Carl Jung Ghost Story

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For anybody who hasn’t heard of Carl Jung he was considered the godfather and founder analytical psychology.  Born in Switzerland his work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.   Carl Jung wrote many books especially with his encounters with the paranormal.  Carl Jung spent many years doing research and one of his favorite topics was about all the paranormal things that used to happen to him.  Anybody who is a bit open minded or possibly connected spiritually might have an experience or two that might make them question what might be going on behind closed doors.  In one of Carl Jung’s explorations you will seem him talk about his time in England when he encountered a spirit of a women.  England has been known for haunting.

Explorations: Jung in England: Ghost and Personality Types By Vivianne Crowley

In 1920, Carl Jung was invited to Britain to give seminars for his extensive work. In his leisure time he visited Tintagel Castle, the supposed birthplace of King Arthur, and mystical Glastonbury, where St. Joseph of Arimathea is reputed to have brought the Holy Grail for safekeeping.  Due to Jung’s intuitive mind since a child the paranormal was always a fascination to him. In Britain, he was in a land steeped in history—and in ghosts.

Jung was a man who had a disliked for hotels, so he asked a friend to help him rent a cheap country cottage where he could stay on weekends. However, when he was at the cottage, he got little rest. On the first weekend, he woke to find a sickly smell pervading the bedroom. Anybody who is familiar with ghosts will know that bad smells like rotting eggs are linked to demonic or bad spirits.  The next weekend, the smell was accompanied by a rustling noise of something brushing along the walls. It seemed to Jung that a large animal must be in the room. On the third weekend, there were knocking sounds. By now, most people would have given up and decided to spend their weekends elsewhere, but not Jung. On the fifth weekend, he woke up to find a hideous apparition beside him on the pillow. It was an old woman, part of whose face was missing.  This was a poltergeist that had some unfinished business.

Jung questioned the cleaners, who confirmed that the cottage was indeed haunted. This explained the suspiciously low rent and the cleaners’ reluctance to be there after dark. Not all of Jung’s colleagues were inclined to believe in ghosts. The colleague who had rented the cottage on Jung’s behalf was unimpressed with what Jung told him, so Jung challenged him to spend the night there. He tried, but was so terrified he did not even remain in the bedroom. He took his bed into the garden and slept outside with his shotgun beside him. Shortly afterward, the cottage’s owner had it demolished—it was impossible for anyone to live there.


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