(Jose and Miriam Arguelles)
"The opposites are necessarily of a characterilogical nature: the existence of a positive virtue implies victory over its opposite, the corresponding vice. Without its counterpart virtue would be pale, ineffective, and unreal." Mysterium Coniunctionis
"The world as unity of opposites, from the formed towards the forming, is essentially a world from present to present; the moment of the eternal present which is the unity of opposites." Kitaro Nishida, 'Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness', East-West Press 1958
Spectrum of Consciousness
"What we need is a way out of dualistic attitudes. We need a third possibility, and that third is soul."
Care of the Soul
"There is something in the spirit of man that knows that the dualism, however apparently binding, runs out, exhausts itself, and leaves a core of assurance that the ultimate destiny of man is good." Howard Thurman
One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths
"If we see the opposites in ourselves, we are less likely to judge and blame others. If we have identified too closely with the light, have too idealized an image of ourselves, then our shadow will surely come up and hit us on the backside. The same is true if we have identified with our negative side; we could be struck from behind by our goodness. Either position is a denial of our wholeness."
Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness
(Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)