Einstein, Jung and the Theory of Everything


This book describes a “theory of everything” which is founded explicitly and directly on Einstein‘s thinking. The relevant two key pillars of his thinking are, firstly, his insight that all time is relative and, secondly, a view of the world which Carl Jung called the collective unconscious. Einstein’s thoughts on the second concept was that; “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘the Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”