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Unia, ajatuksia, muistikuvia eBook ´ Unia, ajatuksia, CG Jung suhtautui yleens varsin pid ttyv isesti haastatteluihin ja henkil kohtaisiin kyselyihin Mutta kev ll ,vuotiaana, h n suostui kertomaan el m nvaiheistaan, kehityksest n, ty st n, ajatuksistaan, unistaan ja unelmistaan yst v lleen ja ty toverilleen Aniela Jaff lle Nelj vuotta, aina Jungin kuolemaanjatkuneen yhteisty n tuloksena syntyi t m kirja, joka on yht aikaa el m kertateos ja johdatus Jungin teorioihin ja ajatusmaailmaan Se on harvinaislaatuinen ja antoisa dokumentti kaikille Jungista, jungilaisuudesta ja analyyttisesta psykologiasta kiinnostuneille I love this memoir because it is so deeply personal I don t fully accept Jung s world view but I ve always admired him and appreciated his brilliant mind These stories of his life and work are so rich and interesting Unfortunately for him, Jung was often dismissed as a mere mystic by his peers which is professional death for a serious scientist And yet, I think it would be hard to come away from this memoir without thinking of him as a mystic and visionary But I think no less of him for I love this memoir because it is so deeply personal I don t fully accept Jung s world view but I ve always admired him and appreciated his brilliant mind These stories of his life and work are so rich and interesting Unfortunately for him, Jung was often dismissed as a mere mystic by his peers which is professional death for a serious scientist And yet, I think it would be hard to come away from this memoir without thinking of him as a mystic and visionary But I think no less of him for that In fact, I admire his courage and honesty in sharing his ideas and so much personal information about himself It s a rare quality in psychiatrists even now, let alone in his era The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world s answer Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections.I know very little about psychology but it s a subject I m very interested in A friend recommended Jung to me when I began writing down my dreams some months ago and started noticing some patterns I think this is a great The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world s answer Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections.I know very little about psychology but it s a subject I m very interested in A friend recommended Jung to me when I began writing down my dreams some months ago and started noticing some patterns I think this is a great introduction to Jung Jung takes us through his psychic life from a child to an old man, and explains how his experiences, his dreams and interpretations of dreams shaped his life and brought him to self realization It also goes into his doomed friendship with Freud, his interest in symbology, and his travels to India, Africa, New Mexico etc This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read I loved Jung s approach to psychiatry His quest to understand the human psyche is nothing short of admirable, and it s clear that so many have been helped by his work His dedication into his research and understanding is remarkable.Although Jung s views on alchemy and religion were definitely a bit out there for me, I still respect him for articulating his beliefs in an intelligent and thoughtful manner.I recognized a lot of Jung s thinking patterns in my own, and was quite surprised I wasn t the only one who d had those same thoughts As Carl Jung put it, I was going about laden with thoughts of which I could speak to no one they would have been misunderstood A lot of what Jung said greatly resonated with me and I wonder whether his Myer Briggs typography was similar or the same as mine INFJ.This is a book I think everybody should read Reading it has definitely enriched my life I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself I am distressed, depressed, rapturous I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum Carl Jung I delved into this book, a Christmas present from a friend, to learnabout Jung s psychological concepts, namely the collective unconcious the anima and animas the shadow mandalas the Self About twenty pages in, though, I amended my purpose I sought not facts but an answer to this question Should I, Jon Medders, let myself belike C.G Jung See, Jung s narrative demonstrates a way to live one s life that I have often suspected might work well for me minimize one s tendencies I delved into this book, a Christmas present from a friend, to learnabout Jung s psychological concepts, namely the collective unconcious the anima and animas the shadow mandalas the Self About twenty pages in, though, I amended my purpose I sought not facts but an answer to this question Should I, Jon Medders, let myself belike C.G Jung See, Jung s narrative demonstrates a way to live one s life that I have often suspected might work well for me minimize one s tendencies toward rational thought and maximize one s reliance on rationality s opposite intuition, hunches, coincidences, God, the unconcious So, as I read Jung s repeated accounts of rushing into projects and life decisions based on dreams, visions, and other numinous experiences, including contact with ghosts, I realized that his willingness to engage the unseen was integral to his becoming the creative force he was I am still sorting through the answers to my question I will say that anyone who thinks that reason or intellectual conception provides the only valid basis for action in this world should take a close look at Jung s life and work Why Memories, Dreams and Reflections is meaningful for me.I shall begin by telling you of an event that occurred to me at college but which had its genesis four years earlier and the subsequent consequences of which remain to be completely known.One evening when I was 14 years old I went to bed much as I always had done Sometime later after falling to sleep I awoke To my astonishment at the foot of my bed and somewhat elevated into the air were two personages An elderly man with the wrinkles Why Memories, Dreams and Reflections is meaningful for me.I shall begin by telling you of an event that occurred to me at college but which had its genesis four years earlier and the subsequent consequences of which remain to be completely known.One evening when I was 14 years old I went to