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G. Jung Letters, vol. 2, ed. G. Adler, A. Jaffe (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975), letter to Fr. Victor White, November 24, 1953, p. 138. 52 "Answer to Job, Psychology and Religion, CW 11, par. 731. Page 28 third age or age of the Spirit points can produce a greater inhumanity than the ills that precede and provoke such compelling hope in it. What safeguards might Jung's mature psychology proffer to avoid the disasters that have plagued previous ages in their efforts to unite the opposites of the divine and human, and to unite in the human the opposites of the divine, the synthesis that so eluded Jung's father?
P. 93. Page 20 parents would have to sin. "35 This insight is foundational to the making of Jung's own myth which counters that of his father's and in his maturity worked an appreciative undermining of it. The Shift to the Quaternity and the Ultimate Incompatibility Between Jung and his Father on the Nature of Religion We have just heard Jung state that through his personal religious experience he became convinced that God drove the developing human to sin. The sin that God demanded of the creature, even as he forbade it, was the sin of consciousness.
16 This experience came to mean many things for Jung. In the first instance he took it to be an immediate experience of God as a freeing power accessed not in some external heaven nor through earthly institutions, but as a power rising to meet him from the depths of his own life. This immediate and experiential access to God in and through human interiority came to be the seminal difference between his understanding of religion and his father's. , pp. 30-31. , p. 39. , p. 40. Page 15 That was what my father had not understood, I thought; he had failed to experience the will of God, had opposed it for the best reasons and out of the deepest faith.
A strategy for a loss of faith: Jung's proposal by John P. Dourley