Friday, September 01, 2006
Carl Jung, darling of the "spiritually minded" psychologies wrote extensively on alchemy.
As noted in these two quotes from crystalinks.com-
"He conceived that the Christian religion was part of a historic process necessary for the development of consciousness, but he thought that the heretical movements, starting with Gnosticism and ending in alchemy, were manifestations of unconscious archetypal elements not adequately expressed in the varying forms of Christianity."
"For Jung, alchemy was not the search for the substance that would transform lead into gold, but the transformation of the soul on its path to perfection."
As all who forsake the Bible as the source for this transformation, Jung and his psychologically minded descendants turn to the doctrines of demons for guidance.
Rather than according to the true book of knowledge which tells us-
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 2 Peter 1:3
they neglect the true way of transformation-
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:1,2