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The Jung-Neumann Letters

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Erel Shalit's curator insight, April 15, 9:15 AM

The long awaited publication of the Correspondence between C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann promises to be a landmark event in the history of analytical psychology. The Jung-Neumann Letters, edited by Martin Liebscher, is due to be published by Princeton University Press early spring 2015. To mark this important event, an international conference is being planned, to be jointly sponsored by The Foundation for the Works of C.G. Jung, the Neumann family, The Philemon Foundation, The International Association of Analytical Psychology, and The Israel Institute of Jungian Psychology.

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Love and lust the two eternal archetypes of “collective unconscious.”

Love and lust the two eternal archetypes of “collective unconscious.” | Jungian Depth Psychology and Dreams | Scoop.it
Love (nurturing) and lust (hatred and selfishness) are two eternal archetypes of human nature and collective unconscious. These two archetypes can be merged into the bigger archetypes of mother earth and shadow as envisaged by the Jung.

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Jung on Symbols

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Jung distinguished between a symbol and a sign. Insignia on uniforms, for instance, are not symbols but signs that identify the wearer. In dealing with unconscious material (dreams, fantasies, etc.), the images can be interpreted semiotically, as symptomatic signs pointing to known or knowable facts, or symbolically, as expressing something essentially unknown....


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Many images are symbols that live in our shared collective conscious, but when one shows up in a dream it also speaks to something very specific and personal in us.

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Rumi: “the Wound Is Where the Light Enters.”

Rumi: “the Wound Is Where the Light Enters.” | Jungian Depth Psychology and Dreams | Scoop.it
“There is a crack in everything God has made."   
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

"The crack is where the light gets in ."
Leonard Cohen
 
"Blessed are t(...)

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...a little to reminder to honour the wound and keep the heart open...

 allowing the light to move in and out moving as a dance connecting the synapses.

It is through this interconnection that healing can occur.

 

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Laura Smith's curator insight, April 1, 7:12 PM

Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.

~ Leonard Cohen

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Psychotherapy Based on Depth Psychology is a Superior Approach (Full Length Version) - YouTube

http://www.pacifica.edu/psychotherapy.aspx Psychotherapists who are interested in Depth Psychology are living in a professional world that is dominated by co...

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This is a profound discourse by Dr. Lionel Corbett on the importance and efficacy of depth psychology for true healing and support of the individuation process. It examines the narrow and rigid psychological theoretical base that has been imposed by corporate interests for many decades leading the individual towards adaption to the infrastructure as opposed to inhabiting one's unique destiny.

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Carl Jung on Death

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“We are so convinced that death is simply the end of a process that it does not ordinarily occur to us to conceive of death as a goal and a fulfillment.”

“It would seem to be more in accord with the collective psyche of humanity to regard death as the fulfillment of life’s meaning and as its goal in the truest sense, instead of a meaningless cessation.”

“Death is the hardest thing from the outside and as long as we are outside of it. But once inside you taste of such completeness and peace and fulfillment that you don’t want to return.”

“…death appears as a joyful event. In light of eternity, it is a wedding…The soul attains, as it were, its missing half, it achieves wholeness.... (Click title to read more)


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ARE WE POSSESSED?

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C. G. Jung, the great doctor of the soul and one of the most inspired psychologists of the twentieth century, had incredible insight into what is currently playing out, both individually and collectively, in our modern-day world. He writes, “If, for a moment, we look at mankind as one individual, we see that it is like a man carried away by unconscious powers.” We are a species carried away — “possessed” by — and acting out, the unconscious. (Image from Lantern Hollow Press)

 

Jung elaborates, “Possession, though old-fashioned, has by no means become obsolete; only the name has changed. Formerly they spoke of ‘evil spirits,’ now we call them ‘neurosis’ or ‘unconscious complexes.’” To condescendingly think that we, as modern-day, rational people, are too sophisticated to believe in something as primitive as demons is to have fallen under the spell of the very evil spirits we are imagining are nonexistent. What the ancients call demons are a psychic phenomena which compel us to act out behaviors contrary to our best intentions...

