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The capacity for people to kid themselves is huge. Living on illusions or delusions, and the re-establishing of these illusions or delusions requires a big effort to keep them from being seen through. But a very old idea is at work behind our current state of affairs: enantiodromia, or the Greek notion of things turning into their opposite.

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Hillman also rejects causality as a defining framework and suggests in its place a shifting form of fate whereby events are not inevitable but bound to be expressed in some way dependent on the character of the soul of the individual. Hillman does not believe that dreams are simply random residue or flotsam from waking life (as advanced by physiologists) but neither does he believe that dreams are compensatory for the struggles of waking life or are invested with “secret” meanings of how one should live as did Jung. He died at his home in Thompson Connecticut in 2011 from bone cancer.

Jung Institute in Zurich founded a movement toward archetypal psychology and retired into private practice writing and traveling to lecture until his death at his home in Connecticut on October 27 2011. He studied at and then guided studies for the C.

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