Top Ten Bogus Jung Quotations

One of my biggest complaints about much of the Jungian material on the Web is that it is un-sourced – it is passed on and on, without a reference to its origins.


With the idea that if you can’t beat them, join them, I thought I would contribute my own Jungian statements, that Carl Jung didn’t make.


Well, actually he did make one of the following statements. It’s the exception that proves the rule(!) Can you guess which one?




Without the study of mythology it is impossible to understand the origins of the human psyche.




It is only after we have wrestled with the shadow, day and night, that we can finally obtain a small glimmer of wholeness.




The most dangerous psychological mistake is the projection of the shadow on to others; this is the root of almost all conflicts.




No man should ever argue with a woman’s animus; it lessens the man and diminishes the woman.




Synchronicity does not just happen; it happens when the situation in the Unconscious is reflected in outer reality.




Once upon an archetypal time there were three symbolic bears — a papa bear, a mama bear, and a baby bear.




A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror; as a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.




One of the few regrets in my life is that I did not discover the importance of alchemy soon enough.




The complexity of the Unconscious is beyond the grasp of the human mind.




It is only when one looks deep within one’s soul that it is possible to find true meaning.



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