Category Archives: Politics

The Myth of Blood Libel IV (“Exceptionalism & The Chosen People”)

At the heart of analytical psychology there is an important idea which Mythfire has surprisingly not yet mentioned. Some might consider it analytical psychology’s most central idea: individuation, defined by psychologist Murray Stein as “The process of psychic development that leads to … Continue reading

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The Myth of Blood Libel II (“Owning Your Shadow”)

This post continues to look at Sarah Palin’s post-Tucson “blood libel” video.[1] Last week, Mythfire suggested that each of us possesses what Swiss psychiatrist C.G. Jung calls a persona, further defined by analytical psychologist Murray Stein as “the psycho-social identity … Continue reading

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The Myth of Blood Libel (“The Adequate Persona”)

Following the shootings in Tucson there has been a call for less vitriol in political discourse, a toning down of verbal attacks on ideas and on one’s political opponents.  Civility toward one another is the operative word of the hour … Continue reading

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