Or, how to drink without upsetting your stomach, or losing track of where you left off.
p.58, Red Book
“. . . two situations where the collective unconscious [national group identity] becom[e]s active.
“. . . first, . . . through a crisis in the individual’s life and the collapse of hopes and expectations.
“. . . second, . . . at times of great social, political, and religious upheavel.
“At such moments, the [psychological] factors [in the “multiples” of the private, personal unconscious] suppressed by the prevailing [group] attitudes accumulate in the collective unconscious.”
[A plus (+):]”Strongly intuitive individuals become aware of these and try to translate them and into communicable ideas. If they succeeded in translating the unconscious into communicable language [as I aide in this process now], [there is] . . . a redeeming effect [to the group]. The contents of the unconscious [however] ha[s] a disturbing effect. [Because lack a full intuitive function.]
“In the first situation, the collective unconscious [say, of the archetype of the national leader,] might replace reality, which is pathological.
“In the second situation, the individual may feel [somewhat] disoriented [from this disturbance], but the state is [clearly] not pathological [and the redeeming value holds.]”
[“Spirits” of Carl Jung’s may be “animating elements” in State or states’ business,” aside from, also a nice glass of sherry.]