Flight…

“Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one’s own being.”

Carl Jung

From Adelaide Bry and Marjorie Bair, Visualization: Directing the Movies of Your Mind (New York: Harper & Row, 1976), 18.

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2 Responses to “Flight…”

  1. chronosynclasticteacosy Says:

    Word association: saw the movie Flight (I’ll watch anything with Denzel in it). It had a surprisingly traditional view of becoming self-aware that included having to pay for it. Maybe that’s part of what Jung meant, the idea that understanding yourself doesn’t come for free, you have to give something else up, which we’d all rather avoid.

  2. The Necromancer Says:

    You also have to “think”, and in a way far beyond how we traditionally understand that word (i.e. rationally, 1+1=2). When I thought of this title I was thinking of flying to Mars or the moon, but I was also thinking of “flight” as escape. Rather in the vein of Erich Fromm’s Escape from Freedom. Forget exploding into pieces on the launchpad, that’s the really dangerous flight…

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