We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself . . . We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil. Carl Gustav Jung.
Carl Jung was a fascinating, engaging and pioneering Psychiatrist who had an in-depth knowledge of theology, anthropology, philosophy, archaeology and mythology; he was a unique polymath and very much ahead of his time. Jung’s ‘Analytical Psychology’ has had, and continues to have, an enormous impact in various fields of human endeavour. Jung was interviewed in … More ‘Man Cannot Stand A Meaningless Life’
DREAM ANALYSIS COURSE Mirabilis Health, 7 Farmley Road, Glengormley, Co. Antrim, BT36 7TY First Workshop: 1 March 2017 (7-9pm) This 6 session dream analysis course is open to everyone. By understanding your dreams better, it is possible to live a more meaningful and purposeful life. The course tutors are Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie (Logotherapist & Existential … More Interested in Dream Analysis?
This is the text of a short reflection I delivered today at Cliftonville Moravian Church in North Belfast: As we grow in years and experience of life it becomes evident, rather quickly, that life is complex; people are complex. Often what we see on the surface belies a much deeper level of complexity – very … More Looking Beyond Flaws, Failings & Brokenness: The Beauty of the Christian Message
“God is a psychic fact of immediate experience, otherwise there would never have been any talk of God. The fact is valid in itself, requiring no non-psychological proof and inaccessible to any form of non-psychological criticism. It can be the most immediate and hence the most real of experiences, which can be neither ridiculed nor … More Jung On The Experience Of God
For some time now I’ve been fascinated by Carl Jung and groundbreaking work in the field of psychology and psychoanalysis. Although for me, Jung was far more – he was a mystic and a very unconventional ‘holy man’ who gave us a profound insight into human nature and its interaction with the Divine. I was … More Jung On Religion In Therapy
Sea of Faith was a six-part documentary television series, produced by the BBC and first screened in 1984. Presented by English philosopher and theologian Don Cupitt, the series explored the interface between the history of Christianity and critical thought through the lens of scientific advances, political atheism and societal secularisation. Of all the Sea of Faith productions, Cupitt’s short … More Carl Jung: The Unconscious & The Function of Religion
In the BBC series ‘Face to Face’, John Freeman interviews a number of influential thinkers, the most important of which (at least in my opinion) is the great Psychiatrist, Philosopher and founder of the Analytic Psychology movement, Carl Gustav Jung. The interview, which takes place at Jung’s home in Zürich, provides a very powerful insight … More Face to Face with Carl Jung
The late Jungian Psychotherapist John Weir Perry posited that the psychiatric community often errs in treating visionary experiences as a form of mental illness. Perry was the author of many influential books including ‘The Heart of History‘ and ‘The Far Side of Madness‘. He contends that that psychiatric labelling and the use of anti-psychotic drugs … More Visionary Experience or Psychosis?
In this fascinating interview, Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman describes her approach to therapy, which she says, is based on the interaction with the unconscious. She goes on to define and explain the unconscious and how we can access it via dream analysis. Woodman also talks about the importance of the spiritual in Jungian analysis, and … More An Insight into Jungian Analysis