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Jung on Alchemy – Maria Prophetissa – Jungian explanation

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Jung on Alchemy – Maria Prophetissa explained by Jung

Jung on Alchemy

One becomes two, two becomes three, and out of the third comes the one as the fourth.”

 Modern people think that Alchemy  is a joke. Jung had a different opinion. Alchemy was the method used to increase the level of consciousness of his practitioners  The alchemists were not searching for gold, trying to get rich. Jung saw Alchemy as a search for consciousness. The gold the alchemists were searching for was a golden consciousness.

Jung postulated that the psyche has four functions. Two rational functions: Thinking and Feeling and two irrational functions: Intuition and Sensation.

As a baby, when we start to grow, we give preference to one of the functions. This is our principal function. Automatically, its opposite will be the inferior function. For instance, if we are a thinking type, feeling is our inferior function. Our Ego will have difficulty to work with our feelings. Feeling is underdeveloped, unconscious.

The other two remaining functions will be auxiliary. As we grow, we start to bring the two auxiliary functions to consciousness, and our Ego will be able to deal with them.

But the problem of the inferior function remains. Our goal in life is individuation, roughly defined as the increase of consciousness. Only when we feel comfortable with our inferior function, we will be considered a whole person.

Maria Prophetissa said that one becomes two – an auxiliary function is added to consciousness. Two becomes three – another auxiliary function gets at the disposal of the Ego. Finally, out of the third comes the one. When we get a good relation with our inferior function, we are not split anymore. Now we are ONE.

I’m Roberto Lima Netto, Ph.D. , a writer of Jungian books – The Jungian Bible and The Little Prince for Grownups – and Psychological thrillers – The Amazom Shaman and In Search of Happiness.

 

Jung em Alquimia – Maria Prophetissa

Um torna-se dois, dois torna-se três, e do terceiro vem o UM como o quarto.

Alquimia, para pessoas modernas, é uma piada. Jung tinha uma opinião diferente. Os alquimistas não estavam buscando ouro, tentando ficar ricos. Jung viu na Alquimia uma busca de consciencia. O ouro que os alquimistas procuravam era uma consciência dourada.

Jung postulou que a psique tem quatro funções. Duas funções racionais: Pensamento e Sentimento e duas funções irracionais: Intuição e Sensação.

O bebê, começando a crescer da preferência a uma das funções. Esta é a sua função principal. Authomaticamente, o seu oposto será a função inferior.

Por exemplo, se somos do tipo pensamento, o sentimento é nossa função inferior. Nosso Ego vai ter dificuldade para trabalhar com nossos sentimentos. O sentimento é subdesenvolvido, permanece inconsciente.

As outras duas funções restantes serão auxiliares. À medida que crescemos, começamos a trazer as duas funções auxiliares para a consciencia, para a área de atuação do Ego.

O bebê, começando a crescer da preferência a uma das funções. Esta é a sua função principal. Authomaticamente, o seu oposto será a função inferior. Por exemplo, se somos um tipo pensamento, o sentimento é nossa função inferior. Nosso Ego vai ter dificuldade para trabalhar com nossos sentimentos. O sentimento é subdesenvolvido, inconsciente.

As outras duas funções restantes serão auxiliares. À medida que crescemos, começamos a trazer as duas funções auxiliares para a consciência, e nosso Ego será capaz de lidar com elas.

Mas o problema da função inferior permanece. Jung postula que nosso objetivo na vida deve ser a individuação, grossamente definida como o aumento de consciência. Somente quando nos sentimos confortáveis com a nossa função inferior, poderemos ser considerados uma pessoa inteira.

Maria Prophetissa disse que um torna-se dois – uma função auxiliar é adicionada a cnsciencia. Dois torna-se três – outra função auxiliar fica disponível para o Ego. Por último, do terceiro vem o UM.

Quando atingimos uma boa relação com nossa função inferior, deixamos de ser divididos. Agora somos UM.

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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