orientation

Not out, but through!

When I was a teenager, some of my earliest spiritual interests lay in Gnosticism. Jung also felt a strong kinship with the Gnostics. It was through this tangent that I eventually came across this story of one of Jung’s patients: The fifth conclusion is that the alienation of consciousness, along with its attendant feelings of forlornness, dread and homesickness, must be fully experienced before it can be overcome. The detractors of classical Gnosticism forever accuse it of gloomy and “world-denying” tendencies.