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READING: Red Book discussion group on Tuesday, June 14

Red Book Discussion text.pdf

For those planning on attending the Red Book discussion group on Tuesday, June 14, attached is the text we'll be talking about (the first eleven pages of Liber Primus).

As you'll see Jung makes clear, nothing is unimportant and everything has to do with the Spirit…


Added by Frank Beurskens on June 3, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments


Are you interested in personal and spiritual growth and opportunities to discover meaningful connections that expand awareness? Then, the C.G. Jung Center may be for you.

"Our life is psychological and the purpose of life

is to make psyche of it, to find connections between life and soul." James Hillman

The C.G. Jung Center features educational programs, discussion groups and lectures by…


Added by Frank Beurskens on April 6, 2016 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Synchronicity - Additional resources on the web

Introductory Resources: 

Wikipedia on Synchronicity

  • "Synchronicity is a concept first explained by psychiatrist Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship, yet seem to be meaningfully…

Added by Frank Beurskens on September 15, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Tension of the Opposites - Article

The Tension of the Opposites

by Paul Levy

C. G. Jung articulated very eloquently the archetypal descent into the unconscious. He realized that when you go into the psyche you are invariably going to meet "the problem of the opposites." This is that double-bind that is at the root of our self-consciousness. To quote…


Added by Frank Beurskens on May 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Swallowing Shadow: You can either be good or whole, but not both- C. G. Jung.

"The first duty of the ethically-minded person is, from Jung's psychological perspective, to become as conscious as possible of his or her own shadow. The shadow is made up of the personality's tendencies, motives, and traits that a person considers shameful for one reason or another and seeks to suppress or actually represses unconsciously. If they are repressed, they are unconscious and are projected into others. When this happens, there is usually strong moral indignation and the…


Added by Frank Beurskens on May 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Exploring Evil

Melville's Vision of Evil by Steven Herrmann


Fire is an image that has often been associated with wanton destruction, as in Hitler's slaughter of seven million Jews in the fiery gas-ovens of Germany or Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor during WWII. In more recent times, we have seen Ahabian "dictatorship" (that Jungian analyst James Kirsch outlined)(100) in Saddam…


Added by Frank Beurskens on April 15, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Think This Election Is About the Economy? Interview With Analyst Murray Stein


The Huffington Post featured an interview today with Murray Stein, worth reading:

Stein analyzes the American political system from a depth psychological perspective, to explore some of the issues behind the splintered society.  

"America is a very extraverted country; for a young,…


Added by Frank Beurskens on October 12, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Answer to Job

Online resources related to Carl Jung's work on "The Answer to Job"

Prefatory Note to Answer to Job by Carl Jung:

"On account of its somewhat unusual content, my little book requires a short preface. I beg of you, dear reader, not to overlook it. For, in what…


Added by Frank Beurskens on April 14, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments

The purpose of the Analytical Psychology Society of Western NY is to study and share the work of C.G. Jung and related contemporary thought.

In addition to our continuing book service, The C.G. Jung Center is pleased to announce a working relationship with Talking Leaves Bookstore that will greatly expand the availability of Jungian literature in Buffalo.

Since our inception, access to the books we sell has been limited to times when our center is open to the public. As part of our arrangement with Talking Leaves they will be expanding the number of selections by Jung and related authors that they keep on their shelves.

Most of the titles will be at the Main Street store, however a list of what's available will be kept behind the counter at the Elmwood location.

We hope you will take advantage of this greatly increased opportunity to purchase these informative books so full of meaning for Psyche in the world.

APSWNY / CG Jung Center

Analytical Psychology Society of Western New York


All Events are held in either the "Barbara Moot Memorial Library of Jungian Studies", or in the "Mission Room" at Trinity Episcopal Church. Please Check Program details for room location.

LOCATION: 371 Delaware, Buffalo, NY 14202

Questions or comments:

"I have been compelled, in my investigations into the structure of the unconscious, to make a conceptual distinction between soul and psyche. By psyche, I understand the totality of all psychic processes, conscious as well as unconscious. By soul, on the other hand, I understand a clearly demarcated functional complex that can best be described as a "personality". (Jung, 1971: Def. 48 par. 797)


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