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Pp. 214-215. Page 22 his father's problematic situation than on his mother's. He identifies his father's suffering with the wound of the fisher king Amfortas, inflicted by his Christianity. In so doing he again makes of his father's suffering a microcosm of the suffering inflicted on the Christian by Christianity, whose healing was the goal of the alchemical search for the grail. This could hardly be put more explicitly than when Jung writes: My memory of my father is of a sufferer stricken with an Amfortas wound, a "fisher king" whose wound would not healthat Christian suffering for which the alchemists sought the panacea.
Pp. 48-52. , p. 50. See also p. 90 where Jung associates his mother's psyche with pagan, in distinction from Christian, sensitivities. 10 "A Psychological Approach to the Dogma of the Trinity," Psychology and Religion, CW 11, par. 170. Page 12 would point to a pathology derived from his father's removal by his religion itself from the vital energies of the unconscious. From Jung's mature perspective the numinous power of the unconscious creates religious experience, and institutionalized religion, based on these experiences, serves and mediates them.
G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961 Views on Christianity. 2. Psychology and religion. 3. Christianity Controversial literature. 4. Belief and doubt. I. Title. II. Series. 5'15 C92-094356-X Copyright © 1992 by John P. Dourley. All rights reserved. INNER CITY BOOKS Box 1271, Station Q, Toronto, Canada M4T 2P4 Telephone (416) 927-0355 FAX 416-924-1814 Honorary Patron: Marie-Louise von Franz. Publisher and General Editor: Daryl Sharp. Senior Editor: Victoria Cowan. G. Jung. Cover: Ad Parnassum by Paul Klee, 1932.