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How To Become Whole (Carl Jung & The Individuation Process)

Kie Einzelgänger | 9:19

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Conscious and unconscious. Do not make a hole when one of them is suppressed and injured by the other. If they must contend, let it at least be a fair fight with equal rights on both sides. Both are aspects of life.


In my previous video about the shadow, I've discussed the world of the unconscious and how we can recognize its manifestations in our behavior. According to Swiss psychiatrist Carl Young, the ultimate self realization is the integration of the unconscious into the conscious. This is called the individuation process.


First of all, thank you, Daniel for your generous PayPal donation, and thank you Matt and seeking Spire for supporting me on Patreon. I appreciate it very much. Now let's dive in. The process of individuation is complicated. So for making this video, I've tried to simplify the information I found when studying it and combine it with a few observations.


Before we get into the individuation process itself, it is essential to clarify the associated elements, the self, the ego, the persona. The conscious and unconscious, the shadow and the an and animus. Now, according to young, at the core of our personality, there's something called the self. The self is the totality of the conscious and unconscious.


The problem, however, is that the vast majority of the self lies hidden in the unconscious part of that unconscious cannot be entered. There's a personal unconscious that consists of all information of an individual's mind, which is not readily available like repressed or forgotten memories about oneself or the environment.


There's also a collective unconscious that is basically the same for all human beings, and it's probably shared among all members of a same species. For example, dogs are collectively driven by the same instincts. The same is true for humans. You noticed that the human collective unconscious brings forth a series of archetypal figures as well, which are universal symbols that we see in mythologies all across the world.


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