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Cult Fictions

In a letter submitted to The New Republic and never published, Sonu Shamsasani criticizes Richard Wolin's review of Richard Noll's The Aryan Christ.


 

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The Cultural Complex and Archetypal Defenses of the Collective Spirit

In this terra-cotta relief from the Greco-Roman era we see the baby Zeus surrounded by his shieldbearing protectors, the Kouretes, also known as the Daimones. Had it not been for them, according to the myth, this child of Rhea and Kronos would have been devoured by his father, who was in the habit of swallowing his children. A Cretan hymn tells the story: "For here the shielded Nurturers took thee, a child immortal, from Rhea, and with noise of beating feet hid thee away."

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A Jungian Perspective on the Dissociability of the Self

In a paper presented in a public lecture at the C.G. Jung Education Center in Pittsburg, PA, Brian Skea discusses trauma, transference and transformation in relationship to the dissociated complex that can cause neurotic conflict or more serious disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or even psychosis.

 

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Thoughts on Evil

James M. Schultz uses Jung’s text, “Answer to Job,” to discuss the interlaced relationship of good and evil as well as their simultaneous existence within God, portrayed by the testing of Job. Schultz contends that because everything emanates from and belongs to God, there is evil within us. Therefore, the battlefield of choice is within us.



 

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