God in Yung's Thinking



From the Ancient times, the question of God’s concept has been an ultimate concern for humankind and in recent times most of the thinkers try to answer in it from different aspects. The present article is going to consider this problem from Yung's psychoanalytical point of view. Following William James and Sigmund Freud generally, Carl Gustav Yung has had many studies concerning psychology of religion and in most part of his life tried to answer to this essential question. Although we can find some paradoxes in his findings.
In his view point, God is a psychological reality that is located in our inside (psyche). He is not an imaginary or illusory reality that philosophers mixed it up with an object. God is achieved through religious experience.