Tag Archive: depth psychology

Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair

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 July 27, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 PM the Asheville Jung Center will be presenting a conference titled, Art and Psyche: A  Jungian Exploration  with Murray Stein, Linda…

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…

Ecopsychology: Revisioning Ourselves and the World

The upcoming seminar on Ecopsychology is timely. Ecopsychology is a nascent field that seeks to restore our connection to the world. It raises questions about the boundaries and focus psychology should have.

The Alchemy of the Black Swan: Nina’s Magnum Opus

Len’s posting last week about the film the Black Swan addresses not only an aspect of the protagonist’s nature, the pursuit of perfection, but it also reflect’s our society’s addiction to perfection. We not only want perfection, we want a shortcut to get there. Over the last few months postings on this blog regarding the…

Fall Conference in New Mexico: “Civilization in Transition”

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”  – Proverbs Civilization in Transition: Jungian Presence in Creative World Change. Carl Jung foresaw a change in world order that he believed was a “spiritual transformation” in civilization. Aware of both its dangers and positive potential, he spoke of it in Civilization in Transition, part of which…

Architecture of the Soul: Inner and Outer Structures of C. G. Jung

The House of C.G.Jung completes a trilogy that began with Memories, Dreams, and Reflections and continued with the 2010 release of The Red Book. Six authors collaborated on the text of this beautiful book that belongs somewhere between an art book, a architecture and fenestra into the mind of Carl and Emma Jung.

Eating “The Book of Symbols”

The Asheville Jung Center would like to thank Thomas Singer, M.D. for allowing us to republish his captivating review of The Book of Symbols in our blog. (Thomas Singer, M.D. is a psychiatrist and Jungian psychoanalyst with particular interests in contemporary political and social movements. He has written and/or edited several books including the newly…

The Original Graphic Novel: The Sungod’s Journey Through the Netherworld

Don’t miss the chance to register for the Asheville Jung Center’s conference, “Symbols of Individuation in Religion and Mythology: The Case of Egypt.” Schweizer authored a book, “The Sungod’s Journey Through the Netherworld: Reading the Ancient Egyptian Amduat”. Deeply woven into our biology and psychology is the drama of the nightly descent of the sun. Our own solar consciousness departs each night. This most ordinary matter of the sun setting and rising again is the backdrop of a drama the Egyptians told as the original graphic novel.

Projections & Introjections in Global Politics: Obama, da Silva, Merkel, Sarkozy, Berlusconi, Mandela

Political figures who are charismatic and able to resonate with individual & cultural complexes are likely to activate processes of projection and introjection in the individual. These forces may illuminate unconscious material and facilitate its integration into the personality. But it is also possible for political figures to become targets of our projections and also possible for us to introject aspects of these figures into our personalities without having authentic encounters with the Self.

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”.