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    A Jungian therapist I talked with about this book encouraged me to pay special attention to the Ego Self Axis concept that it presents I can see the importance Having just finished though my mind is still into the last section a study from ancient alchemical texts about the philosopher's stone kind of esoteric and intrig

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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

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    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 b

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    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 through symbolsarchetypes Through the use of examples of patient's dreams he both sh

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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 themselves psychologically The text is illustrated not only with uotations from Jung but other sch

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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 Inui

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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

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    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

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    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

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    Such a great book though not an easy read at all

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SUMMARY ã THECOLCHESTERCIRCLE.CO.UK ↠ Edward F. Edinger

This book is about the individual's journey to Archetype Individuation PDF #200 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 d. A Jungian therapist I talked with about this book encouraged me to pay special attention to the Ego Self Axis concept that it presents I can see the importance Having just finished though my mind is still into the last section a study from ancient alchemical texts about the philosopher s stone kind of esoteric and intriguing Some of these Jungians I ve been talking with I m not even sure if they like being called JungIANS get annoyed at the suggestion that the system is mystical They want to be considered scientific and yet they make statements about Self as synonymous with God I m not clear about how that can be empirical but I like the archetypal stuff The following is from earlier posts I m so caught up in this book every few days I am posting uotes from it into this review space Here are a few In my experience the basis of almost all psychological problems is an unsatisfactory relation to one s urge to individuality And the healing process often involves an acceptance of what is commonly called selfish power seeking or autoerotic The majority of patients in psychotherapy need to learn how to be effectively selfish and effective in the use of their own personal power We demand from others only what we fail to give ourselves If we have insufficient self love or self prestige our need expresses itself unconsciously by coercive tactics toward others And often coercion occurs under the guise of virtue love or altruism Such unconscious selfishness is ineffectual and destructive to oneself and others It fails to achieve its purpose because it is blind without awareness of itself What is reuired is not the extirpation of selfishness which is impossible but rather that it be wedded to the consciousness and thus becomes effective All the facts of biology and psychology teach us that every individual unit of life is self centered to the core The only varying factor is the degree of consciousness which accompanies that fact It is a mistake to identify our individuality with any particular talent function or aspect of ourselves However very often this is just what we do If a person feels inferior and depressed in the presence of people who are intelligent who have read books who have traveled who are famous or who are skillful or knowledgeable in art music or politics or any other human endeavor then that person is making the mistake of identifying some particular aspect or function of himself with his essential individuality Because a particular capacity is inferior to that of another person he feels himself to be inferior This feeling then leads either to depressive withdrawal or to defensive competitive efforts to prove he is not inferior If such a person can experience the fact that his individuality and personal worth are beyond all particular manifestation his security will no longer be threatened by the accomplishments of others To be related to one s individuality means to accept all that is encountered within as meaningful and significant aspects of the single whole Yet how easily and how freuently we resort to the lazy tactic of evading genuine encounter with some aspect of ourselves by saying I didn t really mean that or I just forgot or It was only a careless slip and so on For those who have been initiated into individuality that way out is no longer available They know that no psychic happening is fortuitous There is no place for chance in the meaningful world of psyche Resentment takes many forms If only I had a better childhood If only I were married If only I were not married If only I had a better husband or wife etc etc All of these if onlys are the means by which one excuses himself from relating productively to reality as it is They are symptoms of inflation which will not grant existence of a greater reality than one s personal desires Job asked why his misery should happen to him The answer that emerges from the Book of Job is so that he may see God It is through the child or primitive in ourselves in ourselves that we make connection with the Self and heal the state of alienation To be primitive in our relation to the outer world is to be superstitious but to be primitive in relation to the inner world of the psyche is to be wise Jung achieved such an attitude of sophisticated primitivity and wisdom Only a few days before his death he was asked by an interviewer about his notion of God He replied in these words To this day God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my willful path violently and recklessly all things which upset my subjective views plans and intentions and change the course of my life for better or worse The view Jung is expressing is essentially a primitive view albeit a conscious and sophisticated one Jung is calling God what most people call chance or accident He experiences apparently arbitrary happenings as meaningful rather than meaningless This is precisely how the primitive experiences life For the primitive everything is saturated with psychic meaning and has hidden connections with transpersonal powers that all the vicissitudes of the outer and inner life have a meaning and are expressions of transpersonal patters and powers Chance as a category of experience is a symptom of the alienated life A large portion of the book s beginning is about the inflated ego This probably doesn t sound flattering to say that I can really relate to this section about the inflated ego but it s me Here are some uotes from Ego and Archetype on the subject of an inflated ego The psychotherapist freuently sees cases of this sort Such a person considers himself as a most promising individual He is full of talents and potentialities One of his complaints is often that his capacities and interests are too wide ranging He is cursed with a plethora of riches He could do anything but can t decide on one thing in particular The problem is that he is all promises and no fulfillment In order to make a real accomplishment he must sacrifice a number of other potentialities He must give up his identification with original unconscious wholeness and voluntarily accept being a real fragment instead of an unreal whole To be something in reality he must give up being everything in potentia The puer aeternus archetype is one of the images of the Self but to be identified with it means that one never brings any reality to birth There are numerous lesser examples of inflation which we might call the inflation of every day life We can identify a state of inflation whenever we see someone including ourselves living out an attribute of deity ie whenever one is transcending proper human limits Spells of anger are examples of inflated states The attempt to force and coerce one s environment is the predominant motivation in anger It is a kind of Yahweh complex There is also negative inflation This can be described as identification with the divine victim an excessive unbounded sense of guilt and suffering We see this in cases of melancholia which express the feeling that no one in the world is as guilty as I am This is just too much guilt In fact taking on oneself too much of anything is indicative of inflation because it transcends proper human limits If the environment of the child is so totally permissive that he has no significant rejection experiences at all if the parents never say No that also short circuits the cycle The whole experience of alienation which brings consciousness with it is omitted and the child gets acceptance for his inflation The book Ego and Archetype describes the relationship between Ego and Self as the way to put the inflated ego into proper alignment He compares this to a religious experience and being Jungian considers all religious encounters to be a metaphorical experience of the ego with the Self More uotes It is impossible for the ego to experience the Self as something separate as long as the ego is unconsciously identified with the Self In order to break out of the alienated state some contact between ego and Self must be re established If this can happen a whole new world opens up At a certain point in psychological development usually after an intense alienation experience the ego Self axis suddenly breaks into conscious view The ego becomes aware experientially of a transpersonal center to which the ego is subordinate Okay enough of my enthusiastic uoting from Ego and Archetype I ll continue reading and updating

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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. 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 Greek Mythology It s a good primer if a bit dense but definitely explore other feminist authors to get a wider perspective

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Reams and art For contemporary men and women Edinger believes the encounter with the self is euivalent to the discovery Ego and eBook #8608 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