Jung the Man: Part VI

  Jung the Man: Part VI—Jung and His “Valkyries”   “Woman’s psychology is founded on the principle of Eros, the great binder and loosener, whereas from ancient times the ruling principle ascribed to man is Logos. The concept of Eros could be expressed in modern terms as psychic relatedness, and that of Logos as objective […]

Jung the Man: Part V

Jung the Man: Part V—Jung as Father and Husband   “Can you imagine living with a man who left you with full responsibility for his house and his children while he passed the time playing their games or being in that same house with another woman?… When we got home, Marianne ran across the lawn […]

Jung the Man: Part IV

Jung the Man: Part IV—His Shadow and Complexes   “As great as he was he must also have had a great shadow.” Laurens Van der Post (1975)[1]   Great gifts are the fairest, and often the most dangerous, fruits on the tree of humanity. In most cases… the gift develops in inverse ratio to the […]

Jung the Man: Part III

Jung the Man: Part III—His Type and Personality   “Everybody would call me an introvert.” Jung, 1955[1]   “One does not doubt at all the introversion. Only introversion of the deepest kind can explain why outwardly his life was so uneventful and inwardly so packed and overflowing with an historic eventfulness. Nor does one question […]

Jung the Man: Part II

Jung the Man: Part II—His Appearance, Likes, Dislikes, Hobbies and Interests   “As with so many other iconic figures, the controversy that swirled about Jung during his lifetime has suffused it since his death.” Deirdre Bair, 2003[1]               Part I of this six-part essay provided a short outline of the key events in Jung’s […]

Jung the Man: Part I

Jung the Man: Part I: Some Key Events in Jung’s Life   “Jung was such an extraordinary man, surely one of our time’s great geniuses.” Charles Lindbergh, 1959[1]               The focus of most of the previous essays on this blog site has been on Jung’s ideas. Now the focus shifts to Jung himself. Why […]

Jung the Man

A 6 part series on Jung the man – introduction. Please see links below this content to access each essay.  “Jung was such an extraordinary man, surely one of our time’s great geniuses.” Charles Lindbergh, 1959 The focus of most of the previous essays on this blog site has been on Jung’s ideas. Now the […]

A Way into Mystery, A Way Out of Catastrophe

A Way into Mystery, A Way Out of Catastrophe: Jung on Symbols and the Symbolic Life   “… the alarming poverty of symbols… is now the condition of our life…”Jung, “Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious” (1934)[1] “I am convinced that the growing impoverishment of symbols has a meaning. It is a development that has an […]

Loving the Mystery

Loving the Mystery: Jung on our “De-psychized” Modern Reality   “… I can leave a lot of things to the Unknown. They do not bother me. But they would begin to bother me, I am sure, if I felt that I ought to know about them.”[1] Jung, Psychological Reflections (1953) “Only our intellectualized age could […]

How to Internalize a Locus of Control

  How to Internalize a Locus of Control, a Locus of Authority and a Locus of Security A Follow-Up Essay   “Among my patients from many countries, all of them educated persons, there is a considerable number who came to see me not because they were suffering from a neurosis but because they could find […]