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Dreams and art For contemporary men and women Edinger believes the encounter with the self is euivalent to the discovery Ego and PDFEPUB or of God The result of the dialogue between the ego and the archetypal image of God is an experience that dramatically changes the individual's worldview and makes possible. Incredible Way Jung s collective unconscious is like sci fi Understand myth and much of humanities images and stories Think adventure Read Inuire Explore Open and Grow Unavoidable and powerful

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Ego and Archetype Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche

A new and meaningful way of lifeEdward F Edinger MD a founding member of the CG Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology in New York is the author of many books on Jungian psychology including The and Archetype Individuation PDF #204 Eternal Drama and Anatomy of the Psyche Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherap. Every few months my boyfriend and I pick a book we ve liked for each other to read This was his pick I m a fiction reader almost exclusively so philosophical analysis was definitely a uniue read for meThis is a description and analysis of Jung s philosophical work The focus is on ego and Self ie man and God and how this pair interplays in Christian ancient Greek alchemical and other archetypal images stories and symbols The book also features a lot of analysis of patients dreams The author described the path we are all on moving from unconscious ego identification with the self to conscious rejection of the Self andor ego to as the ultimate nearly unachievable goal conscious ego identification with the self Meanings of numbers 12345712 3 as masculine 4 as feminine and the sun masculine heat and moon feminine coolSome of the Christian analysis made sense Christ as the ultimate individuated ego for example as he is both God and man I didn t buy all of the interpretations of biblical stories though For example Edinger and Jung argues that when the Bible says giving to the poor is giving to God this means we have to consciously accept all aspects of our personality including those we don t like to achieve individuation I think it just means we should help those less fortunate out of love and compassion I enjoyed reading the section about sacrifice and how in the Old Testament man sacrificed to God other people animals etc but in the New Testament Jesus as God sacrificed to man I also found the word fourness in the book which is a fun wordThemes ego consciousness psychology counseling dream interpretation Christianity alchemy philosophy symbols

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This book is about the individual's journey to Archetype Individuation ePUB #185 psychological wholeness known in analytical psychology as the process of individuation Edward Edinger traces the stages in this process and relates them to the search for meaning through encounters with symbolism in religion myth. My initial attraction to Jung and the Jungians was twofold First Jung himself seemed to intelligently address what I was experiencing under the influence of psychedelic drugs Second he seemed to offer some insight into religion the Christian versions of which had surrounded and confounded me since childhoodIn fact Jung has much to offer in both of these regards He was in the old CIA phrase experienced as regards hallucinagens and he did have a hermeneutical talent for translating religion into modern secular language his father having been a pastorThe language he chose to utilize at the outset of his professional career was that of psychiatry and this association as well as my own unhappinesses led me to embark on a decade of its study The result was somewhat disenchanting I had hoped for science for convincing proofs and research programmes but I had found in the literature of depth psychology the waters Jung swam in little of that Instead what I found in both his own analytical psychology and in Freud s psychoanalysis were ideologies ideologies with a certain power and relevance to many but without the power to compel the assent of outsiders Both sciences were pseudo scientific in that there was little emphasis on objectivity and too much skewing to the personal terms of their founders It should however be noted that modern American psychoanalysis because of its commitment to medical models and training is not entirely subject to such criticismJung s personality had an immense influence on his system and on his followers Much of the literature has a hagiographic character when the great man is mentioned and the study of his biography is a substantial portion of what passes for training in analytical psychology Therapy aims towards recreating Jung s truths in the experience and personality of the analysand Since this often happens and people continue to spend enormous amounts on such treatment Jung s theories are proven but only in the very weak sense of William James will to believeMy own encounter with depth psychology and with Jung doubtless shaped me to some extent It certainly did give me insights into what might be going on in religion in art and in the eccentricities of those deemed psychotic Perhaps it was worth all the time and the effort to achieve such thingsEdinger s book is a treatment of Jung s developmental theory what he termed individuation and what I have implicitly criticized above The emphasis of individuation theory is on later life adulthood through old age stages of life not much addressed by classical psychoanalysis


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  1. says:

    A Jungian therapist I talked with about this book encouraged me to pay special attention to the Ego Self Axis con

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    The Bollingen stone carved by Jung The World Soul by Robert Fludd; “The Anima as personification of the ego Self axis transmits guidance and support to the ego from the archetypal psyche” Jacob's ladder by William BlakeThe Self is the ordering unifying center of the total psyche conscious and unconscious just as the ego is the center of the conscious personality The ego is the seat of the subjective identity while

  3. says:

    My initial attraction to Jung and the Jungians was twofold First Jung himself seemed to intelligently address what I was experiencing

  4. says:

    What a rich reading Edinger really breaks down individuation and integrates powerful support direct from various texts of Jung What stands out to me is Edinger's examination at what the individual faces in dreams the shadow and throug

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    This is not one of the beginners guides that throw all the theories at you in a short space of time resulting in information overload It is a lucid attempt at getting to the core of the matter in hand concerning itself with the development of the relationship between the Ego and the Self which lies at the heart of the problems that manifest

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    Incredible Way Jung's collective unconscious is like sci fi Understand myth and much of humanities images and stories Think adventure Read In

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    I just started reading this book and am only up to page 51 but I am absolutely loving it so far It really breaks down our growth process in a way that is very relateable and understandable In my opinion its theory's fit so well wit

  8. says:

    Every few months my boyfriend and I pick a book we've liked for each other to read This was his pick I'm a fiction reader almost exclusively

  9. says:

    This is definitely a classic in Jungian Studies but in re reading it I am struck by what a completely patriarchal and masculine view Edward Edinger takes This is of course due in large part to the time it was written but it's also due to the fact that when he discusses religion he almost completely means Christianity with a dash of

  10. says:

    Such a great book though not an easy read at all