Red Book, Middle Way - How Jung Parallels the Buddha's Method for Human Integration - Robert M. Ellis

Red Book, Middle Way - How Jung Parallels the Buddha's Method for Human Integration - Robert M. Ellis

God as Integrative Archetype

Red Book, Middle Way - How Jung Parallels the Buddha's Method for Human Integration - Robert M. Ellis

Robert M. Ellis [+-]
Middle Way Society
Robert M Ellis has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a Cambridge BA in Oriental Studies and Theology. Originally from a Christian background, he spent about 20 years practising Buddhism, including as a member of the Triratna Order. However, he now describes himself as a Middle Way practitioner without exclusive loyalty to any one religious tradition. Over the last 20 years he has developed Middle Way Philosophy, initially in his Ph.D. thesis. This is best described as a practical and integrative philosophical approach, incorporating many elements not only from Buddhism but also from psychology, neuroscience, and other aspects of Western thought. In 2013 he founded the Middle Way Society (www.middlewaysociety.org) to develop and apply Middle Way Philosophy beyond the limitations of the Buddhist tradition, both in theory and practice. Robert has earned a living for more than 20 years as a teacher and tutor of philosophy and related subjects. He has previously published both academic and introductory books about Middle Way Philosophy, and recently a parallel book on Christianity, ‘The Christian Middle Way’.

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Explores Jung’s archetypal view of God as a Middle Way between Nietzsche’s ‘God is Dead’ and traditional Christianity representing our forward glimpse of potential integration. The Buddha had a similar archetypal encounter with Brahma Sahampati.

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Ellis, Robert. God as Integrative Archetype. Red Book, Middle Way - How Jung Parallels the Buddha's Method for Human Integration. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 37-55 Oct 2020. ISBN 9781800500099. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40402. Date accessed: 27 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40402. Oct 2020

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