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VII. Christianizing Freudian Sublimation Via Jung: Vysheslavtsev's Turn To C.G. Jung

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One of the most important thinkers of the Christian philosophical movement centered around the journal Put, Boris Pavlovich Vysheslavtsev was the Russian religious thinker most knowledgeable of and actively engaged with psychoanalytic thought in general and Jungian analytical psychology, in particular. In his dialectic intellectual approach, Vysheslavtsev used traditional Orthodox Christianity with its defective theory of man as his thesis, the Freudian unconscious and Freudian sublimation as their antithesis, and then used the Jungian collective unconscious and Jungs views of the creative and religious manto provide a new Christian synthesis at a deeper level. Sublimation in Jung as in Vysheslavtsev is both the spiritualization of ones selfhood/personality and that transformed and transforming personalitys production of great artistic and intellectual works.

Keywords: Boris Pavlovich Vysheslavtsev; C.G. Jung; Freudian Sublimation



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