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Episode 226: HERMES: Divine Trickster

Episode 226: HERMES: Divine Trickster

Hermes is the symbol of a living reality seeking conscious acknowledgment, the agent of creativity and transformation. How we perceive his message is not his interest. He is already gone.

Episode 225 – Archetype of the Wave: image of energy and motion

Episode 225 – Archetype of the Wave: image of energy and motion

Photo Credit: Matthew Paul Catalano via Unsplash https://traffic.libsyn.com/thisjungianlife/TJL_225-Wave.mp3 Images of earth’s perpetual restlessness waves gently rock us, lift us up for an exhilarating ride – or inundate us in the terrifying phenomenon of a tsunami....

Episode 222 – Hansel and Gretel: Overcoming Trauma

Episode 222 – Hansel and Gretel: Overcoming Trauma

Fairy tales are fierce narratives of human shadow and its transformation. Hansel and Gretel depicts raw childhood trauma: parents abandon their children in the forest in order to feed themselves.

Episode 221- DAIMON: Demon or Destiny?

Episode 221- DAIMON: Demon or Destiny?

The daimon, guiding spirit of individual destiny, was discussed by ancient Greek philosophers. Daimons were particularly linked to creativity and life force and described as lesser deities, divine messengers, and determinative fates. For Jung, “daimon” was a synonym for that part of the unconscious concerned with life purpose, and it spoke through intuition and dreams. Ego’s task is transforming the autonomous power of the daimon into authentic expression in life. Jungian analyst and author James Hillman says, “The soul of each of us is given a unique daimon before we are born, and it has selected an image or pattern that we live on earth. This soul-companion, the daimon, guides us here; in the process of arrival, however, we forget all that took place and believe we come empty into this world. The daimon remembers what is in your image and belongs to your pattern, and therefore your daimon is the carrier of your destiny.”

Episode 220 – Can We Consider Abortion?

Episode 220 – Can We Consider Abortion?

Issues like abortion test our ability to tolerate ambiguity and anxiety without activating the polarizing defenses of judging, moralizing, or demonizing the other.

Episode 219 – Archetypal Aspects of School

Episode 219 – Archetypal Aspects of School

Schools have existed across cultures and throughout time; the knowledge they transmit leads us out of childhood, shapes our values and world view, and grooms us for citizenship.