Tagged ‘culture’

Collectively we live in a culture that discards the past as irrelevant, and individually we are convinced that we create ourselves anew every day.

• James Hollis – Hauntings •

The European national self, as described by early twentieth century psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, was structured as a modern counterpart to the primitive and colonized other.

• Sam Kimbles – Phantom Narratives •

Why is there such a vast self-help industry in this country? Why do all these selves need help? They have been deprived of something by our psychological culture, a sense that there is some purpose that has come with them into the world.

• James Hillman •