The Persona – The Mask That Conceals Your True Self

“Whoever looks into the mirror of the water will see first of all his own face. Whoever goes to himself risks a confrontation with himself. The mirror does not flatter, it faithfully shows whatever looks into it; namely, the face we never show to the world because we cover it with the persona, the maskContinue reading “The Persona – The Mask That Conceals Your True Self”

Carl Jung and The Collective Unconscious

“The one thing we refuse to admit is that we are dependent upon “powers” that are beyond our control.” Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols, Part I. Approaching the Unconscious One of Carl Jung’s most well-known (and controversial) concept is the collective unconscious, the aspect of the unconscious mind which manifests inherited, universal themes whichContinue reading “Carl Jung and The Collective Unconscious”

The Shadow – Carl Jung’s Warning to The World

“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. If an inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it… But if it is repressed and isolated from consciousness, it never gets corrected, and is liable to burst forth suddenly inContinue reading “The Shadow – Carl Jung’s Warning to The World”

What is the Meaning of Death?

Death is the unequivocal and permanent end of our existence. Most people unconsciously repress the idea of their death, as it is too horrifying a notion to think about. Some are perhaps not so horrified of the idea of death, but rather the pain associated before one’s death, or the death of loved ones. WeContinue reading “What is the Meaning of Death?”

Book Review: Memories, Dreams, Reflections – Carl Jung

Memories, Dreams, Reflections is the autobiography of Carl Jung written in collaboration with his close associate Aniela Jaffé. It was published a year after his death in 1962. At his advanced age he would not undertake anything of the sort unless he felt it was a “task” imposed on him from within. Jung had spokenContinue reading “Book Review: Memories, Dreams, Reflections – Carl Jung”

Book Review: Man and His Symbols – Carl Jung

Man and His Symbols is the last work undertaken by Carl Jung before his death in 1961. He had never tried to popularise his work and refused several attempts by his colleagues to persuade him to do so. At this moment he had a dream. Instead of talking to the great scholars, he was directingContinue reading “Book Review: Man and His Symbols – Carl Jung”

Book Review: Modern Man in Search of a Soul – Carl Jung

Modern Man in Search of a Soul is a book published in 1933 and is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of Carl Jung. While some reject religion altogether and look to science for a new age of reason, others look in hope towards a spiritual rebirth. The book is composed of 11 essays. TheContinue reading “Book Review: Modern Man in Search of a Soul – Carl Jung”

Shadow Archetype Explained | Carl Jung

Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions. – Carl Jung. Exploring your shadow can lead to greater authenticity, creativity, energy, and personal awakening. This introspective process is essentialContinue reading “Shadow Archetype Explained | Carl Jung”

Jungian Archetypes: Self, Persona, Shadow, Anima/Animus

Few people have had as much influence on modern psychology as Carl Jung, he has coined terms such as extraversion and introversion, archetypes, anima and animus, shadow, and collective unconscious, among others. He was a practicing psychiatrist and is regarded as the founder of analytical psychology or Jungian analysis. In his early years, he cameContinue reading “Jungian Archetypes: Self, Persona, Shadow, Anima/Animus”