Applies to any concept and idea that is subordinate to the conceptual umbrella of Jung’s psychology.

Dreams (Part 2 of 3)

     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)

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

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

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

”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

      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)

     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)

      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 [...]

The Symbol: A Gateway to the Unconscious

     In analytical psychology, the symbol plays an important role in the development of the personality. C. G. Jung (1921/1971) suggested that a symbol “is the best possible expression for something that cannot be expressed otherwise than by a more or less [...]

What the Culture Wars can learn from the Army: A Jungian Perspective

     The year 2020 began in typical fashion before a pandemic abruptly broke out followed by sporadic periods of civil unrest. In my state of California, the bad turned to worst with a surge of wildfires that wreaked havoc on [...]

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