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C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961
Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors

1 "The 'imago Dei' [God-image], is the archetype of the self in us."

2 "There is no energy without opposites."

3 "I have good reasons to assume that things are not finished with death. Life seems to be an interlude in a long story. It has been long before I was, and it will most probably continue after the conscious interval in a three-dimensional existence."

4 "That Christ is the self of man is implicit in the gospel, but the conclusion Christ = self has never been explicitly drawn. This is an assignment of new meaning, a further stage in the incarnation or actualization of Christ."

5 "'Psyche' and 'matter' are not basically incommensurable, but may perhaps be qualities of one and the same existential being."

6 "The self is a unit, consisting however of two, i.e., of opposites, otherwise it would not be a totality."

7 "The Oneness of the Holy Spirit…is the pneumatic state the creator attains to through the phase of incarnation."

8 "The secret passion which keeps spiritual techniques alive through the centuries is connected with an original experience of wholeness."

9 "God is certainly Being itself."

10 "Everything living dreams of individuation, for everything strives towards its own wholeness."

11 "Man (Anthropos) is the visible manifestation of the original One, i.e., God."

12 "The solidarity and communal life of mankind go to the roots of existence."

13 "The realm of the psyche is immeasurably great and filled with living reality. At its brink lies the secret of matter and of spirit."

14 "As animals of the same kind show the same instinctual phenomena all over the world, man also shows the same archetypal forms no matter where he lives. As animals have no need to be taught their instinctive activities, so man also possesses his primordial psychic patterns and repeats them spontaneously, independently of any kind of teaching."

15 "Synchronicity…is an all-pervading factor or principle in the universe, i.e., in the Unus Mundus [One World]."

16 "Every self has the quality of belonging to the 'self of all selves,' and the self of all selves consists of individual selves."

17 "Christ is the first-born who is succeeded by an ever-increasing number of younger brothers and sisters."

18 "The archetype is a structural element of the psyche that we find everywhere and at all times; and it is that in which all individual psyches are identical with each other, and where they function as if they were the one undivided Psyche the ancients called 'anima mundi' [world soul]."

19 "The 'Holy Ghost' is an impelling force, creating wider consciousness and responsibility and thus enriched cognition. The real history of the world seems to be the progressive incarnation of the deity."

20 "Emotions have a typical 'pattern' (fear, anger, sorrow, hatred, etc.); that is, they follow an inborn archetype which is universally human and arouses the same ideas and feelings in everyone."

21 "The archetypal world is 'eternal', i.e., outside time, and it is everywhere."

22 "Be aware of the law of synchronicity. As the old Chinese saying goes: 'The right man sitting in his house and thinking the right thought will be heard 100 miles away.'"

23 "The archetypes have a life of their own which extends through the centuries and gives the aeons their peculiar stamp."

24 "The psychological 'merit' (or rather, significance) of Christ consists in the fact that, as the 'firstling', he is the prototype of the integral man. This image, as history testifies, is numinous and can therefore be answered only by another numinosity. It touches the imago Dei, the archetype of the self in us, and thereby awakens it. The self is then 'constellated' and by virtue of its numinosity compels man toward wholeness, i.e., towards the integration of the unconscious or the subordination of the ego to a holistic 'will', which is rightly conceived to be 'God's will."

25 "God is the One, the All."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite