Alchemical Metaphors in Personal Development

By |2021-09-03T23:02:32-07:00September 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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Projections: Navigating the Darkness

By |2021-03-01T05:29:46-08:00March 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown|

”The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate. That is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner opposite, the world must perforce act out [...]

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Libido Theory: The Bedrock of C.G. Jung’s Psychological System

By |2021-02-01T06:06:29-08:00February 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Science, The unknown|

      The purpose of this blog article is to examine the concept of libido through the lens of C. G. Jung’s psychology and in contradistinction to Sigmund’s Freud’s (Fig. 1) conception and formulation of libido. The term libido is often misunderstood because [...]

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Individuation: Navigating the Road Home (Part 2)

By |2021-01-01T17:00:54-08:00January 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Spirituality, The unknown|

     In part one of this blog, we discussed the origins of the term individuation and its development as a central idea in the psychology of C.G. Jung. Having explored where Jung acquired the idea, we can arrive at a [...]

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Individuation: Navigating the Road Home (Part 1)

By |2021-05-02T19:15:25-07:00December 1st, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown|

      In previous blogs, we have discussed some of the most notable ideas proposed by the psychologist C.G. Jung, which include typology, complexes, the psyche, archetypes, the soul-image, the unconscious, the ego, the shadow, the persona, the symbol, and the self. Given [...]