“In Killing You Changed Death to Life”: Transformation of the Self in St. John of the Cross and Carl Jung

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Abstract

In this paper, we shall examine the ways that visionary experience acts to transform the self, in the writings of St John of the Cross (often called the most psychological of the mystics) and Carl Jung (often called the most mystical of the psychologists). While each of these theorists works within a different model of the self, both processes involve the destruction and remaking of the psyche. This paper will describe seven stages in each process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Religious StudiesCollege of CharlestonCharlestonUSA

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