Archetypes as metaphors may be useful as educational tools in the recognition of, say, literary patterns. But collective, racial, possession? I would, therefore, advise the German Faith Movement to throw aside their scruples.
When the wind blows it shakes everything that is insecure, whether without or within. I must rebut this accusation: Jung continues with another prophetic vision among the Germans of the return of Wotan: Despite their crankiness, the Wotan-worshippers seem to have judged things more correctly than the worshippers of reason.
If this conclusion is correct, National Socialism would not be the last word. For a more exact investigation of his character, however, we must go back to the age of myths, which did not explain everything in terms of man and his limited capacities, but sought the deeper cause in the psyche and its autonomous powers.
But if we may forget for a moment that we are living in the year of Our Lordand, laying aside our well-meaning, all-too-human reasonableness, may burden God or the gods with the responsibility for contemporary events instead of man, we would find Wotan quite suitable as a casual hypothesis.
However, might it not be said, given such unusual phenomena as the hangings at Nuremberg or the Morgenthau Plan for the post-war extermination of the Germans and the obliteration of their statehood, that the reaction against the Wotanic storm from out of Germania, was a storm of another type from out of the Levant?
Houston Stewart Chamberlain is a symptom which arouses suspicion that other veiled gods may be sleeping elsewhere. The League of Nations, which was supposed to possess supranational authority, is regarded by some as a child in need of care and protection, by others as an abortion.
When the Holy Father at Rome could only impotently lament before God the fate of the grex segregatus, the one-eyed old hunter, on the edge of the German forest, laughed and saddled Sleipnir. Hauer the Indologist is not to blame for this, nor yet the Edda; it is rather the fault of kairos — the present moment in time — whose name on closer investigation turns out to be Wotan.
How fare the gods? The sight of evil kindles evil in the soul Intelligent people will not confuse them with the crude Wotan-worshipers whose faith is a mere pretense. Nevertheless we have plunged into a cataract of progress which sweeps us into the future with ever wilder violence the farther it take us from our ranks.
But since the gods are without doubt personifications of psychic forces, to assert their metaphysical existence is as much an intellectual presumption as the opinion that they could ever be invented.
Alfred Rosenberg, Hitler's chief ideologist, seemed to be in agreement with Jung in the following quotes. Last Updated on Sunday, 27 October Nivaria Press,p. A mind that is still childish thinks of the gods as metaphysical entities existing in their own right, or else regards them as playful or superstitious inventions.
Princeton University Press,pp. Now Garm howls loud before Gnipahellir; The fetters will burst, and the wolf run free; Much I do know, and more can see Of the fate of the gods, the mighty in fight. He simply disappeared when the times turned against him, and remained invisible for more than a thousand years, working anonymously and indirectly.
He shows that Wotan is not only a god of rage and frenzy who embodies the instinctual and emotion aspect of the unconscious. Things are comparatively quiet in Switzerland, though occasionally there is a puff of wind from the north or south.
While, as previously mentioned, our brain is comprised of organs that reflect different levels of evolution, from the limbic system to the cerebral cortex, similarly, the unconscious reflects an inherited cultural legacy. He simply disappeared when the times turned against him, and remained invisible for more than a thousand years, working anonymously and indirectly.
If we apply are admittedly peculiar point of view consistently, we are driven to conclude that Wotan must, in time, reveal not only the restless, violent, stormy side of his character, but, also, his ecstatic and mantic qualities — a very different aspect of his nature.Carl Gustav Jung and politics – The Wotan-Gate.
Posted on March 5, by fallenAngel Leave a comment Carl Gustav Jung has always been wildly recognized but was never fashionable, since he was conservative as well as a ground breaking, unconventional free-thinker. A selection from Wotan by Carl Jung, Note: see here for the essay Jung wrote at the end of the first world war, and here for the essay he wrote at the end of the second world war.
"I know that I hung on a windy tree nine long nights, wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin, myself to myself, on that tree [the world Ash, Yggdrasil] of which no. Wotan Blutundboden reads an essay concerning Carl Jung's ideas on Wotan.
A selection from Wotan by Carl Jung, Note: see here for the essay Jung wrote at the end of the first world war, and here for the essay he wrote at the end of the second world war.
"I know that I hung on a windy tree nine long nights, wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin, myself to myself, on that tree [the world Ash, Yggdrasil] of which no man knows.
Jung's Shadow: Two Troubling Essays by Jung.
Details Last Updated on Sunday, 27 October Written by Per K. Brask Jung was, intrying to figure out what was happening in Germany.
2)Okay now that we know that Wotan was the SAME manifestation of these gods within these different ethnicities and cultures we can proceed. If one reads THE ENTIRE essay by Carl Jung one will read that he OPPOSES Wotan.Download