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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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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 [...]

Archetypes

     Archetypes are one of the key ideas in the Jungian lexicon. In fact, they are integral to most of the other big ideas (e.g., complexes, collective unconscious, dreams, etc.) in his psychology. However, they remain a concept that is ambiguous and [...]

By |2020-09-13T16:59:36-07:00September 13th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Science|Comments Off on Archetypes

The Self: The Archetype of Wholeness

Figure 1. Carl Jung          As discussed in a previous blog, the ego consists of the personal center of the psyche, however, C. G. Jung (Figure 1) conjectured the existence of another psychic center, a transpersonal [...]

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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 [...]

Manage your mind, Manage your time

     Most people fail to realize that time, for the most part, is a relational variable. In other words, time has little meaning beyond its relationship to objects, things, and people. By viewing time as a psychological construct, one ostensibly is [...]

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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