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 […]

Jung on Adult Education, or Why the Jungian Center?

Jung on Adult Education, or Why the Jungian Center?   “…when I speak of the goal which marks the end of the second half of life, you get an idea how far the treatment in the first half of life, and the second half of life must needs be different…. Therefore I strongly advocate schools […]

Jung and the Social Implications of Individuation

Jung and the Social Implications of Individuation               Earlier essays on this blog site[1] described some of the components of individuation and defined it as … a developmental process which begins in the adult individual, usually after the age of thirty-five, and if successful leads to the discovery of the Self and its replacing […]

What’s Coming Down—and When?

An Examination of America’s Potential Future in Light of Its Astrological Chart What’s Coming Down—and When? An Examination of America’s Potential Future in Light of Its Astrological Chart[1]               In previous essays I have made references to possible forms of the future for America and American society.[2] Those essays make it clear that I […]

Jung and the “New Dispensation”

Jung and the “New Dispensation”               In the previous essay I noted how Jung anticipated a new development in the evolution of religion. Some of his followers call this the “new dispensation.”[1] Just what this means, and the role the individual will play in it, is the subject of this essay.             We must […]

Jung and the Numinosum

Jung and the Numinosum  “Phoberon to empesein eis cheiras theou zontos.” “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:31 “… the experience of the self is always a defeat for the ego.” [italics in the original]       Jung, Collected Works, 14, ¶778               The first of the […]

Jung on the Problem Child

Jung on the Problem Child   “… the things which have the most powerful effect upon children do not come from the conscious state of the parents but from their unconscious background.”[1]                                                                                                 C.G. Jung, 1927 “It is of course not possible for parents to have no complexes […]