Syndetic Paradigm, The
The Untrodden Path Beyond Freud and Jung
Publication Year: 2007
Published by: State University of New York Press
THE SYNDETIC PARADIGM
For those individuals, especially Jungian adherents, who experienced in my first book, C. G. Jung’s Psychology of Religion and Synchronicity,1 a championing of the Jungian position, coming to terms with the direction of this book will be no easy task, if it is at all possible to do. I am led to say this not only because of what I have come to understand about paradigmatic entrenchment...
1. SELF-ORGANIZING NATURE
In contrast to the conflict model of the Freudian Paradigm in which the struggle between the conscious and unconscious is ongoing and as such experiences no respite but that which comes through the intervention of the ego, within the Jungian Paradigm, the psyche as a total system is regarded as being self-regulating. The psyche, according to the assumptions of the Jungian Paradigm...
2. NATURE’S INTRINSIC MORALITY
Given the intricacies of the arguments to be studied in this section, we will need to follow a different format than we have used to date. Our approach up to this point has been to present the respective positions of the Jungian and Syndetic Paradigms successively. What we, however, now need to do is to examine the two paradigmatic positions concurrently...
3. SEXUAL ALCHEMY
In Western culture, discussions about human sexuality generally stay within the parameters of what we might characterize as the morality/ amorality polarity. This is to say, they are either conducted with reference to collective moral ideals or they are conducted without reference to morality at all. In the case of the former, what we have in the main been given...
4. THE EMPTY MANDALA
The 1930s marked Jung’s most prolific period of writing on the psychology of religion. Indeed it was out of the essays of that decade that that which would come to constitute the core of Jung’s theorizing about the psychology of religion emerged in the form of four salient themes. Those themes, presented in no particular order, are as follows...
Page Count: 332
Publication Year: 2007
Series Title: SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology
Series Editor Byline: Richard D. Mann See more Books in this Series
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