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Here, Carl Jung’s Wotan *, the essay entitled, “Woden As Archetype – The Carl Jung Essay”, written by New Zealand’s Dr. Kerry. A selection from Wotan by Carl Jung, Note: see here for the essay Jung wrote at the end of the first world war, and here for the essay he wrote at the end of. Carl jung wotan essay. “That the sons of revolted russian revolution who in the essay of God saw the. The figure of the heroic popular leader.

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It seems rather silly to me to attribute all of this to a single archetype considering how broad and different all of these political developments are, assuming these collective archetypes actually exist within us.

Archive All posts by date. Xarl seems to me that Wotan hits the mark as an hypothesis.

Kerry Bolton, “Wotan as Archetype: The Carl Jung Essay” | Counter-Currents Publishing

When the wind blows it shakes everything that is insecure, whether without or within. Later, towards the end of the Weimar Republic, the wandering role was taken over by thousands of unemployed, who were to be met with everywhere on their aimless journeys. This site uses cookies. Could the Germans who were adults in have foreseen what they would be today? Wotan is a restless wanderer who creates unrest and stirs up strife, now here, now there, essaay works magic.

But, over and above all this, one feels that the author is vitally interested in it, that the chord ofWotan is vibrating in him, too.

I would, therefore, advise the German Faith Movement to throw aside esssay scruples. The maenads were a species of female storm-troopers, and, according to mythical reports, were dangerous enough.

Both came to nothing. Be sure there is much more to be explained in them than can be explained by merely calling them gangsters. Kegan Paul,Chapter 1.

Carl Jung on Hitler as Personification of the Wotan Archetype

If you know any addicts of any type you,ll know how unreliable and manipulating they are. What a great essay! Jung Jyng Contexts London: When a patient seeks assistance from an analyst, the latter aims car bring to consciousness the repressed complexes that are unconsciously influencing the individual. We’re hoping to rely on loyal readers, rather than erratic ads. Our mania for rational explanations obviously has its roots in our fear of metaphysics, for the two were always hostile brothers.


While the Germanic armies reasserted the fury of the Teutons with Wotan unbound, was the reaction of the Allies any less ferocious? Nicholl Andy Nowicki James J. It was a mass experiment in analytical psychology that might provide lessons to other peoples and cultures to resolve their inner conflicts. We must dig down to the primitive in us, for only out of the conflict between civilized man and the Germanic barbarian will there come what we need: If this question is not clearly understood and no proper answer is given, the archetype, which expresses this situation, steps in and brings back the reaction, which has always characterised such times, in this case Wotan.

The League of Nations, which was supposed to possess supranational authority, is regarded by some as a child in need of care and protection, by others as an abortion.

They are sucked like dry leaves into the roaring whirlwind,and the rhythmic alliterations of the Edda became inextricably mixed up withChristian mystical texts, German poetry and the wisdom of the Upanishads. A mindset of disciplined inquiry is required. Bolton in his essay, the poem below is alleged by historian John Toland to have been written by Adolf Hitler in the trenches of WW1. The things that are repressed are those that undermine our image of ourselves if we remembered them.

There is no doubt that each of these factors explains an important aspect of what is going on in Germany, but Wotan explains yet more. When, for instance, belief in the God Wotan vanished and nobody thought of him anymore, the phenomenon originally called Wotan remained; nothing changed but his name, as National Socialism has demonstrated on a grand scale.

It has always been terrible to fall into the hands of a living god.

The problem inspired hundreds of hours of research, that led me to the conclusion an ancestral diet just might fix the issues. But with the beginning of racial differentiation, essential differences are developed in the collective psyche as well. The literary tradition of the Rhineland and the country south of the Main has a classical stamp that cannot easily be got rid of; every interpretation of intoxication and exuberance is apt to be taken back to classical models, to Dionysus, to the puer aeternus and the cosmogonic Eros.


This essay presents some interesting notions to personally reconcile. Wotan is a restless wanderer who creates unrest and stirs up strife, now here, now there, and works magic. Posted December 20, at Archetypes are like riverbeds which dry up when the water deserts them, but which it can find again at anytime.

Madness and Civilization, Cosmos and History: An Anthology: ‘Wotan’ by Carl Jung ()

He is not a man, but a collective. The term ewsay not only an Ergriffener one who is seized but, also, an Ergreifer one who seizes. But eotan the gods are without doubt personifications of psychic forces, to assert their metaphysical existence is as much an intellectual presumption as the opinion that they could ever be invented.

Here, not mentioned in the podcast, is another very interesting comment made by Dr. It is above all the Germans who have an opportunity, perhaps unique in history, to look into their own hearts and to learn what those perils of the soul were from which Christianity tried to rescue mankind.

Houston Stewart Chamberlain[39] is a symptom which arouses suspicion that other veiled gods may be sleeping elsewhere. We have not realized its junv. Pantheon Books,Vol. Posted December 23, at 6: So the false ones part from the real ones — I reach into a nest of words And then give the good and just With my formula blessings and prosperity. No doubt it sounds better to academic ears to interpret these things as Dionysus, but Wotan might be a more correct interpretation.

This is only another piece of intellectual presumption.