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From: spowell@ivory.trentu.ca (Stefan Powell)
Subject: Re: Jung's Gnostic Ring
Organization: Trent University, Peterborough
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 1994 01:52:56 GMT

Does any one have a picture of the Gnostic ring like Jung used to wear? Does anybody have a decription of the design and what it means?

--Stefan

Jung's Gnostic Ring


 

Jung's Gnostic Ring

Jung's Abraxas gem ring

From about 1925 onward, C.G. Jung wore on his left hand a ring he had made from an ancient Christian Abraxas gem.

Date: Mon, 05 Sep 1994 10:40:09 -0600
From: jtkon@isis.cgd.ucar.EDU (Jeff Kiehl)
Subject: Re: Jung's Gnostic Ring
To: spowell@TrentU.ca
Newsgroups: soc.religion.gnosis

There is a pictire of this ring on the cover of " C.G. Jung His Myth in Our Time" , by Marie-Louise von Franz.

Jung himself describes the ring in C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters. W.McGuire and R.F.C. Hull page 468.

When asked about the ring Jung responded:

"It is Egyptian. Here the serpent is carved, which symbolize Christ. Above it, the face of a woman; below the number 8, which is the symbol of the Infinite, of the Labyrinth, and the Road to the Unconcious. I have changed one or two things on the ring so that the symbol will be Christian. All these symbols are absolutely alive within me, and each one of them creates a reaction within my soul."

J.T. Kiehl

 

 


 


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