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Anxiety & Depression: Jungian Perspective on Finding Meaning

In Jungian Analysis by Jesamine16 Comments

Conventional approaches treat anxiety and depression as though anxiety and depression are the problems in and of themselves, rather than the symptoms of an underlying imbalance in the whole person. Analytical Psychology, the psychological approach to suffering developed by C.G. Jung, is very different from traditional methods of psychology or psychotherapy. To illustrate the differences, I focus in this article on …

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The Shadow: What You Do Behind Your Own Back

In Jungian Archetypes by Jesamine2 Comments

The shadow is one of those concepts that has made its way into everyday language, but I wonder how many people know that it comes from C.G. Jung.  What I am about to share about the shadow does not even come close to its profound mystery.  You can never really know the shadow or fully integrate the shadow.  All of …

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Carl Jung Books and How to Read Them

In Jung books by Jesamine13 Comments

There is no doubt about it. Carl Jung Books are challenging to read, especially in the beginning because he’s talking about things most people have never thought about.  And his books are even more difficult to read if you start out with the misconception that you already know what he’s saying. When reading Jung’s books, your first challenge is to …