Enantiodromia is…the view that everything that exists turns into its opposite…the transformation of the hitherto valued into the worthless, and of the former good into the bad…anything of importance is devalued in our conscious life and perishes. No psychic value can disappear without being replaced by another of equivalent intensity.
The only person who escapes the grim law of enantiodromia is the man who knows how to separate himself from the unconscious, not by repressing it – for then it simply attacks from the rear – but by putting it clearly before him as that which he is not. The aim of individuation is nothing less than to divest the self of the false wrapping of the personal on the one hand, and the suggestive power of primordial images on the other.
Bahadur Shah Zafar
Khalid Javaid Jan