Many / One

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Carl Jung

1 "The archetype is that which is believed always, everywhere, and by everybody."

2 "It is psychologically quite unthinkable for God to be simply the 'wholly other', for a 'wholly other' could never be one of the soul's deepest and closest intimacies – which is precisely what God is." 'Psychology and Alchemy'

3 "Just as conscious apprehension gives our actions form and direction, so unconscious apprehension through the archetype determines the form and direction of instinct."

4 "Circular is the matrix of the perfect form."

5 "The sickness of dissociation in our world is at the same time a process of recovery, or rather, the climax of a period of pregnancy which heralds the throes of birth. A time of dissociation such as prevailed during the Roman Empire is simultaneously an age of rebirth."

6 "Unity embraces the multiplicity of all beings."

7 "The existence of the atom and its components may well consist in a continually repeated process of rejuvenation, and one comes to similar conclusions in trying to account for the numinosity of the archetypes."

8 "The archetypes have, when they appear, a distinctly numinous character which can only be described as 'spiritual'." 'On the Nature of the Psyche'

9 "Just as a man still is what he always was, so he already is what he will become."

10 “The world-soul pervades all things.”

11 "There is probably no more suitable psychological concept for this (the Anima Mundi) than the collective unconscious, whose nucleus and ordering principle is the self, the 'monad' of the alchemists and Gnostics."

12 "Our own psyche [is] constantly at work creating new spiritual forms and spiritual forces which may help us."

13 "A knowledge of mythology is needed in order to grasp the meaning of a content deriving from the deeper levels of the psyche." 'The Structure of the Psyche'

14 “The source of it all is the Divine Will.” Theatre Chemicum, II

15 "In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious." 'The Structure of the Psyche'

16 "Since olden times the circle with a centre has been a symbol for the Deity, illustrating the wholeness of God incarnate."

17 "Everything has grown from this One, and through this One. It is the Uroboros, the serpent that fertilizes and gives birth to itself."

18 “God is known as One.” The Zohar

19 "Archetypes, that is, universal and inherited patterns, taken together, constitute the structure of the unconscious….archetypes are the forms or river-beds along which the current of psychic life has always flowed."

20 "Archetypal ideas are part of the indestructible foundations of the human mind. However long they are forgotten and buried, always they return….continually reproducing themselves in new forms representing the timeless truths that are innate in man's nature."

21 "We understand another person in the same way as we understand, or seek to understand, ourselves."

22 "The accentuation of the centre is a fundamental idea in alchemy. According to Michael Maier, the centre contains the 'indivisible point', which is simple, indestructible, and eternal."

23 "It is dawning on us that humanity is ONE, with ONE psyche."

24 "If we study the introspective method of medieval natural philosophy, we find that it repeatedly used the circle, and in most cases the circle divided into four parts, to symbolize the central principle."

25 "As I have already emphasized, the spontaneous symbols of the self, or of wholeness, cannot in practice be distinguished from a God-image."

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