Volume 8, Issue 2 pp. 20-35 | DOI: 10.1080/19342039.2014.900416
- Published in Volume 8, Issue 2, 2014
- Published online: 29 May 2014
One of C. G. Jung’s seminal concepts is the union of the opposites, a process that leads to a higher coniunctio. I propose that when we alchemically dissolve numerous frames and perspectives dealing with a similar issue, we may dissolve these similarities to constellate a unique synthesis and a deeper understanding of the issue. In this article, I blend the Indian healing traditions, allopathic psychiatry, and analytical psychology with the emerging research in neuroscience. I consider the emerging research in the triune brain, microchimerism, junk DNA, mirror neurons, and the neuroplastic impact of purposefulness, resilience, and the healing image. Some of the possible theoretical and clinical implications of these neuroscientific frontiers are explored in a preliminary manner.