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

Ego: The Nexus of Personal Identity

     People often use the term ego. The word is often associated with selfishness or overconfidence. An egotistic person, for instance, is considered brash, pompous, and overly boastful. We have all heard the cliché: “Your ego is writing is writing checks that [...]

Persona: The Masks We Wear

       Another key idea in Jung’s psychology is the persona. In Latin, the term refers to the mask of an actor. Jung viewed this word as a descriptor apropos of his concept. Social conventions and cultural demands require that we [...]

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Anima/Animus: The Capacity to Relate

        As discussed in a previous blog, an archetype is an organizer of experience, which gives rise to a basic pattern of psychic functioning. Jung’s concepts of anima and animus (i.e., syzygy) are two of the most important, and [...]

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The Complex: Jung’s Royal Road to the Unconscious

      As mentioned in previous blogs, there are a few “big” ideas in Jung’s psychology and without exception the complex is one of them. So two questions arise: 1) What is a complex? and 2) Why did Jung assign [...]

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Typology 101

One of the most practical contributions of C. G. Jung’s psychology is his typological system. Jung introduced his theory of types in 1921 with his publication Psychological Types. Typology is a theory rooted in empirical observation, nonetheless, it is still merely [...]

By |2020-04-06T20:06:46-07:00April 5th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science|Comments Off on Typology 101

Understanding the Ego

In a world with a 24-hour news cycle, the human mind is constantly inundated with “bad news” on top of “bad news.” As I begin to navigate my forties, it seems that more and more people that I befriended or befriended [...]

By |2019-11-23T22:10:31-08:00November 23rd, 2019|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Science, The unknown|Comments Off on Understanding the Ego

How Carl Jung Saved my Soul

      I have never considered myself a religious person but nonetheless believe in God, which I view in non-traditional terms. One could say that God is a symbol which represents the highest value, at least that is how I see it. [...]

By |2019-08-31T20:56:53-07:00August 31st, 2019|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Spirituality, The unknown|Comments Off on How Carl Jung Saved my Soul

The Unconscious According to Jung

      What is the unconscious? What did Jung mean by the term and how does the idea fit into Analytical Psychology? The unconscious is another big idea in the Jungian lexicon, one of which literally and figuratively underpins the very foundation [...]

By |2019-08-31T16:33:05-07:00July 27th, 2019|Jungian Psychology, Philosophy, Spirituality, The unknown|Comments Off on The Unconscious According to Jung

Honoring the Psyche

      In 1937, C. G. Jung wrote that The psyche is the starting-point of all human experience, and all the knowledge we have gained eventually leads back to it. The psyche is the beginning and end of all cognition. It is not [...]

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Jungian Psychology in Brief

“The integration of unconscious contents into consciousness, which is the main endeavour of analytical psychology, is just such an alteration of principle, in that it does away with the sovereignty of the subjective ego-consciousness and confronts it with unconscious collective contents.” [...]

By |2019-08-31T17:34:55-07:00December 29th, 2018|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Science, Spirituality|Comments Off on Jungian Psychology in Brief