The Significance of Carl Jung
“This is not the old, mindless unity…but a felt reunion; not empty unity, but full unity;
not the oneness of indifference, but the oneness attained through differentiation.”
~ Karl Joël as cited in Jung, CW5, para. 500n ~
When Carl Jung began his work at the turn of the 20th century, the Western world was at a crossroads. Scholarship and scientific inquiry had separated the physical world from the spiritual, the unconscious from the conscious. This split was critical for human development because throughout most of history, the two were indistinguishable. Appreciating their differences was critical for unleashing the powers of rationality from instinctuality. Nonetheless, by the beginning of the 20th century, there was the emerging sense that perhaps the separation had gone too far, and that human kind was suffering from a failure of meaning as a result. There was a thirst for their reintegration, albeit in some new form.
Sigmund Freud brought rational analysis to the unconscious processes, but he did not reintegrate them. The ego served as a nervous Nelly frantically running in regressive fashion between the two, and there was little room for concerns of meaning. It remained for Carl Jung to realign consciousness and unconsciousness by recognizing the power of the symbol to act as the bridge connecting consciousness and unconsciousness, physicality and spirituality. The conscious ego now became a purposive energy in service to the unconscious, symbolic world, and a new appreciation for the spirit of meaningfulness was born.
The Theme for the 28th, 2015-2016 Season:
Take Some R & R:
Resilience & Redemption in Jungian Psychology
“The divine dynamism of the Self”
~ Jung, CW13, para. 372n ~
Come join us as we explore Jung’s message that we contain within ourselves the vitality to cope with and heal through our adversities… all within a supportive, welcoming community of mental health professionals and others actively seeking personal awareness, exploration, and growth.
OUR FIRST EVENT OF THE 2015-2016 SEASON!
SPECIAL EVENT AND BOOK SALE:
SEASON SNEAK PREVIEW
September 25, 2015
All are welcome!!
Friday 6:30 – 9:30 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Please join us as we kick off our 28th Season with an evening of conversation, food and drinks – all FREE – plus amazing bargains. Build your library with new and classic Jungian and other psychological works, along with donated books at low, low prices. This event provides the opportunity to connect with old and new friends who have common interests, thus strengthening our Jungian community.
FREE EVENT! Please RSVP to help us!
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