animus

"The free man is immoral because
he is determined in everything
to depend upon himself and
not upon observance."
(Nietzsche)




"The anima very much enjoys
sitting for her portrait.
But the Animus is a clever fox.
It covers it's tracks with it's tail.
(Carl Jung)

 

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"No doubt it is a great nuisance that mankind is not uniform but compounded of individuals whose psychic structure spreads them over a span of at least ten thousand years. Hence there is absolutely no truth that does not spell salvation to one person and damnation to another. All universalisms get stuck in this terrible dilemma." - Carl Jung, CW 10, Para 36



"I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum. I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions - not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation or something I do not know." In spite of all uncertainties, I feel a solidity underlying all existence and a continuity in my mode of being." - C. G. Jung. MDR.

anima

- My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.

- Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists.

- You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. (Franz Kafka)

- Every criminal venture has his instinctive sympathy; even in fiction the criminal's hopes and fears lie with the scoundrel, with the murderer, with the conqueror. (Otto Weininger, 1907)

"Freud's well known identification of excrement as the primordial form of gift, of an innermost object that the small child gives to his/her parents, is thus not as naive as it may appear: the often overlooked point is that this piece of myself offered to the other radically oscillates between the submlime and the excremental. The disposal of shit becomes a problem: not because it has a bad smell, but because it came out from our innermost. We are ashamed of shit because, in it, we expose/externalize our innermost intimacy. Animals do not have a problem with it because they do not have an "interior" like humans. One should refer here to Otto Weininger, who designated volcanic lava as "the shit of the earth."[8] It comes from inside the body, and this inside is evil, criminal: "The Inner of the body is very criminal." Here we encounter the same speculative ambiguity as with penis, organ of urination and procreativity: when our innermost is directly externalized, the result is disgusting." (Slavoj Zizek, Ideology today)