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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 717 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Archetypes 184 John Grigsby 09-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Archetypes 188 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 19:41
Re: Archetypes 474 Paul Cochrane 02-Feb-04 06:15
Re: Archetypes 181 Dominick Ohrbeck 09-Jan-04 23:55
Re: Archetypes 196 Jaimi 10-Jan-04 00:39
Re: Archetypes 187 Mark Staab 10-Jan-04 01:00
Re: Archetypes 194 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Archetypes 187 Mark Staab 14-Jan-04 21:06
Re: Archetypes 187 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:37
Re: Archetypes 219 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 00:32
Re: Archetypes 203 Jaimi 16-Jan-04 04:16
Re: Archetypes 212 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Archetypes 274 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Archetypes 176 Mark Staab 18-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Archetypes 186 Nejc 10-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Archetypes 199 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Archetypes 187 fisherman 13-Jan-04 18:49
Re: Archetypes 218 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Archetypes 194 fisherman 19-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Archetypes 177 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:42
Re: Archetypes 202 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 20:03
Re: Archetypes 186 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 22:08
Re: Archetypes 181 fisherman 14-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Archetypes 176 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 04:14
Re: Archetypes 230 Dominick Ohrbeck 17-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Archetypes 207 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 02:53
Re: Archetypes 265 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Archetypes 188 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:52
Re: Archetypes 192 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:45
Re: Archetypes 172 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Archetypes 204 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: Archetypes 190 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 06:50
Re: Archetypes 189 Jaimi 21-Jan-04 20:57
Re: Archetypes 189 conveyancer 31-Jan-04 03:46
fisherman, Jaimi and conveyancer... 193 Dominick Ohrbeck 31-Jan-04 09:12
Re: Archetypes 178 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:30
Re: Archetypes 202 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:48
about the russian girl 193 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 09:33


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