Coming Together

I spent a good week at the campus at Pacifica and found that the information presented there was very clearing. It provided me a way to ask questions about topics I was wondering about, and the mechanisms which make consciousness and the human experience of psychology, and get those answers that I desired. Really it was too much to even write down and getting home I felt a sudden sense of a hangover from the overload that took place. In vain I tried to write down all my ideas and even now over a week later I find myself still unable to express the number of connections that were made inside of myself as the concepts started to come together. It made me realize how little I know about things but that through experience I started to build an internal model that works for me. I see now that we are all living our own dream, and that the real purpose is to not tell someone else the dream they are having but to understand our own.

The Century of the Self

One of this week’s videos which are an important view into how the American culture was formed into being the way it is today. Though many people may see this as being a bad thing (consumerism, addiction to things) it also has another trait to it. The intention of all this was to create a way for people to spend excess energy and time to stop another world war. So far it has achieved its goal, though we still have wars and people dying all the time, but with anything repressed, it must come out at one point. Maybe that is what we are starting to see today, an explosive release of our shadows repressed by consumerism for so many years.

Readings Reviewed

  • Shamdasani, S. (2003). Jung and the making of modern psychology: The dream of a science. Chapter 3, pp. 179-270 (91 pages).

  • Johnson, R. (2009). Inner work: Using dreams and active imagination for personal growth. Chapter 2, pp. 65-96 (31 pages). 


Readings Reviewed

  • Jung, C. G. (1983). The Essential Jung, A. Storr (Ed.), pp. 65-85 (20 pages)
  • Whitmont, E. C. (1969). The Symbolic Quest, pp. 73-137 (64 pages) 
  • Jacobi, J. (1959). Complex, Archetype, Symbol, pp. 31-73 (43 pages)