Carl Jung (Figure 1) viewed the appearance of a mandala—a circular or squared symbol of wholeness—as highly beneficial to one’s own personal development. Mandalas can appear in a person’s dreams, visions, or fantasies, and as numinous symbols they tend to chart the course of one’s own individuation process. Mandala…
23 Oct / The Red Book: Liber Novus
in Zurich, Switzerland, where he pioneered the word association experiment and coined the term complex. Jung collaborated with Sigmund Freud between 1906 and 1913. Theoretical differences gradually led to a professional rift between the two men, which culminated with Jung’s publication of Transformations and Symbols of the Libido in 1912….
29 Jul / Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising: A Comparative Study of the Phoenix Symbol as a Goal of the Alchemical Work and the Individuation Process This paper explores the archetypal symbolism in the final chapter of Michael Maier’s (1617) seminal work Symbols of the Golden Table of the Twelve Nations, which Maier treats as a…