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Consciousness and Summer Hikes

A blog on Jung and our relationship with Nature. Written for the Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts.

"C.G. Jung spent a great deal of time in nature, and used his observations and experiences in natural settings as metaphors in his psychological work. Hiking in the Rocky Mountains brings one in touch with the reality of the effort required to summit a mountain, and I am sure that hiking in the Swiss Alps gave Jung time to consider mountain analogies."

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When Things Turn Dark

A review of the compelling Patrick Melrose Novels, written by Edward St. Aubyn. 

"Patrick Melrose is caught between worlds and cultures, which makes him an outsider grappling with life and trying to understand why he has been so affected by the actions of others." 

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1Q84: Reflections on a story about the search for the Other

A review of 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami. 

"Don’t you just hate it when you finish a really good book?  I found myself drawn so deeply in the world of 1Q84, created by Haruki Murakami, that for a short while I was outside of time."

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Flodding, Riverbeds, and Archetypes

A blog written for the Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts about the Boulder floods of 2013

"We have been touched personally, we know those who have been touched, and in some cases know those who have been “wiped out” by the water and the mud that flooded out of the hills, after we received one year’s worth of rain (18.5 inches) in a few days."

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Exile and Individuation

A blog written for the Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts about immigration and individuation. 

"There are times when I feel like an exile in my own land, not just because I am an immigrant, but also because the individuation process can be a lonely, isolated and difficult road to travel."

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