Since the stars have fallen from heaven and our highest symbols have pales, a secret life holds sway in the unconscious. That is why we have psychology today, and why we speak of the unconscious. All this would be quite superfluous in an age or culture that possessed symbols. Symbols are spirit from above, and under those conditions the spirit is above too. Therefore it would be a foolish and senseless undertaking for such people to wish to experience or investigate an unconscious that contains nothing but silent, undisturbed sway of nature. Our unconscious, on the other hand, hides living water, spirit that has become nature, and that is why it is disturbed. Heaven has become for us the cosmic space of the physicians, and the divine empyrean a fair memory of things that once were. But “the heart glows,” and a secret unrest gnaws at the roots of our being.
~from The Nature and Activity of the Psyche, by C.G. Jung
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Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. ~ Polish Proverb
Clocks slay time…time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. ~ ~William Faulkner
Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. ~Henry David Thoreau
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. ~Dion Boucicault
Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits.
Time is the fire in which we burn. ~ Delmore Schwartz
“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night…”
“…in dreams we put on the likeness of that more universal, truer, more eternal man dwelling in the darkness of primordial night.”
“The dream is often occupied with apparently very silly details, thus producing an impression of absurdity, or else it is on the surface so unintelligible as to leave us thoroughly bewildered.”
“Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will.”
“One would do well to treat every dream as though it were a totally unknown object. Look at it from all sides, take it in your hand, carry it about with you, let you imagination play round it, and talk about it with other people.”
Dream words source: Psychological Reflections, C.G. Jung
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“If something anticipated arrives too late it finds us numb, wrung out from
waiting we feel – nothing at all. The best things arrive on time.”
A part of philosophy, emergence theories of the development of some phenomenon (for example life consciousness) where something emerges out of a background from which it could not have been predicted and in terms of which it cannot be fully explained. What emerges may be a law of nature, or a science, though this would normally be because of emergent properties in the relevant sphere. The existence of emergence theories contrasts with reductionism in the relevant sphere.
Close to this in theory in holism, a philosophical view which emphasizes the whole of something as distinct from its parts. This doctrine says that the whole in question cannot be explained in terms of its parts (emergence theories). Also connected is the 17th and 18th century theory of vitalism.
Source: Dictionary of Theories
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