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Are we possessed? Addiction is possession. How do we awaken and break the spell?

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Laura Smith's curator insight, March 20, 11:31 AM

An extremely long and interesting article about how we become a slave to our false perceptions of who we are and of who we think others are...In Archetypal Dreamwork, we refer to pathology as the "demon" that gets in and takes over, driving us to act or believe in ways that are not true to our soul. As a colleague stated recently, pathology is a force that moves us further from God, or said differently, further from our soul. Mr. Levy speaks, as did Jung, about the "mass possession" in which a whole group or society suffers from and acts out the neurosis. Perhaps our continual pursuit of the proverbial "more" is and example of this and the devastation to our planet is the consequence.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Carl Jung on the "Subjective Level."

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Jung affirms here that our dreams operate as messenger between the Objective and the Subjective Psyche. Through opening to the subtle body and engaging the dream language of metaphor, image and symbol, we are receivers of the dance that mediates between the worlds; generating insight and guidance to our lives.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: The "newness" in the individual psyche is an endlessly varied recombination of age-old components.

Carl Jung Depth Psychology: The "newness" in the individual psyche is an endlessly varied recombination of age-old components. | Jungian Depth Psychology and Dreams | Scoop.it

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Jung's statements on the  importance of reconnecting one's ancestry with one's future intentions allowing for true integration in the journey towards Individuation.

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Sophia: Gnostic Archetype of Feminine Wisdom

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The Gnostics recognized the condition of exile as more than an event in history.  They saw it as having a profound cosmic and even transcosmic dimension.  The human spirit, they held, is quite literally a stranger in a strange land.  "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child," laments the American spiritual.  The Gnostics would have agreed and might have been tempted to replace "sometimes" with "always".

 

The exile may indeed find himself in a dark land, but his very awareness of the darkness can also reveal a light on the path to freedom.  So also, the awareness of our alieness and recognition of our place of exile for what it is are the first great steps on the path of return.  We begin to rise as soon as we realize that we have fallen.
The predicament of exile and alienation is not confined to humanity nor does it originate at the human level.  Long before there was a cosmos as we know it, a great drama of exile and return was played out in the story of the divine feminine being named Sophia.  Having resided in the lofty height of eternal Fullness... (Click title to read full article)

 


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A History of Sophia

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Truly excellent telling of the story...I really understood Sophia and gnosticism on a new level by reading this!
Kati Sarvela's curator insight, March 9, 11:50 AM

My Inner Wisdom was called Sophia in my self-reflective journaling process :D!

 

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Sophia: Gnostic Archetype of Feminine Wisdom

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The Gnostics recognized the condition of exile as more than an event in history.  They saw it as having a profound cosmic and even transcosmic dimension.  The human spirit, they held, is quite literally a stranger in a strange land.  "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child," laments the American spiritual.  The Gnostics would have agreed and might have been tempted to replace "sometimes" with "always".

 

The exile may indeed find himself in a dark land, but his very awareness of the darkness can also reveal a light on the path to freedom.  So also, the awareness of our alieness and recognition of our place of exile for what it is are the first great steps on the path of return.  We begin to rise as soon as we realize that we have fallen.
The predicament of exile and alienation is not confined to humanity nor does it originate at the human level.  Long before there was a cosmos as we know it, a great drama of exile and return was played out in the story of the divine feminine being named Sophia.  Having resided in the lofty height of eternal Fullness... (Click title to read full article)

 


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Bonnie Bright's comment, February 11, 3:39 AM
Truly excellent telling of the story...I really understood Sophia and gnosticism on a new level by reading this!
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A History of Sophia

Kati Sarvela's curator insight, March 9, 11:50 AM

My Inner Wisdom was called Sophia in my self-reflective journaling process :D!

