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  • A Meaningful Worldview

    A Meaningful Worldview

    A worldview that originates from our archetypal roots is meaningful, containing. Jung often encouraged his patients to give thought to developing a worldview and many eventually returned to childhood faith. However, the modern individual may no longer feel so contained by the religious systems of earlier times. The religious attitude, a basic psychic attitude, may… Continue reading A Meaningful Worldview


  • Active imagination

    Active imagination

    In this artwork, the foreground frames the background vision. The strange animals, combining different pairs of opposites, represent the self. The man and the animal are gazing at each other, seeing each other. The head of the reflection in the water is obstructed by the foliage in the foreground. It is the task of the… Continue reading Active imagination


  • Aion

    Aion

    Only once did Jung name a book after a god; this god was Aion. Aion-Khronos represents a father-god, Greco-Roman with Persian influences. His cult, Mithraism, (100 – 500 AD) was destroyed by Christianity. (1) Jung said about Aion: “In the cult of Mithras there is the key god Aion. He is represented with the winged… Continue reading Aion


  • An African Tale

    An African Tale

    Seven maidens went to the river to fetch water. One girl went a little further. While the others were waiting, they decided to play her a trick and hid their bead necklaces in the sand, pretending to have thrown it into the pond to see what might happen. On return, the girl trustingly believed them… Continue reading An African Tale


  • An Inner Critic

    An Inner Critic

    The four weary travelers came through great danger to the king of the Mark. He looked weary, was bent over, almost dwarfed, having sat “too long in shadows and trusted to twisted tales and crooked promptings.” They came to warn and assist him but were accused of bringing bad news. Wormtongue, his advisor, praised his… Continue reading An Inner Critic


  • Black Madonna, Forgotten

    Black Madonna, Forgotten

    More than 500 shrines of the Black Madonna appeared world-wide, but mostly in central Europe, between the 11th and 15th centuries. Scholars suggest that she represents ancient goddesses, like Artemis, Diana, Cybele, Isis and others. (1) Judy Zappacosta, Jungian analyst from California, researched her modern presence in Europe, she said: “I was very moved by… Continue reading Black Madonna, Forgotten


  • Creative course program

    Creative course program

    We will explore the psychological creative space as a containing space, its unfolding content and how it may be meaningful. The natural tendency of the unconscious to restore equilibrium in creative work will be discussed, together with its symbolic function. Objectivity and relating assists us in inviting the content of the work into our real… Continue reading Creative course program


  • Fire-bird

    Fire-bird

    The phoenix or fire-bird, is a mythical bird the size of an eagle and graced with certain features of a pheasant. When the phoenix sees that its death is drawing near, it builds itself a nest and exposes itself to the rays of the sun until it burns itself to ashes. Another phoenix then arises… Continue reading Fire-bird


  • Humanizing the Archetype

    Humanizing the Archetype

    Since ancient times humanity made stone images of their gods and goddesses, for they experienced the archetype as the deity itself. The statue god was experienced as a living stone, an unconscious projection of the Philosopher’s Stone as symbol of the Self. Over millennia the single simple statue image, like the archetype of the Self,… Continue reading Humanizing the Archetype


  • Indra’s Net

    Indra’s Net

    I have a dream | A song to sing… When we were young, we had dreams, and perhaps unrealistic ideas about how to fulfil our dreams. Whether we have learned to live our dreams or not, they continue to inspire our choices and decisions in some way. When we become older and look back on… Continue reading Indra’s Net


  • Learning from the Other

    Learning from the Other

    Inherent in the confrontation with Otherness is a possibility to learn from the Other, but when coming face to face with a stranger, one may unexpectedly feel overwhelmed by the otherness of the Other and act accordingly. From a Jungian point of view one’s experience in encountering another is largely determined by the projected nature… Continue reading Learning from the Other


  • Moon Mother Mirror

    Moon Mother Mirror

    An artist dreamed of a magic mirror that creates his life. “Ego consciousness is a mirror into which the Self gazes…” and “…the ego is a reflection of the Self.” (Schwartz-Salant, 1982, p. 46.) To be mirrored, is to be seen; one feels contained, accepted, loved. In the world of a child, the eye of… Continue reading Moon Mother Mirror