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Who was Carl Jung? He was a psychiatrist who created many new concepts regarding the mind and life; some of those concepts were: archetypes, the collective unconscious, synchronicity, and extroversion and introversion. Jung was born in 1875 in Switzerland. After studying with Sigmund Freud from 1907 to 1912, Jung broke away to develop his own theories which are known collectively as "Analytical Psychology." Jung died at the age of 85, in 1961.
- "I am not a Jungian."
- "The attainment of wholeness requires one to stake one's whole being. Nothing less will do; there can be no easier conditions, no substitutes, no compromises."
- "It is fashionable stupidity to regard everything one cannot explain as a fraud."
- "There is no birth of consciousness without pain."
- "Nowadays the masses no longer want to believe; they want to know."
- "The great events of world history are, at bottom, profoundly unimportant. In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of the individual."
- In 1961, Jung was asked by a BBC commentator if he believed in God. Jung replied, "I do not believe. I know!"
- "Religious experience is absolute, it cannot be disputed. You can only say that you have never had such an experience, whereupon your opponent will reply: 'Sorry, I have.' And there your discussion will come to an end." ("Psychology and Religion". CW Vol 11. PP 104f.)
- "We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses." (Psychological Reflections.)
- "I would rather be whole than good."