Ego and Self: The Old Testament Prophets From Isaiah to Malachi
Edward F. Edinger
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2000, trade paperback edition, Inner City Books, Toronto, Canada, 160 pages.
historical awareness an integral part of full living? What typical symbolic images accompany those incidents in the outer world which communicate to an individual their unique purpose in life? What do images of the unconscious manifesting in outer reality look like in the first place? What is to be recognized as general and historical in apparently personal and emotional reactions, and how are we to work with them analytically? In what way is it possible for an individual to live out the larger
bit of it to give you the feel of it: The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God . . .can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God. He brings a new covenant, as the mediator, only so that the people who were called to an eternal inheritance
represented by this great circle with the major center, which would refer to the largest, most comprehensive cosmic and historical processes. And if an individual has an encounter with contents from that cosmic region, the cosmic Self, it would indicateand be a highly unusual phenomenonthat one has a task as an instrument of cosmic evolution, a very extraordinary fate. This would call for a quite impersonal synthetic approachnot a personal synthetic approachbut an impersonal synthetic approach in
psychologically: the unconscious, after gaining a certain amount of energy, sinks back again to its former distance. The final outcome is depressing: human consciousness and life in general suffer an incalculable loss through an incomprehensible lusus naturae [freak of nature] that lacks all human meaning, a "frolic" on a cosmic scale.77 Jung concludes: "It remains to be seen whether this melancholy outcome is a prophecy or a subjective confession."78 Another example of a black cloud comes from
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