William Angel commented on William Angel's blog post Carl Jung's observations about Hitler and the "madness of crowds"
"Sure Linda, copy the section in a way you would find useful. Glad it is of help"
Jul 3, 2015
Linda AK Thompson, PhD commented on William Angel's blog post Carl Jung's observations about Hitler and the "madness of crowds"
"Hi William - this is great for I have been asking for help from the community to help with responses to Aleksandar and if I may would like to copy + paste this in the "Utopia" part of DPA panel discussion group?  Let me know if that is OK?  Thanks…"
Jul 3, 2015
William Angel commented on Bonnie Bright's video
"There was a serious professional relationship for a time between Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli, the distingished physicist. My impression of what Jung is saying is that he is emphasizing the importance of consciousness in describing physical reality,…"
Feb 9, 2015
William Angel replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Jung on "American Life" and our Lack of Rootedness....
""You have to pacify your unconscious all along the line because it is in an absolute uproar."
Should one read "collective unconscious" as being meant in that statement? Might it also be proper to speak of an American collective unconscious, a German…"
Jan 31, 2015
William Angel replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Dreaming with Open Eyes - article on Jung's Active Imagination
"Do I have a technique for understanding why certain settings or places show up in my dreams? I believe that my most vivid dreams are connected to persistent lingering personal frustrations and unfulfilled desires that I have and that also preoccupy…"
Jan 30, 2015
William Angel replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Dreaming with Open Eyes - article on Jung's Active Imagination
"Jung had something else to say that could be relevant here:
Jung believed that memories formed throughout the day also play a role in dreaming. These memories leave impressions for the unconscious to deal with when the ego is at rest. The…"
Jan 30, 2015
J.D.Stephen Flynn commented on William Angel's blog post Carl Jung's observation on why people create "stone idols with human features"
"Nice one Willian! The essence of art expressed by Sarah. And even this struggle to express culture can become a possession to defend.. Today's icon is tomorrow's art collection. Thus the material force implodes and becomes 'soul set in stone' except…"
Jan 29, 2015
William Angel commented on William Angel's blog post Carl Jung's observation on why people create "stone idols with human features"
"As a point of interest, here is a link to a video in which the sculptor Sarah Doherty explains why she created this "stone idol with human features" http://youtu.be/VNC2oc1aV7k"
Jan 28, 2015
William Angel commented on William Angel's blog post Carl Jung's observation on why people create "stone idols with human features"
""The trouble arises when this basic material [stone] can dominate man and s/he can be prepared to defend it to the point of death." That's a good point.Your observation brings to mind the battles that break out at the sites of religious shrines,…"
Jan 27, 2015
J.D.Stephen Flynn commented on William Angel's blog post Carl Jung's observation on why people create "stone idols with human features"
"Agreed, interesting the use of stone we humans seem to be attracted to or use to express feelings.
The stone in the ring, broach, necklace and even metal is the extraction from stone. Ok! That is pushing it!
Then there is the use of stone to signify…"
Jan 27, 2015
William Angel commented on William Angel's blog post Powerful Photos Depict Veterans Who Use Art Therapy To Heal
"Carl Jung in his essay After the Catastrophe (1945) discusses the situation of the Germans and the Nazi phenomenon. A couple of quotes from his essay could be relevant both to the soldier's artistic work documented in the article in the National…"
Jan 25, 2015
Bonnie Bright commented on William Angel's blog post Powerful Photos Depict Veterans Who Use Art Therapy To Heal
"William: This is such an amazing project! Thank you so much for posting. (I've also taken the liberty of posting one of the photos from the article here so others can see it.) The images are so compelling.
I really appreciate your perspective on how…"
Jan 24, 2015

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Depth Psychology Alliance to add comments!

Join Depth Psychology Alliance

Comments

  • Education Institution

    Welcome, William. Glad to have you here. Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself in the Forum. If you need help navigating the site, you can look under "About" and "Navigating the Site." Here's a direct link to that page: http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/page/navigating-the-site

    Good luck, and see you around the community.

    FAQs—Navigating and Posting on This Site
    WATCH a 1-hour orientation video on how to navigate and post on the Alliance REMEMBER: Depth Psychology Alliance is a COMMUNITY! That means you are…
This reply was deleted.

What Carl Jung had to say about the leadership and characteristics of large groups of people would also seem to apply to social groups linked together by the Internet and bonded by religious causes such as Islamic Fundamentalism:

"There is no question but that Hitler belongs in the category of the truly mystic medicine man...since the time of Mohammed nothing like it has been seen in this world. This markedly mystic characteristic of Hitler is what makes him do things which…
Read more…

A quote from Carl Jung on the subject of "masks":

9142450058?profile=original

The persona, for Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, was the social face the individual presented to the world—"a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual".

One wonders what Jung would have thought about the masks created by these veterans (see link below) as their intent in creating them was to reveal, rather than to…

Read more…