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Pauli, Wolfgang - In search of Merlin

Identifier

019659

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche -  Carl Gustav Jung, Wolfgang Ernst Pauli

When rational methods in science reach a dead end, a new lease on life is given to those contents that were pushed out of time consciousness in the 17th century and sank into the unconscious.

The stranger happily uses the terminology of modern science – radioactivity, spin – and mathematics – prime numbers – but does so in an unconventional manner.

Inasmuch as he ultimately wishes to be understood but has yet to find his place in our contemporary culture, he is, like Merlin, in need of redemption …. I want to recognise Merlin, talk to him again, bring his redemption a little nearer. 

That I believe is the myth of my life

The source of the experience

Pauli, Wolfgang

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Magician

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Nervous breakdown

Commonsteps

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