Culture and Psyche

The Pattern of the Lion

In 1985, the late Frank N. McMillan, Jr. donated funds to his alma mater, Texas A&M University, to endow the worldÂ’s first professorship in Analytical Psychology. Born in 1927, McMillan experienced a childhood immersed in the now almost vanished natural world of rural America. Inspired by an early archetypal experience, as an adult McMillan set out on the quest for meaning that transcended the limits of his traditional Christian background and propelled him into a firsthand encounter with the autonomous reality of the psyche. This search ultimately led to Jung.

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Hope and Fear

Paul Valery captured our problem in one line: "We hope vaguely, but dread precisely."

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Disillusioned Brothers

Clinton might have integrated that powerful spirit in the land with the values of the secular republic created by our very religious and tolerant founding fathers. He had the opportunity to be a Lincolnesque figure in American politics. Instead he acted out the worst fears we have about ourselves and he opened the door to the more severe repercussions of our natural conservatism.

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Navigating a Breakpoint in History

...as we look towards the coming decades, we cannot escape the fact that some great phase of the human experience is dying, while some new stage seeks to take shape....

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The Cultural Complex

Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society. Ed. Thomas Singer and Samuel L. Kimbles.   Just published by Brunner-Routledge, 2004:   "Based on Jung's theory of complexes, this book offers a new perspective on the psychological nature of conflicts between groups and cultures by introducing the concept of the cultural complex...."

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