Book Review: Contemplative Masonry

Recently I read an interesting book that I want to share my opinion about: Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft by C.R. “Chuck” Dunning, Jr. This is a practical advice to a person who is engaged in freemasonry based on the well-known psychological empirical methods for self-awareness and self-regulation. …

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Psychological Teachings: Kabbalah

There are many different spellings of the name of the abstract metaphysical system that became the foundation of so many cultural phenomena in the West – Kaballah is a Jewish tradition, Cabala is Christian, Qabalah is Hermetic, and also Practical Kabbalah. The original meaning of the word “Kabbalah” is to receive wisdom from divinity. For …

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Psychological Teachings: The Bible

Let’s explore The Jewish Study Bible, published by the Oxford University Press, from the point of view of an ancient psychology. Genesis is a story about the beginning of human culture from the God’s perspective, using a style of the literary conventions of the ancient Near East, full of complexity and sophistication. The same events …

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Psychological Teachings

As we reviewed the structure of the psyche in the Living between Worlds, its Psychopathology and Archetypes, we are ready to discuss how the mankind historically was trying to deal with all of this. Carl Jung in the Collected Works, Volume 9, talks about esoteric teachings. We can call them psychological teachings now. The right way …

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Previously we discussed the general structure of the psyche in Living between Worlds and some indicators of the split in Psychopathology. Now let’s take a look at the archetypes that create those indicators. Carl Jung in the Collected Works, Volume 9, talks about the archetypes of the collective unconscious. As Jim Hollis described, the archetype …

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In the Living between Worlds post we discussed the general structure of the psyche from the Jungian perspective. Now we will take a detailed look at the Psychopathology Function. Nancy McWilliams published a second edition of her “Psychoanalytic Diagnosis” book, where she presented a modern psychoanalytic model of mental diseases, rendered as personality structures for …

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Living between Worlds

“Living between Worlds. Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times” is the latest book, written by Dr. James Hollis on the topic of modern challenges of coping with anxiety and help from Depth Psychology.  The author is Dr. James Hollis, or Jim, as we call him, is a well-known scholar in the field of Depth psychology. …

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