Tag Archive: psychology

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…

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…

Home and Archetype: A Review of “At Home in the World”

On February 4, 2011, we have the opportunity to participate on February 4, 2011 in a conference whose outer, visible subject is The Home of C. G. Jung. After reading Hill’s, At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging, I suspect the upcoming conference through the Asheville Jung Center may end up being about our own magnum opus, our home.

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 Female Trickster: A Postmodern, Post-Jungian, Feminist Perspective on a New Archetype

When a new, feminist voice appears on the scene, it deserves to be acknowledged. Tannen’s is a new voice. Listen to some phrases from her book. “Tricksters preside over moments of passage, rupture and transformation”. This is surely not a new idea. But the female trickster embodies “psychological authority, physical agency, and bodily autonomy”. That is a revolutionary idea.

The books scholarship is broad and imposing enough to justify owning it. Tannen has published in areas of feminist legal theory and has an appreciation for how patriarchal structures can subjugate the feminine. But the book is not a political rant nor a stridently feminist treatise. It is however, a well crafted, timely offering to study of archetypal psychology.

Facing Multiplicity 2010 IAAP Congress in Montreal

The 2010 Congress of the IAAP began yesterday. The conference title is FACING MULTIPLICITY and there are topics of wide interest. If you are not familiar with the IAAP a visit to the website is recommended.

The Mythopoetic Path – A Road Less Traveled

There is an age old battle between the rational and irrational, the logical view versus an artistic or symbolic one. Jung talks of a “Mythopoetic Imagination,” which he saw as severely lacking in our modern culture.  It is what often engages us on  the Jungian path, which stands in stark contrast to our daily &…

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….

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…