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By C.G. Jung

ISBN-10: 0415278384

ISBN-13: 9780415278386

Within the Undiscovered Self Jung explains the essence of his instructing for a readership unusual along with his principles. He highlights the significance of person accountability and freedom within the context of state-of-the-art mass society, and argues that people needs to arrange themselves as successfully because the equipped mass in the event that they are to withstand becoming a member of it. to aid them accomplish that he units out his influential programme for reaching self-understanding and self-realization. The Undiscovered Self is a booklet that might wake up a lot of people to the hot lifetime of the self that Jung visualized.

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Such changes can come only from the personal encounter between man and man, but not from communistic or Christian baptisms en masse, which do not touch the inner man. * The communal ideal reckons without its host, overlooking the individual human being, who in the end will assert his claims. * Added in January 1957. 21 3 THE POSITION OF THE WEST ON THE QUESTION OF RELIGION Confronting this development in the twentieth century of our Christian Era, the Western world stands with its heritage of Roman law, the treasures of Judaeo-Christian ethics grounded on metaphysics, and its ideal of the inalienable rights of man.

Like physiology, it represents a relatively self-contained field of experience to which we must attribute a quite special importance because it holds within itself one of the two indispensable conditions for existence as such, namely, the phenomenon of consciousness. Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and consciously expressed by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being. Thus the psyche is endowed with the dignity of a cosmic principle, which 33 the undiscovered self philosophically and in fact gives it a position coequal with the principle of physical being.

In the same way that our misconception of the solar system had to be freed from prejudice by Copernicus, the most strenuous efforts of a well-nigh revolutionary nature were needed to free psychology, first from the spell of mythological ideas, and then from the prejudice that the psyche is, on the one hand, a mere epiphenomenon of a biochemical process in the brain or, on the other hand, a wholly unapproachable and recondite matter. The connection with 32 the individual’s understanding of himself the brain does not in itself prove that the psyche is an epiphenomenon, a secondary function causally dependent on biochemical processes.

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