Recognizing Constellations of World Life in the Psychic Field
Monterey Peninsula Friends of C. G. Jung
November 3, 2005 7:00 P.M.
The part of the unconscious which is designated as the subtle body becomes more and more identical with the functioning of the body, and therefore it grows darker
and darker and ends in the utter darkness of matter. . . . Somewhere our unconscious becomes material, because the body is the living unit, and our conscious and our unconscious are embedded in it: they contact
the body. Somewhere there is a place where the two ends meet and become interlocked. And that is the [subtle body] where one cannot say whether it is matter, or what one calls "psyche." óC. G. Jung,
We will consider together Jung's description of the subtle body, and his diagram of the somatic, spiritual, and collective unconscious and consciousness, in order better
to understand our experiences of personal catastrophe and collective catastrophes such as those of Hurricane Katrina and the Kashmir earthquake and the ongoing traumas of world life in our times.