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Notes on Jung: bringers of light, enlargers of consciousness

“As bringers of light, that is, enlargers of consciousness, they overcome darkness, which is to say that they overcome the earlier unconscious state. Higher consciousness, or knowledge going beyond our present-day consciousness, is equivalent to being all alone in the world. This loneliness expresses the conflict between the bearer or symbol of higher consciousness and his surroundings. The conquerors of darkness go far back into primeval times, and, together with many other legends, prove that there once existed a state of original psychic distress, namely unconsciousness.” (Carl Jung, CW 9i, para. 288)

J. M. W. Turner, The Angel Standing in the Sun -1846. US Public Domain.

J. M. W. Turner, The Angel Standing in the Sun -1846. US Public Domain.

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