Analysis Of The Modern Man In Search Of The Soul

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What seems to lead Jung to these strange beliefs of the spiritual forces that are produced because of the psyche and the transcendent is difficult to explain in psychological terms. As Jung states in the Modern Man in Search of the Soul, the spontaneous activity produced by the psyche often become so intense that vivid pictures are seen and voices are heard. Jung believed that our dreams are integrating our conscious and unconscious lives in which guidance takes place. The source of the symbols that take place in dreams, cannot be shown in our consciousness. Some of the images that are produced in our dreams stem from outside of the images of our life. Not all of the images from our dreams are things created from the “I”. Some images present…show more content…
Jung believes that artist are elevated in a significant way such as through the divine. Jung states in Modern Man in Search of a Soul, artist do not possess free will but allow art to realize its purpose through them. Humans may have will but artist on the other hand possess a higher sense. Artist are collective individuals that hold and manipulate their unconscious to create art. To Jung, artist posses the ability to express themselves in a manner that transcends beyond particularities of personal experiences. Jung claims that there is a “deep creativity”, where certain people are able to somehow submerge themselves in the art and create something that is new. Some artist are not the best technically but are able to tap into external forces that help create that is intrinsically beautiful. Jung simply is a “mystic” that wants to believe that artist and potentially humans have a direct link to the divine. I feel as if Jung 's beliefs undermine the true skill that is needed to create exceptional art. Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artist of all time and the artwork that he produced were not because of external spiritual or divine forces but his skill. Starting at early age 7, Picasso was learning and refining his craft of painting from his father who was a professor of fine arts. I believe that Picasso did not tap into the divine to produce his artwork but as a result of conditioning he is able to create these masterpieces. Picasso was able to think in such a unique way to create revolutionary art movements such as cubism because his experience shaped his skill and thought. Picasso artistry could be explained by how he grew up which was in an extremely creative
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