A Jungian Primer: Guide to Developmental Spiritual Consciousness Theory,
"Religion, society, nature; these are the three struggles of man. These three conflicts are, at the same time, his three needs: it is necessary for him to believe, hence the temple; it is necessary for him to create, hence the city; it is necessary for him to live, hence the plow and the ship. But these three solutions contain three conflicts. The mysterious difficulty of life springs from all three. Man has to deal with obstacles under the form of superstition, under the form of prejudice, and under the form of the elements. A triple ananke (necessity) weighs upon us, the ananke of dogmas, the ananke of laws, the ananke of things. In "Notre Dame de Paris" the author has denounced the first; in "Les Misérables" he has pointed out the second; in this book (Toilers of the Sea) he indicates the third. With these three fatalities which envelop man is mingled the interior fatality, that supreme ananke, the human heart."
Hauteville House, March, 1866. Victor Hugo, Toilers of the Sea, 1866, p. 5
"Remorse is the emotional material of anxiety that is at work behind our sense of guilt."
~ Sigmund Freud, Civilization and It's Discontents
The three sources of suffering:
1) The superior power of nature.
2) The frailty of our bodies.
3) The inadequacy of the institutions that regulate people's relations with one another in the family, the state and society.
"Long ago man formed an ideal conception of omnipotence and omniscience, which he embodied in his gods, attributing to them whatever seemed beyond the reach of his desires - or was forbidden him."
“Amid all the mysteries by which we are
surrounded, nothing is more certain than that we are ever in the
presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all things
proceed.” ~ Herbert Spencer
"At the height of erotic passion the borderline between ego and object is in danger of becoming blurred. Against all the evidence of the senses, the person in love asserts that 'I' and 'you' are one and is ready to behave as if it were so...
After all, some of the things that give us pleasure and that we are loathe to forgo belong not to the ego but object, and some of the torments that we wish to expel prove to be of internal origin and inseparable from the ego.
We have never so little protection against suffering as when we are in love; we are never so desolate as when we have lost the object of our love or its love for us."
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
"It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution by tomorrow morning."
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.” Homer,