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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 754 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Archetypes 195 John Grigsby 09-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Archetypes 198 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 19:41
Re: Archetypes 490 Paul Cochrane 02-Feb-04 06:15
Re: Archetypes 190 Dominick Ohrbeck 09-Jan-04 23:55
Re: Archetypes 205 Jaimi 10-Jan-04 00:39
Re: Archetypes 197 Mark Staab 10-Jan-04 01:00
Re: Archetypes 204 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Archetypes 195 Mark Staab 14-Jan-04 21:06
Re: Archetypes 195 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:37
Re: Archetypes 229 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 00:32
Re: Archetypes 212 Jaimi 16-Jan-04 04:16
Re: Archetypes 220 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Archetypes 284 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Archetypes 184 Mark Staab 18-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Archetypes 194 Nejc 10-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Archetypes 209 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Archetypes 195 fisherman 13-Jan-04 18:49
Re: Archetypes 226 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Archetypes 204 fisherman 19-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Archetypes 186 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:42
Re: Archetypes 210 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 20:03
Re: Archetypes 195 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 22:08
Re: Archetypes 191 fisherman 14-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Archetypes 184 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 04:14
Re: Archetypes 238 Dominick Ohrbeck 17-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Archetypes 215 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 02:53
Re: Archetypes 279 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Archetypes 196 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:52
Re: Archetypes 199 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:45
Re: Archetypes 181 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Archetypes 211 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: Archetypes 201 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 06:50
Re: Archetypes 199 Jaimi 21-Jan-04 20:57
Re: Archetypes 198 conveyancer 31-Jan-04 03:46
fisherman, Jaimi and conveyancer... 200 Dominick Ohrbeck 31-Jan-04 09:12
Re: Archetypes 188 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:30
Re: Archetypes 211 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:48
about the russian girl 201 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 09:33

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