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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 917 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Archetypes 258 John Grigsby 09-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Archetypes 257 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 19:41
Re: Archetypes 589 Paul Cochrane 02-Feb-04 06:15
Re: Archetypes 250 Dominick Ohrbeck 09-Jan-04 23:55
Re: Archetypes 264 Jaimi 10-Jan-04 00:39
Re: Archetypes 260 Mark Staab 10-Jan-04 01:00
Re: Archetypes 266 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Archetypes 254 Mark Staab 14-Jan-04 21:06
Re: Archetypes 259 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:37
Re: Archetypes 302 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 00:32
Re: Archetypes 270 Jaimi 16-Jan-04 04:16
Re: Archetypes 280 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Archetypes 343 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Archetypes 249 Mark Staab 18-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Archetypes 249 Nejc 10-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Archetypes 274 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Archetypes 258 fisherman 13-Jan-04 18:49
Re: Archetypes 288 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Archetypes 262 fisherman 19-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Archetypes 241 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:42
Re: Archetypes 277 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 20:03
Re: Archetypes 255 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 22:08
Re: Archetypes 247 fisherman 14-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Archetypes 246 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 04:14
Re: Archetypes 300 Dominick Ohrbeck 17-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Archetypes 277 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 02:53
Re: Archetypes 339 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Archetypes 262 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:52
Re: Archetypes 256 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:45
Re: Archetypes 238 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Archetypes 273 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: Archetypes 266 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 06:50
Re: Archetypes 258 Jaimi 21-Jan-04 20:57
Re: Archetypes 256 conveyancer 31-Jan-04 03:46
fisherman, Jaimi and conveyancer... 267 Dominick Ohrbeck 31-Jan-04 09:12
Re: Archetypes 250 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:30
Re: Archetypes 272 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:48
about the russian girl 264 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 09:33


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