Kierkegaard and Jung both claim that the human nature is inherently a moral one. This allows them the scope and platform to criticise the church and move the religious center within the individual. Here the necessity of the ethical standpoint is discussed in relation to self-development for Jung and Kierkegaard. Here the idea that Kierkegaard and Jung are linked by the notion of spirituality as the power providing a more complete understanding of one’s life is explored. It is my belief that in both Jung and Kierkegaard’s thinking there is a reference point outside of the individual that acts as a guide to non-arbitary answers. And so whilst the individual must create his own meaning and sense of purpose he does so with the guidance of a superior ‘other’.