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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 592 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Archetypes 145 John Grigsby 09-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Archetypes 152 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 19:41
Re: Archetypes 378 Paul Cochrane 02-Feb-04 06:15
Re: Archetypes 142 Dominick Ohrbeck 09-Jan-04 23:55
Re: Archetypes 143 Jaimi 10-Jan-04 00:39
Re: Archetypes 129 Mark Staab 10-Jan-04 01:00
Re: Archetypes 141 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Archetypes 146 Mark Staab 14-Jan-04 21:06
Re: Archetypes 137 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:37
Re: Archetypes 163 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 00:32
Re: Archetypes 151 Jaimi 16-Jan-04 04:16
Re: Archetypes 156 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Archetypes 235 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Archetypes 125 Mark Staab 18-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Archetypes 138 Nejc 10-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Archetypes 144 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Archetypes 135 fisherman 13-Jan-04 18:49
Re: Archetypes 179 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Archetypes 154 fisherman 19-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Archetypes 137 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:42
Re: Archetypes 152 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 20:03
Re: Archetypes 150 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 22:08
Re: Archetypes 142 fisherman 14-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Archetypes 127 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 04:14
Re: Archetypes 175 Dominick Ohrbeck 17-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Archetypes 157 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 02:53
Re: Archetypes 225 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Archetypes 138 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:52
Re: Archetypes 138 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:45
Re: Archetypes 135 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Archetypes 153 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: Archetypes 135 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 06:50
Re: Archetypes 138 Jaimi 21-Jan-04 20:57
Re: Archetypes 134 conveyancer 31-Jan-04 03:46
fisherman, Jaimi and conveyancer... 140 Dominick Ohrbeck 31-Jan-04 09:12
Re: Archetypes 142 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:30
Re: Archetypes 157 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:48
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