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Jung on Dream Journals

Submitted by on September 17, 2009 – 4:02 pm 107 views No Comment

The New York Time’s recently featured an article on Jung’s intriguing and much anticipated Red Book.

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The Holy Grail of the Unconscious
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/magazine/20jung-t.html?pagewanted=1

A quote from Jung on journaling the inner workings of the mind and (possibly) dreams stuck out to me:

“I should advise you to put it all down as beautifully as you can — in some beautifully bound book,” Jung instructed. “It will seem as if you were making the visions banal — but then you need to do that — then you are freed from the power of them. . . . Then when these things are in some precious book you can go to the book & turn over the pages & for you it will be your church — your cathedral — the silent places of your spirit where you will find renewal. If anyone tells you that it is morbid or neurotic and you listen to them — then you will lose your soul — for in that book is your soul.”


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