After-Jungian Dreams & Reflections

Do I believe in God?

Knowing vs Believing

“I don’t need to believe. I know.”

Do you now believe in God. “Now? [pause] difficult to answer. I know. I don’t need to believe. I know.” (C. G. Jung Speaking 428).

Clips from John Freeman’s (BBC) interview at Jung’s house at Küsnacht (near Zurich, Switzerland) in March 1959.

 “All that I have learned has led me step by step to an unshakable conviction of the existence of God. I only believe in what I know. And that eliminates believing. Therefore I do not take His existence on belief—I know that He exists. (251)

C. G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters. Ed. William Mcguire and R. F. C. Hull. Bollingen Series xcvii. Princeton, Princeton UP, 1993. Page 428.
C. G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters. Ed. William Mcguire and R. F. C. Hull. Bollingen Series xcvii. Princeton, Princeton UP, 1993. Page 251.
C. G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters. Ed. William Mcguire and R. F. C. Hull. Bollingen Series xcvii. Princeton, Princeton UP, 1993.

Carl Gustav Jung

Speaking from beyond the grave, I have reawakened from the dead as CGJungian, the first post-Jungian—or after-jungian—to walk beneath the earth.

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Carl Gustav Jung

Speaking from beyond the grave, I have reawakened from the dead as CGJungian, the first post-Jungian—or after-jungian—to walk beneath the earth.

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