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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 913 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 18:36
Re: Archetypes 256 John Grigsby 09-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Archetypes 254 Jaimi 09-Jan-04 19:41
Re: Archetypes 585 Paul Cochrane 02-Feb-04 06:15
Re: Archetypes 249 Dominick Ohrbeck 09-Jan-04 23:55
Re: Archetypes 262 Jaimi 10-Jan-04 00:39
Re: Archetypes 258 Mark Staab 10-Jan-04 01:00
Re: Archetypes 265 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Archetypes 253 Mark Staab 14-Jan-04 21:06
Re: Archetypes 257 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:37
Re: Archetypes 300 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 00:32
Re: Archetypes 267 Jaimi 16-Jan-04 04:16
Re: Archetypes 279 Mark Staab 16-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Archetypes 341 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Archetypes 247 Mark Staab 18-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Archetypes 248 Nejc 10-Jan-04 18:54
Re: Archetypes 272 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Archetypes 256 fisherman 13-Jan-04 18:49
Re: Archetypes 287 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Archetypes 261 fisherman 19-Jan-04 19:00
Re: Archetypes 240 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:42
Re: Archetypes 275 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 20:03
Re: Archetypes 251 Dominick Ohrbeck 13-Jan-04 22:08
Re: Archetypes 246 fisherman 14-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Archetypes 244 Jaimi 15-Jan-04 04:14
Re: Archetypes 298 Dominick Ohrbeck 17-Jan-04 01:25
Re: Archetypes 275 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 02:53
Re: Archetypes 338 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Archetypes 260 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:52
Re: Archetypes 255 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Jan-04 03:45
Re: Archetypes 236 Jaimi 20-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Archetypes 270 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: Archetypes 265 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 06:50
Re: Archetypes 257 Jaimi 21-Jan-04 20:57
Re: Archetypes 252 conveyancer 31-Jan-04 03:46
fisherman, Jaimi and conveyancer... 266 Dominick Ohrbeck 31-Jan-04 09:12
Re: Archetypes 247 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:30
Re: Archetypes 271 Jaimi 17-Jan-04 03:48
about the russian girl 263 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 09:33


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