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 […]

Why Go Into Analysis?

Why Go Into Analysis?   “The analytical procedure, especially when it includes a systematic dream-analysis, is a ‘process of quickened maturation,’ as Stanley Hall once aptly remarked.”[1] Jung, 1945 “…psychoanalysis… gives the patient a working philosophy of life based on empirical insights, which, besides affording him a knowledge of his own nature, also make it […]

The Psyche is Real:Materialism, Scientism & Jung’s Empiricism

The Psyche is Real: Materialism, Scientism and Jung’s Empiricism   “What most people overlook or seem unable to understand is the fact that I regard the psyche as real…”[1] “The ‘reality of the psyche’ is my working hypothesis, and my principal activity consists in collecting factual material to describe and explain it. I have set […]