klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Does Trump expose America's shadow and that is unacceptable... thoughts on the psychology of Trump...Love him or hate him he exposes a lot about the american psyche.

WHY ANTI-TRUMP PEOPLE HATE TRUMP EVEN THOUGH HIS ACTIONS AREN’T ESPECIALLY…"
Jan 22, 2018
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"How Trump really won the election in 8 minutes (Jungian archetypes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8R9KDxUDAw
An interesting take on the Trump phenomenon. Is trump a Jungian practitioner or did he naturally tap and manipulate archetypes to secure…"
Jan 20, 2018
klemens swib commented on Colin Robinson's blog post Questions about the transgender movement – children, identity, ancient precedents
"Jung said words to the effect that if the human weeds were allowed to flourish and spread they would rapidly proceed to blot out the rest. In that vein civilization tames, transforms, disciplines and shapes raw human nature and material nature into…"
Sep 23, 2017
klemens swib commented on Bonnie Bright's blog post Dionysus as God of Drama, Psychology, and Transdisciplinarity: Depth Psychology and the Arts
"The twice mothered thrice born Dionysos' greatest gift to the Greeks was the the belief in immortality that his dismemberment/death and rebirth engendered. He provided the Greeks with the incontrovertible proof that there could be life after death.…"
Jul 21, 2017
klemens swib replied to John R. Brusseau's discussion THE PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO POLITICAL ELECTIONS
"John Agreed for the most part. Even though the focus of my interest lies elsewhere, I very much appreciated your very sensible and personal approach to the application of these particular psychological concepts. You have a very refreshing, original…"
Jan 6, 2017
klemens swib replied to John R. Brusseau's discussion THE PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO POLITICAL ELECTIONS
"John
I appreciate your insights into the underlying emotional dynamic inspiring the exercise of our political prerogative. I would like to add another important emotionally charged determinant of our voting preference to your own. I suspect the…"
Jan 1, 2017
klemens swib commented on Silvia Behrend's blog post Standing on the Steps then and now
"Your sentiments are laudable and your heart is in the right place. Your idealism is quintessentially Christian. It is so obviously the driving force behind our civilization's effort too build the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. An enterprise which the…"
Dec 20, 2016
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Dennis
I don't want the topic to turn overly political so i won't answer you directly. I will just adjust the perspective on this virulent expression of the shadow. This beast is emerging in Europe as well:
Anti russian hysteria goes…"
Dec 15, 2016
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"For some and most definitely not all the shock of the Trump's election has given way to rage. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAFxPXGDH4E
This particular hysterical tirade did not emanate from the lunatic fringe element within society. It was…"
Dec 13, 2016
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Displacement of AffectThe reaction to the candidates in the recent American election is puzzling. The spigot of intense dissatisfaction and vilification was opened up full throttle on the human all too human need for change drain the swamp…"
Nov 26, 2016
klemens swib commented on Bonnie Bright's blog post The Shadow in America Right Now...by Reverend Dr. Jeremy Taylor
"http://investmentwatchblog.com/this-is-not-flashy-and-it-isnt-circu...
Trump's chief strategist believes the women of America were initially the main driving force behind the rise of what evolved into the Trump phenomenon. Indeed 42% of the women…"
Nov 18, 2016
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Thank you Skye. Trump consciously recognized and tapped the ever growing socioeconomic disenchantment of the disenfranchised law abiding and patriotic majority in America. He rode their discontent all the way into the White House. He definitely did…"
Nov 14, 2016
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Shock and dismay over the recent election results is not restricted to this forum. It is widespread and is especially prevalent in the mainstream media which had exposed belittled demonized and threw everything but a nuclear bomb at Donald Trump.…"
Nov 12, 2016
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"One could only wish an even more vehement reaction was unleashed when Edward Snowden informed the world of the enormity of emergent surveillance state. "
Nov 11, 2016
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Holy carolli. A lot of projections are being churned up at this point. What puzzles me is how Trump has become the scapegoat for the muck his predecessors have made of the political economic and social order. About  70% of American GDP is…"
Nov 11, 2016
klemens swib replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"The male candidate was elected because millions and millions of women did not see gender as being the central deciding issue in the campaign. Obviously like all of us Trump has a shadow. That was pointed out, elaborated upon and highlighted in big…"
Nov 10, 2016
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  • sorry about the typos!  I should have re-read my post before adding the comment. next time hopefully, I'll do better.

  • Thanks for responding so promptly!  As I look quickly at both men, having read in the past many of their writings, I still wonder about the huge difference between the two:  on in "modern man's search for his/her soul"; and, the other having FAITHm at least in the Eastern Orthodox arena, which is so vast, as I see it, and experience it!  Do you think that Jung looked to the depths through culture, art, symbolism, etc -- the attributed of the soul; and Dostoevsky recognized the huge discrepancy be the the intelligentia and the idiot, the guildy and punishment . . .  Jung delved deeply into the inner crevices and pits of the hidden reality of consciousness; and Doestoevsky the more exterior expressions in character/personalities to come at a conclusion of some kind:  all is idiocy!  That sanity is in being an idiot!  That pomposity is so evident in many instances; and humility of failure so true and real, without all the fantasy!  Sorry about the seeming judgmental words!  But, it seems that one way or another, each writer/in-depth inquirer of the "unknown" is at once seeking a TRUTH, revealed but not yet known?  concluding that the SILENCE of not-knowing or having the solution to the problems approached in one's life/ or the question of LIFE in general is met not only in the inquiry, but in the letting go of the inquiry, and simply living LIFE, gratefully!

  • As I'm simply perusing the DP's website and multiple avenues of learning, discussion, sharing and personal development, including so much more that I'm not able to define at present!

    Yours is the first "post" on the FORUM that I have read . . .  and my eye wandered to the question you pose concerning the SILENCE of Jung with regard to Dostoevsky.

    This intreages me!  I didn't realize that Jung didn't delve into the writings of Dostoesvsky.  WHY?  seems to be your pount and question>  Am I on the right track or am I reading into your post?

    Shestelle

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A book review of Evan Hanks book A Mid-Life Perspective: Conversations with the Unconscious: A Subjective Study of Science, Religion, and Consciousness

Individuation, the blossoming of individuality, is one of the major themes of Jungian psychology. Jung’s empirical observations of his own and his patients’ interactions with the unconscious contents of the psyche led him to conclude that…

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orthorexia nervosa

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ A Mental Disorder

"defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated"…

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The Dionysian Apollonian Dichotomy

The spirit has at least two significant attributes. It is amaterial. Second, it gives order to chaos/matter. Dionysos represents a part of the amaterial aspect of the spirit. Apollo  represents some part of that aspect of spirit which enters the material realm and gives order to matter/materiality. These are two aspects of the same phenomenon. They are not opposite tendencies at war with each other, as Nietzsche maintained but distinctive and purposive aspects of the Spirit that…

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"They find me a new and original spirit in that I proceed by analysis and not synthesis,i.e. I plunge into the depths and while analyzing every atom I search out the whole." Dostoevsky[1]

On the other hand Jung had to build his concept of wholeness from his empirical studies. Ergo Dostoevsky was able to place  psychological revelations into a detective story accessible to all. Whereas Jung formulated and built his ideas on wholeness in an intellectual construct which many…

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A HARVARD SCIENTIST WANTED TO SEE EXACTLY HOW EASY IT IS TO GET MEDICAL RESEARCH PUBLISHED. IN SOME CASES, $500 IS PRETTY MUCH ALL IT TAKES. 
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