A Flower with Many Petals: Contemporary Implications of C.G. Jung and Jane Roberts
The model of the human psyche theorized by Carl Gustav Jung is a self - contained construct that requires that certain instinctual needs be met for the individual, and for cultures. This construct provides a supportive framework for harmonious existence. The model provided by mystic Jane Roberts, while similar, contends that the human psyche is a portion of a larger spiritual, teleological structure. When the individual's environment, or the culture itself, does not provide support externally, the individual psyche will seek its sense of balance from its own "collective unconscious," often exhibiting neurotic or selfish behavior and joining mass movements with other individuals who are likewise affected. The current global situation is caused, in a large part, by core cultural belief systems and practices, which prohibit individuals from achieving their instinctual sense of "wholeness." Sources consulted include the published works of Jung and Roberts, and psychological, sociological, and scientific works that indicate possible directions through which these problems are currently seeking solutions.
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Congdon, Kristin G.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Jung, C. G. -- (Carl Gustav) -- 1875-1961; Roberts, Jane -- 1929-1984
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Stevens, John, "A Flower with Many Petals: Contemporary Implications of C.G. Jung and Jane Roberts" (2004). HIM 1990-2015. 402.