The Complete Works of Carl Jung (UPDATED)

[UPDATE 6/16/15: Jung’s Collected Works can now be downloaded from Scribd.com.] Christmas has come early for this Jungian Pagan.  I have been on the hunt for Jung’s writings on the Internet and have not met with much luck … until now.  Finding certain publications by Jung is very easy, but Jung was a prolific writer.  [Read More…]

A Jungian Interpretation of the Goddess

John P. Dourley is my favorite interpreter of Jung.  Author of numerous books on Jung, including A Strategy for a Loss of Faith, The Psyche as Sacrament, and On Behalf of the Mystical Fool: Jung on the Religious Situation. You can read a couple of his essays online: “The Foundational Elements of a Jungian Spirituality” (Scribd) [Read More…]

Lateral Transcendence: Toward Greater Compassion

My minister at the Unitarian congregation I attend recently started a sermon series on “Dangerous Words”, which include words like “prayer” and “sin”.  That there are considered “dangerous words” says a lot about Unitarianism.  Anyway, it got me thinking about what would be considered a “dangerous word” to Pagans.  The first one that popped into [Read More…]

Jung Resources for Pagans

I have just created a new menu on the side of my blog which contains links to Jung resources.  Check it out.  Most of these are hard-to-find writings by Jung himself.  Jung’s writings, I have come to discover, are very hard to find on the Internet. I also created a reading list of secondary sources [Read More…]

Symbols

I just came across this quote in a biography of Jung I have been reading.  I have struggled previously here and here to explain why I think symbols cannot be reduced to mere metaphors and poetry cannot be reduced to representation language.  This quote by Jung, from his essay “Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon”, captures [Read More…]

Water and Stone: libations and altars

Recently, I discovered a great blog at Witches and Pagans called Baring the Aegis: Hellenismos by Elani Temperance on Greek reconstructionist spirituality.  Her full blog can be found here.  Two posts in particular caught my attention, both on the practice of libations: “Sponde and khoe; the practice of liquid sacrifices” and “Khernips and libations; two [Read More…]