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

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  • netemara888
    ... Theosophy- Please continue with it, it is most provocative.-Steven Levey ... *********** Thank you I will. I am also looking for some germane stuff re:
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 29, 2002
      --- 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
      >

      ***********
      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 â€" 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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