Carl Jung Part IIFreud had a grim view of Jung’s interest in the paranormal and thisirritated Jung. He regarded Freud’s attitude WRT as being limiting towardsan understanding of the psyche. Jung wanted to study the many andvarie4d aspects of boththe personal and collective unconscious. One nightwhen he was visiting Freud he asked him what he thought of precognitionand parapsychology. Freud’s reply was dismissive and Jung felt annoyedWRT his response. As he did this he felt hot in the stomach and then therewas a loud bang in Freud’s bookcase right next to them, so that both men jumped up in alarm. Jung announced that this was an example of “catalytic exteriorisation phenomenon”, we now call this[B]psychkinesis[/B]. Feud scoffed at this idea but Jung contradicted him apredicted a second bang and this did happen, thus proving his point.After a while Jung discovered another archetypal figure who seemed toevolve out of the Elijah figure. This was Philemon, a pagan sage withGnostic ideas. He first appeared to Jung in a dream, as an old man flyingout of a blue sky with clods of earth floating in it. He had the horns of abull and the wings of a kingfisher. He carried a bunch of four keys, one of which he held as if ready to open a lock. Jung painted a picture of thisapparition and shortly afterwards found a dead kingfisher in his garden bythe lakeshore. This was most odd, as kingfishers were rare in the area. Jung saw the incident a providing a n insight that there are things in thepsyche that we do not produce - they produce themselves and have theirown life, He began to have lengthy conversations with Philemon and evenwent for walks with him in the garden. Philemon explained to Jung that wenot generate our own thoughts - they have an external reality of their own, just like the birds of thin the air. Jung therefore concluded that it wasPhilemon who taught him that ‘psychic objectivity’; the reality of thepsyche. He realized that there was something within him that could talkabout matters that he did not consciously know about and might even actagainst him.Archetypal encounters were very important because they enabled Jung togive a personnel form to aspects of his unconscious. Because they werein some way ‘separate from himself he was able to bring them intorelationship with his conscious mind and not get too bogged down insome of their more disturbing utterances. Philemon became an importantguru to Jung and psychologically he seemed to have superior insight.years latter Jung met a cultivated Indian who was a friend of ‘Ghandi. Hewas pleased when he found that this man had no problem with the idea of a spirit guru, and indeed said that many people have them.