Thursday, November 5, 2009

"My whole being was seeking for something still unknown which might confer meaning upon the banality of life." Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections, p. 165

"Freud's greatest achievement probably consisted in taking neurotic patients seriously and entering into their peculiar individual psychology...The impetus which he gave to our civilization sprang from his discovery of an avenue to the unconscious." p. 168-69

"It may well be said that the contemporary cultural consciousness has not yet absorbed into its general philosophy the idea of the unconscious and all that it means, despite the fact that modern man has been confronted with this idea for more than half a century. The assimilation of the fundamental insight that psychic life has two poles remains a task for the future." p. 169, written in 1961

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