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 […]

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 […]