Is alcohol dependence a misplaced expression of a spiritual thirst, or a collapse into a regressed and infantile state? We discuss Jung’s involvement in the establishment of Alcoholics Anonymous. Jung’s letter to Bill W. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thisjungianlife/TJL_005Alcoholism.mp3 Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Here’s the dream we analyze: “I’m accused of something I’m guilty of: loving the pharaoh’s daughter as […]

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What’s the difference between shaming, being ashamed, and being shamed? Which of these is most alive in the culture right now? Why do we feel existential shame, and how can it be healed? http://traffic.libsyn.com/thisjungianlife/TJL_004Shame.mp3 Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Here’s the dream we analyze: “I was on one side of the Grand Canyon with my graduate school […]

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We take a look at emotional affairs and imaginal affairs. Both are more common than you might think and can lead us into an experience of our own depths. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thisjungianlife/TJL_003EmotionalAffairs.mp3 Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Here’s the dream we analyze: “I was with my eldest child and my husband. We were in my old hometown. I suddenly […]

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The Shape of Water recently won the Academy Award for best film, captivating audiences with its dream-like images of an other-worldly love. What can a psychological perspective contribute to understanding this film? http://traffic.libsyn.com/thisjungianlife/TJL_017heShapeOfWater.mp3 Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Here’s the dream we analyze: “I was in a large, dark room. About twenty feet away was a door […]

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Are hookups a joyous celebration of unbridled sexual expression? A defense against intimacy? All of the above? Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Here’s the dream we analyze: “I am at a family reunion. I see two women on the sofa at each end. They are identical twins. I […]

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We discuss the symbolic meaning of shit, and shithole, and wonder about shadow projection.  What does Trump’s use of this term have to tell us about his psyche – and ours? Subscribe in: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | PlayerFM | TuneIn Here’s the dream we analyze: “I was in a flooded house. The […]

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