Jungian Approach Towards Spirituality

Subject: Psychology
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According to Jungian psychology, concepts “dream” and “spirituality” are mutually related and have the straightforward implementation and path in figuring out the motives of a man’s dream. Carl Jung was deeply inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams and added some new details to the theory of psychoanalysis so that to single out the spiritual and transcendent aspects of a dream.

He attempted to connect the popular ideas about dream contents and the reasons which invoke it with the aboriginal traditions to seek answers from ghosts by means of drug abuse which caused some specific visions throughout dreams and served as the only way for communication with the Kachinas. As Jung considered, the vast majority of dreams are of spiritual character and create the symbolic structure of archetypes for interpretation of each dream. Even sexual motives of dreams urge to demonstrate some positive and negative implications for a man’s life. With regards to the Jungian psychological approaches, Polly Young-Eisendrath admits in her book: “The spiritual is the eros-bridge to the divine.”

In accordance with my personal experience in dreaming, once I had a dream when being in a zoo I was standing in front of a cage that was opened on one of the sides. A large and tremendous bird with a large beak made several attempts to go outside. The way was clear for escaping, but the bird did not fly away. This dream was one that I remembered far after it happened and wrote it down.