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Jung’s “New Age” Will Have An Ecological Framework

Abstract: Jungian psychology can offer an archetypal perspective on our dysfunctional relationship with the environment and can give us a framework for developing the paradigm shift Jung knew was coming in the West. The concept of the collective unconscious is invaluable in this process, which presents a significant Jungian contribution to the relatively new field of ecopsychology: a study of how our perceptions, values and behaviors affect the environment. Hermes is perhaps the most important Greek god for allowing us to put Jung’s “new age” into an ecological framework.

Dennis Merritt has an MA in Humanistic Psychology from Sonoma State-CA, a PhD in insect pathology (microbial control of insect pests) from UC-Berkeley, and is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of Analytical Psychology-Zurich. He practices as a Jungian analyst and ecopsychologist in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His four-volume Dairy Farmer’s Guide to the Universe: Jung, Hermes, and Ecopsychology (website: EcoJung.com) emphasizes the ecopsychological dimensions of Jungian theory and practice. His blog has articles on Jung and climate change, guns and the American psyche, and Hunger Games from a Jungian, political, and environmental perspective.

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