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Jun 9, 2023 14 tweets 8 min read
The definition of projection from C.G. Jung Lexicon: A Primer of Terms & Concepts by Jungian analyst Daryl Sharp (Inner City Books, 1991):

"An automatic process whereby contents of one's own unconscious are perceived to be in others."… Jung: "Just as we tend to assume that the world is as we see it, we naïvely suppose that people are as we imagine them to be. … All the contents of our #unconscious are constantly being #projected into our surroundings, and it is only by recognizing certain properties of the……
Nov 25, 2022 14 tweets 4 min read
As promised, continuing to tweet all of Chapter 11 of Why Good People Do Bad Things by Jungian analyst James Hollis, Ph.D. "Toward the possible prospect of ceasing to blame others & owning our part in this general messiness we call our life, I offer to the reader the following… …questions designed to stir the archaic materials within each of us, invite reflection for those brave enough to withdraw projections, and occasion the expansion of consciousness that makes true freedom, and true choice, more possible." ~James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst
Nov 25, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
"When the Greeks fell in #love they were modest enough not to say, 'I have fallen in love,' but expressed it more accurately by saying: 'The god of love shot an arrow at me.'" ~Marie-Louise von Franz, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, Alchemy: An Introduction, p. 118 (1/4) "And that is how it really happens—one suddenly has the painful sting which one has not made oneself, one finds oneself being shot at. So one can therefore speak of the archetype of the god of #love." ~Marie-Louise von Franz, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, Alchemy, p. 118 (2/4)
Oct 12, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
"Most of us really 'know' what is right for us, though we may be frightened or intimidated to know what we already know." ~James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, The Broken Mirror, p. 174 (1/4) "As Jung put it, 'Most of my patients knew the deeper truth, but did not live it. And why did they not live it? Because of that bias which makes us all live from the ego, a bias which comes from overvaluation of the conscious mind. [CW 16, par. 108]'" ~James Hollis, Ph.D. (2/4)
Jul 31, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
"What we may learn from the models of the past is above all this: that the psyche harbours contents, or is exposed to influences, the assimilation of which is attended by the greatest dangers." ~C.G. Jung, Psychology & Alchemy, CW 12, par. 564 "If the old alchemists ascribed their secret to matter, and if neither Faust nor Zarathustra is a very encouraging example of what happens when we embody this secret in ourselves…
Jul 17, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
NEXT SATURDAY: The Jung Society of Washington presents their annual celebration of the birthday 🎂 of C.G. Jung with a FREE ZOOM LECTURE by Jungian analyst @MurrayWSteinII – Dante's Divine Comedy: An Individuation Journey Through Realms of #Shadow to the Mystery of Transformation This year, 2021, marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death. Only several months before his death he completed The Divine Comedy, an account of psychological and spiritual development in the second half of life using a method that today we call active imagination.
Jul 16, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
"Over time, Jung concluded that there was within each of us a deep resilience guided by some locus of knowing, independent of #ego consciousness; a center that produces our dreams to correct us, symptoms to challenge us, and visions to inspire us." ~James Hollis, Jungian analyst "[Jung's] was not an amateur's trust in impulse or a captivation by psychological complex; it was a long, patient, humbling attendance upon the psyche, or #soul, and its perspicacious permutations." ~James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, Living Between Worlds, p. 17
Jul 12, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
"Every new beginning of consciousness, every essential process of consciousness, must first arise from such a state [blocking resistances]; only then is the human being open-minded enough to let the new element in & let things happen." ~Marie-Louise von Franz, Creation Myths, 37 "Many creative people start their creativity with terrific #depression. They have such a well-constructed & strong #ego consciousness that the unconscious must use very strong means—send them a hellish depression—before they can loosen up enough to let things happen." ~von Franz
Jul 9, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
"[Jung] preferred to let things develop in their own way. 'Don't interfere!' was one of his guiding axioms, which he observed so long as a waiting-and-watching attitude could be adopted without danger." ~Aniela Jaffé, Jungian analyst, From the Life & Work of C.G. Jung, p. 102 "This attitude of Jung's was the very reverse of indolence; it sprang from a curiosity about life and events that is characteristic of the researcher." ~Aniela Jaffé, Jungian analyst, From the Life & Work of C.G. Jung, p. 102
Jul 6, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
"The Devouring Mother is a familiar archetypal image and clinical reality in the world of depth psychology. Jung describes the mother­ devoured personality in its neurotic form…" ~Murray Stein, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, Myth & Psychology, p. 1 "Erich Neumann in his classic works, The Origins and History of Consciousness and The Great Mother, adds further detail using a wealth of mythological material. In its most extreme forms, it manifests as endogenous psychosis, schizophrenia, and manic­-depression." ~Murray Stein
Jul 6, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
"It could be said with at least metaphoric truth that death itself actually occurs at #midlife, as a person's identity & conscious attitudes go through profound internal transformations & become reorganized around a new core of psychological contents & meanings." ~Murray Stein "At deeper and more unconscious levels, the archetypal dominants underlying the pattern of conscious self-organization and identity are changing: An old person is passing away." ~Murray Stein, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, Myth & Psychology, p. 192
Jun 15, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
"The beginning of wisdom occurs the day we recognize the obvious – that the only person present in every scene of our still-unfolding psychodramas is ourselves." ~James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, Living Between Worlds, p. 48 "However convenient it might be to blame others for whatever has not turned out so well, we still have to grudgingly accept some measure of accountability for what transpires in our relationships." ~James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, Living Between Worlds, p. 48
Apr 15, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
"Our times have demonstrated what it means when the gates of the psychic underworld are thrown open. Things whose enormity nobody could have imagined in the idyllic innocence of the first decade of our century have happened & have turned the world upside down." ~C.G. Jung, CW 18 "Ever since, the world has remained in a state of schizophrenia. … No wonder the Western world feels uneasy, for it does not know how much it plays into the hands of the uproarious underworld and what it has lost through the destruction of its numinosities." ~C.G. Jung, CW 18