JUNG II – LIFE AFTER DEATH

Akh glyph in the Egyptian Pyramids symbolizing the union of soul and spirit after death. Source:Wikipedia
Akh glyph in the Egyptian Pyramids symbolizing the union of soul and spirit after death. Source:Wikipedia

Regarding the death of the body and cessation of consciousness, Jung said the following:

Consciousness moves within narrow confines, within the brief
span of time between its beginning and its end, and shortened
by about a third by periods of sleep. The life of the body lasts
somewhat longer; it always begins earlier and, very often, it
ceases later than consciousness. Beginning and end are unavoidable
aspects of all processes. Yet on closer examination it is
extremely difficult to see where one process ends and another
begins, since events and processes, beginnings and endings,
merge into each other and form, strictly speaking, an indivisible
continuum. We divide the processes from one another for the
sake of discrimination and understanding, knowing full well that
at bottom every division is arbitrary and conventional. This procedure
in no way infringes the continuum of the world process,
for “beginning” and “end” are primarily necessities of conscious
cognition. We may establish with reasonable certainty that an
individual consciousness as it relates to ourselves has come to an
end. But whether this means that the continuity of the psychic
process is also interrupted remains doubtful, since the psyche’s
attachment to the brain can be affirmed with far less certitude

today than it could fifty years ago. Psychology must first digest
certain parapsychological facts, which it has hardly begun to do
as yet.

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