Archives mensuelles : octobre 2020

JUNG, ZIZEK, RELIGION AND THE DEATH OF INDIVIDUATION

In a previous post, I am making a parallel between Dawkins and Freud in that they only envisage, and reject, an external creator god as ontologically significant. So they would be « naive » in the sense of simple, direct, uncomplicated. The … Lire la suite

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THE JUNG/DELEUZE CONVERGENCE

I am re-reading ANTI-OEDIPUS, and I have always regretted that their major examples of the « schizo-process » were either « pathological » ones: Schreber, Artaud, Nietzsche, or writers and artists. The example of Jung’s life, visions, and theories would have been both telling … Lire la suite

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JUNG’S BLACK BOOKS (3): commerce as the spirit of this time

In Jung’s BLACK BOOKS we have at last made available to us a unique document, the record of somebody’s visions while traversing a potentially psychotic breakdown and transmuting it into a psychological breakthrough. This person is not just any individual … Lire la suite

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JUNG’S BLACK BOOKS (2): incipit descensus ad inferos

In this post I will be discussing the incipit to Jung’s THE BLACK BOOKS. This passage is also the incipit to Jung’s descensus ad inferos, his descent into Hell. « A huge task lay before me – I saw its enormous … Lire la suite

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JUNG WAS AN ATHEIST (2): The God-Image is not God

The Death of God – Nietzsche The Death of God and the Rebirth of the God-Image – Jung The Rebirth of the God-Image conflated with a monistic God-concept – Edward Edinger and Old School Jungians The Death of God and … Lire la suite

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JUNG WAS AN ATHEIST (1): genetic phenomenology of the numinous image

Carl Jung was an atheist. Standard Jungians know this, but they do not say it outright. Jung is like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, etc in that he does not believe in an external entity creator of the universe. Jung’s « God » … Lire la suite

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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MY WRITINGS (10): Deleuze and Jung (and Hillman)

JUNG/DELEUZE (1): schizophrenia, individuation, and alchemy JUNG/DELEUZE (2): Shadow, Anima, and Self as conceptual personae JUNG/DELEUZE (3): re-naming, purging, and imaging updated: DESIRE, COMPLEXES, ASSEMBLAGES: Deleuze and Jung NOTHING TO DECLARE: the language of becoming in Deleuze and Hillman NOTE ON THE DELEUZE/HILLMAN CONVERGENCE MORE ON … Lire la suite

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JUNG’S BLACK BOOKS (1): An A-theological Treatise

Carl Jung’s BLACK BOOKS constitute an a-theological treatise (as in Bataille’s work), the protocols of a long, intense encounter and experimentation with the unconscious. They are the records of a private experience of collective import. These works are based on … Lire la suite

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ZIZEK’S QUANTUM DECONSTRUCTION: inconsistency vs indeterminacy

In the preceding post I made strategic use of Badiousian concepts, but this does not mean that I adhere to the system that englobes and ordinates these concepts. Badiou’s system is useful when you want to enlarge your vision from … Lire la suite

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WAITING AND OPENNESS vs SUBJECTIVE URGENCY: Althusser’s advice on method

« Politics is a protracted war. Do not be in a hurry. Try to see things far in advance, and know how to wait, today. Don’t live in terms of subjective urgency. Know, too, how to put your defeats to use. » … Lire la suite

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