One can follow this same principle of balance in any separate units holding a compensatory relation to one another—for example, in the relation of men and women to each other.
There is no man who could not exist without a woman—that is, he carries the necessary balance within himself if he be obliged to live his life that way, and the same thing applies to a woman with respect to a man, but if either sex is to have a complete life, it requires the other as a compensatory side.
It is the same thing with the conscious and the unconscious, and we seek analysis just to get at the benefits of the compensation from the unconscious.
Primitives show a much more balanced psychology than we do for the reason that they have no objection to letting the irrational come through, while we resent it.
Sometimes a patient becomes greatly outraged at the mere possibility of a dream or a fantasy having a sexual content, though to be sure, today it has become fashionable to recognize sexuality.
But let a dream show a moral criticism about the individual—let it say there is something unclean and ugly about you—and there is the same violent reaction that used to come with a sexual dream. ~Carl Jung, 1929 Seminar, Page 114.
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