FORUM OF WISCONSIN
Carl Jung, the founder of Jungian Psychology, was one of the great minds of the twentieth century. His ideas regarding the integrative function of psyche and the psychological development of the individual toward wholeness were revolutionary in his day, and continue to be so when contrasted to the medical model of psychopathology dominant today in psychology.
An early collaborator with Freud in the new field of psychoanalysis, Jung went beyond Freud's narrow view of psyche as solely ego consciousness. Based on his work with patients, his own self-analysis, and his interdisciplinary and multicultural researches, Jung came to understand that psyche is more than ego and encompasses a sphere of wisdom greater than the individual ego.
Jung named this sphere the Collective Unconscious, a limitless world of collective wisdom built up over many thousands of years of human development and made accessible through dreams, active imagination, and other creative processes. The language of the Collective Unconscious is that of symbol; its goal is the promotion of ongoing development by guiding and supporting one's journey through life by way of the archetypal symbol, in whatever form it manifests. Jung named this process of widening consciousness Individuation: the individual's journey to wholeness as a unique person, related to both the inner and outer world.
There are different roads to wholeness. Jung’s psychology provides one route to greater consciousness and connectedness with life - a path to a fuller humanity, aligned with the transcendent dimension of human existence.
To learn more about C.G. Jung and the psychology that bears his name, please view the Jung film, The Wisdom of the Dream- A Life of Dreams.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
- C.G. Jung