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


Structure of the Psyche

Structure of the 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 […]

Shadow and Jung

Shadow   The Shadow personifies everything that the subject refuses to acknowledge about himself and yet is always thrusting itself upon him directly or indirectly – for instance, inferior traits of character and other incompatible tendencies. Carl Jung   The Shadow is a central concept in Jungian psychology. The human being is born complete, not […]

Messages from life

Clique para Português Messages from life Jung, in his book – Memories, Dreams, Reflections – said that life asks questions from us. If we fail to start a dialogue with our Self, looking for answers to these questions, they will continue to haunt us and influence our actions without the knowledge of our Ego. The […]

The Unconscious Man

Clique para Portugues The Unconscious Man   The unconscious man? Is man uncounscious? A bus driver killed a passenger because of a change of 30 cents. Do you think that man is a rational animal ? Haa, haa, haa! The human being is partly rational, very partially. Our unconscious is a key factor in our […]

The four functions of the Psyche

(Clique para português) The four functions of the Psyche Jung postulated that the psyche has four functions. Two rational functions: Thinking and Feeling and two irrational functions: Intuition and Sensation. As a baby, when we start to grow, we give preference to one of the functions. This turns to be our principal function. Automatically, its […]

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