Topics: Complexes, Individuation, Family and Relationships.
Dweller on the Threshold: Individuation, Intimacy and Communal Life
The process of individuation is usually conceived as a solitary one, involving the intense investigation of the inner world in order to foster an ever-deepening link with the Self. This process of ego-Self connection requires not only an intimacy with intrapsychic elements, but also necessitates increasingly conscious intercourse with the outer world. The development of a Janus-faced consciousness on the part of the ego complex, capable of looking within and without and finding resonance in these two conventionally separate domains is one of the more important outcomes of submitting deliberately to individuation. In this course, ways to deepen interpersonal intimacy and foster a true sense of community will be explored within the context of the process of individuation as understood by Jungian psychology.
This video will help you to:
- Describe the process of individuation using terminology drawn from Jungian literature.
- Discuss how individuation contributes to an openness to true intimacy.
- Describe the structure and dynamics of community from and individual’s psychological vantage point.
- Analyze current social phenomena as examples of successful or unsuccessful individuation processes.
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