Schopenhauer and the Symbolic life | Possibility….

Posted: April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

See on Scoop.itJungian Organisational Theory

Rather than calling it obliteration, Schopenhauer proposed that art and the creative could offer deliverance and that it should be elevated above mere consumer driven artisanry and decoration. He said that participation in art and the creative could in fact offer temporary deliverance from strife. Schopenhauer believed that participation in the creative could provide people with religious like experiences and salvation could be attained through aesthetic experiences. Carl Jung’s concept of participation mystique seems to describe this concept which is defined as a person or group of people who unwittingly place themselves under a kind of spell. The concept of  participation mystique was first introduced  by anthropologist Lucien Levy-Brühl. He described it as a state of being when we become one with others and are undifferentiated from the mass. A temporary abandonment  of cares, the voices in our heads gone, the envelopment into ”One voice”, as Springsteen described it, momentarily free.



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