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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Possessed by a Flower God

About a decade ago, I became aware of some tendencies in my creative process that were both confusing and disturbing. In this paper, I attempt to explain a mysterious pattern in my creative experience by using a few concepts articulated by the psychologist Carl Jung. By analyzing my creative behaviors through the lens of Dr.…

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Quotes from, The Portable Jung

Jung, C. G. (1976). The Portable Jung. (R. F. C. Hull, Trans., J. Campbell, Ed.). New York: Penguin Books. Chapter 2: The structure of the Psyche My point of view is naturally a psychological one, and moreover that of a practicing psychologist whose task it is to find the quickest road through the chaotic muddle…

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Quotes from Man and His Symbols (parts 1 and 3)

Part 1 – Approaching the unconscious – Carl G. Jung The sign is always less than the concept it represents, while the symbol always stands for something more than its obvious and immediate meaning. p.41 There are many symbols, however (among them the most important), that are not individual but collective in their nature and…

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The Expressive Power of Archetypes

I have just started a new class at Pacifica Graduate Institute, The Expressive Power of Archetypes, with Jim Kline, Ph.D. From the course description: This course begins with an overview of archetypal theory, and then turns toward an examination of art and cultural artifacts which express archetypal themes. Particular emphasis is placed on the archetypes of the Artist…

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Liberty and Death: Connecting Washington and Shakespeare Through a Short Film

My film, Earth Mother, Sky God Weep for Tragic Love, is an animated story inspired in general by Shakespeare’s tragic love stories and specifically by the final scene of Romeo and Juliet. The film I made speaks about love and death in a new way by comparing Shakespeare’s drama to American art history and asking…

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