Dynamics of the Self

“Jung has established the idea of man as part of the cosmic pattern. And man, as part of the cosmic pattern, has been given back his dignity as an individual.” Gerhard Adler, Ph.D. Gerhard Adler was born in 1904 and raised in Berlin. He took a doctorate from the University of Freiburg in 1927. And, […]

What is This Thing?

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 Know the Dark

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

The Road Not Taken

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 […]

In Midlife

In Midlife, book cover

Forty-one years ago, Murray Stein gave an eight-part course for the Jung Institute of Chicago called “The World of Hermes and the Experience of Liminality,” a title, he confessed, that would probably scare off potential readers if put in book form to the public at large.