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The Numinosum

08 Oct

It is important to have a secret, a premonition of things unknown. It fills life with something impersonal, a numinosum. A man who has never experienced that has missed something important. He must sense that he lives in a world which in some respects is mysterious; that things happen and can be experienced which remain inexplicable; that not everything which happens can be anticipated. The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole.

C.G. Jung from Memories, Dreams, Reflections

 

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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Quotations

 

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