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Carl Jung: Weekly Summary

Carl Jung Saturday, November 27, 2021 Week Forty-Seven Summary and Practice Sunday, November 21—Friday, November 26, 2021 Sunday Carl Jung suggested the whole problem is that Christianity does not connect with the soul or transform people anymore. He insists on actual inner, transcendent experience to anchor individuals to God, and that’s what mystics always emphasize.… Continue Reading Carl Jung: Weekly Summary

Trusting Our Inner Experience

Carl Jung Trusting Our Inner Experience Friday, November 26, 2021 Father Richard elaborates on Jung’s teaching on the importance of inner experience as the only pathway to transformation. Carl Jung wanted to bring externalized religion back to its internal foundations. He saw how religion kept emphasizing the unbridgeable distance between the Creator and creation, God… Continue Reading Trusting Our Inner Experience

Seeking Aliveness

Carl Jung Seeking Aliveness Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. Ann Ulanov is a noted Jungian scholar, theologian, and therapist. Here she writes about “aliveness” as the key to transformation: Aliveness comes down to one thing—consenting to rise, to be dented, impressed, pressed in upon, to rejoin, to open, to ponder, to… Continue Reading Seeking Aliveness

Shadow Work in the Gospels

Carl Jung Shadow Work in the Gospels Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Father Richard describes Jung’s concept of the shadow and how it is present in Jesus’ teachings. The ego wants to eliminate all humiliating or negative information in order to “look good” at all costs. Jesus calls this self an “actor,” a word he uses… Continue Reading Shadow Work in the Gospels

A Great Story

Carl Jung A Great Story Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Father Richard continues to explore how archetypes connect us to the story of God and the universe. The small self is intrinsically unhappy because it fundamentally lacks reality. To use a philosophical word, its nonbeing means it does not exist “ontologically.” It will thus always be… Continue Reading A Great Story

The God Archetype

Carl Jung The God Archetype Monday, November 22, 2021 Father Richard shares the importance of archetypes for the soul’s encounter with God, which Jung explored in great depth. Depth psychology tells us that our lives are guided by subconscious, ruling images which Jung calls archetypes. Jungian archetypes include the father, the mother, the eternal child,… Continue Reading The God Archetype

Inner Authority

Carl Jung Inner Authority Sunday, November 21, 2021 Father Richard often credits the Swiss psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) as one of his primary teachers, who greatly influenced his understanding of the human psyche, religion, and theology. I first read Jung’s work in college, and again and again he would offer concepts that I knew… Continue Reading Inner Authority

Stories Are Essential

A New Story Stories Are Essential Sunday, January 10, 2021 It doesn’t matter how old we are; we all need stories to believe in. If there’s no storyline, no integrating images that define who we are or that give our lives meaning or direction, we just won’t be happy. It was probably Carl Jung (1875‒1961)… Continue Reading Stories Are Essential

Becoming Who You Are

Shadow Work Becoming Who You Are Monday, September 9, 2019 I have learned much from the Swiss psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961). Jung brought together practical theology with good psychology. He surely was no enemy of religion; in fact, I would call him a mystic. Late in his life, when asked if he “believed” in… Continue Reading Becoming Who You Are

God Speaks

Meeting Christ Within Us God Speaks Monday, May 27, 2019 In a time when everything was being swept away, when “the whole world is becoming a giant concentration camp,” [Etty Hillesum] felt one must hold fast to what endures—the encounter with God at the depths of one’s own soul and in other people. —Robert Ellsberg… Continue Reading God Speaks

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