October 17, 2020

Jung Connections: Writing to Understand Myths and Symbols

A Form of Self-Education

Depth Psychology and Spiritual Tradition by Mats L. Winther

Winther explains, “I write on subjects that I'm anxious to understand. It is a form of self-education to formulate one's thoughts in a coherent article.”

Samples of Winther’s articles include…
  • The Boardgame Mandala: “The boardgame portrays the collective psyche in the form of mandala shapes… In particular, the boardgame can be understood as an equivalent of the vessel in medieval alchemy.”
  • The Sphinxlike Unconscious: “The enigma of the sphinx, in itself an apt symbol of the unconscious, is impenetrable due to the ultimately unknowable nature of the unconscious. Many-sidedness is its foremost characteristic.”

Photo by Jan Claire

In the Beginning

Poet You constellate the myths, O royal oracle of archetypes. Photo and poem by Jan Claire