Jung: supportive evidence - religion as promotion of personal and social mindsets arising from religious belief

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Jung saw support for his theories from his  observation that humans have collective ideas and common ethics found in all religions

  • Religious belief was seen as aiding individuation and leading to wholeness of the individual

Jung recognised that there was a significant difference between Western and Asian minds

  • The Western mind is extroverted and in search of an outer reality; the Asian mind is introverted and in search of the source of all existence, the psyche itself

Jung saw particular value in the Asian techniques of meditation

  • In Buddhist meditation, removal of ignorance is vital
  • The meditative practice is similar to the God archetype that involves…

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