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Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 12, 2015

The Two Halves of Life

Jung: Week 2 The Two Halves of Life Monday, October 12, 2015 One cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be of little importance in the evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening become a lie. —C.… Continue Reading The Two Halves of Life

October 10, 2015

Jung: Week 1 Summary

Jung: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, October 4-Friday, October 9, 2015 When asked at the end of his life if he “believed” in God, Jung said, “I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.” (Sunday) For… Continue Reading Jung: Week 1 Summary

October 9, 2015

A Homing Device: Both From and Toward

Jung: Week 1 A Homing Device: Both From and Toward Friday, October 9, 2015 “Life is a luminous pause between two great mysteries, which themselves are one.” —C. G. Jung The archetypal idea of “home” points in two directions at once. It points backward toward an original hint and taste for union, starting in the… Continue Reading A Homing Device: Both From and Toward

October 8, 2015

You Need a Big Story Line

Jung: Week 1 You Need a Big Story Line Thursday, October 8, 2015 In his book, Myths, Gods, Heroes, and Saviors, Leonard Baillas writes, “The supreme achievement of the self is to find an insight that connects together the events, dreams, and relationships that make up our existence.” [1] If there’s no storyline, no integrating… Continue Reading You Need a Big Story Line

October 7, 2015

Inner Authority

Jung: Week 1 Inner Authority Wednesday, October 7, 2015 I think Carl Jung is one of the best friends of religion in the past century, yet most Christians have either ignored him or criticized him. Jung says, for example, “The main interest of my work is not concerned with the treatment of neurosis, but instead… Continue Reading Inner Authority

October 6, 2015

Beginning with Blessing

Jung: Week 1 Beginning with Blessing Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Carl Jung wanted to bring externalized religion back to its internal foundations. He saw how religion kept emphasizing the split and unbridgeable distance between the Creator and Creation, between God and the human, between inner and outer, between the One and the many. In spite… Continue Reading Beginning with Blessing

October 5, 2015

The True Self

Jung: Week 1 The True Self Monday, October 5, 2015 For Jung, the God archetype is the whole-making function of the soul. It’s that part of you that always wants more. I don’t mean more in the greedy sense; I mean more in the spiritual sense. It is the inner energy within the soul of… Continue Reading The True Self

October 4, 2015

A Different Kind of Mystic

Jung: Week 1 A Different Kind of Mystic Sunday, October 4, 2015 (Feast of Saint Francis) This week and next I will explore how Swiss psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) has contributed to my wisdom lineage. Some people do not like the fact that I quote Jung at all. I don’t agree with every word… Continue Reading A Different Kind of Mystic

October 3, 2015

Myth, Art, and Poetry: Weekly Summary

Myth, Art, and Poetry Summary: Sunday, September 27-Friday, October 2, 2015 Another building block in my wisdom lineage is the world of myth, art, and poetry. (Sunday) Good symbolism and imagery moves us into contact with our True Self, with others, and with Everything—“God.” (Monday) “I hope you will go out and let stories, that… Continue Reading Myth, Art, and Poetry: Weekly Summary

October 2, 2015

Poetry as Gateway

Myth, Art, and Poetry Poetry as Gateway Friday, October 2, 2015 In a recent webcast here, Mirabai Starr said, “Poetry is a gateway into unitive consciousness. It knocks on the doors of the heart and the heart opens. Poets speak truth in a very naked way that bypasses the rational mind. Poetry evokes, rather than… Continue Reading Poetry as Gateway

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