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A Blog about Psychology (Jungian), Spirituality and Happiness, By Roberto Lima Netto.


Complex   Everyone knows nowadays that people have complexes; what is not so well known is that complexes can have us. Carl Jung   Complexes are psychic fragments, which have split off from conscience owing to traumatic influences or certain incompatible tendencies. Do you know how a complex is formed? Do you know that it […]


Dreams  The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the psyche, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness may extend. Carl Jung   We can distinguish two types of dreams: […]

Active imagination

Active imagination   A fantasy is more or less your own invention, and remains on the surface of personal things and conscious expectations. But active Imagination, as the term denotes, means that the images have a life or their own and that the symbolic events develop according to their own logic – that is, of […]


Individuation   I use the term “individuation” to denote the process by which a person becomes a psychological “in-dividual“, that is a separate indivisible unity or whole   Individuation is the process of acquiring more consciousness. When Adam and Eve ate the apple, the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, they got more conscious. […]


Libido  The finest of all symbols of libido is the human figure, conceived as a demon or hero. Carl Jung  The word libidinous means, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “feeling or relating to strong sexual desires”. This definition carries a Freudian concept that considered libido as sexual energy. The Jungian concept of libido is more […]


Synchronicity  My preoccupation with the psychology of the unconscious processes long ago compelled me to look about for another principle of explanation, because the causality principle seemed to me inadequate to explain certain remarkable phenomena of the psychology of the unconscious. Carl Jung  Many phenomena that happen in the world may be produced by a […]

Jung – Structure Psyche

Structure – Psyche   Human beings, especially we Westerns, have the illusion that our psyche is our Ego. The Ego is only a small part of our mind, comprising its conscious portion.   We keep, inside our psyche, a larger part, the collective unconscious. One could say that the collective unconscious is merely a mirage because […]

Jung – Persona

Persona   The persona is the individual’s system of adaptation to or the manner he assumes in dealing with the world. Every calling or profession, for example, has its characteristic persona.   In the ancient Greek plays, the actors used a mask to represent their characters. In the present world, we do not use a […]

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