Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quote of the day

The psyche, if you understand it as a phenomenon occurring in living bodies, is a quality of matter, just as our body consists of matter. We discover that this matter has another aspect, namely, a psychic aspect. It is just as though you were seeing into another aspect of matter. This is an idea that is not my invention. Old Democritus talked about the "spiritus insertus atomis," the spirit inserted into atoms. That means the psyche is a quality which appears in matter. C.G. Jung Speaking, p. 303