Carl Gustav Jung





             Carl Gustav Jung,  (b. 26 July 1875  -  d. 6 June 1961),  was  a  Swiss  psychiatrist

             and sychotherapist who founded analytical psychology.   His work has been   influential

             not  only  in  psychiatry  but  also  in philosophy, anthropology,  archaeology,  literature,

             and religious  studies.    He  was  a  prolific writer,  though many of his works were not

             published until after his death. Jung considered individuation  to be the central process

             of  human  development.   The central concept of analytical  psychology is individuation

             --the psychological  process of integrating the opposites, including  the conscious with

             the unconscious,  while  still  maintaining  their relative autonomy.   Jung created some

             of the best known psychological concepts, including Jungian archetypes, the  collective 

             unconscious, the  psychological complex, and extraversion and introversion. 

             (Wikipedia-Carl Jung)

             C.  G.  Jung  was  one  of  the  creators  of modern  depth psychology,  which seeks to

             facilitate a conversation with  the  unconscious energies which move through each  of

             us.  He contributed many  ideas which continue to inform  contemporary life:  complex, 

             archetype, persona,  shadow, anima and  animus,  personality  typology,  dream  inter-

             pretation,  individuation,  and  many  other  ideas.   He had  a deep appreciation  of  our

             creative  life  and  considered  spirituality  a  central  part  of  the  human journey.  His

             method of interpretation of  symbolic expression not only deepens  our  understanding

             of  personal  material,  opening  the  psychodynamics  of our personal biographies and

             dreams, but  the deeper,  collective  patterns  which  develop  with in  culture as  well. 

             In his memoir,  Memories,  Dreams,  Reflections, Jung wrote  that meaning comes when

             people feel they are living the symbolic life, that they  are  actors  in the divine drama. 

             That  gives the only meaning to  human  life;   everything  else  is  banal  and  you  can

             dismiss it.   A career, producing of  children, are all maya  (illusion)  compared  to  that

               one thing, that your life if meaningful.                                 (James Hollis-December 2013)          

                   "The world will ask you who you are, and if you don't know the world

           will tell you."                                                               - C. G. Jung - 

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