Quotes from, ‘The Symbolic Life’

Photo: Symbolic alchemical watercolour drawings. This file comes from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom. Jung, C. G. (1977). The Symbolic Life: Miscellaneous Writings. (G. Adler & R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. Quotes on Symbolic Life You find the least…

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Quotes from, ‘Two Essays on Analytical Psychology’

sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 – 1912), Unconscious Rivals, 1893. Photo Credit: Bequest of Jessie and Robert bromhead, 1935 Quotes from: Jung, C. G. (1972). Two Essays on Analytical Psychology. (G. Adler & R. F. C. Hull, Trans.) (0002- edition). New York: Princeton University Press. Effects of the unconscious upon consciousness Repression is a process that begins in…

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“Golden Earth Covered in Flowers”

This month, April 2015, features a flower calendar – the golden mother earth covered in flowers. Spring is here in sunny California and the flowers are blooming. Enjoy! If you love this image, you can also purchase it as a print, canvas, or even a household item, like a pillow, leggings or tote bag over at…

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Quotes from; The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature

Photo Credit JUNG, C. G. (1967). Spirit of Man in Art and Literature. London: ROUTLEDGE. On the relation of analytical psychology to poetry Only that aspect of art which consists in the process of artistic creation can be a subject for psychological study, but not that which constitutes it’s essential nature. The question of what…

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Quotes about the Muse (Artist and Muse)

Photo Credit Forster, J. (2007). Muses: Revealing the Nature of Inspiration. Harpenden, Herts: Oldcastle Books. Inspiration can motivate people to carry out feats of imaginative brilliance, to invent entirely new ways of perceiving the world and to create breathtaking works of art, literature or music. And, in the realm of inspiration, one thing is certain –…

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Quotes from, The Rebirth of the Hero: Mythology as a Guide to Spiritual Transformation

Photo Credit The modern world is facing unique challenges as technology and science reconfigure the structure of culture all over the globe. I think that new communication technologies allow a person to create and connect with niche communities in a way that was not possible before. These new communities, thanks to technologies, are breaking apart…

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Quotes from Memories, Dreams, and Reflections – C. G. Jung

Photo Credit Jung is bottom right corner of photo. I would describe Jung’s Number 1 personality as the ego and Number 2 as the unconscious. Together these two represent the whole psyche and both personalities make up one’s total brain being – each part observing and informing the other. Personality Number 1 is different from Number…

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Quotes on Complexes, focus on the artist and positive mother

Assiniboin mother and child – Photo Credit Ideally we see our parents as human beings – with all the same issues as every other person on earth. In this article I look at how a positive mother complex is reflected in the life of author Robert E. Howard in the film about his life called, The Whole Wide World. Followed by…

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Quotes from, Legend of a Suicide, by David Vann

“Watching the dark shadow moving before him, it seemed as if this were what he had felt for a long time, that his father was something insubstantial before him and that if he were to look away for an instant or forget or not follow fast enough and will him to be there, he might…

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