"The Origins and History of Consciousness",­ by Erich Neumann ( part 3 of 3 )

  • November 13, 2012 · 6:15 PM
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This will be our 3rd and final meetup to discuss this magnum opus.

Read pp. 257 - conclusion of text.

Book: The Origins and History of Consciousness

Author: Erich Neumann



Directions to John's in Astoria, Queens: Nearest subway is Astoria Blvd stop (N & Q trains) at 31st Street. From subway walk 10 blocks west down Hoyt Ave. South (south side of Triboro Bridge walking towards the river) till you get to 21st Street. Turn left. Take first right on 25th Road. First apartment building on the left (3-story red brick). John's cell:[masked]


This event is a free-form, roundtable discussion of readings from a book about or inspired by the ideas of Analytical (Jungian) Psychology and the Transpersonal perspective. We ask that members come prepared with passages or themes from the reading(s) that they wish to discuss with the group so that each discussion will focus on that which grabbed us each with the greatest force.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting! It's a pleasure to converse with intelligent, inquisitive people.

    November 14, 2012

  • John

    Thanks Jorge! Great to have you guys over, and really enjoyed the discussion of "projection, complex, and secondary personalization"...I think we made good headway into what those concepts mean in real life.

    November 14, 2012

  • Jorge

    Thank you John for being an amazing host. The conversation was stimulating and the chocolate brownies were FANTASTIC.

    November 14, 2012

  • Jorge

    Other favorite terms: collective shadow, recollectiivization, and "mass-man" ...........

    November 5, 2012

  • Jorge

    My favorite new terms: canalization, and secondary perosnalizations.

    November 1, 2012

  • Jorge

    I find the WHOLE section on "Seperation of the Systems" provocative. Particularly starting with p.321 and its explication on "rationalization" as a psychic process. Good shit.

    1 · October 26, 2012

  • Jeryl

    For anyone who attended Part Two: what were some of the most important themes/discussions that came up in the last meet up? Any particular sections/passages from the second portion of the reading that stood out for you? Looking forward to discussing the remaining part of this fascinating book with you all!

    October 18, 2012

    • Jorge

      Hey jeryl. I recall our discussion on jung's Stages of Life (uroboric, matriarchal, patriachal, integrative).

      1 · October 21, 2012

  • Jorge

    Has Neumann re-animated anyone's love and desires in rereading the myths?

    September 27, 2012

    • Jeryl

      For me, reading the book has rekindled my interest on the various transpersonal takes on evolutionary development; particularly that of Jean Gebser, a German philosopher who published his seminal work, The Ever Present Origin, around the same time as Neuman's book (1949). The two have allot in common (besides being German), as they both outline the historical development of egoic consciousness from a more primal unity, using myths and art. Reading the two together has the advantage of reinforcing (at least for me) each other's speculative theories from two very different vantage points..

      October 19, 2012

  • Trinity

    Sorry to miss the meeting and a chance to be at John 's lovely home.

    1 · October 9, 2012

  • Jorge

    Please note. We will meet at JOHN's apartment in Astoria for part 3. Manage your travel to arrive on time.

    September 25, 2012

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