Tag Archives: Carl Jung

Zeitgeist, Summer 2016

The risk of inner experience, the adventure of the spirit, is in any case alien to most human beings. ~Carl Jung; Memories, Dreams and Reflections

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Two Style Self-Reports

Print out this post to utilize the two assessment forms. Archetype Axis Reflect on the make-up of your personality and assign 15 total points to select archetypal aspects. The scale of the point system is graded this way: 4 points … Continue reading

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Next Stop, Jupiter

Dear Mr. Harrison the problem of the Ufos is, as you rightly say, a very fascinating one, but it is as puzzling as it is fascinating; since, in spite of all observations I know of, there is no certainty about … Continue reading

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The Individual Problem

Carl Gustav Jung and Friedrich Hayek. I had occasion to contribute to the Jung-Circle discussion group the following cut from The Symbolic Life, and, with it, this comment: “It would be a worthwhile study to investigate the definite, and considerable, … Continue reading

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The Spark of the Opposites II.

How to hold the tension of the opposites? Following from the everyday experience of conflict, or dissonance, or intense ambivalence, Carl Jung doesn’t treat experiential matters like this often. The basic reason is a little bit below the surface of … Continue reading

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The Spark of the Opposites I.

(First part of two; reworked from an response offered to Jung-Fire, an email discussion group mostly about Analytic Psychology and Carl Jung. These two parts are in response to the question, how do you hold the tension of the opposites?) … Continue reading

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Animus and Anima

click for large version Anima and Animus (S.Calhoun, 2010) More ARK, albeit two frames here are layered and treated via software. (chosen, appropriated frames: using Dreamlines; hat tip to Leonardo Solaas) This ARK art came together while I was revisiting … Continue reading

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Steve Beyer on Jung’s Collective Unconscious

For me, Jung’s conception of the collective unconscious is not essential to a comprehensive perspective concerned with how it is symbols, meaningfulness, and evocative patterns are necessary to, and featured in, human personal and social generativity. Beyer, in his fine … Continue reading

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One in Ten Thousand

Sara Corbett, writing in the Sunday New York Times Magazines, tells the story of the publication of Carl Jung’s most prominent, heretofore unpublished, work, The Red Book. The Holy Grail of the Unconscious Seeing the article trumpeted on the magazine’s … Continue reading

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Big Picture Maturation

“It is not the incarnate Sophia’s role to bind or connect us to the earth, but to help us recognize that our understanding of ourselves as separate from the earth is a delusion.” Henri Corbin discovered in the article, SOPHIA … Continue reading

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ANYONE WHO THINKS DIFFERENTLY…

These are all scattered excerpts from Jung’s book “The Undiscovered Self: The Dilemma of the Individual In Modern Soceity.” Jung rarely talked about politics in his work. In fact I’m quite sure this was the only time he did, only … Continue reading

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HEART OF JUNG

“Heart of Jung”…carry over from the old Hoon web site to the new Tools for Transformation blog. I say: ‘Fulfill something you are able to fulfill rather than run after what you will never achieve. We can modestly strive to … Continue reading

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MY VALUES, MY HEART

In ancient Greece, the masculine was trying to find consciousness and the hero was the great myth. It summoned great power — even into the first world war. The more matter you had, the more power you had — the … Continue reading

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COMPLEX PSYCHOLOGIES

My own sense is that C.G.Jung’s lifework becomes mostly phenomenological and echoes his Jamesian roots profoundly in its last stage, when his alchemical inquiry moves into peculiarities of soul-making unable to be encompassed by a dualistic psychology of complex and … Continue reading

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