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Ego: The Nexus of Personal Identity

By |2020-07-05T15:18:34-07:00July 5th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Science, The unknown|

     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

By |2020-06-14T10:18:36-07:00June 14th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Military, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown|

       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

By |2020-05-24T18:02:20-07:00May 24th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science|

        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

By |2020-04-25T17:06:02-07:00April 25th, 2020|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Practical Ideas, Science, The unknown|

      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

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

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 [...]

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Manage your mind, Manage your time

By |2020-03-15T14:08:14-07:00March 15th, 2020|Philosophy, Practical Ideas, Science|

     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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Understanding the Ego

By |2019-11-23T22:10:31-08:00November 23rd, 2019|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Science, The unknown|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-10-12T19:52:13-07:00October 12th, 2019|Personal Development, Spirituality, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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How Carl Jung Saved my Soul

By |2019-08-31T20:56:53-07:00August 31st, 2019|Jungian Psychology, Personal Development, Philosophy, Spirituality, The unknown|

      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. [...]

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The Unconscious According to Jung

By |2019-08-31T16:33:05-07:00July 27th, 2019|Jungian Psychology, Philosophy, Spirituality, The unknown|

      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 [...]

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