Dreams & Active Imagination, I: Overview

My previous series of posts discussed the four elements, three stages, and the goal of the process of adaption and restoration (i.e., the process C.G. Jung called individuation). Jung observed adaption and restoration at work in the psychological lives of his patients, and developed his theory based on the manner in which psychological conflict manifested…

Adaption & Restoration, IV: Goal of Integration

My previous posts provided overviews of elements and stages associated with the process of individuation. The question remains: what is the aim of these elements and stages within the process of adaption and restoration?   The goal of the stages of differentiation, confrontation, and reunion (in combination with the elements of quest, unity in multiplicity,…

Adaption & Restoration, III: Stages

My previous post outlined four elements commonly associated with the process of adaption and restoration. These four elements (projection, quest, unity in multiplicity, and the persona) move through three stages (differentiation, confrontation, and reunion) in order to help an individual gradually separate her-/himself from the persona, confront the depths of unconscious activity, and reconcile the…

Adaption & Restoration, II: Elements

My previous post introduced the process of adaption and restoration. This post presents the basic elements associated with the movement of adaption and restoration.   The process of adaption and restoration involves four elements (subject of this post): Projection Quest Unity in multiplicity The persona; and moves through three stages (subject of the next post):…

Adaption & Restoration, I: Introduction

My previous posts introduced the career and psychological methodology of C. G. Jung. This post introduces Jung’s process of individuation, which, for the sake of clarity, I refer to as the process of adaption and restoration (i.e., adaption to traumatic events and the restoration of psychological balance during and/or after trauma). The following posts will…

Jungian Theory: A Brief Overview, II

My previous post gave a (very) brief overview of Jung’s view of himself and his work. This post aims to provide an equally brief introduction to the premises behind Jung’s psycho-therapeutic method. Further posts will expand on Jung’s archetypal theory and his method of dream interpretation. (Please see BULGAKOV RESOURCES for works that discuss Jung’s…