Light and Shadow – A Peek into our Unconscious – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
Light and Shadow
A Peek into our Unconscious
In the Eye of the Storm
An individual response to the Global Crisis
May 15, 2020
Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst
Robert BJ Jakala PH.D., Jungian Psychotherapist
In a storm, the safest place is in the eye of the storm. My colleague BJ and I will share our daily reflections on this centering process from an Analytical perspective, sharing from the repertoire of our personal and professional experience. BJ is a psychologist and a photographer and will pick an image of the day that catches him in this collective crisis. I will amplify it from a Jungian Analytical perspective. We hope that this may offer you a baby step on the path to your own unique response to this chaos.
This question, regarding the nature of the unconscious, brings with it the extraordinary intellectual difficulties with which the psychology of the unconscious confronts us. Such difficulties must inevitably arise whenever the mind launches forth boldly into the unknown and invisible. (Jung, 1960b, p. 184)
The railing allows visitors to get onto parts of the hillside where the Buddhists carved out caves from the Black Basaltic rock to enclose statues, inscriptions, etc. The guardrail did two things that I can think of as I walked. One, provided balance support on the climb up or down. Two, it functioned as a blockade to prevent tourists from getting onto more dangerous formations. It allowed a close visit but not full immersion. It let me get familiar with some of the landscape on foot, more visually and then of course there was some the was not visible nor visit able.
When I was a child, I was taught about boundaries and safety in my family. Then as I grew […]