“Every creative person is a duality or a synthesis of contradictory aptitudes. On the one side he is a human being with a personal life, while on the other side he is an impersonal, creative process.”
“The archetypal image of the wise man, the saviour or redeemer, lies buried and dormant in man’s unconscious since the dawn of culture; it is awakened whenever the times are out of joint and a human society is committed to a serious error.”
“These primordial images are numerous, but do not appear in the dreams of individuals or in works of art until they are called into being by the waywardness of the general outlook.”
“When conscious life is characterized by one-sidedness and by a false attitude, then they are activated — one might say, “instinctively” — and come to light in the dreams of individuals and the visions of artists and seers, thus restoring the psychic equilibrium of the epoch.”
~ From Modern Man in Search of a Soul by Carl Gustav Jung.
Something wise, soulful, poetic, and creative that is stirred awake by Life herself “whenever the times are out of joint and a human society is committed to a serious error.”
A timely and timeless bit of insight, isn’t it?