Year 4: September 2019— August 2020
Beyond the Wound: Jungian Treatment of Psychological Disorder
A man likes to believe that he is the master of his soul.
But as long as he is unable to control his moods and emotions,
or to be conscious of the myriad secret ways in which
unconscious factors insinuate themselves into his
arrangements and decisions,
he is certainly not his own master.
—C. G. Jung, “The Soul of Man”, Man and His Symbols, p 83-85
Year 3: September 2018 – August 2019
Contradiction or Compensation ? Jungian Perspective on Conflicts
But the right way to wholeness is made up,
unfortunately, of fateful detours and wrong turnings.
It is a longissimi via, not straight but snakelike,
a path that unites the opposites
in the manner of the guiding caduceus,
a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns
are not lacking in terrors.
— C. G. Jung, CW12, § 6
Year 2: September 2017— August 2018
Shadow and Emotion – Jungian Perspectives on Relationship
The stirring up of conflict is a Luciferian virtue
in the true sense of the word.
Conflict engenders fire, the fire of affects and emotions,
and like every other fire it has two aspects,
that of combustion and that of creating light.
On the one hand,
emotion is the alchemical fire
whose warmth brings everything into existence and
whose heat burns all superfluities to ashes.
But on the other hand, emotion is the moment
when steel meets flint and a spark is struck forth, for
emotion is the chief source of consciousness.
There is no change from darkness to light or
from inertia to movement without emotion.
— C. G. Jung, CW9, §179
Year 1: September 2016— August 2017
Loss of Meaning: Jungian Perspectives
So long as he knows that he is the carrier of life
and that it is therefore important for him to live,
then the mystery of his soul lives also –
no matter whether he is conscious or not.
But if he no longer sees the meaning of his life in his fulfilment,
and no longer believes in man’s eternal right to his fulfilment,
then he has betrayed and lost his soul, substituting for it a madness
which leads to destruction,
as our time demonstrates all too clearly.
— C. G. Jung, CW 14, § 201