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by JamesN.
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 35966

A clarification needed. Ever since this particular discussion started there has been a little voice that has been telling me something is not quite right here and this morning while going over some reference material I came across what might be causing some of the confusion here. On pages 132-133 o...
by JamesN.
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 35966

James, Thanks again for all of the information. I give each of the functions their own dimension so that they can have their own world, or sphere of influence. There is an emotional world of loving and caring that is part of our society. There is also a sensual world of artistic creativity, and the...
by JamesN.
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 35966

Ron I have added more to the previous entry while you were engaged in posting so please forgive the late revision. I would again humbly suggest viewing the "Jungian Models of the Psyche" maps before going any further because these various models will help by providing the visual images that aid in ...
by JamesN.
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 35966

Ron I am no psychologist; but I believe your further efforts at restructuring already academically recognized mental processes will begin to drift into Sigmund Freud territory among others; (i.e. Ego and the Id for example); and will really start to widen out from there. (Herding cats may be one wa...
by JamesN.
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 35966

Rom's post raised a question for me. One that I would like to ask any psychologists reading this. I will lay some groundwork and then ask the question. Jung defined four functions of the psyche. These are intellect, intuition, sensuality, and emotion. To this I add willfulness. He also said that a ...
by JamesN.
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 30647

Ercan: Hello guys, Consciousness is truly a problem sometimes; because, as Carl Jung often reminds us, that's a very recent acquisition of nature and it's still in an 'experimental' state. What about the technicall issue concerning the future of this website? Ron: Ercan2121, Consciousness is a funn...
by JamesN.
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 30647

Ercan: What about the technicall issue concerning the future of this website? Hello Ercan. Good to see you back. To answer your question as far as I know the website is now up and running again thanks to a fix that Mark from the support team implemented. (I'm not sure how many of the regular poster...
by JamesN.
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 30647

James, This is interesting stuff. I'm not criticizing, it was just funny to me to think consciousness was a problem. Not to worry Ron; this is deep complex material for anyone to assimilate. And since I too am trying to work my way through it; input from others like yourself who are likewise engage...
by JamesN.
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 30647

James, I just started reading this but I had to laugh when I read, "The problem of consciousness." I never thought of consciousness as a problem . Ron. On reading through this paper "twice" I found quite a bit of insightful information that illuminates much of my limited understanding. But then aga...
by JamesN.
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 30647

Here is a really interesting piece I came across on "The Shadow" that goes into great detail about some of the inter-relationships within the Individuation process. (Since The Shadow is such a critical part of this process I thought it was important to offer it; even though Cindy is not with us at ...
by JamesN.
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 24499

James, The more I think about it the more surprised I am that Jung so accurately predicted my behavior in old age. Its a bit scary . Indeed Ron. As a matter of fact Joseph Campbell makes a reference to this focus of Jung on the adult later years in one of the audio lectures; (I can't remember which...
by JamesN.
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 24499

James thank you for the thoughtful post. All I can say is that I am obsessed with the functions of the psyche and am trying to bring them into balance not only for the individual, but for society as a whole. It seems to me that this is the individuation process. Thank you Ron. Your gracious reply i...
by JamesN.
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 24499

Ron: Thank you for the quotes. I think i have a good understanding of Jung's individuation process from my own long life. Ron in all due respect I think you are misreading some of the context from the quotes. Ron: However I disagree that guilt motivates a person to spread their wisdom. I see it as ...
by JamesN.
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 24499

Andreas, I think the transcendent experience comes in flavors like ice cream. One flavor might feature inner piece and another blazing love. Different people relate to different flavors. I believe that individuation, specialization, and diversity are the products of our various experiences. I like ...
by JamesN.
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 30647

James, I read the links. Very interesting stuff. It will take time to digest. One thing I am having trouble with was the idea that the conscious and the subconscious are in conflict. Conflict implies a two way situation, I can see a person denying or being hostile toward their subconscious, but I c...