Archive for December 6th, 2012

Jung and the rest

December 6, 2012

Final final presentations yesterday: Michael on Jungian psychology, Logan on Dr. Who and time travel, Willie on grassroots activism in the suburbs, and Joshua on aquaponics & (on?) mushrooms. I’m not even going to try to connect all the dots, not sober anyway. It’s grading time.

But I can’t resist at least a little Jungian projection.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”

“Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.”

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”

Memories, Dreams, and ReflectionsMan and His SymbolsThe Wisdom of Carl JungMaria Popova

Let my last word, then, speaking in the name of intellectual philosophy, be a pluralist mystic’s: “There is no conclusion… Farewell!” -William James