Celebrating Carl Jung and his thoughts on the Paranormal
Carl Jung was one member of the founding fathers of the science of modern psychology. They were Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Wilhelm Reich. Freud is the most well known of the three, followed by Jung and then Reich.*
The supernatural and parapsychology was no stranger to Jung. He personally underwent a near-death experience, had clairvoyant dreams, incidents of precognition, encountered various hauntings with actual manifestations and poltergeist activity.
He conducted experiments in telepathy and had a spirit guide known as Philemon, who flew out of the sky one day and landed at Jung’s side. Jung gave him the nickname of the “Old Wise Man” and they often conversed as they walked together in Jung’s garden. Jung claimed he had a second soul, one that allowed him to access the occult realm. Many of his beliefs were derived from The Tibetan Book of the Dead which he consulted though out his professional life. He used the I-Ching to help diagnose patient’s maladies and suggest treatment methods. He investigated the arcane arts of Alchemy and Astrology as well.
Jung’s grandmother was a “ghost seer” and his mother when a child protected her father, who was a curate from ghosts while he wrote his sermons. The subject of Jung’s dissertation was a 15 year old medium with exceptional abilities. The medium was his cousin. Probably one of the more startling claims Jung made was that he talked and preached to the dead. This claim is supported by his privately published Septem Sermones ad Mortuos (Seven Sermons to the Dead) which was produced via automatic writing. Some reviewers consider this text to be an example of Jung’s best written pieces.
His final book was about Flying Saucers. He originally thought that this sighting were projections from our inner psyches. However upon awaking from a particular vivid dream that involved UFOs, he recounted his guess and instead stated “that we were actually projections from the Flying Saucers.”
As you can gather from the above, Carl Jung had profound inner and outer visions that both guided him to, and tormented him with the truth of all things.
http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/620/ Bernie O’Connor
We can all be tormented by such seeking of the truth. It is most healthy to try and stay balanced as all obsession is unhealthy. We live in a real world - a world that at times is unfair and ungracious and so often we can want to escape into a created fantasy so much more to our liking. But we still have to function and live in what is real - doing mundane life tasks like going to work, buying the groceries, cleaning the toilet and engaging in conversation with other living people ( as oppossed to the dead ones ) keeps us grounded and normal.Its good to practise being normal from time to time in our personal efforts to continue seeking the truth.We tend to retain our friendships that way.