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

Integrating the Shadow

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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Jung puts a lot of emphasis on recognising and accepting evil within ourselves, and thus on the interdependence of good and evil. This is graphically shown in several visions which both illuminate the psychological nature of evil and give indications of how to approach it. The Middle Way of engaging with evil without repressing it is again crucial, and can also be illustrated by the Buddha’s encounters with Mara.

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Ellis, Robert. Integrating the Shadow. Red Book, Middle Way - How Jung Parallels the Buddha's Method for Human Integration. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 100-111 Oct 2020. ISBN 9781800500099. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40406. Date accessed: 22 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40406. Oct 2020

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