Show Notes Episode 28 – James Hollis: Myths That Live Us!

When people discuss the work of Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology, terms like “ego,” “archetype” and “God” may mean entirely different things.

Paul talks definitions and all things Jungian with noted scholar, prolific author and Jungian analyst Dr. James Hollis in this very special Living 4D episode.

Learn more about Tracking The Gods: The Movement of Archetypal Powers in Our Time master class taught by Dr. Hollis that’s recommended by Paul at this link.

Show Notes

  • “More people organize their lives around the search for material abundance than any other single value, at least in the Western world.” (7:12)
  • Fundamentalism is just an escape from dealing with the real complexities of life. (21:35)
  • “The problem comes with the inflation of the ego, the fantasy that it’s in charge.” (25:32)
  • More suffering comes out of a disconnection from meaning than anything else. (32:28)
  • How do the soul and spirit interact? (35:42)
  • “Inside of every acorn is the potential of the whole blossoming tree. And so it is for each of us. That’s the self as a verb, not as a noun.” (39:35)
  • The biggest neuroses in Western civilization: Our attitudes toward aging and mortality. (42:05)
  • “Our central task is to not become loyal agents of the state or children our parents are going to be proud of. It’s to become yourself in a non-selfish way.” (45:23)
  • Defining the archetype. (48:59)
  • Ethics vs. morals. (57:25)
  • The true meaning of civil disobedience. (58:31)
  • The four basic functions that myth serves. (1:00:12)