Carl Jung’s Work & The Road Ahead
Today is Halloween* and I was just inspired to finish a poem about Jung (one of my heroes with an amazing legacy) but then I realized a preface to convey some of my thoughts might be helpful for context. So here it is:
It’s easy to underestimate the value of Carl Jung’s work and how much that work means to many of us who came along after him. In fact, I believe many people take his work for granted even while standing on his shoulders. He was a student of Freud and established himself as one of the very best in his field. They say Freud hoped that Jung would succeed him, picking up where he lefy off. But Jung went in another direction and he stretched the boundaries of scientific thought to an extent that they began to merge with tenets and practices of ancient wisdom.
He stood at the intersection of Science and Spirit and rather than flinch, using his cache to merge two previously opposing ways of thought. In this way Jung rocked “the establishment”. In my mind, the best way to articulate his most important achievements is to say that Jung demonstrated how the divine spark is alive and well inside of each of us — and not only is it alive, but it visits often, if we are able to receive it.
Moving forward from 2020, I believe Jung’s work will provide the foundation for some radical and profound developments in the advancement of humanity and evolution that we will be seeing in the near future. Thanks to Dr Jung, we will be prepared.
*There is a distinct connection between Jung’s work and Halloween. This is the acknowledgement and celebration of the Shadow — aspects of Self that we repress, including the dark and evil ones. The full acknowledgement of the Shadow is a required and fundemental building block for the progression of the human soul. I’m hoping to tackle this topic in the near future.
Carl Gustav Jung: A Tribute
In a hidden crevice of each Self lives the Eternal Mind
Often covered with debris, it may be hard to find
Jung thankfully forsook the honor of Freud’s gifts
Staying true to his path that led him to the cliff
So he leaped with the silly notion he could fly
And transformed to the white dove, pristine and divine