by cheri block
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Hot (low 90’s) Thunderbumpers and rain in the late afternoon.
Today, we will be discussing two chapters from Carl Jung’s Modern Man in Search of a Soul, Chapters 9 (Analytical Psychology)and 10 (The Modern Spiritual Problem).
From Chapter 10:
While man still lives as a herd-being he has no ‘things of the spirit’ of his own; nor does he need any, save the usual belief in the immortality of the soul. But as soon as he has outgrown whatever local form of religion he was born to–as soon as this religion can no longer embrace his life in all its fullness–then the psyche becomes something in its own right which cannot be dealt with by the measures of the Church alone. It is for this reason that we of today have a psychology founded on experience, and not upon articles of faith or the postulates of any philosophical system. The very fact that we have such a psychology is to me symptomatic of a profound convulsion of spiritual life.
Your take on this paragraph?