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Hi Jaimi,

when you write:

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:

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:

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?


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Archetypes 518 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Archetypes 118 John Grigsby 09-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Archetypes 126 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 19:41
Re: Archetypes 337 Paul Cochrane 02-Feb-04 06:15
Re: Archetypes 116 Dominick Ohrbeck 09-Jan-04 23:55
Re: Archetypes 115 Jaimi 10-Jan-04 00:39
Re: Archetypes 103 Mark Staab 10-Jan-04 01:00
Re: Archetypes 114 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Archetypes 119 Mark Staab 14-Jan-04 21:06
Re: Archetypes 110 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:37
Re: Archetypes 134 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 00:32
Re: Archetypes 125 Jaimi 16-Jan-04 04:16
Re: Archetypes 129 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Archetypes 207 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Archetypes 100 Mark Staab 18-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Archetypes 111 Nejc 10-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Archetypes 117 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Archetypes 108 fisherman 13-Jan-04 18:49
Re: Archetypes 153 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Archetypes 127 fisherman 19-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Archetypes 111 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:42
Re: Archetypes 124 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 20:03
Re: Archetypes 123 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 22:08
Re: Archetypes 115 fisherman 14-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Archetypes 101 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 04:14
Re: Archetypes 148 Dominick Ohrbeck 17-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Archetypes 131 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 02:53
Re: Archetypes 184 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Archetypes 112 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:52
Re: Archetypes 112 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:45
Re: Archetypes 108 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Archetypes 127 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: Archetypes 108 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 06:50
Re: Archetypes 112 Jaimi 21-Jan-04 20:57
Re: Archetypes 108 conveyancer 31-Jan-04 03:46
fisherman, Jaimi and conveyancer... 114 Dominick Ohrbeck 31-Jan-04 09:12
Re: Archetypes 113 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:30
Re: Archetypes 127 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:48
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