Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quote of the day

It was one of the greatest experiences of my life to discover how enormously different people's psyche are. If the collective equality of the psyche were not a primordial fact, the origin and matrix of all individual psyche, it would be a gigantic illusion. But despite our individual consciousness it unquestionably continues to exist as the collective unconscious--the sea upon which the ego rides like a ship. For this reason also, nothing of the primordial world of the psyche has ever been lost. Just as the sea stretches its broad tongues between the continents and laps them round like islands, so our original unconsciousness presses and round our individual consciousness. CW 10 , par 285