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Pop Psychology? Jungian Concepts in Popular Music: The Shadow

“The shadow personifies everything that the subject refuses to acknowledge about himself and yet is always thrusting itself upon him directly or indirectly.” (C.G. Jung) Part 1: Death's “Sacred Serenity” Heavy metal is caricatured and even promoted as being anti-religious because of the aggressively iconoclastic posturing of many of its…

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Pure Food and Alchemy: Salt Lake City Transmuted into a Night of Swiss Revelry

The Jung Society of Utah will hold its Second Annual Fundraising dinner Alchemy, Art and Food on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in the Odd Fellows Hall, (26 W Market Street, Salt Lake City).  The dinner will be a wonderful opportunity for all those who have interest in psychology, philosophy, myth,…

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Pop Psychology? Jung’s Concepts in Rush’s “Animate”  

Popular music is not generally known for its intellectual brilliance, but there is some music that expresses rational and rigorous reflection and specifically addresses psychological concepts. The turn of the decade from the 1960s to the 1970s gave birth to progressive rock and heavy metal alike, two strange products of…

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Lucky Season Seven Will Sizzle!

In the gambling world, religious world, and everything in between, the number 7 is considered magical and lucky. And that's what we're counting on for the 7th season of the Jung Society of Utah! The fall of 2015 begins our magical seventh season of presenting thought-provoking Jungian-oriented presentations and workshops.…

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Mandalas: Symbols of the Self

“I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, a mandala, which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time… Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is: … the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well, is harmonious.” -…

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