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honeywoman | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 11, 2008 at 10:06 AM via web

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What is the exact quote from Carl Jung - re  - "The symbol is the greatest invention of mankind as a tool for transformation"  

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rachelcaron | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 6, 2008 at 3:13 PM (Answer #2)

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"The conflict between science and religion is in reality a misunderstanding of both. Scientific materialism has merely introduced a new hypostasis, and that is an intellectual sin. It has given another name to the supreme principle of reality and has assumed that this created a new thing and destroyed an old thing. Whether you call the principle of existence “God,” “matter,” “energy,” or anything else you like, you have created nothing; you have merely changed a symbol. The materialist is a metaphysician malgré lui. Faith, on the other hand, tries to retain a primitive mental condition on merely sentimental grounds. It is unwilling to give up the primitive, childlike relationship to mind-created and hypostatized figures; it wants to go on enjoying the security and confidence of a world still presided over by powerful, responsible, and kindly parents."

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rachelcaron | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 6, 2008 at 3:15 PM (Answer #3)

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It could be this one as well.

"The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet and Führer, and sometimes it is luckily the other way round as well, or else mankind would long since have perished of stupidity. "

If either of those are not what you are looking for, please let me know and I will continue to search for you.

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