Category Archives: Projections

Carl Jung: “It frequently happens that the object offers a hook to the projection, and even lures it out.”

Carl Jung: The Hook of Projection   It frequently happens that the object offers a hook to the projection, and even lures it out. This is generally the case when the object himself (or herself) is not conscious of the quality in question: in that way it works directly upon the unconscious of the projicient.… Click to continue

Carl Jung, on projection: “The subject gets rid of painful, incompatible contents by projecting them.”

Duccio di Buoninsegna: The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain, 1308−11   Jung defines his concept of projection “Projection means the expulsion of a subjective content into an object; it is the opposite of introjection. Accordingly, it is a process of dissimilation, by which a subjective content becomes alienated from the subject and is, so… Click to continue

Carl Jung: “What, then, is this projection-making factor? The East calls it the “Spinning Woman” Maya …”

Gustave Moreau: Salome Dancing before Herod (detail) Carl Jung talks about the projection making factor behind the anima… What, then, is this projection-making factor? The East calls it the “Spinning Woman” Maya, who creates illusion by her dancing. Had we not long since known it from the symbolism of dreams, this hint from the Orient… Click to continue