May the Force Be with You

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195157468
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894024 | DOI:
May the Force Be with You

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This chapter focuses on ideas regarding flight fantasies offered by Carl Jung. Jung's alternative to Freud's proposition regarding the meaning of flying fantasies is that they represent humankind's search for the soul, the true essence of the human being. Images of flying and symbols that we see in the sky signify that we have become disunited from the source of existence and also, when treated properly, invite us to become complete by realizing Wholeness. Wholeness can only be found by granting the collective unconscious its proper place in our lives; by knowing it, accepting it, and by learning to trust its wisdom.

Keywords: Carl Jung; flying dreams; flying fantasies; flight; soul; Wholeness

Chapter.  2771 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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