The Law of Cause and Effect and America’s Future

The Law of Cause and Effect and America’s Future               This is the final of three essays[1] that focus on America and its current situation from a Jungian perspective. In this last in the series the subject is, as noted in the final sentence of the previous essay, “the size, cause, nature and deep […]

What is America’s Shadow?

  What is America’s Shadow?               The subject of this essay comes from a question posed to me in the Q&A after my presentation at the International Association for the Study of Dreams conference in July 2008. A member of the audience asked me to describe America’s shadow. I responded off the cuff, knowing […]

American Exceptionalism from a Jungian Perspective

American Exceptionalism from a Jungian Perspective   “America is an exceptional country.”                                                                                     Sarah Palin “I do believe in American exceptionalism”                                                                                     John McCain               The topic of this essay—American exceptionalism—may not be familiar to many readers of this blog as it […]

Jung’s Prophetic Visions Part 3

Part III: Our Current Situation in an Alchemical Context The first part of this essay appeared in January, the second, in February. Both parts are still on this Web site. Part III:  Our Current Situation in an Alchemical Context             In this part we will examine the 4 alchemical phases with reference to specific events […]

Jung’s Prophetic Visions Part 2

Part II: Alchemy and Its Phases—A Road Map for Individuals and Cultures The first part of this essay appeared last month. Refer to the January 09 posting, which is still on this Web site.   Part II: Alchemy and Its Phases—A Road Map for Individuals and Cultures               “Alchemy.” The word conjures up medieval […]

Jung’s Prophetic Visions and the Alchemy of Our Time

A Three-Part Essay Jung’s Prophetic Visions and the Alchemy of Our Time: A Three-Part Essay               Carl Jung, the inspiration behind the Jungian Center, was a highly intuitive person. Over the course of his long life he had many flashes of insight, premonitions and instant knowings that related to both his personal life and […]

Jung’s Prophetic Visions

Part I: Jung’s Prophetic Visions Carl Jung was known for many things: his work with dreams; his early work as a psychiatrist with association experiments leading to the concept of the “complex,” work that brought him to the attention of Sigmund Freud; his interest in archetypes, which became such a feature of his brand of […]

Pitfalls of the Path

My definitions and usage of various terms in the following essay (e.g. “waking up,” “leap-frogging,” “The Force”) are found in the initial essays in this blog collection. See the entries posted as Front Matter and Introduction, Waking Up and Leap-Frogging. Pitfalls of the Path My definitions and usage of various terms in the following essay […]

Addicted to Perfection

  Relinquishing the “Addiction to Perfection”               Western civilization is “addicted to perfection.”[1] We are taught from childhood to drive ourselves, to “make our best better,”[2] to compete in ever-more-competitive arenas, never to be satisfied, but to keep raising the bar or level of standard that we set for ourselves. We operate in the […]