Jung, C G - The personification of the opposites - Salt
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The personification of the opposites. 5. Sal. a. Salt as the arcane substance. In: Jung, C., Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Vol. 14. 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, 1970.
Salt and a number of symbols closely related to salt, such as sea water and the baptismal quality and "bitterness" of the ca, are discussed as aspects of the unconscious……………
Salt in Alchemical philosophy is identified as the symbol of the arcane substance; this concept is traced to early Arabic influence on Latin texts such as the "Turba," where salt water is a synonym for the aqua permanens. This association with the arcane substance is found to be more clearly supported in the iter alchemical texts..