This article is a brief discussion on Jung’s Seven Sermons to the Dead, the mystical and philosophical extract from the Red Book that first introduced the concept of the individuation process.
Category: Analytical Psychology
The Individuation Process according to Analytical Psychology
approx word count: 1,300 In this article I discuss the individuation process, which was Jung’s way of explaining the path to optimal personal development. A key source in this article is Jolande Jacobi’s journal article The Process of Individuation: A study in Developmental Psychology (1958) and Murray Stein’s text the Principle of Individuation (2013). Jung… Continue reading
Active Imagination and the Play Instinct
According to Jung, the best way to access unconscious material is by engaging in a process called active imagination. In this article I will discussing active imagination and the ‘play’ instinct and how an individual can engage in this practice. Jung’s interest in the process of active imagination began in 1913 when he began the… Continue reading
The Visionary Artist and the Transcendent Function
In this article I will be discussing Jung’s conceptualization of the transcendent function and how it relates to the creative process. In this article I use the following sources: Jung’s essay The Transcendent Function (1916), the psychologist, Jeffrey Miller’s text The Transcendent Function: Jung’s Model of Psychological Growth (2004), and the Jungian Analyst, Robert Mathews… Continue reading
The Visionary and Psychological Mode of Creativity
Word count: approx 1,200 In the essay ‘On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry’ (1930) Jung describes two modes of creativity. The psychological mode where the artist derives their inspiration from the sphere of conscious experience and the visionary mode which depicts unknown aspects of the unconscious in the form of symbolic and archetypal… Continue reading
Analytical Psychology: Quick Introduction
In this article I discuss Jung’s early years, the framework of the psyche, the archetype and the symbol and Jung’s constructive method. These points are key in understanding Jung’s ideas and early influences.