Tuesday, February 23, 2016

White Mischief

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:29 AM

From a post of Christmas Eve, 2012 —

Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C. G. Jung

Recorded and edited By Aniela Jaffé,
translated from the German
by Richard and Clara Winston, 
Vintage Books edition of April 1989

From pages 195-196:

“Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is:
‘Formation, Transformation, Eternal Mind’s eternal recreation.’*
And that is the self, the wholeness of the personality,
which if all goes well is harmonious,
but which cannot tolerate self-deceptions.”

Faust , Part Two, trans. by Philip Wayne (Harmondsworth,
England, Penguin Books Ltd., 1959), p. 79. The original:

                   … Gestaltung, Umgestaltung, 
  Des ewigen Sinnes ewige Unterhaltung….

Jung’s “Formation, Transformation” quote is from
the realm of the Mothers (Faust Part Two, Act 1, Scene 5:
A Dark Gallery).

The speaker is Mephistopheles.

"Mephistopheles is not your name…" — Sting lyric

"You see, technically, chemistry is the study of matter,
but I prefer to see it as the study of change :

Electrons change their energy levels.
Molecules change their bonds.
Elements combine and change into compounds.

But that's all of life, right? It's the constant, it's the cycle.

It's solution, dissolution. Just over and over and over.

It is growth, then decay, then transformation! .

It is fascinating, really."

— Walter White, Season 1, Ep. 1, "Pilot"
more or less as quoted in huffingtonpost.com

See also Gestaltung  in this journal.

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