Children, and the symbol of the child, produce an incredibly strong emotional/instinctual response in us. And I think that there is scarcely any time of the year when the potential for that archetypal response gets more activated than in the "back to school" season.
I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That's when I was born. ~ Charlie Parker In this quote, jazz great Charlie Parker describes a…
Male individuation is the uniquely individual path that underlies individual therapy for men. Often, discussions about "therapy for men" lapse into really regrettable stereotypes that would be completely unacceptable in discussions about therapy for women. Is there a way beyond this?
In “Individual therapy, Individuation & Masks, 2“, I dealt with the “overly thick” persona or social mask — but can the mask also be overly thin? A number of my readers have pointed out in responses to that earlier post that it most certainly can — and that’s an individuation issue! Not…
The persona (Latin for "mask"), or social self that the individual shows to the world can become so artificial and entrenched that no one -- including the person wearing the mask -- knows who the individual really is.
Jung saw that we all conceal our true nature to at least some extent , and identified it with a particular structure in the personality: the persona, which means "mask" in Latin. Mask is an deep thing in all of us.