Pauli, Wolfgang - The Soul of the Earth
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche - C G Jung and Wolfgang Pauli
THE INFLUENCE OF ARCHETYPAL IDEAS ON THE SCIENTIFIC THEORIES OF KEPLER
… for Kepler, the earth was a living thing like man. As living bodies have hair, so does the earth have grass and trees, the cicadas being its dandruff; as living creatures secrete urine in a bladder, so do the mountains make springs; sulphur and volcanic products correspond to excrement, metals and rainwater to blood and sweat; the sea water is the earth's nourishment.
As a living being the earth has a soul, the anima terrae, with qualities that can be regarded to a large extent as analogous to those of the human soul, the anima hominis.
We can therefore understand by individual soul the anima terrae and the souls of the planets as well as the human souls. …… It is important that in Kepler's view the anima terrae is responsible for the weather and also for meteoric phenomena.
Too much rain, for instance, is an illness of the earth.