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Hi Jaimi,

when you write:
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I think that one of the most powerful concepts that came from Jung was the work he did showing the universal concept of 'the separation and synthesis of opposites'. He wrote an extensive study of the alchemical symbolism of opposites in 'Mysterium Coniunctionis'. It is an amazing study of the symbolism of opposites in philisopical alchemy and religon

Can I assume this is somewhat related to my point about Cosmic Mind (or whatever) displaying a form of care? Because it is using these opposites and synthesis, giving spiritual lessons -- spiritual balance, spiritual growth -- regardless of spiritual beliefs.

My point was:
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Furthermore, the religious function within human pyches seems to care for the inner space of the human (irrespective to the person's religious beliefs)! Is this not a display of personality in the universe? And where is this display of personality coming from if it is from without instead of from within (as Jung theorized)?

To stay on topic we should again address your question because it's a good one.

Jaimi asks:
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If we bring Jung into the picture then we have an obvious problem: if these complex and often peculiar symbols that exist universally in the cultural projections of art and literature are products of the unconscious mind then their existance is no longer dependent on cultural transmission historically and can be explained as local, universal products of the psyche.

What does this do to the practice of tracing cultural lines though religous or 'esoteric' symbols?


Well, some answers may lie in the many ways of describing "local, universal products of the psyche." In a nutshell, universal symbolism may also come from Cosmic Mind as we have tentatively defined it here. IE we are beginning to define the concept of revelation quite different from the religious institutional definitions of revelation......what do you all think?

Dom

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Archetypes 892 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Archetypes 244 John Grigsby 09-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Archetypes 246 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 19:41
Re: Archetypes 564 Paul Cochrane 02-Feb-04 06:15
Re: Archetypes 237 Dominick Ohrbeck 09-Jan-04 23:55
Re: Archetypes 251 Jaimi 10-Jan-04 00:39
Re: Archetypes 247 Mark Staab 10-Jan-04 01:00
Re: Archetypes 252 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Archetypes 245 Mark Staab 14-Jan-04 21:06
Re: Archetypes 247 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:37
Re: Archetypes 285 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 00:32
Re: Archetypes 259 Jaimi 16-Jan-04 04:16
Re: Archetypes 270 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Archetypes 334 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Archetypes 236 Mark Staab 18-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Archetypes 239 Nejc 10-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Archetypes 256 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Archetypes 245 fisherman 13-Jan-04 18:49
Re: Archetypes 276 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Archetypes 251 fisherman 19-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Archetypes 232 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:42
Re: Archetypes 262 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 20:03
Re: Archetypes 242 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 22:08
Re: Archetypes 236 fisherman 14-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Archetypes 235 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 04:14
Re: Archetypes 287 Dominick Ohrbeck 17-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Archetypes 263 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 02:53
Re: Archetypes 328 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Archetypes 245 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:52
Re: Archetypes 246 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:45
Re: Archetypes 226 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Archetypes 258 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: Archetypes 252 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 06:50
Re: Archetypes 244 Jaimi 21-Jan-04 20:57
Re: Archetypes 244 conveyancer 31-Jan-04 03:46
fisherman, Jaimi and conveyancer... 253 Dominick Ohrbeck 31-Jan-04 09:12
Re: Archetypes 238 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:30
Re: Archetypes 259 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:48
about the russian girl 251 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 09:33


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