Jung and Freud on the Religious Experience In The Undiscovered Self, Jung considers that consciousness is quite separate from spontaneous religious experience, which brings the individual's faith into immediate relation with a deity. He asserts that there is only the possibility of a religious experience and immediate relation to when the individual is willing to fulfill the demands of rigorous self-examination and self-knowledge. Through self-examination, the individual is forced to concede the fact that he himself is worthy of introspection and attention. In doing so, the individual is then able to begin the contemplation of his own consciousness and unconscious, namely, as Jung posits, one’s singular source of religious experience. The...The end:
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