What is Shadow Work? Revisited

The late great psychologist Carl Jung defined the shadow as the aspects of self (identity/personality) that we are unconscious of, whereas the ego was defined as our conscious self / individuality. He thought it was the responsibility of therapy, and inner psychological work in general, to make the contents of our unconscious self known to our conscious self, therefore integrating the shadow side into our ego. A well integrated shadow […] Read more »

Is Communism Fueled by Love or Hatred?

I had a few thoughts arise as a result of watching the video below by Jordan Peterson. The shadow and God: I studied under a Saphardi Orthodox Rabbi in the early 2000’s, and he explained to me that everything, including evil and everything we experience good or bad, was within the mind of God. This lines up with the first Hermetic principle of mentalism which states, “the ALL is mind; […] Read more »

Carl Jung: Thirteen Quotations on the Shadow

Originally blogged by STEPHEN PARKER, PH.D on JANUARY 26, 2011 on jungcurrents.com. The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge. Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14 Filling […] Read more »

Cain vs Abel Masculine Archetypes

The brothers, Cain and Abel, as represented by Saturn and Jupiter, are currently in conjunction in Capricorn, and are here to retell the story of value, envy, and murder. Both brothers gave an offering to God, but only Abel’s offering was considered valuable enough, while Cain’s offering was rejected—as a result of his rejection, and his feelings of shame, Cain murdered his brother Abel, because Abel’s offering had more value […] Read more »

Jung’s Theory of the Self & Collective Shadow Projection

Let’s talk about Carl Jung’s theory of the Self, which is concerned with the microcosm, and explore how it might correspond to the collective manifestation in the macrocosm. I see the current makeup of the West, especially the dominant polarized swing into identity politics, as evidenced by radical anti-male sentiment, anti-white sentiment, and anti-straight sentiment that’s manifested in the West a collective shadow, as well as much confusion about the […] Read more »

How To Become Whole (Carl Jung & The Individuation Process)

The main struggle in our time is not capitalism vs socialism, but rather decentralization vs centralization; put another way, individualism vs collectivism, as the individual is the smallest unit of decentralization. Unfortunately, one cannot claim to be for individualism while still having an underdeveloped Self that is subject to collective whims and/or egocentrism via the unconscious shadow. Placing one’s conscious focus on the unconscious shadow aspect of Self, for the […] Read more »

Intellectual Self-Defense and the Four Circuits of Being

There are four primary circuits of being, and each circuit transcends yet includes previous circuits. physical → emotional → rational → moral A moral person has fully incorporated their rational, emotional, and physical states of being. The emotional transcends and includes the physical, the rational transcends and includes the emotional and physical, and the moral transcends and includes the rational, emotional, and physical states of being. A moral being is […] Read more »

Jung’s Ideas on Marriage

The mystical path of the divine marriage, also called the divine union and the alchemical marriage, broken down in psychological concepts by Carl Jung. After all, Carl Jung was a student of ancient mysticism, and came to many of his understandings through his own mystical and personal experiences.  I highly recommend listening to this video, and maybe even reviewing it more than once, as it is dense with quality insights […] Read more »

The Two Types of “Persons”

According to Blacks Law Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1910, there are two types of “persons”, artificial and natural. Those who identify with an ideology, aka an ideologue, are an artificial person, and those who have done the self-reflection and inner work necessary to emancipate themselves from unnatural ideologies and systems are natural persons. We’re either subject to the law of reason (natural law), or to the laws of men; it’s our […] Read more »

Jordan Peterson Responds to Angry Letters from Student Critics

Jordan Peterson on the mindless #NPC‘s who repetitively spew forth their ideology without actually having thought themselves to their own conclusions. “People don’t have ideas. Ideas have people.” ―Carl Jung We’ve created an integrative methodology called “the Unity Process“, which combines the Hermetic Principles (Natural Law), the Trivium Method, Socratic Questioning, Jungian shadow work, and the Emotional Freedom Techniques (meridian tapping)—into an easy to use system that allows people to […] Read more »

The All Seeing Eye, and How to Defeat It

This was an article that Aline and I wrote back in October of 2014 on our Scribd page, but I wanted to post it here again, because it is still pertinent, especially in regards to envy.  The “All Seeing Eye” is above all envious of beauty, and devours it thinking that it will make itself happy, abundant, and fulfilled. “Nothing is more valuable to the evil one than his eye, […] Read more »

Rights vs Privileges – The NFL Protests: Taking a Knee & Bowing

Do the employees of a private corporation, such as the National Football League (NFL – which holds their player’s rights), who are privileged to play American football at the professional level, have the right to free speech at their employer’s offices (stadiums)? What is the nature of rights and privileges, and what is their difference? There is an argument, such as when Facebook, YouTube, or Google censors people, that since […] Read more »

Carl Jung and the Shadow: Integrating the Hidden Power of Your Dark Side

“The shadow, when it is realized, is the source of renewal…When there is an impasse, and sterile time in our lives—despite an adequate ego development—we must look to the dark, hitherto unacceptable side which has been at our conscious disposal.” ~Edward Whitmont Learn how to do shadow work for yourself, easily and effortlessly, HERE. Read more »

Carl Jung, the Shadow, and the Dangers of Psychological Projection

“The sad truth is that man’s real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites—day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil. We are not even sure that one will prevail over the other, that good will overcome evil, or joy defeat pain. Life is a battleground. It always has been, and always will be.” (Carl Jung, Approaching the Unconscious) “Of the many metaphors used to […] Read more »