HKSTA Study Group November 2021

The alchemical process is like psychoanalysis that starts from some seemingly useless things, like primitive materials, then transforms into a Philosopher’s stone. When we embark on a journey of psychoanalysis in a closed container, which is like a stable therapeutic environment, the primitive materials will gradually transform into priceless treasures. Alchemy symbolizes the process ofContinue reading “HKSTA Study Group November 2021”

HKSTA Study Group October 2021

This month we conclude our study of The Road to Enlightenment by learning from the insights of Hayao Kawai in his book Buddhism and the Art of Psychotherapy. Kawai first learns about Psychotherapy from the West in the United States. But after returning to Japan, he continues to develop further insights into the Jungian’s theoryContinue reading “HKSTA Study Group October 2021”

HKSTA Study Group September 2021

For this study group, we will look at some of the characters from the fairy tale of The Wizard of Oz to understand the road of enlightenment for the character of Dorothy.  “Symbolically this fairy tale describes how a person becomes healed and whole. The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion represent unexplored,Continue reading “HKSTA Study Group September 2021”

HKSTA Study Group August 2021

The Ten Oxen Herding pictures from The Orient are often used to describe the road to enlightenment in the Zen tradition.  We will explore whether this series of poems and pictures can be applied and understood from the Jungian perspective of Individuation. We will start by learning the meaning of the pictures and the poemsContinue reading “HKSTA Study Group August 2021”

HKSTA Study Group July 2021

The movie Forrest Gump begins with a white feather floating about in the breeze and gently landing next to Forrest’s foot.  The feather is blown about randomly by the wind and, Forrest says, “you never know what you’re gonna get”. If a feather was chanced upon on the ground, ancient people believed that it was theContinue reading “HKSTA Study Group July 2021”