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Blog- Amanda Butler

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Travel and Individuation

“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” - T.S. Eliot When I return home from traveling, my house always looks different. Intellectually I know that everything is just as…

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Individuation and the Unlived Life of the Parents

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.” - C.G. Jung My dad has always existed for me in the space between "here" and "gone." He was always around, but only rarely has he been truly present in my…

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Theresa Holleran on The Shadow Dance of the Feminine and Masculine

When Theresa Holleran was in her early thirties, she read the Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation, and discovered the work of Jungian Analyst, Marion Woodman. Her dream world and creativity was profoundly enlivened with new images and inspirations. In her twenties she had been an activist in the Women’s…

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Dreams, Art, and the Unconscious: A Jungian Perspective

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” - C.G. Jung Carl Jung saw both dreams and art (including paintings and poetry) as expressions of the unconscious. Of dreams he wrote, “The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest…

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Loneliness and Solitude: A Jungian View

“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself.” - C.G. Jung Loneliness can be described as “perceived social isolation, or the discrepancy between what you want from your social relationships and your perception of those…

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