Linda AK Thompson, PhD replied to Mats Winther's discussion Jung's quaternity of psychic functions is obsolete
"Hi Mats - a bit of a delay responding to your proposal for a "better" theory regarding wholistic, three dimensional beings and I wholeheartedly agree.  Enjoyed your proposal, work and my area of passionate interest lies in altered, transformative…"
May 31
Mats Winther replied to Mats Winther's discussion Jung's quaternity of psychic functions is obsolete
"It is important for Jungians to tackle this issue, because faulty theory makes life harder for Jungian analysts. According to Jung, the thinking of the extraverted feeling type is "infantile, archaic, negative" (CW 6, para.600). According to his…"
Apr 27
Mats Winther replied to Mats Winther's discussion Is Jungian psychology neurotic?
"No, I haven't. But I've read his book on Jung."
Dec 26, 2020
Mark Sipowicz replied to Mats Winther's discussion Is Jungian psychology neurotic?
"Interesting. Re-balancing? Before knowing anything of Swedenborg his name showed up in a dream of mine. Currently reading Lachman's Mystic Jung. Have you read his Swedenborg biography?"
Dec 22, 2020
Mats Winther commented on Carol S. Pearson's blog post A Nation At War With Itself
"But to talk like this, i.e., "the President and the Republican Party are possessed by a primal, shadowy form of the Warrior archetype that threatens to engulf us all" sound very much like a Hitlerian projection. "
Mar 15, 2020
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"Jungian psychology centers on the realization of the Self as an entirely psychological goal, as the "completeness" of personality. This view is fraught with difficulties. Rather, at midlife, or perhaps later, one should have attained sufficient…"
Jun 29, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"I have not denied that we are genetically preconditioned to form a God image. In fact, I have supported this view. There's no doubt that the Self exists in this sense, that is, as a psychic complex. But this means that it should be regarded a…"
Jun 27, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"Orch OR means that consciousness has always existed, although in discontinuous form, because matter depends on conscious determination to collapse the state of potentiality. But the solution achieved is equal to a conscious realization, which…"
Jun 21, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"I provided a link to my article about quantum entanglement, etc. It links to a site about Orch OR and also references books and articles on the subject. I cannot possibly do more!
We no longer feel religious awe, since we know the phenomena to be…"
Jun 20, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"Evan, the 'wonderful qualities' of matter that give rise to consciousness could be what Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff refer to as the Orch-OR model. Penrose has in "The Emperor's New Mind" (1989) sketched a model of mind as intrinsic to nature.…"
Jun 16, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"Telesphoros is by Jung portrayed as a trickster, so I thought of it as a version of Mercurius. According to Jung, the Self manifests in dreams, for example, as a horse, a tree, a castle, etc. This is the only "empirical" evidence there is. Of…"
Jun 14, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"Klemens, you're right, of course. The God image has put a restraint on our voracious ego. Being "good", in the eyes of the omniscient Father, would have been highly adaptive, especially since our verbal capacity of gossip often has the consequence…"
Jun 10, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"Evan, individuation has favourable psychological effects because it delivers the individual from imprisonment in collective identity. But this does not endow life with meaning. Nor does eating more vegetables, which is also healthy. Anyway, people…"
Jun 8, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"As I see it, the dilemma is this: the Self as our life's goal, and the pursuit of this goal as life's essential meaning, is not a tenable idea. If we're going to put faith in this concept, then it requires that we believe in the soul's survival…"
Jun 8, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"That's an interesting analysis, although somewhat opaque. I agree in so far as the Christian revelation gave life-blood to the patriarchal conception. The way I see it is this. The spirit, in matriarchal religion, permeates the sublunar realm. But…"
Jun 6, 2016
Mats Winther commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
"Klemens, the reason why Christianity rose to domination was that Paganism had played out its role. People increasingly saw it as naive to make sacrifice and worship to a certain deity in order to better your chances in life. There are letters…"
Jun 4, 2016
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  • Hey Mat,

     Just a heads up, I wanted to reread your paper on the self ( utterly fascinating by the way) but was unable to logon to any of your websites on Google, very strange! you might want to take a look. Will comment at a later date.

      Les

  • Hi Matts,
    We communicated long ago in another newsgroup. Nice to see you here. I've always been impressed - and maybe intimidated! - by how much knowledge you have in this field! LoL - and I'm not trying to flatter you. Not entirely.

    I have a question: I practiced active imagination almost obsessively for three years while i worked through a personal crisis. In one of my most recent sessions, a feminine figure answered a question by showing me an image of an elk. She wouldn't tell me what it meant, but she said (about showing me the elk image), "I'm seldom so literal."

    I never did understand what she meant, but today I saw your profile picture. Intriguing! Please, what can you tell me about the elk as an image?

    Thank you,
    John K.
  • Hi Mats. Happy new year, and a somewhat belated welcome to the online depth community! Glad you've joined us.

    It looks like you've had a chance to explore the site a bit and to engage already. I hope you've discovered the Alliance to be a dynamic group of likeminded people who are all fascinated by the field of depth psychology. While there are quite a number of certified psychologists and analysts here, it's actually a very interdisicplinary community. Many of our members come from many walks of life--artists, writers, doctors, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much knowledge and experience here to be shared.

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  • Welcome Mats,

    I am grateful that you have jumped into the discussions so quickly. You can only enrich our conversations in your areas of interest. The human soul is the topic of my dissertation so I would be interested in hearing your thoughts along this line on inquiry. Again, glad you have joined the Alliance and I will catch up on your posts!

    Ed

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