Below is an entry about Attitude types within our psyche, the unconscious processes to which create our ego/consciousness and help us to have an understanding/perspective, of our external reality through our personas/personalities, and expression of our inner archetypes (patterns of behavior/patterns of thought). Below, is yet another, dream entry of mine. Everything is psychology, everything is connected to the symbolism within our unconscious mind.
From: Intro of The Basic Writings of C.G. Jung
Attitude types: Individuals interests analogy
-Attitude types is characterized by reactions to external and internal self creations to thoughts, feelings, images inside self, and reactions to surroundings and actions (outside one’s self).
Extraverted person: Interests are external; interests in surrounding objects – either concrete or abstract. i.e. factual, ideological, or emotional, engaging, and holding his interests through whatever appropriate channels are available to him. Extraverted person makes actions from environment, not from thoughts (emotions) inside self.
– Extraverted person’s life is mainly lived through his direct interaction, identification, to the object of interest outside himself.
Introverted person: is directed toward his inner life and internal reaction, be they his response to stimuli (things or actions) from the environment (surroundings), or the random thoughts (images), and feelings inside one’s self – out of the unconscious.
-introverted person derives values from inner thoughts, images, and feelings that enter their mind.
Function types: thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition.
-function types develop (put to conscious use and used as an adaptive tool which a person masters the tasks and problems he encounters through life) in varying degrees in every individual.
Intellectual pursuit: thinking function.
Creative pursuit: feeling and sensations (reaction to the feeling and senses in and outside self, forming an idea from the feelings and reactions from them).
Intuition: is the instinct that you follow to decide an action or goal.
– when an introverted person notices more of what’s outside himself – noticing his surroundings – along with his inner self, he’ll have a richer well balanced life, and be in touch with all function types; he’ll notice the function types submerged in the unconscious (i.e. intellectuals notice feelings and sensations while artists notices thinking and rational part of self as well).
– getting in touch with all functions gives greater degree of “wholeness”, of more understanding of judgment and experiences in oneself and outside oneself.
Individuation: statement of a fact observed and experienced in numerable times throughout one’s life (part of “growth” and getting in touch with all functions as one grows up and experiences throughout their life.
– Functions and attitude types of individuation make up the psychology of the spirit. Growth at all levels includes spiritual development.
-Life of the spirit resides in the psyche (unconscious) and evolves through all levels of existence (thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition), evolves in certain principles and forms called archetypes.
– the individuation process lies at the core of all spiritual experience because it’s part of a creative transformation of inner self, and reflects the ‘archetypal’ experience of an “inner birth” (awakening). The impact of symbol (alchemy) become the experience of meaning, and the archetypal image because “psychic truth” and reality. This is where the connection between psychology and religion lies.
Archetypes: are basic forms and path ways in which our psyche is being enacted, and at any stage of our existence is being enacted, and at which at any stage of development exert their influence. Archetypes are a lot of times called heroes and deities.
– The life histories and events of these beings are mythologies. Mythologies reflect the immediate and spontaneous manner the inner life of the psyche (unconscious) of any culture or any religious beliefs.
Validity in adaption – symbolism contained in writing of medical alchemical literature: alchemists.”
I had my first dream about an animal. This is the only one I can recall from that night. Me, my sister, brothers Ryan and Dylan, and Kelly were there, and my mother. The dream was darkly lit, I couldn’t see where we were. All I saw was a gray cat and white cat on the floor giving birth to kittens. I remember looking down and she was pushing out the last kitten, she gave birth to five.
“Oh that’s so cool!” says Kelly, amazed by seeing the birth of the kittens. Everyone laughs jokingly. They are taking it as no big deal. I stay silent. The whole time I was concentrating on the cat and what she was going through giving birth. I tried to feel what she was feeling. I felt no pain from her. Not the sense of pain as us humans feel. All I felt coming from the cat is survival instincts, her wanting to protect her kittens and teach them to hunt and survive. She had no thoughts of pain. In fact, she was completely calm, though course tired. I woke up with the feeling of realization. My thoughts were still of amazement of that cat and her will power. To be honest, now that I look back, I felt as if I was that cat. She symbolized me, and my will to understand the pains of survival and life, while others such as my family, are clueless to it.