Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quote of the day

If we do not fashion for ourselves a picture of the world, we do not see ourselves either, who are the faithful reflections of that world. Only when mirrored in our picture of the world can we see ourselves in the round. Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves whole and complete. Never shall we put any face on the world other than our own, and we have to do this precisely in order to find ourselves. For higher than science or art as an end in itself stands man, the creator of his instruments. CW 8 - par 737

Monday, August 30, 2010

Quote of the day

The danger that faces us today is that the whole of reality will be replaced by words. This accounts for that terrible lack of instinct in modern man, particularly the city-dweller. He lacks all contact with life and the breath of nature. He knows a rabbit or a cow only from the illustrated paper, the dictionary, or the movies, and thinks he knows what it is really like--and is then amazed that cowsheds "smell" because the dictionary didn't say so. CW 10 - par 882

Friday, August 27, 2010

Quote of the day

Just as the conscious contents can vanish into the unconscious, other contents can also arise from it. Besides a majority of mere recollections, really new thoughts and creative ideas can appear which have never been conscious before. They grow up from the dark depths like a lotus. CW 18 - par 37f

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Quote of the day

Just as there is a passion that strives for blind unrestricted life, so there there is a passion that would like to sacrifice all life to the spirit because of its superior creative power. This passion turns the spirit into a malignant growth that senselessly destroys human life. CW 8 - par 646

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quote of the day

Dream-analysis stands or falls with the hypothesis of the unconscious. Without it, the dream is a mere freak of nature, a meaningless conglomeration of fragments left over from the day. CW16 - Par 294

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Quote of the day

If you imagine someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his projection, then you get an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick shadow…Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself, and if he only learns to deal with his own shadow he has done something real for the world. He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic, unsolved social problems of our day. CW11 – par 140

Monday, August 9, 2010

Public Program

Wednesday, August 11, 2010; 07:30PM - 09:30PM

Four, Part IV:
A Reflection on the Wholeness of Nature

Presented by Christophe Le Mouël, Ph.D.

Drawing from Jungian psychology and quantum physics, we will complete our reflection on the wholeness of nature by presenting a model which articulates both psyche and matter. Following the motif of the Four in dreams, we will focus on the ways in which this symbol expresses both a containing quality as well as what von Franz referred to as the "total reality." A brief review of Parts 1, 2, and 3 will be included at the beginning of the lecture.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe a model of wholeness based on Jung's concept of Unus Mundus
  • Describe how the symbol of the Four can manifest in one's personal life
  • Give an example of the symbol of the Four as it appears in nature or the collective unconscious

Pre-registered: $25.00 | At Door: $30.00 | 2 hours CE, CN, APA available

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Quote of the day

“Reflection” should be understood not simply as an act of thought, but rather as an attitude. It is a privilege born of human freedom in contradistinction to the compulsion of natural law. As the word itself testifies (“reflection” mean literally “bending back”), reflection is a spiritual act that runs counter to the natural process… It should, therefore, be understood as an act of becoming conscious. CW11–235n

Friday, August 6, 2010

Quote of the day

Our consciousness does not create itself—it wells up from unknown depths. In childhood it awakens gradually, and all through life it wakes each morning out of the depths of sleep from an unconscious condition. CW 11 – par 935

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quote of day

There is a thinking in primordial images, in symbols which are older than the historical man, which are inborn in him from the earliest times, and, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche. It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them. CW 8 – par 794

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quote of the day

If there was a time when self-reflection was the absolutely necessary and only right thing, it is now, in our present catastrophic epoch. Yet whoever reflects upon himself is bound to strike upon the frontiers of the unconscious, which contains what above all else he needs to know. CW 7 – par 4

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Public Program

Exploring the Musical Unconscious

Presented by Rich Ryan, Ph.D.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010; 07:30PM - 09:30PM

Both Freud and Jung found music to be emotionally confusing, and neither ever explored music as a pathway to the deep unconscious. However, late in life Jung met a music therapist who demonstrated her work with patients by playing for and with Jung. He became very excited, stating, "This opens up whole new avenues of research I'd never dreamed of….This reaches the deep archetypal material that we can only sometimes reach in our analytical work with patients. This is most remarkable." Since then, much research has been done on the psychological aspects of music and its use in healing. Attendees will have the opportunity to access and engage the musical unconscious.

Pre-registered: $25.00 | At Door: $30.00
Continuing Education: 2 hours CE, CN, APA available, see Continuing Education page
Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Lecture Room, see Contact Us page
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Quote of the day

From the sacrifice we gain ourselves--our "self"--for we have only what we give. CW 11 - par 398

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quote of the day

Reverence for the great mysteries of nature, which the language of religion seeks to express in symbols hallowed by their antiquity, profound significance, and beauty, will not suffer from the extension of psychology to this domain, to which science has hitherto found no access. We only shift the symbols back a little, shedding a little light on their darker reaches, but without succumbing to the erroneous notion that we have created more than merely a new symbol for the same enigma that perplexed all ages before us. CW 6 – par 428