Goldsmith July 27, 2012 Share July 27, 2012 I am going to use this thread to post notes and interesting bits from the Liber Novus and its Translation notes/forward/prelude/ect. Eventually I plan to write an article on the subject. Use this thread to discuss anything Liber Novus related. If you don't know what it is, read these pages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liber_Novus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_imagination#Jung What is being described sounds really familiar doesn't it? Right now I am under the assumption that Carl Jung, father of modern psychology, learned everything he knows from experiences in his wonderlands with his Tulpae. What a Twist, huh? "The chapters follow a particular format: they begin with the exposition of dramatic visual fantasies. In them Jung encounters a series of figures in various settings and enters into conversation with them. He is confronted with unexpected happenings and shocking statements. He then attempts to understand what had transpired, and to formulate the significance of these events and statements into general psychological conceptions and maxims. Jung held that the significance of these fantasies was due to the fact that they stemmed from the mythopoeic imagination which was missing in the present rational age." "Liber N ovus thus presents a series of active imaginations together with Jung's attempt to understand their significance. This work of understanding encompasses a number of interlinked threads: an attempt to understand himself and to integrate and develop the various components of his personality; an attempt to understand the structure of the human personality in general; an attempt to understand the relation of the individual to present-day society and to the community of the dead; an attempt to understand the psychological and historical effects of Christianity; and an attempt to grasp the future religious development of the West. Jung discusses many other themes in the work, including the nature of self-knowledge; the nature of the soul; the relations of thinking and feeling and the psychological types; the relation of inner and outer masculinity and femininity; the uniting of opposites; solitude; the value of scholarship and learning; the status of science; the significance of symbols and how they are to be understood; the meaning of the war; madness, divine madness, and psychiatry; how the Imitation of Christ is to be understood today; the death of God; the historical significance of Nietzsche; and the relation of magic and reason. The overall theme of the book is how Jung regains his soul and overcomes the contemporary malaise of spiritual alienation. This is ultimately achieved through enabling the rebirth of a new image of God in his soul and developing a new worldview in the form of a psychological and theological cosmology. Liber N ovus presents the prototype of Jung's conception of the individuation process, which he held to be the universal form of individual psychological development." More to come guys. Carl Jung goes into a forcing session to speak with his 'soul' as he calls it at this point, which wouldn't let him sleep. [i:J I feel that I must speak to you. Why do you not let me sleep, as I am tired? I feel that the disturbance comes from you. What induces you to keep me awake? [soul:J Now is no time to sleep, but you should be awake and prepare important matters in nocturnal work The great work begins. [i:J What great work? [soul:J The work that should now be undertal(en. It is a great and difficult work There is no time to sleep, if you find no time during the day to relnain in the work [i:] But I had no idea that something of this kind was talcing place. [soul:J But you could have told by the fact that I have been disturbing your sleep for a long time: You have been too unconscious for a long time. Now you must go to a higher level of consciousness. [i:] I am ready: What is it? Speald [soul:] You should listen: to no longer be a Christian is easy: But what next? For more is yet to come. Everything is waiting for you. And you? You remain silent and have nothing to say: But you should speak. Why have you received the revelation? You should not hide it. You concern yourself with the form? Is the form important, when it is a matter of revelation? [i:J But you are not thinlcing that I should publish what I have written? That would be a misfortune. And who would understand it? [sou!:J No, listen! You should not break up a marriage, namely the marriage with me, no person should supplant me ... I want to rule alone. [i:J SO you want to rule? From whence do you take the right for such a presumption? [soul:J This right comes to me because I serve you and your calling. I could just as well say, you came first, but above all your calling comes first. [i:J But what is my calling? [sou!:J The new religion and its proclamation. [i:J Oh God, how should I do this? [soul:] Do not be of such little faith. No one knows it as you do. There is no one who could say it as well as you could. [i:J But who knows, if you are not lying? [sou!:J Ask yourself if I am lying. I speak the truth. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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