Janus in Zürich
Janus in Zürich:
Posted 210 days ago

Dr. Steve Buser and I have been treated to an extraordinary five days in Zürich, Switzerland. The collage above was created from two photos captured while on a long bicycle…

Janus in Zürich:
Mother-Daughter Relationships: Thoughts for Mother's Day
Mother-Daughter Relationships: Thoughts for M…
Posted 218 days ago

“The mother – daughter relationship is one of the most vital of all human relationships, resolving itself into the relationship each woman has not only to her mother, but also…

Mother-Daughter Relationships: Thoughts for M…
Posted 263 days ago

Collective Values In the Cadillac-Ford Ad War
Len Cruz

Recent advertisements by Cadillac and Ford caught my attention partly because when advertisers begin waging ad wars like these, there are reasons to…

Bud Harris
Dying into Life
Posted 373 days ago

By Bud Harris Ph.D. and Massimilla Harris Ph.D.

“Does our essence live on after death?” was a compelling question asked during the Asheville Jung Center’s webinar on “Re-visioning the Dead, Alive…

Dying into Life
Confessions of a Reluctant Jungian
Confessions of a Reluctant Jungian
Posted 396 days ago

Further Reflections on "Rilke: Poetry and Alchemy
Len Cruz
If I Ain’t Jungian
(Adapted by Len Cruz with permission from If I Ain’t African by Glenis Redmond.  Her poem is printed below.)
If I ain’t…

Confessions of a Reluctant Jungian

A Look at Eternity through the Maya concept of Time and Reality

2012  Maya prophecy

Why all the fuss about the end of the world on December 21, 2012? And what do the Maya and Jung have to say about it?   By: Nancy Swift Furlotti  Do we really believe the end of the world is upon us at the end of this year? It is true that our world feels…

9/11 and Building Bridges


It’s been 11 years since 9-11 and in that period of time it seems there has been little progress made toward bridging the enormous divides that existed and possibly contributed to the iconic images the world recorded on that fateful Tuesday.  If some of those responsible for flying airplanes into the Twin Towers of the…

Touching the Unspeakable Nightmare – A Must See Film.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

I just finished viewing the film We Have to Talk About Kevin.  I watched the film primarily out of obligation as we are about to host a seminar on it.  I knew nothing about it, other than Dan Ross was moved by it and wanted to lead a seminar about “the Predator.”  I was absolutely…

Preparation for “Stalking the Predator”

Blue Beard

The predator emerges often in unlikely places.  Sometimes it emerges in people we least suspected and we may ask ourselves why we didn’t catch that or ask, “How could I have missed that?”  We always seem shocked and we try to put the blame on someone or something, our mental health care system or, dare…


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Neuroscience, Complexity, Chaos, Fractal Geometry, Self-Organization, Emergence, and Jung are explored in the Asheville Jung Center conference “Jung and Neuroscience”. Seven years ago, I enrolled in a college math class at UNC Asheville. I had been unable to crack the code and learn Fractal Geometry on my own (click on this link for a fascinating…

Art and Psyche in the City

New York, New York JULY 19-22, 2012 An International Conference Organized by the Art and Psyche Working Group Sponsored by the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, the International Association for Analytical Psychology and the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism Cosponsored and Hosted by New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development: Department of…

Layers of Relationship: The Jung-Kirsch Letters

There are many reasons to read The Jung-Kirsch Letters : The Correspondence of C.G. Jung and James Kirsch edited by Dr. Ann Lammers and to attend the conference from the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco on April 28 2012.  The book is a trove of historical documents that evoke a sense of how Dr….

Bias, Trayvon Martin, and Undercurrents in American Society

Bias, Trayvon Martin, and Undercurrents in American Society Len Cruz, MD “Every man has reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone but only his friends. He has other matters in his mind which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But there are other things…

Placing Psyche: The Future of Psychology

 The White Man’s Burden Rudyard Kipling Take up the White Man’s burden– Send forth the best ye breed– Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild– Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child. Take up the White Man’s burden– In patience to…

First Webinar on the Film “A Dangerous Method” Wednesday (2/8/12) by Daniel Ross

I am looking forward to our seminar and discussion tomorrow night.  The blog has served, for the last several weeks, as an extraordinary guide through this amazing story of Carl Jung, Sabina Spielrein and Sigmund Freud which the film depicts.  I will be pulling from the blog ideas, insights, approaches and hopefully some of the passion…