Jung Quote: “A mother-complex is not got rid of by blindly reducing the mother to human proportions.”

 

A mother-complex is not got rid of by blindly reducing the mother to human proportions.

Besides that we run the risk of dissolving the experience “Mother” into atoms, thus destroying something supremely valuable and throwing away the golden key which a good fairy laid in our cradle.

That is why mankind has always instinctively added the pre-existent divine pair to the personal parents-the “god”father and “god”-mother of the newborn child-so that, from sheer unconsciousness or shortsighted rationalism, he should never forget himself so far as to invest his own parents with divinity.

 

“Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype” (1939) In CW 9, Part I: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious P.172

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