 

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Jung's Theory of Dreams

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Why do we have dreams? Where do they originate? Do they have meaning? Are dreams of any value to us, or are they just so much nonsense? These questions have puzzled thinkers since the dawn of humanity. Every culture in the world has offered explanations. For instance, the Australian Aborigines believe that what we consider the realm of dreams is the real world (the Dreamtime), and the world we experience with our senses is a dream.

 

C.G. Jung put forth a theory of dreams which is quite popular today. Following in the footsteps of Sigmund Freud, Jung claimed that dream analysis is the primary way to gain knowledge of the unconscious mind. He says that the dream is a natural phenomenon which we can study, thereby gaining knowledge of the hidden part of our mind.... (Click here for more....)


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The fabulous world of dreams...

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Zombie Apocalypse: a symbol of collective transformation

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Given a plethora of television shows and films about zombies, what is a Jungian to see but a collective attempt to dream the unsayable.  Carl Jung showed that what cannot be worked through at the conscious level is often worked through at the unconscious level, in symbolic fantasy (CW 5, para 4-45).

 

 Encountering that for which there is yet no fantasy, we confront the limits of sense.  For the collective social body, film and art are an unconscious attempt to work through collective transformation at the limits of reason and sense.  In the case of zombie movies and the growing zombie apocalypse movement, we may be seeing an attempt to dream ‘apocalyptic’ change.

 

Zombie are the  ‘Undead’: not living, not dead, driven yet not alive, the zombie images emerge from the recesses of the collective unconscious.  Animated yet with out life, they move.  Driven, yet without desire, they seek. ....(Click title to read more)


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T.V. Shows about Zombies and movies about being alone and adrift in the world, in the cosmos, in the stratosphere. We are floating and stranded between worlds. As systems break down, dissolve and transform. We find our old mythologies have lost their meaning and the new ones have not yet been formed. We are in an epoch of unprecedented change stretching the limits of our imaginations in our seeking for reanimating Body and Soul.

 

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Mandy Webster's curator insight, February 7, 9:56 AM

A psychological explanation for the literary world's current obsession with zombies. The zombies are US!

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Do Not Lose Heart: Awakening Women - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times.


Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I’ve heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered, concerned about the state of affairs in our world right now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

 

You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. 

 

For years, we’ve been learning, practicing, training and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement. I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able crafts in the waters than there are... (Click title to read entire article)


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Marvellous and inspiring article! Take heart; sailors on the Soul Journey! "Show you soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times".

 

 

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Soul-Making and Spiritual Cliche' Busting: The Relationship of New Age Spirituality to Depth Psychology

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For depth psychology, a sort of working distinction is sometimes made between soul and spirit—soul takes a person into the depths while spirit raises a person into the heights. Soul is a way of referencing human fragmentation and spirit refers to wholeness. Soul takes us into the darkness of hades while spirit takes us into the heavenly light and so forth.

 

Soul is often associated with the negative emotions of depression, panic, fear, sorrow, etc. Spirit on the other hand leads us into feelings of ecstasy, tranquility, courage and joy. Soul is often associated with death and disintegration while spirit is associated with life and integration. Soul’s depths are at the center for the depth psychologist; Spirit’s heights are at the heart of the New Age religions.

 

Using a popular New Age bestselling book as an example, we might say the New Age is about the spiritual Law of Attraction, while depth psychology is about the soulful Law of Subtraction... (Click title for more)


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These are key distinctions between New Age Philosophy and Depth Psychology.

Soul can be seen as mediator between Spirit and Matter; integrating and synthesizing both in order to live with awareness of the above and below. Living from soul is no easy task. It demands that we be awake and aware of bringing  light into matter. In alchemical terms, we are creating gold from lead. For this to happen, a disintegration of dark, unconscious, old material is paramount to the process of transformation into a larger expanded experience of the Self. Ego surrenders and expands to open and receive the light of Spirit and identifies with Soul

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Jung’s model of the psyche - Ann Hopwood

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Jung writes: ‘By psyche I understand the totality of all psychic processes, conscious as well as unconscious’, (CW6 para 797) so we use the term ‘psyche’ rather than ‘mind’, since mind is used in common parlance to refer to the aspects of mental functioning which are conscious. Jung maintained that the psyche is a self-regulating system (like the body).

