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Hermann Hesse on Hate

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Nicole Lanza

Wisdom Quotes:

 Hermann Hesse

If you hate a person, you hate something in the person that is part of you. What is not part of us does not bother us.

One of the basic concepts of Jungian psychology is the idea of Projection. Not being able to recognize parts of us lying in the personal unconscious, in our Shadow, we project it in other persons.

In my mid-twenties, I had a problem with the daughter of my cousin. She was fat; she ate too much. I was always criticizing her for her gluttony. At the time, I didn’t recognize that this was one of my own problems.

Projection is extremely useful to help us know our Shadow. If we pay attention to our projections, we can know ourselves.

I’m Roberto Lima Netto, a Jungian. I write Jungian books –  The Jungian BibleThe Little Prince for Grownups — and Psychological thrillers – The Amazon Shaman, – In Search of Happiness.


Hermann Hesse

Se você odeia uma pessoa, odeia algo nela que faz parte de você. O que não faz parte de nós não nos incomoda.

Um dos conceitos básicos da psicologia junguiana é a ideia de projeção. Não sendo capazes de reconhecer partes de nós escondidas no inconsciente pessoal, em nossa Sombra, nós projetamos esta característica em outras pessoas.

Nos meus vinte e poucos anos, tinha um problema com a filha do meu primo. Ela era gorda, ela comia demais. Isso me incomodava. Estava sempre a criticando por sua gula. Na época, não reconhecia que este era um dos meus problemas.

Projeção é muito útil para nos ajudar a conhecer nossa sombra. Se prestarmos atenção às nossas projeções, podemos melhor nos conhecer.

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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