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Individuation: The Promise in Jung's Legacy and Why Our Culture Has Trouble Accepting It

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When I began my reflections in preparation for this lecture I remembered a very poignant letter that Dr. Jung wrote to an English friend late in his life. In this letter Dr. Jung said: “I have failed in my foremost task to open people‖s eyes to the fact that man has a soul, that there is a buried treasure in the field and that our religion and philosophy are in a lamentable state.”

 

As I thought about this letter and my devotion to over four decades of the Jungian process, several very personal memories that had been long buried by the years and my intense inner work slowly came to the surface—brought up by this topic and the blank sheet of paper in front of me. I remembered a time when I was in my early forties and beginning one of my so-called crises. During this time I had the following dream:

 

As the dream opened, with the force of something coming from the distant past, I found myself sitting in the front of...


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Introduction to Jung Dream Analysis

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Unlike Freud, Jung believed that the manifest dream (the dream as remembered) contains the actual meaning of the dream – the dream is therefore not distorted or disguised in any way. It is a message or natural expression of the unconscious. It is difficult to interpret and understand since it is expressed in its own unique language of symbols or metaphors.

 

In order to interpret a dream, Jung used the process of amplification. In essence, amplification involves elaborating on a dream image in order to determine its significance through direct and indirect association. This is achieved by...


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Dreams as Viewed by Freud and Jung

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This paper attempts to present the two theories of interpretation of dreams (Freud's and Jung's) and stress the unique qualities in each of them. Symbolism helps to discover the real meaning of dreams.

 

With his psycho-analysis, Sigmund Freud opened the door for dreams to become a subject of scientifical research. He became interested in dreams when dealing with his patients because they were telling dreams spontaneously. He soon systematically included interpretation of dreams in psycho-analysis right beside hypnosis and free association. In the end of 19th century he...


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Who is James Hillman?

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James Hillman's Archetypal Psychology is inspired by Carl Jung, yet Hillman, in the spirit of Jung himself, moves beyond
him to develop a rich, complex, and poetic basis for a psychology of psyche as "soul." Hillman's writings are of the most innovative, provocative and insightful of any psychologist this century, including Freud himself. What makes Hillman's work so important is its emphasis on psychology as a way of seeing, a way of imaging, a way of envisioning being human.

 

His work is truly originary and involves a radical "re-visioning" of psychology as a human science. Hillman's roots are mostly classical, but in the service of retrieving what has been lost to psychology and, thus, in the service of psychology's future disclosure of "psyche" or "soul." The power of Hillman's thought, however, has more to do with how he...


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