The Zen of spacetime – Carl Jung’s Psychological Approach
In its most basic sense, the word “world” denotes the totality of things, to everything that was, is and will ever be. The nature of this world is conceived differently in various disciplines. Some conceptions view the world as exclusive, while others speak of a “unity of worlds” or a “spiral of worlds.”
Carl Jung believed that we have an inner world which is a reflection of our innermost psyche. This world seems to be completely identical to our own world, for we also experience mental images and feelings in it, so there seems to be no substantial difference between our inner and outer worlds. Carl Jung discovered the importance of the subconscious in the human being, and he believed that dreams are an important part of the process of evolution. His ideas on individuation have had a profound effect on psychology and the study of dreams and on dreaming.
In psychology, the unknown elements of the past and present are studied using methods such as the psychology of archetypes, mental structures, dream interpretation, and the analysis of personality traits. These unknown elements constitute the totalities of possible worlds. Carl Jung discovered the meaning of all the possible worlds and their communing, and he was the first one to apply these concepts in logical and mental terms, bringing them to practical use.
Most people today believe that there are only two basic worldviews – earth-centered worldview or the worldview of space. The physical and earthly planes are thought of as separate but interdependent in their interactions. This belief comes from the fact that there are many possible worlds at different times and distances apart from the earth, and that our earth-centered reality is but a small part of the entire universe.
Carl Jung recognized that each individual’s personal world is a separate entity from all the other individual’s personal worlds. In his ” Theory of Personality,” he explained that a person’s’Personality is nothing other than a definite set of mental states that he finds useful and attractive, which in turn depend upon his emotional reactivity to external stimuli in the environment. Since the physical things of this world are not necessary for the human being, he must create his own mental states and their interaction in order to survive. But his models of how things would be if different physical things were true are radically different from the truths of our everyday life. His thoughts on the meaning of human psychology and on the possibility of infinite intelligence are radically different from the truths of our everyday life, despite the fact that he shared the conviction that all our thoughts and feelings are produced by the brain.
Jung could not understand the mysteries of the cosmos, including why there are actually infinite numbers of possible worlds, and how he could reach the stars. Only Einstein succeeded in unifying the theory of relativity with quantum mechanics, thereby providing a possible explanation for the formation of the universe and the behavior of the stars. Though Einstein failed to provide a complete answer, he did show how different our world would be if we adopted a model of the universe that was far more advanced than the one we observe today.