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

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Want Happiness?

Clique para Português Want Happiness?   Edward Edinger (1922-1998), a well-known writer and Jungian analyst, opens his book, The Creation of Consciousness, saying: “History and anthropology teach us that human society cannot long survive unless its members are psychologically contained in a central living myth. Such myth provides the individual with a reason for being.” […]

Death of God

 Clique para Português Death of God   A recent article that was emailed to me, unfortunately without mentioning the author, says: “the story of the Death of God might be expected to be the story of a bloody conflict between science and religion. This affirmation misses entirely the point. It should be pointing to the death […]

The Lost Myth

Clique para portugues The Lost Myth of the Western World   The world had  great problems in the XX century – two world war, one great economic recession and innumerable local wars. We hoped that, with the entrance of the Era of Aquarius, the world would improve. Well … it does not seem to be […]

The Meaning of Life

Click para portugues Human Beings in Search of the Meaning of Life   Carl Jung said that a human being without a myth “is like one uprooted, having no true link either with the past, or with the ancestral life which continues within him, or yet with contemporary human society.” (CW 5 p xxix) What […]

Happiness, Spirituality and the Christian Religion – The erosion of the Christian myth.

The erosion of the Christian myth Human beings yearn for happiness. In past centuries, this objective was assured, at least to Western people, by joining a Christian church. After two thousand years dominating the Western minds, the Christian myth is losing its radiance. This should concern us, since every civilization needs a sustaining myth to […]

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