COALESCING OF AN ENANTIODROMIA
COALESCING OF AN ENANTIODROMIA
Posted 25 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 135 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 159 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 266 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 275 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
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Jung’s Betrayal of Father Victor White (Catholic Priest)

Image via Wikipedia This week’s blog is the conclusion of Murray Stein’s lecture on Betrayal, given at Jungian Odyssey 2010.  In it he looks at the intense friendship and later dramatic breakup of Carl Jung and Father Victor White. If you watch the performance of The Jung-White Letters (now available on DVD), featuring Paul Brutsche…

The Age of the Holy Spirit: Transcending the polarities of God the Father and God the Son

We recently released a powerful theatrical drama of Carl Jung and Victor White wrestling profoundly with the natures of God, satan, good and evil. http://ashevillejungcenter.org/dvd-store/  The 90 minute dramatic piece is followed by 2 hours of Dr. Murray Stein lecturing on these topics out of Zurich.  In this weeks 7 minute video blog below, Dr….

Wilderness of Childhood: Adventure and Creativity

The Wilderness of Childhood may be the source of our creativity. The adventure and danger a child experiences when adults are not around may be vital for the proper unfolding of an adventurous, creative spirit. Our care and attention to children these days may have an unintended effect of stifling the adventure of childhood that occurs in the Wilderness.

Betrayal: A Way to Wisdom? -by Murray Stein

Betrayal is a hard topic to look at and hold onto for any length of time.  It engenders some  of our most intense emotions.  In this week’s blog, Murray Stein dives into the Christian Scripture and how it deals with betrayal in the Book of Job and the Gospel story.  The following is an excerpt…

Missed It By That Much

In yesterday’s Red Book conference Dr. Stein suggested that in Jung’s later years Jung stated that he did not “believe” but he “knew”. This may reflect Jung’s integration of the figure of Philemon a sort of prophet with whom he had engaged in fertile relationship for years. Dr. Stein connected his ideas about Jung’s mature faith to the modern theological trend known collectively as “Process Theology”. Sadly, Jung will not allow himself to recover the childlike realms of faith by offering a complete surrender. It is tempting to wonder what might have occurred if Jung had descended one additional millimeter. It is in that final millimeter that Jung reveals a profound struggle.

Jung’s Shattering Midlife Crisis: A Man’s Plunge into “The Way.”

Jung’s escalating conflict with Freud drives him to the conclusion that his life is dramatically off course and needs imminent change.   In 1913 Jung drops most all of his professional positions and prestige and enters a dark encounter with his soul. Watch this 8 minute video where Dr. Stein describes Jung’s wrestling with his…

Pathways to the Personal & Collective

Recent discussion about the movie AVATAR conducted in an online forum led me to the following thoughts. What other films, pieces of literature, poetry, paintings or sculpture, or music that others have encountered that touched a plucked a chord in you while also making a “collective” chord vibrate?

What’s in Your “Red Book”?

The Red Book was one man’s (Jung’s) effort to plum his own depths. This is an invitation. If you feel so moved, share an excerpt from your personal “Red Book”.

Special Relativity for Psychotherapy

Einstein’s relativity has something to offer us in our work as therapists. We do well to remember that our frame of reference shapes what we observe. When we adhere too dogmatically to a theory, any theory, we may limit ourselves. Share your thoughts about how you maintain a stance with clients while remaining open to the numinous experience that occurs in therapy.

Sizing up a Client’s Inner Potential in the First Encounter

In Today’s blog Dr.  Murray Stein describes some of what’s going through a Jungian clinician’s mind in the first encounter with another… When Jungian psychotherapists face patients for the first time, they try to size them up. One listens to that first outpouring of narrative, of confession or complaint, with an ear cocked to tone….