C.G. Jung: “There is no linear evolution; there is only a circumambulation of the self…”

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“I began to understand that the goal of psychic development is the self.

There is no linear evolution; there is only a circumambulation of the self. Uniform development exists, at most, at the beginning; later, everything points toward the centre.

This insight gave me stability, and gradually my inner peace returned.”

C.G. Jung
Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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One Response to C.G. Jung: “There is no linear evolution; there is only a circumambulation of the self…”

  1. Do you happen to know what page number this quote is from in MDR? “ There is no linear evolution; there is only circumambulation of the self” I am trying to find it for a thesis I am writing. I love the website! Thanks! Tara

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