Active Imagination

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Along with exploring dream contents, Jung shared another process, not as well known, for getting in touch with the contents of the Collective Unconscious.  Active Imagination is a meditation technique that leads to a quasi-dream state encounter with the same types of images and experiences we have while dreaming.

His own references to this process are scattered through a variety of works, but this search page offers a variety of great resources to explore this most effective of alchemical procedures.

I’m introducing this theme to begin building a frame of reference for when future posts refer to active imagination.

Author: Richard Reeve

I'm the Senior Director of Development at Panthera, a global conservation organization committed to stemming the population decline of cats in the wild. I enjoy rural living with my wife Judith and our two children in the Catskill Mountains of New York.