Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and by Jerome Bernstein

By Jerome Bernstein

Residing within the Borderland addresses the evolution of Western realization and describes the emergence of the ‘Borderland,' a spectrum of truth that's past the rational but is palpable to more and more members. development on Jungian idea, Jerome Bernstein argues larger openness to transrational truth skilled through Borderland personalities permits new percentages for realizing and therapeutic confounding medical and developmental enigmas. there are numerous humans whose reviews of truth is open air the mainstream of Western tradition; usually they see themselves as irregular simply because they've got no articulated body of reference for his or her adventure. the idea that of the Borderland character explains a lot in their adventure. In 3 sections, this publication examines the mental and scientific implications of the evolution of realization and appears at how the recent Borderland recognition bridges the mind-body divide. matters coated comprise: · Genesis: Evolution of the Western Ego · Transrational info in a Western scientific Context: Synchronicity · Trauma and Borderland Transcendence · Environmental disease complicated · Integration of Navajo and Western therapeutic methods for Borderland Personalities. dwelling within the Borderland demanding situations the normal medical version, which perspectives normality as a lack of pathology and which equates normality with the rational. Jerome S. Bernstein describes how psychotherapy itself frequently contributes to the alienation of Borderland personalities by way of misperceiving the variation among the pathological and the sacred. The case reviews incorporated illustrate the aptitude this has for inflicting critical psychic and emotional harm to the sufferer. This problem to the orthodoxies and complacencies of Western medicine’s thought of pathology will curiosity Jungian Analysts, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists and different physicians, in addition to educators of kids. Jerome S. Bernstein is a Jungian Analyst in inner most perform in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Pointedly, the goal was the development of this unique ego structure. “Dominion over the earth” was to be the means to that end. I am suggesting, however, that the underlying goal was not the simple control of the earth, but a boundaried and contained ego based on logic and the logos principle. This ego, unlike the ego merged-with-nature that preceded it, would elevate logic and left-brain thinking to the exclusion of the arational, the irrational, and the transrational, and right-brain functioning.

9 These could be said to have erupted out of the collective unconscious where, in the case of the new religions, they had lain as ungerminated psychic potential. Throughout this book I will be using the term “psyche” in the sense that Jung formulated it to include his concept of the collective unconscious. I would like the reader not familiar with Jungian literature and concepts to know that it is not just his struggle to grasp some of these concepts. These concepts – and in particular Jung’s concept of the Self – are difficult both to grasp and to put into words, as is witnessed by my own struggles to do so here and elsewhere in this book.

The various forms of the Holy People – Talking God, Calling God, First Man, First Woman, Changing Woman, Big Fly, Coyote, Wind, etc. – serve as mythological and symbolic messengers in a cosmology of all that is seen and unseen. They convey the knowledge of the way all things once were, and, in terms of basic order, the way that all things are intended to be. At the same time, each object, each symbol, each event has its own intrinsic spiritual form and purpose. We might take “wind” as one example as described in James K.

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