At all times, there were people who were not like everyone else. They went against all the rules, refuted public opinion and created their own theories that defy logical explanation.
Such people were shunned, considering them abnormal. But what if strange, unusual and mystical things are preached by a world-renowned psychiatrist?
Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961) is a Swiss psychiatrist who created his own method of working with patients - analytical psychology. The method is based on the study of the collective unconscious and cultural studies.
He received an excellent education in both the natural sciences and the humanities, and was fluent in four languages. A sought-after specialist, Carl Jung did not limit himself to medical practice, but also studied spiritualism, occultism, astrology, paranormal phenomena, telekinesis and alchemy of the late Middle Ages.
He was interested in the religious and spiritual practices of Asia and early Christianity. Jung also studied Buddhism, Kabbalah knew the Bible perfectly. The scientist undertook a long trip to Africa, and later to North America, where he studied the myths and symbols of aboriginal peoples.
Carl Jung in his youth.
And all this in order to correctly understand the human soul and the conditions under which its posthumous existence is possible. He considered the psyche and everything mystical that he associated with it, including God, really knowable and therefore sought to know it, and not limited to religious faith.
Since Jung was confident in the ability of people to communicate with disembodied beings or representatives of other worlds, he deliberately and repeatedly caused states of trance in himself, using the methods that he learned during his studies of spiritualism. But at the same time he insisted that such a test is very dangerous and not everyone is given to survive it.
Jung believed in the supernatural and paranormal, and allowed the existence of ghosts and visions. He believed that we get warnings quite often, but we do not know how to recognize them.
Jung first introduces the phrase "collective unconscious." This special psychic reality exists outside a specific person and long before our birth. It is inhabited by characters from ancient myths and the most significant images of human culture. We inherit it when we come into this world.
The collective unconscious, passed down from generation to generation, stores all the typical reactions of the human race - fear, an intuitive premonition of danger or, for example, love. And the human psyche is formed under the influence of genetic memory inherited from a number of ancestors. He designated these universal images with the word "archetype".
Jung was convinced that the collective unconscious at some point can be activated in a certain circle, which will lead to "collective madness" - for example, wars.
- It was Jung who divided people into extroverts and introverts and identified 4 functions of the psyche (thinking, feeling, intuition and sensation).
- Jung believed that the images that appear in mentally ill patients are not the fruit of an inflamed fantasy, but a parallel reality, another world that an ordinary person cannot see. This is either the astral plane, or another dimension that exists in parallel with ours.
- He was sure that it was impossible to teach a person any sciences and crafts if this was not laid down in him, and therefore, before teaching someone, he recommended restoring the pedigree.
- Jung believed that all the complexes and fears in people arise as a result of traumatic situations in childhood (to get rid of them, you need to immerse yourself in childhood under hypnosis and relive an unpleasant moment).
- In his opinion, any disease - from a lung disease to a runny nose - can be cured in sessions of a psychoanalyst, if you turn on the imagination, imagine the disease in the form of an enemy and kill him.
- He deduced the theory of synchronicity, which proved that there are no accidents in the world, and all actions are interconnected and obey the single law of the universe. A simple illustration of synchronicity: at the moment when a person is angry to the limit, a plate suddenly falls and breaks from the shelf (coincidence of a mental state and an objective phenomenon).
In 1922, the scientist acquired an estate in Bollingen on the shores of Lake Zurich and for many years built the so-called Tower there. It looked like a small castle with two towers (for receiving patients), an office (where Jung worked).
Carl Jung's estate in Bollingen.
In his memoirs, Jung described the construction process as "a study of the structure of the psyche embodied in stone." The walls of the tower are decorated with hieroglyphs and incomprehensible sets of numbers and phrases, the purpose of which has not been studied. But something else is shocking: thanks to this Tower, as the psychiatrist argued, his patients can return to normal life.
How many people have passed through the Tower and who these people are - the information is classified, but there is information that Jung cured several hundred people, including those who are considered hopelessly sick.
At the moment, the tower belongs to the descendants of Jung and is closed to visitors - so as not to harm anyone. But pilgrims from all over the world are constantly trying to get inside the mysterious building.
Interestingly, Jung considered the Indian (Aryan) mandala to be the best symbolic expression of the wholeness or completeness in the individual or the supreme God, in which all opposites are combined.
Carl Jung reads in his Tower.
The great psychoanalyst died in his home in 1961. On this day, several strange events happened at once. At the moment of Jung's death, lightning struck his favorite tree in his home garden, and a close friend of the doctor, Laurence Van der Post, had a dream in which Jung, walking away into the distance, waved his hand and said: "We will see you again."
Several years later, Lawrence was giving an interview to a journalist under this very tree, shortly after the start of the dialogue, a lightning bolt hit the same tree again ….
Author: Viktorya Nekrasova