Kundalini (Sanskrit: coiled like a snake) is a symbolic serpent in Tantric Hinduism and Buddhism, said to be coiled at the base of the spine and charged with spiritual power. Once awakened through meditative exercises such as pranamaya (controlled breathing), the kundalini serpent apparently rises through seven chakras. Both the kundalini and the chakras are… Read More The Kundalini Serpent – Are you stuck on the snake?
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
In Greek myth Oedipus was the king of Thebes who did his best to avoid a prophecy saying he would kill his father and marry his mother. Like most good tales about knowing the future, Oedipus inadvertently fulfills the prophecy by trying to avoid it. We see this a lot in sci-fi with time-loop stories.… Read More The Oedipus Complex – Do adult ogres have unresolved stuff from childhood?
Most of us know about Freudian Slips. Many of us make them. Every now and then Freudian Slips creep into my own speech and writing. Sometimes I’ll miss a typo and, on correcting it, consider what the apparent “mistake” might suggest in a bigger picture. Critics to this worldview might say I have an overactive… Read More Freudian Slips – Glitch in the machine or key to countless possibilities?
Embed from Getty Images Some 'peace loving' libs get violent, attack private property #violence #shadow #protesthttps://t.co/rnM1H8rfyR pic.twitter.com/tEDe4w1ABo — earthpages.org (@earthpages) November 11, 2016 Sometimes I wonder if people who get so angry about things are just projecting their own unconscious shadow. Not all, mind you. But when some liberal protesters take to random, unfocused acts… Read More Some ‘peace loving’ liberals get violent and attack private property
Emma Jung and her impossible husband https://t.co/K3EI5V6y9s — earthpages.org (@earthpages) September 15, 2016 Jung…was physically large, selfish, bullying and loud of voice; he cheated at games, had a vile temper and appalling table manners; he thought men should be polygamous but that Emma [his wife] should be his alone. He was also narcissistic and unbalanced,… Read More Another (questionable) side of Carl Jung… and Freud too
I think some do. But the idea of a cover, as found in espionage, policing, and organized crime, is always quite conscious. Mad people doing their thing in religion would not be conscious of using religion as a cover because the madperson does not know they are mad. That’s part of a definition of madness.… Read More Snippet – Do insane people use religion as a “cover”?
Dreams containing sex with all its elements and exciting details may seem as a fun and enjoyable story telling when you try to find the meaning of sex dreams. Many dream interpretation sites offer descriptions and interpretations which are promises of finding a sex partner, having flirtatious and uncomplicated sex life and your popularity when… Read More Dreams about sex and sexual activities and how to interpret their meaning
By Alex B From a dream interpretation point of view, interpreting dreams containing snake visions is somewhat difficult to deal with because different cultures treat encountering snake with a variety of meanings and explanations. Dream interpretation therefore is represented by a broad spectrum of deciphering this dream vision: from terrifying promises of immediate threat to… Read More Snakes in a dream: a good chance for self-assessment and finding what it means
This was written as a grad student at the University of Ottawa in 1993. Things have changed a lot since then. I tend to write simpler sentences and my beliefs have evolved. So I post this partly out of nostalgia, and partly for its sound presentation of Jung’s ideas. When citing this essay please use… Read More Ego, Archetype and Self: C. G. Jung and Modernity