Jung’s Gnostic Creation Myth: The Creative Shadow Pleroma and the Development of his System of Psychology

This essay is about Jung’s Gnostic creation myth, which he wrote in 1916 as an important part of his encounter with the unconscious.  He called it the Seven Sermons to the Dead, and attributed its writing to Philemon, a winged being he encountered in dreams and fantasies, who assumed the role of guru with superior insight. Continue reading “Jung’s Gnostic Creation Myth: The Creative Shadow Pleroma and the Development of his System of Psychology”

Sri Aurobindo, Jean Gebser and the Evolutution of Consciousness: Insights for Depth Psychology

In this essay I trace the evolution of consciousness from the time of origins and the archaic structure of consciousness, through the magic structure, the mythical structure and the mental structure up to the present incipient integral culture of consciousness using Jean Gebser’s structural categories. Continue reading “Sri Aurobindo, Jean Gebser and the Evolutution of Consciousness: Insights for Depth Psychology”

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Prophetic Voice and the Mythical Psyche: With Reference to C. G. Jung

In this paper, I discuss the meaning of J. R.R. Tolkien’s mythology, especially as portrayed in The Lord of the Rings.  I also make comparative references to the work of C. G. Jung, with which I find compelling compatibility.  Continue reading “J.R.R. Tolkien’s Prophetic Voice and the Mythical Psyche: With Reference to C. G. Jung”