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Ms and art For contemporary men and women Edinger believes the encounter with the self is euivalent to the discovery 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 po 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 shows us the richness of the psyche and how to begin to understand the images it brings to us I read this for my class on Jungian psychology I highly recommend it to anyone interested in this fieldTo be aware of individuality is to realize that one has all that one needs It also means that one needs all that one has namely that every psychic content and happening is meaningful 168 As Bees in Honey Drown 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 po What a Historic Hahns Peak rich Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery reading Edinger Zombie CSU 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 shows us the Conquerors richness of the psyche and how to begin to understand the images it brings to us I The Legacy Chronicles: Chasing Ghosts read this for my class on Jungian psychology I highly Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, recommend it to anyone interested in this fieldTo be aware of individuality is to A Peoples Tragedy realize that one has all that one needs It also means that one needs all that one has namely that every psychic content and happening is meaningful 168

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Ssible 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 Eternal Drama and Anatomy of the Psyche Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherap 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 reader almost exclusively so philosophical analysis was definitely a uniue read for meThis is a description and analysis of Jung's philosophical work The focus is on ego and Self ie man and God and how this pair interplays in Christian ancient Greek alchemical and other archetypal images stories and symbols The book also features a lot of analysis of patients' dreams The author described the path we are all on moving from unconscious ego identification with the self to conscious rejection of the Self andor ego to as the ultimate nearly unachievable goal conscious ego identification with the self Meanings of numbers 12345712 3 as masculine 4 as feminine and the sun masculine heat and moon feminine coolSome of the Christian analysis made sense Christ as the ultimate individuated ego for example as he is both God and man I didn't buy all of the interpretations of biblical stories though For example Edinger and Jung? argues that when the Bible says giving to the poor is giving to God this means we have to consciously accept all aspects of our personality including those we don't like to achieve individuation I think it just means we should help those less fortunate out of love and compassion I enjoyed reading the section about sacrifice and how in the Old Testament man sacrificed to God other people animals etc but in the New Testament Jesus as God sacrificed to man I also found the word fourness in the book which is a fun wordThemes ego consciousness psychology counseling dream interpretation Christianity alchemy philosophy symbols

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This book is about the individual's journey to 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 drea 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 both of these regards He was in the old CIA phrase experienced as regards hallucinagens and he did have a hermeneutical talent for translating religion into modern secular language his father having been a pastorThe language he chose to utilize at the outset of his professional career was that of psychiatry and this association as well as my own unhappinesses led me to embark on a decade of its study The result was somewhat disenchanting I had hoped for science for convincing proofs and research programmes but I had found in the literature of depth psychology the waters Jung swam in little of that Instead what I found in both his own analytical psychology and in Freud's psychoanalysis were ideologies ideologies with a certain power and relevance to many but without the power to compel the assent of outsiders Both sciences were pseudo scientific in that there was little emphasis on objectivity and too much skewing to the personal terms of their founders It should however be noted that modern American psychoanalysis because of its commitment to medical models and training is not entirely subject to such criticismJung's personality had an immense influence on his system and on his followers Much of the literature has a hagiographic character when the great man is mentioned and the study of his biography is a substantial portion of what passes for training in analytical psychology Therapy aims towards recreating Jung's truths in the experience and personality of the analysand Since this often happens and people continue to spend enormous amounts on such treatment Jung's theories are proven but only in the very weak sense of William James' will to believeMy own encounter with depth psychology and with Jung doubtless shaped me to some extent It certainly did give me insights into what might be going on in religion in art and in the eccentricities of those deemed psychotic Perhaps it was worth all the time and the effort to achieve such thingsEdinger's book is a treatment of Jung's developmental theory what he termed individuation and what I have implicitly criticized above The emphasis of individuation theory is on later life adulthood through old age stages of life not much addressed by classical psychoanalysis

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