(as posted on our Facebook page by P. Zaide, PhD)
"I had very soon seen that analytical psychology coincided in a most curious way with alchemy. The experiences of the alchemists, were, in a sense, my experiences, and their world was my world. This was, of course, a momentous discovery. I had stumbled upon the historical counterpart of my psychology of the unconscious...the entire alchemical procedure….could just as well represent the individuation process of a single individual." C.G. Jung
“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.” Marie-Louise von Franz
"All life is bound to individual carriers who realize it, and it is simply inconceivable without them. But every carrier is charged with an individual destiny and destination, and the realization of these alone makes sense of life." C.G. Jung, Psychology and Alchemy, p. 222.
"The dream is specifically the utterance of the unconscious. just as the psyche has a diurnal side which we call consciousness, so also it has a nocturnal side: the unconscious psychic activity which we apprehend as dreamlike fantasy." C.G. Jung, The Practice of Psychotherapy (CW16), p. 317
For it all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it." CG Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
No man lives within his own psychic sphere like a snail in its shell, separated from everybody else, but is connected with his fellow-men by his unconscious humanity.
CG Jung, CW 10 Par. 408