The basic idea behind Jungian dream theory is that dreams reveal more than they conceal. They are a natural expression of our imagination and use the most straightforward language at our disposal:
Gnosticism in modern times Carl Jung and his associate G. Mead worked on trying to understand and explain the gnostic faith from a psychological standpoint.
Jung's analytical psychology in many ways schematically mirrors ancient gnostic mythology, particularly those of Valentinus and the 'classic' gnostic doctrine described in most detail in the Apocryphon of John see gnostic schools.
Jung understands the emergence of the Demiurge out of the original, unified monadic source of the spiritual universe by gradual stages to be analogous to and a symbolic depiction of the emergence of the ego from the unconscious. However, it is uncertain as to whether the similarities between Jung's psychological teachings and those of the Gnostics are due to their sharing a " perennial philosophy ", or whether Jung was unwittingly influenced by the Gnostics in the formation of his theories.
Jung's own 'gnostic hymn', the Septem Sermones ad Mortuos The Seven Sermons to the Deadwould tend to imply the latter, but after circulating the manuscript, Jung declined to publish it during his lifetime. Since it is not clear whether Jung was ultimately displeased with the book or whether he merely suppressed it as too controversial, the issue remains contested.
Uncertain too are Jung's belief that the gnostics were aware of and intended psychological meaning or significance within their myths.
On the other hand, it is clear from a comparison of Jung's writings and that of ancient Gnostics, that Jung disagreed with them on the ultimate goal of the individual. Gnostics in ancient times clearly sought a return to a supreme, other-worldly Godhead.
In a study of Jung, Robert Segal claimed that the eminent psychologist would have found the psychological interpretation of the goal of ancient Gnosticism that is, re-unification with the Pleromaor the unknown God to be psychically 'dangerous', as being a total identification with the unconscious.
To contend that there is at least some disagreement between Jung and Gnosticism is at least supportable: Jung did not intend this addition to take the form of a complete identification of the Self with the Unconscious.
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Jungian analyst and professor of psychology and religion Robert L. Moore cites Christ as expressing four archetypes found in the male psyche: In his book, Richard Noll makes the case that Jung promoted his psychological theories as a pagan religion, and asserts that one cannot be both a Catholic and a Jungian.
In his rejoinder, Buber claimed that Jung had strayed outside his realm of expertise into theology by asserting that God does not exist independent of the psyches of human beings.Carl Jung was an early supporter of Freud because of their shared interest in the unconscious.
He was an active member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society (formerly known as the Wednesday Psychological Society).Author: Saul Mcleod. Memories, dreams, reflections/by e.G. lu~; recorded and edited ISBN monstermanfilm.com, C. G.
(Carl Gustav), 2. Psychoanalysts from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. The loneliness began with the experiences of my early dreams, and. Except for Dr Freud, no one has influenced modern dream studies more than Carl Jung.
A psychoanalyst based in Zurich, Switzerland, Jung ( ) was a friend and follower of Freud but soon developed his own ideas about how dreams are formed.
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Carl Jung, "Memories, Dreams, Reflections", The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. Carl Jung, "Modern Man in /5(2). You are Carla's Dreams!
Subscribe to stay updated with the latest official and exclusive videos. Contacts: R. Moldova: Romania: [email protected] Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.
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