Lol. 😂😂😂 I was a bit surprised when I received this book. It’s not the book that I meant to order; it’s actually the shadow side of the book that I intended to order. It has the same title.
It’s funny to recognize the clever “tricks” our unconscious plays on us to humble us and expose our own shadowy parts
So maybe, I should take a break from the scholarly to explore the raunchy.
I blush as I can’t believe I’m posting this… but it’s too good not to share.
I have a feeling my late and beloved con-cat, who always played tricks on me and who is a metaphor for feminine instinct, had something to do with the mixup.
Man’s whole history consists from the very beginning in a conflict between his feeling of inferiority and his arrogance. The dawning of consciousness begins with the awareness of the opposites
Since we hate what we fear, we must wrestle with our rage and arrive at a conciliatory attitude and make propitiation. Otherwise, we are obliged to wrestle with our terror until we can extract the courage needed to meet with fear and rage face to face. The God appears first in hostile form, as an assailant with whom the hero has to wrestle.
This is in keeping with the violence of all unconscious dynamism. In this manner the god manifests himself and in this form he must be overcome. The onslaught of instinct then becomes the experience of divinity, provided that man does not succumb to it and follow it blindly, but defends his humanity against the animal nature of the divine power. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
God needs man in order to become conscious.