“People who have a creative side and do not live it out are most disagreeable clients. They make a mountain out of a molehill, fuss about unnecessary things, are too passionately in love with somebody who is not worth so much attention, and so on.
…There is a kind of floating charge of energy in them which is not attached to its right object and therefore tends to apply exaggerated dynamism to the wrong situation….
…It’s easy to be a naive idealist. It’s easy to be a cynical realist. It’s quite another thing to have no illusions and still hold the inner flame.”
“If we could see through all our projections down to the last traces, our personality would be extended to cosmic dimensions….”
I have read Jung but never the works of the Jungian analyst and writer he thought to have surpassed him in insight. This is something i intend to remedy starting next book. Seriously, how profound are even the above tiny take-outs from the dozens of books by Marie-Louise von Franz? A Triple Capricorn – Sun, Mars and Mercury – she spent her whole life writing, studying, counseling and thinking.
She lived in a tower in the woods, next to a frog and toad populated pond, taking her wood for heating & cooking from the forest. She wanted to live in ‘in tune with the spirit of nature’ and she also traveled widely, lecturing and influencing thousands. Is it possible that now, in the 21st Century, the long-ago hatched Jungian theories of Anima and Animus, mother-bound men and subliminal projections influencing relationships could be more relevant than ever?
Hands up who wants to Jung out with me? We can read some Marie-Louise von Franz and chat about it here in the comments. Maybe even throw in some Jungian astrology for good measure?
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