Spirituality

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. [...]

By |2021-05-01T07:45:30-07:00May 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Science, Spirituality, The unknown|Comments Off on The Transcendent Function: Building a Symbolic Bridge

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 [...]

By |2021-01-01T17:00:54-08:00January 1st, 2021|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Spirituality, The unknown|Comments Off on Individuation: Navigating the Road Home (Part 2)

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

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

What is more valuable to human life: Happiness or Meaning?

It’s all about happiness, right? If I were only happy, everything would be okay. I would be satisfied with my life, the universe, and just about everything else. Everybody knows that happiness delivers the good life, a life well-lived is a [...]

By |2019-10-12T19:52:13-07:00October 12th, 2019|Personal Development, Spirituality, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is more valuable to human life: Happiness or Meaning?

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