Category Archives: Individuation, Personal Growth and Transformation

COALESCING OF AN ENANTIODROMIA

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 conclude that tow distinct polarities have coalesced in our collective unconscious.[i]  Apple exploiting dystopian view alluding to Orwell’s work reminded me of…

Confessions of a Reluctant Jungian

551-12.jpg

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 Jungian someone tell my soul to stop sounding an ancient meditation bell. If I ain’t Jungian someone tell that woman in…

Lifting the Veil: A Book Review

LIFTING THE VEIL Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Fisher King Press; First edition (June 1, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1926715756     Lifting the Veil is an ambitious effort to describe “how cultural wounds and archetypal defenses of the group spirit, be they Middle East or of the Western powers, add to the spirit of the age…

The Individuation of God: Book Review By Leonard Cruz

Individuation of God

The Individuation of God: Integrating Science and Religion Peter B Todd A book review By Leonard Cruz, M.D. , M.E. Erit in omnibus in Omnia Deus (God may become all in and through all) The Phenomenon of Man Pierre Telihard de Chardin Click Here for Peter Todd’s interview with Dr. Rachael Kohn Quantum mechanics, depth…

Depth Psychology Alliance Interview with Barry Spector

Bonnie Bright and the Depth Psychology Alliance have blessed us again.  Bonnie’s interview with Barry Spector is extraordinary, timely,  and should not be missed.  It can be downloaded or listened to at this LINK. Spector’s mythopoetic  voice and message was a sort of chimera blending a trumpet rallying me to battle and a didgeridoo calling…

9/11 and Building Bridges

WTC

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…

SELF SIMILARITY, SELF ORGANIZATION, AND THE NEUROSCIENCE OF SELF

Pic 1

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…

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….

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…

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…