By C. G. Jung
5 lengthy essays that hint Jung's constructing curiosity in alchemy from 1929 onward. An advent and complement to his significant works at the topic, illustrated with forty two patients' drawings and work.
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Extra resources for Alchemical Studies (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 13)
T h e u n ity once possessed has b een lost, an d m ust now be fo u n d again. 37 T h e u n ity of th e two, life an d consciousness, is the T a o , whose sym bol w ould be th e c en tral w hite light, also m e n tio n e d in the Bardo T h o d o L is T h is lig h t dw ells in th e “sq u are in c h ” o r in the “face,” th a t is, betw een the eyes. I t is a visualization of th e “creative p o in t,” of th a t w hich has in ten sity w ith o u t e x te n sion, in co n ju n ctio n w ith th e “ field of th e sq u are in c h ,” th e sym bol for th a t w hich has extension.
H e n r y S id g w ick , H y s lo p , a n d o th e r s. ] b u t is in h e re n t in the n a tu re of the ph en o m en a. I t w o u ld be unscientific to overlook th e fact th a t the an im a is a psychic, and th erefore a personal, au to n o m o u s system. N o n e of th e people w ho m ake the charge against m e w ould hesitate for a second to say, “ I d ream ed of M r. X ,” w hereas, strictly speaking, he d ream ed only of a re p re se n ta tio n of M r. X . T h e a n im a is n o th in g b u t a re p re se n ta tio n of the personal n a tu re of th e a u to n o m ous system in question.
L ike all m e n tal an d sp iritu a l activity in a n cien t tim es, C hinese philosophy was exclusively a co m p o n en t of the m ascu lin e w orld. Its concepts w ere never un d ersto o d psychologically, an d therefore were never exam ined as to how far they also apply to the fem in in e psyche. B u t th e psychologist c an n o t possibly ig n o re the existence of w om an an d h e r special psychology. ” A fter death, hun becomes shen, “sp irit,” w hich is very close, in the philosophical sense, to hsing.