Here, Carl Jung’s Wotan *, the essay entitled, “Woden As Archetype – The Carl Jung Essay”, written by New Zealand’s Dr. Kerry. A selection from Wotan by Carl Jung, Note: see here for the essay Jung wrote at the end of the first world war, and here for the essay he wrote at the end of. Carl jung wotan essay. “That the sons of revolted russian revolution who in the essay of God saw the. The figure of the heroic popular leader.

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Political events move from one impasse to the next, like a torrent caught in gullies, creeks and marshes. Repressed psychic complexes continue to influence not only the individual, but also the farl.

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He is particularly enlightening in regard wotah a general phenomenon, which is so strange to anybody not a German that it remains incomprehensible, even after the deepest reflection. But Jung played the role of St Paul in a quite different sense. Kegan Paul,Chapter 1. When it is quiescent, one is no more aware of the archetype Wotan than of a latent epilepsy.

Jung now comes to another of his controversial theories; that archetypes became racially differentiated with the differentiation of mankind into races. He is the god of the storm and frenzy, the unleasher of passions and the lust of battle; moreover he is superlative magician and wotsn in wotaj who is versed in all secrets of an occult nature.

They draw shining steel — but instead of going into combat They solidify into stalagmites. Printed in Mountain Thunderissue 7, Winter Here was irony indeed. It is an elementalDionysus breaking into the Apollonian order.


Carl Jung on Hitler as Personification of the Wotan Archetype | Völkisch Paganism

Ninck rightly points out that Dionysus and the otherGreek gods always remained under the supreme authority of Zeus, which indicates a fundamental difference between the Greek and the Germanic temperament. They reflect a polarity or what Jung called a complexio oppositorum. It seizes everything in its path and overthrows everything that is not firmly rooted.

Jung contributed to the allied cause during the war. Ludovici Trevor Lynch J.

Ungraspable, and yet my kinsman! Wotan is not only a god of rage wotam frenzy who embodies the instinctual and emotional aspect of the unconscious. It might also provide an example of how mankind could enter the technological age, when, as Jungians assert, his psyche is still influenced by previous layers of unconscious psychic experience dating from millennia.

Carl Jung on Hitler as Personification of the Wotan Archetype

If this question is not clearly understood and no proper answer is given, the archetype, which expresses this situation, steps in and brings back the reaction, which has always characterised such times, in this case Wotan. Comments 7 You can skip to the end and leave a response. He is a fundamental attribute of the German psyche, an irrational psychic factor which acts on the high pressure of civilization like a cyclone and blows it away.

The first reason why repression is more bad than good is that it means losing some part of oneself. For a more exact investigation of his character, however, we must go back to the age of myths, which did not explain everything in terms of man and his limited capacities, but sought the deeper cause in the psyche and its autonomous powers.


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Zarathustra, too, was a soothsayer, a magician, and the storm-wind. What made Jung hopeful in regard to Hitlerism was that the evocation to conscious recognition of the Unknown God offered the cral opportunity to recognise atavistic impulses and deal esssay them positively, as the analyst deals with the repressed complexes of the individual, which might then be integrated in a positive and creative manner. Archetypes are like riverbeds which dry up when the water deserts them, but which it can find again at anytime.

Armed with rucksack and lute, blond youths, and sometimes girls as well, were to be seen as restless wanderers on every road from North Cape to Sicily, faithful votaries of the roving god.

It is true that Wotan shares this quality with his cousin Dionysus, but Dionysus seems to have exercised his influence mainly on women. Germany is a land of spiritual catastrophes, where nature never makes more than a pretense of peace with the world-ruling mung.

I would, therefore, advise the German Faith Movement to throw aside their scruples. March 14, at 3: We have not realized its importance.

In this way the awkward question of who the Ergreifer is is circumvented.