Also Jung (1989) mentioned in his book:At the end of July 1914 I was invited by the British Medical Association to deliver a lecture “on the Importance of the Unconscious in Psychopathology”, at a congress in Aberdeen. … [I]t seemed fateful to me that I should have to talk on the importance of the unconscious at such a time! On August 1 the world war broke out.The period of time that separated the World War I and the World War Two was filled with learning about various cultures what led to Jung’s increased interest towards Eastern religion. Also, at that time International General Medical Society for Psychotherapy was headed by the scientist who was often called mystic, what irritated him a lot. But it is hard to deny that mysticism took place in his life, although the most remarkable proof of that was his after-death experience that Jung (1989) shared in such a way:It seemed to me that I was high up in space. Far below I saw the globe of the earth, bathed in a gloriously blue light. I saw the deep blue sea and the continents. Far below my feet lay Ceylon, and in the distance ahead of me the subcontinent of India. My field of vision did not include the whole earth, but its global shape was plainly distinguishable and its outlines shone with a silvery gleam through that wonderful blue light.This is an ordinary description of the Earth, the way it looks like from the space, but the thing is that Jung experienced that in 1944 when people still were dreaming about “conquering” the space and about flying that far. So, there are many. Carl Jung: Biography.
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