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Book Review: Knowledge in a Nutshell: Carl Jung

“To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is” 1 - C.G. Jung Knowledge in a Nutshell: Carl Jung provides an introduction to Jung's in an easy-to-understand format. “Jungian psychology is something that we do,”…

Fall

Autumn...Fall. Really the perfect word for this season and the many  invitations to FALL - to let go, that this time of year naturally brings. It seems to me we are in a major cycle of death and endings. That we are all having our feet held to the fire…

Active Imagination and the Transcendent Function – Part 2

See Part 1 here. We tend to be binary creatures. Do we like “this” or “that”? Is “this” the safest way or is “that”? Our brains learn through binary processes, and our ego tends to process this way as well. Polarity. Are we included or excluded, cool or a dork,…

Active Imagination and the Transcendent Function: A Moving Experience – Part 1

These are big concepts with whole books written about them. Jung and others have given us the gift of articulating them throughout their life work, explicating meaning and filling out the picture of these concepts. I like the idea of boiling them down to an essential seed thought – to…

The Imaginal, The Body & The Butterfly

Let's first define the Imaginal: Henry Corbin post dated Carl Jung, and coined the term Imaginal from his work as an interpreter of Islamic thought and poetry. Corbin describes the Imaginal Realm (mundus imaginalis) as holding images, stories, dream figures, embodied imagery and movements that come to us from some…

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