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Jungian Bandages and the Two Halves of Life We’re Still Living

Mary Karr’s new book on memoir begins with this epigraph from Thomas Merton. It is about the false self we all carry with us. It is amazing. Every one of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false self. I wind my experiences around myself and cover myself with glory like bandages in order […]

Part X and the Death and Resurrection of Hollywood

Lots of interesting connections and disconnections to be found in the New Yorker profile of Barry Michels, therapist to the stars. Michels is an interesting conglomeration of Jungian psychoanalyst, self-help guru, and Alcoholic Anonymous-style breakdown-inducing tough love. You have to slog through a fair amount of nonsense, but the stuff about judgment as it relates […]

Karl Jung, The Shadow Side and Romans 7

Lately I have become interested in the work of the (in)famous psychologist Karl Jung, especially his studies on the “shadow self.” Here are a few amazing quotes from this brilliant man that I think resonate deeply with what St. Paul says in Romans Chapter 7. Unfortunately there can be no doubt that man is, on […]