The Painful Magic of Empathy ~IV~

In 1912, Jung argued that scholarliness was insufficient if one wanted to become a “knower of the human soul.“ To do this, one had to “hang up exact science and put away the scholars gown, to say farewell to his study and wander with human heart through the world, through the horror of prisons, mad houses and hospitals, through drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling dens, through the salons of elegant society, the stock exchanges, the socialist meetings, the churches, the revivals and ecstasies of the sects, to experience love, hate and passion in every form in one’s body“

~ Footnote 55 in The Red Book by Carl Jung (edited by Somu Shamdasani), p. 133

[Art: Jie Ma]

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