"The life of most ideas consists in their controversial nature" (The Jung-White Letters, 2007, p.238)
The blog expresses a wide spectrum of opinion, responses and interpretations regarding Jung and his psychology.
Submissions may actively seek to stimulate such dialogue, within reasonable and respectful limits.  
In this way, it facilitates a living and vibrant ongoing on-line symposium around some very important topics and issues.
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May 3, 2020

Today, when I could do nothing,

I saved an ant.

It must have come in with the morning paper,

still being delivered to those who shelter in place.

A morning paper is still an essential service.

I am not an essential service.

I have coffee and books, time, a garden,

silence eno...

Suffering that is not understood is hard to bear, while on the other hand it is often astounding to see how much a person can endure when he understands the why and the wherefore. A philosophical or religious view of the world enables him to do this, and such views pro...


May 13, 2019 | Gregory Sova

Thanks for this book review of Catafalque.

I read Catafalque a few months ago. Wonderful book that helps put certain things about Jung into a new light and grants him a status that he most certainly...

February 21, 2016

This first blog series began with a thought-provoking collage by Mary Barnes called “The Evanescent and the Eternal.” The intention was to initiate a discussion on aging and mortality. For me this immediately brought up Jung’s image of the rhizome and the ever-enduring...

February 1, 2016

Churn Creek consists of almost 37,000 hectares of protected land on the west bank of the Fraser river about 100 kilometers west of 100-Mile House.  Closer to the river, the land is mostly covered with different grasses while Douglas fir trees dominate the higher elevat...

January 7, 2016

To begin the new year, and to continue our ruminations on aging and mortality, we have a post from Mary Barnes.  As a kind of preface, and to set the context, I would just like to provide a few pertinent excerpts from the Collected Works.


In an important essay from 191...

December 30, 2015

We would like to thank Lynne Phillips for submitting this poem on the topic of aging.  It was composed by the American poet Miller Williams who shot to fame when he was asked to read his poem “Of History and Hope” at Clinton's second inauguration in 1997. 


In an i...

December 24, 2015

Mary Barnes' collage and commentary, posted below on Dec. 18th, brings up one of the most enduring questions of our history: the distinction between the Evanescent and the Eternal.  Along with the pursuit of the eternal, it runs throughout the history of our religion a...

December 18, 2015


Close your eyes.... Life blows through before you know it!
There you are... Before you catch your breath.
I once identified age as having less and less to say about more and more.
Now it is more that each moment has the potential to surprise me.


Radical Acts: Becoming...

December 7, 2015

We have now created this space for the vibrant and dynamic exchange of ideas, opinions, and reflections regarding the psychology of C. G. Jung.  If you would like to contribute or respond to a blog post, please submit an email to the Jung Society at jungsocietyvictoria...

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