This article analyses the “Wotan” essay by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung in light of one of its reigning motifs, Ergriffenheit. First, this term is. 1 Nov Were you to google “Carl Jung and Nazism”—and I’m not suggesting In his essay, “Wotan,” Jung describes the old god as a force all its. 8 Oct Here, Carl Jung’s Wotan *, the essay entitled, “Woden As Archetype – The Carl Jung Essay”, written by New Zealand’s Dr. Kerry.

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March 14, at 3: Energetic and lively, the extrovert may lose their sense of self in the cqrl of Dionysian wogan. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat The motif of the wanderer who has not accepted Christ was projected on the Jews, in the same way as we always rediscover our unconscious psychic contents in other people. Eotan explaining Nazism as a mystical collective possession of Wotan, inJung, inmoved on to proposing the need for a mystical possession of guilt.

Germany is a land of spiritual catastrophes, where nature never makes more than a pretence of peace with the world-ruling reason. Dulles referred to Jung as “Agent ” and offered the following description of his service: Jung, Nazisme og Psykologi ed. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. A Collection of Essays – Volume Two. Essay this way the awkward question of who the Ergreifer is is circumvented.

It was recognised in history as the furor Germanicusand this was what Hitler was channelling. When the Holy Father at Rome could only impotently lament before God the fate of the grex segregatus, the one-eyed old hunter, on the edge of the German forest, laughed and saddled Sleipnir.

Modern man exists in a technological world, the progress of cael is exponential, but his psyche is not able to keep pace with the change.

When we look back to the time beforeesaay find ourselves living in a world of events which would have been inconceivable before the war. I take it to be literally true that he has no personal friend. At the same time, maybe the Indo-European solar wheel in the form of the Swastika was so universal and therefore ancient that it alienated Christendom, and helped thin the ranks of the pro-West forces by pushing Christ to revert from Aryan to Semitic.

Jung went on to say “the main point is to get a young and insecure science into a place of safety during an earthquake”.


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When the Holy Father at Rome could only impotently lament before God the fate of the grex segregatus, the one-eyed old hunter, on the edge of the German forest, laughed and saddled Sleipnir. The Problem of the Individual in Juny Society. Later, towards the end of the Weimar Republic, the wandering role was taken over by thousands of unemployed, who were to be met with everywhere on their aimless journeys.

Jung had become interested in psychiatry as a student by reading Psychopathia Sexualis by Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Posted December 22, at While repression fssay play a healthy role in individual development, it is usually undesirable. This is a tragic experience and no disgrace.

Carl Jung on Hitler as Personification of the Wotan Archetype

We need feel no surprise that in Russia the colourful splendours of the Eastern Orthodox Church have been superseded by theMovement of the Godless — indeed, one breathed a sigh of relief oneself when one emerged from the haze of an Orthodox church with its multitude of lamps and entered an honest mosque, where the sublime and invisible omnipresence cal God was not crowded out by a superfluity of sacred paraphernalia.

Today all of the symptoms and medications are no more. In the Middle Ages the role of the restless wanderer was taken over by Ahasuerus, the Wandering Jew, which is not a Jewish but a Christian legend. It seems to me that Wotan hits the mark as an hypothesis.

C. G. Jung – Essay on Wotan [w. Nietzsche]

Click here to cancel reply. He could be seen, looking rather shamefaced, in the meeting-house of a sect of simple folk in North Germany, disguised as Christ sitting on a white horse. We have seen him come to life in the German Youth Movement, and right at the beginning the blood of several sheep was shed in honour of his resurrection. Wotna, the devil as an international Alberich in Jewish or Masonic guise, the Nordic aurora borealis as the light of civilization, the inferior Mediterranean races — all this is the indispensable scenery for woan drama that is taking place and at the bottom they all mean the same thing: Even the Catholic Church can no longer afford trials of strength.

The Jungian, David Cox, continues:. The imagery has the characteristics of Wotan as leader of the Wild Hunt. No doubt it sounds better to academic ears to interpret these things asDionysus, but Wotan might be a more correct interpretation.


She eventually became a noted psychoanalyst in her own right. This chthonic quality is found in dangerous concentration in the Germanic peoples… The Jew has too little of this quality—where has he his own earth underfoot? 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 capabilities, eessay sought the deeper cause in the psyche and its autonomous powers.

He is domesticated to a higher degree than we are, but he is badly at a loss for that quality in man which roots him to the earth and draws new strength from below. Zarathustra, too, was a soothsayer, a magician, and the storm-wind. This all sounds as so much obfuscation, explanations that produce even greater challenges to understanding, while curiously absolving individuals involved in horrendous crimes because of a mass hysteria.

Views Read Edit View history. Hitler enjoyed being a wolf – Adolf being esssay derivative of the old German word for wolf – and the whole German nation seemingly just went berserk.

Jung refers to a mystical experience that Nietzsche had which indicates a state of possession by Wotan as an archetype:. Jung’s work on himself and his patients convinced him that life has a spiritual purpose beyond material goals. The Jew already had the culture of the ancient carrl and on top of that has taken over the culture of the nations amongst whom he dwells.

Despite their crankiness, jhng Wotan-worshippers seem to have judged things more correctly than the worshippers of reason. He simply disappeared when the times turned against eessay, and remained invisible for more than a thousand years, working anonymously and indirectly. Message Reached the World. He could not get out of bed in the morning without a hit. International Journal of Psychoanalysis’. From either point of view the parallel between Wotan redivivus and the social, political and psychic storm that is shaking Germany might have at least the value of a parable.

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