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Re: Theos-World People in the know (gnosis that is): Jung and Yeats

Nov 29, 2002 11:23 AM
by netemara888


--- In theos-talk@y..., "Steven Levey" <levey_steven@h...> wrote:
> Netemara-Thank you for your input regarding Jung, Buber and 
Theosophy- Please continue with it, it is most provocative.-Steven 
Levey
> 

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Thank you I will. I am also looking for some germane stuff re: Yeats. 
He is very interesting.

Netemara

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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: netemara888
> Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 9:56 AM
> To: theos-talk@y...
> Subject: Theos-World People in the know (gnosis that is): Jung and 
Yeats
> 
> 
> 
> Part I: Carl Jung
> 
> "H. P. Blavatsky and her Theosophical Society wrote the book on  
> secret traditions. Most esoteric movements ever since have found 
it  
> almost impossible to step outside of her (sometimes unconscious)  
> influence. A few groups calling themselves Gnostic have appealed 
to  
> an underground yet pervasive `gnosis' rather than to the ancient  
> historical Gnostic sects…
> 
> Indeed in our century there have been several appropriations of  
> Gnostic motifs. The psychologist, C. G. Jung, continually refers 
to  
> the Gnostics in his writings and was often photographed `wearing 
his  
> Gnostic ring.' His lifelong interest in the subject was rewarded 
in  
> 1952 when the Jung Institute in Zurich…presented him with a 
recently  
> discovered Gnostic papyrus manuscript. This `Jung Codex' is now 
our  
> Nag Hammadi Codex I…In 1916…he believed his house to be filled 
with  
> paranormal phenomenon…in the early 1950s Dr. Jung defended 
himself  
> against an attack by Martin Buber (a Jew). Under discussion was 
the  
> entire body of Jung's work, but Buber pointed a particularly snide  
> finger at `his little Abraxas opus.' The criticism was that Jung 
had  
> overstepped the boundaries of psychology into religion, and had  
> located God in the unconscious (rather than in Buber's 
transcendent  
> Thou).
> 
> Jung took all of this seriously "Why is so much attention devoted 
to  
> the question of whether I am a Gnostic?"
> 
> From :"The Nag Hammadi Library" The definitive new translation of 
the  
> Gnostic scriptures. James M. Robinson " general editor
> 
> Netemara
> 
> 
> *******************
> Comment: Jung is undoubtedly one of the biggest voices of 
influence  
> in psychology even today. He DID mix psychology with religion. He 
was  
> influenced by Theosophy without a doubt. HE was the antithesis to  
> Freud's belief in a Godless voice. They were to part ways. Jung's  
> commentaries on spiritual works from Eastern quarters have become  
> classics in their own right. Why did Martin Buber have a problem  
> with Jung bringing God into psychology? Did he then have no 
problem  
> with Freud leaving God out of the mind of man?
> 
> Netemara
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