Happiness Academy Online

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


Self and jung

Self   The Self is not only the center but also the whole circumference, which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the center of this totality, just as the Ego is the center of consciousness. Carl Jung   Whereas Ego is the center of the conscious psyche, the Self is the center of both […]


Archetypes   The concept of Archetypes … is derived from the repeated observation that the myths and fairytales of world literature contain definite motifs which crop everywhere. We meet these same motifs in the fantasies, dreams, deliria and delusions of individuals living today. Carl Jung   Archetype is a difficult concept to grasp, but one […]

Hero and Heroine

Hero and Heroine   In this overpoweringly humdrum existence, alas, there is little out of the ordinary that is healthy, and not much room for conspicuous heroism. Not that heroic demands are never put to us: on the contrary—and this is just what is so irritating and irksome—the banal everyday makes banal demands upon our […]

Extroverted and Introverted

Extroverted and Introverted Personalities   Besides the many differences in human psychology, there are also typical differences. Two types especially became clear to me. I have termed them introverted and extroverted personalities. Carl Jung   Human beings act and react differently. Jung classified them in two attitude types: extroverted and the introverted. Extroversion: The attitude […]


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 […]


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 […]

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