While browsing through a used book shop, I was fortunate to luck upon a copy of this, along with "Aion Volume 9," Jung's thesis of the Self's psychic totality whose historical equivalent is the figure of Christ. Although "Psychological Reflections" is far from being an exhaustive collection of Jung's work, this book is a satisfying and comprehensive anthology of quotations[thirteen hundred quotations from over one hundred works, arranged under four primary headings]reflecting Jung's spiritual and psychological insights regarding symbolism of the Self, recognition of the psyche, the archetypes, the ego, the shadow, anima/animus, and problems of self realization. Jung's work remains profound, vital, crucial, insightful and deeply moving.
"All human control comes to an end when the individual is caught in a mass movement. Then the archetypes begin to function, as happens also in the lives of individuals when they are confronted with situations that cannot be dealt with in any of the familiar ways...resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself...In any age the vast majority of men are called upon to preserve and praise the status quo, thus helping to bring about the disastrous consequences which the prescience of the creative spirit had sought to avert."
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