Archive for July, 2011

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

New York artist Elizabeth Huey recently had an exhibition at the Heiner Contemporary gallery in Washington DC which featured the above painting titled “Freud and Jung.” The truth vs. fiction part is the photo shown below that the artist used as a reference. The photo is supposedly real, taken in 1908 when Freud and Jung were lecturing in the U.S.

Poem for the Day


I am not I.
I am this one
Walking beside me whom I do not see,
Whom at times I manage to visit,
And at other times I forget.
The one who remains silent when I talk,
The one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,
The one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
The one who will remain standing when I die.

Juan Ramon Jimenez (translation by Robert Bly)

A Series of Unfortunate Assumptions

Here’s an interesting talk from by journalist, author, and public speaker Kathryn Schulz. The title is “On Being Wrong” and there’s so much to recommend about what she has to say. It’s about how we see the world and ourselves, and how completely wrong we usually are. It’s also about becoming conscious—always of interest to Jungians.

“Because, unlike God, we don’t really know what’s going on out there. And unlike all of the other animals, we are obsessed with trying to figure it out. To me, this obsession is the source and root of all of our productivity and creativity.”

“I thought this one thing was going to happen and something else happened instead.” This one quote seems to sum up most of what happens to us. It reminds me of a quote from the Dalai Lama, when asked whether he gets angry: “Something happens. It isn’t what you expected. Anger arises. But, you know, it doesn’t have to be a problem.”

You can find a ton of great talks to watch and listen to on

Mark Vernon’s Series on Jung

I posted earlier about Mark Vernon’s series about Carl Jung in the Guardian—here’s an update with links to more installments.

Part 1: Taking Inner Life Seriously
Part 2: A Troubled Relationship with Freud–and the Nazis
Part 3: Encountering the Unconscious

Part 4: Do Archetypes Exist?
Part 5: Psychological Types
Part 6: Synchronicity
Part 7: The power of acceptance
Part 8: Religion and the search for meaning

The Dream Doctor


Charles McPhee, a nationally syndicated radio host and sleep expert known as the “Dream Doctor” died at age 49 on May 8, 2011.

“McPhee’s top-rated radio program aired in the country’s biggest markets. On the air, he sought to legitimize dream interpretation, a field of study that he said had strayed from its roots in the pioneering work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. . . . In 1997, McPhee started a Web site and invited people to send him descriptions of their dreams. He collected more than 600,000 dreams from 90 countries and used the data for his interpretations.” —Portland Press Herald  McPhee’s website
New York Times article about McPhee and his diagnosis of ALS

To listen to archived articles from his show, go to the Dream Doctor website and look at the Listen Now! box to the right of the video player.

Jung on Facebook

Yes, you can even find Jung on Facebook, along with everybody else. To see what people are posting about Carl Jung, check out the site Trend in Facebook and search on “Carl Jung.” You can also follow the following Jung-related sites on Facebook:


C. G. Jung Biographical Archive Recordings Digitized

The Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard has announced that the audio recordings of the C. G. Jung Biographical Archive have been digitized and are now available to researchers. The collection includes 143 oral history taped interviews, 1 film commentary, and 2 papers from individuals about their relationship with C. G. Jung.


The NWA Friends of Jung meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in the library at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Sunday Dream Group meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2–3:30 in the library at St. Paul’s.

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