Crossing the Red Sea

This article is concerned with the phenomenological reality of being in between two states of consciousness, drawing from the psychological understanding of Exodus.

An Easy Guide to Jungian Dream Interpretation

Dream interpretation using the methods of Carl Jung is fairly simple, doesn’t require a ton of knowledge about mythology or archetypes, and can be one of the most valuable tools in path of self-discovery.

The Movement of Life

Recently, I’ve felt compelled to visit Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Spirit. This came out of nowhere and I must say I had some initial resistance to it because of the book’s reputation of being impenetrable.

The Solar Feminine

In a post-credits scene at the very end of The Green Knight, we see a young girl putting on Arthur’s crown.
This short and mysterious scene has left many people, myself included, with a lot of questions. Why was it included? What does it mean if anything?

The Cultivation of Wisdom

Say to Wisdom: Thou art my sister, and call Prudence thy friend: for to meditate upon her is a most natural and subtle understanding, which bringeth her to perfection.

The Self – Phenomenology, Projection, and Archetypal Psychohistory

One of the most complete and vivid description of the self by Jung is the following:

Behind a man’s actions there stands neither public opinion nor the moral code, but the personality of which he is still unconscious.

Relocating Attention Within

In one of his 2014 or 2015 lectures, Jordan Peterson asked his classroom where their sense of identity was located. Most described being in their head, meaning that their sense of “me” is located in their head. He responded that he found himself more in his solar plexus and added elsewhere that he spent “as little time as possible in his head”.

Working With Complexes – A Practical Alternative

One of the great strength (and frustrating part) of Jung’s work is that it offers a great deal of freedom. There is no predefined way or fix-all technique, at the notable exception that one must pay attention to one’s dreams.

First Dream as Destiny

As I was reading Marie-Lousie von Franz’s “C. G. Jung, His Myth in Our Time“, I encountered the following idea: The first dream which one can recall from childhood often sets forth in symbolic form, as Jung later remarked, the essence of an entire life, or of the first part of life. It reflects, so to speak, a piece of the “inner fate” into which the individual was born. (ibid.)

The Green Knight – A Psychological Analysis

The Green Knight is a unique (and somewhat subversive) retelling of the Arthurian story, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The film is a stunning aesthetic and emotionally charged experience with a story that holds profound psychological insights that are worth learning from.