Re: Carl Jung. New Age Subversive Or Genuine Truth Seeker?
That Jung was an intelligent guy with many insights is true. The problem is that his involvement with occultism made him jump to conclusions that are totally unscientific and methaphysical. I can understand archetypes as constructions of culture to symbolize important experiences that are common to all men, ideas passed thru language...but what happens today is that people believe that archetypes have their own mystical existence. This is total Oriental mystic thinking and is 99% of his legacy, even if he has written something good somewhere else. In my opinion, this man has done more harm to western spirituality than anyone else because of his tremendous influence.
I would like to understand in what way you consider Jung's work benefitial.