The Saturday Writing Quote—Jung on creativity

OKeeffe poppy“The creative process, so far as we are able to follow it at all, consists in the unconscious activation of an archetypal image, and in elaborating and shaping this image into the finished work. By giving it shape, the artist translates it into the language of the present, and so makes it possible for us to find our way back to the deepest springs of life.”

– Carl Jung, quoted in Marry Your Muse: Making A Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity, by Jan Phillips

(Red Poppy, by Georgia O’Keeffe) 

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