Monday, June 30, 2008

If you're Jung at heart

Went to Starbucks tonight for a little refreshment--Shut up, there's an indie coffee shop in my neighborhood, but they close early during the Summer. Anyway, I also went to work on a little project I have going. Saw a friend of mine reading Man and His Symbols.

He talked a little about how artists are very grateful to the unconscious. Solutions you would never have thought about arrive in dreams or daydreams.

This is only part of the story, of course. You can't just sit around waiting for the cavalry to show up from the dark side of your brain. But it is a significant part of the story.

Jung may not be a scientist, or at least a physical scientist. There are certainly things about neurology that you're not going to learn from meditating on archetypes. But CGJ did have a good sense of the mind, and where it wants to go.

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