Joseph Campbell and the Monomyth

By |2022-01-01T11:33:04-08:00January 1st, 2022|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, The unknown|

Fig 1. Joseph Campbell     Because one of the aims of coaching-in-depth is to come to terms with one’s personal myth, it is helpful to explore the work of the mythologist Joseph Campbell (Figure 1) who introduced the idea [...]

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Jung and Mythology

By |2021-12-01T04:48:13-08:00December 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, The unknown|

      In the prologue of Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Jung introduced his autobiography as a telling of his personal myth (1961/1989, p. 3). “I can only make direct statements, ‘only tell stories.’ Whether or not the stories are ‘true’ is not the [...]

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Life-Lines: Measuring the Currents of Libido

By |2021-11-01T06:43:30-07:00November 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, The unknown|

Figure 1. Carl Jung       Although C.G. Jung (Figure 1) does not go to great lengths to explain the concept of a life-line, that he introduced the concept merits additional commentary. Jung alluded to life-lines only a few [...]

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The Mandala: Jung’s Pattern of Wholeness

By |2021-10-05T20:59:02-07:00October 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Spirituality, The unknown|

Figure 1. Carl Jung       Carl Jung (Figure 1) viewed the appearance of a mandala—a circular or squared symbol of wholeness—as highly beneficial to one’s own personal development. Mandalas can appear in a person’s dreams, visions, or fantasies, and [...]

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Alchemical Metaphors in Personal Development

By |2021-11-14T15:53:13-08:00September 3rd, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Spirituality, The unknown|

      This blog explores the principal alchemical metaphors of personal development and transformation. These ideas are based on the work of Carl Jung who during the second half of his career conducted an extensive survey of alchemy and its relationship to the [...]

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Dreams (Part 3 of 3)

By |2021-08-22T15:19:17-07:00August 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown, Uncategorized|

      The next and final dream in the series takes place a week later. The dream contains several similar leitmotivs that suggest a direct connection with the first and second ones. This is what the man recalled from this [...]

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Dreams (Part 2 of 3)

By |2021-07-01T07:07:56-07:00July 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown|

     The next dream in the series takes place a few months later. The dream contains several similar leitmotivs that suggest a direct connection with the first one. This is what the man recalled from his dream: July 4, 2014 – Last [...]

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Dreams (Part 1 of 3)

By |2021-06-01T06:58:58-07:00June 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown, Uncategorized|

Figure 1. Carl Jung.       In 1936, C.G. Jung (Figure 1) first introduced his essay “Dream Symbols of the Process of Individuation.” Jung (1944/1970) later renamed the same essay "Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy" and published it in [...]

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The Transcendent Function: Building a Symbolic Bridge

By |2021-05-01T07:45:30-07:00May 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Science, Spirituality, The unknown|

In the wake of his confrontation with the unconscious (1913-1916), C. G. Jung wrote a short essay titled “The Transcendent Function;” and although the essay was not published until 1957, it is in my opinion one of his most important works. [...]

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Active Imagination: The Interior Vision

By |2021-04-10T22:06:57-07:00April 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, The unknown, Uncategorized|

Active imagination is a method devised by C. G. Jung to engage, interpret, and integrate fantasy-images and other subliminal contents that arise from the unconscious. Jung originally referred to the method as spontaneous fantasy or non-directed thinking. Jung (1928) suggested that [...]

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