Tag: Jung

  • Let Your Light So Shine

    Some sort of clarity wanted to break forth in me, a spirit of truth where cloudy, unclean elements formerly prevailed. It was about four, mothers, daughters, abandonment, appearing one way but being another, adaptability and growth, responsiveness to the situation at hand rather than reactions to unconscious inner motivators.

  • A Calling of Wolves

    When extraordinary events occur, they’re like a calling of wolves outside the window, calling us to pay attention. The whole thrust of Freud and Jung is the idea of the waking dream, of making things conscious.

  • On Technology

    We are no different from our most primitive ancestors who believed in possession by evil spirits. We who are so sophisticated can’t understand the lure of Facebook, Twitter, or whatever other technologies we use as substances to avoid anxiety.

  • Great Mother

    In Container, the third article in my series on leaving home, I wrote briefly about what can happen when a child’s need for balanced “containment” and nurturance are not met in the family of origin, and she grows up uncontained, unprotected, and without nurture. The opposite can happen, of course, and a child can grow […]

  • Dream On

    Everyone who analyses the dreams of others should constantly bear in mind that there is no simple and generally known theory of psychic phenomena, neither with regard to their nature, nor to their causes, nor to their purpose.

  • Dream Work

    Unfortunately, the ego often cannot tolerate sharing power. And so we dream.

  • Going Back, Moving Forward

    I had only the inner certainty that I was on the way to discovering my own myth. For the building game was only a beginning. It released a stream of fantasies which I later carefully wrote down. (Carl Jung)

  • Jung’s Model of the Psyche

    Just as the ego worked to be more and to have more, focusing on the external and taking the self farther and farther from the rest of the psyche, so the Self strives to alter this one-sidedness.

  • Orphan Quest: Finding One’s Myth

    As we delve into the “Once Upon a Time” series about myths, I’ve thought a lot about the meaning of myths, how they function, how they give a person a point of reference, a perspective. In our first drawing class Sunday night, our instructor showed us just how essential right perspective is. He set a […]

  • Once Upon a Time: Pack Your Bags | 1

    I have someplace I’d like to go, and I hope you’ll come with me. This will be a long journey, but if you stick with me until the end, I think each of us will discover treasures and have adventures that we can’t even imagine now, as we begin. I don’t even know quite where […]