The Universal Ouroboros

This was one of the first sites I returned to again and again in the early days of the net. I haven't revisited it for years, but came across the link in one of my old blogs, and realised I'd been lucky to find these reference to the Ouroboros in the years before the net … Continue reading The Universal Ouroboros

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Trickster Times

A fascinating interpretation! "Facing and integrating the Shadow is a necessary part of what Jung called individuation: the lifelong process of psychological integration, as the individual strives to become whole. As for the person, so for the culture. Identify the contemporary Trickster(s), and you’ll discover the nature of the contemporary cultural Shadow. It’s anger, hate, … Continue reading Trickster Times

The Opposite of Love Is Power… Not Hatred – C.G. Jung | Dr. Peter Milhado

By Peter Milhado PHD on March 9, 2014   There are two kinds of suffering.  Suffering imposed on us by the outside and suffering created by ourselves.  All we can do with suffering imposed by the outside is share it in the human family and show compassion, love and empathy for those who’ve been hurt.  … Continue reading The Opposite of Love Is Power… Not Hatred – C.G. Jung | Dr. Peter Milhado

Jung’s Active Imagination | Reality Sandwich

"More abstractly,  it's a method of consciously entering into a dialogue with the unconscious, which triggers the transcendent function, a vital shift in consciousness, brought about through the union of the conscious and unconscious minds. Unexpected insights and self-renewal are some of the results of the transcendent function. It achieves what I call that elusive … Continue reading Jung’s Active Imagination | Reality Sandwich

Walking in Two Worlds – a letter from Carl G Jung to Edward Thornton

20th July 1958 Dear Edward, The question you asked me is -I'm afraid- beyond my competence. It is a question of fate in which you should not be influenced by any outer arbitrary influence. As a rule I am all for walking in two worlds at once since we are gifted with two legs, remembering … Continue reading Walking in Two Worlds – a letter from Carl G Jung to Edward Thornton

You Who Never Arrived by Rainer Maria Rilke

I was introduced to the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke through his Duino Elegies, as analysed by James Hollis in his book "The Archetypal Imagination". Hollis is a Jungian analyst, and the chapter on Rilke begins with Hollis writing: "What we wish most to know, most desire, remains unknowable and lies beyond our grasp. In … Continue reading You Who Never Arrived by Rainer Maria Rilke

Pursuing Inner Images

"The power of Abraxas is twofold. You cannot see it, because in your eyes the opposition of this power seems to cancel it out."   Seven Sermons to the Dead is a text written in 1916 by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and ascribed to the gnostic teacher Basilides. Somewhat in the style of the … Continue reading Pursuing Inner Images