Experiences of Karl Joel
Joel was a philosopher in the early 20th century.
lie on the seashore, the sparkling flood blue-shimmering
in my dreamy eyes; light breezes flutter in the distance;
the thud of the waves, charging and breaking over
in foam, beats thrillingly and drowsily upon the shore---or
upon the ear? I cannot tell. The far and the near
become blurred into one; outside and inside merge
into one another. Nearer and nearer, friendlier, like
a homecoming, sounds the thud of the waves; now, like
a thundering pulse, they beat in my head, now they
beat over my soul, wrapping it round, consuming it,
while at the same time my soul floats out of me as
a blue waste of waters. Outside and inside are one.
The whole symphony of sensations fades away into one
tone, all senses become one sense, which is one with
feeling; the world expires in the soul and the soul
dissolves in the world."
Jung, C.G. Symbols of Transformation, (Princeton,
N.J.: Bolligen/Princeton University Press, 1976)
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