Not long ago, I purchased an audio version of Jung's Memory, Dreams, Reflections and began to listen to it while pulling out weeds in my garden. I became immersed in it.
Something seemed to click, and I've been running on intrigue since, and am now returning to college after having dropped out more than 15 years ago as an undergraduate, registered to begin classes in midlife on a long trek to eventually pursuing more rigorous studies.
Jungian depth psychology seems to track with a lot of what I have already either apprehended or intuited from my own experiences.
Dreams are of interest to me, especially since until fairly recently I was very skeptical about them, and regarded dreams as being too inscrutable or irrelevant to be significant. However, my own experience of dreaming and paying attention to them throughout my life has seemed to contradict my own discursive thoughts on the matter.
What I have discovered regarding the basic Jungian view of the psyche is also exciting to me, and corresponds more or less with my own experiences.
I am a writer of essays, articles, poetry and fiction. My website/blog as yet is not very overtly "Jungian". But it is here: http://ericjsimpson.com
from my blog at http://marginalaccretion.com/
I crawl as stealthily as possible into the hallway, stop and wait. My parents have settled into their bed. Earlier, I dropped from mine to the floor soon after a ritual of saying goodnight to everyone and remaining there until I could no longer wait. I inch into…Continue
from my blog at marginalaccretion.com:
As I write this, it’s Black Friday, which to my mind is the highest ritual of consumer religion, attracting untold numbers of devotees of all races, classes, faiths and belief systems. Symbolically, Black Friday is the reigning idol of consumer religion. Already I have read reports about crowds of people vying for deals — people shot and stabbed, arrests made, fights and scuffles (there were even …Continue
I fell asleep in my daughter's room. She is three, and I drifted off while putting her to sleep.
I dreamed that my wife had set the cable box to the television out on the curb. I was very angry in the dream. She was hostile too. I brought the cable box back inside and hooked everything up. I tried to turn on the television. Emphatically, I pushed the on button. I woke up.
Awake, I left my daughter's bedroom and went into my bedroom. My wife was awake. She told me that the…Continue