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The Shadow: Mining for Black Gold

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Figure 1: The Shadow (Walter Gibson)      In the early 1930s, the Shadow appeared in a detective magazine of the same name. The pulp [...]

By |2020-09-13T21:09:44-07:00July 25th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science, Spirituality, The unknown|Comments Off on The Shadow: Mining for Black Gold

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 [...]

By |2020-06-14T10:18:36-07:00June 14th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Military, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown|Comments Off on Persona: The Masks We Wear

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 [...]

By |2020-05-24T18:02:20-07:00May 24th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science|Comments Off on Anima/Animus: The Capacity to Relate

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 [...]

By |2020-04-25T17:06:02-07:00April 25th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown|Comments Off on The Complex: Jung’s Royal Road to the Unconscious

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

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

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

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