23 Apr A Psychology of Your Own | James Hillman
For to stay wholly with this one thinker is to remain a Jungian, which as Jung himself said is possible only for Jung. Essential to soul-making is psychology-making, shaping concepts and images that express the needs of the soul as they emerge in each of us.
Since my soul, my psychological constitution, differs from Freud’s and from Jung’s, so my psychology will be different from theirs. Each psychology is a confession, and the worth of a psychology for another person lies not in the places where he can identify with it because it satisfies his psychic needs, but where it provokes him to work out his own psychology in response. Freud and Jung are psychological masters, not that we may follow them in becoming Freudian and Jungian, but that we may follow them in becoming psychological. Here psychology is conceived as a necessary activity of the psyche, which constructs vessels and breaks them in order to deepen and intensify experience.