November 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Enter the World of Soul and You are Like a Madman: Learnings from Carl Jung's Red Book

“If you enter into the world of soul, you are like a madman” – Carl Jung, The Red Book, p. 238.

In his recently released Red Book, a body of work Carl Jung immersed himself in for nearly 17 years, Jung

reveals the deep introspective nature of what he ultimately considered an

archetypal “descent.” He documented this journey to the Underworld in

tremendous detail and accompanied many of the entries and topics with

beautifully detailed drawings. If you… Continue

Added by Bonnie Bright on November 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Deck the Halls with Ecostalgia and the Empty Self: Longing for Home at the Holidays

It's common to feel nostalgic during the holidays. “Nostalgia,” by modern definition, means a "wistful yearning for the past." Etymologically, the root "nostos" means "homecoming" and "algos" means "pain, grief, distress." Thus, nostalgia may be translated as "severe…


Added by Bonnie Bright on November 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Following on How Language Can Shape our Lives

In a previous blog, I summarized an article describing a recent Harvard study that indicates using different languages seems to create different preferences or opinions about others, thus raising the question of whether language actually shapes and creates our thoughts.

Now, in November's issue of Psychology Today, therapist Vikki Stark provides a thoughtful anecdote on how one client's recurring description of various everyday events in her life as "hell" seemed to actually be a sort… Continue

Added by Bonnie Bright on November 7, 2010 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Does Language Create and Shape our Thoughts?

"Charlemagne is reputed to have said that to speak another language is to possess another soul,"says the co-author of a recent Harvard study which suggests people's opinions and preferences toward ethnic groups vary depending on which language they use to express their thoughts. This suggests language is not only a tool for communication, but also actually serves to create and shape our thoughts and feelings.

Since implicit attitudes lead to outward social behaviors, all this leads to… Continue

Added by Bonnie Bright on November 5, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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