Jung, the Self and the Jungian Depth Psychological Worldview

Jung once wrote, “everywhere one hears the cry for a Weltanshauung everyone asks the meaning of life and the world.” His answer to the quest for the meaning is the need for greater consciousness and the organization of life around the Self. By the Self, Jung meant both a transcendental centre of being with both a personal and transpersonal dimension and wholeness that potentially fulfils itself over space and time.

The manner in which this goal is attained is what he referred to as the individuation process the theme of which underlies all his writings. In essence, it eventually involves a far-reaching spiritual transformation of personality and a fully lived life.