Throwing Light on the Shadow – Carl Jung’s Answer to Evil

The incident of August 13 involving CNN anchor Cris Cuomo inspired me to revisit this piece, originally posted 10/25/2011. What Is The Shadow? If you saw the film A Dangerous Method, you will know Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) as the Swiss psychiatrist and former disciple of Freud who tried to bridge the gap between psychology and… Read More Throwing Light on the Shadow – Carl Jung’s Answer to Evil

Moksha – Does liberation include ego?

Moksha is usually described in Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist religions as the soul‘s liberation and release from the bonds of karma and the cycle of reincarnation. Although it is generally regarded as the noblest of ideals, just what moksha entails and how to achieve it has been debated for centuries. The 2nd-century Buddhist philosopher… Read More Moksha – Does liberation include ego?

Synchronicity: Definition & Meaning | Live Science (with comment)

Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity can be boiled down to describing “meaningful coincidences.” It’s easy to see why synchronicity has mass appeal; it provides meaning and order in an otherwise random universe. Source: Synchronicity: Definition & Meaning Comment: To me, this is an inaccurate and unduly biased view of Jung’s idea of synchronicity. Any half… Read More Synchronicity: Definition & Meaning | Live Science (with comment)

Freud versus Jung: a bitter feud over the meaning of sex

On 27 February 1907, at Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Sigmund Freud fell in love. The object of his affection was Carl Gustav Jung: 19 years younger than Freud, the young psychiatrist was already the clinical director of the prestigious Burghölzli Hospital and a professor at the University of Zurich. Jung had gained international recognition for… Read More Freud versus Jung: a bitter feud over the meaning of sex

Understanding Personality: The 12 Jungian Archetypes – Moving People to Action

The term “archetype” means original pattern in ancient Greek. Jung used the concept of archetype in his theory of the human psyche. He identified 12 universal, mythic characters archety… Source: Understanding Personality: The 12 Jungian Archetypes – Moving People to Action Comment – This is not exhaustive. It seems there are as many “archetypes” as one… Read More Understanding Personality: The 12 Jungian Archetypes – Moving People to Action

Hacking the mind… without technology?

Backstory After finishing my doctorate on Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity at U Ottawa, I wasn’t overjoyed when the university library listed my thesis under the subject heading of parapsychology. I was concerned that many years of serious study would be dismissed as fodder for fantasy fiction writers and sensational paranormal researchers. Also, my thesis… Read More Hacking the mind… without technology?