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Eros and Psyche (2)

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The story of Psyche and Eros is a tale of soul-making and deep transformation.  As Elisabeth Eowyn Nelson, author of Psyche’s Knife, put it: “Just as Psyche’s fate is entwined with Eros, the soul’s fate is always erotic.

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A Tedious Existence: Active Imagination: The Bridge to the Unconscious

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Between the universe that can be apprehended by pure intellectual perception and the universe perceptible to the senses, there is an intermediate world, the world of Idea-Images, of archetypal figures, of subtle substances, of "immaterial matter".


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Active Imagination (Analytical Psychology)

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Active imagination in Carl Jung's analytical method of psychotherapy involves opening oneself to the unconscious and giving free rein to fantasy, while at the same time maintaining an active, attentive, conscious point of view. The process leads to a synthesis that contains both perspectives, but in a new and surprising way.

 

"The Transcendent Function" (1916b [1958]) is Jung's first paper about the method he later came to call active imagination. It has two parts or stages: Letting the unconscious come up andComing to terms with the unconscious. He describes its starting points (mainly moods, images, bodily sensations); and some of its many expressive forms (painting, sculpting, drawing, writing, dancing, weaving, dramatic enactment, inner visions, inner dialogues). In this early essay he links his method to work with dreams and...


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Eva Rider MA's curator insight, May 23, 2013 6:39 PM

In Depth psychotherapy, The Transcendent function is an integral part of the process in making the "magic" of change happen.  Jung sometimes referred to the Archetypal witness that bridges the subject (therapy client) and the reflecton (Therapist)  as the "third" or transcendent funtion. This function can emerge as insight, the creative muse, or even appear as the trickster god, Hermes. Its function is resolve an inner conflict by moving the perspective to a new level of awareness. In symbolic language, one could imagine a triangle with the conflict represented by the oppostie poles and the solution could be seen at the apex of the triangle.

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Expressive Art Activity # 36 - Active Imagination Journaling - The Art ...

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Materials: - Journal page and pen. Method: Active Imagination is a Jungian method - as psychologist Robert Johnson in his book Inner Work says, "to invite the creatures of the unconscious to come up to the surface and make ...

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Eros and Psyche (1)

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Plato perceived love as the desire and pursuit of the whole, as he wrote in Symposium. The tale of Eros and Psyche is a story of the soul’s desire for wholeness.

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:13 PM

Body and soul? bad and good! or evil and god??

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Integral Options Cafe: Carl Jung and Active Imagination

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Carl Jung and Active Imagination http://t.co/XjLUHx3u

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Land of a Thousand Smiles: Carl Jung's Active Imagination and ...

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Another of his discoveries was a technique of psycho-spiritual meditation and development that he called “active imagination.” The purpose of active imagination was to better understand the contents of one's psyche, by using ...

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Active Imagination | Sunfire's Weblog

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His paintings became tools in developing active imagination (a kind of conscious dreaming) and inner dialogue. I was first introduced to inner dialogue through the work of Ira Progoff – and I realized that I had used active ...

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