Exercitia spiritualia (Spiritual Exercises)

 

Directorium in exercitia spiritualia, US Public Domain and Creative Commons
Directorium in exercitia spiritualia, US Public Domain and Creative Commons

Google books has a copy of Directorium in exercitia spiritualia by Ignacio de Loyola. A PDF of the book can also be found on-line at the internet archive. The book itself is at Universitat de València. Carl Jung references this book in The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 1). In regards to this book Jung says:

“The exercises known in the East as yoga and in the West as exercitia spiritualia… These exercises represent special techniques prescribed in advance and intended to achieve a definite psychic effect, or at least to promote it…. They are, therefore, technical procedures in the fullest sense of the word; elaborations of the originally natural processes of transformation. The natural or spontaneous transformations that occurred earlier, before there were any historical examples to follow, were thus replaced by techniques designed to induce the transformation by imitating this same sequence of events.” (Carl Jung, CW 9i, para. 232)

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