In September 1916, Jung had conversations with his soul that provided further elaboration and clarification of the cosmology of the Sermones. September 25:
[Soul]: “How many lights do you want, three or seven? Three is the heartfelt and modest, seven the general and encompassing.”
[I:] “What a question! And what a decision! I must be true: I think I would like seven lights.”
[Soul:] “Seven, you say? I thought so. That has broad scope-cold lights.”
[I:] “I need cooling, fresh air. Enough of this stifling mugginess. Too much fear and not enough free breathing. Give me seven lights.”
[Soul:] “The first light means the Pleroma. / The second means Abraxas. / The third the sun. / The fourth the moon. / The fifth the earth. / The sixth the phallus. / The seventh the stars.”
[I:] “Why were there no birds, and why were the celestial mother and the sky…
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Source: Carl Jung and Philo the Jew
Dr. Jung was greatly influenced by the writings of Philo the Jew [Born 20 B.C.E] and mentions him in both his Collected Works and the Red Book. Philo is believed to have taught of the “Logos” and is said to have known John of the New Testament who also wrote about the Logos.
One of Philo’s most famous work is around 20 pages long entitled “On the Creation” wherein he mentions The image of God in Man, The Archetypal World, The importance of the number 4, The relationship of God, Soul, Man, Mind as being the essence of God and Man.
Below is an excerpt from “On the Creation” followed by a link to the entire text:
So then after all the other things, as has been said before, Moses says that man was made in the image and likeness of God. And he says well; for nothing that is…
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Christiana Drummond Morgan (born Christiana Drummond Councilman) (1897–1967) was a lay psychoanalyst at Harvard University best known for her work co-authoring the Thematic Apperception Test, one of the most widely used projective psychological test.
She administered one of the earliest versions of the test to one of the first diagnosed anorexic patients in Boston. She is mostly remembered as the lover of American psychologist Henry Murray.
The nude portrait statue of Christiana commissioned by Murray from Gaston Lachaise is now owned by the Governor’s Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts. Christiana committed suicide at 69 years of age. There is some controversy over her death related to Henry Murray’s conflicting accounts, but it is mostly considered a suicide.
Christiana was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 6, 1897. She attended Miss Winsor’s school for girls in Boston from 1908 to 1914 and later a boarding school in Farmington, Massachusetts. She came of age…
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