Philosophy

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 [...]

By |2020-08-13T18:57:02-07:00August 13th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Science, Spirituality, The unknown|Comments Off on The Self: The Archetype of Wholeness

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 [...]

By |2020-03-15T14:08:14-07:00March 15th, 2020|Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Science|Comments Off on Manage your mind, Manage your time

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 [...]

By |2021-03-27T19:50:25-07:00May 27th, 2019|Jungian Psychology, Philosophy, Science, Spirituality, The unknown|Comments Off on Honoring the Psyche

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