Carl Jung: The earth is a microcosm in the great cosmos of the stars and we are ourselves microcosms upon the earth.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology

Dr. Barker: People usually pray.

Dr. Jung:

There you have it.

She says: “I wanted to pray. Then I knew that I could only pray to my star.”

The star is a symbol of her uniqueness.

As stars are unique units in the heavens, so individuals are in a way stars, they are unique units.

The innermost substance is a microcosm, as every star is a microcosm.

The earth is a microcosm in the great cosmos of the stars and we are ourselves microcosms upon the earth.

Each of us, every living being, is a small earth, one could say, because we are in intimate connection with the earth, we are partially earth, we are conscious of our earthly body, for instance.

The star symbol means the center of a mandala, and the meditation on the Self or the meditation on the mandala is prayer; in many different religions that…

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