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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…

Myths That Shape Our Lives: The Home as Fortress – Part 2 

In the first part of this essay we took a brief look at the roots of this myth and its power, in this area in particular. It's time to give some consideration to the ills this myth is working in Utah. The pioneers who settled in this area were driven…

Myths That Shape Our Lives: The Home as Fortress – Part 1 

People live in pursuit of fantasies and motivated by myths. I see myth as deeper and stronger than fantasy, but they permeate each other. How do fantasies and myths shape Utah and the people and cultures that occupy it? All around we see evidence of how inner life drives the…

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