Jung’s “Platonic Month” and the Age of Aquarius

“… We live in the age of the decline of Christianity, when the metaphysical premises of morality are collapsing…. That’s why the young are experimenting like young dogs. They want to live experimentally, with no historical premises. That causes reactions in the unconscious, restlessness and longing for the fulfillment of the times… When the confusion […]

Challenges, Aids and Rewards of the Path of Individuation: Insights from Jung’s Letters

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes…                                                                                                             Jung (1916)[1]      The opus consists of three parts: insight, endurance and action…. It is conflicts of duty that make endurance and action so difficult.                                                                                                             Jung (1945)[2] The question is, […]

An Example of How Jung Handled a Mental Health Problem

Life is an energy-process. Like every energy-process, it is in principle irreversible and is therefore directed towards a goal…. Life is teleology par excellence; it is the intrinsic striving towards a goal, and the living organism is a system of directed aims which seek to fulfill themselves….                                                                                                 […]

Signs in the Skies: A Jungian Perspective on UFOs

… somebody lifted the iron lid that has been clamped down over my head from without and in came the question: what do you think about the Flying Saucers?—This is the thing that carried me away as soon as I had finished the other work,… Ever since I have been busy on this new errand. […]

Jung on the J & P Attitudes and the Jungian Center’s Recurring Dilemma

I call the two preceding types [T & F] rational or judging types because they are characterized by the supremacy of the reasoning and judging functions. It is a general distinguishing mark of both types that their life is, to a great extent, subordinated to rational judgment. …                                                                                       […]

The Art of Dying Well: A Jungian Perspective on Death and Dying

…death is an important interest, especially to an aging person. A categorical question is being put to him, and he is under an obligation to answer it. To this end he ought to have a myth about death, for reason shows him nothing but the dark pit into which he is descending. Myth, however, can […]

Enjoying the “Afternoon of Life:” Jung on Aging

[Don’t Forget the Upcoming Conference: Check Out Our Page on Preparing for the Great Attunement]   The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and purpose are different….                                                                                                 Jung (1943)[1]   … it would seem to be more in […]

Jung on the Enantiodromia: Part III: A Prediction

The coming of the Antichrist is not just a prophetic prediction—it is an invariable psychological law whose existence… brought him [John, author of the Book of Revelation] a sure knowledge of the impending enantiodromia…                                                                                     C.G. Jung (1950)[1]               In Part I of this essay we defined Jung’s […]

Jung on the Enantiodromia: Part II: A Surprising Example

For anyone acquainted with religious phenomenology it is an open secret that although physical and spiritual passion are deadly enemies, they are nevertheless brothers-in-arms, for which reason it often needs the merest touch to convert the one into the other. Both are real, and together they form a pair of opposites, which is one of […]

The Path of Individuation

The Path of Individuation; Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $90; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909 An advanced course that integrates many of the other workshops in the Via Practica as well as several other courses in the Center’s curriculum, to foster students’ integration […]