The Wisdom of Your Dreams: Using Dreams to Tap Into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life: by Jeremy Taylor
The first dream book I read by Jeremy Taylor came out in 1983, 40 years ago. The one under review is Taylor’s final contribution, which came out in 2009, the year the Red Book was published. It is loaded with a career of insights garnered from his lifetime commitment to the psyche and to group […]
In this review, I am departing from the approach that has guided previous reviews on our website. I am not addressing a “classic” Jungian text. Instead, I am addressing a book that has to do with the origins of a classic, namely Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963). Specifically, this review is about the recent publication of […]
What is this thing driving me?Is it the same instinct that sends the salmonSwimming from the sea to the river to spawn?Or is it similar to the imprinting of the migratory patterns of the birds?Is it what causes the acorn to become the oak or is itWhat turns the seeds into grains, flowers, or plants?Is […]
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. ~ Wendell Berry
These paintings are inspired by the network of relationships in the system of nature. They encourage viewers to notice the “painting within the painting” that exists beyond our limited senses—the interplay of the laws of nature that constantly surround us.
“Duality,” “The Flood,” “Coherent Conscience,” “Death of a Survivor,” and “Hemmed In” were inspired by the impact our subconscious has on our experiences in reality. What happens internally when we are in crisis or lose our sense of self? How do subconscious forces and patterns operate on us? What helps us rebuild ourselves with a new level of perception? The exploration inward can be filled with intense pain but also has immeasurable value.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that […]
John Douley’s 1984 Inner City book is a short (100 pages), heavily endnoted (16 pages) text that successfully captures Jung’s complex perspective on religion and religious experience. The subtitle of this book is as important as the title: A Jungian Critique of Christianity. Much has been written on this subject. This is such a big […]
We are ready to receive in reverencethe music of the masters, the symphonies of the spheresand invoke in sacred celebrationsthe ancient holy spirits of the blessed ages. We let ourselves be exaltedby magic, sacred secretsthat capture life’s wild, stormy vigor,to transform it into revealing symbols. Like stellar constellations those invocationspull us into their orbit, give […]
If each day fallsinside each nightthere exists a wellwhere clarity is imprisoned. We need to sit on the rimof the well of darknessand fish for fallen lightwith patience. – Pablo Neruda
That you were born and you will die. That you will sometimes love enough and sometimes not. That you will lieif only to yourself. That you will get tired. That you will learn most from the situationsyou did not choose. That there will be some things that move youmore than you can say. That you […]