The Seven Sermons To The Dead

The Seven Sermons To The Dead was a text written in 1917 by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and ascribed to the gnostic teacher Basilides. The text speaks cryptically about the Pleroma, the Abraxas and the soul; therein, Jung also discusses his principle of Individuality and warns of the mystical tendency to 'unite' with God, which he interpets as a dangerous psychological desire to identify with the unconscious.The text was written by Jung in a time of difficulty around his break with Freud, which stemmed primarily from their differing concepts of the unconscious (see ).

A commentary upon the work was written by the gnostic bishop Stephan A. Hoeller [Stephan A. Hoeller, "The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead", Quest Books; 1st ed. 1989, ISBN-10: 083560568X] .

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* [http://www.freewebs.com/navanath/seven_sermons.html "Septem Sermones ad Mortuos", The Seven Sermons to the Dead written by Basilides in Alexandria, the City where the East toucheth the West.] , transcribed by Carl Gustav Jung 1916


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