Jung and the Archetype of the Apocalypse

Jung and the Archetype of the Apocalypse               As we have noted in earlier essays,[1] Jung was very intuitive. Thanks to his keen intuition he was able to sense shifts in the collective consciousness long before outer changes made these shifts obvious to others. One of the shifts he noted was the approach of […]

Jung’s Challenge to Us: Holding the Tension of the Opposites

Jung’s Challenge to Us: “Holding the Tension of the Opposites”               The last fifteen years of Carl Jung’s life[1] were lived against the backdrop of the Cold War—that time in our global history when most of the nations of the world were aligned either with the “West” or with the “Communist bloc.” Intermittently throughout […]

Jung’s Timeliness and Thoughts on Our Current Reality

Jung’s Timeliness and Thoughts on Our Current Reality               Sometimes, in reading Jung, I encounter a passage that makes me think Jung wrote it just yesterday. Recently, while preparing a presentation for the Jung Society for Scholarly Studies symposium at Cornell University, I came across the following quote from “Civilization in Transition:” Thanks to […]

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 […]