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 […]

Jung on the Enantiodromia: Part 1–Definitions and Examples

  I use the term enantiodromia for the emergence of the unconscious opposite in the course of time.                                                                                                              C.G. Jung (1949)[1] In the philosophy of Heraclitus it [enantiodromia] is used to designate the play of opposites in the course of events—the view that everything that exists […]

Honing Your High Sense Perception

It has been said that we draw on a small fraction of our true brain power. Equally, we go through daily life using a narrow range of our senses. This workshop introduces participants to their real perceptual ability, what some call our “high sense perception.” Via a series of assessment instruments and dozens of exercises, […]

The Future of Our “Too-Big-to-Fail” Institutions: A Jungian Perspective

“Large political and social organizations must not be ends in themselves, but merely temporary expedients. Just as it was felt necessary in America to break up the great Trusts, so the destruction of huge organizations will eventually prove to be a necessity because, like a cancerous growth, they eat away man’s nature as soon as […]

Fairy Tales and Their Deeper Meaning

A Tale-of-the-Month Club, Continuing Mondays:  There is a lot more to Snow White and Cinderella than the Disney cartoons would have you believe. Discover the depth of wisdom in familiar and some not-so-familiar fairy tales in this student-generated reading club.  This course meets the 3rd Monday of every month in Jan, Feb, Mar, April and […]

Accessing Bliss by Transcending the Ego

An experiential class focusing on transcending the ego to access one’s loving self. This class will practice “living in love,” explore what is accessed at that plane and how to maintain that state when interacting. An exciting opportunity for those stuck in their spiritual practice. Limited to 10 participants. Led by Reenie Sargent. 55 Clover […]