Posted 21 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 131 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 155 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
The Entangled State of God and Humanity
The Entangled State of God and Humanity
Posted 262 days ago

Peter B. Todd
(Author: The Individuation of God) 

Click Here to Watch a Video interview with Peter Todd

(Click Here for the Full 45 Minute Video)

Contributions from archetypal depth psychology, quantum physics…

The Entangled State of God and Humanity
Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair
Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair
Posted 271 days ago

Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair

Len Cruz, MD, ME

“The more I am spent, ill, a broken pitcher, by so much more am I an artist.”      - Vincent van Gogh

On Saturday…

Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair

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…

A Woman Shall Lead Them: The Feminine in “A Dangerous Method”

Jung and Spielrein

And a Woman Shall Lead Them The Feminine in A Dangerous Method By Len Cruz, MD A Dangerous Method is one of the best psychological film portrayals of the feminine I have seen in a very long time.  Knowing many of the historical elements that director David Cronenberg smoothly wove together in a 95 minute…

Broad National Release this Friday for “A Dangerous Method”

The long awaited Hollywood film about Carl Jung titled “A Dangerous Method” is scheduled to enter broad release across the nation this Friday, January 27, 2012. The Asheville Jung Center will be hosting 2 seminars on it; a 2 hour webinar on February 8th and a 3 hour Zurich based seminar on March 8th.  Do…