July 26, 2006

For Carl Gustav Jung

He fathered the analytical perspective
And propounded the idea of a collective
Unconscious, made a fuss
About anima and animus
And declared archetypes as a projective!


As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung, "Memories, Dreams, Reflections", 1962


Carl Jung, the father of analytical psychology, was born on this date in 1875.

1 comment:

  1. Padmaja Iyengar7:47 PM

    If Carl Jung was alive today,
    What would he have to say
    Of Saddam Hussain or Osama -
    Animus, anima or simply enigma?!
    Surely they'd cause him utter dismay!

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