Memories, Dreams, Reflections - Chapter 11, On Life After Death Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, On Life After Death Summary and Analysis

Jung begins by assuring the readers that he is in general opposed to the entire idea of life after death as a belief. He insinuates that he has no wish to hand out false hopes. He admits that all that he is writing about it in this chapter is based upon information that he garnered while in the condition of being a living person.

Jung also acknowledges that he does have thoughts about life after death. He suspects that most of these come from the collective unconscious or from traditions of myths and fables. He even brings into his discussion issues relating to the paranormal perception of ghosts and the like. He reports that from the living side there is no good, scientific way of determining the truth value of these. Certainly these...

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