Theosophy, Carl Jung and the "Tibetan Book of the Dead"

Dear friends,

There are many students of theosophy who admire the thought of Carl Jung.

However, maybe most of them don’t see that Jung ideas are contrary to Ethics, as Eric Fromm and others showed.

There is a most interesting article that brings even more evidences about the untheosophical ideais of Mr. Jung, and his relation with a Dugpa sect.

The text is published at our websites www.Esoteric-Philosophy.com and www.TheosophyOnline.com with the title:


THEOSOPHY AND THE "BARDO THODOL"
Or Examining Some Affinities Between
Carl G. Jung And a Certain Tibetan Sect

As it is written in the text:


"If is perhaps a challenging fact for students of theosophy in the 21st century that a well-known thinker as Carl Jung was connected to the Ningmapa sect literature, as well as to their methods and occult inclinations. As we shall see, one of the main Ningma "best-selling" books - the so-called "Bardo Thodol" or "Tibetan Book of the Dead" - had a long- standing personal influence on Jung and received an enthusiastic public support from him."

 

Direct links to the text: www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/08/theosophy-and-bardo-thodol.html   and  http://www.theosophyonline.com/ler.php?id=89 .

Best regards, Joaquim

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Comment by Joaquim Soares on May 1, 2011 at 3:41pm

 Dear friends,

 

About the necrophilous character of C.Jung, one can read the book“The Heart of Men”, by Erich Froom.

 

See at http://books.google.com/books?id=kJ7K-XajW6YC&printsec=frontcov...  , especially pp. 39-40.

 

Best regards, Joaquim

 

Comment by Joaquim Soares on May 1, 2011 at 3:20pm
Comment by Richard Ihle on April 30, 2011 at 10:48pm

Greetings, Joaquim, and good wishes.

On the subject of Carl Jung, I must agree with the fine observations of John Rau.

Also, I wanted to alert you that the last "direct to the text" you provided contains this simple, unsupported sentence:   "It is a well-known fact, recorded in History, that Jung had sympathies for Hitler’s Nazism."

However, here, from Wikipedia, is Jung himself:

In an interview with Carol Baumann in 1948, Jung denied rumors regarding any sympathy for the Nazi movement, saying:


"It must be clear to anyone who has read any of my books that I have never been a Nazi sympathizer and I never have been anti-Semitic, and no amount of misquotation, mistranslation, or rearrangement of what I have written can alter the record of my true point of view. Nearly every one of these passages has been tampered with, either by malice or by ignorance. Furthermore, my friendly relations with a large group of Jewish colleagues and patients over a period of many years in itself disproves the charge of anti-Antisemitism."

 

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