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

Gnostic versus Agnostic

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’s ‘Seven Sermons to the Dead’ have a markedly different approach to the rest of the Red Book , which arguably suggests conflict in Jung’s own experience. I argue that on the whole the Seven Sermons offer a metaphysical approach to interpreting human experience that is basically in conflict with the Middle Way as Jung presents it in the rest of the book. This also reflects wider conflicts in Jung’s work as a whole.

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Ellis, Robert. Gnostic versus Agnostic. Red Book, Middle Way - How Jung Parallels the Buddha's Method for Human Integration. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 170-183 Oct 2020. ISBN 9781800500099. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40411. Date accessed: 16 Apr 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40411. Oct 2020

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