Born before the wind

“How else could it have occurred to man to divide the cosmos, on the analogy of day and night, summer and winter, into a bright day-world and a dark night-world peopled with fabulous monsters, unless he had the prototype of such a division in himself, in the polarity between the conscious and the invisible and unknowable unconscious?”

Carl Gustav Jung


3 responses

  1. acslater

    My favorite meandering guilty pleasure while I’m supposed to be looking at current evidenced based research- the rich writings of Jung. Heidegger is also unsurpassed.

    May 28, 2011 at 11:22

  2. ella

    I was starting to read heidegger in the fall: glorious love how he throws himself into the poetic, can you recommend some good articles? or books?

    May 28, 2011 at 18:50

  3. acslater

    I can see why- he offers a lot of commentary on art and aesthetics.
    Being and Time was what I’ve read- it’s his ideas of “thrown-ness” that I love best. That we are literally thrown into the world when we are born…it’s an idea I come back to again and again. The translation I had was old though, and so it was a bit mucky to get through. I’ve also skimmed through An Intro to Metaphysics.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:06

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