In the aftermath of the Newtown horror I searched for some quotes from Carl Jung that offer some insight into the existential darkness of this tragedy. Depth psychology offers us an important perspective rarely considered in our mainstream discourse—which is that our collective life is a reflection of unconscious dynamics.
What is not tended to in our inner world is projected outward as fate, tragedy, and catastrophe. Forensic psychologists will offer us a retrospective analysis of Adam Lanza’s mental health; government will consider policies regulating the ownership of assault weapons; and educators will revisit school safety. These are critical elements of... (Click title to continue reading)