 

The psyche strives to maintain a balance between opposing qualities while at the same time actively seeking its own development or as he called it, individuation. For Jung, the psyche is inherently separable into component parts with complexes and archetypal contents personified and functioning autonomously as complete secondary selves, not just as drives and processes. It is important to think of Jung’s model as a metaphor... (Click title for more)


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Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine: The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, by Christina Ruth Johnson, Vintage Fairy Tale Sleuth

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine: The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, by Christina Ruth Johnson, Vintage Fairy Tale Sleuth | Jungian Depth Psychology and Dreams | Scoop.it

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, April 1, 9:59 PM

While Wilde’s fairy tales are often a bit too bleak for my tastes (as are many of Hans Christian Andersen's), they are beautifully written and an important element of any fairy tale collector's stash.

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Depth Psych

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Pioneered by William James, Sigmund Freud, and Carl Gustav Jung, Depth Psychology is the study of how we dialogue with the Unconscious via symbols, dreams, myth, art, nature.

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Creativity is engaged through Depth Psychology and consequently reinstates the Soul as the primary guide and healing force on our individual journey through life's travails.

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John Cleese - a lecture on Creativity

Excerpt from the full lecture from John Cleese on how to inspire creativity within yourselves. "And there, ladies and gentlemen, are the 5 factors that you c...

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time, confidence and a 22 inch waist? Oh well, there is still time and space...It may be easier to recreate a 22 inch waist.

So, let's play then...

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Archetype - Definition and Examples

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In literature, an archetype is a typical character, an action or a situation that seems to represent such universal patterns of human nature.

An archetype, also known as universal symbol, may be a character, a theme, a symbol or even a setting. Many literary critics are of the opinion that archetypes, which have a common and recurring representation in a particular human culture or entire human race, shape the structure and function of a literary work.

Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist, argued that the root of an archetype is in the “collective unconscious” of mankind. The phrase “collective unconscious” refers to experiences shared by a race or culture. This includes love, religion, death, birth, life, struggle, survival etc. These experiences exist in the subconscious of every individual and are recreated in literary works or in other forms of art.

 


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Michael Goodman's curator insight, March 29, 10:09 AM

Via Bonnie Bright...thank you! And thank you for the vast resource of wisdom and knowledge from the Jungian community and beyond that you continue to share so generously.

 

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Kurt Vonnegut's theory that every story can be told with 1 of 8 sentences

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Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favourite authors, and in addition to his books, he left behind a theory of stories that aren't so well known, but still fascinating. He broke down stories that are told ...

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Profound simplicity Kurt Vonnegut sytle

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Beauty does not indeed lie in things, but in the feeling that we give to them.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Carl Jung on the Realm of Eros

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THIS SH*T WORKS // MichaelLutin.com

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Monday

 

In just a few days
time will come to a complete stop.
The world will be
whizzing by.
You're on a train.
and you can't tell
if the train on the other track
is making it seem as if
you are moving backwards,
or it's you
who are moving backwards.

Time is slowing down.
The clock is melting.
Each moment speeds by,
but interminably.
It's a dream
and you're walking through soup.
what's going on?
It's dizzying.
Unreal.
Mars and Saturn
go retrograde
at the same time
end of feb.
More to come.
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Soul Astrologer's curator insight, February 9, 9:47 PM

In the last couple of weeks, Michael Lutin has been on a creative roll aptly and succinctly describing the current planetary energies, thus my decision to forward almost each posting. 

Lutin is a gifted astrologer who has a sharp insight and wit who easily explains transits to average people.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: We also live in our dreams, we do not live only by day.

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Eva Rider's curator insight, January 1, 11:18 PM

Happy New Year!

May your dreams illuminate and guide you to your destiny.

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, January 3, 2:35 PM

and i think; it's the POINT!!