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Ancient Wisdom, Archetypes, and the Psyche with Psychologist, Dr. Miles Neale | Mind Meld 359

Psychologist, author, and long-time Tibetan Buddhist, Dr. Miles Neale returns!
In this one, we muse about lost ancient knowledge, whether or not we’re heading toward mass awakening or delusion, and Miles’ painful decision to put his spiritual life first (which involved moving his family to the other side of the world). We also riff on the importance of Carl Jung, Tibetan Buddhism, trusting psyche, and much more.

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Carl Jung on God and the Mystery of Existence

How did the great mythopoetic psychiatrist, Carl Jung, view God? When Jung was asked whether or not he believed in God in a now-famous 1959 BBC interview near the end of his life, he mused, “I don’t believe, I know.” But what did he mean by that? What view of God does a lifetime of inquiry into medicine, the psyche, and the esoteric lead to? As we’ll see in In this transmission, Jung’s view on the great mystery existence is both compelling and cryptic. It opens the door to massive philosophical questions that we all have to process.

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Psychological Alchemy, the Hermes Archetype and Carl Jung

What if we have “the gods” all wrong? What if they’re not bygone superstitions of ancient cultures, but living archetypes that are endemic to the human psyche?

Mythopoetic thinkers like psychiatrist, Carl Jung argued just that. But there’s one archetype that Jung and many others were (and are) particularly interested in. The Greeks called him Hermes, the Romans, Mercury.

What is about this figure that captivates the curiosity of so many great minds? What does the archetype really symbolize? Why does Hermes stay in the zeitgeist? Why is he associated with the phenomenon of synchronicity? Why did Jung place him at the center of both the alchemical process and individuation? In this transmission, we’ll explore all of the above and more!

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