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marion woodman and jung on complacent suffering

Posted by rigorousm on November 24, 2014

The agony of their suffering is caused by hubris, which Jung describes as “the overweening pride of individual consciousness which must necessarily lead to catastrophic destruction. The suffering itself can easily become gilt-edged, self dramatized…. To sympathize with that suffering in ourselves or in others beyond a certain point to condone the arrogance and to condone the arrogance is to paralyze the sufferer.

— Marion Woodman, “Rape and the Demon Lover,” Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride p 134.

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