becaThe current society always emphasises rationalism and often denies other forms of approaches. Additionally, if individuals attempt to take a different approach, they often get gaslighted, shamed, passively-aggressively attacked, etc. According to Jung, rationalism is one of the most significant issues of our time because rationalism often attempts to convey that it has most of the answers. Additionally, Jung emphasised that the current members of society often highly identify with their consciousness, which limits the individual’s comprehension of themselves exclusively to self-knowledge. On the other side, Jung mentioned that the mythic aspect of humans had been discredited and forgotten, which has led to a lack of space for fables or creative outlets. As a result of the absence of fables and creative outlets, current society and individuals often miss significant aspects of life. The significant aspects are often perceived as incomprehensible topics that are often neglected, such as myths or stories.
The incomprehensible topics that are often neglected due to lack evidence or can be perceived as anthropomorphic projections. However, Jung emphasised that we as individuals should not neglect a topic because it either proceeds our comprehension or cannot be comprehended logically. The over-identification with the intellect in current society has led to categorising mythologies as pointless speculations or, at best, as theories. On the other hand, to emotions, mythologies often contribute to healing and have a valid process, which often gives our existence a glamour that we cannot exist without. Hence, members of different societies often increase life quality, which leads to improvements in emotional states, sensibility, and even feelings of tranquillity. I have to inform you that Jung wrote about this topic regarding life after death in his book Memories, Dreams, Reflections. The chapter where Jung focused upon life after death was mainly influenced by his bitterness over the rationalist’s excessive reductive view on the afterlife.
A man should be able to say he has done his best to form a conception of life after death, or to create some images of it – even if he must confess his failure. Not to have done so is a vital loss.
~ C.G. Jung