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Blog- Amanda Butler

Anima, Animus, and the Magical Other

“When animus and anima meet, the animus draws his sword of power and the anima ejects her poison of illusion and seduction. The outcome need not always be negative, since the two are equally likely to fall in love (a special instance of love at first sight).” - C.G. Jung…

Projection: You Are My Mirror and I Am Yours

“Projections change the world into the replica of one’s own unknown face.” - C.G. Jung Projections are images we have of others, which are generated by the psyche and based in our own fears, desires, impulses, and unresolved issues, most of which are unconscious. Jung wrote, “We must bear in…

Embodiment: The Body as a Gateway to Presence

Erin Geesaman Rabke and Carl Rabke met in their early 20s when they both worked at the Oasis Cafe. In their first conversation they discovered that they had both been walking very similar paths—including practicing in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and studying Tai Chi and Yoga. After a few years…

Love and Individuation

"Nothing is possible without love…for love puts one in a mood to risk everything.” - C.G. Jung Carl Jung used the term individuation to describe the “process of integrating the conscious with the unconscious for the purpose of realizing or fulfilling one's talents and potentialities.” Individuation usually begins with a…

Jung and the Inner World

“This inner world is truly infinite, in no way poorer than the outer one. Man lives in two worlds.” - C.G. Jung In Carl Jung’s memoir, he wrote of experiencing an “other,” inner reality, in addition to the outer world. He believed in balancing identification with the external world by…

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