bed much as I always had done Sometime later after falling to sleep I awoke To my astonishment at the foot of my bed and somewhat elevated into the air were two personages An elderly man with the wrinkles in his face that bespoke of a life of both dignity and wisdom and alongside him an equally aged woman endowed with a face of gentle kindness I took them to be husband and wife and decades later would come to name them Philemon and Bacchus.Upon seeing them I was immediately struck with two emotions On the one hand I was enraptured by their appearance and on the other hand I was terrified as in my 14 years of life to my knowledge I only knew of two types of people who had visions Prophets and Madmen I knew I was not a Prophet.As I gazed upon them it occurred to me that what I was witnessing may in fact be a dream albeit a most vivid dream I determined to establish the means of proving whether this was a dream of a waking vision There was a crayon on my night stand I slowly reached for the crayon hoping not to interrupt my visitors Gripping the crayon I pressed it against the wall on the side of my bed rubbing it back and forth leaving a most distinguished marking I figured that when I woke up the following morning that if the mark was not there that I had been dreaming On the other hand if the mark was on the wall I would know I had had a waking vision and hopefully the marking would prove a stimulus to recalling the episode.The mark was on my wall upon finally waking.Jesus famously said that a Prophet is not recognized in his own home Most assuredly I was not going to tell my family, relatives or friends of my vision fearing ridicule so I remained must as I sought the means of understanding what had happened.Insofar as I knew that Prophets had visions I determined that I would read the Bible which I had never read before to seek some understanding I found an old King James Version of the Bible and set about reading it from cover to cover Every word was read from Genesis straight through Revelations.This was an enlightening process however the Prophets seems to float above the common humanity within which I lived Nonetheless I completed my reading of the Bible in about a year s time and read it completely from cover to cover each successive year until my departure to College.At College I enrolled as a History Major although I had no tangible plan to make use of History in my life Briefly the move to college pressed the thought of my vision to the back of my mind This would not last for long.I had been attending classes for about six weeks when one day I was passing through the upstairs area above the cafeteria when I spotted a young man in the crowd of students He was dressed in Army fatigues and I was struck with the undeniable premonition that he was on campus to commit a mass murder.I fought against this sense and tried to fight against this idea as it seemed so irrational I walked around outside of the campus for about an hour trying to shake off this premonition but without success This presented me with a moral dilemma If I ignored the premonition and a murder did occurred I would bear some responsibility and be an accomplice of sorts Should I not ignore the premonition what was I to do Who would listen to me much less believe me Suddenly the name of my History 101 professor came to mind I had never spoken to him before except to ask a couple of questions in class but I sensed that perhaps I could share my premonition with him and perhaps he would know what to do.So being around noon time I went to the downstairs cafeteria where I thought he might be having lunch with fellow faculty and staff members The cafeteria area was packed with nary a seat to be found Well, except for the one lone empty seat next to my professor.Girding up my loins and with much trepidation I went and sat next to the professor I introduced myself to him not certain that he would recall me from his History 101 class and proceeded to tell him of my premonition Amazingly, I thought, without batting an eyelash he listened to my story and then asked me to go upstairs with him to point out the person who had struck me with such fear I did.Then the professor went to the Administration Building and spoke with someone in security as well as the University President I was not involved directly in what happened next but since the person in question had not actually done anything wrong yet not much of an official nature could be done but a background check was done and it was found that the person was returned from Vietnam and had a mental history.The means were set up to establish a reason a few days later to enter the person s apartment where there was a diary indicating the desire to commit a mass murder against students who were perceived to be against the war Additionally photos taken of a civilian massacre in Vietnam were found and subsequently were used as the means of getting the person off campus and into a V.A Hospital for mental treatment.I was quite gratified that my premonition proved valid This gave me solace.I was also grateful to my professor because he did not publicize the event or in any way bring undo attention to me As a matter of fact we never discussed the matter again.This event brought back to the forefront the vision I had had four years earlier.It struck me one morning that if I could tell my professor of the premonition that perhaps I could entrust him with the Vision and the fear that had accompanied it.I went to his office and upon being invited in closed the door behind me and sat down and told him of my Vision Upon completing my story my professor to told me to go to the library and check out a book entitled Memories, Dreams and Reflections.I had never heard of Carl Jung before and knew nothing of his work but went to the library and checked out Memories, Dreams and Reflections and went to find a quiet place to read it.In the beginning of the book Dr Jung writes of his childhood and as a youngster how he had had a Vision and how it terrified him and how he felt he could not tell his family or friends of it.We bonded.I did not know Dr Jung but somehow he washuman to me that the prophets of the Old and New Testament This would ultimately lead into a lifelong passion to comprehend the structure and dynamics of the psyche

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