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Jung on Neurosis – Basic concepts of Jungian Psychology

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Jung on Neurosis

A neurosis is a situation of conflict between incompatible desires of the Ego and a complex of the unconscious, or if you prefer, a daemon that lives inside our unconscious mind.

Jung used to say that we don’t cure them, but they eventually cure us. When we work to understand and try to cure a neurosis, we are, indirectly conversing with our daemons and negotiating a solution that serves the Ego and the unconscious. The idea that they cures us is that it causes us discomforts that force us to take action to solve the problem.

More on Jung concepts: Jung on PsycheJung on ArchetypesJung on Individuation,Jung on DreamsJung on Active ImaginationJung on Psychological TypesJung on Psychological InflationJung on Projection.

I am Roberto Lima Netto, a Jungian. I write Jungian books – The Jungian BibleThe Little Prince for Grownups– and Psychological thrillers – The Amazon Shaman, – In Search of Happiness

Neurose

A neurose é uma situação de conflito entre os desejos incompatíveis do Ego e um complexo do inconsciente, ou, se preferir, um daemon que vive dentro da mente inconsciente.

Jung dizia que nós não curarmos nossas neuroses, mas elas eventualmente nos curam. Quando trabalhamos para compreender e tentar curar uma neurose, estamos, indiretamente, conversando com nossos daemons e negociando uma solução que serve ao Ego e ao inconsciente. A idéia de que as neuroses podem ser curadas nos levam a tomar medidas para tentar resolver o problema. E, eventualmente, ser curados.

Mais sobre conceitos junguianos:: Jung sobre PsiqueArquétiposIndividuação,SonhosImaginação AtivaTipos PsicológcosInflação psicologicaProjeção

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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